The promise of genome editing: Changing bioprocessing, manufacture and much, much more
Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park
18 June 2018 (11.00-16.00)
Evolution is so "yesterday" as we enter the revolution offered by genome editing. You may find this opinion provocative but if the cellular systems we have are not good enough for the functions needed, why should we not just build new ones by changing the genetic makeup of the cell, So far, so good... the promise remains but what is the reality of this hope?
In this workshop (co-sponsored by BioProNET and Horizon Discovery) we are bringing together expert opinion leaders from academia and industry to examine the likelihood of the expectations being translated to outcomes. Via short expert presentations and focused group discussions, the participants will examine how the potential of genome editing to change the manufacture of bio-based products (in terms of amount, quality, spectrum) may be enhanced and the practical consequences of such interventions from a commercial perspective. Topics to be covered include implications for the predictability and speed of manufacture of protein- and nucleic acid-based products and how the generation of new expression platforms may influence the design, production and downstream processing of emerging classes of bio-based products.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Mark Fife (The Pirbright Institute)
- Claus Kristensen (GlycoDisplay Aps, Copenhagen Centre for Glycomics)
- Lorenz Mayr (GE Healthcare Life Sciences)
- Nicola McCarthy (Horizon Discovery)
Participation at the workshop will be by open application. The number of successful applicants will be limited to approximately 40 attendees to foster direct input to scientific and commercial considerations of the theme. Intended participants are requested to complete the online application form by 11th May. Successful applicants will be informed by 25th May (a waiting list will be generated) and a draft programme will be forwarded to participants after then. The workshop is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Potential accommodation in the surrounding areas include:
- Holiday Inn Impington, Lakeview , Bridge Road, Cambridge, CB24 9PH – 1.2 miles
- DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RT - 2.6 miles
- Premier Inn Cambridge, Orchard Park, Ring Fort Rd, Cambridge CB4 2GW – 1.2 miles
Access to the best manufacturing cell lines should not be cost prohibitive and should be designed without manufacturing handcuffs
BioProNET is enhancing the world-leading position of the UK in the discovery, design and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals.
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