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Omar Farnos Villar
Lead Scientist

Omar Farnos Villar

Omar is Research Associate at the Viral Vectors and Vaccines Bioprocessing Group, Bioengineering Department, McGill University, Canada, from 2017 to the present. Postdoctoral fellow and Research Associate at the Immuno-Virology Lab, BioMed Research Center, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, from 2014 to 2017. Expertise in the following areas: Design and production of recombinant subunit and viral vector-based vaccines; engineering of mammalian cells, yeast and bacteria for heterologous protein expression; design and production of chimeric virus-like particles in large-scale production systems. Development and optimization of batch and fed-batch bioprocesses in bioreactors for the production of various antiviral vaccines and gene delivery purposes. Process control and monitoring, scale-up, downstream processing, analytical methods and development of viral clearance studies. Molecular and cellular immunology, evaluation of humoral and cell-mediated specific immune responses, host-pathogen interaction, immunophenotyping of T cell populations and assessments on the role of different T cell populations during viral infections. Design, conduction and assessment of pre-clinical trials and clinical trials. Design and implementation of standard operating procedures. Bioinformatics and statistics.

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Alina Venereo Sanchez
Ph.D.

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Amine Kamen
Ph.D.

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Omar Farnos Villar
Ph.D.

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