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December 13-17, 2020
Marriott Marquis San Diego,
San Diego, CA


Find the latest science, technology and partners in antibody engineering, immunobiology and next generation binders

COVID-19 Update

We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees, sponsors and speakers at Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics in December in San Diego, CA.

Our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues, and there are always measures in place at our venues to safeguard your health and safety. There are extra measures in place for 2020 in light of developments with COVID-19.

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Antibody Selection and Screening in Early Discovery

Session Chair:

Andrew Bradbury, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Specifica

Novel Non-cancer Targets for Therapeutic Antibodies

Session Chair:

James Larrick, M.D., Ph.D., Managing Director and Chief Medical Officer, Panorama Research Institute and Velocity Pharmaceutical Development

Transforming Therapeutic Targets

Session Chairs:

Janine Schuurman, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Genmab, The Netherlands

James A. Ernst, Ph.D., Senior Director, Head of Development Sciences, Xencor

Developments in ADC Technology

Session Chair:

Sally Ward, Ph.D., Professor, University of Southampton and Texas A&M University Health Science Center 

Inducible Activation of Antibodies to Enhance Therapeutic Index

Session Chair:

Paul J. Carter, Ph.D., Senior Director and Senior Staff Scientist, Antibody Engineering, Genentech, Inc.

Bispecific T cell Engagers

Session Chairs:

Paul W.H.I. Parren, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center and EVP and Head of R&D, Lava Therapeutics, The Netherlands

Katherine Harris, Ph.D., Senior Director of Discovery at Teneobio

Novel Insights into Immunoglobulin Structures (i.e. Fabs, Fc, Antibody Oligomers and Complexes)

Session Chair:

Andrew Ward, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic with Antibodies, Small Molecule Drugs and Vaccines

Session Chair:

Dennis R. Burton, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute

Expressing Antibodies by Gene Therapy and/or Viral Therapies

Session Chair:

Andreas Plückthun, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Sourcing Disease-specific Human Antibodies from Patient Repertoires

Session Chairs:

Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair of Bioengineering, Stanford University

Kerry A. Chester, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Medicine, UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, United Kingdom

Computational Modeling of Antibody-Antigen Interactions

Session Chairs:

Jamie K. Scott, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Jean-Philippe Bürckert, Ph.D., Director of Computational Immunology, Distributed Bio

Juan Carlos Almagro, Ph.D., Founder and Director, GlobalBio

Antibody Binding Sites as Therapeutics: scFv, VHH, VNAR and Beyond

Session Chairs:

Anne Messer, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University at Albany and Principal Investigator, Neural Stem Cell Institute, Regenerative Research Foundation

Gregory Adams, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Elucida Oncology

Mitchell Ho, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIH NCI

FcR and Antibody Effector Functions

Session Chair:

Falk Nimmerjahn, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Genetics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Immune Oncology Antibodies

Session Chair:

K. Dane Wittrup, Ph.D., C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Workshop: Antibody Affinity Maturation and Developability Improvement for Lead Optimization

Session Chair:

Stephen Parmley, Ph.D., Vice President, Molecular Biology & Protein Sciences, AnaptysBio

Workshop: Engineering Chimeric Antigen Receptors, T cell Receptors and Cytokines

Session Chair:

Sai Reddy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland


The Most Innovative Science From Industry and Academic Experts
  • Start the day with 4 must-attend keynotes from trail-blazing researchers in antibody therapeutics.
  • Evaluate technologies that can help your R&D at the Scientific Briefing sessions. 
  • Hear over 135 case studies and industry updates.

Partner with Global Antibody Innovators and Suppliers
  • Collaborate with 1,000+ attendees from leading pharma, biotechs, and academia from North America, Asia and Europe.
  • Accelerate towards commercial success by connecting with 75+ leading technology and service providers.
The Most Networking Opportunities at The Largest Meeting
  • Find potential partners for research projects via the simple and easy-to-use attendee networking app.
  • Mix and mingle at the two cocktail receptions and two networking lunches.
  • Chat about cutting-edge antibody research with poster presenters--or better yet--present your own poster!

Get Global Recognition of Your Work by Presenting a Poster

Benefits of Presenting a Poster

1. FOCUSED DISCUSSIONS: Engage with others also interested in the same subject and application as yourself which could potentially lead to future collaboration.
2. IMPARTIAL CRITIQUES: An insightful, impartial discussion of your work by a peer can often provide ideas for improving your work downstream.
3. HONE IDEAS: Ideal for early stages of the research, when you may not have much more than an idea, and you stand to benefit from discussing your idea with other researchers from the same field.

Poster Submission Deadline: November 20, 2020

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About the Antibody Society

The Antibody Society is an international, non-profit representing individuals and organizations involved in antibody-related research and development. The Society has a variety of initiatives and working groups focused on improving the antibody field. 

We are:

- Creating opportunities for education and networking;

- Monitoring and reporting advances in the commercial pipeline for antibody and CAR-T therapeutics;

- Creating standards for characterizing antibody and T-cell receptor repertoires, and engaging this field;

- Engaging government and international agencies on matters concerning the antibody community;

 Please join us!

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