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GSK to Present New Evolutions in Targeted RNA Drug Delivery Systems

SMi Reports: 8th Annual 2017 RNA Therapeutics Summit takes place on 22nd and 23rd February in Central London.

London, United Kingdom, November 18, 2016 --( SMi Group are thrilled to have Jeffrey Ulmer, Head of Preclinical Research & Development from GSK, present a keynote at RNA Therapeutics 2017 when it returns to Central London next February.

With a focus on mRNA vaccines, the talk will delve further into key topics surrounding immune responses, animal models, platform technology and rapid response to emerging infectious diseases.

In the run-up to his address, Dr Ulmer said, “RNA therapeutics, including recent exciting advancements in RNA-based vaccines, have the potential to be game-changing technologies. This conference will bring together thought leaders from across the technology area..."

Now in its 8th year, the RNA event will aim to deliver a scientific toolkit of ideas to implement targeted delivery and mRNA. Attendees will not only learn about new academic research, but will also hear a selection of case studies from big pharma and bio-pharmaceutical companies currently making medical progress through RNA therapeutics.

Other notable speakers on the agenda include:
· Nagy Habib, Head of Surgery, Co-Founder, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, MiNA Therapeutics
Heinrich Haas, Vice President RNA Formulation & Drug Delivery, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals
Bo Rode Hansen, Global Head of RNA Therapeutics, Roche
John Johnston, Clinical Assessor Biologicals & Biotechnology Unit, MHRA
Nicole Meisner-Kober, Senior Investigator, RNA Biology, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Steve Hood, Director, Bioimaging, GSK
David Giljohann, CEO, Exicure
Shai Erlich, Chief Medical Officer & President USA, Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc Amotz Shemi, CEO, SilenseedSanyogitta Puri, Associate Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca

SMi’s 8th annual RNA Therapeutics conference will take place on 22nd & 23rd February 2017 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington, London, UK.

Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available at

Contact Information:
For all media enquiries contact Teri Arri on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6162 / Email:

To register for the conference, visit or contact Fateja Begum
Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6184 / Email:

To sponsor, speak or exhibit at the conference, contact Alia Malick on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6168 /


About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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