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Conference and event highlights: April to June


As 2020 gets into full swing, here at Bioanalysis Zone, we have turned our attention to the events, conferences, workshops and meetings coming up in April–June. Scroll through our list below to check out our conference and event highlights coming up in the next 3 months. Don’t forget you can always find our full, comprehensive event lists on the Bioanalysis Zone events page.

We aim to cover as many bioanalytical events as possible – if you are attending a conference or event and are interested in assisting us by writing a conference report please contact Naamah Maundrell ( for more information.



1–2 April: 13th European Biosimilars Congress

COVID-19 update: in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 13th European Biosimilars Congress will be taking place as an online event. For the latest information, visit the official event website.

The European Biosimilars Congress is now in its 13th year and continues to grow in popularity. As biologics and biosimilars feature more and more so in pharmaceutical pipelines, understanding FDA and EMA regulations for successful endorsement is key.

Taking place in London (UK), the 2020 European Biosimilars Congress is set to provide a large number of keynote speakers, plenary speakers, exhibitors and back to back meetings looking to further the understanding and development of biosimilars.

For more information, abstract submission and registration, visit the website here.

16–17 April: 10th World Congress on Chromatography

COVID-19 update: in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 10th World Congress on Chromatography will be taking place as an online event. For the latest information, visit the official event website.

Chromatography 2020 will welcome professional chemists, researchers, professors, delegates, students and business professionals from around the world to the 10th World Congress on Chromatography focusing on the theme, ‘Modernistic advancements, innovative applications and prospective approaches of Chromatography and analytical techniques.’

With 15 tracks covering all bases of chromatography, from chromatography in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry to hyphenated and multidimensional techniques the conference is sure to provide a forum for international researchers from a wide range of analytical backgrounds.

Click here for more information, including a full program schedule, abstract submission and registration (dates permitting).

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4–8 May: PEGS Boston

COVID-19 update: organizers of PEGS Boston 2020 have made the difficult decision to reschedule the event. The summit will now be taking place on August 31–September 4, 2020 at a new venue, the Hynes Convention Center in Boston (MA, USA). For the latest information, please the visit the official website.

The annual PEGS meeting in Boston is  likely to host more than 2,800 experts from biotech, government and academic institutions to discuss protein engineering and cell therapy. The conference promises sessions from inspiring thought leaders, in-depth training, round table discussions and the opportunity to gain insights and knowledge on the latest developments in biotherapeutics.

This year, plenary keynote speaker George Church (Harvard Medical School and MIT, MA, USA) will be delivering a session titled ‘From energy to machine learning’ and the 2020 Young Scientist keynote session, ‘the case for intelligent design in protein engineering’ will be delivered by Jamie Spangler (John Hopkins University, MD).

For a full list of speakers and more conference and event information, click here to visit the PEGS website.

11 – 14 May: TIDES: oligonucleotide and peptide therapeutics

COVID-19 update: TIDES 2020 has been rescheduled to take place on 15–18 September at the Hynes Convention Center (MA, USA). Click here to visit the TIDES 2020 website for the latest information.

This year TIDES 2020 is taking place at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston (MA, USA). As one of the largest meetings in the world of oligonucleotide and peptide therapeutics, this year, TIDES 2020 is scheduled to host more technical presentations and new data than previous conferences.

New features for the 2020 conference and event include a new system for pre-scheduling meetings, an expanded genome editing track and more in-depth peptide content and speakers. To get up to speed with all of the latest TIDES 2020 information, visit the website.

May 31 – June 4: ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

COVID-19 update: as of April 1 2020, the 68th ASMS face-to-face conference is cancelled. The ASMS board has voted to cancel the face-to-face ASMS conference on mass spectrometry and allied topics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASMS 2020 has been shifted to an online format. The latest full statement from conference organizers can be found here.

The 68th ASMS conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics is taking place in Houston (TX, USA) at the George R Brown Convention Center. This year, the conference boasts a wide variety of short courses and a plethora of oral, poster and keynote sessions.

Featured speakers this year include Patricia Beauchamp (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, CA, USA) on Mars 2020; Heather Desaire (University of Kansas, KS, USA) on glycoprotein analysis for understanding human disease and Corinne Moss-Racusin (Skidmore College, NY, USA) on the gender bias in academic science.

Click here to visit the ASMS website for a full list of sessions, short courses and registration information for the conference and event.


8 – 12 June: BIO 2020

COVID-19 update: BIO 2020 has been moved to an online event format in light of the global coronavirus pandemic. Click here to view the latest statement.

Hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the BIO International Convention provides members access to global biotech and pharma thought leaders. The convention is set to feature over 1,500 education sessions and ample opportunity for networking. At the time of writing, keynote speakers are yet to be announced, however, previous speakers have included Hillary Clinton (2014), Will Smith (2016) and David Cameron (2017).

With the 2019 conference and event featuring more than 150 sessions and 800 speakers, BIO 2020 is sure to include a vast array of content.

For more information and registration, click here to visit the BIO website.

14 – 18 June: DIA Global Annual Meeting

COVID-19 update: as of April 2020, the DIA Global Annual Meeting organizing committee currently do not have plans to reschedule or postpone the annual meeting. The organizers recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and have not ruled out changes to the event or schedule. Should the any event be altered or postponed, all participants will receive email notification. For the latest updates, visit the official website.

At the 2020 DIA Global Annual Meeting, organizers hope to allow a platform for the convergence of the latest ideas in science, technology and policy with a view to realizing opportunities for the future of healthcare.

With presentations examining topic in the fields of patient engagement, data standards, regulatory compliance, preclinical development, early phase research and more, DIA 2020 will offer a range of educational and networking opportunities for attendees.

To check out the full DIA 2020 schedule and plan your own personalized agenda, take a look at the DIA website.

20 – 25 June: HPLC 2020

COVID-19 update: due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, HPLC 2020 has been cancelled. HPLC 2022 will take place in the same location (Town and Country Hotel and Conference Center; San Diego, CA, USA) on 18–23 June 2022. All plenary and invited talks, short courses, tutorials, HPLC Tube contest, Separation Science Slam competition and Best Poster competition will be automatically postponed to the 2022 program. For the latest information, please visit the HPLC Symposium website.

As one of the most recognized international conferences in the world of separation science, HPLC 2020 promises to be a great venue for scientists to network with academic, industrial and governmental leaders in separation science.

HPLC 2020 is focused on bringing together scientists involved with all aspects of liquid-phase analytical separations, including HPLC, 2DLC, electrophoresis, bead-based extractions, coupled separation techniques and more.

As a result of being guided by emerging trends in the separations industry, HPLC 2020 will offer attendees an opportunity to explore and discuss all of the latest development and research in the field. For a full event schedule, session information and registration, check out the HPLC 2020 website!



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