Speakers

  • Richard Altman
    Scientist, Protein Technologies, Amgen, Inc.
    Biography
      Rich Altman has 29 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2016, he joined the Protein Technologies Mammalian Expression group at Amgen San Francisco, supporting biologics drug development. Prior to Amgen, he worked for several pharmaceutical companies on the cloning, expression, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins. This work supported both small-molecule high-throughput screening and protein therapeutic efforts. He received his MS degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
    • Ryan Boniface
      Scientist III, Cell Biology, Bioproduction Research & Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
      Biography
        Ryan Boniface has been an R&D Scientist with Thermo Fisher Scientific in development of Gibco™ media and supplement products for nine years. He is experienced in high-throughput medium design process development, validation, and technology transfer. Ryan's formal education includes an MS in Biotechnology from State University of New York, Buffalo.
      • Henry Chiou, PhD
        Associate Director, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group Thermo Fisher Scientific
        Biography
          Henry is associate director of product management, responsible for the Gibco and Invitrogen-branded protein expression portfolio at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has directed or guided development of such products as Lipofectamine® LTX, Lipofectamine® RNAiMAX, Lipofectamine® 3000, the FreeStyle™ MAX CHO Expression System, the Expi293™ Expression System and the ExpiCHO Expression System. Henry previously worked for small biotech companies in gene delivery and gene therapy. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and did his post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania.
        • Stephan Fath, PhD
          Manager, Manufacturing , Thermo Fisher Scientific
          Biography
            Dr. Fath is a Manager, Manufacturing in the Biosciences Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific, GeneArt in Germany. Stephan received his PhD in protein biochemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. After his education and research work on ribosomal biogenesis, he joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center / New York, USA as a Research Fellow, studying COP II proteins by protein crystallography. Stephan has a strong background in protein biochemistry, expertise in different protein expression systems and a proven track record of publishing his scientific work in internationally renowned journals. In 2008 he joined GeneArt and worked as Senior Scientist in R&D before switching to Operations. As Manager, Manufacturing he is currently responsible for the highly customized protein expression & purification services.
          • Christina Gordon
            Scientist, Protein Sciences, UCB Pharma
            Biography
              After graduation from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany I worked for a number of years as a Process Development Scientist at AstraZeneca in Sweden in cell line generation and developing scalable fermentation processes for mammalian cell cultures. After this I moved to the UK and joined the New Meds Division of UCB working within the transient gene expression group. Over my 10 years at UCB I have implemented many improvements to both our CHO and HEK293 transient expression platforms which have led to significant improvement in titre and throughput. I am now currently part of the alternative antibody format group helping to design and improve expression of 'difficult to express proteins'.
            • Hideki Hasegawa, PhD
              Director of the Department of Pathology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
              Biography
                Hideki Hasegawa graduated from the Hokkaido University school of medicine in 1993 with M.D. and finished graduate school at Hokkaido University in 1997 with Ph.D. He studied at the Rockefeller University from 1995 to 1996, and University College Dublin from 1996 to 1997 as a postdoctoral fellow. After finishing his studies he joined to National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) where he had spent his research of infectious diseases at the department of pathology. In 2003 he promoted to Chief of Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Pathology, at NIID where he is extending his research to the development of a mucosal vaccine against influenza viruses. In 2011 he promoted to Director of the Department of Pathology at NIID.
              • Anass Jawhari, PhD
                Chief Scientific Officer, CALIXAR
                Biography
                  Anass Jawhari, holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry & structural biology from Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg, France), obtained under the supervision of Professor Dino Moras (IGBMC & French academy of Science). He worked as research associate at the Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, US) and at the Gene Center (Munich, Germany) before joining Transgene as Research Investigator. He is now Chief Scientific Officer at CALIXAR. He has more than 18 years' experience in research & development projects related to molecular aspects of vaccine, cancer & infectious diseases. Anass is also member of different membrane proteins consortiums (GPCR and ion channels) and board member of different institutions including SOJ immunology editorial (US) and Chem2stab consortium (France).
                • Yongchang Ji
                  Scientist II, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                  Biography
                    Yongchang Ji, PhD. is a scientist in the Life Sciences Solutions Group at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Carlsbad, CA. Yongchang is currently working on development of the high tier, large scale mammalian suspension lentiviral vector production system for gene therapy application. Dr. Ji received his Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy from SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY and his undergraduate degree from Xiamen University, China.
                  • Chao Yan Liu
                    女士现为Thermo Fisher Scientific
                    Biography
                      公司细胞生物学部门的高级研究员,在美国马里兰州弗雷德里克工作。Chao Yan Liu女士拥有河北医科大学的医学学士学位和军事医学科学院的病理学硕士学位,先后在威斯康辛州血液中心的血液研究所以及纽约州立大学水牛城分校从事细胞生物学和免疫学领域的学术研究工作。Chao Yan Liu女士于2005年加入原Life Technologies公司研发部,对Gibco™ 品牌下十余款细胞培养产品的研发做出了卓越贡献,包括AlgiMatrix™ 3D培养系统、OpTmizer™ CTS™ T细胞扩增无血清培养基、TrypLE™ Select酶、适用于胚胎干细胞的FBS、MesenPRO RS™ 细胞培养基、GlutaMAX™ 培养基添加剂、FreeStyle™ F17表达培养基和CD FortiCHO™ 培养基,在哺乳动物细胞培养,尤其是化学成分确定的无血清和无蛋白培养以及重组蛋白表达方面积累了丰富的经验。最近五年,她作为瞬时蛋白表达课题研发的技术负责人致力于两种新型哺乳动物瞬时蛋白表达系统--Expi293™和ExpiCHO™的研究开发并取得了突破性进展。
                    • Jian Liu
                      Thermo Fisher Scientific, Scientist III, Life Sciences Solutions Group
                      Biography
                        刘健先生现为Thermo Fisher Scientific公司细胞生物学部门的资深研究员,在美国马里兰州弗雷德里克工作,拥有华东理工大学的生物化学学士以及硕士学位。刘健先生曾在美国南加州大学从事艾滋病疫苗研发工作长达六年。 2000年,加入Invitrogen公司。在他的任职于Invitrogen公司期间,他曾在多个部门从事多种酶的纯化研究,包括MMLV, SuperScript II and III, Taq DNA聚合酶, RNaseOUT, E. coli DNA聚合酶和DNaseI。 2006年,他加入了公司位于马里兰州弗雷德里克的生物生产部门,并开始从事稳定细胞系的开发,期间他参与开发的DG44和CHO-S的稳定细胞株在流加培养中的单克隆抗体表达超过1克/升。 2014年,他加入了细胞培养部门,专注于新型瞬时蛋白表达系统- ExpiCHO表达系统的规模化开发。
                      • George Lovrecz, PhD
                        Adjunct Professor of RMIT and Monash University, Protein Production and Fermentation CSIRO, BioManufacturing, Parkville and Clayton laboratories, Australia
                        Biography
                          George is Adjunct Professor of RMIT and Monash University Protein Production and Fermentation. He works closely with CSIRO, BioManufacturing Parkville and Clayton laboratories, Australia.
                        • Aaron McBride
                          Scientist III, Protein and Cell Analysis, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                          Biography
                            Aaron McBride is an R&D Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he has played an instrumental role in the development, commercialization and support of multiple chromatography resins and recombinant proteins introduced over the past seven years. Aaron has experience in protein expression, purification and characterization, as well as, process development and validation. HIs development work included products for protein purification, molecular biology and in vitro translation. His formal education includes an MS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University.
                          • Matthew McKenna
                            Scientist, high-throughput transient transfectio, Pfizer, Inc.
                            Biography
                              2000-2001 Genzyme Biosurgery, GMP Culture of autologous chondrocytes for knee replacement surgery 2001-2002 Harvard School of Public Health, Responsible for culturing of Human Airway Smooth Muscle cells for asthma research 2002-2007 ImmunoGen, Responsible for the stable cell line development of DG44CHO cells secreting monoclonal antibodies 2007-2010 Organon/Schering-Plough/Merck, Responsible for the stable and large scale transient development of DG44CHO and Hek293F cells to produce monoclonal antibodies 2010-Present Pfizer, Responsible for large scale and small scale transient expression of proteins in various formats using the Expi293F transient transfection platform. Currently working in the High Throughput Transient transfection group
                            • Konrad Miatkowski
                              Scientist, Protein and Cell Sciences, EMD Serono Research and Development Inst.
                              Biography
                                In 2016 Konrad joined the Protein and Cell Sciences group at EMD Serono in Billerica, MA as a member of the research stage protein expression team. Prior to EMD Serono Konrad worked for 25 years as a research scientist at Biogen in Cambridge, MA where he developed and managed a protein expression and purification core team. His expertise includes transient protein expression in mammalian and insect cells, both at small and large scale, using shake flasks, stir-tank bioreactors, and rocking bioreactor systems. Konrad's focus is optimization of protein quality and yield by designing growth conditions and feed strategies. He also brings significant experience with developing, selecting and culturing hybridoma and stable mammalian cell lines.
                              • Scott Meier
                                Scientist III, Protein and Cell Analysis, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                Biography
                                  Scott Meier is a Research Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, focusing primarily on the development of novel tools for protein isolation and enrichment. He has a strong background in protein expression and purification for structural and functional studies. His most recent project involved developing magnetic agarose affinity beads for high-throughput small scale purification of recombinant proteins and antibodies. Over the past six years, Scott has developed products related to bacterial lysis, membrane protein extraction, high flow affinity chromatography resins, and glycoprotein immobilization chemistry. Scott has a B.S. in Bioengineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a M.S. in Laboratory Investigation from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
                                • Gabriel Ozorowski, PhD
                                  Sr. Research Associate, Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
                                  Biography
                                    B.S. Biology, Santa Clara University, CA Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine Protein biochemist and structural biologist in the field of HIV vaccine design. Duties include design and expression of novel immunogens in mammalian cells, stringent purification protocols for animal immunization studies, and quality control assessment of antigens alone or in presence of adjuvants/buffers using a combination of biolayer interferometry, differential scanning calorimetry, isothermal titration calorimetry, and electron microscopy. Assessment includes samples from GMP-level production. Additional projects involve high-resolution epitope mapping and structural determination of HIV Env trimers using cryoelectron microscopy, with a focus on trimer dynamics.
                                  • Sasha Vlassov, PhD
                                    Senior Staff Scientist, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                    Biography
                                      Alexander "Sasha" Vlassov is a Senior Manager, Research and Development, at the Austin site of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Dr. Vlassov has developed multiple product lines including reagents for exosome and microbiome research, siRNA, tools for miRNA functional analysis, and transfection reagents. For the last two years his team is developing advanced technologies for plasmid DNA purification, with primary downstream application being ExpiCHO and Expi293 transient expression systems.
                                    • Jon Zmuda, PhD
                                      Director, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      Biography
                                        Jonathan Zmuda, Ph.D. is the Director of Cell Biology in the Life Sciences Solutions Group at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Frederick, MD. Jon leads a team of scientists dedicated to discovering and developing new technologies and products useful for cell biology applications including transient protein expression, advanced cell culture and rare cell analysis. Dr. Zmuda received his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park and his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
                                      MAY 9 - 10 2017
                                      2017 Gibco ExpressionWorld
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                                      The Gibco™ ExpressionWorld™ virtual conference is the world’s largest online venue for experiencing the latest advances in protein expression.  On May 10, 2017, this interactive forum will connect experts from around the globe to share case studies and best practices in the exciting areas of biologics development and structural biology.

                                       

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                                      Speakers:
                                      • Scientist, Protein Technologies, Amgen, Inc.
                                      • Scientist III, Cell Biology, Bioproduction Research & Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • Associate Director, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • Manager, Manufacturing , Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • Scientist, Protein Sciences, UCB Pharma
                                      • Director of the Department of Pathology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
                                      • Chief Scientific Officer, CALIXAR
                                      • Scientist II, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • 女士现为Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Scientist III, Life Sciences Solutions Group
                                      • Adjunct Professor of RMIT and Monash University, Protein Production and Fermentation CSIRO, BioManufacturing, Parkville and Clayton laboratories, Australia
                                      • Scientist III, Protein and Cell Analysis, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • Scientist, high-throughput transient transfectio, Pfizer, Inc.
                                      • Scientist, Protein and Cell Sciences, EMD Serono Research and Development Inst.
                                      • Scientist III, Protein and Cell Analysis, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • Sr. Research Associate, Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
                                      • Senior Staff Scientist, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                      • Director, Cell Biology, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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