Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Workshop A
Immunogenicity Prediction & Validation

10.00 – 12.30

  • Outline the potential of biologic therapeutics to cause undesirable immune responses in patients
  • Discuss computational tools to accurately predict  immunogenicity
  • Evaluate computational epitope prediction methods and the  value of experimentally derived epitope datasets

Workshop Leaders

monica wang

Monica Wang
Principal Engineer, Bioinformatics Architect, Project Program
Management & Global Information Technology Lead
Takeda Pharmaceutical


Hyelim Cho
Senior Scientist
Takeda Pharmaceutical

Workshop B
Data Availability & Data Sharing – Opportunities & Challenges

2.00 – 4.00

  • What would it take to create a database of sufficiently anonymised data for biologics?
  • What information would be needed to create the database and help benchmark approaches?
  • The value of publicly available data vs isolated datasets
  • Importance of standardization and protocols to generate comparable data
  • The need to generate more data – building data internally vs collaborations
  • How can data and information be structured to be accessed across an organization?
  • The need for more experimental data to inform computational work

Workshop Leaders

chris roberts

Chris Roberts
Professor - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware


Yao Fan
Principal Research Scientist