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Invited lecture slots still available until 6 April

More than 100 Invited Lecture slots are available for registrants that submit excellent new work

Deadline for Congress abstract submission:
6 April 2020

Abstract submission
Maastricht - sunnset blue ceramics-faience

Looking for publication opportunities?

There will be three major opportunities to help you get your work published in leading international journals.

Publications workshop on Monday 29th June. Learn how to increase the chance that your research will be accepted for publication and why manuscripts are rejected.

Meet the Editors of the EFB Journal and other Elsevier journals who will answer your questions and provide advice.

Submit a publication to the Congress Special Issue. Participants are invited to submit research articles and reviews for a special issue of the EFB Journal, New Biotechnology, to be published after the Congress.

Register now to take advantage of these opportunities.

Maastricht, Servatiusbasilika, Vrijthof

Special offer for group registrations from the same institution / organisation

Free registration is offered to Principal Scientists from large groups that register and pay together for five or more people from the same institution. Alternatively, one free registration - the least expensive - is offered to groups of four people from the same institution who register together and pay their registration fees with a single payment.

To apply for this group discount, please email:
[email protected]

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Antibody-cytokine fusion proteins: A novel class of biopharmaceuticals for the therapy of cancer and of chronic inflammation

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Antibody-cytokine fusion proteins: A novel class of biopharmaceuticals for the therapy of cancer and of chronic inflammation

Antibody-cytokine fusion proteins represent a novel class of biopharmaceuticals, with the potential to increase the therapeutic index of cytokine ‘payloads’ and to promote leukocyte infiltration at the site of disease. In this review, we present a survey of immunocytokines that have been used in preclinical models of cancer and in clinical trials. In particular, we highlight how antibody format, choice of target antigen and cytokine engineering, as well as combination strategies, may have a profound impact on therapeutic performance. Moreover, by using anti-inflammatory cytokines, antibody fusion strategies can conveniently be employed for the treatment of auto-immune and chronic inflammatory conditions.
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