Time: December 1-7,2009 | Place: Foshan, Golden Sun Hotel China


 
  Program

(Please Note: The Speech Order is Tentatively Arranged, it is Subjected to Re-arrangement by Session Chair Later)


Nov. 30, 2009 (Monday)

 Time

 Activities

8:00-20:00

Registration


Dec. 1, 2009 (Tuesday)

Group Photo
Time: 8:20-8:40, Dec. 01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place: Gate of FGSH


Opening Ceremony and Keynote Forum

Opening Ceremony
Time: 9:00-9:30, Dec. 01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place: VIP Room, 4F, FGSH

Keynote Forum
Time: 9:30-12:00, Dec. 01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place:
VIP Room, 4F, FGSH

Moderator:

Dr. Edward Lanphier, President & CEO, Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., USA

9:30-10:00

Title: The Proteasome and other Intracellular Proteases, Targets for Drug Design and Development
Dr. Robert Huber,
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1988

10:00-10:30

Title: Academic Responsibility and Our Future
Dr. Richard R. Ernst,Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1991

10:30-11:00

Title: Intracellular Protein Degradation: From the Laboratory Bench thru Human Diseases and onto Drug Targeting
Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2004

11:00-11:30

Title: Working at the DNA Level: Development of a Novel Class of Human Therapeutics
Dr. Edward Lanphier,
President & CEO, Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., USA

11:30-12:00

Title: The $1000 Genome: The Brave New World of Next-Generation Sequencing and Personal Genomics
Dr. Kevin Davies,
Editor in Chief, Bio-IT World; Founding Editor, Nature Genetics; Author, “Cracking the Genome.”, USA


Special Workshop: Longevity & Aging, Nutritional Genomics
Time: 13:30-15:15, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Function Room, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Yuxiang Sun, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Ghrelin Receptor Deletion Reduces Visceral Fat and Prevents Age-associated Insulin Resistance
Dr. Yuxiang Sun, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

14:00-14:25

Title: Arterial Aging and the Healthy Lifespan
Dr. Mingyi Wang, Staff Scientist/Group Leader, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA

14:25-14:50

Title: Gene and Longevity
Dr. Xiao-Li Tian, Professor, Department of Human Population Genetics, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking University, China

14:50-15:15

Panel Discussion

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break


Forum: Forum of Bio-economy and International Biotech Plans: -Social, Economy, Ethic, Policy and Public Acceptance
Time: 15:30-17:00, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Function Room, 4F, FGSH

15:30-15:55

Title: Biotech in Russian Post Crisis Economy: Visionary Plans or a Call of Duty
Dr. Korotkov Andrey, Professor, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology of Russian Academy of Science, Russia

15:55-16:20

Title: Genetics and Genetic Engineering: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas
Dr. Mohammad J. Al-Yamani,Associate Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

16:20-16:45

Title: Evaluation of Nano-Bio Interaction: A Big Issue of Safety Regulation In Nanomedicine Era
Dr. Amornpun Sereemaspun, Head of Division of Histolgy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

16:45-17:00

Panel Discussion


Track 1: Genomics

Track 1-1: Next Generation of Genomics
Time: 13:30-14:35, Dec.01, 2009 (Tuesday)??Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Mark Schena, President, Arrayit Corporation, USA

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-13:55

Title: Microarrays Pave the Way for the Next Generation of Genomics
Dr. Mark Schena,
President, Arrayit Corporation, USA

13:55-14:15

Title: "Sequencing, Sequencing and Sequencing" and "A Human Gut Microbial Gene Catalog Established by Deep Metagenomic Sequencing"
Dr. Vivian Wang, Beijing Genomics Institute, China

14:15-14:35

Title: The Panda Genome: Application of Next-Generation Sequencing Technology in Genome Research
Dr. Ruiqiang Li, Head of Bioinformatics, Beijing Genomics Institute, China


Track 1-2: Genes, Chromosomes and Diseases
Time: 14:25-17:10, Dec. 01, 2009 (Tuesday)? Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Nadia Jahroudi, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine/Nephrology, University of Alberta, Canada

Co-Chair

Title: Developmental Genomics and Stem Cell Pluripotency
Dr. Thomas LUFKIN,
Senior Group Leader, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

14:35-14:40

Chair's Introduction

14:40-15:00

Title: Developmental Genomics and Stem Cell Pluripotency
Dr. Thomas LUFKIN,
Senior Group Leader, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

15:00-15:20

Title: Heterogeneity of Endothelial Cells Reflected in Transcriptional Regulation of Endothelial-specific Genes
Dr. Nadia Jahroudi, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine/Nephrology, University of Alberta, Canada

15:20-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Tumor Breakpoint Regions Co-localize with Evolutionarily Plastic Regions on Chromosome 3
Dr. Eva Darai-Ramqvist, Karolinska Institutet , Sweden

15:55-16:20

Title: Importance of Exercise and PGC1 Alpha  Gene in the Prevention of  Chronic Disease
Dr. Yuichiro Nishida, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University , Japan

16:20-16:45

Title: The Surprising Genetic Background of Parkinson's Disease in Ashkenazim A Lesson for Complex-Multifactorial Disorders
Dr. Avi Orr-Urtreger,
Director, Genetic Institute, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

16:45-17:10

Title: Advances in Research into Alkaptonuria
Dr. Lakshminarayan Rao Ranganath,
Lecture/Consultant, University of Liverpool, UK


Track 1-3: Genomics Tools for Biological Discovery to Clinical Utility
Time: 08:30-10:15, Dec.02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Ruian Xu, Professor and Director, Engineering Research Center of Molecular Medicine, Ministry of Education & Institute of Molecular Medicine, Huaqiao University, China

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Reducing de Novo Capsid Synthesis from Replication Competent AAV Contamination in the Targeting Tissue
Dr. Ruian Xu,
Professor and Director, Engineering Research Center of Molecular Medicine, Ministry of Education & Institute of Molecular Medicine, Huaqiao University, China

09:00-09:25

Title: Applying Genome Sequencing for Medical Applications
Dr. Christian Gabriel,
Medical Director, Red Cross Transfusion Service of Upper Austri, Austria

09:25-09:50

Title: High throughput Gene Trapping in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells in C57BL/6N Genetic Background
Dr. Andrei Golovko,
Senior Scientist, Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine, USA

09:50-10:15

Title: Bypass of PCR Amplification Step for Direct Detection of the Genes on Human Genome
Dr. Mohammad Saeid Hejazi,
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Research Center; Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Iran

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break


Track 1-4: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
Time: 10:30-12:00, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Yihong Yao, Head of Pharmacogenomics and Bioinformatics group , MedImmune, Inc., USA

10:30-10:35

Chair's Introduction

10:35-11:00

Title: Genomics Delivering on the Promise of Personalized Medicine
Dr. Anthony Johnson,
President and CEO, Empire Genomics, LLC , USA

11:00-11:25

Title: From Bench to Bedside: Anti-IFN-α Antibody Potential in Rheumatic Diseases
Dr. Yihong Yao,
Head of Pharmacogenomics and Bioinformatics Group , MedImmune, Inc., USA

11:25-11:50

Title: Cytokine Genetics and Inflammatory Disease Susceptibility in Koreans
Dr. Jae-Young Um, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea

11:50-12:00

Panel Discussion


Track 1-5: Chemical Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Molecular Medicine
Time: 08:30-10:15, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday) Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Frederic Pio, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: A Synthetic Biology Approach to Identification of Potential Therapeutics for Combined Therapy with Proteasome Inhibitors
Dr. Youming Xie,
Associate Professor, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA

09:00-09:25

Title: Dissecting Hierarchical Regulatory Network of Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer through an Integrative Genomic Analysis
Dr. Victor X Jin,
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Ohio State University, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: Integrating Structural Bioinformatics and Proteomics Approaches to Discover New Genes, Protein Families, and Function in Apoptosis and Inflammation
Dr. Frederic Pio,
Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada

09:50-10:15

Panel Discussion

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

Track 2: Proteomic

Track 2-1: New Proteomic Technologies
Time: 13:30-14:50, Dec.01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Patrick Schaeffer, Lecturer, James Cook University, Australia

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Using Single-Molecule Manipulation to Probe Protein and DNA Properties
Dr. Ching-Hwa Kiang, Assistant Professor, Rice University, USA

14:00-14:25

Title: Single-molecule Stochastic Sensing of Proteins with Engineered Nanopores
Dr. Liviu Movileanu, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, USA

14:25-14:50

Title: Protein-DNA Interactions in Termination of DNA Replication and their Applications in Molecular Diagnostics
Dr. Patrick Schaeffer,
Lecturer, James Cook University, Australia

14:50-15:15

Panel Discussion

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break


Track 2-2: Protein Structure, Function and Sequence Analysis
Time: 13:30-17:00, Dec.01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Niels Christian Nielsen, Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Co-Chair

Dr. Nobuhiko Asada, Professor, Department of Zoology Faculty of Science Okayama University of Science, Japan

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Protein Folding, Structure and Flexibility: Studies of Antimicrobial Peptides and Amyloid Fibrils by Solid- and Liquid-State NMR, MD, and MRI
Dr. Niels Christian Nielsen,
Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark

14:00-14:25

Title: Structures of Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Proteins – Common Architectures and Evolutionary Relationships
Dr.  Kornelius Zeth, Group Leader,Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

14:25-14:50

Title: Activation and N-Terminal Sequence of Thermolabile Variant of Prophenol Oxidase in Drosophila Melanogaster
Dr. Nobuhiko Asada,
Professor, Department of Zoology Faculty of Science Okayama University of Science, Japan

14:50-15:15

Title: On-Resin NMR: A New Approach to Investigate Protein Structure and Function using GST-Fusion Techniques
Dr. Chojiro Kojima, Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Liquid Chromatography of Biomacromolecules at Critical Conditions: a New Way for Sequence Specific Data Mining Complementary to MS Based Protein Identifications
Dr. Alexander Gorshkov, Leading Staff Scientist , N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics , Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

15:55-16:20

Title: Analytical Strategies for the Development and Evaluation of Follow-on Biologics (Biosimilars)
Dr. Shao Xiong Wang, Director, Genor Biopharma, China

16:20-16:45

Title: Secondary Structure Prediction of BChE
Dr. Allam Appa Rao, Vice Chancellor, JNTU Kakinada, India

16:45-17:10

Title: Recombinant Dengue Antigens Production for Development of Dengue Biosensor System
Dr. Vanny Narita, Group Leader, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia


Track 2-3: Proteomics and Cancer Biomarker Discovery
Time: 08:30-10:30, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Jochen F. Peter, Research Group Leader, CEO, Member of German Chemical Society (GDCh); German Institute of Invention Nature (D.I.E.), Germany

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Cell Secretion Analysis of Breast Cancer Cells Using Next Generation Magnetic Particles and High Sensitive Mass Spectrometry
Dr. Jochen F. Peter,
Research Group Leader, CEO, Member of German Chemical Society (GDCh); German Institute of Invention Nature (D.I.E.), Germany

09:00-09:25

Title: Proteinprofiling for Identification of Breast Cancer Biomarkers in Tear Fluid and Serum
Dr. Antje Lebrecht,
Senior Consultant,Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany

09:25-09:50

Title: Proteomic Analysis of Protein Networks in Human Cells Using High Throughput Protein Complementation Systems
Dr. Zhou Songyang, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

 

09:50-10:15

Title: Multiplex Protein Expression Profiling with PanoramaTM Antibody Arrays
Dr. Dorit Zharhary, Director of Research & Development, Sigma-Aldrich Israel Ltd., Israel

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break


Track 2-4: Glycoproteomics and Biomarker Development/ Data Mining in Proteomics
Time: 08:30-11:30, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place:
Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Organized by OMICS Publishing Group

Chair

Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, Director, GSB Life Sciences, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Margaret E. Huflejt, Assistant Professor,Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, USA

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Detection of Novel Biomarkers of Liver Cirrhosis by Proteomic Analysis
Dr. Barbara Sitek,
Research Scientist, Medical Proteom-Center, University of Bochum, Germany

09:00-09:25

Title: A link Between Profiles of Serum Anti-Glycan Antibodies and Changes in Glyco-Gene Expressions: Diagnostic and Prognostic Implications
Dr. Margaret E. Huflejt, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: Serum Proteomics Studies on Biomarker Discovery of Prostate Cancer
Dr. Zuxiong Chen, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

09:50-10:15

Title: Differential Cell Surface Glycan Profiling and Glycosyltransferase Gene Expression in Metastatic Human HCC cell Lines
Dr. Yinkun Liu,
Vice Chairman and Lab. Director; Professor of Biochemistry, Liver Cancer Institute, Zhong Shan Hospital, Fudan University, China

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: Application of Random Forest to building Proteomics Multi-analyte Classifier
Dr. Qinghua Song, Senior Biometrician, Biometrics Department, Merck, USA

10:55-11:20

Title: Data Mining Role in Biomarker Identification
Dr. Siva Prasad Akula, Professor, SVP Engg. College, India

11:20-11:30

Panel Discussion: Open Access Publication
Monitored by Dr. Srinubabu Gedela


Track 2-5: Proteomics and Drug Discovery
Time: 08:30-10:15, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Zygmunt Derewenda, Professor, University of Virginia, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Ashok R. Amin, Professor and Vice President of Research, Carilion Clinic and Virginia T, USA

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08;35-09:00

Keynote Speech
Title: Structural Genomics Advance Drug Discovery
Dr. Andrzej Joachimiak, Midwest Center for Structural Genomics and Structural Biology Center, Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

09:00-09:25

Title: Engineering X-ray Quality Protein Crystals for Structural Studies
Dr. Zygmunt Derewenda,
Professor, University of Virginia, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: Genome and Proteome. A Tale of Two Cities in Identifying Biomarkers in Complex Inflammatory Diseases for Personalized Medicine in Health Care
Dr. Ashok R. Amin,
Professor and Vice President of Research, Carilion Clinic and Virginia T, USA

09:50-10:15

Title: Molecular Insight into the Vibrio Vulnificus Pathogenesis: a Master Quorum Sensing Regulator Smcr
Dr. Myung Hee Kim, Principal Research Scientist, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Korea

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break


Track 2-6: Applied Clinical Proteomics
Time: 10:30-11:40, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. John E. Wiktorowicz, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Director, Proteomics Section, and Assistant Director, Biomolecular Resource Facility; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

10:30-10;35

Chair's Introduction

10:35-11:00

Title: Proteomic Biomarkers of Thoracic Aneurysms and Dissections: New and Comprehensive Methods for Biofluids Analyses
Dr. John E. Wiktorowicz, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Director, Proteomics Section, and Assistant Director, Biomolecular Resource Facility; Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

11:00-11:25

Title: Blood Proteins as Markers and Predictors of Cognitive Deficit in Mental Pathologies
Dr. Irina Boksha, Leading Scientist,Mental Health Research Center RAMS, Russia

11:25-11:40

Panel Discussion

Track 3: Bioinformatics

Track 3-1: Bioinformatics Applied for Functional Protein and Gene Analysis
Time: 13:30-14:50, Dec.01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Colinge Jacques, Head, Bioinformatics, Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Conditional Dominant Lethals - A New Class of Mutations in Drosophila
Dr. Boris Chadov,
Head of the Laboratory of Cell Division, Institute of Cytology and Genetics (IC&G), Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

14:00-14:25

Title: From Protein Identification to Omics Data Integration
Via Physical Protein Interactions
Dr. Colinge Jacques, Associate Professor, Graz University of Technology, Austria

14:25-14:50

Title: New Targets for Drug Development through in Silico Metabolic Pathway Analysis from Trypanosomatids Genomes
Dr. Marcelo Alves Ferreira,
Manager, Laboratory for Functional  Genomics and Bioinformatics; Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

14:50-15:15

Panel Discussion

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break


Track 3-2: Bioinformatics and Computational Structure Biology
Time: 15:30-17:15, Dec.01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Antonio Trovato, Department of Physics, University of Padova, Italy

15:30-15:35

Chair's Introduction

15:35-16:00

Title: Amyloidogenic Potential of Transthyretin Variants: Insights from Structural and Computational Analyses
Dr. Antonio Trovato,
Researcher,Department of Physics, University of Padova, Italy

16:00-16:25

Title: Mathematical Modelling of a Plant Development on the Different Levels
Dr. Ilya Akberdin,
Visiting Scientist, Institute of Cytology and Genetics of SB RAS, Russia

16:25-16:50

Title: Voronoi-Delaunay Tessellation in Protein-Protein, Protein-DNA and Protein-Ligand Structure Analysis
Dr. Anastasya Anashkina,
Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology Russian Academy of Science, Russia

16:50-17:15

Title: Dynamics of Folding and Binding of the Bactriophage P22 N-peptide to the BoxB RNA
Dr. Ranjit Prasad Bahadur,
Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, India


Track 3-3: Bioinformatics in Analysis of Gene Expression and Microarrays
Time: 13:30-15:15, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Arndt Benecke, Professor, CNRS-IHES, France

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Probability landscapes for Integrative Genomics - Multiscale Analysis of
Genome Activity during Host-Pathogen Interactions
Dr. Arndt Benecke,
Professor, CNRS-IHES, France

14:00-14:25

Title: Statistical Challenges in Meta-Analyses of Microrray Data
Dr. Jukka Corander,
Professor, Department of Mathematics and statistics, University of Helsinki, Finland

14:25-14:50

Title: Pathway-based Analysis of Microarray
Dr. Dougu Nam,
Senior Researcher , National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Korea

14:50-15:15

Title: Modeling Set-wise Coexpression Relationship in Gene Expression Microarray Data
Dr. Sung Bum Cho, Researcher, Ewha Women ' s University, School of Medicine , Republic of Korea

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break


Track 4: Biochips

Track 4-1: Technology Breakthrough in Biochips  
Time: 15:30-17:15 Dec. 01, 2009 (Tuesday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Victor. Lakhno, Professor, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

15:30-15:35

Chair's Introduction

15:35-16:00

Title: DNA-Based Electronic Nanobiosensors and Nanobiochips
Dr. Victor. Lakhno,
Professor, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

16:00-16:25

Title: Collection and Analysis of Bioaerosols with Ultra-Sensitive Rapid Immunoassay Technique
Dr. Victor N. Morozov, Principal Scientist, Lab. Director, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

16:25-16:50

Title: Approaches To Development Of Sensors Based On DNA Conductivity
Dr. Dmitry Klinov,
Senior Scientist, Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

16:50-17:15

Title: Ultrasensitive Biochips Based on Magnetic Translocation
Dr. CheolGi Kim,
Professor, Chungnam National University, South Korea


Track 4-2: Microarray and Cancer Gene Profiling
Time: 15:30-17:00, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Tao Xie, Research Fellow, Rosetta Inpharmatics, A wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and Co. Inc., USA

15:30-15:35

Chair's Introduction

15:35-16:00

Title: Standardized Genetic Alteration Score for Predicting Recurrence Status of Gastric Cancer
Dr. Mijung Kim, Professor, Yonsei University , Korea

16:00-16:25

Title: Integrative Genomics Approach for Disease Network Reconstruction in Cancer
Dr. Tao Xie, Research Fellow, Rosetta Inpharmatics, A wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and Co. Inc., USA

16:25-16:50

Title: A Model-Based Approach for High-Resolution Expression/Sequence Analysis of High-Density Oligonucleotide Microarrays
Dr. Chikara Furusawa, Associate Professor, Osaka University, Japan

16:50-17:00

Panel Discussion


Track 4-3: MEMS and Lab-On-Chip for Chemistry, Biology and Drug Discovery
Time: 10:30-09:50, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday) Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Rabah Boukherroub, Group Leader, Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI), France

Co-Chair

Dr. Jeung Sang Go, Associate Professor, Pusan National University, Korea

10:30-10:35

Chair's Introduction

10:35-11:00

Title: Phenotype Analysis of Living Cells
Dr. Joachim Wiest,
CEO, Cellasys GmbH, Germany

11:00-11:25

Title: Droplet-Based Microfluidics for Mass Spectrometry Analysis
Dr. Rabah Boukherroub,
Group Leader, Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI), France

11:25-11:50

Title: Micro/Nano Particle Separation Using Microfluidic Scale Benefit
Dr. Jeung Sang Go,
Associate Professor, Pusan National University, Korea


Track 4-4: Lab-On-Chips for Clinical Diagnostics Development
Time: 08:30-12:00, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Klaus Stefan Drese, Professor, Institute for Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Germany

Co-Chair

Dr. Robin Liu, Director of System Development, Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics, USA

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Chip-Based Multiplexed High Sensitivity Immunoassays for Clinical Diagnostics
Dr. Car-lo Effenhauser,
Director, Enabling Technologies, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Germany

09:00-09:25

Title: Advanced Lab-on-a Chip System for Sensitive Detection of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Chang Ming Li, Professor, Bioengineering Division, Director, Center for Advanced Bionanosystems, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

09:25-09:50

Title: Lab-on-a-chip for the Isolation and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells
Dr. Klaus Stefan Drese,
Scientific Director, Institute for Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Germany

09:50-10:15

Title: Integrated Microfluidic System for Detection of Biomarkers in Biological Samples
Dr. Hsiang-Yu Angie Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: ESensor : An Electrochemical Detection Based DNA Microarray Technology Enabling Sample-to-Answer Clinical Diagnostics
Dr. Robin Liu,
Director of System Development, Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics, USA

10:55-11:20

Title: An Optical Biochip for Sepsis Analysis Based on Fluorescence Anisotropy
Dr. Francesco Baldini,
Senior Researcher, IFAC-CNR, Italy

11:20-11:45

Title: MIcrochip-based Multianalyte Assay for Home Medical Diagnosis
Dr. Madoka Takai, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

11:45-12:00

Panel Discussion


Track 5: Small RNAs

Track 5-1: ncRNA and mRNA and Diseases
Time: 13:30-15:15, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner, Director of Biomarker Research, BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, Austria

Co-Chair

Dr. Martin Teichmann, Professor, Université Victor Segalen, France

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: ncRNA as Biomarkers in Complex Diseases
Dr. Hans-Peter Deigner, Director of Biomarker Research, BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, Austria

14:00-14:25

Title: Regulation of Human RNA Polymerase III Transcription during Cellular Transformation
Dr. Martin Teichmann,
Professor, European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, France

14:25-14:50

Title: Second Generation Sequencing Reveals Small RNAs from Parasitic Protists
Dr. Lesley Collins,
Research Fellow, Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution & Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, New Zealand

14:50-15:15

Title: miRNAs and mRNA-binding Proteins as A Regulator in Plant Defense against Abiotic and Biotic Stresses
Dr. Hunseung Kang,
Professor, Chonnam National University, Korea

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break


Track 5-2: miRNAs in Inflammation and Cancers  
Time: 13:30-16:10, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Jan Oxholm Gordeladze, Professor, University of Oslo, Norway

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Oestrogen, microRNA and Breast Cancer
Dr. Wah Chin Boon,
Group Leader, Steroid Neurobiology, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Australia

14:00-14:25

Title: New miRNA Target Class
Dr. Inhan Lee, Research Investigator, University of Michigan, USA

14:25-14:50

Title: Cellular Interactions in Osteoarthritic Joints: Potentials for microRNAs in Chondrocytes and T Cells
Dr. Jan Oxholm Gordeladze, Professor, University of Oslo, Norway

14:50-15:15

Title: Real-Time Monitoring of miRNAs using Fluorescent Protein Reporters in Living Cells
Dr. Yoshio Kato,
Research Scientist, Research Institute for Cell Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: miRNA and Apoptosis: their Interwined Relationship
Dr. Neeru Saini,
Scientist, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India

15:55-16:10

Panel Discussion


Track 5-3: Delivery Technologies for Small RNAs
Time: 08:30-09:25, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday)???????? Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Weikang Tao, Team Leader, Department of RNA Therapeutics, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck &Co., Inc, USA

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Retroviral Delivery of microRNA for Target Discovery and Validation
Dr. Wenjun Chen,
Sr. Director of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Shanghai Genomics, Inc., China

09:00-09:25

Title: miRNA in Mammals
Dr. Yaou Zhang, Professor, Graduate school at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China


Track 5-4: RNAi, mRNA and siRNA Therapeutics Development  
Time: 13:30-17:00, Dec. 03, 2009 (Thursday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Akira Kaji, Professor, Dept of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania, USA

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Treatment of Human Genetic Diseases using mRNA Replacement Therapy
Dr. Whaijen Soo, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Shire Human Genetic Therapies, USA

14:00-14:25

Title : Delivering siRNA-based Therapeutics: Promises and Challenges
Dr. Weikang Tao, Team Leader, Department of RNA Therapeutics, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck &Co., Inc, USA

14:25-14:50

Title: Rescue of stalled ribosomes by RRF (ribosome recycling factor)-It works together with release factor 3 and release factor 1 or 2 Dr. Akira Kaji, Professor, Dept of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania, USA

14:50-15:15

Title: Potential Therapy for SCA6: Splice-Specific RNAi
Dr. Bing-wen Soong,
Professor, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Application of Aerosol Gene Delivery as A Non-invasive Route of Gene Transfection
Dr. Myung-Haing Cho,
Professor, Seoul National University, Korea

15:55-16:20

Title: asiRNA: A Novel, Effective siRNA Structural Patform with Reduced Non-Specific Effects
Dr. Dong-ki Lee, Associate Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

16:20-16:45

Title: TBD
Dr. Braydon Guild, Director of Shire Human Genetic Therapies, USA

16:45-17:00

Panel Discussion

Track 6: Molecular Biomarkers

Track 6-1: Biomarkers in Molecular Diagnostics
Time: 13:30-17:10, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Tao Chen, Professor, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Cheng Wang, Senior Neurobiologist, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: MicroRNA Biomarkers for Carcinogen Exposure in Rodents
Dr. Tao Chen,
Professor, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA

14:00-14:25

Title: Cancer Risk and Selenium
Dr. Jan Lubinski,
Professor, International Hereditary Cancer Center of Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland omeranian Medical University, Poland

14:25-14:50

Title: Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 5 in Enterocytes Promotes Mucosal Wound Healing: A Biomarker for the Assessment of Therapeutic Efficacy of Mucosal Inflammation
Dr. Xiaonan Han,  Assistant Professor of Pediatric, Director of LCM Core
Division of GastroenterologyCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), USA

14;50-15:15

Title: Targeting Erbb Receptors for Cancer Therapy: Translation of The New Findings to the Clinical Application
Dr. Zhixiang Wang,
Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Imaging Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Quantification with Positron Emission Tomography: Assistance to Therapy
Dr. Irina Velikyan, Scientist, Uppsala Appl ied Science Lab GEMS PET Systems AB, GE Healthcare, Sweden

15:55-16:20

Title: Ketamine-Induced Neurotoxicity and Changes in Gene Expression Profiling in Developing Rat Brain
Dr. Cheng Wang,
Senior Neurobiologist, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA

16:20-16:45

Title: Cancer Biomarker Selection by Analyzing Expression Data Using Machine Learning Methods
Dr. Xiaogang Ruan,
Professor, Beijing University of Technology, China

16:45-17:10

Title: Metabolic Biomarkers Related to Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant and Bioenergetic Status in Saudi Autistic Children
Dr. Afaf El-Ansary,
Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


Track 6-2: Biomarkers and Translational Medical Research
This session is kindly co-organized by Dr. Monika Ray
Time: 13:30-16:35, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday) Place:
Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Monika Ray, Computer Scientist,University of California, Davis School of Medicine, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Mihaly Hajos, Associate Research Fellow, Neuroscience Department, Pfizer Global Research and Development, USA

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Analysis of Gene Co-expression Networks in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Monika Ray, University of California , Davis School of Medicine, USA

14:00-14:25

Title: Integrating Behavioral and Pathological Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease:Implications for Transcriptome Analysis
Dr. Eric Blalock,
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, USA

14:25-14:50

Title: Endophenotypes as Drug Targets in Psychiatric Disorders: Connecting Genetics to Pathophysiology
Dr. Mihaly Hajos,
Associate Research Fellow, Neuroscience Department, Pfizer Global Research and Development, USA

14:50-15:15

Title: Detecting Renal Failure by Breath Samples
Dr. Zaid Abassi,
Professor of Physiology, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics; Faculty of Medicine, Technion, IIT, Israel

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Lung Cancer Diagnosis with Gas Sensor Array
Dr. Giorgio Pennazza,
Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

15:55-16:20

Title: Analysis of Brain Regional Gene Expression Profiles in Response to Novel Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors: Understanding Efficacy and Enabling Novel Biomarker Development
Dr. Robin Kleiman,
Senior Principal Scientist, Neurosciences Research Unit,Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton CT, USA

16:20-16:35

Panel Discussion


Track 7: Tissue Engineering

Track 7-1: Tissue Engineering(Part 1)
Time: 13:30-16:35, Dec.04, 2009 (Friday) Place:
Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Guoping Chen, Group Leader, Polymeric Biomaterials Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

13:00-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Development of Functional Polymeric Porous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
Dr. Guoping Chen, Group Leader, Polymeric Biomaterials Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

14:00-14:25

Title: Novel Concept of “In-Vivo Bioreactor” and Its Application in Tissue Engineered Trachea Reconstruction
Dr. Qiang Tan,
Attending Doctor, Shanghai Lung Tumor Clinic Center, Shanghai Chest Hospital, China

14:25-14:50

Title: Molecular Mechanism  o f ES Cell Maintenance
Dr. Hiroshi Koide,
Associate Professor,Department of Stem Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Japan

14:50-15:15

Title: Bone Engineering with Mesenchymal Stem Cell-seeded Dense Collagen Scaffolds
Dr. Chan Gao,
McGill University, Canada

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: SRF-A Fighter Against Ischemia-Caused Brain Damage
Dr. Jianyuan Chai,
Assistant Professor, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach and the University of California, USA

15:55-16:20

Title: Angiogenesis- Its Importance in Tissue Healing
Dr. Mir Sadat-Ali
,Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

16:20-16:35

Panel Discussion


Track 7-2: Tissue Engineering(Part 2)
Time: 08:30-12:00, Dec.06, 2009 (Sunday) Place:
Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Stuart Maudsley, National Institutes of Health, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Mian M. Alauddin, Associate Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-08:55

Title: Molecular Imaging of HSV1-tk Reporter Gene Expression
Dr. Mian M. Alauddin,
Associate Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

08:55-09:15

Title: Lentiviral Delivery of Suppressors ofOsteoblasto Genesis in Stem Cells for Cartilage Engineering
Dr. Jan Oxholm Gordeladze, Professor, University of Oslo, Norway

09:15-09:35

TitleTissue Engineering: Application in Bone, Cartilage and Nerve Regeneration
Dr. Huan Wang, Senior Scientist, Department of Neurologic Surgery, Tissue Engineering and Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory, Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, USA

09:35-09:55

Title: Genetic Control of Neural Stem Cell Specification and Differentiation in the Developing CNS of Drosophila
Dr. Gerhard Technau, Professor, the Institute of Genetics, University of Mainz, Germany

09:55-10:15

Title: Stem Cell Niches and Regulative Regeneration in the Embryonic Nervous System
Dr. Joel Glover, Professor, Department of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo , Norway

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:50

Title: Neuronal Modification through Coordinated Physical Activity
Dr. Stuart Maudsley,
Investigator, National Institute on Aging, USA

10:50-11:10

Title: Human Stem Cells Transplanted to Nod-Scid Mice Provide Conditions for Neurolfactory Tissue Regeneration after Permanent Damage Induced by Dichlobenil
Dr. Roberto P. Revoltella,
Associate Professor, Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes, CNR, Italy

11:10-11:30

Title: Water Stable Electrospun Zein Fiber Scaffolds with Better Cytocompatibility to NIH 3T3 Mouse Fibroblast Cells than PLA
Dr. Yiqi Yang,
Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

11:30-11:50

Title: Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering
Dr. Min Wang,Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

11:50-12:00

Panel Discussion


Track 8: Bioanalysis

Track 8-1: Novel Bioanalytical Sensors  
Time: 08:30-10:15, Dec.04, 2009 (Friday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Peixuan Guo, Professor, Director of NIH National Center of Phi29 DNA Packaging Motor for Nanomedicine; Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Yoshitake Masuda, Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Dual-Channel Single-Molecule Imaging of pRNA on Phi29 DNA-Packaging Motor
Dr. Peixuan Guo, Professor, Director of NIH National Center of Phi29 DNA Packaging Motor for Nanomedicine; Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA

09:00-09:25

Title: Bioconjugated Nanomaterials for the Detection of Cancer Markers
Dr. Huan-Tsung Chang, Professor of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

09:25-09:50

Title: Glyco-nanomaterials for Biosensing
Dr. Yoshiko Miura,
Associate Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

09:50-10:15

Title: Novel Dye-sensitized Molecular Sensors Consisted of Dye and Metal Oxide Nanostructures
Dr. Yoshitake Masuda,
Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break


Track 8-2: Single Cell and Subcellular Analysis
Time: 08:30-12:10, Dec.04, 2009 (Friday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Gradimir Misevic, Professor, University of Rouen, France

Co-Chair

Dr. John J Evans, Associate Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Analysis of Mitochondria Sampled from Longitudinal Muscle Fiber Cross Sections
Dr. Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Professor, California State Polytechnic University, USA

09:00-09:25

Title: Quantitative Single Cell Omics by Novel Nano-Bio-Devices and Their Application to New Types of Cancer and Viral/RetroViral Immunotherapies by Selective Stimulation of Proliferation of Natural Killer (NK) Cells
Dr. Gradimir N. Misevic, Professor; CEO of Gimmune GmbH, Switzerland

09:25-09:50

Title: Epigenetic Regulation of Tumor Progression
Dr. Jorg Haier, Professor, University Hospital Muenster, Germany

09:50-10:15

Title: Analyzing the Proteome of Brain Capillary Endothelial Cells with Blood Brain Barrier Phenotype
Dr. Yannis Karamanos,
Professor, Blood Brain Barrier Laboratory, Artois University, France

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: Molecular and Cellular Vascular Homeostasis in Diabetes
Dr. Lawrence Wing-Chi Chan, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

10:55-11:20

Title: Single Cell Analysis using  BioChip / Bioimprint Technique
Dr. Maan Alkaisi, Principal Investigator, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology; Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

11:20-11:45

Title: Atomic Force Microscopy for Characterisation of Diverse Structures in Exocytosis Pores of Cells
Dr. John J Evans, Associate Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand

11:45-12:10

Title: Influenza Virus Selects Cell Phase for Infection
Dr. Ayae Honda,
Professor, Hosei University, Japan


Track 8-3: New Techniques for the Study of Protein-Protein & Protein-Ligand Interactions  
Time: 10:30-12:15, Dec.04, 2009 (Friday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Jan Tavernier, Professor, Ghent University, Belgium

Co-Chair

Dr. Take Ozawa, Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan

10:30-10:35

Chair’s Introduction

10:35-11:00

Title: The MAPPIT Toolbox: Strategies to Analyse Molecular Interactions in Intact Human Cells
Dr. Jan Tavernier,
Professor, Ghent University, Belgium

11:00-11:25

Title: Toward Understanding Missing Link between Hierarchically Different Systems in Living Organisms by Genetically-encoded Molecular Spies
Dr. Takeharu Nagai, Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan

11:25-11:50

Title: Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Proteins to Visualize Biological Function in Living Cells
Dr. Take Ozawa, Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan

11:50-12:15

Title: Is There Another Role for Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex An Investigation
Dr. Geetanjali Singh
, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary and Animal sciences, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India

Track 9: Biomedical Analysis

Track 9-1: High Sensitive Analytical Techniques of Biotherapeutics
Time: 13:30-16:10, Dec.05, 2009 (Saturday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Hiroyuki Asanuma, Professor, Nagoya University, Japan

Co-Chair

Dr. Xingguo Liang, Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Design of Highly Sensitive in-stem Molecular Beacon with “Threoninol Nucleotide” for the Discrimination of Polymorphisms
Dr. Hiroyuki Asanuma, Professor, Nagoya University, Japan

14:00-14:25

Title: Design of Artificial Nucleic Acid Chaperone for DNA Analysis
Dr. Atsushi Maruyama, Professor, Kyushu University, Japan

14:25-14:50

Title: A Combination of a Single-Molecule Tracking and Microfluidic Flow System Enables An Analysis of Ongoing Processes of Enzymatic Reaction
Dr. Daisuke Onoshima,
VBL Postdoctoral Fellow, Venture Business Laboratory, Nagoya University, Japan

14:50-15:15

Title: A Challenge on Specific DNA Amplification at Ambient Temperatures
Dr. Xingguo Liang, Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Chemical Reaction Triggered Fluorogenic Probe for RNA Detection in Living Cells
Dr. Hiroshi Abe,
Senior Research Scientist, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Japan

15:55-16:20

Title: DNA-Functionalized Polymers and Nanoparticles for Biosensing
Dr. Mizuo Maeda, Chief Scientist, RIKEN Institute, Japan

16:20-16:30
Panel Discussion

Track 10: Nanomedicine


Track 10-1: Frontier of Nanobiotechnologies
Time: 13:30-16:35, Dec.04, 2009 (Friday) Place: Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Gradimir N. Misevic, Professor; CEO of Gimmune GmbH, Switzerland

Co-Chair

Dr. Sanjay Mathur, Professor, University of Cologne, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry; Chair, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Germany

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Keynote Speech
Title: Engineering Proteins for Efficient Energy Harvesting : Bio Solar Cell
Dr. V. Renugopalakrishnan,
Professor, Northeastern University, Childrens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

14:00-14:25

Title: Quantitative Single Cell Omics by Novel Nano-Bio-Devices and their Application to New Types of Cancer and Viral/RetroViral Immunotherapies by Selective Stimulation of Proliferation of Natural Killer (NK) Cells
Dr. Gradimir Misevic,
Professor; CEO of Gimmune GmbH, Switzerland

14:25-14:50

Title:Clinical in Vivo High-resolution Multiphoton Tomography of Human Skin for Imaging Cancer Cells, Extracellular Matrix Components, and Sunscreen Nanoparticles
Dr. Karsten Koenig, Professor, Saarland University, Germany

14:50-15:15

Title: Nanomanipulation of Biomolecules using Atomic Force Microscopy
Dr. Popescu Octavian,
Professor, Babes-Bolyai University, Roumania

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: The Secrets of Gecko Toe Adhesion
Dr. Bin Chen,
Research Engineer, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore

15:55-16:20

Title: New Soft Method for Generating and Capturing Bioaerosol Nano-Particles
Dr. Victor N. Morozov,
Principal Scientist, Lab Director, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

16:20-16:35

Panel Discussion


Track 10-2: Biocompatible Biomaterials in Biomedicine  
Time: 13:30-15:15, Dec.04, 2009 (Friday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Maan Al-AniPresident, LXRYM Opto Technology, Inc.; Biomedical Research Scientist, University of Central Florida; Health Consultant, Comprehensive Health Services, USA

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: New Techniques of Using Nanomaterials and Nanomedical Devices for Diagnosis and Prevention of Breast Cancer Spread
Dr. Maan Al-Ani
President, LXRYM Opto Technology, Inc.; Biomedical Research Scientist, University of Central Florida; Health Consultant, Comprehensive Health Services, USA

14:00-14:25

Title: Cell Growth and Proliferation on Ethylene Vinyl Substrates that Contain Organo Clay and Adsorbed Fe2O3 Nanoparticles
Dr. Hilana Lewkowitz-Shpuntoff, Princeton University, USA

14:25-14:50

Title: Clinical Scaffolds for Stem Cell Delevery and Differentiation
Dr. Hee Young Lee, Kangnam Plastic Surgery, Korea

14:50-15:15

Title: Biocompatible Smart Dendrimers Molecules with Efficient Inner and Outer Surfaces for Drug Designing and Anticancer Potential: Preparation, Characterization, Hydrodynamic Volume and Surface Area, with Survismeter
Dr. Man Singh, Associate Professor, University of Delhi, India

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break


Track 10-3: Nanparticles for Diagnostics, Manufacturing and Drug Delivery Systems
Time: 13:30-17:10, Dec. 05, 2009 (Saturday)????? Place:
Meeting Room C, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Kazaryan Mishik Airazatovich, Professor, Head of group P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Science, Russia

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Modified Nanodiamods: Manufacturing and Applications in Biology and Medicine
Dr. Vladimir Bondar, Professor, Head of Department Nanobiotechnology and Bioluminescence, Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

14:00-14:25

Title: Cupper Metal Laser and Laser Projection Microscopy
Dr. Kazaryan Mishik Airazatovich,
Professor, Head of Group P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Science, Russia

14:25-14:50

Title: Biocompatible Coatings on Nanoparticles and Their Applications
Dr. Yi-Chang Chung, Associate Professor, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

14:50-15:15

Title: Modified Carbon Nanotubes for Intracellular pH Sensing
Dr. Ambra Giannetti, Researcher, Institute of Applied Physics-CNR, Italy

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Preparation and Functional Characterization of Water-Dispersed Carbon Nanomaterials for Cancer Chemotherapy
Dr. Kunihiro Tsuchida,
Professor, Fujita Health University, Japan

15:55-16:20

Title: Functionalization of Silica-nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostics
Dr. Leu-Wei Lo,
Principal Investigator, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

16:20-16:45

Title: Integrated Multi Functional Nanosystems for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Donglu Shi, Professor, University of Cincinnati, USA and Tongji University, China

16:45-17:10

Title: Nuclear Drug Delivery Carriers
Dr. Youqing Shen, Professor, Zhejiang University, China

Track 11: Biotherapeutics Discovery Technology

Track 11-1: Validation of Novel Drug Targets and Pathways
Time: 08:30-12:30, Dec. 02, 2009 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. W. Gibson Wood, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota ,School of Medicine,USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Weidong Le, Professor of Neurology, Director of Parkinson Disease Research Center , Baylor College of Medicine , USA

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Keynote Speech:
Title:
Development of Effective Cancer Therapeutics with Reduced Toxicity by Targeting Anti-apoptotic Cell-surface Receptor Genes
Dr. Rathindra N. Bose, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Vice President for Research, Ohio University, USA

09:00-09:25

Title: Innovation by Novel and Established Drug Targets
Dr. Khusru Asadullah,
Head of Target Discovery, Global Drug Discovery, Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany

09:25-09:50

Title: Statins – Good f or t he Heart, Good f or t he Brain: Neuroprotective Mechanisms o f Simvastatin
Dr. W. Gibson Wood, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota ,School of Medicine, USA

09:50-10:15

Title: ADP-Ribosyl Cyclase as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dr. Alla B. Salmina, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Chemistry, Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Russia

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:00

Title: Development of Anti-Trypanosome Drugs Targeting Nucleotide Biosynthesis Pathway
Dr. Takeshi Nara, Associate Professor, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan

11:00-11:25

Title: Discovery of Therapeutic Target for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Dr. Wen-Hung Chung, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

11:25-11:50

Title: Mitotic Kinesin-5 Motor Protein Function in Normal and Cancerous Cells
Dr. Leah Gheber,
Principal Investigator,Departments of Clinical Biochemistry and Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

11:50-12:15

Title: Metabolic and Autoimmune Syndromes as Case Test Diseases for the Application of Computational Biology to Accelerate Applications in Healthcare
Dr. Christine Nardini, Principal Investigator, Clinical Genomic Networks Group, CAS-MPG PICB, China


Track 11-2: Structural Biology and Drug Discovery
Time: 09:25-11:20, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday)??? Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Rathnam Chaguturu, Director of HTS, University of Kansas, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Hideko Kaji, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, USA

09:25-09:30

Chair’s Introduction

09:30-09:55

Title: Ribosome Recycling in Yeast: Role of eEF3/ATP and eEF2/ATP
Dr. Hideko Kaji,
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, USA

09:55-10:20

Title: Conformations and Function of a Calcium Channel Studied by cryoEM
Dr. Montserrat Samso,
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA

10:20-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: The ATP Synthase Rotor as A New Drug Target
Dr. Thomas Meier,
Group Leader, Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Germany

10:55-11:20

Title: A new antidiabetic compound from Casearia esculenta (Roxb.) root and its efficacy on in streptozotocin – diabetic rats
Dr. K.V.PugalendiProfessor,Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, India


Track 11-3: Gene and Cell Therapy
Time: 13:30-15:15, Dec.03, 2009 (Thursday) Place:
Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Yu-Hui Tsai, Professor, Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University; Senior Scientist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Foamy Viruses from Molecular Virology to Vector Application
Dr. Axel Rethwilm, Professor, Institute of Virology and Immunobiology University of Wuerzburg, Germany

14:00-14:25

Title: Accelerating Hematopoietic Recovery by Non Adherent Bone Marrow Cells and Regulatory T Cells
Dr. Stephan Fricke, Group Leader,Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI), Germany

14:25-14:50

Title: Selective Activation of Specific PKC Isoforms Determining Cell Fates of Peripheral Blood CD14+ Monocyte
Dr. Yu-Hui Tsai, Professor, Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University; Senior Scientist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

14:50-15:15

Title: Autologous Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells for Retinitis Pigmentosa: a Pilot Study
Dr. Rubens Camargo Siqueira,
Professor,Sao Paulo University, Brazil

15:15-15:30

Panel Discussion


Track 11-4: Immunotherapeutics
Time: 08:30-10:15, Dec.04, 2009 (Friday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. John R. Gordon, Director, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA), Canada

Co-Chair

Dr. Ingmar Hoerr, Managing Director, CureVac GmbH, Germany

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: ELR-CXC Chemokine Antagonism Targets Both Inflammatory And Non-Inflammatory Processes
Dr. John R. Gordon, Director, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA), Canada

09:00-09:25

Title: CureVac GmbH – mRNA-derived Therapeutics
Dr. Ingmar Hoerr, Managing Director, CureVac GmbH, Germany

09:25-09:50

Title: Novel Cytokine Immunotherapy Using IL-21 a nd IL-27 f or Allergic a nd Malignant Disorders
Dr. Osam Mazda, Associate Professor,Department of Microbiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine , Japan

09:50-10:15

Title: Immunomodulatory Properties of Bacteriocin UL4 from Lactobacillus Plantarum Contribute to Reduced Incidence of Colon Cancer in Rats
Dr. Latifah Binti Saiful Yazan, Senior Leturer, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break


Track 12: Advances of Emerging New Biotherapeutics

Track 12-1: Anticancer Antibodies and Immunotherapies
Time: 13:30-16:10, Dec. 04, 2009 (Friday) Place: Meeting Room A, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Weibo Cai, Assistant Professor, Departments of Radiology & Medica l Physics, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Wisconsin, USA

Co-Chair

Dr. Mark Kindy, Professor, Director of Neurosciences Institute , USA

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: mRNA Derived Vaccines
Dr. Ingmar Hoerr,
Managing Director, CureVac GmbH, Germany

14:00-14:25

Title: Id1, Inhibitor of Differentiation, is a Key Protein Target Mediating Anti-Tumor Responses of Gamma-Tocotrienol in Prostate Cancer
Dr. Daniel Yap, Head for Tocotrienol R&D, Davos Life Science Pte Ltd, Singapore

14:25-14:50

Title: Radioimmunoimaging and Radioimmunotherapy
Dr. Weibo Cai,
Assistant Professor, Departments of Radiology & Medica l Physics, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Wisconsin, USA

14:50-15:15

Title: PLIF – a Human Placenta Immunoregulatory Factor- an Amplified Target Gene for Diagnosis and Immunotherapy of Human Breast Cancer
Dr. Chaya Moroz,
Professor, Head Molecular Immunology Unit, FMRC – Rabin Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Efficient Inhibition of HIV-1 Replication Mediated by Modified APOBEC3G Fusion Proteins: A Novel Anti-HIV Gene Therapy Strategy
Dr. Xiaojian Yao,
Associate professor, University of Manitoba , Canada

15:55-16:10

Panel Discussion


Track 12-2: Anti-Neurodegenerative and Anti-inflammation Biotherapeutics
Time: 13:30-16:10, Dec. 05, 2009 (Saturday) Place: Meeting Room D, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Janos G. Filep, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University Montreal and Research Center Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Canada

Co-Chair

Dr. Fernand-Pierre Gendron, Assistant Professor, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Targeting Neutrophil Apoptosis to Promote Resolution of Inflammation
Dr. Janos G. Filep,
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University Montreal and Research Center Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Canada

14:00-14:25

Title: New Insights for the Role of the Nuclear Receptor HNF4alpha during Intestinal Inflammation
Dr. Francois Boudreau,
Professor, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

14:25-14:50

Title: P2Y Nucleotide Receptors: the 21st Century "El Dorado" of Anti-inflammatory Bio-molecules
Dr. Fernand-Pierre Gendron,
Assistant Professor, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

14:50-15:15

Title: Combination Antioxidant Therapy in the Prevention of Age-Related Hearing Loss
Dr. Steven K. Juhn, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota ,USA

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: BDNF enhances Bcl-xL expression through protein kinase CK2-activated and NF-kB-mediated pathway in rat hippocampus
Dr. Hsiao-Yuan Lee, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Sciences Academia Sinica, Taiwan

15:55-16:20

Title: The Application of  Human Recombinent Antibodies  in Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis 
Dr. Xiao-Ling Zhao, Associate Professor, Institute of Health and Environmental Medicine, China

16:20-16:30

Panel Discussion

Track 12-3: Cancer Tumor Biomarkers, Pathways and Targeting
Time: 13:30-17:00, Dec. 06, 2009 (Sunday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Ursula Kurzik-Dumke, Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Htid Proteins Act as Guardians of The Homeostasis of Cellular Networks
Dr. Kurzik-Dumke Ursula, Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

14:00-14:25

Title: Hepacam - A New Ig-Like Cell Adhesion Molecule and a Tumour Suppressor
Dr. Shali Shen, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

14:25-14:50

Title: Induction of Apoptosis in T-Cell Leukemia by New Drug Which Targeted a Proteasome Inhibition
Dr. Yasuhiro Yoshida, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

14:50-15:15

Title: Nature as Biotechnological Ressource for Single Substance Versus Hole Extracts. New Concepts for Systemic Therapy on the Example of  Viscum Album L. in Oncology
Dr. Harald Matthes, Medical D birector and Chief of Department of Gastroenterology and Oncology of  Community Hospital Havelhoehe, Director of the Research Institute Havelhoehe Berlin, Germany

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Restoration of Apoptosis Propensity of Cancer Cells by Recombinant Alpha-Fetoprotein: New Approach for Sensitization of Cancers to Chemotherapy
Dr. Elena Dudich,
Head of Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Institute of Engineering Immunology Lyubuchany, Russia

15:55-16:20

Title: Natural Compounds Extracted from the Malaysian Fauna and Their Apoptotic Signaling Pathways
Dr. Noor Hasima Nagoor, Associate Professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia

16:20-16:45

Title: The Role of TGF-Beta-1 Protein and TGF-Beta-R-1 Receptor in Immune Escape Mechanism in Bladder Cancer
Dr. Amira Helmy Mohamed, Professor of Hematology Departments of Electron Microscopy (Hematology), Pathology and Urology, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Egypt

16:45-17:00

Panel Discussion


Track 12-4: Anti-Diabetes Biotherapeutics
Time: 08:30-09:25, Dec. 07, 2009 (Monday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Balakrishnan Sangameswaran, Department of Pharmacognosy, Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy Vinayaka Missions University, Kondappanaickan Patty, India

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Diabetic Vascular Disease: Novel Therapeutics
Dr. Christopher B Pattillo,
Research Fellow,Department of Pathology, Louisiana Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, USA

09:00-09:25

Title: Restoring The Lost Cellular Stress Response: Potential Major Therapeutic Breakthrough in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Phil L. Hooper, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado, USA


Track 12-5: TB, Malaria and Emerging Disease Vaccines  
Time: 09:25-11:35, Dec. 07, 2009 (Monday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. Camille Locht, Research Director of Inserm, Scientific Director of the Institut Pasteur de Lille, France

Co-Chair

Dr. Babu L. Tekwani, Principal Scientist, National Center for Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy , University of Mississippi , USA

09:25-09:30

Chair's Introduction

09:30-09:55

Title: Development of Live Attenuated Vaccines Against (Re)Emerging Respiratory Pathogens
Dr. Camille Locht,
Research Director of Inserm, Scientific Director of the Institut Pasteur de Lille, France

09:55-10:20

Title: The Heparin-Binding Haemagglutinin: a Promising New Vaccine Antigen Against Tuberculosis and a New Diagnostic Tool
Dr. Francoise Mascart, 
Professor, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

10:20-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: Tuberculosis: Vaccine Development to Address the Global Threat
Dr. Pascal Mettens,
Senior Scientist, Head Preclinical Immunology, Emerging Diseases and HIV Vaccine Program, GSK Biologicals, Belgium

10:55-11:20

Title: TB Drug Discovery: Hits from Anaerobic Whole Cell Screen
Dr. Srinivasa Rao,
Research Investigator, Novartis Institute for Tropical, Diseases Pte Ltd, Singapore

11:20-11:35

Panel Discussion


Track 13: Agriculture and Veterinary Biotech


Track 13: Agriculture and Veterinary Biotech
Time: 8:30-10:15, Dec. 05, 2009 (Saturday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. David W. M. Leung, Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Regulation of Drought Response by Abscisic Acid
Dr. Jeffrey Leung, Research Scientist, Center of National Scientific Research, France

09:00-09:25

Title: Lessons from Investigations into Biactive Proteins from Seeds
Dr. David W. M. Leung, Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

09:25-09:50

Title: Biopharmaceuticals in Plants; Toward the Next Century of Medicine
Dr. Kathleen Hefferon
, Director, Cornell University, USA

09:50-10:15

Panel Discussion

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

Track 14: Biomaterials

Track 14: Biomaterials
Time: 10:30-11:50, Dec.05, 2009 (Saturday) Place: Meeting Room B, 4F, FGSH

Chair

Dr. B.H. Chen, Professor, Graduate Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, Graduate Institute of Medicine Fu Jen University, Taiwan

10:30-10:35

Chair's Introduction

10:35-11:00

Title: New Biomass Plastics Based on Plant Oils
Dr. Hiroshi Uyama,
Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

11:00-11:25

Title: Poly(G-Glutamic Acid): a Potential Metal-Chelating and Lycopene-Encapsulating Agent
Dr. B.H. Chen,
Professor, Graduate Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, Graduate Institute of Medicine Fu Jen University, Taiwan

11:25-11:50

Title: Poly( g -Glutamic Acid) as a Bioflocculant and Adsorbent of Cationic Dyes as Well as Chemical Mutagens
Dr. B. Stephen Inbaraj,
Department of Food Science, Fu Jen University , Taiwan

11:50-12:15

Title: γ- Polyglutamic Acid (γ- PGA) andγ- Polyglutamate Hydrogel:Technology, Products and Business Opportunity
Dr. Guan-Huei Ho, Senior Biotechnology Adviser, Vedan Enterprise Corp., Taiwan

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