The Festival of Biologics returns to Basel on 15-17 October as Europe’s leading biologics event, with content covering the discovery and development of antibody and immuno-therapeutics, biosimilars, clinical trials and manufacturing and bioprocessing to explore the start-to-finish of the entire biologics industry.

This year we are delighted to be able to provide FREE passes for all Novartis employees, offering full access to the conference!

Novartis at Festival of Biologics

Novartis will be contributing sessions across the entire programme – see who will be speaking below:

15 October


11:55 - 12:20

Joshi Venugopal
Head of Region Europe, Novartis Gene Therapy & Rare Diseases, Senior VP
Immunotherapy Keynotes

12:20 - 13:00

Angela Vollstedt
Global Director, Cell and Gene Therapies Portfolio Management
Immunotherapy Keynotes
Cutting-edge innovations in immunotherapies panel 

15:40 - 16:00

Victor Le
Senior Expert Science and Technology
CMC and Developability

16 October



Darko Skegro
Associate Director- Group Head Biotherapeutic Engineering and Gene Therapy
Protein Engineering


Theodora Weisz
Head of Patient Advocacy and Government Affairs, EMEA
Gene Therapy


David Ausländer
Senior Principal Scientist / Group Head
Upstream Processing and Cell Line Development

17 October



Thomas Hach
Director of Healthcare Systems
Immunotherapy Keynotes


Isabelle Petit-Topin
Team/Lab Lead in Downstream Process
Downstream processing
What makes your antibodies happy if not (anti-)genius purification


Nicolas Lebesgue
Principal Scientist - Analytical Characterization
Analytics and Screening


Thierry Besson
Senior Scientist
Mass Spectrometry
New mass spectrometry methodology to analyze emerging biotherapeutics


Tanima Bose
Senior Principal Scientist, Analytical Lead
Analytics and Screening
Offer applies to Novartis employees only. All guest pass applications subject to Terrapinn approval