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Newsletter #14
April 25th, 2024
Dear all,

Careful not to miss these opportunities!!!
Focus on:
👉VivaTech: startups, apply until May 6th to pitch!
👉Training: get access to ISCT cell manufacturing course with BioConvS
👉Training: we offer 10 free participations to the EIT Health SCI FI Program
👉Scientific outreach: apply until May 7th to our next masterclass
👉Creativity: join our workshop on May 27th!
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BioConvS trainings
Join the EIT Health SCI FI Programme
with BioConvS
We are more than happy to renew the partnership between DIM BioConvS, EIT Health, and Medicen Paris Region to offer registrations to DIM BioConvS members to participate in the EIT Health SCI FI program, which aims to provide scientists with the necessary skills to become innovators in the healthcare sector.

Learn more and apply before May 15
Creativity Workshop: May 27th
As part of the Innovators of Tomorrow program by DIM BioConvS, we are organizing a workshop in central Paris on Monday, May 27th, aimed at stimulating creativity, led by Todd Lubart, a university professor in psychology specializing in differential psychology, creativity, and innovation. He has authored numerous scientific and popular articles and communications. We are pleased to open this workshop to five free listeners who are members of the DIM BioConvS network. The workshop will involve group exercises to develop creative potential and mental flexibility through various techniques. If you are interested, please contact us.
Learn more and sign up
The role of experiments in scientific outreach
Join us for our third Scientific Communication Masterclass
When faced with an audience, what we call “experiments” are tools that can be used to achieve several different and sometimes contradictory objectives. Together we will dissect the different ways of approaching the scientific mediation experience and share advice on how to better learn to master them in front of an audience.
On May 14th at 9h

Register before May 7th!
Register
Get free access to the ISCT Advanced Cell Therapy Manufacturing and Regulatory Course
We are delighted to annouce that BioConvS has initiated a partnership with the Intenational Society for Cell Therapy (ISCT) in order to offer to our members access to the ISCT network and training material!
BioConvS will offer, throughout the duration of the DIM program, up to 10 individual yearly licenses of our Basic Lab Membership to members of its community. This notably includes the Advanced Cell Therapy Manufacturing and Regulatory Course, and much more!
Learn more and apply
An opportunity for startups
VivaTech: we're looking for startups
This is the European rendezvous for innovation, showcasing the most promising startups and exhibiting the greatest technological inventions from global leaders. If you're a startup, we offer you the opportunity to participate in the event for free and highlight your invention with a pitch. It's your chance to meet international investors and take part in conferences. Interested? Apply with a cover letter for the selection process
Discover the event
Apply to attend with us
Make art with your science!
Feature your images and videos during a DJ set!
The Festival Double Science, festival of scientific outreach, will be held this year on June 8-9 and is planning a to feature scientific images and videos during its DJ set on Saturday evening! Do you want your images to be features? Let us know!
Learn more
Not to miss
Conference: Momentum in Cell and Gene Therapy Symposium
We invite you to attend this upcoming event which is co-organized by ART-TG (Inserm) and SKpharmteco on June 19 in Evry. This one-day conference aims to bring together experts, researchers, and professionals from various disciplines within the field of cell and gene therapy. It will serve as a platform for insightful discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities.
June 19th
Evry-Courcouronnes
Learn more and register
Reminder: Apply to the Innovators Prize 2024
The Region honors, with the ĂŽle-de-France Innovators Prize, 3 individuals and their teams for the exceptional quality of their work and their impact in the field of health. You can submit your profile to be considered fro this prize until May 20th.
Apply before May 20th
Might interest you
SESAMEFilieres info webinar
Join this webinar dedicated to the #SESAMEFilieres France2030 call for projects, initiatives co-financed by the ĂŽle-de-France Region and the State and operated by Bpifrance, to support technological platforms open to SMEs/ETIs, structure and strengthen economic sectors strategic in Ile-de-France.
đź“…next Monday April 29th, at 12h
Register here
Join BioConvS
Census of BioConvS labs
Starting January 2024, all labs affiliated or wanting to participate in a DIM BioConvS activity will have to be registered. Why? Most importantly because we want to build a cartography of biotherapy, bioproduction and synthetic biology in Ile-de-France and you want to make sure that you're on it!
Fill in the affiliation form
SAVE THE DATE: November 28th 2024
We're excited to announce that the second annual symposium of the DIM BioConvS will be held on November 28th! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Recent publications
Do you want to see your paper featured in our next newlsetter? Write to chiara.fracassi@u-paris.fr

De Carluccio, G., Fusco, V., di Bernardo, D., 2024. Engineering a synthetic gene circuit for high-performance inducible expression in mammalian systems. Nat Commun 15, 3311. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-47592-y

Dobersberger, M., Sumesgutner, D., Zajc, C.U., Salzer, B., Laurent, E., Emminger, D., Sylvander, E., Lehner, E., Teufl, M., Seigner, J., Bobbili, M.R., Kunert, R., Lehner, M., Traxlmayr, M.W., 2024. An engineering strategy to target activated EGFR with CAR T cells. Cell Reports Methods 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmeth.2024.100728

Meksiriporn, B., Spangler, J.B., 2024. Directed-evolution approach to empower EGFR targeting for immunotherapy. Cell Reports Methods 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmeth.2024.100762

Schindler, D., Walker, R.S.K., Cai, Y., 2024. Methodological advances enabled by the construction of a synthetic yeast genome. Cell Reports Methods 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmeth.2024.100761
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