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PCF 2020


The meeting, "New Modalities: therapeutic opportunities for challenging biological targets" will be hosted by Novartis at their Basel Campus site in Switzerland on 29th and 30th September 2020.

Novartis Basel

Meeting sponsors

To sponsor the conference please contact the team via the info at e-mail.


All posters are welcome, A1 portrait is the appropriate size. A prize will be awarded to the best poster as decided by the committee.


There is no charge for attending the meeting but places are stricly limited and prior registration is essential. To register for PCF2020 please download the registration form and send it to the address given in the form with "PCF2020 registration" in the subject heading.


Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. We recommend the Odelya hotel, where we have negotiated a discounted rate for a limited number of room. Please use the code "Novartis120520" when booking. The hotel is well placed for taking the tram to the Novartis campus, see here for directions. These special-rate rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so please do not delay your registration.

Travel to the Symposium

At the Novartis Campus site - Novartis Campus, CH-4056, Basel, Switzerland. Google map link here, official site map here as a pdf and travel directions from the recommended hotel here.

Tuesday 29th September 2020

At the Odelya hotel, Basel


Toni Llinas (AstraZeneca Sweden)

18.00 - 18.30

Drinks reception and late registration

18.30 - 19.30

Title TBD

19.30 - 22.00

Symposium dinner

Wednesday 30th September 2020

Announcement to follow shortly


Toni Llinas (AstraZeneca Sweden)

8.30 - 9.00

Late registration and poster set-up

9.00 - 9.10


9.10 - 9.50

Title TBC
Prof. Gisbert Schneider (ETH Zurich)

9.50 - 10.30

Title TBC
Mariarosa Mazza (AstraZeneca UK)

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break and poster viewing


Stephane Rodde (Novartis)

11.00 - 11.40

Chameleonic behaviours and role of IMHB on permeability
Prof. Sereina Riniker (ETH Zurich)

11.40 - 12.20

Permeability predictions of macrocyclic peptides: achievements and challenges
Ekaterina Ratkova (AstraZeneca Sweden)

12.20 - 12.40

Flash poster session (poster authors introduce their posters, no more than 2 minutes each)

12.40 - 13.40

Lunch and poster viewing


Karl Box (Pion)

13.40 - 14.20

Complex protein aggregates and particulates found in biopharmaceuticals: new analytical methods, new data from development projects and products on the market
Prof. Tudor Arvinte (University of Geneva)

14.20 - 15.00

Title TBC
Stephane Rodde (Novartis)

15.00 - 15.30

Poster prize award, coffee, poster viewing


Jonathan Burley (University of Nottingham)

15.30 - 16.10

Title TBC

16.10 - 16.50

Title TBC

16.50 - 17.00

Wrap-up and depart

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Last modified: Tuesday 14th January 2020