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MMI/Wyeth Workshop: MOLECULES TO MEDICINES-How Biopharma Delivers

Title: MMI/Wyeth Workshop: MOLECULES TO MEDICINES-How Biopharma Delivers

Date(s): Thursday 16 October 2008 (0930-1700)

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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This MMI/Wyeth 1-day workshop, for 24 participants, comprises discussion of key issues arising during biopharmaceutical discovery, development, and manufacturing. It will include breakout group discussion of specially devised problem sets.

This workshop is open to 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 after you have applied online for the lecture course. Attendance at the lecture course on the preceding day (Wed 15 Oct 2008) is compulsory - details are here. The workshop was oversubscribed when it ran last year, so you are advised to apply early. 

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 Workshop:
"The organisation of the workshop was excellent. The way of setting the problems and discussing them was more than excellent"


"The sessions were clear and broadened my knowledge in issues such as over expressing and purification of proteins. The best thing: It translated information from academia to industry. Thank you very much for this huge effort"

"It was a really proper workshop, with a lot of interactions and learning. Excellent!" "I really enjoyed the workshop as it gave me a great insight into what jobs there are in industry and how biopharma operates"

WORKSHOP: Thu 16 October

0930 Introduction to the workshop: key issues in discovery, development, and manufacturing
1020 Tea/Coffee
1040 Issues in discovery: defining the breakout session problem set
1120 Breakout session 1: issues in discovery
1200 Breakout session 1 feedback
1240 Lunch break (lunch will be provided)
1320 Issues in development: defining the breakout session problem set
1400 Breakout session 2: issues in development
1440 Breakout session 2 feedback
1520 Coffee/Tea
1540 Issues in manufacturing: defining the breakout session problem set  
1620 Breakout session 3: issues in manufacturing
1700 Breakout session 3 feedback
 1740 Discussion: key learnings
  Workshop programme to print here

Course Instructors
Course Instructors comprise key personnel from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Dr Paul Dillon (Senior Scientist, Wyeth biotech)
Dr Davinder Gill (Assistant Vice President, Biologic Therapeutics at Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA, USA) 


Online Application has closed.