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Copenhagen Life Science Summit ’18

May 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Synapse – Life Science Connect will be hosting the third annual edition of Copenhagen Life Science Summit on Friday May 18th. Five prominent, extremely skilled and visionary professionals will elaborate on subjects relevant to life science.

The distinguished speakers will discuss the current state of the life science industry and what the future is likely to hold. Subjects such as innovation, antibody therapies, medtech, and the resulting opportunities and challenges will be elucidated. The speakers are invited to share their inputs on these subjects from an inspiring personal angle. The conference will also include a fireside chat with the theme: “Benefits of interdisciplinarity within life sciences”. Moreover, there will be ample opportunities for the participants to network with each other and get in touch with our partner companies from the life science industry, which will be present at the summit with a stand.



08.30 – 09.15: Registration opens + light breakfast

09.15 – 09.30: Opening speech by the Chairman of Synapse – Life Science Connect, Marcus Jørgensen

09.30 – 10.10: Søren Bregenholt, Chairman of the Board, Medicon Valley Alliance

10.10 – 10.30: Coffee break

10.30 – 11.10: Jan van de Winkel, CEO of Genmab

11.20 – 12.00: Janine Erler, Professor at Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, UCPH

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch and networking

13.00 – 13.40: Richard Wright, General Manager of Roche Denmark

13.40 – 13.55: Coffee break

13.55 – 14.35: Mads Emil Mathiasen, CEO of CathVision

14.35 – 14.50: Coffee break

14.50 – 15.50: Fireside chat: “Benefits of interdisciplinarity within life sciences”
Moderator: Morten Sommer, Professor at DTU
Guests: Niklas Magnell, Associate Director at AstroZeneca BioVentureHub
Anna Haldrup, Head of Department of Food Sciences at UCPH
Anna Gran, New Ventures Lead, Nordics at Johnson&Johnson Innovation

15.50 – 17.00: Networking session with company stands. Wine and snacks will be served.


The Ceremonial Hall (Festsalen) of the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) at Frue Plads, 1165 Copenhagen.


Price: 50 DKK – includes a light breakfast, coffee and tea, lunch and snacks!

NB: The fee of 50 DKK is non-refundable.

We are looking forward to see you on the 18th of May!


May 18, 2018
8:30 am - 5:30 pm


KU’s Festsal
Frue plads 1
Copenhagen, 1168
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