7th Affinomics Workshop on Affinity Proteomics, March 2015

For information on the upcoming 8th Alpbach Workshop on Affinity Proteomics (March 13-15 2017), please go to www.affinityproteomicsalpbach.com.

The 2015 meeting programme is available here.

The 2015 meeting, organised by the Affinomics consortium, was the 7th in a series of workshops previously held in Cambridge 2004, Uppsala 2005 and Alpbach 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. The workshop reviewed methods for generation and quality control for binding reagents and applications in high-throughput proteomics.



Antibodies and other affinity binders are among the most powerful analytical tools for life sciences research, diagnostics and increasingly therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune disease. Affinity proteomics seeks to use them to analyse proteomes using collections of specific binding reagents. While the most familiar affinity reagents are the classical antibodies and their fragments, there are also alternative engineered forms of novel protein scaffolds and nucleic acid aptamers with similar diversity and binding properties. A binder collection must be accompanied by development of high-throughput assay systems and look towards applications in functional analysis, diagnostics and therapeutics. Results achieved through affinity proteomics technologies will have a strong impact on the biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.



The workshop will open in the afternoon of Monday 9th March and continue to the evening of Wednesday 11th March. Part of the day is given over to skiing or other recreation activities. Workshop sessions are held in the morning (8:30-12:00) and afternoon (16:00-19:00), with dinner in local venues.

The meeting programme is available here.


Confirmed Speakers

Ruedi Aebersold (Zürich), Leigh Anderson (SISCAPA), Ruth Birner-Grünberger (Graz), Carl Borrebaeck (Lund), Andrew Bradbury (Los Alamos), Stefan Dübel (Braunschweig), Susanne Gräslund (Stockholm), Olle Kämpe (Stockholm), Brian Kay (Chicago), Paul Ko Ferrigno (Avacta), Ulf Landegren (Uppsala), Lydie Lane (Geneva), Hanno Langen (Roche), Klaus Lindpaintner (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Fridtjof Lund-Johansen (Oslo), Andrea Marschall (Braunschweig), John McCafferty (Cambridge), Christoph Merten (EMBL), Susanne Müller-Knapp (Oxford), Andreas Plückthun (Zürich), Michael Przybylski (Konstanz), Jonas Schaefer (Zürich), Jochen Schwenk (Stockholm), Jamie Scott (Simon Fraser U.), Deepa Shankar (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Tom Soh (Santa Barbara), Marlitt Stech (Potsdam), Klaus-Peter Stengele (Roche Diagnostics), Laszlo Takacs (Debrecen), Mike Taussig (Cambridge), Yumin Teng (Crescendo Biologics), Jim Trimmer (UC Davis), Marius Ueffing (Tübingen), Mathias Uhlén (Stockholm), Cécile Vincke (Brussels), Michael Weiner (AxioMx, Inc.), Yariv Wine (Tel Aviv), Heng Zhu (Baltimore)



The early (up to 19th December 2014) registration fee of €425 includes the costs of lunches, dinners and social events, but not transportation or accommodation. After 19th December the registration fee will be €475. VAT (20%) will be added to the registration fee.

The registration form is available here.



The meeting will be held in the Congress Centre in the alpine village of Alpbach in the Austrian Tyrol. Alpbach has previously been voted as Austria's most beautiful village and the conference programme allows for plenty of ski breaks! The venue is closest to Innsbruck (50 km), Munich (150 km) and Salzburg (150 km) airports and shuttle busses to and from Munich can be arranged upon request. See here for more detailed travel information.

Click here for a map of Alpbach.



There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Alpbach. Please use this form for nominating your preferred accommodation.


Main Organisers

Mike Taussig and Alison Smith (contact)


Oral Abstracts & Posters

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Please submit your abstract to Alison Smith. Please note, you must have registered for the meeting for your abstract to be considered.