GC Symposium Patents in Biotech


The goal of this symposium is to present varying perspectives on the topic of bio-patenting to foster a greater understanding for young scientists of this important aspect of the biotechnology industry, one which is generally not covered in the core of scientific study. This symposium will bring together experts from the private sector, policy makers, legal representatives, as well as members of the media to present their views on this topic and its importance. Questions such as "What is patentable in biotechnology?" and "What role do bio-patents play in the establishment of the bio-based economy?" will be addressed. This discourse is intended to encourage awareness for young scientists and scientific professionals of the possible opportunities or disadvantages of bio-patenting in the life sciences. It is the goal of this symposium to stimulate a constructive discussion on responsible regulations to promote sustainable development of the bio-based-economy.


09:00 Registration & Coffee

09:30 Welcome address

09:35 Dr. Martin Grund, Grund Intellectual Property Group, Munich

10:20 PD Dr. Stefan Pelzer, Evonik Industries AG, Halle

11:05 René Röspel, Member of German Parliament, Berlin

11:50 Lunch

12:45 Pieter van Boheemen, Amplino, Den Haag, Netherlands

13:30 Sascha Karberg, Freelance Science Journalist, Berlin

14:15 Coffee break

14:45 Panel discussion

15:30 Concluding Remarks

Moderated by
Prof. Dr. Olaf Kruse, Bielefeld University

Registration & Contact

Please register here by 10th February.
The number of participants is limited.

Organizing Committee:
CLIB-GC Fellows
Phone: +49 176 801 444 72
Host: CLIB Graduate Cluster


Bielefeld University
Center for Biotechnology – CeBiTec
Universitätsstr. 27
33615 Bielefeld