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Day One

Final Conference Programme | Wednesday 5th June

08.55-09.00
Welcome to Verona & Opening Remarks
Mario Pezzotti (University of Verona, Verona, Italy)

SESSION 1:
OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Moderator: Mario Pezzotti (University of Verona, Verona, Italy)

09.00-09.30
‘Taliglucerse alfa for treating Gaucher disease, the first plant derived approved product’
Einat Almon (Protalix Biotherapeutics, Carmiel, Israel)

09.30-10.00
‘Commercializing plant-based therapeutics and bioreagents’
Scott Deeter (Ventria Biosciences, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA)

10.00-10.30
‘Transient expression for the rapid production of virus-like particles in plants’
George P. Lomonossoff (The John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)

10.30-11.00
‘Plant-derived Non-Hodgkins lymphoma vaccine: Preliminary results & lessons learned’
John-Edward Butler Ransohoff (Bayer Innovation GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany)

11.00-11.30
Coffee Break & Poster Set-Up

SESSION 2:
VACCINES I

Moderator: George P. Lomonossoff (The John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)

11.30-12.00
‘Norovirus vaccine formulation to avoid cold chain requirements and mucosal delivery’
Charles J. Arntzen (Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA)

12.00-12.25
‘Technology progress in PMP research’
Yuri Gleba (Icon Genetics GmbH, Halle (Saale), Germany)

12.25-12.50
‘Plant made veterinary vaccines: Our experience over the last decade’
Andres Wigdorovitz (INTA, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

12.50-13.10
‘Expression and purification of beak and feather disease virus capsid protein in tobacco using elastin-like polypeptide fusions’
Ann E. Meyers, Lucian Duvenage, Inga I. Hitzeroth and Edward P. Rybicki (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

13.10-13.30
‘Expression of rotavirus capsid proteins in N. benthamiana using an Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression system’
Inga I. Hitzeroth, David L.R. Mutepfa and Edward P. Rybicki (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

13.30-14.30
Lunch Break & Posters

SESSION 3:
TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES

Moderator: Rainer Fischer (RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany)

14.30-14.55
‘Virus-derived ssDNA vectors for the expression of foreign proteins in plants’
Edward P. Rybicki (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

14.55-15.15
‘Protein expression systems based on ‘full virus’ strategy may yet be improved’
E.V. Sheshukova, T.V. Komarova and Y.L. Dorokhov (N.I. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics RAS, Moscow, Russia)

15.15-15.35
‘Exploiting virus homologous interference for the production of complex mixes of recombinant proteins’
Diego Orzaez (IPMCP-CSIC, Valencia, Spain)

15.35-15.55
‘Investigation of the role of elastin-like polypeptides, hydrophobin fusion tags and recombinant protein accumulation levels as critical elements of protein body biogenisis in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves’
Reza Saberianfar, J. Joensuu and Rima Menassa (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, London, Ontario, Canada)

15.55-16.15
‘Hydrophobin fusion technology assisted production of recombinant proteins in tobacco BY-2 suspension cells’
Lauri Reuter, Michael Bailey, Jussi J. Joensuu and Anneli Riotala (VTT-Technical Research Centre, Finland)

16.15-16.30
Tea Break & Posters

SESSION 4:
PERSPECTIVES

Moderator: Charles J. Arntzen (Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA)

16.30-16.55
‘Anti-fragility: Big picture issues in pharmaceutical development’
Jim W. Larrick (Panorama Research, Mountain View, California, USA)

16.55-17.20
‘Commercial paths to introducing molecular farming – an analysis of 15 case studies’
Mathew Paul, Harry Thangaraj and Julian Ma (St. George’s University of London, London, UK)

17.20-17.40
‘Current issues on patent protection – a comparative overview of issues pertaining to plant related protection considering the US, Europe and Canada’
Konrad Sechley (Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

17.40-18.00
‘COST Action Update’
Stefan Schillberg (Fraunhofer IME, Aachen, Germany)

18.00-18.15
‘Society for Molecular Farming – A Proposal’
Julian Ma (St. George’s University of London, London, UK)

18.15-19.15
PBVA 2013 Welcome Reception & Poster Session