Animal Cell Technology Course 2018, 8th edition

September 23 – 27, 2018
Llafranc, Spain
Coordinators: Francesc Gòdia (UAB, Spain) and Paula Alves (IBET, Portugal)

After the interest received by the previous seven editions and the excellent feed-back from the attendants, the 8th edition of the ACT course will be organized by the ESACT (European Society of Animal Cell Technology) in Llafranc, Costa Brava/Spain, from 23rd – 27th September 2018. ESACT is presenting this activity as one more contribution to the community involved in the use of animal cells in Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

The course is planned in an intensive four-day schedule with a number of participants limited to 30 in order to facilitate the interaction among them and with the lecturers. A limited number of grants, covering the course fee (not travel cost), are provided by ESACT. Applicants to the grants should indicate it in the course application, together with a motivation statement. Priority will be given to young PhD students from Academia. Lecturers will stay for most of the course duration. The course comprises lectures covering the main topics of Animal Cell Technology:

  • Cell line development
  • Cellular mechanisms
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Post-translational modifications
  • Bioreactor scale-up, scale down and single use bioreactor
  • Downstream processing
  • Integrated bioprocess for cell based vaccines
  • Economical aspects of ACT bioprocesses
  • Integrated bioprocess for protein production
  • Integrated bioprocess for stem cells
  • Industrial perspectives of ACT

The program has slots dedicated to the preparation and presentation of case studies by participants, and discussion groups with the lecturers.

Confirmed speakers: Terry Papoutsakis (University Delaware, USA), Manuel Carrondo and Paula Alves (iBET, Portugal), Hansjörg Hauser (HZI, Germany), Francesc Gòdia (UAB, Spain), Nicole Borth (Boku, Austria), Stefanos Grammatikos (UCB Pharma SA, Belgium) and Anne Tolstrup (Biogen, Denmark).

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Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

Paula Marques Alves
Animal Cell Technology Unit
IBET/ITQB-UNL
Apartado 12, 2780-901 Oeiras
Portugal
Tel.: +351 21 4469421
E-mail: marques@ibet.pt

Francesc Gòdia
Departament d’Enginyeria Quimica, Biològica i Ambiental
Escola d’Enginyeria, Edifici Q
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain
Tel.: +34 93 581 4790
E-mail: francesc.godia@uab.cat

Contact for registration

Birgit Marckhgott
E-mail: office@esact.org

Accommodation/Travel

Location

The course will be held in Hotel Terramar, a three star hotel (http://www.hterramar.com) in a small town named Llafranc in the heart of Costa Brava, Girona, Spain. The hotel is right on a very nice sandy beach, providing a cozy and relaxing atmosphere for the participants. Weather in Llafranc at this time of the year is generally pleasant.

Travel information

Travel organization to the meeting site is of participants responsibility, ensuring their participation to the full Course. Access by road from Girona airport (30 min) or Barcelona airport (90 min) is suggested.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ONE BUS will be leaving from Barcelona airport at 18h on Sunday 23rd September to drive participants to Hotel Terramar at Llafranc. On Thursday 27th September, ONE BUS will be leaving from Hotel Terramar at 15h to drive participants to Barcelona airport. Participants should arrange their travelling accordingly or alternatively arrange for their transportation of their own.

Llafranc (Costa Brava)

Hotel Terramar

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Programme

Registration Form ACT Course 2018

We are sorry but registration is closed for this year!