Ist BELSACT Scientific Meeting (Virtual)
24th of November 2020

Innovative tools for cell culture and process understanding, control and improvement 

The Ist BELSACT Scientific Meeting will bring together participants from top academic and industrial groups from Belgium and its neighboring countries. This meeting will discuss major innovative tools from the last decades that support cell culture and processes understanding, control and improvement. Leading scientists in these fields will provide cutting edge overview of these advances for improving animal cell cultures.

If you want to learn more about BELSACT association and be part of this scientific adventure.

If you want to share your vision on how to create opportunities to promote collaboration between industries and universities and create a strong local network of people and institutions.

If you just want to meet other ACT scientists.

If you want to share and see innovative science.

Join our MOTIVATED core team to attend full INTERACTIVE scientific day.

Meeting Chair: Yves- Jacques SCHNEIDER (UCLouvain)

Meeting Program:
Updated program with presentation titles coming soon
9:00 – 9:30BELSACT and Event theme Introduction
9:30 – 10:30Session 1: PAT (Session Chair: Sebastien Colette, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals)
UGentA Continuous and Controlled Pharmaceutical Freeze-Drying Technology for Unit Doses Thomas De beer
GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals PAT for in-line mammalian cell culture follow-up: two case studies from recent vaccine developments at GSKPatrick Dumas
10:30 – 11:00BREAK
11:00 – 12:00Session 2: Metabolomics, proteomics and other omics (Session Chair: Sebastien Sart, Ecole Polytechnique (FR))
University of LiegeThe MELD approach for the Next Generation ProteinGabriel Mazzucchelli
UGent MS-based Sars-Cov-2 protein detection in patients (Cov-MS): a fruitful community effortMaarten Dhaenens
12:00 – 13:00BREAK (Lunch)
13:00 – 13:30Session 3: Industrialization and Scale up (Session Chair: Isabelle KNOTT, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals)
Univercells Technologies Optimizing single-use technologies for scalable and cost-effective viral manufacturingJosé Castillo
13:30 – 14:30Short Presentations Session to Introduce PostersPresentations from UGent, Ovizio and Wagenningen University
14:30 – 15:15BREAK + Virtual Poster Session
15:15 – 16:40Session 4: Process Modeling (Session Chair: Surya Gupta, UGent)
UCB Pharma S.A. From product microheterogeneity to homogeneity using integrated modeling methodology and new cell culture componentBassem Ben Yahia
UMonsMetabolic pathway analysis and dynamic model derivation Alain Vande Wouwer
16:15 – 16:40Presentation about data integrity and open access Science
UGentThe many joys of sharing, and some pitfalls tooLennart Martens
16:40 – 17:00Q&A panel with industry and academic leaders focused on data integrity and open access Science
(Session Chair: Surya Gupta, UGent)
17:00 – 17:30Closing session

Meeting Fees: Free virtual meeting, but registration needed.

Meeting Registration: If you are still interested in attending and in sharing a poster with a short presentation, please click on the link below:

Click HERE to register or to submit abstracts

Deadline for abstract submission for poster and short presentations: 30th October 2020                  

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