9th Annual Proteins and Antibodies Congress 2016 London

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  • Oxford Global Con­fer­ences are proud to present the 9th Annual Pro­teins & Anti­bod­ies Con­gress, tak­ing place on April 1819, 2016 at the Novo­tel Lon­don West in Lon­don, UK. Together with the 3rd Annual Oxford Global Pep­tides Con­gress 2016 and the 4th Biosim­i­lars & Bio­bet­ters Con­gress 2016, the Pro­teins & Anti­bod­ies Con­gress forms part of Europe’s lead­ing net­work­ing and learn­ing plat­form for over 400 bio­log­ics experts. The con­fer­ence pro­gramme con­sists of world-​class keynote addresses and over 40 pre­sen­ta­tions which will offer cru­cial insights into how the biggest pharma com­pa­nies are devel­op­ing their bio­log­ics pipelines. Pre­sen­ta­tions will cover the most excit­ing advances in pro­tein expres­sion, purifi­ca­tion and anti­body ther­a­peu­tics, with an empha­sis on case stud­ies and best prac­tice sharing.

    2016 Speakers

    • Michel Awwad – Merrimack
    • Frank Comer – MedImmune
    • Tapan Das – BMS
    • Rakesh Dixit – Bio­log­ics Safety Assess­ment, MedImmune
    • Per-​Ola Freskgard – Neu­ro­science, Roche Inno­va­tion Cen­ter Basel
    • Rajiv Gan­gurde – Pro­tein Pro­duc­tion, Geno­cea Biosciences
    • Chang­shou Gao – Depart­ment of Anti­body Dis­cov­ery & Pro­tein Engi­neer­ing, Med­Im­mune LLc
    • Steve Hall – Pfizer Reg­u­la­tory Strat­egy, Pfizer World­wide Research and Development
    • Haruki Hasegawa – Ther­a­peu­tic Dis­cov­ery, Amgen
    • Guna Kan­nan – Amgen
    • Bernardo Perez-​Ramirez – Genzyme
    • Bianka Prinz – Adimab
    • Yang Shen – Eli Lilly
    • Binesh Shrestha – Novartis
    • Annelise Vuide­pot – Pro­tein Sci­ence, Immunocore
    • Mark Wil­son – Down­stream Devel­op­ment, Novar­tis Vac­cines and Diagnostics


    Day One will explore Anti­body Dis­cov­ery & Engi­neer­ing, and Pro­tein Expres­sion & Char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion top­ics. New to the anti­bod­ies pro­gramme this year will be a focus on novel anti­body for­mats and immuno-​oncology. Immuno-​oncology is poised to become one of the most impor­tant ther­a­peu­tic areas in the anti­bod­ies field, with many large phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies launch­ing major col­lab­o­ra­tions in this space this year. Our panel of expert anti­bod­ies speak­ers will dis­cuss the press­ing sci­en­tific and strate­gic con­cerns of immuno-​oncology, includ­ing tar­get iden­ti­fi­ca­tion strate­gies, over­com­ing safety issues, the impact of check point inhibitors and bis­pecifics. Our Pro­tein Expres­sion speak­ers will be explor­ing the lat­est tools for mem­brane pro­tein expres­sion and mol­e­cule design strate­gies to enhance devel­opa­bil­ity. We will also have key academic-​led pre­sen­ta­tions to update del­e­gates about advances in pro­tein sci­ence includ­ing fold­ing, path­way engi­neer­ing and pro­tein modification.

    Day 1 Stream 1 – Anti­body Dis­cov­ery & Engineering

    • Mov­ing beyond mAbs: novel bis­pe­cific for­mats and ADCs
    • Novel ADC pay­loads and con­ju­ga­tion techniques
    • Anti­body phar­ma­co­ki­net­ics (PK) and Phar­ma­co­dy­nam­ics (PD)
    • New anti­body dis­cov­ery platforms
    • Sin­gle domain and recom­bi­nant anti­body tools

    Day 1 Stream 2 – Pro­tein Expres­sion & Characterisation

    • Emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies for pro­tein expres­sion: imag­ing tools, nan­odiscs and NMR
    • Mem­brane pro­teins as key drug tar­gets: over­com­ing purifi­ca­tion and expres­sion hurdles
    • The lat­est updates in pro­tein science:
      • pro­teomics
      • fold­ing
      • path­way engineering
      • pro­tein modification
    • Design­ing the right pro­teins: com­bat­ting cost of goods with early stage drug design

    Day Two will fea­ture high-​level dis­cus­sions about the Ther­a­peu­tic Appli­ca­tions of Anti­bod­ies, includ­ing excit­ing research into the appli­ca­tion of CAR T cell recep­tors in can­cer ther­a­pies and case stud­ies cov­er­ing the lat­est attempts to trans­port anti­bod­ies across the blood-​brain bar­rier. In our Pro­tein Purifi­ca­tion stream del­e­gates will hear about cur­rent efforts to reduce time­lines and cost of goods through auto­mated sys­tems, cell line devel­op­ment and dis­pos­able equip­ment. Del­e­gates will also hear about how large pharma is tack­ling the chal­lenge of pro­tein for­mu­la­tion and ensur­ing sta­bil­ity in phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal manufacturing.

    Day 2 Stream 1 – Ther­a­peu­tic Appli­ca­tions of Antibodies

    • Novel bis­pe­cific anti­bod­ies and their ther­a­peu­tic potential
    • Next-​generation affin­ity reagents: recom­bi­nant and engi­neered anti­bod­ies, nucleic acid aptamers
    • Immuno-​oncology: the lat­est research in tar­get­ing solid tumours
    • Alter­na­tive scaf­folds and novel anti­body formats

    Day 2 Stream 2 – Pro­tein Purifi­ca­tion & Down­stream Processing

    • Reduc­ing pro­tein pro­duc­tion time­lines with cell line devel­op­ment and novel dis­pos­able technologies
    • Obtain­ing ref­er­ence stan­dards for ther­a­peu­tic proteins
    • Pro­tein sta­bil­ity in phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal manufacturing:
      • stor­age concerns
      • extend­ing ‘shelf life’
    • Automa­tion and robot­ics to enhance processing

    Sub­mit a poster

    For atten­dees inter­ested in sub­mit­ting a poster, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties now avail­able. Your poster pre­sen­ta­tion will be located in the exhi­bi­tion room for two days along­side other posters from senior sci­en­tists work­ing in indus­try and academia.

    How to sub­mit your abstract

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Prin­ci­pal author, Organ­i­sa­tion, Mail­ing address
    • Email, Tele­phone, Fax
    • Addi­tional authors

    In order to secure your board space a fee of £250 plus VAT will be required. The poster should be pre­sented as A0 (841mm x 1189mm) por­trait size. To take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity you need to be reg­is­tered as a paid del­e­gate over the 2 days. We have lim­ited spaces avail­able, so please book soon!

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