Cell & Gene 2024

06 - 08 November 2024 | London, UK

Join our premier event to unlock the potential of the CGT value chain, from discovery and development to successful commercialisation

Overview Cell Culture CGT Manufacturing Advanced Therapy Development

Explore Cell & Gene 2024: Advancing Future Insights in Cell & Gene Research

Featuring the 13th Annual Cell Culture Congress, 11th Annual Advanced Therapy Development Congress, and 10th Annual Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing Congress, this event is a dedicated platform for a comprehensive outlook on advancements in every step of the CGT value chain.

Cell & Gene 2024 has expanded into a three-day Congress, offering exclusive C- & Executive Level panel discussions on crucial topics within the CGT field. Additionally, we are thrilled to introduce our brand-new Innovation & Collaboration track, designed to spotlight pioneering presentations from emerging biotechs and spin-off companies.

13th Annual Cell Culture Congress

Connect and learn from experts working on the latest technological advancements and innovative strategies shaping the fields of cell culture, preclinical assessments, cell line engineering and bioprocessing. With presentations and interactive session ranging from developments in cell therapy quality control to cell line platform automation, attendees will find ample opportunities to benchmark their work and stay at the forefront of industry advancements.

  • Enjoy 3-days of networking opportunities to connect with leaders working across cell culture, bioprocessing, and cell line development
  • Explore strategies for cell culture optimisation and troubleshooting bottlenecks in cell line development through focused interactive sessions
  • Enhance your awareness of the CGT landscape through our Innovation & Collaboration track showcasing pioneering biotech and spin-off companies

Agenda at a Glance

Day One & Day Two | Track 1: Cell Line Engineering & Development

Day One | Track 2 & Day Two | Track 3: Cell Culture & Cell Therapies Quality Control & Analysis

Day Two | Track 2: Upstream & Downstream Bioprocessing: Novel Technologies & Continuous Processing

Day Three | Track 1: Preclinical Assessments: Research & Development 

Day Three | Track 2: Optimising Cell Culture Media

10th Annual Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing Congress

In an era where knowledge-sharing and innovation drive advancements in the manufacturing, regulation, and commercialization of advanced therapies, it's crucial to hear from leaders in the field of cell and gene therapy. Our conference provides a platform for these leaders to share insights into targeting increasingly challenging disease areas. Through presentations and case studies, attendees will gain actionable insights to enhance their manufacturing workflows, enabling scale-up, automation, and ensuring high quality throughout the entire supply chain process.

  • Dive into the CGT manufacturing landscape, with focused tracks addressing issues relating to supply chain logistics to manufacturing digitalisation and scale-up
  • Address pivotal questions in the CGT field, with panel discussions on cryopreservation and securing strategic partnerships
  • Network with emerging CGT biotech and spinoff companies showcasing their pioneering work on our Innovation & Collaboration track

Agenda at a Glance

Day One | Track 5: Supply Chain & Logistics

Day Two | Track 5: Strategies for Gene Therapy Manufacturing & Production

Day Three | Track 5: Strategies for Cell Therapy Manufacturing & Production

11th Annual Advanced Therapy Development Congress

Join us as leading organizations present case studies on revolutionary therapeutic breakthroughs, clinical protocols, regulatory frameworks, and market strategies, all aimed at introducing groundbreaking advanced therapies. Our presentations and interactive sessions will cover the entire journey of advanced therapy, from initial discovery to patient care, showcasing cutting-edge technologies and best practices across the CGT value chain.

  • Engage in specialized interactive sessions dissecting the regulatory and IP challenges pivotal to the progression of cell & gene therapies
  • Explore fresh tracks dedicated to the intricacies of CGT clinical trial design and development, alongside the strategic journey of CGT commercialisation
  • Deepen your understanding of the dynamic CGT landscape, as industry leaders navigate through the latest advancements and persistent challenges, providing valuable insights to accelerate your CGT pipeline

Agenda at a Glance

Day One | Track 3: Gene Therapy Discovery & Development

Day One | Track 4: CGT Commercialisation

Day Two | Track 4: CGT Development

Day Three | Track 3: CGT Clinical Development & Clinical Trial

Day Three | Track 4: iPSCs Stem Cell Therapy Development



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What to Expect


leading pharma, biotech, & academic delegates

hours of presentations, discussions & interactive content
hours of networking breaks, including speed networking & refreshments
hours of pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings, facilitating business growth
What to Expect Engaging Thought Leadership
What to Expect Global Technological Showcase
What to Expect Networking Emphasis
What to Expect Innovative Poster Displays

Networking & knowledge-sharing is at the heart of what we do. Alongside the innovative programme, attendees can engage in a variety of event features and make the most of participation in a range of experiences

  • Engaging Thought Leadership

    Over 80 dynamic interactive discussions, roundtables, and presentations curated with insights from top industry leaders and experts
  • Global Technological Showcase

    An international exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technologies and services from leading providers in the scientific field.
  • Networking Emphasis

    Unparalleled networking opportunities, including speed networking sessions, a vibrant drinks reception, and informal gatherings to foster meaningful connections
  • Innovative Poster Displays

    Inspiring poster displays and presentations unveiling the latest breakthroughs from emerging biotech, pharma, and academic institutions

Key Themes for Cell & Gene 2024

The 2024 programme looks to cover salient themes across the CGT value chain. This year, discussion will feature focused sessions on autologous versus allogenic therapies, strategies to navigate regulatory hurdles, as well as exploring process development. Other key themes include cell culture optimisation, and the question of how to develop patient-centred clinical trials.

Across each track, key opinion leaders will come together with the shared goal of knowledge-sharing to advance cell and gene therapy development. Download our agenda to see more of the key themes Cell & Gene 2024 will cover!

Companies Represented Include

Biotech Innovation & Collaboration

Inspiring Tomorrow's Breakthroughs: Unleashing Innovation & Collaboration in Cell & Gene Research & Development

Join engaging presentations featured in our innovation and collaboration track running across day 2 and 3, inspiring growth and creating space for collaboration opportunities for all who attend. The core attendee mix includes early-stage and emerging biotech or (academic) spinoff companies developing their own platforms or technologies with fewer than 30 employees.  

The Innovation & Collaboration track will be comprising of 10-minute presentations and focused panel discussion sessions, encouraging networking, facilitating collaborations & showcasing emerging innovations in biomarkers discovery & development.

Featuring Attendees from Biotech and/or (Academic) Spinoff Companies Interested In:  

  • Seeking collaboration partners with pharma and solution providers 
  • Discovering new investment opportunities with pharma 
  • Learning about the latest industry trends & challenges  
  • Keeping updated with new innovations and technology solutions 
  • Showcasing their company profile to a targeted and engaged audience

2025 Young Scientist Awards (YSA) for Best Poster Presentation

The Cell & Gene Young Scientist Awards include the best poster presentation award and are intended to honour an outstanding individual performance for a scientific work by a PhD student, PostDoc or early career scientist. 

Please submit your poster presentation by no later than 20th December 2024 in the below category: 

  • Emerging Technologies  
  • Biomarkers in Therapeutics  
  • Biomarkers in Diagnostics  
  • Biomarkers in Clinical Trials & Precision Medicine  
  • Omics-Based Biomarker Discovery
  • Student (PhD), PostDoc or early career scientist under 35 years of age. Proof must be provided via an active student ID card or a copy of status
  • Applicants must be the first AND presenting author of the submitted paper and register for the meeting by 20th December 2024
  • ONLY ONE YSA submission per person will be accepted. If authors submit multiple abstracts for consideration for the YSA, only one abstract will be taken into consideration for the YSA

Applicants must follow the procedure as follows: 

  • Register and submit an abstract by 20th December 2024 using the registration link to the left on this page 
  • Once registered you will be provided with the online abstract submission form 
  • Prepare the poster or platform and present it (The poster presenter should be at the poster during all breaks.) 
  • The 3 winners with the highest scores will be announced at the Networking Drinks on the second day of the event 
  • The winners’ 10-minute oral presentations will take place during the networking drinks on day 2 

The platform or poster presentation will be evaluated by senior scientists (consisting of our speaking and steering group committee for the Biomarkers series) on the basis of originality of the approach and quality of the work (e.g. appropriate methodology, interpretation of results, conclusiveness). All participants will receive the scoring and comments after the annual meeting via email.

The 3 winners receiving the highest scores will be announced at the Networking Drinks on the Day 2 and will be given a trophy as well as £1,000 contribution towards travel costs. Oxford Global will also provide winners with PLUS Pass – 12 months access to our content platform providing access to on-demand presentations, exclusive reports and highlights. 

For further information contact help@oxfordglobal.com

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Cell & Gene 2024 again brings together a panel of prominent leaders and scientists, sharing new case studies, innovative, data and industry outlooks.

Below are some of our featured speakers:

Julia Matilainen
Head of Patient Operations CGT,
Kyle Zingaro
Head of Gene Therapy Process Sciences,
Lindsay Davies
Chief Scientific Officer,
NextCell Pharma AB
Muhammad Akram
Senior Medical Director,
Legend Biotech
Rolf Koehler
Associate Director / Group Head,
Tim Allsopp
Chief Technology Officer,
Laverock Therapeutics

All Speakers

Aisling McMahon
Professor of Law,
Maynooth University
Aline Miller
Principal Investigator, Professor of Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Dean for Business Engagement and Innovation,
University of Manchester
Anna Nowocin
Head of Flow Cytometry Standardisation,
Anton Hutter
Partner, Patent Attorney,
Venner Shipley IP
Charlotte Wilding
Patent Attorney,
Venner Shipley
Darren Nesbeth
Associate Professor,
Djordje Djordjevic
Co-Founder and CEO,
Francesco Dazzi
Executive Medical Lead Cell Therapies,
Gabriel Kent
Analytical Development Scientist,
Resolution Therapeutics
Ibon Garitaonandia
Chief Scientific Officer,
Jim (James) Carlson
Principle Safety Director ATMP Enablement,
Luz Alonso-Crisostomo
Senior Scientist,
Marc Schneider
Director Product Supply Cell&Gene Therapy,
BioNTech SE
Matthew Gibson
University of Manchester
Millie Fox
Senior Scientist,
Molly Stevens
Professor at Oxford University & Research Director for Biomedical Materials,
Imperial College London
Monica Raimo
Sr. R&D Manager,
Glycostem Therapeutics
Nicolas Weber
Quality Team Leader,
Novartis Pharma
Nitin Garg
Senior Director,
PTC Therapeutics
Patrizia Ferretti
Professor of Regenerative Biology,
University College London
Rahul Khetan
Venture Capital Associate,
UCB Ventures
Ruth Faram
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer,
Sakis Mantalaris
Trinity College Dublin & NIBRT
Sarah Albon
Director of Cambridge Cellular Therapy Laboratory,
Sarah Snykers
Director of Operations,
Legend Biotech
Sarah Howlett
Associate Director,
Stephen Sullivan
Chief Operating Officer & Board Member,
Subhankar Mukhopadhyay
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor,
King's College London
Theodora Weisz
Head of Patient Advocacy and Public Affairs EMEA,
Ulrich Dr. Rümenapp
Senior Biotech Program Lead,
Bayer AG
Vicki Coutinho
Managing Director & Consultant,
Geni Consulting

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Plan Your Visit

Novotel London West

1 Shortlands,
Hammersmith International Ctre,
London, W6 8DR

Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines (Piccadilly, District and Hammersmith & City) and located in the heart of Hammersmith; Novotel London West is ideally located for trips to Westfield London, Harrods & Kensington High Street. Also conveniently located to Heathrow Airport with excellent road and rail links to the rest of the UK. This large and modern hotel offers on-site parking (chargeable), fitness suite and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.

By Air

London Heathrow Airport - Novotel London West is accessible from Heathrow via the Underground on the Piccadilly Line - fares cost around £5 into Central London. A taxi from the airport will take approximately 20 minutes and will cost around £30 - £40.

London Gatwick Airport - The Gatwick Express runs every 15 mins - take it to Victoria station, and then get the District line to Hammersmith (about 15 mins). A taxi from the airport will take around 60 mins and cost between £65 - £80.

By Underground & Bus

Hammersmith Underground Station is adjacent to the hotel (3 minutes walk) with access to the Piccadilly, District and Hammersmith & City Lines. When exiting Hammersmith station, turn right and walk across the bus station. Cross over the roads using the island and keep on the right-hand side of Hammersmith Road. Continuing walking for 2 mins, and the hotel is accessible via stone steps.

For buses in central London, take route numbers 9 and 10. The main coach station (London Hammersmith) is 3 minutes walk away.

By Rail

The closest National Rail train station is Kensington Olympia (20 minutes walk).

By Car

Leave the A4 at the Hammersmith turning and proceed along Hammersmith Bridge Road to the large roundabout underneath the flyover. Take the fifth exit off the roundabout. Then turn left into Shortlands - the main hotel entrance and parking will be on your left-hand side.


Novotel London West offers over 240 on-site car parking spaces (charged per hour for residents parking). For further information including a map and full directions, please visit: www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-0737-novotel-london-west/index.shtml

Oxford Global have secured a number of bedrooms at Novotel London West at a reduced rate:


Tuesday 5th November 2024 – £190, breakfast included

Wednesday 6th November 2024 – £190, breakfast included

Thursday 7th November 2024 – £190, breakfast included


Should you wish to book a room, please email help@oxfordglobal.com. The final cut-off date to book bedrooms is Tuesday 15th November 2024 – any bookings after this date are subject to availability and rates. Please note that any cancellations within 14 days prior to arrival are subject to cancellation charges.

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