Monoclonal Antibody Production Bioprocesses Course 2014

Monoclonal Antibody Production Bioprocesses Course 2014

This course has been designed to provide detailed instruction and discussion of issues relevant to monoclonal antibody production and bioprocesses.  It will be held at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 16-17, 2014

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 The University of Manitoba and MabNet presents:

Monoclonal Antibody Production Bioprocesses Course 2014

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

June 16-17, 2014

 About the Course

 This course has been designed to provide detailed instruction and discussion of issues relevant to monoclonal antibody production and bioprocesses. It will consist of a series of talks from Principal Investigators associated with MabNet, the Canadian network for Monoclonal Antibody Production.  The speakers will give talks on their expertise to our participants about basic principles and techniques connected with Mab production.  The course is open to all with a basic knowledge of the life sciences or chemical engineering and an interest in biopharmaceutical production processes.  All graduate students associated with the network will be present in the course.

 The following speakers have been confirmed:

 Dr. Yves Durocher, “Mabs Production by Large-Scale Transfection and Stable CHO Cell Lines” – Team Leader, Protein Production, National Research Council Canada ‐ Human Health Therapeutics Portfolio (NRC‐HHT), MabNet Associate Director

Dr. Marc Aucoin, “Gene Delivery in Mammalian Cells” – Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Dr. Jamshid Tahna, “Structure of Camelid Antibodies” – Senior Research Officer, National Research Council Canada, Human Health Therapeutics/ Antibodies and Bioprocessing

Dr. Gregory Decrescenzo, “Functional Analysis by Surface Plasmon Resonance” – Professor and Canada Research Chair of Protein-enhance Materials, Ecole Polytechnique

Dr. Gregor Awang, “Commercialization of Antibodies” – Principal Scientist-Process Development, Biosciences Division, Emergent BioSolutions

Dr. Roshni Dutton, “Process Design for Commercial GMP Manufacture” – Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph.

Gillian Sadler, “Mass Spectrometry for Mab analysis” – Bioanalytical Specialist, Analytical Sciences, Biosciences Division, Emergent BioSolutions

Dr. David Chang, “Metabolism Analysis by NMR” – Director of Products and ServicesChenomx Inc.

Dr. Raja Ghosh, “Mab Aggregation, Prevention and Removal” – Professor & Canada Research Chair in Bioseparations Engineering, McMaster University

Dr. Rupasri Mandal, – Platform Manager, The Metabolomics Innovation Centre, University of Alberta

Dr. Hector Budman, – Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

What you can expect form this course: Up to date information on the technologies associated with biopharmaceutical bioprocess with a particular emphasis on monoclonal antibodies.

Intended Course Audience: Life scientists, Engineers and physical scientists who wish to gain the most up-to-date knowledge in monoclonal antibody production and learn the relevance of physical principles in bioprocess operations

Please click to view the preliminary program. Preliminary Agenda

Conference Venue

 The University of Manitoba is steeped in tradition and excellence that stems back 131 years, the University of Manitoba has grown to be the largest and most recognized post-secondary educational institution in the province. The university’s main Fort Garry Campus spans over 676 acres. Amongst this location is the beautiful Duckworth Quadrangle, which is one of the great places to meet, socialize and enjoy campus life. The tree-laden park is also a wonderful starting point to explore the rest of the campus, which includes more than 60 major buildings. The Fort Gary campus is located along the banks of the Red River. The Red has been a heartland for Aboriginal and Métis people and was the birthplace of Manitoba.

For more information please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/about/quick_facts/index.html

Winnipeg, Manitoba is located at the geographic centre of Canada. Winnipeg has a population of more than 778,000 culturally diverse people. It is renowned for its international flair and warm, friendly spirit. Winnipeg boasts world-class attractions (Manitoba Museum, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg Aviation Museum, etc.), innovative arts, sports and entertainment scene (Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, etc.), tantalizing restaurants, luxurious spas, fabulous shopping and compelling history.

For more information please visit: http://www.tourismwinnipeg.com/

 Accommodations

Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South
2935 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2H5
www.fourpointswinnipegsouth.com

Accommodations can be booked though our registration page (link found below)

  

Transportation to Winnipeg

By Air – Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport – www.waa.ca

By Train – VIA Rail – www.viarail.ca

By Bus – Greyhound Canada – www.greyhound.ca

 Fees and Registration

Full course: June 16 & 17

$1,500.00 CAD

1 day: June 16 OR June 17

$1,000.00 CAD

Early Bird Price for Full Course (May 16 deadline)

$1,400.00 CAD

MabNet Students**

$100.00 CAD

Registration deadline is May 30, 2014.

Full course fee includes:

  • 2 day course and handout materials if required
  • Lunch on June 16 & 17
  • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments on June 16 & 17
  • Dinner on June 16

1 day course fee includes:

  • 1 day course and handout materials if required
  • Lunch on June 16 OR 17
  • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments on June 16 OR 17

**MabNet Students receive funding from MabNet to attend the course, the registration cost is for hotel accommodations that are shared with another student. Select “other payment method” when registering.

For additional information please contact:

Michael Butler, Course Organizer
MabNet Scientific Director,
Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba
butler@cc.umanitoba.ca
(204) 474-6543
OR
Pamela Gareau, Course Administrator
MabNet Network Manager
Pamela.Gareau@umanitoba.ca
(204) 474-6832