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Day One

Final Conference Programme | Monday 8th June 2015

08.30-10.45
Arrival, Registration, Coffee & Poster Set-Up

10.45 -10.50
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Julian Ma (PBVAB 2015 Conference Chairman)

SESSION 1:
SPECIAL OPENING PLENARY SESSION:

‘Plant-Based Therapeutics for Ebola Virus and Other Infectious Diseases’
Moderator: Charles Arntzen (Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA)

10.50-11.00
‘Plant-made vaccines and antibodies to prevent/treat Ebola virus infection’
Charles Arntzen (Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA)

11.00-11.40
‘Design and testing of ZMapp as a therapeutic for Ebola treatment’
Larry Zeitlin (MAPP Biopharmaceuticals Inc., San Diego, California, USA)

11.40-12.00
‘Manufacturing challenges and successes in large scale antibody therapeutic production’
Barry Bratcher and Hugh Haydon (Kentucky BioProcessing, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)

12.00-12.15
‘Strategy and capabilities of BARDA to address Ebola threat using plant based manufacturing’
Chia-Wei Tsai (BARDA, Washington DC, USA)

12.15-12.35
‘Plant derived monoclonal antibodies: A public health perspective’
Martin Friede (WHO, Geneva, Switzerland)

12.35-13.00
Questions & Discussion

13.00-14.00
Lunch & Posters

SESSION 2:
PLENARY

Moderator: Julian Ma (St. George’s University of London, London, UK) and Vikram Vridi (University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium)

14.00-14.20
‘Plant-based technologies for developing countries: Bio-Manguinhos recent developments’
Marcos da Silva Freire (Bio-Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

14.20-14.40
‘Optimizing vaccines and therapeutics production, synthetic biology to the rescue’
Marc-Andre D’Aoust (Medicago Inc., Quebec City, Quebec, Canada)

14.40-15.00
‘Expanding the pharmaceutical applicability of plant-based technologies’
Robert Erwin (iBio Inc., Newark, Delaware, USA)

15.00-15.20
‘Developing issues in obtaining patent protection for plant-based vaccines and natural products’
Konrad Sechley (Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

15.20-15.40
Tea Break & Posters

SESSION 3

Moderator: George P. Lomonossoff (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK) and Noboyuki Matoba (University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

15.40-16.00
‘Development and evaluation of a plant-made recombinant protein for the treatment of fibrotic disease’
Terence Ryan (iBio Inc., Newark, Delaware, USA)

16.00-16.20
‘Moss-aGal: Pre-clinical and clinical performance of a moss-made drug to treat Fabry disease’
Andreas Schaaf (Greenovation GmbH, Freiburg, Germany)

16.20-16.40
‘Novel treatment for Fabry disease – IV administration of plant-derived alpha-GAL-A enzyme phase ½ safety and efficacy studyinterim report’
Einat Brill-Almon, Raul Chertkoff, Myriam Golembo, Sari Alon, Vered Kivity, Bat Chen Amit-Cohen, Alona Paz and Yoseph Shaaltiel (Protalix Biotherapeutics, Carmiel, Israel)

16.40-17.00
‘Plant rabies immunoglobulin (P-RIG)
Markus Sack (RWTH, Aachen, Germany)

17.00-17.20
‘Update on mucin-type O-glycan engineering in plants’
Richard Strasser, Martina Dicker, Daniel Maresch and Friedrich Altmann (University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria)

17.20-17.40
‘Production of alpha-1 antitrypsin in Nicotiana benthamiana stably expressing the mammalian sialylation pathway’
Alexandra Castilho, Markus Windwarder, Stefan Werner, Carola Engler, Pia Gattinger, Richard Strasser, Friedrich Altmann and Herta Steinkellner (University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria)

17.40-18.00
‘Evaluating plants transformation strategies for multiple gene insertions’
J. Palaci, V. Virdi and A. Depicker (Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)

18.00-18.20
‘Therapeutic potential of plant-produced glycoprotein-specific antibodies for treatment against filovirus infections’
Vidadi Yusibov (Fraunhofer USA, Newark, Delaware, USA)

18.20-19.20
PBVA 2015 Welcome Reception & Poster Session
Sponsored by The International Society for Plant Molecular Farming and Kentucky BioProcessing

The International Society For Plant Molecular Farming

Kentucky Bioprocessing