Next-Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis (2nd Edition)

A VIB TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE
16-17 OCTOBER 2017, GHENT, BELGIUM
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Next-Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis (2nd Edition)
A VIB TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE

The Next Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis: Tools and Technologies meeting (NGAPA) in June 2015 was a great success and we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition in October, 2017. The symposium will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the world with novel technologies in several sessions, with topics focused on:

  • Proteomics
  • Protein Modifications
  • Single Domain and Recombinant Antibody tools
  • Next-Generation Affinity Reagents
  • Interactomics
  • Bio-sensing and molecular interactions
  • Single-Cell technologies
  • Protein design

Catalyzed by VIB’s Technology Scouting team, the Tools and Technologies meetings focus on the front end of innovation and bring together key innovators in selected life sciences research fields. The Next-Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis conference is set to make another world class meeting, bringing together an exciting selection of top speakers and newly emerged companies. In addition to great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample networking opportunities.

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation
(Abstract submission closing date 10 september 2017)

Meet the Expert session

We offer all junior researchers, registered for the meeting, the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Dr. Anne-Claude Gavin (Group leader & Senior scientist, EMBL, DE). During this informal round table discussion, on October 16 from 15:25 - 16:00, PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the session, then send an e-mail to conferences@vib.be. Seating is limited!

Confirmed speakers: 

Claudia Escher

Head of Scientific Operations, BiognoSYS AG, CH

Akhilesh Pandey

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US

Brian Kuhlman

University of North Carolina, US

Guy Hermans

CSO, Isogenica, UK

Brenda Andrews

University of Toronto, CA

Jürgen Cox

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, DE

Yu-Ju Chen

Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, TW

Eric Feyfant

Director, Biologics Business Development & Applications, Schrödinger, US

Sven Eyckerman

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, UGent, BE

Bonnie Hammer

Vice President of Biologics Development, Invenra, US

Felix Hartlepp

VP Research & Technology, ChromoTek GmbH, DE

Heather Agnew

Director of Research and Development Indi Molecular, US

Jeroen Krijgsveld

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) & Heidelberg University, DE

Matyas Vegh

CEO, Creoptix, CH

Rune Linding

University of Copenhagen, DK

Daniel Martinez Molina

CSO Pelago Bioscience, SE

Jing Zhou

VP of Immunology, IsoPlexis, US

Joshua Salafsky

CSO Biodesy, US

Jan Steyaert

VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE

Liesbeth van Oeffelen

Founder, BioSenSource, BE

Gilles Travé

IGBMC, FR

Judit Villén

University Washington, US

Jean-Christophe Rain

Head of R&D and Tech Dev. Hybrigenics Services SAS, FR

Gary Geiss

Sr. Scientist, Nanostring Technologies, US

Jacob Glanville

CSO Distributed Bio, US

Geert De Jaeger

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

Christian Loch

Director of Research & Development, AVMBioMed, US

Jim Wells

University of California San Francisco, US

Possu Huang

Stanford University, US

Shohei Koide

New York University School of Medicine, US

Mark Bushfield

Senior VP, Research and Innovation at Abcam, UK

Stylianos Bournazos

The Rockefeller University, US

Frederic Rousseau

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Henrik Daub

Senior VP, Science & Technology, Evotec, DE

Kai Scheffler

BioPharma Support Expert LSMS ThermoFisher, DE

Dan Mandell

CEO, GRO BioSciences, US

Kristopher Nazor

CSO, MYi Diagnostics

Sergey Piletsky

University of Leicester, UK

Filip Delport

Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS) & CTO of Fox Diagnostics, BE

Erwin Peterman

VU Amsterdam, NL

Day 1 - 16 October 2017

Monday, 16 October, 2017
08:45 - 09:15
Registration & Coffee
09:15 - 09:20
Welcome
Parallel session AM1: Proteomics
09:20 - 09:55
The Human Protein Atlas and Tools for the Next-generation Biologics
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
Antibody Characterization by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Kai Scheffler
BioPharma Support Expert LSMS ThermoFisher, DE
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:55
The MaxQuant and Perseus Computational Platforms for Comprehensive Analysis of Large-scale (Prote)Omics Data
Jürgen Cox
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, DE
Academic speaker
10:55 - 11:25
Coffee
11:25 - 11:50
Next generation proteomics – Achieving higher sensitivity and higher throughput with data independent acquisition (DIA)
Claudia Escher
Head of Scientific Operations, BiognoSYS AG, CH
Company speaker
11:50 - 12:25
Direct detection of biotinylated peptides for interactome analysis using proximity-dependent biotinylation approaches
Akhilesh Pandey
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
12:25 - 12:30
Sponsored talk: Micro Pillar Array Columns (µPAC™) coupled to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Detailed Analysis of Complex Biological Samples and Biotherapeutics
Katrien Vanhonacker
VP Business Development & Sales, Pharmafluidics, BE
Parallel session AM2: Single Domain and Recombinant Antibody tools
09:20 - 09:55
Antibody engineering for enhanced functional activities
Stylianos Bournazos
The Rockefeller University, US
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
Improving antibody discovery and selection
Mark Bushfield
Senior VP, Research and Innovation at Abcam, UK
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:55
Nanobody-enabled investigation of GPCR transmembrane signalling: from structure to function to drugs
Jan Steyaert
VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE
Academic speaker
10:55 - 11:25
Coffee
11:25 - 11:50
Speeding up domain antibody discovery using Isogenica’s synthetic library and CIS display
Guy Hermans
CSO, Isogenica, UK
Company speaker
11:50 - 12:15
Nanobodies – Tiny Tools for Research and Analytics
Felix Hartlepp
VP Research & Technology, ChromoTek GmbH, DE
Company speaker
12:15 - 12:20
Sponsored talk: Recombinant Antibody Products and Services for Research, Diagnostics and Drug Development
Michael Fiebig
Head of Business Development, Absolute Antibody, UK
12:20 - 14:00
Lunch & Poster session
Parallel session PM1: Next-Generation affinity reagents
14:00 - 14:35
Controlling Cell Signaling with Monobodies
Shohei Koide
New York University School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:00
SuperHuman-2.0: how computational immunoengineering can realize the dream of a one-week antibody discovery cycle
Jacob Glanville
CSO Distributed Bio, US
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:35
MIP nanoparticles in diagnostics and bioimaging
Sergey Piletsky
University of Leicester, UK
Academic speaker
15:35 - 16:00
Coffee
16:00 - 16:35
Recombinant antibodies for probing and regulating the surface-ome in cancer
Jim Wells
University of California San Francisco, US
Academic speaker
16:35 - 17:00
Using B-Body(TM) Bispecific Antibodies to Modulate Anti-tumor Immune Responses
Bonnie Hammer
Vice President of Biologics Development, Invenra, US
Company speaker
17:00 - 17:05
Sponsored talk: The journey to “the” antibody: accessing a versatile toolbox
João Santos
Associate Scientist, Fair Journey, PT
17:05 - 17:30
Epitope Targeted Protein Catalyzed Capture Agents
Heather Agnew
Director of Research and Development Indi Molecular, US
Company speaker
Parallel session PM2: Interactomics
14:00 - 14:35
Systematic analysis protein-lipid interactions
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:10
Novel ways to look at protein complexes
Sven Eyckerman
VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, UGent, BE
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:35
Efficient selection of VHH from a naïve synthetic library using phage display and exhaustive yeast two-hybrid screening
Jean-Christophe Rain
Head of R&D and Tech Dev. Hybrigenics Services SAS, FR
Company speaker
15:35 - 16:00
Coffee
16:00 - 16:35
Measuring protein-ligand affinities and specificities at high through-put: the robotized holdup assay
Gilles Travé
IGBMC, FR
Academic speaker
16:35 - 17:00
The Cellular Thermal Shift Assay (CETSA) – a label free method to study protein target engagement
Daniel Martinez Molina
CSO Pelago Bioscience, SE
Company speaker
17:00 - 17:35
AP-MS and organ growth in plants: from cells to tissues
Geert De Jaeger
VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Academic speaker
17:30 - 18:35
Reception

Organizing committee:

Han Remaut, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
Mark Veugelers, VIB Science Policy Manager
Halina Novak, VIB Life Sciences Technology Specialist
Silvie Van den Hoecke, VIB Life Sciences Technology Specialist
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Manager Science Events

Day 2 - 17 October 2017

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017
08:45 - 09:15
Coffee
Parallel session AM1: Protein modifications
09:15 - 09:50
Mass Spectrometry-based Strategies towards Comprehensive Phosphoproteomic Network
Yu-Ju Chen
Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, TW
Academic speaker
09:50 - 10:15
Snapshot Proteomics: Snapshot Proteomics: a spectrometry alternative, applied to drug characterization and biomarker discovery
Christian Loch
Director of Research & Development, AVMBioMed, US
Company speaker
10:15 - 10:50
New technologies to interrogate the dynamics and function of the phosphoproteome
Judit Villén
University Washington, US
Academic speaker
10:50 - 11:15
Coffee
11:15 - 11:40
Quantitative Proteomics of Posttranslational Modifications to Support the Discovery and Development of Targeted Drugs
Henrik Daub
Senior VP, Science & Technology, Evotec, DE
Company speaker
11:40 - 12:15
Tools for decoding of network attacking mutations rewiring cancer
Rune Linding
University of Copenhagen, DK
Academic speaker
12:15 - 12:20
Sponsored talk: Accelerating the Development of Bio-Pharmaceuticals through the Implementation of High-Throughput Technologies
Bob Van der Jeugt
Segment Leader Biotherapeutics, Perkin Elmer, BE
Parallel session AM2: Bio-sensing and molecular interactions
09:15 - 09:40
The wave of the future in kinetics
Matyas Vegh
CEO, Creoptix, CH
Company speaker
09:40 - 10:15
Acoustic Force Spectroscopy: a novel tool to measure molecular interactions
Erwin Peterman
VU Amsterdam, NL
Academic speaker
10:15 - 10:40
Studying biomolecular interactions using nanopores through silicon chips
Liesbeth van Oeffelen
Founder, BioSenSource, BE
Company speaker
10:40 - 10:45
Sponsored talk: Flexible Label-free Interaction Analysis in High-throughput Modus
Helge Schnerr
Marketing Manager EMEA, DE
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee
11:15 - 11:40
Detecting and discriminating protein-ligand binding and conformational interactions with second-harmonic generation (SHG)
Joshua Salafsky
CSO Biodesy, US
Company speaker
11:40 - 12:15
The next generation biomolecular interaction toolbox: microfluidics, digital immunoassays and the FOx Diagnostics technology
Filip Delport
Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS) & CTO of Fox Diagnostics, BE
Academic speaker
12:15 - 14:00
Lunch & Poster session
Parallel session PM1: Protein design
14:00 - 14:35
Structural hot spots for the solubility of globular proteins
Frederic Rousseau
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:00
Next-Generation biologics through genomic recoding
Dan Mandell
CEO, GRO BioSciences, US
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee
15:30 - 16:05
From structural design to building molecular platforms
Possu Huang
Stanford University, US
Academic speaker
16:05 - 16:40
Structure-Based Design of IgG Bispecific Antibodies
Brian Kuhlman
University of North Carolina, US
Academic speaker
16:40 - 17:05
Computational Advances To Protein Engineering: from Hit Selection To Optimization
Eric Feyfant
Director, Biologics Business Development & Applications, Schrödinger, US
Company speaker
Parallel session PM2: Single-Cell technologies
14:00 - 14:35
Novel methods for ultra-sensitive Proteomics
Jeroen Krijgsveld
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) & Heidelberg University, DE
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:00
Single T Cell Polyfunctional metrics: Predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy
Jing Zhou
VP of Immunology, IsoPlexis, US
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee
15:30 - 16:05
Systematic analysis of cell morphology using automated yeast genetics and single cell imaging
Brenda Andrews
University of Toronto, CA
Academic speaker
16:05 - 16:30
Adapting Color-coded Molecular Barcodes for Digital Counting of DNA, RNA and Proteins (3D) in FFPE tissues
Gary Geiss
Sr. Scientist, Nanostring Technologies, US
Company speaker
16:30 - 16:55
Integrated Single Cell Assays for Transcriptomics and Multiplexed Proteomics
Kristopher Nazor
CSO, MYi Diagnostics
Company speaker
17:10 - 17:20
Closing remarks

Organizing committee:

Han Remaut, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
Mark Veugelers, VIB Science Policy Manager
Halina Novak, VIB Life Sciences Technology Specialist
Silvie Van den Hoecke, VIB Life Sciences Technology Specialist
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Manager Science Events

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#NGAPA17