BIT's 11th Annual World Protein & Peptide Conference (PepCon-2018)
★ Scientific Program

Session times on those days will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed.

Scientific Program
Keynote Forum Path 2 Path 3 Path 4 Path 5 Path 6 Path 7

 

Path 2: Scientific Hub
-Decoding the Secrets of Life Matters

Track 1: Scientific Frontier of Protein/Proteomics Research
-Idea Lab for the Next Generation Explorers
Track 2: Decoding Human Proteome Atlas (HPA)
-From Family to the Roles of Individual Members
Track 3: Decoding Animal/Plant Proteome Track 4: Decoding Microbial Proteome
Track 5: Protein Intrinsic Properties and Functions Track 6: Proteins, Diseases and Health
Track 7: Novel Proteins/Peptids Food and Cosmetic Science Track 8: Proteins/Peptides and Toxins
Track 9: Peptides Chemical Biology Track 10: Macrocyclics and Constrained Peptides

 

Path 2: Scientific Hub
-Decoding the Secrets of Life Matters

Track 1: Biomimetics of Peptide and Protein Structure and Function

Time: Day 1, Afternoon, March 26, 2018
Place: Miami, USA
Chair
Dr. Gregg B. Fields, Professor and Director, Center for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Florida Atlantic University, USA
13:30-13:35
Chair's Introduction
13:35-14:00
Title: Amyloid β25-35 Aggregation, Membrane Binding, and Cholesterol-Dependent Pore Formation
Dr. Suren A. Tatulian, Professor, University of Central Florida, USA
14:00-14:25
Title: TBD
Dr. Gregg B. Fields, Professor and Director, Center for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Florida Atlantic University, USA
14:25-14:50
Title: Synthesis of Congested Unnatural α-Amino Esters by Anion-Binding Catalysis: Applications to Non-ribosomal Peptides and Natural Products
Dr. Stephane P. Roche, Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA
14:50-15:15
Title: Novel Opioid Peptides for Intranasal Delivery to Brain
Dr. Predrag Cudic, Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA
15:15-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-15:55
Title: Mechanistic Insights into Protein Amyloidogenesis
Dr. Deguo Du, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA
15:55-16:20
Title: TBD
Dr. Mare Cudic, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA
16:20-16:45
Title: TBD
Dr. Maciej J. Stawikowski, Assistant Scientist, Florida Atlantic University, USA
16:45-17:10
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Track 2: Protein Intrinsic Properties and Functions

Time: Day 2, Morning, March 27, 2018
Place: Miami, USA
Chair
Dr. Jean-Yves Le Questel,Professor, Université de Nantes, France
Co-chair
Dr. Jeffrey L. Urbauer, Associate Professor, The University of Georgia, USA
08:30-08:35
Chair's Introduction
08:35-08:55
Title: Cellular Communication: Novel Endocannabinoid-like Lipids, Fruit Flies and Other Insects, N-Acyltransferases, and Subtraction Lipidomics
Dr. David J. Merkler, Professor, University of South Florida, USA
08:55-09:15
Title: Mechanistic and Structural Insights on the IL-15 System through Computations and Experiments
Dr. Jean-Yves Le Questel, Professor, Université de Nantes, France
09:15-09:35
Title: Biased Signaling through G Protein-coupled Receptors. Focus on Muscarinic M3 Receptor and Pilocarpine
Dr. Vladlen Z. Slepak, Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
09:35-09:55
Title: Investigating the Mechanisms of an Anti-freeze Protein: Large-Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Dr. Yasuhiro Kajima, Professor, Nagoya Zokei University, Japan
09:55-10:15
Title: The mRNA Closed-loop Conformation Favors Protein Synthesis Preferentially at the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Surface
Dr. Stephane Pyronnet,
Research Director, INSERM Toulouse, France
10:15-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-10:50
Title: Methionine Oxidation in Proteins: What We've Learned from Calmodulin
Dr. Jeffrey L. Urbauer, Associate Professor, The University of Georgia, USA
10:50-11:10
Title: “Molecular Portrait” as a Key Factor of Biomolecular Interactions and Signaling: A Computational View
Dr. Roman G. Efremov, Professor, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
11:10-11:30
Title: TBD
Dr. Sebastian Kmiecik, Associate Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland
11:30-11:50
Title: 50+ Years of Protein Folding: Complementary Views on the Protein Folding Puzzle
Dr. Alexei V. Finkelstein, Head of the Laboratory of Protein Physics, Institute of Protein Research, RAS, Russia
11:50-12:10
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Track 3: Proteins, Diseases and Health

Time: Day 2, Afternoon, March 27, 2018
Place: Miami, USA
Chair
Dr. Suraiya Rasheed, Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
Co-chair
Dr. Tanya W. Moseley, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Breast Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
13:30-13:35
Chair's Introduction
13:35-14:00
Title: Non-Linear Dynamics of Protein Folding: The Anti-Chaos of Life
Dr. Bernard S. Gerstman, Chairman, Department of Physics, Florida International University, USA
14:00-14:25
Title: Identification of HIV-modulated Cellular Proteins Involved in Neurodegeneration
Dr. Suraiya Rasheed, Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
14:25-14:50
Title: Nuclear Pore Complex Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease and other Neurodegeneration
Dr. Jerzy Leszek, Professor, Medical University of Wroclaw, Poland
14:50-15:15
Title: Serine 178 of Human Mcl-1 is Critical for the Protective Effect of cAMP on TNF-alpha Induced Mcl-1 Degradation
Dr. Fujita Hisakazu, Associate Professor, Osaka City University, Japan
15:15-15:30
Coffee Break
15:30-15:55
Title: Molecular Breast Imaging in the Evaluation of Breast Cancer Treatment Response
Dr. Tanya W. Moseley, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Breast Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
15:55-16:20
Title: The Role of Adherens and Gap Junction Proteins in the Development of Heart Failure
Dr. Cibele M. Prado, Researcher, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
16:20-16:45
Title: Optical Tweezers are Innovative Method to Study Adhesion Changes in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) Cells
Dr. Marta Wozniak, Assistant Professor, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
16:45-17:10
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Track 4: Scientific and Technological Frontier of Protein/Proteomics and Peptide Research
- Idea Lab for the Next Generation Explorers

Time: Day 3, Morning, March 28, 2018
Place: Miami, USA
Chair
Dr. Reza Razeghifard, Professor and Chair, Nova Southeastern University, USA
Co-chair
Dr. Modest von Korff, Pharmacist Senior Researcher, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Switzerland
08:30-08:35
Chair's Introduction
08:35-08:55
Title: Photochemistry of Zn-chlorophyll Analogues Bound to Synthetic Peptides
Dr. Reza Razeghifard, Professor and Chair, Nova Southeastern University, USA
08:55-09:15
Title: Insects as a Source of proteins – Future Food. The Impact of Low Temperature on the Mealworm Pupal Stage - Tenebrio Molitor Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)
Dr. Peter Takac, Senior Scientist at Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences and at Scientica ltd., Slovakia
09:15-09:35
Title: TBD
Dr. Gang Ren,
Professor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
09:35-09:55
Title: Genetic Variations in fibrinogen in Czech Population
Dr. Roman Kotlin, Deputy Director, Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Czech Republic
09:55-10:15
Title: Analysis of the Peptide Profile in the Zebrafish Brain
Dr. Leandro Mantovani de Castro, Assistant Professor, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
10:15-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-10:50
Title: Deep Data Mining for Protein-disease Relationships
Dr. Modest von Korff, Pharmacist Senior Researcher, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Switzerland
10:50-11:10
Title: Effect of Pre- and Postpartum Supplementation with Lipid-encapsulated Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Reproductive Performance and the Growth Hormone-insulin-like Growth Factor-I axis in Multiparous High-producing Dairy Cows
Dr. Zoltan Csillik, Research and Technical Manager, BASF Lampertheim Animal Nutrition and Health, Hungary
11:10-11:30
Title: H+/Peptide Transporter (PEPT2) is Expressed in Human Epidermal Keratinocytes and Participates in Skin Oligopeptide Transport
Dr. Naito Kentaro, DHC Corporation Laboratories, Japan
11:30-11:50
Title: Unravelling the Mystery That is cAMP in Plants
Dr. May M. Alqurashi, Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Engineering, Saudi Arabia
11:50-12:10
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