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Therapeutics based on harnessing the immune system is now a $230 billion industry globally. These therapeutics stems from the promise of using the specific antibodies formed for diagnostics and therapeutics purposes. The antibodies, or Immunologicals, now form the backbone of Biotechnology in the form of diagnostics and therapeutics. This area has now matured and holds great promise for the treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases and allergies.
Who can attend:
1) Researchers and faculties from Government and industrial organizations
2) Students at all levels (MS/PhD/Post docs) from academic and technical institutions.
i) To define immunologicals as used in the clinic in animal and human health.
ii) To describe the actions of current Immunologicals in animal and human health .
iii) To contrast the processes by with Immunologicals are produced.
iv) To critically evaluate the potential for the success of proposed Immunologicals.
Prof. Avery August: Professor of Immunology and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Cornell University in Ithaca received his PhD from Cornell University and performed post-doctoral work at the Rockefeller University. After a brief stint in industry at the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical research Institute as a Scientist in Drug Discovery, he moved to The Pennsylvania State University as an Assistant Professor of Immunology where he rose through the ranks to attain tenure, and become Distinguished Professor of Immunology, and Director of the Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease. His laboratory has made significant contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of T cell development and differentiation, mast cell activation, and eosinophil function, as well as in the development of the immune response in general. His work on molecular mechanisms of T cell activation and the role of Tec kinases in this process has made its way into contemporary immunology textbooks. He has published >100 research papers in this area in journals such as Journal of Immunology, Blood, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Science Signaling, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Immunity. His work has been funded by >15 million dollars from a variety of federal, private and industry sources.
Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary: A recipient of Visitor’s Award for Innovation-2015 by the President of India, is a professor at University of Delhi South camps. Prof. Chaudhary’s teaching and research interests/specialization is focusing on novel reagents and test devices for diagnosis of infectious diseases (AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Typhoid), directed evolution of antibodies and therapeutic proteins, development of phage display vectors, phage display based search of small molecule binders for Mycobacterial Proteome.
Dr. Amita Gupta: A recipient of Visitor’s Award for Innovation-2015 by the President of India is an associate professor at University of Delhi South campus. Dr. Gupta’s research interests are understanding host-pathogen interaction; modulation of host cell death; identification of novel drug targets for new drug development; pathogen physiology and development of persistence, multi-drug tolerant phenotype with specialization of Antibody Engineering & Recombinant protein production.
Prof. P .Reddanna
Professor of Animal Biology, Dean of School of Life Sciences at University of Hyderabad. Prof. Reddanna’s research interest are in the areas of Inflammation and drug discovery with special emphasis on understanding the role of eicosanoids in disease biology. Eicosanoids, the oxygenated metabolites of arachidonic acid formed via the cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) pathways, are known to be important regulators of both the onset and resolution of inflammatory processes. The main focus of Prof. Reddanna’s group is to understand how these eicosanoids regulate both the development and resolution of inflammation and design safer and more effective anti-inflammatory drugs.
Dr. A. Bindu Madhava Reddy
Assistant Prof at Dept of Animal Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad. Dr. Reddy’s lab research interests are devising molecular approaches in understanding the pathophysiology of inflammation induced metabolic disorders.