9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
PATHWAY ANALYSIS
The Moscone North Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco-94103, CA
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Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
07:00:00 Registration Open
08:00:00 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
07:00:00 Registration Open
08:00:00 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION
09:40:00 Grand Opening Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall DEVELOPING microRNA TOOLS INTO TISSUESPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC MARKERS
11:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Dalia Cohen
11:10:00 microRNA Regulation in Normal and Neoplastic Mature B-Cells Andrea Califano
11:40:00 A Mammalian microRNA Expression Atlas Based on Small RNA Library Sequencing Pablo Landgraf
12:00:00 Evidence of a More Pronounced Role for Animal microRNA Activity Isidore Rigoutsos
12:10:00 Melanoma and microRNA Eva M Hernando
12:40:00 Technology Spotlight
13:10:00 Walk & Talk Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall microRNA DYSFUNCTION REGULATION
14:15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Tara M Love
14:20:00 Non Coding RNAs Involvement in Cancer Predisposition and Tumor Development George A. Calin
14:50:00 Not miR-ly Small RNAs: Genetic Approach to Defining microRNA Pathways Tara M Love
15:20:00 Evidence of a More Pronounced Role for Animal microRNA Activity Isidore Rigoutsos
15:50:00 microRNA Pathway and Human Diseases Peng Jin
16:20:00 Reception in the Exhibit Hall
17:00:00 Break-out Discussions in the Exhibit Hall ADDING PATHWAY ANALYSIS FEATURES TO MODEL ORGANISM DATABASES Peter Karp
Thursday, March 27, 2008
08:25:00 Chairperson’s Remarks ADDING PATHWAY ANALYSIS FEATURES TO MODEL ORGANISM DATABASES Peter Karp
08:30:00 Pathway Tools Software: Overview and Recent Enhancements Peter Karp
09:00:00 MouseCyc: A Curated Biochemical Pathways Database for the Laboratory Mouse Carol J Bult
09:30:00 Visualization and Integration of Biochemical Pathways at the Saccharomyces Genome Database Eurie L Hong
10:00:00 Analysis of HER2/neu as a Diagnostic/Biomarker Using ExPlain™ to Examine Signaling Pathways and Transcription Factors Holger Karas
10:15:00 Building Disease Models from Transcriptomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomic Data Arthur Okamoto
10:45:00 Poster Competition & Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:30:00 Dictyosteleum Pathway Database Rex L Chisholm
12:00:00 Biochemical Pathway Databases for Plants Lukas Mueller
12:30:00 Luncheon Workshop (Sponsorship Available) or Lunch on Your Own
13:30:00 Break
13:45:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
13:50:00 Integration of Novel Technologies in Discovery and Early Development Toxicology Eric A Blomme
14:20:00 A Lead Optimization and Early Development Toxicology Strategy Specifi c to Novel Oncology Targets Carl L Alden
14:50:00 Predictive Value of in Vitro Safety Studies Willi Suter
15:20:00 Plenary Keynote Speaker Ice Bound - A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole Jerri Nielsen
16:00:00 Ice Cream Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with BEST OF SHOW AWARDS
16:45:00 Strategies for Early Toxicity Testing with Focus on Genotoxicity Evaluations Michael J Schlosser
17:15:00 Speaker to Be Determined
17:45:00 End of Session
Friday, March 28, 2008
08:30:00 Chairperson’s Remarks John Russell
08:35:00 Polymerase Chain Reaction: A Quarter Century of Pioneering Discovery and Promises for the Future Henry Lee
09:05:00 The Use of Pathway Analysis Tools in Integrative Pharmacogenomics Studies Jeff Kiefer
09:35:00 Integrating High-Throughput Data via Pathway-Centric Analyses Joseph D Szustakowski
10:05:00 Pathway Analysis Tools in Understanding Metastasis Venkateshwar G Keshamouni
10:35:00 Coffee Break in the Foyer
11:00:00 A Network Biology Framework for Biologics Discovery and Development Brian D Harms
11:30:00 Pathway Tools in the Interpretation of Genomic Data in VXDS Federico Goodsaid
12:00:00 Luncheon Workshop (Sponsorship Available) or Lunch on Your Own
13:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
13:05:00 Management of Drug-Induced Pro-Arrhythmic Toxicity (Torsades De Pointes) Across the Entire Drug Life Cycle Icilio Cavero
13:35:00 The Serious Adverse Event Consortium, Ltd. [SAEC] — Formation of an International Effort to Understand the Genetic Basis of Drug Related Serious Adverse Events Arthur L Holden
14:05:00 Innovative Medicines for Europe Phil Hewitt
14:35:00 Massively Parallel High-Content Signal Transduction Analysis John K. Westwick
15:05:00 Close of Conference
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