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Honoring Philadelphia mRNA pioneers Drs. Weissman & Karikó

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

From Covid Vaccines to US - Israeli Cures

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Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and PICC Foundation are thrilled to honor Philadelphia mRNA pioneers Drs. Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó for their work with Israeli innovators on curing diseases.

When: October 20, 2-4:30PM ET
Where: B+labs, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, and via Zoom
Admission: Members/non-Members – $25/$65

PROGRAM (in progress)

  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Award presentations
  • The Future of mRNA Technologies Curing Diseases in the Greater Philadelphia and Israel

Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D, Roberts Family Professor in Vaccine Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Katalin Karikó, Ph.D., Senior Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech

Adi Barzel, Ph.D., President of The Israeli Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Life Sciences Faculty, Tel-Aviv University

Scott Young, Ph.D., VP Venture & External Collaboration
Research and Development, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

    • Moderator: Scott Young, Ph.D., VP Venture & External Collaboration
      Research and Development, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    • Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D, Roberts Family Professor in Vaccine Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Katalin Karikó, Ph.D., Senior Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech
    • Adi Barzel, Ph.D., President of The Israeli Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Life Sciences Faculty, Tel-Aviv University
  • Emerging Technologies Advancing Gene and Cell Therapeutics

Aimee Payne, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Director, Penn Clinical Autoimmunity Center of Excellence, Co-founder, Cabaletta Bio

Anat Naschitz, CEO, 9xchange; Venture Partner, OrbiMed

Eric Kmiec, PhD, Executive Director, The Gene Editing Institute, ChristianaCare

    • Aimee Payne, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania
      Director, Penn Clinical Autoimmunity Center of Excellence, Co-founder, Cabaletta Bio
    • Anat Naschitz, CEO, 9xchange; Venture Partner, OrbiMed
    • Eric Kmiec, PhD, Executive Director, The Gene Editing Institute, ChristianaCare, Chief Executive Officer, CorriXR Therapeutics
  • Networking Reception

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue

B+labs
, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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