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Newsletter March 2016

News: Gene therapy in the womb for ill babies: Plan to give injections to mothers whose unborn children have stopped growing due to failure of the placenta
Desperately ill babies could have their lives saved by a pioneering treatment given while they are still in the womb. In a world first, doctors at a British hospital plan to give injections of genes to mothers-to-be whose unborn children have stopped growing. It is hoped that the genes will boost blood flow to the placenta, the lifeline between mother and baby, providing the child with the oxygen and nutrients needed to thrive and survive.

News: Dal researcher develops technique for enhancing gene therapy
Using his knowledge of how genes are organized and repaired in human cells, Dr. Graham Dellaire, Dalhousie Medical School’s Cameron Research Scientist in Cancer Biology, has developed a technique that could make gene therapy more effective and safer to use. His work was recently published in Nucleic Acids Research and Nature.

News: Researchers to use nano-tech in gene therapy of cancer cells
Iranian researchers of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences managed to apply laboratory synthesis of nano-polymeric carriers which can be used in gene therapy of cancer cells. Gene therapy is an experimental technique through which defective genes are modified and sent into the cell by a carrier. Vectors used to transfer genes are divided into two Viral and Non-viral categories.

Jobs: Three positions at Global Pharmaceutical Company
Cell and Gene Therapy Research Projects Leader, Head of Transgene Discovery, and Head of Transgene Delivery. The client is a leading Global Pharmaceutical Company committed to driving innovative research to help people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Research Institute: Cell and Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
HPC-A collection, processing, storage and transplant cGMP manufacturing of cell and gene modified human cells for clinical use. The institute is located in Camperdown, Australia.

- 15 April 2016, Annual conference of the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (BSGCT), London, UK
- 20 - 22 April 2016, ESGCT Spring School,Hannover, Germany
- 20 - 22 April 2016, World Orphan Drug Congress USA 2016, New York, NY
- 4 - 7 May 2016, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 19th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
- 19 – 21 May 2016, 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Cell & Gene Therapy, San Antonio, USA
- 25 - 28 May 2016, International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) 22th Annual Meeting, Singapore
- 20 - 22 April 2016, World Orphan Drug Congress USA 2016, New York, NY
- 28 – 30 July 2016, The 22th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Gene Therapy (JSGT), Tokyo, Japan
- 14 -16 September 2016, 22th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Gene Therapy (DG-GT e.V.), Heidelberg, Germany
- 5 – 7 October 2016, Cell & Gene Therapy BioProcessing & Commercialization meeting, Boston, MA
- 18 – 21 October 2016, XXIV Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Florence, Italy
- 16 – 18 November 2016, 15th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases, Sonoma, California
- 10 - 13 May 2017, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 20th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
- 27 - 28 November 2017, 19th International Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy - ICCGT 2017, Istanbul, Turkey


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