30.11.2015 - Experts gave views on future areas shaping biomedical research and development

The IMI EMTRAIN Gap Team has published the results of the 2015 'The Next Big Thing in Biomedical Sciences' online survey.

In brief, the most important research fields the participating experts listed in the survey were:

Major health care issues in Europe

  1. Ageing and Age-related diseases
  2. Cancer
  3. Antibiotic resistance/Infectious disease

Research areas in biomedical sciences

  1. Genetics
  2. Personalised medicine
  3. Cancer

New technologies for biomedical sciences

  1. Genetics
  2. Medical devices
  3. Big Data


More detailed information, includingcomprehensive result lists for the years 2015 and 2014, are accessible on on-course®:

The annual 'Next Big Thing in Biomedical Sciences' online survey intends to:

  • Help course providers in Europe to deliver training that directly addresses the immediate and future needs of the biomedical sector
  • Guide students and employees towards “in-demand” areas for career planning, cross-sectorial collaboration and mobility
  • Aid funding bodies to target resources more effectively


EMTRAIN, together with the IMI-funded education and training projects Eu2P, PharmaTrain and SafeSciMET, is now part of imi-train, the new umbrella project funded by IMI.
www.imi-train.eu, www.emtrain.eu, www.lifetrain.euwww.on-course.eu