Dr. Robert White

Dr. Robert White |Clyto Access

Chair of Biochemistry, University of York, UK

Organizing Committee Member

Expertise: Biochemistry, Gene Transcription

Biography: Dr. Robert White carried out his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, University of London (National Institute for Medical Research). He worked as postdoctoral research assistant in The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. Currently working as Chair of Biochemistry and professor in the Department of Biology at the University of York, United kingdom. He has many honors and awards.

Presentation:

Title: Manipulation of tRNA Genes to Enhance Cellular Productivity of Biologics

Abstract:

Recombinant monoclonal antibodies are a powerful class of therapeutics that are used to treat a wide range of diseases, including cancers and inflammatory disorders. However, they are expensive to produce and this restricts their availability to patients; health authorities sometimes cannot afford the costs of these therapies. Lowering production costs may increase access to potentially life-saving treatments. Through synthetic cell bioengineering, we are developing novel approaches to improve production of therapeutic proteins. One of our strategies is to manipulate tRNA expression to enhance translation of recombinant products. Our progress in this regard will be described. We aim to reduce costs and thereby increase availability to patients of therapeutics that are currently prohibitively expensive.

Related Conferences :

International Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Forum