TechTalk - Translating Novel Immune Therapy Strategies

April 9, 2024 from 15:00 to 18:00
Kadans Leiden - Plus Ultra

Welcome to an afternoon where science meets practicality in therapeutic development. Our TechTalk is designed for professionals passionate about making a tangible clinical impact.

Join us as we dive into therapy innovation, from preclinical research to the challenges and successes of conducting patient trials. You'll hear from hands-on experts who understand the day-to-day reality of developing new treatments.

Our speakers include seasoned academics and industry professionals who will share their latest findings and experiences. They'll cover topics like the latest dual-therapy approaches, the advancements in high-throughput toxicity screening, and the practicalities of managing large-scale clinical trials through a series of talks and a panel discussion.

After the talks, it's a chance to meet your peers in a relaxed setting, discuss the day's topics, and maybe even kick-start your next collaboration over drinks and bites.


15.00 Walk in - registration

15.30 Start program


Mirjam Heemskerk – Prof. Immunotherapy of Cancer at dept. of Hematology
Combining CAR-T and TCR into one therapy

Lieke Ceton – Scientist at VitroScan Leiden
Ex-vivo tumor testing to assess the sensitivity to immunomodulatory therapies

Erik van den Akker – Ass. Prof. Computational Biology at LUMC/TUDelft
Leveraging omics data to investigate susceptibility to TCR-based immunotherapy in AML

Moderated panel discussion - Preclinical

Patient Trials:

Igor Radanović – Research Physician at Centre for Human Drug Research
Early Phase and First in Human Oncology Trials: New Horizons

Monique van der Kooij – Resident Internal Medicine at LUMC
Time for TIL

Margot Pont – Head of Translational Science at Galapagos
Point-of-Care CAR-T manufacturing in 7-day vein-to-vein time

Moderated panel discussion - Patient Trials

17.15 Start network event with drinks & bites and the possibility for roundtable discussions

18.30 End TechTalk

The Tech Talks are about making meaningful connections and fostering discussions leading to real-world Life Sciences and Health solutions.

Join the conversation and be part of the community pushing health forward. Register today and secure your spot!

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