Subject: VPH Newsletter: October 2017

Horizon 2020, the European Union research program, runs the risk of having a smaller budget for the coming year 2018.
- JRC- Supporting chemical safety assessment with computational models of the skin
Scientists from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) contributed to the review of in silico models that have been developed for the prediction of skin permeability.

- New survey on application of big data
HMA/EMA Joint Task Force on Big Data launches a survey on application of big data by industry across drug development pathway

- Commission launches the 2018 Edition of the Women Innovators Prize
The EC launched the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.
- Juncker Plan: Investment Plan finances innovative medical research with a €75 million loan to Evotec
The Investment Plan for Europe continues to support innovative projects in the health sector.

- European Researchers’ Night 2017 in 12th round
The 12th edition took place on 29 Sept 2017 giving people across Europe the chance to discover science in an more entertaining and relaxed way in more than 340 cities in the EU and neighbouring countries.

By registering you will be added to a database of experts that may be selected to evaluate tenders or monitor activities related to programmes that receive EU funding.
On 15 September 2017 a meeting was hosted by Insigneo at the University of Sheffield to explore establishing a UK Chapter of the VPHi
University of Auckland researchers show what a live beating heart looks like when it’s having a heart attack.
From the 20th to the 22nd of September 2017, a conference dedicated to innovation in pediatric medicine has been held in Rome, Italy
On 30th October to 1st November 2017, the Bin@Sheffield “How can digitalisation transform how we work and live?” will take place in Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, UK.
Application closing date: 15 October 2017
CompBioMed fosters a mentoring programme that promotes and monitors internships between academia, healthcare and industry in the field of biomedical computing. Check out the current opportunities
Application deadline 12.00 noon on 23 October 2017
22 November 2017, 12 CET - Webinar
8 - 10 November 2017, Berlin - Germany
20 - 21 November 2017, Potsdam - Germany
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017, Berlin - Germany
11 - 14 Dec 2017, Orange County - CA
12 - 13 January 2017, Los Angeles - USA
"The Virtual Physiological Human will revolutionise the way health knowledge is produced"stored and managed as well as the way in which healthcare is currently delivered."
 European Commission
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