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Dr.Jeff Duke


United Kingdom

Training Leader

Jeff Duke has over 20 years of pharmaceuticals industry experience in both human and veterinary health in a wide range of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control functions. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Jeff held senior positions within Pfizer such as Executive Director European Analytical Research & Development, Head of Strategy & Implementation for Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia Business Development, ‘ Head of Global Material Science and Oral Products as well as Director, European Analytical R&D Full Development. Jeff was involved in bringing 6 NCE drugs to the market. As a consultant Jeff provides training, consultancy and interim management services in the following areas: CMC Strategy Development, including Quality by Design (QbD). Release testing strategies drug products and API, Analytical method development, validation and inter laboratory method transfer, Integration of API & Drug Product strategies through development of Materials Science approaches

Dr.Ronan O'Kennedy

Bioprocess Consulting

ROK Consulting UK

Workshop Leader

Dr.O'Kennedy has over twenty years of experience in the biopharmaceutical sector having worked in academia and for large biopharmaceutical companies and CMOs. Dr.O'Kennedy started his career at the Dept of Biochemical Engineering in UCL as a Post Doc researcher focused on Plasmid DNA vaccines. He joined the GSK Bioprocess Development Group in Beckenham in 2000. At GSK, he focused on upstream development of mammalian cell culture & microbial processes for clinical manufacture, process monitoring & control and technical transfer of processes into clinical manufacturing of MAbs and DNA vaccines. In 2009, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Newcastle Uiversity providing a biopharmaceutical industry focus to the Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Center. In 2011, Dr.O'Kennedy moved to Fujifilm Diosynth Botechnologies(FDB) R&D where he was Head of Mammalian Cell Culture Process Development. His group focused on developent of mammalian cell culture based bioprocesses for manufacture of MAbs and biotherapeutic drugs.

Dr. Jacques Wiss

Senior PAT Expert


Sune Klint Andersen

Principal Scientist for Spray Drying

Janssen Pharmaceutica

Dr.Jeff Duke

Consultant & Managing Director

Grove Lodge Consulting

Peter Boogaard


Industrial Lab Automatiion

Dr Paul Desmond

QCL Consultant

Eli Lilly and Company

Joachim Ermer

Head of QC Services


Petter Moree

Industry Principal

Lifesciences OSIsoft

Baptiste Berruee

Data Science Platform Head

Sanofi Pasteur



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