Frontiers in human and veterinary antibody discovery

Monday 26th November 2018, 10:30am to Tuesday 27th November 2018, 5:00pm

The Pirbright Institute, Surrey

The conference hopes to advance knowledge and understanding of B cell biology and stimulate new cross collaborations.


Understanding of antibody responses has progressed greatly in recent years. Advances include the identification of broadly cross-reactive antibodies, structural analysis of antibodies and antibody-epitope interactions, stabilisation of antigens to maintain epitope structure and understanding the importance of protective antibody responses for a number of complex pathogens.



A varied programme is planned with 6 sessions as follows:-

Session 1: Structure guided immunogen design.

Session 2: Antibodies of animal and human.

Session 3: B cell help and regulation.

Session 4: Translating antibodies - therapeutics and adjuvants

Session 5: Identification of antigen targets and epitopes.

Session 6: B cell biology in health and disease.


This event will bring together speakers with expertise in the different disciplines that are being applied to advance this important field.