BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology-2015
★ Scientific Program

BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of


Molecular & Cell Biology-2015


Theme: Big Challenges, Huge Opportunities

Time: April 25-28, 2015

Venue: Nanjing International Youth Conference Hotel (NIYCH), Nanjing, China

Scientific Program
Keynote Forum Quest A Quest B Quest C Quest D Quest E Quest F Quest G

 

Quest B: Hot Stories of Cellular Structure, Events and Functions 

 

Panel B1: Cytoskeleton and Organelle
Day 2: Morning, Sunday, April 26, 2015
8:30-12:10

Place: Room No. 732, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Yassemi Capetanaki, Vice-Director, Center of Basic Research, Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Greece
Co-Chair: Dr. Intaek Lee, Principal Investigator, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies, Shanghaitech University, China

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08:30-08:35 Chairs Introduction
08:35-09:00 Title: Regulation of BBSome Trafficking to Cilia

Dr. William Y. Tsang, Research Unit Director, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, Canada

09:00-09:25  Title: Offsetting Gelsolin Degradation in a Transgene Amyloidosis Mouse Model by Means of Chaperone Nanobodies

Dr. Jan Gettemans, Principal Investigator, Nanobody Lab, Ghent University, Belgium

09:25-09:50

Title: Unraveling the Mechanism of Mitoprotection and Cardioprotection by the Desmin Cytoskeleton

Dr. Yassemi Capetanaki, Vice-Director, Center of Basic Research, Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Greece

09:50-10:15

Title: Cortical Regulation of Cell Size by A Sizer cdr2p
Dr. Timothy E. Saunders,
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:55

Title: Tether-SNARE Interaction is Required for Golgi Stacking

Dr. Intaek Lee, Principal Investigator, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies, Shanghaitech University, China

10:55-11:20

Title:  The Striated Organelle:  A Motor for Inner Ear Hair Cells

Dr. Anna Lysakowski, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

11:20-11:45

Title: Talin Determines the Nanoscale Architecture of Focal Adhesions

Dr. Yilin Wang, Research Fellow, Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

11:45-12:10

Tittle: NF-kB Is Crucial for HURP-Dedicated Assembly of Golgi Ribbon Formation

Ms. Jo-Mei Maureen Chen, Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan

 

Panel B2: Cell Polarity, Adhesion and Migration
Day 2: Morning, Sunday, April 26, 2015
09:55-11:00

Place: Room No. 738, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Françoise Brochard-Wyart, Group Leader, Institut Curie and UPMC University Paris 06, France
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09:55-10:00 Chairs Introduction
10:00-10:20

Title: Novel Association between Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide and CRTH2 Receptor in Recruiting Human Eosinophils to the Allergic Upper Airway

Dr. Amr El-Shazly, Professor of Rhinology, Liege University Hospital, Belgium

10:20-10:40 Title: Soft Matter Models of Tissue  and Tumors “ Wetting of Living Drops”

Dr. Françoise Brochard-Wyart, Group Leader, Institut Curie and UPMC University Paris 06, France

10:40-11:00  

Title: Proinflammatory, Procoagulant and Cytotoxic Properties of Extracellular Histones

Dr. Guozheng Wang, Principal Clinical Scientist & Senior Lecturer, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, UK

 

Panel B3: Chromosome, Chromatin and Epigenetics
Day 2: Afternoon, Sunday, April 26, 2015
13:30-17:10

Place: Room No. 738, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Elena Gaginskaya, Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Co-chair: Dr. John M. Rosenfeld, Platform Technology Manager, Merck-Millipore,  USA

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13:30-13:35 Chairs Introduction
13:35-14:00

Title: DNA Methylation an Important Epigenetic Signal with Impact on Many Mechanisms in Molecular Biology

Dr. Walter Doerfler, Professor Emeritus, Cologne University; Guest Professor, Institute for Virology, Erlangen University Medical School, Germany

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14:00-14:25

Title: Epigenomic Landscape and Therestrictive Position Effectsat Retrovirusintegration Sites

Dr. Jiri Hejnar, Head, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

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14:25-14:50 Title: Functioning of Ribosomal Genes in Avian Oogenesis
Dr. Elena Gaginskaya,
Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
14:50-15:15  

Title: Chromatin States and Replication Patterns in Polytene Chromosomes of Drosophila Melanogaster

Dr. Tatyana D. Kolesnikova, Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Novosibirsk, Russia

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55

Title: New Models for Structures and Functions in the Cell Nucleus  

Dr. Ronald Hancock, Professor and Research Scientist, Laval University Cancer Research Centre-CHUQ Oncology, Canada

15:55-16:20

Title: Methods for Chromatin Analysis—Precipitating Protein, RNA & DNA from Chromatin

Dr. John M. Rosenfeld, Platform Technology Manager, Merck-Millipore,  USA

16:20-16:45

Title: The Human DEK oncoprotein: An Abundant Non-Histone Factor Vital for Global Chromatin Integrity

Dr. Ferdinand Kappes, Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

16:45-17:10  

Title: Plant Homeodomain Finger Protein 2: A Novel Runx2 Regulator to Facilitate Bone Formation

Dr.Yang-Sook Chun, Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea

 

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Panel B4: Biomembrane Structure, Transmembrane Transport 
Day 2: Afternoon, Sunday, April 26, 2015
15:30-16:50

Place: Room No. 732, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Sheng Ye, Professor, Zhejiang University, China
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15:30-15:35 Chairs Introduction
15:35-16:00 Title: Dissecting the Transport Mechanism of the Light-driven Ion Channel: Channelrhodopsin

Dr. Peter Hegemann, Professor, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

16:00-16:25 Title: The Principle of Cooperative Gating in a Calcium-Gated Potassium Channel

Dr. Sheng Ye, Professor, Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University, China

16:25-16:50

Title: The Physiology Role of CO in the Cardiovascular System

Dr. Yuchun Gu, Professor, Peking University, China

 

Panel B5: Emerging Signaling and Regulation
Day 3: Morning, Monday, April 27, 2015
8:30-12:10
Place: Room No. 737, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Hameeda Sultana, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, USA
Co-Chair: Dr. Quanguang Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents, USA

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08:30-08:35 Chairs Introduction
08:35-09:00

Title: Protein Knockdown in vitro and in Mice Mediated by Endoplasmic Reticulum Retained Intrabodies

Dr. Thomas  Böldicke, Scientist, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

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09:00-09:25

Title: Novel Cyclic AMP Signaling Pathways in Cardiac Diseases

Dr. Frank Lezoualc'h, Research Director, Inserm UMR-1048, Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases, University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France

09:25-09:50 Title: Degradation Mechanisms of the Tumor Suppressor PDCD4 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Dr. Jinghe Xia, Researcher, Saga University, Japan

 

09:50-10:15

Title: Single Particular Analysis on the Plant Blue Light Receptor Phototropin 1 and its Signal Transducer NPH3

Dr. Yinglang Wan, Associate Professor, Beijing Forestry University, China

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:55

Title: Atmin Mediates Kidney Morphogenesis by Modulating Wnt Signalling
Dr. Paraskevi Goggolidou,
Lecturer, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Kingston University London, UK

10:55-11:20

Title: Semaphorins as Potential Therapeutics against Arthropod-borne Diseases

Dr. Hameeda Sultana, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, USA

11:20-11:45

Title: Attenuation of Mitochondrial and Nuclear p38α Signaling: A Novel Mechanism of Estrogen Neuroprotection in Cerebral Ischemia

Dr. Quanguang Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents, USA

11:45-12:10

Title: A Janus Kinase from Litopenaeus Vannamei Is the JAK/STAT Signalling Pathway Target Gene and Involved in Antiviral Immunity Response

Ms. Xuan Song, Sun Yat-sen University,China

 

Panel B6: Autophagy, Necroptosis and Apoptosis
Day 3: Morning, Monday, April 27, 2015
8:30-11:20

Place: Room No. 732, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Cécile Vindis, Research Director, INSERM UMR 1048, Toulouse University, France
Co-Chair:Dr. Hsiao-Sheng Liu, Distinguished Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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08:30-08:35 Chairs Introduction
08:35-09:00  

Title: AKT/mTOR and c-JunN-terminal Kinase Signaling Pathways Are Required for Chrysotile Asbestos-inducedautophagy

Dr. Gang Liu, Director, Clinical Medical Research Center, Guangdong Medical Collage, China

09:00-09:25   Title: Terazosin Activated Pgk1 and Hsp90 to Promote Stress Resistance
Dr. Lei Liu, Professor, Capital Medical University, China
 
09:25-09:50  

Title: Mitophagy and Apoptosis Connexion, Role in Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr. Cécile Vindis,

Research Director, INSERM UMR 1048, Toulouse University, France
 
09:50-10:15  

Title: Mathematical Modeling of Anti-Apoptotic Signaling Pathways in Prostate Cancer

Dr. Xiaoqiang Sun, Instructor, Sun Yat-sen University, China

 
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:55   Title: Autophagy Suppresses HCC Tumorigenesis through Selective Degradation of Oncogenic Factors

Dr. Hsiao-Sheng Liu, Distinguished Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

 
10:55-11:20  

Title: Huwe1 and Hausp Regulate the Function of the Tumor Suppressor Tip60

Dr. Siqing Zhang, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Cellular Stress Biology and School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, China

 

 

Panel B7: Cell Mechanics
Day 3: Morning, Monday, April 27, 2015
11:20-12:25

Place: Room No. 735, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Anasuya Roychowdhury, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India
Co-chair: Dr. Takuma Sugi, Assistant Professor, Kyoto University, Japan
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11:20-11:25 Chairs Introduction
11:25-11:45

Title: Cytomechanical Aspects of Energy Metabolism

Dr. Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn, Professor, Kinematic Cell Research Group, Biocenter, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

11:45-12:05

Title: ATPases: Smart Mechanics to Work Diverse

Dr. Anasuya Roychowdhury, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India

12:05-12:25

Title: Neural Circuit Encoding Mechanosensory Habituation in C. elegans
Dr. Takuma Sugi, Assistant Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

 

Panel B8: Gene Expression and Regulation
Day 3: Afternoon, Monday, April 27, 2015
13:30-15:15
Place: Room No. 737, 7F, NIYCH
Chair: Dr. Patrick Xuechun Zhao, Associate Professor, Plant Biology Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA

Co-Chair: Dr. Maryam Eslami,  Research Vice President of Paramedical School, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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13:30-13:35 Chairs Introduction
13:35-14:00

Title: Large-scale Gene Association Network Inference and Functional Module Discovery in Plants

Dr. Patrick Xuechun Zhao, Associate Professor, Plant Biology Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA

14:00-14:25  Title: Separation of a Functional Sgf73-DUBm from the SAGA Complex by the Proteasome Regulatory Particle

Dr. Sungsu Lim, Center for Neuro-medicine, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Korea, South Korea

14:25-14:50

Title: Collagen 1 and Elastin Genes Expression of Mitral Valvular Interstitial Cells in MicroFiber Reinforced Hydrogel

Dr. Maryam Eslami, Research Vice President of Paramedical School, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

14:50-15:15

Title: The Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Rice Bran Functional Components
Dr. Kinmu Lee,
Professor & Director, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

 

Panel B9: Cell Cycle and Cell Division
Day 3: Afternoon, Monday, April 27, 2015
13:30-17:10

Place: Room No. 735, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Ernest Y.C. Lee, Professor, New York Medical College, USA
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13:30-13:35 Chairs Introduction
13:35-14:00

Title: Cell Cycle Regulation of DNA Polymerase δ by CRL4Cdt2 which Targets the p12 Subunit for Degradation During G1/S

Dr. Ernest Y.C. Lee, Professor, New York Medical College, USA
14:00-14:25

 Title: Targeting Chromosomal Instability

Dr. Stephen Gregory, Head, Cell Division and Cancer Lab, Department of Genetics, University of Adelaide, Australia

14:25-14:50 Title: yciB Encoding An Inner Membrane Protein of Unknown Function Is Involved in Cell Elongation and Division in Escherichia Coli

Noor Afiza Badaluddin, Research Scientist, Kobe University, Japan

14:50-15:15

Title: Spindle Assembly Checkpoint and Aurora-A kinase activity

Dr. Claude Prigent, Director Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes, UMR 6290 CNRS University of Rennes 1, France

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55

Title: Functional Characterization of Spindle Assembly Checkpoint in Oocytes

Dr. Martin Anger, Research Group Leader, Central European Institute of Technology – CEITEC, Veterinary Research Institute, Hudcova 70, Brno 621 00, Czech Republic

15:55-16:20

Title: Emerging Roles of the Mediator Complex in the Control of the Cell Cycle and Periodic Transcription

Dr. Zsolt Szilagyi, Research Scientist, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

16:20-16:45

Title: Inhibition of Cortical Myosin Recruitment by Astral Microtubules

Dr. Yu Chung Tse, Associate Professor, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Cell Microenvironment; Department of Biology, South University of Science and Technology of China, China

16:45-17:10

Title: PDIP46 - A Potent Activator of DNA Polymerase d Activity and a Novel Component of the Human DNA Replication Machinery.

Dr. Marietta Y.W.T. Lee, Professor, New York Medical College, USA

   

Panel B10: Plant & Bacteria Cell Walls

Day 4: Morning, Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:30-11:50

Place: Room No. 738, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Chandrashekhar P. Joshi, Professor and Chairman, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, USA
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10:30-10:35 Chairs Introduction
10:35-11:00

Title: Genetic Improvement of Plant Cell Walls for Better Bioenergy Production

Dr. Chandrashekhar P. Joshi, Professor and Chairman, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, USA

11:00-11:25

 Title: Changes in Cell Wall Properties Coincide with Overexpression of Extesin Fusion Proteins in Suspension Cultured Tobacco Cell

Dr. Li Tan, Principal Investigator, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, USA

11:25-11:50   Title: Super-Resolution Microscopy in Visualizing the 3D Polymer Structure of Cell Walls and related Protein Complexes

Dr. Christian A. Voigt, Assistant Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany

 

 

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