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 E: Cell Energy and Metabolism

 

Panel E1: Metabolic Pathways and Networks  
Day 2: Morning, Sunday, April 26, 2015
8:30-10:35

Place: Room No. 733, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Shunlin Ren, Professor & Research Career Scientist, McGuire VA Medical Center & Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
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08:30-08:35 Chairs Introduction
08:35-08:55

Title: Redox-Driven Proton Pumps: Complex I and Complex IV of the Respiratory Chain. Insights from Computer Simulations

Dr. Alexei A. Stuchebrukhov, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis, USA

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08:55-09:15

Title: Metabolic Cross-talk between Nitrogenase and Hydrogenase in Rhodobacter sphaeroides during Photofermentation and Hydrogen Production

Dr. Armen Trchounian, Head of Department & Principal, Yerevan State University, Armenia

09:15-09:35

Title: Production of Omega-3 Eicosapentaenoic Acid by Metabolic Engineering of an Oleaginous Yeast, Yarrowia Lipolytica

Dr. Quinn Zhu, Technical Lead and Senior Fellow, DuPont Company, USA

09:35-09:55 Title: Structural and Functional Peculiarities of Bacterial Hydrogenases During Mixed-Acid Fermentation

Dr. Karen Trchounian, Researcher, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan Armenia

09:55-10:15

Title: Kinin B1 Receptors: A Novel Therapeutic Target in Pulmonary Inflammation

Dr. Dongmei Wu, Professor, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
 
10:15-10:35

Title: Novel Cholesterol Metabolite for Therapy of Fatty Liver Diseases

Dr. Shunlin Ren, Professor & Research Career Scientist, McGuire VA Medical Center & Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

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Panel E2: Free Radicals
Day 2: Morning, Sunday, April 26, 2015
10:35-12:20

Place: Room No. 733, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Steven Y Qian, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, USA
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10:35-10:40 Chairs Introduction
10:40-11:00

Title: Molecular Mechanisms and Redox Signaling in Cigarette Smoke Associated Breakdown of Muscle Proteins

Dr. Abraham Z. Reznick, Past Director, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

11:00-11:20

Title: Effects of Redox Status on Cellular Function Using G6PD-deficient Cells as Model

Dr. Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu, Director, Healthy Aging Research Center, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

11:20-11:40

Title: New Paradigm for Targeting COX-Catalyzed Free Radical Peroxidation in Colon Cancer

Dr. Steven Y Qian, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, USA

11:40-12:00

Title: Melatonin, Nitric Oxide and the Warburg Effect
Dr. Maria Chiara Magnifico,  Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

12:00-12:20

Title: Exercise Improves Endothelial Function: A Local Analysis of Production of Nitric Oxide and Reactive Oxygen Species

Dr. Leonardo Yuji Tanaka, Heart Institute - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Panel E3: Cancer Cell Metabolism
Day 2: Afternoon Sunday, April 26, 2015
13:30-15:15 

Place: Room No. 732, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Ping Gao, Professor, School of Life Sciences, China
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13:30-13:35 Chairs Introduction
13:35-14:00  

Title:  Proline and Metabolic Epigenetics in Cancer

Dr. James M. Phang, Senior Investigator, Basic Research Laboratory, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, USA

14:00-14:25  

Title: Targeting Na-K Atpase and Oxidative Damage in Cancer Therapy

Dr. Chia-chi Liu, Research Fellow, University of Sydney , Australia

14:25-14:50  

Title: The Ribosomal Protein-Mdm2-p53 Pathway Links Nutrient Stress to Lipid Metabolism, Obesity and Cancer

Dr. Yanping Zhang, Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

14:50-15:15

Title: miRNAs in Regulation of Cellular Metabolism

Dr. Ping Gao, Professor, School of Life Sciences, China

 

Panel E4: Mitochondria 
Day 3: Morning, Monday, April 27, 2015
8:30-11:20  

Place: Room No. 735, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Katsuyoshi Mihara, Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Japan
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08:30-08:35 Chairs Introduction
08:35-09:00

Title: Oxidative Folding and Redox Regulation of Protein Biogenesis in the Mitochondrial Intermembrane Space

Dr. Kostas Tokatlidis, Cathcart Chair of Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, UK

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09:00-09:25

Title: The Deficiency of Histidine Enhances the Delay of Wound Healing Caused by Indomethacin through the Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Dr. Hiroshi Ichikawa, Professor, Doshisha University, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan

09:25-09:50

Title:  Functional Significance of Mitochondrial Fission Factor Drp1

Dr. Katsuyoshi Mihara, Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Japan

09:50-10:15  

Title: Multiple Facets of Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Synthesis

Dr. J. Kalervo Hiltunen, Professor of Biochemistry

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland

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

Title: Mitochondrial Function and Regulation of Macrophage Cholesterol Homeostasis

Dr. Annette Graham, Professor, Vascular Cell Biology, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

10:55-11:20  

Title: Influenza A Viral Protein PB1-F2 and Mitochondria

Dr. Takumi KOSHIBA, Associate Professor, Kyushu University, Japan

 

Panel E5: Photosynthesis and Chloroplasts 
Day 3: Afternoon, Monday, April 27, 2015
15:30-17:40 

Place: Room No. 738, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Su Lin, Associate Research Professor, Arizona State University, USA

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15:30-15:35 Chairs Introduction
15:35-16:00

Title: Coherence and Population Dynamics in Photosynthetic Pigment-Proteins as follows from Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy Studies

Dr. Leonas Valkunas, Head of The Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University, Lithuania

16:00-16:25

Title: The Architecture and Function of the Light-Harvesting Network in Photosynthetic Membranes
Dr. Su Lin,
Associate Research Professor, Arizona State University, USA

16:25-16:50 Title: Electron, Proton and Water Transfer along the Catalytic Cycle of the Photosystem II

Dr. Daniele Narzi, Research Fellow, University of L’Aquila, Italy

16:50-17:15

Title: Complex Interplay among DNA Modification, Noncoding RNA Expression and Protein-coding RNA Expression in Salvia Miltiorrhiza Chloroplast Genome

Dr. Chang Liu, Professor, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China

17:15-17:40

Title: Mediator Assisted Charge Transport in Thylakoids

Dr. Fulin Zuo, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Miami, USA

 

Panel E6: Aging
Day 4: Morning, Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:15-11:20

Place: Room No. 703, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Juergen Suehnel, Group Leader, Leibniz Institute for Age Research – Fritz Lipmann Institute, Germany
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10:15-10:20 Chairs Introduction
10:20-10:40

Title: Exercise Induces Tumor Resistance in Aging Stromal Cells

Dr. Warren Ladiges, Professor, University of Washington, USA

10:40-11:00  Title: Towards Data Integration in Ageing Research

Dr. Juergen Suehnel, Group Leader, Leibniz Institute for Age Research – Fritz Lipmann Institute, Germany

11:00-11:20

Title: Oligosaccharide Improves Aberrant Immune Response in Brain Aging and Neurodegeneration

Dr. Xu Xu, Associate Professor, Shenzhen University, China

 

 

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