Advanced Therapies Europe 2020

29TH - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020



Jan Thirkettle

Jan Thirkettle

Chief Development Officer, Freeline Tx

Jan is Chief Development Officer at Freeline, clinical-phase AAV gene therapy company focussed on the development of systemically delivered gene therapies for the treatment of chronic diseases. Jan has extensive experience in the development and deployment of novel platforms including natural product and enzyme derived NCEs, biologics and gene therapies. Prior to joining Freeline Jan led the establishment of GSK’s Cell & Gene Therapy platform and was responsible for CMC/supply for Strimvelis, the first ex-vivo gene therapy to receive an EU Marketing Authorisation Application. He has held industry positions spanning from discovery to commercial manufacturing, but is most passionate about late-state development, new technology introduction and project delivery. Jan holds an MA in Chemistry and a PhD in Biological Chemistry from Oxford University.  

  • Real thinking forward combining experts in the field from manufacturing, regulatory and value vision” – “great network with strong experience and sharing risks & opportunities
    Jean-Philippe Combal
    GenSight Biologics
  • The conference consistently proves to be a great forum for networking with industry leaders in the development of cellular and gene therapies as well as vendors for important technologies and services.
    Michael Covington
    Juno Therapeutics, Inc
  • It was a very interesting event as all participants, including speakers were ready to exchange, even on the most challenging subjects such as reimbursement, GMP guidance
    Bertrand Alexandre
  • Phacilitate EU delivered it's promise and more, the topics discussed were highly relevant, with very good and professional speakers and panelists. You will see me next year in Berlin.
    Dr Ohad Karnieli
    Karnieli Ltd