Below is a list of confirmed speakers for BPI 2017.
J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, Head of Scientific Strategy
Human Longevity, Inc.
Howard Anderson, Ph.D.
Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and NAS Scholar
Stony Brook University
Associate Director Process Modelling & Analytics
Udayanath Aich, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Bioanalytics
Dulce Aldana, Ph.D.
Senior Group Leader, Process Analytics
Jeff Allen, Ph.D.
Biosimilar Sciences Fellow
Associate Director of Quality Assurance
Scientist, BioProcess Engineering
Kathryn Aron, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Process Development
Vathani Arudchandran, Ph.D.
Product Quality Reviewer OBP, OPQ, CDER
U.S. Food &Drug Administration
Damon Asher, Ph.D.
Head, Americas Vaccine Initiative
Mario Barro, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Innovation
Rita Barros Costa
Senior Group Leader, Cell Culture Development, R&D
Senior Ressearch Associate, Pharma Technical Development, Purification Development
Brian Beyer, Ph.D.
Global Director, Bioprocessing Applications
Marc Bisschops, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Scientist, Continuous Processing
Pall Life Sciences
Director of Operations
Meissner Filtration Products
Ed Boyden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Media Lab and McGovern Institute Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher Bravery, Ph.D.
Advanced Biologicals Ltd., United Kingdom
David Brindley, MEng, DPhil, FRI, FRSA
IP Asset Ventures
Group Vice President Marketing & Product Management
Sartorius Stedim Biotech
Jose Castillo, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer
Technical, Cell Culture Pilot Plant
Robert Charlebois, Ph.D.
Shen Chen, Ph.D.
Director, PEH R&D Drug Product Contract Manufacturing Services
Therese Choquette, Ph.D.
Fellow, Cell and Gene Bioanalytics
Associate Director of Investigations, Production Technical Support
James Colandene, Ph.D.
Manager, Drug Product Sciences
James Collins, Ph.D.
Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor, Department of Biological Engineering
Mathieu Colomb-Delsuc, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Electron Microscopy Technologies
BioPharma Operations Group
Carly Daniels, Ph.D.
Engineer, Manufacturing Sciences
Richard Dennett, Ph.D.
Voisin Consulting Life Sciences
Nandu Deorkar, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Development
Avantor Performance Materials
Senior Research Scientist I, Biologics Development
Associate Scientist II, Cell Culture Development
Marketing Communications Manager
Senior Project Manager
Vice President, Business Management
Senior Principal Scientist
Christoph Freiberg, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Consultant, Biologics
Vivek Kumar Garripelli, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist II, Biologics Formulation Development
Monika Geiger, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Scientist and Principal Group Lead, Formulation Development
Engineer II, Pharmaceutical Processing and Technology Development
Senior Engineer, Late Stage Cell Culture
Senior Research Scientist,
Lilly Research Laboratories Eli Lilly & Co.
Dan Greene, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Wei Gu, Ph.D.
Kapil Gupta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Drug Product
Geoff Hale, Ph.D.
Absolute Antibody Ltd
Jongyoon Han, Ph.D.
Holly Haughney, Ph.D.
VP, Technology, Biopharmaceticals
Director of Microbial Bioprocess
Astellas Pharma, Inc.
Raw Materials Specialist
Director, Process Engineering / Technology Transfer Program Lead
Senior Engineer Integrity Testing
Process Engineer 1, Upstream Bioprocess Development
Patrick Hossler, Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist
Lars Hovmand-Lyster, M.D.
Principal Scientist Recovery, Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Novo Nordisk, Denmark
Senior Advisor for CBRN and Pandemic Influenza
US Food & Drug Administration
Senior Director, Global Process Engineering
Principal Scientist, Vaccine Drug Product Development
Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.
Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Professor of Bioprocess Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Sheffield
Canping Jiang, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Next Gen Manufacturing Platform Lead
New Technology Lead and Director, Center for BioManufacturing Sciences
Merck & Co., Inc.
Business Development Engineering Manager
Director of Gas Trading & Optimization
Uniper Global Commodities
Manager, Advanced Technology, Research & Development
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Jonah Kaplan, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cell Culture Development, R&D
AbbVie Research Center
Subhash Kapre, Ph.D.
Andrew Keefe, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer, Downstream Development
Upstream Bioprocessing Applications Specialist
Technology Scientist/Process Engineer
Single Use Support GmbH
David Kolwyck, M.S., MBA
Director, Manufacturing Sciences
Bernd Kraemer, Ph.D.
Head Supplier Quality Management Americas
Vineet Kumar, Ph.D.
Johnson & Johnson
Scientist, Biologics Process Development
Engineer II, Manufacturing Sciences, Cell Culture
Principal Scientist, BioTherapuetics R&D, Purification Process Development
Senior Vice President, Biologics
Senior Product Manager, Fluid Management Technology
Sartorius Stedim Biotech FMT SAS
President and Managing Partner
Latham BioPharm Group, Inc., PgMP
Scientist, Purification & Development
Vice President, Innovation and Application
Avantor Performance Materials
James Leung, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
Howard Levine, Ph.D.
Founder, President and Principal Consultant
BioProcess Technology Consultants
Peter Levison, Ph.D.
Senior Marketing Director, Downstream Processing
Xingfang Li, Ph.D.
Chiali Liu, Ph.D.
Janssen Supply Chain
Duncan Low, Ph.D.
Delia Lyons, MSc.
Senior Scientist, Head Perfusion Media Development, Process Solutions
Scientist I, Purification Process Sciences
Sheila Magil, Ph.D.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and Manager Technical Services
Director, Product Manager
Aernout Martens, Ph.D.
Global BioPharma Product Manager, Virus Filtration
Frederic Mathot, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Drug Product R&D - Global Vaccines Technical R&D
Mukesh Mayani, Ph.D.
Scientist II (Process Development), Biologics Process Development
Morven McAlister, Ph.D.
Sr. Technical Scientist II, MSAT
Brian Meyer, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist in New Technologies, Vaccine Drug Product Development, Bioprocess Research and Development
Merck Research Laboratories
Director of Marketing Integrated Bioprocess Solutions
Sartorius Stedim FMT S.A.S
Vice President, Global Quality
Scientist, Bioprocess Technology and Expression, BioProcess Development
Senior Associate Scientist, Process Development & Manufacturing
Biogen Idec, Inc.
Chee-Keng Ng, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Scientist, Analytical R&D
Jessie Ni, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, R&D
Senior Associate Scientist
Senior Engineer II, Drug Product, Engineering and Technology Organization
Global Technology Partner, Strategic Manufacturing Concept Group
Flemming Ornskov, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Manager, Cell Culture Development, R&D
Sadettin Ozturk, Ph.D.
SVP, Process and Analytical Development
Scientific Leader, PPE Device Engineering, R&D Platform Technology & Science
James Patch, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer, Purification Development
Senior Engineer II, Manufacturing Sciences
Dean Pettit, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer and Founding Partner
Thorsten Peuker, Ph.D.
Vice President, Integrated Solutions
Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.
Alexey Rak, Ph.D.
Head of Bio Structure and Biophysics
Natraj Ram, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Purifiaction, Manufacturing Sciences
Shahid Rameez, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Process Development
KBI Biopharma Inc.
Principal Research Scientist, Process Sciences, CHO Cell Line Development
Frank Riske, Ph.D.
Nadine Ritter, Ph.D.
President and Analytical Advisor
Global Biotech Experts, LLC
Just Biotherapeutics Inc
Mahsa Rohini, Ph.D.
Scientist, Pivotal Purification Process Development
Kerry Routenberg Love, Ph.D.
Research Associate and Technical Program Manager, DARPA InSCyT Program, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
BioProcess Marketing Program Leader
GE HealthCare Life Sciences
Briana Russo, MSc.
Process Development Engineer II, Pre-Clinical Manufacturing & Process Development
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Associate Engineering Advisor, Biotech Manufacturing
Eli Lilly & Co
Director, Process Engineering/Development
Karl Schilke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemical Biological and Environmental Engineering
Oregon State University
Mark Schofield, Ph.D.
Principal R&D Engineer
Anna Schwendeman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Phamaceutical Sciences
University of Michigan
Senior Associate Scientist, Process Biochemistry
Scientist I, Manufacturing Sciences, Cell Culture
Chao Shi, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Manufacturing Scientist I, Process Analytics, Global Manufacturing Sciences
Abhijit Shirke, Ph.D.
Scientist, Downstream Operations, CMC Biologics
Bonnie Shum, Ph.D.
Engineer II, Global Biologics Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT)
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
Robert Simler, Ph.D.
Subhadra Singh, Ph.D.
Investigator, Biopharm Product Sciences
Joshua Speidel, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Commercial Practice Lead
Latham BioPharm Group, Inc., PMP
Stacy Springs, Ph.D.
Director, Biomanufacturing Program, Executive Director, Consortium on Adventitious Agent Contamination in Biomanufacturing
MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation
Arvind Srivastava, Ph.D.
Director, Formulation Development, CMC
Eli Lilly and Company
Indresh Srivastava, Ph.D.
Vice President, Process & Analytical Development, Senior Program Manager - Influenza
Protein Sciences Corporation
Daniel Strauss, Ph.D.
Lawrence Thompson, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist and Group Leader, Analytical Research and Development
Alex Tracy, Ph.D.
Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development
Edwin Vilanova Velez
MSAT Engineer, Finished Goods
Rosemary Versteegen, Ph.D.
International Serum Industry Association
Carsten Voss, Ph.D.
Application Specialist, Process Chromatography
Junxia Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Immunosafety and Bioanalytical Development
Lu Wang, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Purification Development and Operations, CMC Biology
Teva Pharmaceutical Inc.
Weili Wang, Ph.D.
Director, Cell Culture
R. Thomas Warf
Director, Manufacturing, Facilities & Engineering, BARDA
US Department of Health & Human Services
Tariq Warsi, Ph.D.
Development Associate III
Head of Process Investigation & Innovation
Yongqi Wu, Ph.D.
Mark Yang, Ph.D.
Director of Fill Finish Development
Development Associate II, Analytical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Camellia Zamiri, Ph.D.
Technical Development Senior Scientist, Late Stage Pharmaceutical Development
Min Zhu, Ph.D.
Director of Protein Science in Process Science
Zhikai Zhu, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Analytical Development, Process Sciences
Andrew Zydney, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head, Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University