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22-23 November, 2018 Cologne, Germany

Biacore User Symposium 2018
Drug Discovery and CFCA


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Biacore User Symposium 2018
Drug Discovery and CFCA

A two day Biacore user meeting focused on drug discovery with SPR.

Join us for our GE Healthcare Biacore user meeting 2018 back by popular demand. Discover exciting new research and applications while networking with researchers from academia and industry.

  • Listen to presentations on the latest applications in biomolecular interactions.
  • Learn about new Biacore instrument and software capabilities including the recently launched Insight software, our flagship evaluation package.
  • Share best practices, knowledge, 'tricks of the trade' and network with colleagues in the field.


Registration for this event is mandatory and a registration fee of  €215 (includes 19% VAT) is required to confirm your place.


Cologne, Germany
Event details

Date: 22-23 November, 2018
Time: 12:00pm 22nd November - 3:00pm 23rd November
Location: Mercure Hotel Severinshof Köln City Severinstraße 199 50676 Köln Germany


A limited number of rooms are available at the conference venue MERCURE Hotel Severinshof Tel: (+49)221 20130 Email: H1206@accor.com promotion code Pro-SPR. Further details can be accessed at: http://pro-spr-diffusion.com/venue



Agenda - Thursday November 22nd

13:00 Welcome and opening

Session 1: Concentration and QC in biopharma


13:15–13:45 Development and validation of a novel SPR-assay format for measuring relative potency of Antibodies
Bernd Marquart, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Biberach, RLCA

13:45–14:15 SPR-assays as essential tools in malaria vaccine development
Holger Spiegel, FhG Aachen & Markus Sack, Pro-SPR

14:15–14:45 It's all about affinity
Stuart Knowling, Antibody Analytics, Glasgow

14:45–15:15 Determination of adenovirus concentration using Biacore T200
Claes Holmgren, R&D - GE Healthcare Sweden

15:15 Coffee & exhibition & posters

Session 2 : Characterization of chemical entities and screening of fragments (1)


15:45–16:15 An SPR platform as a tool for successful discovery of new chemical entities
Masa Kobayashi, Zobio, Leiden

16:15–16:45 Binding kinetics as a differentiator of small molecule hits
Evelyne Barrey, Merck, Darmstadt

16:45–17:15 Elucidation of competition and allosteric modulation using SPR
Sylwia Huber, Roche, Basel

Session 3 : More Biacore stories

17:15–18:00 Hunting high or low: find the appropriate immobilization method for your specific ligand and assay requirements
Anja Drescher, GE Healthcare Germany

18:00 End of Session on Day 1

19:00 Restaurant dinner at Mercure Hotel

Agenda - Friday November 23rd

Session 1 : Biacore news & characterization of chemical entities and screening of fragments (2)

08:30–09:00 Using the right tool for the right job: new approaches to changing the paradigm in drug discovery
Paul Belcher, GE Healthcare USA

09:00–09:30 Using the Biacore 8K for small molecule drug discovery
Maximilian Scharnweber, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV, Vienna

09:30–10:00 Optimization focused on target residence time results in TTK inhibitors with potent anti-proliferative activity
Joost Uitdehaag, NTRC, Oss

10:00 Coffee & exhibition & posters

Session 2 : Antibodies, biopharmaceuticals and basic research (1)

10:30–11:00 Screening strategy to replace a pAb in a diagnostic assay
Matthias Biehl, Roche Diagnostics, Penzberg

11:00–11:30 Epitope and ligand mapping of blood coagulation factor XI
J. Arnoud Marquart, Sanquin, Amsterdam

11:30–12:00 Evaluation of gp120-peptide interactions using SPR
Simon Dolles, University Erlangen

12:00 Lunch & exhibition & posters - Mercure Hotel Restaurant

Session 3 : Basic research (2)

13:00–13:20 Easy kinetic measurement of multiple mouse antibodies with optimized assay set-up for large antigens
Lena Hipp, University Potsdam

13:20–13:50 Title to be confirmed
Stefan Höning, University Cologne

13:50–14:15 Cellular assays, cell analysis: phenotypic drug discovery: a complimentary approach to targeted methods
Thomas Veitinger, GE Healthcare Germany

14:15 Summary of meeting and farewell
All organizers

14:30 End of meeting