Animal Cell Technology Course 2021, 11th edition

Sept 19 – 23, 2021

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 11th edition of the ACT course will be organized by the ESACT (European Society of Animal Cell Technology) again in 2021. 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 a limited number of grants to cover registration fees.

Registration for the Courses will be open at the beginning of 2021 – so stay tuned!

A limited number of grants, covering the course fee 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. 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).

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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 – subject to the further development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If possible 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.

Accomodation

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 to be paid directly in the hotel.

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.

Llafranc (Costa Brava)

Hotel Terramar

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Programme

Programme

Registration Fee

Registration Fee

The registration fee is EUR 1,000 for participants of academia and EUR 1,600 for participants from industry. At the moment the courses are planned to be held ON-SITE, but as the COVID pandemic is still present we will be closely following the evolution of COVID pandemics in the next weeks and months. In case that this pandemic would affect the possibility of participants to travel to the course, ESACT will consider to change the course to on-line or hybrid mode.

The registration fee covers course registration and course materials (ebook), and if on-site 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 Form ACT Course 2021

Registration is open now!