The ICB V conference was also used to talk to experts and pioneers from global biopharmaceutical companies active in the field of continuous downstream processing about their view on the contribution of well-trained young scientists to the advancement of the field. You can watch here the interviews that CODOBIO coordinator Alois Jungbauer held with three leading experts: Kevin Brower (Sanofi), Chetan Goudar (Amgen) and Konstantin Konstantinov (Codiak Biosciences). A longer version also contains their views on continuous bioprocessing in general.
This summer/fall CODOBIO students could successfully present their work in several international scientific conferences. CODOBIO contributions were presented at (non-exhaustive list):
- Recovery XIX conference Rome, July 10 – 15, 2022
- ICB V – Integrated continuous biomanufacturing V, Sitges Spain, October 9 – 13, 2022
- ISPPP – International Symposium on the purification of proteins, peptides and polynucleotides, Florida, October 16 – 19, 2022
- ESACT European Society for Animal Cell Technology meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, June 26 – 29, 2022
- BPP – Biopartitioning and Purification Conference, Aveiro, Portugal, September 25 – 28, 2022
- esib – European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology, Graz, Austria, November 14 – 16, 2022
The conference Integrated Continuous Manufacturing V (ICB V) held in Sitges, Spain offered a great opportunity for many CODOBIO fellows to present their work and to meet the experts and pioneers in the field of continuous bioprocessing. Carme Pons Royo’s contribution Solid Polyethylenglycol precipitation: Potential cost reduction in antibody downstream processing” was awarded as outstanding poster at this conference.
CODOBIO was present at the European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology organised by acib GmbH in Graz. Narges Lali and Carme Pons Royo from acib and Touraj Eslami from Evon Technologies presented their posters. Bernt Nilsson from Lund University showed CODOBIO results in an inspiring presentation.
Check the recent blog article “Smart-factories” for continuous downstream processing of antibodies” by Madelène from Lund University on acib’s science blog.
Check the blog article “Continuous downstream production of polyhydroxyalkanoates, a family of biodegradable plastics” by Loïc from Politecnico di Milano on acib’s science blog.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News took an article on advanced sensing and control published by CODOBIO fellow Alexander Armstrong in Journal of Chromatography A as basis to interview the researchers. Find their statements here.
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Finally an in-person CODOBIO consortium meeting could be held again. The meeting on April 25 and 26, 2022 at Politecnico di Milano was combined with a presentation training for the fellows.
As some of the ESRs will soon finish their time in the project this was the last meeting with almost all of them and most of their supervisors together.
Most of the CODOBIO fellows successfully participated in the ISPPP conference held from Nov. 7 – 10, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. This conference was the first opportunity for the CODOBIO ESRs to participate in a scientific face-to-face event after so many months of virtual conferences. Amin, Narges, Mariana and Carme were selected for oral presentations, Lisa-Marie, Yijia, Tiago, Ignacio and Touraj presented their work in short flash presentations and Alexander brought a poster to ISPPP.
Congratulations to Tiago for receiving a Flash presentation award and to Amin Javidanbardan for receiving a travel grant at ISPPP 2021.
Following the conference the CODOBIO consortium meeting was held as a hybrid meeting with most of the attendees present in Porto. There the latest results of all ESRs were discussed in more detail.
Both ESRs from Politecnico di Milano actively contributed to the 2021 edition of the event “Life is Science!” held in the frame of the European Researchers’ Night at acib.
Loïc shared a video showing a short presentation of his background and his current research activities on the continuous production processes of polyhydroxyalkanoates within the Codobio project.
João participated in the career talk giving young people an insight into his education and the CODOBIO project in the Virtual Talk Café.