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Advances in Cell Based Assays

11 Nov 2014 - 12 Nov 2014 - London, UK

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SMi Group invites you to attend the market leading cell based event, Advances in Cell Based Assays, taking place on 11th & 12th November in Central London.

We have worked closely with an array of industry KOLs and scientific leaders to host a packed conference agenda for the 7th annual conference this autumn

Expand your scientific horizons as we ask the questions: 

  • How have recent advances in high throughput sample expression techniques opened up new possibilities for primary HTS within the biologics industry? 
  • What are the current challenges of bioassay method development and how can we validate these with reference to cell based assays and regulatory guidelines in drug development? 
  • What is the next generation of target identification and screening technologies? 
  • How easy is it to use adult stem cells in therapeutic applications, in vitro and in vivo paradigm?
  • How can we exploit gene editing in human cell lines to provide novel, isogenic assays? 
  • How are new technologies impacting the industry? 
  • 3D cell culture, how can this be used in oncology research? 
  • What is the next generation of cell based assays?

Key Speakers Include:

  • Steve Ludbrook, Group Leader, Biological Sciences UK, RD Platform Technology & Science, GSK
  • Beverley Isherwood, Team Leader High Content Biology, Innovative Medicines, AstraZeneca R&D
  • Dr Lesley Jenkinson, Scientist 1, Medimmune
  • Dr Farnaz Fallah-Arani, Group Leader, Pharmacology, UCB
  • Neil Carragher, PhD, Principal Investigator Drug Discovery, Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • Niclas Nilsson, Head of Section, Lead Discovery, LEO Pharma
  • Dr Christa Burger, Principal Scientist, Cellular Pharmacology, Merck Serono
  • Dr Marianne Uteng, PhD, Head of Cellular Models & HCB Laboratory, Discovery and Investigative Safety (DIS), Novartis
  • Anker Jon Hansen, Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk
  • Daniel Nolan, Director of Research, Angiocrine Bioscience

For further details and to download a copy of the PDF,  visit 

Alternatively contact Fateja Begum on +44 (0)20 7827 6184 or email

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