Benchtalk: A Benchling User Forum

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Foundry & Lux

151 Oyster Point Boulevard

South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Join us for Benchtalk, Benchling's first West Coast User Forum, on Thursday, April 4, in South San Francisco, CA. Hear some of the most forward-thinking life science leaders talk about their research and how they use Benchling to optimize R&D.


Why Attend?

  • Learn best practices from leading life science R&D organizations.
  • Hear advanced Benchling use cases in CAR T-cell therapy, synthetic biology, and gene editing.
  • Connect with Benchling users and your industry peers.
  • Have some fun and enjoy delicious drinks and appetizers.


Agenda:

3:00 - 3:30pm: Arrival and Registration


3:30 - 3:45pm: Welcome and Introduction

Sajith Wickramasekara, CEO and Co-Founder @ Benchling


3:45 - 4:45pm: Benchling User Presentations


Building the Next Generation of Cellular Therapies

Jeanette Grant Ph.D., Director of Project Management @ Adicet Bio

Adicet Bio is harnessing the innate allogeneic potential of gamma delta (γδ) T cells to treat solid and liquid tumors. Jeanette will discuss the unique challenges in developing these cutting-edge therapeutics, and how Benchling is changing the way Adicet organizes and carries out R&D. Adicet is using Benchling across research teams to power data management and collaboration.


Biomaterials for a Sustainable World: Synthetic Spider Silk, Mycelium Leather and More

Deven Dharm, Director of Software Engineering @ Bolt Threads
Patrick Johnson, Systems Analyst @ Bolt Threads

Bolt Threads is harnessing proteins found in nature to create materials with both practical and revolutionary uses, such as Microsilk - a high-performance textile, spun from the same proteins as a spider’s web. Deven Dharm and Patrick Johnson will outline how they have worked with Benchling to simplify R&D informatics, and empower scientists with a flexible and reliable platform that can meet the constantly evolving needs of the research team. Bolt Threads is using Benchling to fine-tune complex R&D workflows, and to enable scientists and leaders to make better data-driven decisions.


Accelerating CAR T-Cell Therapy Development with Modern Informatics

Tom Crevier Ph.D., Director of Automation, Equipment and Data Management @ Juno Therapeutics

Juno Therapeutics is pioneering the development of adoptive cell therapies to treat cancer. Tom Crevier will discuss the unique data problem presented by CAR T-cell development, and how Juno is working with Benchling to accelerate R&D. Juno is using the Benchling platform across research and development teams to power data management and collaboration.


4:45 - 5:00pm: Benchling Vision and Roadmap

Ashu Singhal, Head of Product and Co-Founder @ Benchling
Sajith Wickramasekara, CEO and Co-Founder @ Benchling

Benchling continues to innovate at a breathtaking pace that has surpassed all industry standards. Join Benchling founders Sajith and Ashu for a look into the future of the Benchling platform, and exciting new product developments over the course of 2019 and beyond.


5:00 - 5:30pm: Industry Panel
Making the tough decisions: Planning, Optimizing, and Measuring Life Science R&D

Hari Jayaram Ph.D., VP of Technology @ Spotlight Therapeutics
Jackie Papkoff Ph.D., CSO, Microbiome @ Assembly Biosciences
Kristy Hawkins Ph.D., Co-Founder and CSO @ Antheia
Moderated by Biopharma Executive Chris Bond Ph.D.

Life science R&D is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation. Companies are striving for more engineered processes, higher predictability, higher scalability, and ultimately faster time-to-market. This panel discussion will explore how we plan and run our research programs to support this transformation. Some of the most forward-thinking life science leaders will share their thoughts on best practices for planning, managing, and measuring R&D.


5:30 - 8:30pm: Happy Hour Networking Reception

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151 Oyster Point Boulevard

South San Francisco, CA 94080

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