Regional BioCamp 2012

May 20 - 22, 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Regional BioCamp 2012 is a three day forum, that brings together selected top students with distinguished experts and top managers. It is a great opportunity to gain direct insight into the world of research and international business environment within the pharmaceutical industry.

The best students at the Regional BioCamp Alpe-Adria awarded
23. 5. 2012 | At the conclusion of the Regional BioCamp 2012, the winners of the competition part were announced. As a part of the event, which has been organized for the second time by Lek, a Sandoz Company, for promising science students from the Alpe-Adria region, Daliborka Dušanič from Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana and Miha Kosmač, a post-doctorial biomedicine researcher at the University of Ljubljana, developed the best case study … more »

Second Regional BioCamp dedicated to contemporary approaches in treatment of cancer and neglected diseases
21. 5. 2012 | From 20–22 May 2012, the Regional BioCamp is once again hosting in Ljubljana 35 selected best and most promising undergraduate and postgraduate natural-science students from the Alpe–Adria region … more »


  • Key-note presentations of leading scientists from academia, Sandoz and Novartis:
    • New developments in generic pharmaceutical industry
    • Innovative approach in developing contemporary medication
    • Biosimilars in oncology
    • Starting a biotechnology company
    • Patients as partners in cancer medication
    • Career opportunities in pharmaceutical industry
  • Students’ workshop:
    • How to develop and launch a pharmaceutical product
  • A visit to Sandoz development facilities in Slovenia

Sunday, 20 May

  • Ljubljana sightseeing and welcome dinner in Ljubljana city centre

Monday, 21 May: Contemporary Approaches in Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy

  • Welcome address by Vojmir Urlep, President of the Lek Board of Management
  • Key note presentations by:
    • Prof. Dr. Uroš Urleb, Chief Scientific Officer, Sandoz
    • Dr. Anandhi Johri, Head Global Program Oncology Development, Sandoz/Novartis
    • Prof. Dr. Boris Turk, Head of Department Biochemistry & Molecular & Structural Biology at Institute »Jožef Stefan«, Prof. at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
    • Prof. Dr. Paul Herrling, Chairman, Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, Novartis
    • Dr. Simona Borštnar, Division of Medical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
    • Dr. Mojca Senčar, President, EuropaDonna
    • Dr. Klemen Španinger, Director, Diagenomi d.o.o.
  • Case study introduction and work in break-out sessions

Tuesday, 22 May

  • Case study finalization in break-out sessions
  • Visit to one of Sandoz develeopmnet centers in Slovenia and Lavička collection
  • Case study team presentations
  • Key note presentation:
    • Samo Roš, Head of Human Resources and member of the Lek Board of Management and Dr. Violeta Gabrijelčič, Global Head Pharmaceuticals and Device Development, Global Biopharmaceutical Development, Sandoz

Participating countries

  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Serbia
  • Macedonia
  • Austria (Graz)
  • Italy (Trieste)

Previous Regional BioCamps