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PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference

Taking Biotechnology to the Next Level

Tuesday, February 19, through Thursday, February 21, 2019

Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA 02141

Twitter: #PIUG19BIO


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Please note that a conference registration table will be open during the Tuesday Workshops for those who are attending the Wednesday conference plenary sessions and wish to preregister or check in.
  • Unless otherwise specified, registration to all workshops is required but free to all conference attendees.
Time (ET) Workshop Instructor(s) Location Presentation
7:30 am Breakfast      
8:00 am Presentation      
8:30 am STN: Sequence Searching in STNext
Jim Brown Serrano C  
10:30 am Break   Serrano B  
11:00 am Minesoft: How To Take Advantage of New Features in PatBase, an Exploration of PatDocs, and What To Expect Next from Minesoft Jason Resnick Serrano C  
12:00 pm Lunch   Serrano B  
1:00 pm Bizint SmartCharts: Creating IP Reports Integrating Sequence and Family Data with BizInt Smart Charts for Patents
John Willmore Serrano C  pdf
2:00 pm Break   Serrano B  
2:15 pm Aptean GenomeQuest: Searching for Variant Sequences with Pinpoint Accuracy Ellen Sherin Serrano C  
3:15 pm Break
Serrano B  
3:30 pm Questel: Orbit BioSequence: Combining Sequence Searching with Motif Finding, Keywords in Fulltext, and Chemistry Denis Bayada
Amandine Kandi-Masakidi
Serrano C  
4:30 pm Adjourn      

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time (ET) Workshop Instructor(s) Location Presentation
8:00 am Registration      
8:30 am USPTO: The Meat Inside the WIPO Standard ST.26 Nutshell; The Details of Sequence Listings in Patent Applications. Susan C. Wolski, PCT Special Programs Examiner, USPTO Serrano A pdf
10:00 am Break   Serrano C  
10:15 am USPTO: The Patent Examination Process Including Different Approaches to Searching at the USPTO. Jackie Cheng, USPTO
Sue Liu, USPTO
Serrano A pdf
11:15 am Break   Serrano C  
11:30 am Resources of Interest David Osterbur, Harvard Medical School Serrano A  
12:30 pm Adjourn

Sponsors of the PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference who are interested in hosting a workshop may use this link to review the Guidelines for Arranging a Workshop and complete the form requesting to host a workshop. Requests received after the deadline will be considered, based on remaining available time and space.


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