Molecular Farming - Plant Biologicals

Venue: BioPark

Location: Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jan 29, 2008 End Date/Time: Jan 29, 2008
Early Registration Date: Oct 20, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 10, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Oct 10, 2007
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"Plant biotechnology offers an unprecedented opportunity to produce modern, recombinant pharmaceutical proteins at scale, quickly and at low cost. In essence, a “low-tech high technology”, it has the potential to address many of the global health issues that cannot be solved using conventional technologies. This meeting follows on from the first Molecular Farming meeting in January 2006, and will visit the latest advances and enabling technologies, and review the progress that is being made towards the first commercial products."
Chair - Professor Julian Ma, St Georges Hospital, University of London, UK

Confirmed Talks include:

Pharma-Planta – an academic consortium advancing Molecular Farming in Europe and South Africa
Professor Julian Ma, St Georges Hospital, University of London, UK

New generation technologies for expressing recombinant proteins in green plants
Professor Yuri Gleba, Icon Genetics GmbH, Germany

The developing regulatory oversight of plant made pharmaceuticals
Professor Philip J Dale OBE, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Expression of self-assembling macromolecular complexes using a plant virus vector
Dr George Lomonossoff, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Recombinant pharmaceutical proteins from cereal grains
Dr Eva Stoger, Germany

Confirmed Speakers include:

• Dr Harry Thangaraj, Director of Research, Centre for the Management of IP in Health R&D, UK
• Lorenzo Frigerio, University of Warwick, UK

The deadline for early registrations is 20th October 2007. Fees double after this date.

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