Industrial needs and academic developments have quickly advanced mechanistic chromatography modeling over the last years. This has paved the way to establishing mechanistic modeling as a corner stone of biopharmaceutical downstream development. On this way, an active modeling community has developed, leading the way from experimental to in silico process development.
The outbreak of the corona virus has made blatantly clear, that the industry must accelerate on this way and embrace novel technologies even faster. And it is our ambition to make this happen together.
Following the very successful CMD19 in Mainz we’re very happy to bring the international chromatography modeling community finally together again. We’re looking forward to welcoming you in Heidelberg, Germany, in May 2021. The goal of the event is to connect professionals, learn from each other, share best practices and identify robust and sustainable work-flows.
Together with you, we aim to increase the efficiency of modeling applications, to lower the entry barrier for new users and to pave the way for a broad regulatory acceptance.
True to the motto, “best practices: take one, leave one”, we are sure you will gain new insights and inspire the community with your own modeling experience and critical remarks.
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Safety and confidence of our attendees are our highest priority. We are working closely together with the event venue to assure sanitary standards and social distance guidelines. Each participant will be handed over a hygienic kit and masks as well as disinfectants will be provided throughout the entire event.
Food and drinks will be served under highest hygienic standards. Individual lunch packages will be served, instead of buffets. Glasses and cups are exchanged in every break.
All conference rooms are flooded with light and have large window fronts, so that extensive ventilation of the rooms is optimally assured. Tables and chairs are disinfected several times per day. The seating plans are adapted according to meet the required distance of 1,5m.
Also, the socializing program will be designed to meet these obligations and comply with general hygienic and distancing rules. Wherever possible, social events will be held outside. In addition to this, we decided to reduce the number of participants to 35.
As no one can foresee, which locations, bars and restaurants will be open in May 2021, we so far refrain from providing more detailed information.
Of course, we will keep an eye on the further development. If needed, we will take all further measures to guarantee highest hygienic standards such that everyone can feel safe but also free to socialize in a relaxed manner.
Nearest airport: Frankfurt/Main (FRA)
80 km // 1 hour by car
Nearest train station: SRH Campus Heidelberg
800 m // 10 minutes walk
|Monday, May 10th||Tuesday, May 11th||Wednesday, May 12th|
|12.00 pm||Registration||08.30 am||Session 1||08.30 am||Session 4|
|Snacks & refreshment||Modeling of Mab / CEX processes||Good modeling practice|
|01.00 pm||Opening||10.00 am||Coffee||10.00 am||Coffee|
|01.30 pm||Hands-on-courses||10.30 am||Session 2||10.30 am||Session 5|
|Beginner & advanced||Modeling of non-CEX processes||Models for troubleshooting & robustness|
|03.30 pm||Coffee||12.00 pm||Lunch||12.00 pm||Wrap-up|
|04.00 pm||Hands-on-courses cont.||01.00 pm||Session 3||12.30 pm||End|
|06.00 pm||Break||Modeling of new modalities / Non-Mab||Boxed Lunch|
|07.00 pm||Dinner & socializing||02.30 pm||Coffee|
|03.00 pm||Keynote by Joey Studts, Boehringer Ingelheim|
|05.00 pm||Socializing & Dinner|
Postdoctoral Scientist EU Bioprocess Development DSP|
Speaking on "Evaluation of slurry plate methodologies for mechanistic modeling in industrial workflows"John Welsh
Speaking on "Birth of digital twins: How to implement a modeling strategy in early-stage process development"Felix Wittkopp
Scientist Downstream Processing Development|
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Speaking on "Digital twins applied to the downstream process development of membrane chromatography trains of therapeutic proteins"Rushd Khalaf
Senior Application Engineer|
Speaking on "Fluid dynamic characterization of a pilot chromatography system as a key for scale up and process integration"Dominik Stein
Engineer Chromatography Systems|
Sartorius Stedim Biotech
Director Purification and Formulation Development|
Speaking on "Case study of model development for a CEX process using GE Capto resin"Peter Schwan
Senior Expert Downstream Technologies|
Speaking on "Model-guided scale-up of industrial cation exchange chromatography"David Saleh
Bioprocess Development Biologicals|
Please fill out the form to get registered for the Chromatography Modeling Days 2021. The early bird registration fee of EUR 1199 + VAT (19%) is all-inclusive, covering the workshop, hotel accommodation, and all meals.
Early bird registration ends on February 12th, 2021. Late registration will be priced with a registration fee of EUR 1799 + VAT (19%). Upon acceptance of your registration, you will receive an invoice in Euro (EUR).
"I never took home so many ideas and impressions from a conference before! The event and the diner events were fantastic."Feedback on Chromatography Modeling Days 2019
"You did an incredible job! Perfect session length, nice evening program and an overall relaxed atmosphere!"Feedback on Chromatography Modeling Days 2019
"It was a great experience coming together as a chromatography modeling community. I really enjoyed the various case studies and the excellent modeling discussions which you usually do not have at more general conferences."Dr. Felix Wittkopp
Scientist Downstream Processing|
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Asking participants, how the CMD 2019 ranks compared to other conferences and user meetings they attended during the last year, 20 % percent rated CMD "far above average", 75 % rated it "above average" and 5 % rated "average" on a five-point scale going from "far above average" to "far below average".Feedback on Chromatography Modeling Days 2019