January 28 - Virtual Workshops
Morning Session
10:00-11:00
Biologics: Protein Alignments, Modeling and Docking
Protein Alignments and Superposition / Loop and Linker Modeling / Homology Modeling / Protein- Protein Docking
11:00-11:15
Morning Break
11:15-12:15
Antibody Modeling and Protein Engineering
Protein Engineering / Protein Properties / Developability / Hot Spot Analysis / Antibody Modeling / Humanization / Molecular Surfaces
January 28 - Scientific Presentations
Afternoon Session
13:30-13:35
Opening Remarks
CHAIR: Fabrizio Comper
13:35-14:05
Developability Optimization of Antibodies 
Anette Henriksen, Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk A/S (DK)
14:05-14:35
Platformization of Multi-Specific Protein Engineering: Learning from High-Throughput Screening Data 
Norbert Furtmann, Section Head Data Science & Computational Design, Biologics Research, Sanofi Deutschland GmbH (DE)
14:35-15:05
mAb Biobetter: Immunogenicity Risk Reduction by Rational Design 
Sébastien Irigaray, Senior Scientist, Novartis (CH)
15:05-15:35
Towards More Accurate Property Prediction and Developability Profiling for Biologics 
David Thompson, Senior Applications Scientist, Chemical Computing Group (US)
15:35-15:45
Break
CHAIR: Giuseppe Licari
15:45-16:15
The Cellular Membrane as a Major Platform for Drug Interaction with the Cell 
Prof. Emad Tajkhorshid, Director of NIH Biotechnology Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois (US)
16:15-16:45
Computational Design of Microbial Transglutaminase 
Shira Warszawski, Senior Scientist, Merck KGaA (IL)
16:45-17:15
Protein Engineering in Gene Therapy: The Case of Haemophilia A 
Fabrizio Comper, Scientific Director, Freeline Therapeutics (UK)
17:15-17:45
Intrinsic Physicochemical Properties of Currently Marketed Biologic Medicines 
Sandeep Kumar, Senior Research Fellow (Biotherapeutics) and Group Leader, Boehringer Ingelheim (US)
17:45-17:50
Closing Remarks

Registration for the event is free of charge, and is now open, closing on Thursday, January 21. It is possible to register to attend for each workshop session or the scientific presentations individually.