IMI – New opportunities for drug research in Europe

Start Date 12/10/2011

Over 50 people attended IMI’s half-day conference in Krakow, Poland, entitled ‘IMI – New opportunities for drug research in Europe’ on 12 October. The event was a session of the Congress of Polish Biotechnology and the Central European Congress of Life Sciences (Eurobiotech), which ran from 12-15 October at Krakow’s Nowa Huta Cultural Centre (NCK).

Participants in the special IMI session learnt how IMI works and heard about the many benefits of project participation. The session also featured a spotlight on the benefits and opportunities offered by IMI to researchers in Poland and elsewhere. The IMI session closed with a networking cocktail. In addition, IMI had a stand at the Eurobiotech exhibition.


Introducing IMI

IMI session at Eurobiotech. Photo - Joanna UchtoIMI – reinvigorating pharmaceutical research in Europe
Andrzej Rys, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, European Commission and member of the IMI Governing Board

IMI – achievements and opportunities
Michel Goldman, Executive Director, IMI

The revised IMI Scientific Research Agenda
Daan Crommelin, Dutch Top Institute Pharma and vice-chair of the IMI Scientific Committee

Central and eastern European participation in IMI projects

U-BIOPRED– taking on severe asthma
Marek Sanak, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland

Pharmatrain – improving pharmaceutical education in Europe
Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

IMI in Poland

Molecular Biotechnology for Health: Operational Programme Innovative Economy grants at Jagiellonian University, possibilities for IMI projects
Jozef Dulak, Jagiellonian University

What industry brings to IMI
Richard Bergström, Director General, EFPIA

What IMI means for Poland
Maciej Bagiński, Gdansk University of Technology

Support for potential participants in health and health-related calls
Anna Pytko, National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU

  • IMI Principal Scientific Manager Fatiha Sadallah gave a presentation during a conference session on personalised medicine. Download her presentation

About Eurobiotech 

Researchers from across central Europe and beyond descended on Krakow for the IV Congress of Polish Biotechnology and the Central European Congress of Life Sciences (Eurobiotech), which were combined for the first time.

The event was organised by the Jagiellonian University, the University of Agriculture in Krakow, and the Biotechnology Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences.