Protein Australia

16 to 18 July 2019
 The University of Queensland

 

Join us at Protein Australia 2019

Protein Australia brings together scientists from academia and industry to contribute to the development of protein science and protein technology.

This national scientific meeting will highlight the recent advances on protein research, with a focus on protein engineering and production for structural and functional study and as protein-based bioproducts. The themes include protein engineering and production, protein quality and characterisation, and bioprocess innovation for biomanufacturing.

Registration

Registration closed 1 July 2019



 

 

Where

Queensland Bioscience Precinct Auditorium

The University of Queensland

St Lucia,
Australia

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Kuhner Student Competition

Pitch Your Research

Cash awards for winners

 

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Plenary Speakers

 

Fiona M. Wood, FRACS AM

Burns Surgeon and Clinical Professor
Ongoing quest to make a difference to people's lives

"The role of the Interdisciplinary Team in Translational Research

Manon M. J. Cox, PhD MBA

CEO and Vaccine Technology Innovator
Driving change in the vaccine industry

"A blueprint for successful product development"

Special Lecture on Wildlife Conservation

Presented by Craig Franklin, Deputy Head of School & Professor School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland.

Titled: "Why biodiversity is important - insights from extreme life: an Australian perspective". 

Followed by an interactive wildlife display. 

 

Confirmed Speakers

 


Ines I. Atmosukarto

Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Lipotek Pty Ltd

"LipoChel liposomes, a versatile multivalent anchoring platform for recombinant proteins, with applications in flow cytometry and in vivo bio-imaging techniques"​


Kym Baker

General Manager
Patheon, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Patheon Biologics Australia Pty Ltd

"Manufacturing modern miracles"


Megan Baldwin

CEO & Managing Director
Opthea Ltd

"OPT-302: A novel VEGF-C/D ‘Trap’ to Combat Retinal Eye Disease"


Jagan Billakanti

Senior BioProcess Scientist
Luina Bio

"Bacterial and yeast recombinant protein production – An industrial perspective"


Keith Chappell

Senior Research Fellow
The University of Queensland

"Rapid response pipeline for stabilised subunit vaccines"


Henry Chiou

Director of Product Management, Protein Expression & Transfection
Thermo Fisher Scientific

"Streamlining biologics development with the Expi systems"


David Craik

ARC Laureate Fellow
The University of Queensland

"Natural peptide-based scaffolds in drug design"


Craig Franklin

Deputy Head of School & Professor School of Biological Sciences
The University of Queensland

"Why biodiversity is important - insights from extreme life: an Australian perspective"


Anton Glieder

Professor in Biotechnology
Graz University of Technology

"PichiaExpress"


Gaurav Gupta

Senior Research Scientist
University of Oxford

"VLPs as carrier for potential vaccine candidates"


Brad Johnson

Director of Downstream Process Development
Thermo Fisher Scientific

"Using innovation to tackle the downstream process bottleneck"


Manmeet Kaur

Research Fellow
The University of Auckland

"Protein based nanomaterials"


Catherine Owczarek

Director, Recombinant Proteins
CSL Limited

"Recombinant Protein Expression in Mammalian Cells: Bridging the gap between research and development"


Bernd Rehm

Professor and Director of Centre for Cell Factories and Biopolymers
Griffith University

"In vivo assembled polyester scaffolds for protein production"


Derek Richard

Professor and Scientific Director of Cancer & Ageing Research Program
Queensland University of Technology

"Understanding the role of DNA repair in disease and ageing"


Anne Skaja Robinson

Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

"Control of glycosylation in antibody expression in CHO cells"


Sabine Suppmann

Head Protein Production
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

"A Protein Production Core Facility - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"


Nicole van der Weerden

CEO
Hexima Limited

"Using natures antimicrobial peptide arsenal to treat fungal nail infections"


Ross Wilson

Principal Investigator
Berkeley University of California

"Engineering CRISPR-Cas9 for cell-targeted therapeutic genome editing"

 

Highlights

 

2-hour workshop on the different stages of recombinant protein production.
Postgraduate research students will share their research.
Separate Q&A panels for participants to ask the experts and drill into the technical details on protein production for various applications.
Vendors will share the latest developments in equipment and reagents.

Program

Tuesday 16 July

 


9:30 AM - Registration for Protein Production Workshop


10:00 AM - Protein Production Workshop - Integrated approaches for making biomolecules

Facilitator: Tayo Adeniyi

1. Engineering an expression vector

2. Selecting the best expression host

3. Designing a purification strategy

4. Characterising the protein


1:00 PM - Registration opens for Protein Australia

Free Coffee! Merck's Coffee Cart

GE Healthcare ÄKTA Build Challenge


2:00 PM - Welcome and Door Prizes


2:15 PM - Opening for Protein Australia 2019 


2:30 PM - Opening Plenary

Fiona M. Wood, Burn Injury Research Unit UWA

The role of the interdisciplinary team in translational research


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Session 1: Translational Research

S1A: David Craik, The University of Queensland. "Natural peptide-based scaffolds in drug design"

S1B: Derek Richard, Queensland University of Technology. "Understanding the role of DNA repair in disease and ageing"

S1C: Kym Baker, Patheon Biologics, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Manufacturing modern miracles"


5:00 PM - Welcome Reception 

 

The conference program is correct at the time of publication. The final conference program is subject to change at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Wednesday 17 July

 


8:30 AM - Registration opens for Protein Australia

GE Healthcare ÄKTA Build Challenge


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Session 2: Optimising Expression Platforms

S2A: Bernd Rehm, Griffith University. "In vivo assembled polyester scaffolds for protein production"

S2B: Catherine Owczarek, CSL Limited. "Recombinant protein expression in mammalian cells: Bridging the gap between research and development"

S2C: Anton Glieder, Graz University of Technology. "PichiaExpress"


10:30 AM - Morning light refreshment


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Session 3: Platform Technologies

S3A: Sabine Suppmann, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. "A Protein Production Core Facility - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

S3B: Ross Wilson, Berkeley University of California. "Engineering CRISPR-Cas9 for cell-targeted therapeutic genome editing"

S3C: Henry Chiou, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Streamlining biologics development with the Expi systems"


12:30 PM - Lunch


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Session 4: Australian Technology Showcase (Supported by IMNIS)

S4A: Megan Baldwin, Opthea Ltd. "OPT-302: A novel VEGF-C/D ‘Trap’ to Combat Retinal Eye Disease"

S4B: Nicole van der Weerden, Hexima Limited. "Using natures antimicrobial peptide arsenal to treat fungal nail infections"

S4C: Ines Atmosukarto, Lipotek Pty Ltd. "LipoChel liposomes, a versatile multivalent anchoring platform for recombinant proteins, with applications in flow cytometry and in vivo bio-imaging techniques"


3:00 PM - Afternoon light refreshment


3:40 PM - 5:00 PM - Kuhner Student Competition - Pitch Your Research

1 Serena Ekman
2 Henry Malmanche
3 Michael MacDonald
4 Andri Wardiana
5 Matthias Noebel
6 Kuok Yap
7 Sathish Nadar


5:00 PM - Special Lecture on Australian Wildlife Conservation

Craig Franklin, The University of Queensland

Why biodiversity is important - insights from extreme life: an Australian perspective


6:00 PM - Geckoes Wildlife Display


6:00 PM - Networking evening with light refreshments 

 

The conference program is correct at the time of publication. The final conference program is subject to change at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Thursday 18 July

 


8:30 AM - Registration opens for Protein Australia

GE Healthcare ÄKTA Build Challenge


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Session 5: Biotherapeutic and Vaccine Technology

S5A: Manmeet Kaur, The University of Auckland. "Protein based nanomaterials"

S5B: Gaurav Gupta, University of Oxford. "Virus-like particles as carrier for potential vaccine candidates"

S5C: Keith Chappell, The University of Queensland. "Rapid response pipeline for stabilised subunit vaccines"


10:30 AM - Morning light refreshment


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Technology Highlights and Interactive Ask the Expert

Tibor Anderlei, Kühner. "Controlled-release for fed-batch in microtiter plate and shake flask"

Jayesh Parkar, Merck India. "Rhabdovirus-free Sf-RVN cell line and media platforms for virus-like particle and Adeno-associated virus production"

Interactive Ask the Expert:

Panel 1: Microbial Expression (Facilitator: Romain Tropée)

Panel 2: Animal Cell Expression (Facilitator: Mercè Salla-Martret)

Panel 3: Protein Purification and Characterisation (Facilitator: Balaji Somasundaram)


12:30 PM Lunch


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  Session 6: Technologies in Bioprocessing

S6A: Anne Skaja Robinson, Carnegie Mellon University. "Control of glycosylation in antibody expression in CHO cells"

S6B: Jagan Billakanti, Luina Bio. "Bacterial and yeast recombinant protein production – An industrial perspective"

S6C: Bradley Johnson, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Using innovation to tackle the downstream process bottleneck"


3:00 PM Afternoon light refreshment


3:30 PM Closing Plenary

Manon Cox, Next Wave Bio

A blueprint for successful product development


4:30 PM Closing Protein Australia 2019

Awards and Prizes


5:00 PM Protein Australia 2019 concludes

 

The conference program is correct at the time of publication. The final conference program is subject to change at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Travel

Protein Australia has secured exclusive accommodation discounts on a selection of accommodation options. Follow the links below for more information.

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Registration includes all sessions and catering breaks.

 

Contact

Please direct general inquiries to PEF

pef@uq.edu.au

+61 7 3346 3498

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