UCD-BECKMAN UNIVERSITY
Biomanufacturing & Microbiology
Symposium and Workshop



We are delighted to invite you to the UCD & Beckman University: Biomanufacturing Symposium and Workshop, where we will explore the exciting world of biomanufacturing and its groundbreaking applications, hosted by the University College Dublin, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research. This event aims to provide attendees with valuable insights into upstream processes conducted in biomanufacturing labs and offer hands-on experience with cutting-edge equipment. In the workshop, we will present and cover advanced analytical platforms for life science research, providing technology solutions to 21st century research questions for academia and industry.

Date and Time: March 12, 12:00 hrs GMT to March 14, 2024, 17:00 hrs GMT
Venue: University College Dublin, Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research

During this event, esteemed speakers who specialize in each stage of the biomanufacturing process will present their remarkable achievements and discuss the main challenges they have faced. Our focus will be on the design-build-test-learn cycle, the central dogma of synthetic biology, which plays a pivotal role in this field.

These are some of the confirmed presentations:

  • Olivier Borkowski (INRAE – AgroParisTech – Université Paris-Saclay, France) - Maximization of Production in Cell-Free Systems
  • Rennos Fragkoudis (Edinburgh Genome Foundry, United Kingdom) - The Edinburgh Genome Foundry: A Robotic Setup for High-Throughput Bioengineering
  • Rodrigo Rangel (Fermentalg, France) - Use of Flow Cytometry for the Phenotyping of Industrially Relevant Microalgal Strains
  • Frank Delvigne (Université de Liège, Belgium) - Control of Cell Population Dynamics: From Microbial Ecology to Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bertram Geinitz (Research Center Jülich, Germany) - Automated Screening Workflows and Fed-Batch Cultivations in the BioLector XT Microbioreactor
  • Andrew Lee (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom) - High-Throughput Wastewater Surveillance Using the Echo 525 Acoustic Liquid Handler
  • Alfonso Blanco (University College Dublin, Ireland) - Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: A Powerful Tool to Consider

Take the chance to participate in one of our workshops to get hands-on experience with:

  • CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer
  • Echo Acoustic Liquid Handler
  • Biomek i-Series Automated Workstations
  • Biomek NGeniuS Next Generation Library Prep System
  • Genomic Reagents
  • BioLector XT Microbioreactor
We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with industry experts, and gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge biomanufacturing equipment.

To secure your spot, please fill out the the form on the right.

Please note: Travel costs and accommodation must be covered by the attendees. Refreshments will be provided.

Poster Session & Flash Talks: Share your research at the symposium by signing up for the poster session or a flash talk during registration. After registering, you will receive an email from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences with further instructions.


Accommodation Information

Hotel RIU Plaza The Gesham Dublin - Special rates in this link

Other Hotels Distance to University College Dublin
Clayton Conference Hotel 3,6 km
Herbert Park Hotel 2,9 km
Hilton Dublin 4,5 km
Maldron Hotel Merrion Road, Dublin 2,8 km



Agenda

Time Slot Presentation Speaker Company

Tuesday, March 12

13:00 30 Maximization of Production in Cell-Free Systems Olivier Borkowski INRAE
13:30 30 The Edinburgh Genome Foundry: A Robotic Setup for High-Throughput Bioengineering Rennos Fragkoudis The Genome Foundry Edinburgh
14:00 15 xGen NGS - Made for you: "IDT solutions for multiple sequencing platforms" Clotilde Teiling Integrated DNA Technologies
14:15 15 Break
14:30 30 Use of Flow Cytometry for the Phenotyping of Industrially Relevant Microalgal Strains Rodrigo Rangel Fermentalg
15:00 30 Unlocking Success: Exploring the Power of Access Solutions Group Offering Sarah Simons Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
15:30 15 SCIEX-Pathways to a new frontier of bioanalysis (title TBD) TBD Sciex
15:45 30 Automating a Biofoundry from A to Z Carlos Alosilla Lesaffre
16:15 15 Danaher Life Sciences Solutions, title TBD Devin Donnelly Danaher Life Sciences
16:30 45 Flash talks
Diverse speakers

Wednesday, March 13

9:00 30 TWB, a Distributed Biofoundry for Screening, Construction & Validation of Industrial Microorganisms Olivier Galy TWB
9:30 30 Development of synthetic Riboswitches as Biosensors with the help of Flow Cytometry Sorting (CytoFLEX SRT) Beatrix Sus TU Darmstadt
10:00 15 Understanding the Importance of Centrifugation in SynBio Workflow TBD TBD
10:30 30 Break
11:00 30 Control of Cell Population Dynamics: From Microbial Ecology to Bioprocess Engineering Frank Delvigne Université de Liège
11:30 30 Automated Screening Workflows and Fed-Batch Cultivations in the BioLector XT Microbioreactor Bertram Geinitz Research Center Jülich
12:00 15 From Discovery to Delivery in Biomanufacturing Philip Snoddy Cytiva
12:15 75 Lunch
13:30 30 Genomics Solutions for SynBio Milan Dieris Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
14:00 30 High-Throughput Wastewater Surveillance Using the Echo 525 Acoustic Liquid Handler Andrew Lee Queens University of Belfast
14:30 30 Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: A Powerful Tool to Consider Alfonso Blanco University College Dublin
15:00 15 Navigating the Future of Cloning: High-Throughput Screening with QPix Microbial Colony Pickers Carola Mancini Molecular Devices
15:15 45 Closing remarks Maria Savino Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Thursday, March 14

60 minutes workshops, starting every hour from 09:00-15:00
09:00-10:00 E2.48 Biomek i-Series Liquid Handler Demonstration, Best Practices on Method Creation Sarah Simons Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
09:00-10:00 E2.33 Simplified NGS Library Preparation with the Biomek NGeniuS liquid handler: Demonstrated Protocols and hands-on Enrique Neumann Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
10:00-11:00 E2.46 Automate your screening workflow: Hands-on QPix Microbial Colony Picker Kristyna Sala Molecular Devices
10:00-11:00 E2.32 Hands-On Flow Cytometry (Analyzers and Sorters): Practical Application with Real Samples Jamal Sulaimani,
Alfonso Blanco
Labplan,
University College Dublin
10:00-11:00 E2.33 Optimizing Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification with SPRI technology Milan Dieris Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
11:00-12:00 E2.47 Real-Time Parameter Measurement during Microorganism Cultivation with the Biolector XT microbioreactor Noud Drummen Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
11:00-12:00 E2.48 Exploring the Echo Acoustic Liquid Handler: Hands-On and Software Demonstration Jaclyn Greimann Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
12:00-13:00 60 min Lunch break (not provided)

13:00-14:00 E2.46 Automate your screening workflow: Hands-on QPix Microbial Colony Picker Kristyna Sala Molecular Devices
13:00-14:00 E2.48 Biomek i-Series Liquid Handler Demonstration, Best Practices on Method Creation Sarah Simons Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
13:00-14:00 E2.33 Simplified NGS Library Preparation with the Biomek NGeniuS liquid handler: Demonstrated Protocols and hands-on Enrique Neumann Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
14:00-15:00 E2.47 Real-Time Parameter Measurement during Microorganism Cultivation with the Biolector XT microbioreactor Noud Drummen Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
14:00-15:00 E2.48 Exploring the Echo Acoustic Liquid Handler: Hands-On and Software Demonstration Jaclyn Greimann Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
14:00-15:00 E2.32 Hands-On Flow Cytometry (Analyzers and Sorters): Practical Application with Real Samples Jamal Sulaimani,
Alfonso Blanco
Labplan,
University College Dublin
14:00-15:00 E2.33 Optimizing Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification with SPRI technology Milan Dieris Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
15:00 45 min Closing Remarks

Contributors

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Agenda


Track 1

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Registration
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. AstraZeneca Tours (Compound Management, FlexLab, Science Cloud)
Karin Kaspersson, Silvio Di Castro, AstraZeneca Sweden
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome, safety notes and introduction to the meeting
Maria Savino, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Introduction: The Technology Pathway to Digital Drug Discovery
Clive Green, AstraZeneca U.K.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Acoustic dispensing enabled high throughput chemistry
Professor Alexander Domling, University of Groningen
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. iLab: Accelerating Drug Discovery
Victoria Helan & Tina Seifert, AstraZeneca Sweden
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Beckman Brief: Snapshot aligned with our vision for Automated Chemistry and Screening
Maria Savino, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. The future of HTS at AstraZeneca
Andrew Brierley, AstraZeneca U.K.
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. High-level programming and automation to enable more complex experiments in assay development
Pia Hansson, AstraZeneca Sweden
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Accelerated SAR and/or DMPK
Valentyna Pivnytska & Amalia Paunovic, AstraZeneca Sweden
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Coffee
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Automated Flow Cytometry
Raffaello Cimbro, AstraZeneca U.S.
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Dark Lab: autonomous mobile robotics in pharmaceutical research
Matt Boeckler, AstraZeneca U.S.
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thank you and goodbye
Maria Savino, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Track 2

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Registration
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. AstraZeneca Tours (Compound Management, FlexLab, Science Cloud)
Karin Kaspersson, Silvio Di Castro, AstraZeneca Sweden
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome, safety notes and introduction to the meeting
Maria Savino, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Introduction: The Technology Pathway to Digital Drug Discovery
Clive Green, AstraZeneca U.K.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Supporting Next Generation Therapeutics with Aqueous Workflows
Silvio Di Castro, AstraZeneca Sweden
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Automating qPCR profiling of oligonucleotide-based therapeutics
Karl Johan Leuchowius, AstraZeneca Sweden
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Beckman Brief: Snapshot aligned with our vision for New Modalities Discovery Workflows
Devin Donnelly, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Automated high throughput plasmid generation
David Öling, AstraZeneca Sweden
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Large scale active-learning-guided exploration for in vitro protein production optimization
Oliver Borkowski, Micalis
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Miniaturized Smart-seq2 library preparation for single-cell RNA sequencing by using acoustic liquid dispenser Echo525
Jianping Liu, Karolinska Institutet
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Coffee
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CRISPR Screening
Isabel Rosa, AstraZeneca U.K.
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Peptide discovery workflows and vision
Leonardo de Maria, AstraZeneca Sweden
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thank you and goodbye
Devin Donnelly, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
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