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Open Mic – Next in biotech series: Emerging trends in RNA and gene therapeutics

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The landscape of gene therapeutics is evolving quickly: What once started as a niche research endeavour is now one of the most promising forms of treatment – and prospects for the future are exciting.

We invite you to our OpenMic where we will discuss emerging trends in RNA and gene therapeutics. Meet leading experts from both academia and industry who share their perspectives on the latest advancements in the field.

Our guests will address the pressing challenges associated with gene therapeutics production, commercialization, and regulatory approval and offer insights into the field’s future.

Connect with like-minded professionals, expand your network, and explore collaborative possibilities.

Let’s discuss the remarkable journey of gene therapeutics!

Open Mic – Next in biotech series: Emerging trends in RNA and gene therapeutics
LIVE from MC – Main Campus Meeting Center,
Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area
12 October 2023, 17:30 – 19:30 CEST on site
*followed by a networking apéro

Participation is free, however registration is required before 05.10.2023.

On stage

  • Prof. Pieter Cullis – University of British Columbia, Canada, and cofounder of Acuitas Therapeutics and Nanovation Therapeutics
  • Dr. Marie Leblanc – Executive Director, Global Head of Account Management, Cell & Gene Technologies at Lonza
  • Dr. Cedric Vonarburg – Director Gene Therapy Research in Europe at CSL Behring
  • Dr. Hendrik Knoetgen – Global Head of Nucleic Acid-based Medicines at Roche

The session will be moderated by Dr. Margrit Schwarz, MBA – Biotech entrepreneur, board advisor, board director



Door Opening & Registration


Welcome & Introduction

  • Welcome by host, Franziska Dornblut, Community Manager Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area – Site Allschwil &  Valentina Francia, Manager Ecosystems, Basel Area Business & Innovation
  • Welcome by Moderator Margrit Schwarz
  • Introduction panelists


Panel Discussion


Q&A session


Closing remarks


Networking Apéro

Organizer & Host


For further information

For further information regarding the event registration process, please do not hesitate to contact
Lea Steinegger
Manager Events
Tel.: +41 61 295 50 00