PepTalk: The Protein Science Week

PepTalk: The Protein Science Week is one of the largest annual gatherings of protein science researchers in the world. In its 17th year, PepTalk attracted nearly 1,300 experts from academia, biotech and pharma who came together for one week of intensive learning and networking to discover new opportunities, apply alternative solutions, and develop promising partnerships.


This event covered a wide spectrum of applied protein sciences with emphasis on upstream R and D engineering to downstream biologics production.

Highlights included:

- Conference Programs featuring keynote presentations, case studies and new unpublished data from top influential leaders in academia and industry.

- Training Seminars (1.5 days) populated more of the event, combining the depth of a short course and length of a conference track across an even broader range of topics, allowing you to enhance your knowledge and gain insight and perspective even more fruitfully than before.

- Dinner Short Courses (3 hours) offered a unique, intimate setting to delve into a particular topic. Each course provided a great introduction for those who are new to a discipline or a helpful refresher for those who wanted to brush up on their knowledge or expand their horizons.

- Student Fellowships granted those entering the industry an opportunity to present their latest research and receive critical feedback for development and collaboration.

- The Exhibit Hall provided face-to-face networking with Technology and Service Providers ready to share their latest products and services.


Horizon staff were at the event and Horizon Senior Scientist, Bioproduction, Mario Pereira gave a talk on 'Engineering a CHO K1 Toolbox for Reliable High Titer Protein Expression.'

Aside from single gene knockouts to allow for metabolic selection systems, the CHO host remains largely unchanged. Mario presented how we have used a combination of techniques including genome engineering approaches such as CRISPR and rAAV to improve the biomanufacturing capacity of our GS knockout CHO K1 cell line.


January - 08, 2018

Starting 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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