Wilmington’s Charles River Labs To Hold World Congress On Animal Models In Drug Discovery & Development

WILMINGTON, MA — Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. is proud to host the Inaugural Charles River World Congress on Animal Models in Drug Discovery & Development. Ranging from academia to the commercial sector, the World Congress on Animal Models speakers are each regarded as leaders in their respective fields.

At the Boston-based conference, being held on September 26-27, 2017, attendees will have access to keynotes and breakout sessions focused on the driving trends in reverse translational medicine.

The 25 keynote and breakout session speakers will present topics including: traditional and non-traditional animal models, novel in vitro and ex vivo approaches to disease modeling, and the application of technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, 3D bioprinting, the exploitation of the microbiome, and co-opting the immune system in the treatment of disease.

Notable speakers include:

  • Jay Berzofsky, MD, PhD, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, will discuss the translation of cancer vaccines from mouse models to clinical trials.
  • David Sabatini, MD, PhD, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will discuss genetic screens to study cancer biology. This year, Sabatini won the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
  • Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and CBSET, will provide a historical perspective on reverse translational medicine. Edelman is a fellow of the National Academies of Medicine, of Engineering and of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Jake Lusis, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, will present on the complex interactions between metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Lusis was the 2015 Recipient of the Anitschkow Prize from the European Atherosclerosis Society.

The World Congress on Animal Models is a two-day scientific program presented by Charles River, in partnership with BioPharm America. Attendees also receive full access to BioPharm America and all Biotech Week Boston events. To learn more and register, visit breakthroughs.criver.com and follow #CRLworldcon on social media.

(NOTE: The above press release is from Charles River Labs.)

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