This meeting, organised by the Affinomics consortium, is the 6th in a series of workshops previously held in Cambridge 2004, Uppsala 2005 and Alpbach 2007, 2009 and 2011. The workshop will review methods for generation and quality control for binding reagents and applications in high-throughput proteomics.
Programme: A draft programme is now available for download here.
Venue: The meeting will be held in the Congress Centre in the alpine village of Alpbach in the Austrian Tyrol.
Speakers: Leigh Anderson (Washington DC), Carl Borrebaeck (Lund), Andrew Bradbury (Los Alamos), Stefan Dübel (Braunschweig), Larry Gold (Boulder), David Juncker (Montreal), Walter Kolch (Dublin), Tony Kossiakoff (Chicago), Ulf Landegren (Uppsala), Hanno Langen (Basel), Garry Nolan (Stanford), Andreas Plückthun (Zürich), Tom Soh (Santa Barbara), Marius Ueffing (Tübingen), Mathias Uhlén (Stockholm), Bernd Wollscheid (Zurich)
Main Organisers: Mike Taussig and Cheryl Smythe
Background: Antibodies and other affinity binders are among the most powerful analytical tools for life sciences research, diagnostics and increasingly therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune disease. Affinity proteomics seeks to use them to analyse proteomes using collections of specific binding reagents. While the most familiar affinity reagents are the classical antibodies and their fragments, there are also alternative engineered forms of novel protein scaffolds and nucleic acid aptamers with similar diversity and binding properties. A binder collection must be accompanied by development of high-throughput assay systems and look towards applications in functional analysis, diagnostics and therapeutics. Results achieved through affinity proteomics technologies will have a strong impact on the biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Programme: The workshop will open in the late afternoon on Monday 11th March and continue to the evening of Wednesday 13th March. Being in the Austrian Alps in winter, we give part of the day over to skiing or other winter recreation activities. The workshop sessions are held in the morning (8:30-11:30) and afternoon (4:30-7:00) followed by dinner in local venues.
Cost: The early (up to 21st December) registration fee of 360 € includes the costs of lunches, dinners and social events, but not transportation or accommodation.
Oral Abstracts and Posters: Participants are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation and/or short talk (10 minutes). Please submit your abstracts of no more than 250 words by email to Cheryl Smythe by Friday 21st December 2012. Please note, you must have registered for the meeting for your abstract to be considered.
Enquiries: Please email Cheryl Smythe