Dedicated to Science and Education for 50 Years

By now, the end of June, it is clear that the covid-19 pandemic will remain a major concern for a while and that we will not be able to organize this year an event similar to what we envisioned. We therefore decided to cancel our Anniversary Symposium. When times will be better again, we will create new opportunities to celebrate science together!

The FMI turns 50 in 2020! We can be proud of 50 years of scientific excellence and training the next generation of scientists.
» Learn more about the history of the FMI.

To celebrate the FMI anniversary, we will host a scientific symposium recognizing the contributions of FMI scientists, as well as the unprecedented, continued support of the FMI by Novartis and its predecessors.

The event will take place on

September 9-11, 2020
Zentrum Für Lehre und Forschung (ZLF) in Basel, Switzerland

Our guests will include FMI alumni, scientific peers, Novartis leaders, as well as regional and national academic and political leaders. The focus will be on Science presented by renowned external guest speakers including FMI alumni, as well by FMI group leaders, postdocs and students.

External speakers include:

Nicola Aceto | University of Basel, Switzerland
David Allis | Rockefeller University, USA
Naama Barkai | Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Tobias Bonhoeffer | Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Jay Bradner | President of NIBR
Catherine Dulac | Harvard University, USA
Lukas Engelberger | Regierungsrat Basel-Stadt
Eric Fischer | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Nadine Gogolla | Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Ueli Grossniklaus | University of Zürich, Switzerland
Cyril Herry | Bordeaux Neurocampus, France
Claudia Keller | Institute of Molecular Biology, Germany
Ian Mattaj | Human Technopole Milano, Italy
Joël Mesot | President ETH Zurich
Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid | Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austria
Roy Parker | University of Colorado, USA
Ramesh Pillai | University of Geneva, Switzerland
Joerg Reinhardt | Chairman of Novartis
Botond Roska | Institute of Ophthalmology Basel, Switzerland
Andrea Schenker-Wicki | Rector University of Basel
Alex Schier | University of Basel, Switzerland

The event is open to all interested scientists and is free of charge.
Registration is mandatory and will open in April 2020.

On the evening of September 11, we will also host public lectures aimed at engaging the general public with FMI-research topics.

More information about both events will be posted here in due time.