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EVENTS

Developing Genetic Drugs

using nucleic acids & LNPs

IDT Symposium  |   February 6, 2020  

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About

With the recent release of the first lipid nanoparticle (LNP)/nuclceic acid drug ONPATTRO®, the promise of developing genetic drugs for additional targets has been reignited. LNP delivery tools can enable delivery of functionalized nucleic acid payloads to a variety of tissue types and organisms.

In this event, organized by Integrated Data Technologies together with NMIN, NanoCore and the BC Regenerative Medicine Network (BCRegMed), leading experts will provide an overview of LNP and functional genomics tools, followed by a series of talks on specific applications in this exciting new field.

The event also features a three-minute research proposal competition for trainees, in which trainees will present, in three minutes, a novel or “proof or principle” experiment utilizing these combined technologies that could move forward a particular problem in their field of research or create a tool that would be useful to others.

If you are interested in personalized medicine and the development of precision health tools, this event will be useful to you.

Note that IDT is also offering “Office Hours” with IDT R&D staff on Friday February 7th in the morning, at the BRC library. If you would like some one-on-one time with an IDT research scientist about a particular issue, sign up for a 30-minute timeslot on the registration page.

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Organizer:

Dr. Urs Häfeli, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Colombia

urs.hafeli@ubc.ca

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competition

Graduate students, trainees and post-doctoral fellows are invited to participate in a 3-Minute Research Proposal Competition.

Competitors are challenged to devise a novel or “proof or principle” experiment utilizing these combined technologies (nucleic acid/LNPs) that could move forward a particular problem in their field of research or create a tool that would be useful to others. The experiments should be focused on a proof of principle that could scale to bigger things.

At the event, each competitor will be given three minutes to present, concisely and in clear language, his or her research proposal.

To participate, send a brief abstract of 100-500 words to Bob Setter (rsetter@idtdna.com) at Integrated DNA Technologies by February 3, 2020, at the latest.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to this event has passed.

A program of talks and a poster competition featuring 46 entries has been generated from the abstracts submitted. 

Click the button below to see the list of authors and  titles in the poster competition.

Late abstracts will be accepted for consideration as posters. 

Please send your late abstract submission as a single-page PDF to:

urs.hafeli@ubc.ca

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2020

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REGISTRATION

Registration to this symposium is free.

However, your advance registration is required for planning purposes.

Note that IDT is also offering “Office Hours” with IDT R&D staff on Friday February 7th in the morning, at the BRC library. If you would like some one-on-one time with an IDT research scientist about a particular issue, sign up for a 30-minute timeslot on the registration page.

We look forward to seeing you on February 6, 2020!

There is no registration fee for this event, but registration is required.

NOTE: This event is presently SOLD OUT.

Efforts are being made to accommodate more participants; please return to this page for updates.

Please register by September 4, 2019

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Venue

 

UBC Biomedical Research Centre

Main Conference Room

2222 Health Sciences Mall

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

Website

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ORGANIZERS

We invite organizations that share NMIN and UBC’s enthusiasm for the enormous potential of nanomedicines to become the dominant medicines of the future, to consider partnering with us as event sponsors.

We offer various levels of sponsorship to ensure the best fit with your organization’s marketing, outreach and networking objectives.

Please review the sponsorship opportunities in our prospectus.

If you are interested in sponsoring, or have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Urs Hafeli

NanoMedicine Day organizer

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia

urs.hafeli@ubc.ca