PepTalk 2017
PepTalk 2017

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Ninth Annual
Engineering Genes and Hosts
Strategies in Systems and Synthetic Biology
January 9-10, 2017 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront | San Diego, CA


Engineering therapeutic protein expression platforms is not for the faint of heart. Many variables must be considered during the engineering process, including verification and sequence analysis of the gene or protein of interest, codon optimization, vector construction and clone/host selection. When challenges arise, protein expression engineers must design new cloning schemes by altering the DNA or amino acid sequence, moving a gene from one vector to another, transfecting the vector to an alternative host, re-selecting the clone, re-characterizing the expressed protein or any of the above – a laborious, time-consuming and expensive process.

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Ninth Annual Engineering Genes and Hosts conference continues the tradition of applying effective engineering strategies for protein expression and production research leading to functional biotherapeutic products. Learn from seasoned, savvy researchers as they share their real-world experiences, applications and results.

We invite presentation proposals on the following preliminary topics:

Targeting Genes

  • Synthetic Biology
  • CRISPR
  • rDNA Synthesis and Selection
  • Targeting RNA
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Gene Editing
  • Codon Optimization

Enhancing Expression

  • Transfection
  • Host Prioritization
  • Screening for High Producers
  • Screening for Functional Proteins
  • Data Analysis

Optimizing Clones:

  • Library Construction
  • Sequence Verification
  • Vector/Host

Case Studies

  • Success Stories
  • Best Practices
  • Lessons Learned

Please click here to submit a speaking proposal for review.

Deadline for submission: May 27, 2016

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference will be given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, regulators and those from academic centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For questions about the meeting, please contact:

Mary Ann Brown
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5497
Email: mabrown@healthtech.com

For partnering & sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K
Jason Gerardi
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5452
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: jgerardi@healthtech.com

Companies L-Z
Carol Dinerstein
Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5471
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: dinerstein@healthtech.com