The aim of the Life Science Day is to develop common approaches for a health economics cluster. Following official words of welcome by the patrons Monika Schäfer-Korting, executive vice president of Freie Universität, and Barbara Loth, a district councilor in Steglitz-Zehlendorf, at 10:30 a.m. there will be a panel discussion on "The Future of Dahlem: Development of a Life Science Location," moderated by Ingo Hoppe, rbb. The specialized sessions will include seminars presented by, among others, Hans-Ulrich Reißig, dean of Freie Universität's Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, and Jürgen Zentek, managing director of the Institute of Animal Nutrition, also at Freie Universität. The closing speech will be given by E. Jürgen Zöllner, Senator for Education, Science, and Research in Berlin.
Parallel to these events there will be a public fair Zukunfts.Markt Leben, with hands-on research presentations and activities for participation. Science institutions and companies will present their innovations on the topics of fitness and well-being. The presenters will include profund, Start-up Support at Freie Universität; the biocomputing group at the Institute of Mathematics, Freie Universitä; and the Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration IZM (Assembly and Packaging Technologies for Microelectronics, Microsystems, and Power Electronics). The southwest of Berlin is one of the leading centers of health economics. It is characterized by a unique concentration of research institutes, hospitals, and companies from the fields of pharmaceutics, biotechnology, and medical technology.