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 G: Translational Molecular & Cell Biology

 

Panel G1: Role of Molecular & Cell Biology in Translational Medicine  
Day 2: Morning, Sunday, April 26, 2015
8:30-12:35

Place: Room No. 735, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Ya-Gang Xie, Professor,  Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Co-chair:  Dr. Dwijendra Gupta, Vice Chancellor, Jai Prakash University,Chapra(Bihar); Former Chairman of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, University of Allahabad, India
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08:30-08:35 Chairs Introduction
08:35-09:00

Title: Immunological Reactivity of Drug Abusers
Dr. Bogdan Petrunov,
Professor, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and Emergency Hospital “Pirogov”2 1, Bulgaria

09:00-09:25 Title: RASL-seq  for Breast Cancer PAM50 Intrinsic Subtypes
Dr. Zhiyuan Hu,
Director,  Rapid Adoption Molecular Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
09:25-09:50

Title: Replication of GWAS Candidate Genes for Cardiovascular Diseases in Ethnic Different Populations

Dr. Ya-Gang Xie, Professor,  Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

09:50-10:15

Title: Necrotic Inflammation: A Novel Class of Necrosis Inhibitor NecroX-7 with Therapeutic Potential for Necrosis-related Diseases against Ischemic Reperfusion Injury

Dr. Soon Ha Kim, NecroX Program Director, LG Life Sciences, Ltd, South Korea

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

Title: Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer and Potential for Therapy —  Studies on Exosomes from Human Sera

Dr. Dwijendra Gupta, Vice Chancellor, Jai Prakash University,Chapra(Bihar); Former Chairman of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, University of Allahabad, India

10:55-11:20  

Title: Antiviral Regulation in Porcine Monocytic Cells at Different Activation States

Dr. Yongming Sang, Assistant Professor and Principle Investigator, Kansas State University, USA

11:20-11:45

Title: IL-17: The Potential Therapeutic Target  in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
Dr. Ying Chang,
Group Leader, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 

11:45-12:10

Title: Monocytes as Target Cells For Identification of Novel Biomarkers and Targets of Intervention in Metabolic Diseases

Dr. Paul Holvoet, Head, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

12:10-12:35

Title: New Insights into Targeting Cyclin-Dependent Kinases for Cancer Therapy

Dr. Shudong Wang, Head, Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, University of South Australia, Australia

 

Panel G2: Tissue Repair & Regeneration 
Day 2: Morning, Sunday, April 26, 2015
11:00-12:05 

Place: Room No. 738, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Raphael Gorodetsky, Head, Biotechnology & Radiobiology Lab; Professor, Sharett Institute of Oncology, Hadassah - Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
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11:00-11:05 Chairs Introduction
11:05-11:25

Title: Fibrin Microbeads (FMB) Cell Carriers for Isolation and Implantation of Adult Progenitor Cells
Dr. Raphael Gorodetsky, Head, Biotechnology & Radiobiology Lab; Sharett Institute of Oncology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

11:25-11:45  Title: Proposal of Cooperative Medical and Clinical Epigenetic Studies

Dr. Shigetaka Asano, Guest Research Professor, Waseda University, Japan

11:45-12:05  Title: Targeting Biomechanical Signaling in Lung Fibrosis

Dr. Yong Zhou, Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

 

Panel G3: Translation of Animal Models to the Clinic 
Day 2: Afternoon, Sunday, April 26, 2015
15:30-17:35

Place: Room No. 733, 7F, NIYCH 

Chair: Dr. Yufeng Pan, Principal Investigator, Institute of Life Sciences, Southeast University, China
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15:30-15:35 Chairs Introduction
15:35-15:55

Title: GPCR Antibodies for Different Therapeutic Indications

Dr. Cheng Zhang, CSO, Gmax Biopharm, China

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15:55-16:15  

Title: Mechanisms of Innate and Learned Sexual Behaviors in Drosophila

Dr. Yufeng Pan, Principal Investigator, Institute of Life Sciences, Southeast University, China

16:15-16:35

Title: Structure, Biology and Therapeutic Potential of CDNF/MANF Family of Neurotrophic Factors

Dr. Mikko Airavaara, Team Leader, Institute of Biotechology University of Helsinki, Finland

16:35-16:55  

Title: Revealing Mechanisms of Selective Vulnerability through Studies of Huntington’s Disease, Fatal Familial Insomnia, And Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Dr. Walker S. Jackson, Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany

16:55-17:15

Title: Liver Specific Over-expressed NG37 Leads to Diet-dependent Hepatic Enlargement Accompanying Cardiac Dysfunction
Dr. Xuehong Xu,
Professor, Shaanxi Normal University, China

17:15-17:35

Title: The Zebrafish as a Model for Human Genetic Diseases and Drug Discovery

Dr. Yann Gibert, Head, The Metabolic Genetic Diseases Laboratory, Deakin School of Medicine, Australia

 

Panel G4: Neurodegeneration 
Day 2: Afternoon, Sunday, April 26, 2015
15:30-17:15 

Place: Room No. 735, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Rosita Gabbianelli, ‎Professor, University of Camerino, Italy
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15:30-15:35 Chairs Introduction
15:35-15:55 Title: Huntington’s Disease a Paradigmatic Neurodegenerative Disorder. On the Way to Neuroprotection
Dr. Jean-Marc Burgunder,
Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland; Visiting Professor, West China Hospital, University of Sichuan; Adjunct Professor, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat Sen University, China
15:55-16:15

Title: Early Biomarkers of Parkinson-like Disease
Dr. Rosita Gabbianelli,
‎Professor, University of Camerino, Italy

16:15-16:35

Title: Towards Perfect Anticancer Drug: And the Road Unknown

Dr. Roman Zubarev, Division Head, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

16:35-16:55

Title: Glioma-induced Neuronal Degeneration via Activating Tau Pathology

Dr. Yun Kyung Kim, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Neuro-medicine, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Korea, South Korea

16:55-17:15 Title: Failure of Redox Homeostasis during Prion Infection

Dr Cathryn Haigh, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Australia

 

Panel G5: Tumor Invasion and Metastasis, Angiogenesis, Cancer Stem Cells
Day 3: Morning, Monday, April 27, 2015
09:25-12:10

Place: Room No. 738, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Lei Zheng, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
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09:25-09:30 Chairs Introduction
09:30-09:55  

Title: STAT3 Activates β-catenin Signaling to Drive Initiation of Peripheral Nerve Tumors

Dr. Jianqiang Wu, Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital University of Cincinnati, USA

09:55-10:20

Title: A Tumor Suppressor Network in Guarding the Genome
Dr. Wen H. Shen, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Cornell University Weill Medical College, USA

10:20-10:30   Coffee Break  
10:30-10:55 Title: Dissect Tumor Microenvironment of Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Lei Zheng, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
10:55-11:20  

Title: Mitochondrial STAT3 in Ras-driven Tumours

Dr. Daniel Gough, Head, STAT Cancer Biology Laboratory, MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Australia

11:20-11:45

Title: Detection of Circulating Tumour DNA (ctDNA) as a Biomarker for Childhood Solid Tumours

Dr. Ping Wu, Senior Scientist, Institute of Child Health, University College of London, UK

11:45-12:10

Title: Independent Oncogenic and Therapeutic Significance of Phosphatase PRL-3 in FLT3-ITD–Negative Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Dr. Haihe Wang, Prfoessor, Sun Yat-sen University, China

 

Panel G6: Glia & Neurons 
Day 3: Afternoon, Monday, April 27, 2015
13:30-16:20 

Place: Room No. 733, 7F, NIYCH

Chair: Dr. Chang Y. Chung, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Co-chair:  Dr. Lian Li, Professor and Vice Chair, Emory University, USA

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

Title: Biochemical and Ultrastructural Analyses of Postsynaptic Density and Associated Structures in the Mammalian Brain

Dr. Tatsuo Suzuki, Professor, Shinshu University , Japan

14:00-14:25  

Title: Sortilin Regulates Transport and Degradation of Amyloid Precursor Protein

Dr. Xin-Fu Zhou, Research Chair in Neuroscience, University of South Australia, Australia

14:25-14:50

Title: Role of Microglia in the Hippocampus of Chronic Stressed Mice

Dr. Chang Y. Chung, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA

14:50-15:15 Title: The Acute Responses of Glial Cells to Ischemia
Dr. Robert Fern,
Professor, Peninsular School of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University, UK
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55

Title: Peripheral Neuropathy Due to Myelin Infolding and Paranodal Damage in a Mouse Model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1C

Dr. Lian Li, Professor and Vice Chair, Emory University, USA

15:55-16:20 Title: The AMPA Receptors in a Synapse

Dr. Yun Shi, Professor, MOE Key Laboratory of Model Animal for Disease Study, Nanjing University, China

  

 

Panel G7: Anemia and Red Blood Cells
Day 4: Morning, Tuesday, April 28, 2015
11:20-12:05

Place: Room No. 703, 7F, NIYCH

Chair:  Dr. Lin Yang, Professor, The Cyrus Tang Hematology Center, Soochow University, China
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11:20-11:25 Chairs Introduction
11:25-11:45

 

Title: Targeting leukemic Stem Cells in Fanconi Anemia

Dr. Qishen Pang, Professor of Pediatrics, Scholar, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA 

11:45-12:05  

Title: ADAMTS13 Variants in Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Dr. Shuju Feng, Assistant Professor, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and University of Iowa, USA

 

 

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