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MMI/Pfizer Workshop: Molecules to Medicines - How Biopharma Delivers - DAY 2

Title: MMI/Pfizer Workshop: Molecules to Medicines - How Biopharma Delivers - DAY 2

Date(s): 17 November 2016

Main Venue:
Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research
University College Dublin, Dublin 4

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Online Application Period: n/a - send an email to


This MMI/Pfizer 1-day workshop, for 20 participants, comprises discussion of key issues arising during biopharmaceutical discovery, development, and manufacturing. It will include breakout group discussion of specially devised problem sets.

Comments from participants on a previous run of the Workshop:

"Extremely insightful, would recommend people to go to the workshop in addition to the lectures as it was more helpful to understand the speakers role within the Biopharma Company"

"Really good. Problems force you to really think about how it works"

Programme - Thursday 17 November
1030 Introduction to the workshop: key issues in discovery, development, and manufacturing
1045 Issues in discovery: defining the breakout session problem set
1125 coffee break
1140 Breakout session 1: issues in discovery
1220 Breakout session 1 feedback
1300 Lunch break (lunch will be provided)
1400 Issues in development: defining the breakout session problem set
1440 Breakout session 2: issues in development
1520 coffee break
1535 Breakout session 2 feedback
1615  Issues in manufacturing: defining the breakout session problem set
1655 Breakout session 3: issues in manufacturing
1735 Breakout session 3 feedback / Discussion: key learnings
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Workshop Instructors
Workshop Instructors comprise key personnel from Pfizer

Dr Brian Fennell (Global Biotherapeutic Technologies, Pfizer)
Dr Matthew Lambert (Global Biotherapeutic Technologies, Pfizer)


The Molecules to Medicines Course and Workshop were originally initiated in 2006 as a collaboration with Wyeth Biopharma. They were first developped and delivered by Dr Davinder Gill (then Assistant Vice President, Biologic Therapeutics, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA, USA), Dr Brendan Hughes (then Director of Development, Wyeth Medica Ireland, Grange Castle) & Dr Mark Leonard (then Director, Gene Expression Technologies, Wyeth BioPharma Campus, Andover, MA, USA).

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 To apply

In the first instance this workshop is open to postgraduate students with research experience (e.g. at least one year into their PhD studies). If places are available we will open attendance to postdoctoral staff also. 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 (Wednesday 16 Nov 2016) is compulsory - details are here.

Please note that you must first apply for the lecture course (Please see under ''Applications open'' on the forthcoming course page). Then apply separately for this workshop.

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