Participation to meetings and conferences allows VADEMA fellows to present and discuss their results with a wide and diverse scientific audience within both the academic and industrial pharmaceutical research community.
Here below a selection of the most relevant and recent scientific meetings is reported where VADEMA fellows gave oral or poster presentations.
European Institute of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (EIMID 2018) meeting, Nantes, France
ESR1 Andreas Redsted presented a poster about VADEMA at the EIMID event. Scientists associated with EIMID, such as GSK, Pasteur Institute, Karolinska institute, Max Planck and Imperial College in London, attended the meeting.
22th International Mass Spectrometry conference (IMSC 2018), Florence, Italy
ESR1 Andreas Redsted and ESR3 Laura Rokkedahl Grauslund attended the event. The audience was made by more 1200 scientists working in the field of Mass Spectrometry (Proteomics and Structural Mass Spectrometry) coming from all over the globe who gathered in Florence for the conference. Being an international meeting, it was a unique opportunity for communicating the VADEMA’s activities and disseminate the project’s results.
Drug Research Academy Summer School, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The summer school was primarily attended by PhD students and supervisors affiliated with the Drug Research Academy and was an occasion for VADEMA fellows to give an overview about the projects’ aims and show their activities and results. ESR1 Andreas Redsted and ESR3 Laura Rokkedahl Grauslund participated to the event in 2017 and 2019. In this occasion ESR1 and ESR3 gave oral presentations entitled “Studying membrane-bound antigens for improved vaccine design by HDX-MS” and “Investigating the humoral response to vaccination through mass spectrometry”, respectively.
14th ULLA Summer School, Helsinki, Finland.
ULLA (Uppsala, London, Leiden and Amsterdam) is a European university consortium for pharmaceutical sciences. ESR3 Laura Rokkedahl Grauslund participated to the 2019 edition and gave a talk entitled “Investigating the humoral response to vaccination through mass spectrometry”. The event gathered together ca. 200 PhD students, offered 44 courses given by lecturers from the ULLA partners, covering a broad range of pharmaceutical topics and all students presented a poster on their own research.
The primary aim of the ULLA network is to enhance collaboration within education and research in pharmaceutical sciences between the member universities. One of the cornerstones of ULLA are the biennial summer schools for PhD students. In addition, ULLA workshops and lectures help to stimulate interactions.
R&D days at GSK Vaccines srl, Siena, Italy
During this internal event, organized annually by GSKVACSRL in Siena, GSK researchers have the opportunity to present the scientific results to the broad audience including scientists from various functions. VADEMA fellows participated to the 2017-2019 events.
In 2019, ESR2 Susanne Staender and ESR4 Valeria Calvaresi presented a poster about the “Development of an integrative structural biology platform for epitope mapping of polyclonal antibodies”.
Global PhD and Post-doc programme initiative, Siena, Italy.
This is a 2 days event organized annually by the Sciences Academy of GSKVACSRL in Siena and included as audience both the GSK internal researchers based in Siena as well as invited external academic researchers. It represents an important occasion for young researchers to be exposed to a wide audience, present their results and have scientific interactions/discussions. In the 2017 edition, ESr3 awarded the prize of “Best Poster”. In the following year, ESR1 and ESR3 gave oral presentations about their work and their scientific activities related to VADEMA project, while ESR2 and ESR4 presented posters. In 2019 ESR2 Susanne Staender and ESR4 Valeria Calvaresi gave oral presentations during this event, titled “Structural Mass Spectrometry to Investigate the Humoral Response to Vaccination” and “A fishing method for HDX-MS analysis of low abundance proteins in complex mixtures”, respectively.