2024 Agenda

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, Optional Pre-Conference Workshop

11:30 AMWorkshop Registration Desk Opens
12:00 PMOpening RemarksBalaji Narasimhan (Nanovaccine Institute, Iowa State University)
12:15 PMScale spray drying processes and commercialization
Ken Carson (Southwest Research Institute)
1:15 PMScalable synthesis of polyanhydride particle-based vaccinesSean Kelly (Nanovaccine Institute)

Kathleen Ross (Nanovaccine Institute)
2:15 PMBreak 
2:30 PMNanovaccine Institute Lab Tour and Spray Dry DemoSean Kelly (Nanovaccine Institute)

Kathleen Ross (Nanovaccine Institute)

Balaji Narasimhan (Nanovaccine Institute, Iowa State University)
3:30 PMStarting a Career in Industry Post Graduation RoundtableJoe Bazzill (Nanovaccine Institute)

Ken Carson (Southwest Research Institute)

Paola Boggiatto (USDA National Animal Disease Center)

Lance Daharsh (Genvax Technologies)

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Nanovax 2024 Opening Keynote and Reception

4:15 PMFull Conference Registration Opens
5:00 PMOpening Keynote: Human Health

Commercializing a Novel Antigen and Novel Adjuvant (TLR 7/8 Agonist) During a Pandemic
Raches Ella (Bharat Biotech)
6:30 PMDinner ReceptionAlluvial Brewing Company

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Day 1

8:30-9:30 AMRegistration/Continental Breakfast/Poster Set up
9:30-10:00 AMOpening RemarksDirector Kelly Garcia (Iowa Department of Health Human Services)
10:00-11:00 AMState of the Nanovaccine Institute and Outlook on Next-Generation VaccinesBalaji Narasimhan (Nanovaccine Institute, Iowa State University)
11:00-12:00 PMKeynote 2: Animal Health

Regulatory Issues to Consider Early in the Development of a New Veterinary Biologics
Paul Hauer (EDGE Veterinary Vaccines Consulting Group)
12:00-1:00 PMLunch/Poster Session
1:00-2:50 PMThematic Session 1: Human Health
1:00-1:30 PMInvited Presentation:

Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
Maneesh Jain (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
1:35-1:50 PMLightning Talk 1:

Nanovaccine-Mediated Immune Protection Against Influenza Virus
Kevin Legge (University of Iowa)
1:55-2:10 PMLightning Talk 2:

An influenza nanovaccine effectively protects pregnant dams and neonates against severe influenza infection
Jennifer Bermick (Unviersity of Iowa)
2:15-2:30 PMLightning Talk 3:

T Cell Transcriptional Signatures of Influenza A/H3N2 Antibody Response to High Dose Influenza and Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine in Older Adults
Inna Ovsyannikova (Mayo Clinic)
2:35-2:50 PMLightning Talk 4:

Early Detection of Gestational Diabetes Using Raman Spectroscopy in First-Trimester Sera
Ansuja Pulickal Mathew (Iowa State University); Gabriel Patrick Cutshaw (Iowa State University); Olivia Appel (Barnard College); Lilly Synan (Iowa State University); Joshua R Waite (Iowa State University); Xiaona Wen (Iowa State University); Saman Ghazvini (Iowa State University); Soumik Sarkar (Iowa State University); Donna Santillan (University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics); Rizia Bardhan (Iowa State University)
2:50-3:30 PMPoster Session and Break
3:30-5:20 PMThematic Session 2: Animal Health
3:30-4:00 PMInvited Presentation:

Development of Veterinary Injections and Implants
Izabela Galeska (Merck)
4:05-4:20 PMLightning Talk 1:

Sustained antigen release polyanhydride-based vaccination platform for immunization against bovine brucellosis
Paola Boggiatto (USDA/ARS)
4:25-4:40 PMLightning Talk 2:

Evaluation of polyanhydride nanoparticles as innate immunostimulants to prevent Bovine Respiratory Disease in cattle
Fabian E Diaz (Iowa State University); Elizabeth Grego (Iowa State University); Ali Uslu (Iowa State University); Balaji Narasimhan (Nanovaccine Institute, Iowa State University); Jodi McGill (Iowa State University)
4:45-5:00 PMLightning Talk 3:

Evaluation of a Vaccine Platform for Extended Antigen Release (VPEAR) in Mice
Nicholas J Bockenstedt (Iowa State University); Paola Boggiatto (USDA/ARS); Sam Humphrey (USDA/ARS); David Verhoeven (Iowa State University); Sean Kelly (Nanovaccine Institute); Balaji Narasimhan (Iowa State University); Douglas Jones (Iowa State University)
5:05-5:20 PMLightning Talk 4:

Animal Health – Overview of industry challenges and opportunities.
Mike Roof (Iowa State University)
5:45-7:45 PMReception at Torrent Brewing Company — appetizers provided

Thursday, May 16, 2024, Day 2

7:15-8:00 AMContinental Breakfast/Poster Session
8:00-8:30 AMOpening RemarksProvost John Wickert (Iowa State University)
8:30-9:30 AMKeynote 3: Vaccine Development, Manufacturing, Regulation & Deployment

Conjugate and mRNA Vaccine Technologies: Enabling Development and Manufacturing of Effective Vaccines
Brenda Carrillo Conde (Pfizer Inc)
9:30-10:10 AMPoster Session and Break
10:10-12:00 PMThematic Session 3: Vaccine Development, Manufacturing, Regulation & Deployment
10:10-10:25 AMLightning Talk 1:

From Academic Discovery to Product Development: An Overview of Considerations
Ken Carson (Southwest Research Institute)
10:30-11:00 AMInvited Presentation:

Transitioning from basic discovery to product development – A case study with emphasis on items of regulatory and commercial relevance
Mike Roof (Iowa State University)
11:05-11:20 AMLightning Talk 2:

CTRL-V: AI-driven Computational Tracking of Likely Viral Escape Variants by Iterative Integer Optimization
Ratul Chowdhury (Iowa State University)
11:25-11:40 AMLightning Talk 3:

Political partisanship and vaccination attitudes
Filip Viskupic (South Dakota State University)
11:45-12:00 PMQ&A/Discussion SessionModerated by: Ken Carson (Southwest Research Institute), Mike Roof (Iowa State University)
12:00-1:00 PMClosing Remarks, Poster Session Awards, and Brown Bag LunchBalaji Narasimhan (Nanovaccine Institute, Iowa State University)