2020 Programme

ESACT-UK's 30th Annual Scientific Meeting Programme - 8th & 9th January 2020 Ashford International Hotel, Kent

Wednesday 8th January 2020

11:00-11:15              Meeting Introduction

                                  Karen Coopman; ESACT-UK committee chair

11:15-11:25            Beckman Coulter Presentation

                                   Daniel Koeffers, Beckman Coulter Eurocenter S.A.

11:25-12:10              Invited Keynote Speaker

                                  Colin Robinson; University of Kent
                                  Chair: Karen Coopman; ESACT-UK committee chair                          

12:10-13:00              - Lunch -

13:00-14:15           Session 1 – Antibody Bioprocessing


13:00-13:25               Claire Harris; AstraZeneca

13:25-13:50               Analysis, control and engineering of protein dynamics, stability and aggregation

                                 Paul Dalby; University College London

13:50-14:15               Developing a Flexible Automated Continuous Antibody Processing System for Research to Clinical Supply

                                 Harvey Branton; Centre for Process Innovation

14:15-14:45               - Tea/coffee, trade stands and poster viewing -

14:45-16:20              Session 2 – Vaccine Development


14:45-15:10               Eleanor Berrie, The Jenner Institute

15:10-15:35               TBC2

15:35-16:00               TBC3

16:00-16:15               Poster Flashes (3 x abstract submissions)

16:15-16:45               - Tea/coffee and trade stand viewing -

16:45 -17:45             Session 3 – Early Career Researchers


16:45-17:00               ECR1 (abstract submission)

17:00-17:15               ECR2 (abstract submission)

17:15-17:30               ECR3 (abstract submission)

17:30-17:45               ECR4 (abstract submission)

17:45-18:00              Update on ESACT-UK activities and AGM

                                  Karen Coopman; ESACT-UK committee chair

18:00-20:00              Posters, trade stand viewing and networking

20:00                         - ESACT-UK society dinner and after-dinner entertainment -

Thursday 9th January 2020 

07:30-08:30               - Breakfast -

09:00-10:30            Session 4 – Advanced Therapy Bioprocessing


09:00-09:25               Martin Kreutz, Adaptimmune

09:25-09:50               Development of AAV production process for the future

                                  Tony Hitchcock; Cobra Biologics

09:50-10:15               AAV Manufacture and Drug Delivery - Gene Therapy Moving from Small to Large Patient Populations

                                  Ian Pitfield; Gyroscope Tx

10:15-10:30               Poster Flashes (3 x abstract submissions)

10:30-11:00               - Tea/coffee and trade stand viewing -

11:00-12:30              Session 5 – Digital Biomanufacturing


11:00-11:25               Damian Marshall; Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

11:25-11:50               Markus Gershater, Synthace

11:50-12:15               Data-Driven Modelling of Bioprocesses and Moving Beyond

                                  Duygu Dikicioglu; University of Cambridge

12:15-12:30               Poster Flashes (3 x abstract submissions)

12:30-13:30              - Lunch -

13:30-14:15              Invited Keynote Speaker

                                  James Miskin; Oxford Biomedica


14:15-15:45              Session 6 – Cryobiology

                                   Chair: Glyn Stacey, Society for Low Temperature Biology

14:15-14:40               Cold preservation in the liquid state : lessons for cellular therapeutics from the organ transplant pathway

                                  Barry Fuller; University College London Hospital

14:40-15:05               Fundamentals of Cryopreservation and Practical Considerations in the Freezing, Storage and Thawing of Cells for Cellular Therapies

                                  Charles Hunt; UK Stem Cell Bank

15:05-15:30               The critical temperature range for controlled rate cooling for mammalian cell cryopreservation

                                  John Morris; GE Healthcare

15:30-15:45              Award of prizes and close of meeting

                                   Best young researchers talk prize sponsored by ESACT


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