Gordon Research Conference: Development of biotherapeutics & vaccines

 Hotel Galvez, Texas Gulf coast in Galveston, Texas, USA January 6-10th 2019


Graduate students and post-docs can apply for waiver of registration fee (covers boarding and lodging at the hotel) from the GRC Chairs’ Fund; travel will not be reimbursed. Applications are currently being accepted through the conference web page online, and acceptances will start after the final program is posted in September.


Keynote Session: Vaccines and Biotherapeutics Development: Improving Global Healthcare
Brian Kelley (Vir Biotechnology, USA)
Susan Hershenson (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA)
Gail Wasserman (MedImmune, USA)
Jim Thomas (Just Biotherapeutics, USA)


Upstream Processes: Expression
Anne Robinson (Tulane University, USA)
Gene Schaefer (Janssen, USA)
Robert Kiss (Sutro Biopharma Inc., USA)
Kerstin Otte (Biberach University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Linda Lua (University of Queensland, Australia)

Downstream Purification of Biologics
Anurag Rathore (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
Min Zhu (Boehringer Ingelheim, USA)
Juergen Hubbuch (Institut für Bio- und Lebensmitteltechnik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Jon Coffman (Boehringer Ingelheim, USA)

Cutting Edge Analytical Tools
Elizabeth Topp (Purdue University, USA)
William Weiss (Eli Lilly and Company, USA)
Borries Demeler (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA)
John Marino (Materials Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
Sriram Subramaniam (National Institutes of Health, USA)

Upstream/Downstream Control of Aggregation in Biologics
Jessica Molek (GlaxoSmithKline, USA)
Miguel Rodrigues (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Yinges Yigzaw (Genentech, USA)
Glen Bolton (Amgen, USA)

Higher Order Structure and Immunogenicity
Wim Jiskoot (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Marisa Joubert (Amgen, USA)
Eva Chi (University of New Mexico, USA)
Daniela Verthelyi (U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration, USA)
Martin Bachmann (Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

Statistical Thermodynamics of Protein Aggregation
Paolo Arosio (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Jason Cheung (Merck, USA)
Robin Curtis (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Andela Saric (University College London, United Kingdom)

Fill/Finish of Biologics: Filling Drug Product in a Vial Is Nontrivial
Wolfgang Friess (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Andrea Miller (Janssen, USA)
Lavinia Lewis (Pfizer, USA)
Gerhard Winter (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany)
Yuh-Fun Maa (Genentech, USA)

State-of-the-Art Vaccine and Biotherapeutic Delivery
Donna French (MedImmune, USA)
Veysel Kayser (University of Sydney, Australia)
Suzie Pun (University of Washington, USA)
Samir Mitragotri (Harvard University, USA