Animal Cell Technology Course 2020, 10th edition
20 – 24 September 2020
will be moved to virtual mode !
Coordinators: Francesc Gòdia (UAB, Spain) and Paula Alves (IBET, Portugal)
After the interest received by the previous editions and the excellent feed-back from all the attendants, the 10th edition of the ACT course will be organized by the ESACT (European Society of Animal Cell Technology) in Llafranc, Costa Brava/Spain. ESACT is presenting this activity as one more contribution to the community involved in the use of animal cells in Biotechnology and Biomedicine. ESACT is proud to announce the recognition of the ACT ESACT course by ACTIP – the Animal Cell Technology Industrial Platform – that will sponsor the course with two grants.
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.
Inquired speakers: Terry Papoutsakis (University Delaware, USA), Manuel Carrondo and Paula Alves (iBET, Portugal), Hansjörg Hauser (HZI, Germany), Francesc Gòdia (UAB, Spain), Stefanos Grammatikos (UCB Pharma SA, Belgium) and Anne Tolstrup (Biogen, Denmark).
Paula Marques Alves
Animal Cell Technology Unit
Apartado 12, 2780-901 Oeiras
Tel.: +351 21 4469421
Departament d’Enginyeria Quimica, Biològica i Ambiental
Escola d’Enginyeria, Edifici Q
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Tel.: +34 93 581 4790
Contact for registration
Location – unfortunately due to COVID19 – this year this course won’t be held in Coseta Brava but moved to virtual mode
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.
In general, participants will be accommodated in double rooms. But participants have the possibility to be hosted in single room (limited to availability) at an extra cost of 125 Euros to be paid directly in the hotel.
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 on Sunday 20th September to drive participants to Hotel Terramar at Llafranc. On Thursday 24th September, ONE BUS will be leaving from Hotel Terramar to drive participants to Barcelona airport. Participants should arrange their travelling accordingly or alternatively arrange for their transportation of their own. (The exact times of the departures will be announced to the participants right in time and after confirmation has been given.)
Llafranc (Costa Brava)
Programme of ESACT ACT Course 2020
1000 Euros for academic participants and 1600 Euros for industry participants.
The fee covers course registration and materials (ebook), accommodation in two-bed rooms (shared with another participant), meals, transportation from/to Barcelona airport with one organized bus transport service at a fixed time. Participants will be informed right in time to arrange their travelling accordingly or alternatively arrange for their transportation on their own.
Registration – ACT Course 2020 – is open!
Fill in the application form below in order to take the chance to participate in this extraordinary course – this year it will be held in online mode.