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

Top 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, 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

Tuomas Knowles

CSO Fluid Analytics, UK

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

Joe Beechem

Senior Vice President of Research and Development, NanoString, US

Jacob Glanville

CSO Distributed Bio, US

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 LSMSn ThermoFisher, DE

Dan Mandell

CEO, GRO BioSciences, US

Kristopher Nazor

CSO, MYi Diagnostics

Sergey Piletsky

University of Leicester, UK
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Next-Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis (2nd Edition)
Abstract submission closing date: 
Friday, 18 August, 2017
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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 next generation antibody therapeutics
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:30
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
10:30 - 10:55
Antibody Characterization by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Kai Scheffler
BioPharma Support Expert LSMSn ThermoFisher, DE
Company 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
Akhilesh Pandey
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
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 - 10:30
Nanobodies to study G Protein-Coupled Receptor structure and Function
Jan Steyaert
VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE
Academic speaker
10:30 - 10:55
Discovery and validation of antibody research tools
Mark Bushfield
Senior VP, Research and Innovation at Abcam, UK
Company speaker
10:55 - 11:25
Coffee
11:25 - 11:50
Integration of synthetic antibody fragment library design, in vitro display and primary screening enables exceptionally resource- and time efficient generation of developable therapeutic leads.
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
12:25 - 14:00
Lunch & Poster session
Parallel session PM1: Next-Generation affinity reagents
14:00 - 14:35
Shohei Koide
New York University School of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:00
The computational Immuno-engineering revolution: generating thousands of high affinity binders in under two weeks
Jacob Glanville
CSO Distributed Bio, US
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:35
Recombinant antibodies for probing and regulating the surfaceome in cancer
Jim Wells
University of California San Francisco, US
Academic speaker
15:40 - 16:10
Coffee
16:10 - 16:45
MIP nanoparticles in diagnostics and bioimaging
Sergey Piletsky
University of Leicester, UK
Academic speaker
16:45 - 17:10
Using B-Body(TM) Bispecific Antibodies to Modulate Anti-tumor Immune Responses
Bonnie Hammer
Vice President of Biologics Development, US
Company speaker
17:10 - 17:35
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
New methods to study protein-lipid interactions
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:00
Daniel Martinez Molina
CSO Pelago Bioscience, SE
Company speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Jean-Christophe Rain
Head of R&D and Tech Dev. Hybrigenics Services SAS, FR
Company speaker
15:35 - 16:10
Coffee
16:10 - 16:45
Measuring protein-ligand affinities and specificities at high through-put: the robotized holdup assay
Gilles Travé
IGBMC, FR
Academic speaker
16:45 - 17:20
Novel ways to look at protein complexes
Sven Eyckerman
VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, UGent, BE
Academic speaker
17:20 - 17:45
Presenter TBA
Company speaker
17:35 - 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
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: a spectrometry alternative and advancement, applied to drug characterization
Christian Loch
Director of Research & Development, AVMBioMed, US
Company speaker
10:15 - 10:40
Quantitative Proteomics of Posttranslational Modifications to Support the Discovery and Development of Targeted Drugs
Henrik Daub
Senior VP, Science & Technology, Evotec, DE
Company speaker
10:40 - 11:15
Coffee
11:15 - 11:50
New technologies to interrogate the dynamics and function of the phosphoproteome
Judit Villén
University Washington, US
Academic speaker
11:50 - 12:25
Rune Linding
University of Copenhagen, DK
Academic speaker
Parallel session AM2: Bio-sensing and molecular interactions
09:15 - 09:50
Presenter TBA
Academic speaker
09:50 - 10:15
Tuomas Knowles
CSO Fluid Analytics, UK
Company speaker
10:15 - 10:40
Studying biomolecular interactions using nanopores through silicon chips
Liesbeth van Oeffelen
Founder, BioSenSource, BE
Company speaker
10:40 - 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
Frontier in direct observation and visualisation of molecular Interactions
Academic speaker
12:15 - 14:00
Lunch & Poster session
Parallel session PM1: Protein design
14:00 - 14:35
Frederic Rousseau
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Academic speaker
14:35 - 15:10
Structure-Based Design of IgG Bispecific Antibodies
Brian Kuhlman
University of North Carolina, US
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:45
Coffee
15:45 - 16:20
From structural design to building molecular platforms
Possu Huang
Stanford University, US
Academic speaker
16:20 - 16:45
Next-Generation biologics through genomic recoding
Dan Mandell
CEO, GRO BioSciences, US
Company speaker
16:45 - 17:10
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
Single T Cell Polyfunctional metrics: Predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy
Jing Zhou
VP of Immunology, IsoPlexis, US
Company speaker
14:35 - 15:10
Systematic analysis of cell morphology using automated yeast genetics and single cell imaging
Brenda Andrews
University of Toronto, CA
Academic speaker
15:10 - 15:45
Coffee
15:45 - 16:20
Novel methods for ultra-sensitive Proteomics
Jeroen Krijgsveld
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) & Heidelberg University, DE
Academic speaker
16:20 - 16:45
Joe Beechem
Senior Vice President of Research and Development, NanoString, US
Company speaker
16:45 - 17:10
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
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Manager Science Events

Hashtag: 
#NGAPA17
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ICC 'International Convention Center' Ghent
Van Rysselberghedreef 2
9000 Gent
Belgium

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