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Celebrating the Advancement of Protein Science and Innovation


PepTalk connects protein science researchers from around the globe to share case studies, unpublished data, breakthroughs, and solutions that support and enhance biotherapeutics development.

This year’s event will comprise 5 days of programming featuring 15 conferences, 7 training seminars, more than 200 speakers and a plethora of engaging networking events.

Programming includes in-depth coverage antibody discovery, protein engineering, bispecific antibodies, emerging immunotherapies, protein aggregation, cell and gene therapy, protein expression, bioproduction, and the latest developments in machine learning. 



Conferences are designed for building connections.  Sometimes though, you need a designated meeting space and common interests to make those connections.  We are excited to offer the PepTalk Plaza as a gathering place to facilitate connections.

The PepTalk Plaza located in the Exhibit Hall provides a meeting spot for people with similar interests to convene and construct a plan to take advantage of all that PepTalk: The Protein Science and Production Week has to offer.


Visit the PepTalk Plaza for Networking & Social Events

Monday, January 16

7:20 pm Young Scientist Meet Up
Iris Goldman, Associate Conference Producer, Cambridge Innovation Institute

This young scientist meetup is an opportunity to get to know and network with mentors of the PepTalk community. This session aims to inspire the next generation of young scientists by giving direct access to established leaders in the field.

  • Get to know fellow peers and colleagues 
  • Make connections and network with other institutions 
  • Inspire others and be inspired! 


7:30 pm City Walk Meet Up*
Kevin Brawley, Associate Project Manager, Production Operations & Communications, Cambridge Innovation Institute

Are you new to PepTalk or to San Diego? Join your fellow attendees, shake hands, make friends and join the group for a walk over to the Gas Lamp District!

Check back soon for details.
* Participants are responsible for their own transportation, food, and drink expenses.


Tuesday, January 17

3:30 pm Poster Awards Announcement


Wednesday, January 18

10:30 am Meet the Fireside Chat Plenary Speakers  

Stop by at the PepTalk Plaza in the exhibit hall to continue the discussion and ask questions with our expert PepTalk plenary panel.

3:35 pm Speed Networking 

Bring yourself, and your business cards, and be prepared to share and summarize the key elements of your research in a minute. PepTalk will provide a location, timer, and fellow attendees to facilitate the introductions.

Check back soon for details and specific networking topics and themes

6:50 pm Women in Science Meet Up

Christa Cortesio, PhD, Senior Scientist, Protein Sciences, Kite Pharma 
Michelle Gaylord, Principal Scientist, Protein Expression Lead, Velia, Inc.

CHI is proud to offer programming that honors and celebrates the advancement of diversity in the life sciences.  We recognize that barriers preventing women from fully participating in the sciences are not just barriers to equality, but also critically deter scientific advancement worldwide. Our Women in Science programming invites the entire scientific community to discuss these barriers, as we believe that all voices are necessary and welcome.

Thursday, January 19

10:30 am Poster Awards Announcement


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