The Antibody Society invites you to attend its annual meeting, Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics, on December 11-15, 2017 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA!
The session on “Novel antibody display, selection and screening technologies”, chaired by Andrew Bradbury, M.D., Ph.D. Research Scientist and Group Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratories; Chief Scientific Officer, Specifica, focusses on the new technologies expected to advance antibody library generation and selection in the future. Many of these reflect the rapidly growing role of next generation sequencing (NGS) in all aspects of in vitro antibody generation. Dr. Bradbury will discuss how NGS has enabled more informed discussions on antibody library sizes, and how traditional selection from antibody libraries does not address the full depth of possible positive antibodies. Tim Whitehead (Michigan State University) will discuss the power of NGS in protein engineering to analyze the outcomes of different selective pressures on antibody stability, affinity and function, and to use this information in antibody discovery programs, while Brandon DeKosky (The University of Kansas) will describe how the combination of cloning natural paired antibody responses to viruses with yeast display vectors provides insights into neutralizing HIV and Ebola responses. In addition to NGS, Benjamin Hackel (University of Minnesota) will describe the engineering of novel alternative novel yeast display vectors as applied to the development of novel small non-antibody scaffolds. James Wells (UCSF) will describe an innovative use of novel proteomic technologies involving phage display to both understand how cancer cells remodel their membrane proteomes, as well as to generate recombinant antibodies against them. Once potential therapeutic antibody leads have been identified, they need to be further developed before they can be used in the clinic. This involves understanding and overcoming fundamental challenges related to the design and selection of antibodies with high affinity, specificity, stability and solubility, a topic that will addressed by Peter Tessier (University of Michigan).
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