Biotech China 2014
7th ISABS Conference on Forensic Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Bluesun hotel ELAPHUSA
Bracka cesta 12
Island of Brac, Split-Dalmatia county
http://www.isabs.hr
   Deadlines
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     *  Abstract Deadline:
       1st March 2011

     *  Registration Deadline:
       17th June 2011

   This event will feature the latest advances in forensic genetics,
   molecular medicine and related areas. Just as importantly, event will
   be a forum for exchange of pertinent information, ideas and technical
   developments in the form of lectures, technical hands-on workshops,
   round-table discussions and poster presentations. Topics :

     *  Genome-based applications in forensic science

     *  Forensic DNA phenotyping

     *  Forensic DNA databases

     *  Genetic analysis of forensic non-human material

     *  Forensic and comparative genetics

     *  Molecular anthropology

     *  Analysis of ancient DNA

     *  DNA analysis in victims of mass disasters

     *  Genetic basis of disease

     *  Personalized genomics

     *  Molecular diagnostics: current technology and applications

     *  Molecular therapy

     *  Best practices in translational & personalized medicine

   Workshops :

     *  Prenatal diagnostics

     *  Protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy

     *  Legislation pertinent to DNA databases

     *  DNA autopsy in unexplained deaths


   Bracka cesta 12, Bol, Island of Brac, Split-Dalmatia county, 21420,
   Croatia

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Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, June 19, 2011
18:00:00 Registration and Poster Setup
Monday, June 20, 2011
08:00:00 Registration
08:05:00 Poster Setup
08:25:00 Introductory Plenary Session
08:30:00 Directors’ introductory remarks
08:35:00 What is to be learned from ancient DNA? Eske Willerslev
09:05:00 Implementing complex biological therapies in academic centers Malcolm K Brenner
09:35:00 Cell therapy for myocardial refractory ischemia with bone-marrow derived CD133+ cells: translational path and preliminary results Giulio Pompilio
10:05:00 Coffee Break
10:15:00 Inauguration of the conference
10:30:00 Variogenomics–human individual variation as the cornerstone of next-generation genomics Doron Lancet
11:00:00 Gene geography and historical processes: Population structure of Adriatic islanders Pavao Rudan
11:30:00 DNA evidence in high profile cases Henry Lee
12:15:00 Adjourn
12:30:00 Sponsor Exhibit Opening and Poster Presentation
14:55:00 Parallel Session | Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1
14:55:00 Parallel Session | Forensic Science 1
15:00:00 Introduction from the chair Henry Lee
15:00:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Introduction from the chair Gunnar Kvalheim
15:05:00 From dust to dust | Forensic DNA analysis Dragan Primorac
15:05:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Overview of Workshop goals Yuri Kogan
15:20:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Dendritic cell vaccination in leukemia and AIDS Zwi Berneman
15:50:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | A validated mathematical model of systemic IL-21 immunotherapy in solid cancer Moran Elishmereni
16:05:00 Identification of missing persons and mass disaster victims by DNA
16:20:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Increasing safety and practicality of cell-based immunotherapy Malcolm K Brenner
16:35:00 Second generation sequencing allows for mtDNA mixture deconvolution and high resolution detection of heteroplasmy Mitchell Holland
16:50:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | YIA/Oral Presentation
17:05:00 Perspectives and pitfalls of mRNA profiling for identification of menstrual blood and vaginal secretion Henry Lee
17:05:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Mathematical modeling and optimal control of dendritic cell transfection cancer immunotherapy Filippo Castiglione
17:35:00 Classification of three-and four-person forensic mixtures
17:35:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | New systems biology tools for cancer diagnostics Samuel Volchenboum
18:05:00 Discussion
18:05:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Discussion
18:10:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Poster presentation I
19:30:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 1 | Meet the Professor I, wine and cheese
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
08:25:00 Parallel Session | Molecular Medicine 1
08:25:00 Parallel Session | Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis
08:30:00 Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis | Introduction from the chair
08:30:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | Introduction from the chair
08:35:00 Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis | Forensic analysis of DNA data banks: process, progress, and prospects Frederick Bieber
08:35:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | Clinical genetics in individualized medicine Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic
09:10:00 Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis | Kinship Matching with DNA Databases (aka “Familial Searching”): Legal and Ethical Arguments David Kaye
09:10:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | High-throughput sequencing of complete human mtDNA genomes: insights into population history and heteroplasmy Mark Stoneking
09:45:00 Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis | International perspectives on DNA databases Christopher Asplen
09:45:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | HLA polymorphism, disease susceptibilty, and pharmacogenetics Henry Erlich
10:20:00 Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis | Increasing role of forensic DNA testing in legal/judicial process
10:20:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | YIA/Selected Oral Presentation
10:35:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | Systems glycobiology: From genome to glycome an integrated strategy for identifying and screening potential clinical markers Pauline Rudd
10:55:00 Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis | Legal and ethical aspects of bloodstain pattern evidence Carol Henderson
11:10:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | Gene therapy for bone and cartilage healing Christopher Evans
11:30:00 Legal and Ethical Aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis | Discussion
11:45:00 Molecular Medicine 1 | Discussion
14:55:00 Parallel Session | Anthropological Genetics
14:55:00 Parallel Session | Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 2
15:00:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 2 | Introduction from the chair Filippo Castiglione
15:00:00 Anthropological Genetics | Introduction from the chair Pavao Rudan
15:05:00 Anthropological Genetics | Gene geography and historical processes: Population structure of Adriatic islanders Pavao Rudan
15:05:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 2 | Predicting effect of prostate cancer immunotherapy by personalized mathematical models Karin HaLevi
15:35:00 Anthropological Genetics | Famous DNA lineages from the perspective of archaeogenetics and genetic genealogy Daniel Vanek
15:40:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 2 | Dendritic cell based cancer vaccines targeting tumor stem cells Gunnar Kvalheim
16:05:00 Anthropological Genetics | An attempt to place the Balkans on the canvas of genetic variation of West Eurasia and North Africa Richard Villems
16:15:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 2 | Improving alloreactive CTL immunotherapy for malignant gliomas using a simulation model of their interactive dynamics Yuri Kogan
16:35:00 Anthropological Genetics | Basques in the genetic landscape of Europe Kristin Young
16:50:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 2 | Impairment of cellular immunity in human cancer Stanimir Vuk-Pavlovic
17:05:00 Anthropological Genetics | DNA of ancient skeletal remains from old Bosnian graves Damir Marjanović
17:25:00 Biomathematical Modeling and Cancer Immunotherapy 2 | Discussion and drafting conclusions
17:35:00 Anthropological Genetics | Personal genomics services (PGS): Digitalization of expert genetic knowledge and possible consequences Daniela Steinberger
18:05:00 Anthropological Genetics | Discussion
20:00:00 Welcome Reception
20:20:00 Conferring Young Investigator Awards
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
09:00:00 Half-day excursion
18:00:00 ISABS Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 23, 2011
08:25:00 Parallel Session | Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester
08:25:00 Parallel Session | Forensic Science 2 | Workshop on Legislation Pertinent to DNA Databases
08:30:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | Introduction from the chair Eliezer Shalev
08:30:00 Forensic Science 2 | Introduction from the chair
08:35:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | Early prenatal diagnosis–an overview Eliezer Shalev
08:35:00 Forensic Science 2 | A retrospective analysis of cold-case investigations Henry Lee
09:05:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | Early fetal 3D ultrasound examination Ron Tepper
09:10:00 Forensic Science 2 | Chimerism and forensics – Examples and importance
09:35:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | Genetic approach in increased nuchal translucency and normal karyotype Stavit A. Shalev
09:45:00 Forensic Science 2 | Non-human forensic genetics Henry Lee
10:05:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | Free nucleic acids in maternal blood for noninvasive prenatal diagnosis Esther Guetta
10:20:00 Forensic Science 2 | Cat coat pattern tabby and tick / mtDNA genome Henry Lee
10:35:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | YIA/Selected Oral Presentation
10:50:00 Forensic Science 2 | Post mortem pharmacogenomics Henry Lee
10:50:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | Fetal free nucleic acids in maternal blood vs. ultrasound markers in Down Syndrome screening Symcha Yagel
10:55:00 Forensic Science 2 | YIA/Selected Presentation
11:10:00 Forensic Science 2 | Molecular autopsy in New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
11:20:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | CEP as innovative method for isolation of fetal nucleated red blood cells for noninvasive prenatal diagnosis Ofer Klein
11:50:00 Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis in First Trimester | Discussion
11:50:00 Forensic Science 2 | Discussion
11:55:00 Sponsor's Lecture
12:00:00 Optimization of the forensic workflow with innovations from Promega: automated sample prep and new kits for STR-Analysis
14:55:00 Parallel Session | ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy
14:55:00 Parallel Session | Cell Therapy
15:00:00 Cell Therapy | Introduction from the chair Andre Terzic
15:00:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | Introduction from the chair Nicolai Bovin
15:05:00 Cell Therapy | Stem cell platforms for heart repair Andre Terzic
15:05:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | Diagnostic potential of antiglycan autoantibodies Nicolai Bovin
15:35:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | Congenital disorders of glycosylation, from genotypes to therapies Thierry Hennet
15:35:00 Cell Therapy | Adult stem cells as biologics delivery platform for ischemic injury Robert Deans
16:05:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | Complex genetics of protein glycosylation Gordan Lauc
16:05:00 Cell Therapy | Mechanisms and strategies to improve cardiovascular cell therapy Marc Pennacino
16:35:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | GWAS analysis of the human plasma glycome Igor Rudan
16:35:00 Cell Therapy | Cell therapy for myocardial refractory ischemia with bone-marrow derived CD133+ cells: translational path and preliminary results Giulio Pompilio
17:05:00 Cell Therapy | Induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells for discovery and therapy Mahendra Rao
17:05:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | Glycosylation profiling for biomarker discovery of autoimmune and alloimune diseases Manfred M. Wuhrer,
17:35:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | Galectin binding glycoforms of serum proteins, a functional biomarker in cancer and inflammation Hakon Leffler
17:35:00 Cell Therapy | Regeneration of cartilage defects by gene-based approaches and tissue engineering Henning Madry
18:05:00 ESF Workshop on protein glycosylation in diagnostics and therapy | Discussion
18:05:00 Cell Therapy | Discussion
18:10:00 Cell Therapy | Poster presentation II
19:30:00 Cell Therapy | Meet the Professor II, wine and cheese
Friday, June 24, 2011
08:25:00 Parallel Session | Molecular Medicine 2
08:25:00 Parallel Session | NextGen Sequencing
08:30:00 NextGen Sequencing | Introduction from the chair
08:30:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | Introduction from the chair Christopher Evans
08:35:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | Advances in Molecular Diagnostics: Role of Nanotechnology and Future Perspectives Arezou Ghazani
08:35:00 NextGen Sequencing | The Next Generation Sequencing Revolution David I. Smith
09:05:00 NextGen Sequencing | Next Generation Sequencing of oropharingeal cancers David I. Smith
09:15:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics in personalized nutrition and medicine Artemis Simopoulos
09:35:00 NextGen Sequencing | Resolution of DNA mixtures and degraded DNA by Next-Generation Sequencing Cassandra Calloway
09:45:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | Prediction of pathophenotype through transcriptome deconvolution Carmen Terzic
10:05:00 NextGen Sequencing | Integration of multiple data types obtained from genomics experiments: challenges and opportunities Jean-Pierre Kocher
10:20:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | A practical immunocompetent animal model of hepatitis C viral infection George Wu
10:35:00 NextGen Sequencing | YIA/Selected Oral Presentation
10:50:00 NextGen Sequencing | Molecularly defined cancer subtypes using NextGen Sequencing George Vasmatzis
10:55:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | Gene therapy for arthritis Christopher Evans
11:20:00 NextGen Sequencing | Clinical NextGen Sequencing of hereditary colon cancer genes Matthew Ferber
11:30:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | Virus-host interactions: The role of microRNA in tumorigenesis and immune evasion Giorgio Palù
11:50:00 NextGen Sequencing | Discussion
12:05:00 Molecular Medicine 2 | Discussion
12:30:00 Poster removal
13:25:00 Concluding Plenary Session
13:35:00 A day at the Human Cell Therapy Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Dennis Gastineau
14:05:00 YIA/Selected Oral Presentation
14:20:00 In search of novel types of antibiotics by targeting bacterial mechanosensitive channels Boris Martinac
14:50:00 High-throughput technology for biomedical science in Croatia Kresimir Pavelic
15:20:00 Discussion
15:25:00 Conclusion of the Conference
15:30:00 Announcement of the next ISABS Conference
4th Annual Pharma R&D Asia Congress
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