RNA Therapeutics 2019

Start Date : February 20, 2019
End Date : February 21, 2019
Time : 8:30 am to5:00 pm

Phone : 2078276048
Email : psolanki@smi-online.co.uk

Location :
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, Scarsdale Place, Greater London, W8 5SY, United Kingdom


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Fulfilling the potential of genetic discoveries requires the development of therapeutics that can specifically modulate the expression of disease-relevant genes. RNA-based drugs and antisense nucleotides, are promising examples of a newer class of biologics. Researchers have tried to overcome the major challenges for utilising RNAs in a therapeutic context, including: intracellular delivery, stability and immunogenicity.


Bringing together industry experts, to discuss the challenges for clinical translation of RNA-based therapeutics, with an emphasis on recent advances in delivery technologies and present an overview of the applications of RNA-based drugs for modulation of gene and protein expression and genome editing



• Ekkehard Leberer, Senior Director, Alliance Management, Sanofi

• Shalini Andersson, Senior Director and Head of New Modalities, AstraZeneca

• Carsten Rudolf, Chief Executive Officer, Ethris Gmbh

• Paul Agris, Founder and Director, The RNA Institute

• Marian Gindy, Executive Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Merck Research Labs, Merck and Co

• David Giljohan, CEO, Exicure

• Ingmar Hoerr, Founder and CEO, CureVac AG

• David Blakey, Chief Scientific Officer, MiNA Therapeutics

• André Gerber, Professor of RNA Biology, University of Surrey

• Heinrich Haas, Vice President Drug Delivery, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals

• Markus Mandler, Chief Scientific Officer, Accanis Biotech

• Troels Koch, Vice President and Head of Research, RNA Therapeutics, Roche

• Hans Kistemaker, Associate Director, ProQR



- Discover the clinical progress of Spherical Nucleic Acids

- Understand Sanofi’s strategies to deliver therapeutic oligonucleotides across biobarriers

- Learn from ProQR how to plan for oligonucleotide supply from personalized medicine to large scale markets

- Explore the development of small activating RNA – from bench to bedside with MiNA Therapeutics

- Gain insight into the discovery and development of self-amplifying mRNA vaccines at GSK

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Standard Price (Early Bird Rates Available Online): GBP 1499.0

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