Science Meets Business CaféThursday, May 17, 2018
BioPartner Center Leiden, building 1
J.H. Oortweg 21, Leiden
This month, due to Ascension Day, our cafe will not be on the regular second Thursday of the month, but on the third Thursday, May 17th. After an awesome special at HUBspot last April 17th, we will return to BioPartner 1 for the May Cafe with three speakers on the subjects of science and business. This month with an exciting bunch of young entrepreneurs. Claim your (free) spot now!
Don't forget to let us know you will be joining!
Discovering Bacteria Stressing Cells
Laurens ter Haar | iGEM Leiden | Team member
This year the iGEM Leiden team will try to create a library of reporters that respond to stresses in different cellular pathways, by fusing stress-induced promoters to pigmented chromoproteins in E. coli. In this manner, stress-inducing compounds can be discovered with greater ease and developed for application in combination therapy, aimed at inducing synthetic lethality and countering antimicrobial resistance.
Chronically Treating TNBC
Bart Wuurman | Hercules Pharmaceuticals | CEO
As multiple entrepreneur and pharmaceutical scientist, Bart Wuurman has been instrumental to the successful exits of biotech companies Lanthio Pharma and AM-Pharma in The Netherlands and Antisoma in the United Kingdom. He was involved with raising approximately € 80 million in equity funding. Before becoming CEO, Bart was VP Business Development and Licensing for Antisoma plc and Medeva plc in the United Kingdom, where he was responsible for out-licensing deals worth over €700 million.
Thymo Vlot | Hyperloop Delft | Chief Partnerships
Since the release of the Hyperloop white-paper by Elon Musk the interest in the Hyperloop concept skyrocketed. The idea is to travel in a low pressure tube, reducing air resistance, through which transport will become cheaper, more efficient and faster.
Students all over the world are challenged by SpaceX to compete in the Hyperloop competition. SpaceX builds a half-size tube, students build a half-size pod. Doing this, the development of the Hyperloop concept will get an enormous boost and the realization of the Hyperloop will get closer every day!
17:00 – Walk-in
17:30 – Speakers & discussion
18:30 – Networking & drinks
20:00 – Round-up
If you would like to attend, please RSVP here.
SAVE THE DATE!
Every second Thursday of the month
Did you know that the SmB Cafe is hosted every second Thursday of the month*? The default location is BioPartner 1 in the Leiden BioScience Park, but our special cafes are usually hosted at a special location, two times a year. So stay up to date!
* Except for when they collide with national holidays.
Dates to note for before summer 2018:
JUNE 14th - Including Summer BBQ