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MMI/Wyeth Course: MOLECULES TO MEDICINES: HOW BIOPHARMA DELIVERS

Title: MMI/Wyeth Course: MOLECULES TO MEDICINES: HOW BIOPHARMA DELIVERS

Date(s): Wednesday 15 October 2008 (0930-1730)

Main Venue:
Institute of Molecular Medicine
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8

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Online Application Period: 8 Sep - 3 Oct 2008

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Programme


Faculty

This MMI/Wyeth Course will be of interest to research students, academic staff and clinicians, whether contemplating a career in industry or doing translational research in academia. The lectures provide an overview of biopharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacturing, delivered by key staff from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. A clinical perspective is provided by academic clinician scientists.

Course/Workshop Developers:
Dr Davinder Gill (Assistant Vice President, Biologic Therapeutics, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Dr Brendan Hughes (Director of Development, Wyeth Medica Ireland, Grange Castle)
Dr Mark Leonard (Director, Gene Expression Technologies, Wyeth BioPharma Campus, Andover, MA, USA)
 

Comments from participants on last year's Lecture Course:
 


"I found the lecture course informative and interesting. The structure was well thought out and allowed for interactions and questions from the audience"


  

"The course was very useful. Good interaction with the group and experiences shared. Very good for future contacts"





 "A great introduction to the concepts involved from the basic discovery to the manufacturing process. Fascinating talks" 
 


Please apply early to ensure your place. This course was very popular when it ran last year. Please note, online application is for the lecture course only (Wednesday 15 October).

In addition to the lecture course, there is a MMI/Wyeth Molecules to Medicines Workshop taking place the following day (Thu 16 October). There are a limited number of places available on the workshop for postgraduate students with research experience (e.g. at least one year into their PhD studies). If you are interested in attending this workshop please send an email indicating your interest to education@MolecularMedicineIreland.ie after you have applied for the lecture course. Please note, you must attend the lecture course as well as the workshop. The workshop was oversubscribed when it ran last year, so you are advised to apply early. Details of the workshop are here.
 

LECTURE COURSE: Wed 15 October (0930-1730)

0930 Overview
  MOLECULES TO MEDICINES: CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE
Session Chair: Prof Joseph Keane (TCD)
0940 The role of biopharmaceuticals in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Dr Donough Howard (St James's hospital)
1000 Pulmonary fibrosis
Professor Michael P. Keane (UCD)
1020 Receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors: the hunt for the cancer “wonder drug”
Dr Dearbhaile Collins (RCSI)
   Click here to read an abstract of each lecture
  DISCOVERY
Dr Davinder Gill (Wyeth)
1040 Introduction to the business of discovering biopharmaceuticals
1125 Coffee/Tea
1145 Current biopharmaceutical product candidates and a look into next generation technologies
   Click here to read an abstract of each lecture
  DEVELOPMENT
Dr Patrick Gammel (Wyeth)
1230 Cell line development  
1315 Lunch break (lunch will be provided)
1400 Process development
   Click here to read an abstract of each lecture
  MANUFACTURING
Dr Brendan Hughes (Wyeth)
Due to unavoidable circumstances Dr Hughes will be
unable to present.
Dr Paul Dillon (Wyeth Biotech) will present the lecture
1445 Introduction to the science and technology of biopharmaceutical manufacturing
1530 Coffee/Tea
1550 Focus on the application of molecular technologies in manufacturing environments
   Click here to read an abstract of each lecture
1630 Evolution of a Science Based Approach for Regulatory Approval of Complex Biological Therapeutics
Dr. Kenneth B. Seamon (Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge)
1710 Discussion & round up
   
  Course programme to print here


Course Instructors

comprise key personnel from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and academic clinician scientists.

Dr Dearbhaile Collins (Beaumont Hospital & RCSI)
Dr Paul Dillon (Senior Scientist, Wyeth biotech)
Dr Patrick Gammell (Scientist, Wyeth Biotech)
Dr Davinder Gill (Assistant Vice President, Biologic Therapeutics, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Dr Donough Howard (St James's hospital)
Dr Brendan Hughes (Director of Development, Wyeth Medica Ireland, Grange Castle)
Prof Joseph Keane (St James's hospital & Institute of Molecular Medicine, TCD)
Professor Michael P. Keane (St Vincent’s University Hospital & UCD)
Dr. Kenneth B. Seamon (Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge)

 

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