November 8 – 11, 2022 | CCCB Sala Teatre & Online
The 2022 BIST Conference will bring together the BIST Community and its many stakeholders and partners, both local and international, to discuss the latest advances and developments in a key research area for BIST: precision medicine. The conference main day will take place on November 10th in Barcelona with keynote talks, round-table discussions, selected flash talks and posters. Online satellite sessions will be held from the 8th to the 11th November.
Precision medicine has become an urgent area of study within human health, with significant research efforts ramping up globally since the human genome was first sequenced in the early 2000s. A patient-centred and comprehensive approach to healthcare, precision medicine incorporates an individual’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle into targeted disease prevention and treatment plans, with the goal of maximising quality of life and of healthcare.
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the BIST centres drive research in precision medicine through in-depth studies of life-altering disease using a variety of approaches and techniques such as genomics, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, bioengineering, and photonics. The need for such joint efforts has become increasingly transparent amid the current global health crisis, and BIST aims to foster multidisciplinary research to address these challenges.
The 2022 BIST Conference will bring together the BIST Community and its many stakeholders and partners, both local and international, to discuss the latest advances and developments in precision medicine within the BIST centres and beyond. Presentations and discussions will cover a broad range of topics including devices, genetics and genomics, high-throughput technologies, modelling (e.g.: stem cells, organoids, systems biology), non-invasive monitoring and imaging, precision therapies (e.g.: CAR-T), and testing and biomarkers.
Three Satellite online sessions will take place to complement the conference. A first satellite on Arts and Science will open the Conference on Tuesday November 8. On Wednesday November 9, a satellite on Diversity in Science will take place. Finally, on November 11, which marks the first day on the Setmana de la Ciència, a satellite event entitled Es poden fer medicaments a mida? Què és la Medicina de Precisió? addressed to secondary and high-school students will take place.
Thursday, 10 November 2022 (Conference Main Day). CCCB, Barcelona
*The Programme will be finalised and updated in the following weeks.
|“la Caixa” Foundation – BIST Chemical Biology Programme presentation – TBD
Irene Marco Rius, IBEC Junior Group Leader.
|10:30||Poster session and coffee|
|Keynote lecture – TBD
Geoff Macintyre, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)
|Selected flash talks – Modeling, Genetics and Genomics, and Precision Therapies
|13:20||Lunch and poster session|
|Selected flash talks – Non-invasive monitoring and imaging, Devices, High Throughput
|16:10||Coffee break and posters|
|Conversation: How to put precision medicine discoveries to work?
Satellite events – Online
BIST Conference Committees
BIST Conference Scientific Committee: Jorge Ferrer from CRG; Núria Montserrat and Irene Marco Rius from IBEC; Turgut Durduran from ICFO; José A. Garrido and Víctor Puntes from ICN2; and Patrick Aloy and Cayetano Gonzalez from IRB Barcelona.
BIST Conference Organizing Committee: Gloria Lligadas from CRG; Anke Kleff from IBEC; Lydia Sanmartí from ICFO; Mónica H. Pérez-Temprano from ICIQ; Àlex Argemí from ICN2; and Zoila Babot, Marta Llorens and Gabby Silberman from BIST.