9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
BIT Life Sciences 2nd Annual World Congress of Gene-2008 (WCG 2008)
Sanshui Garden Hotel Foshan
No. 39 Middle Of Guanghai Road (Guanghai Dadao Zhong)
Foshan, , China
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BIT Life Sciences 2nd Annual World Congress of Gene-2008 (WCG 2008) 
BIT Life Sciences
http://www.bitlifesciences.com/wcg2008/Program.htm 
Foshan
China

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, December 4, 2008
08:00:00 Registration | Lobby of NBAH
08:00:00 New Workshop 1: Social Ethic, Economy, Legal and Regulations of Gene Technology
13:30:00 The Reinvention of Prevention Aims, Goals and Scope of Public Health Genetics Revisited Norbert W . Paul
13:30:00 Workshop Introduction
13:40:00 Working with Biological Material – Laws and Regulations to be Respected Vera , Weihs
14:05:00 The Importance of Genetic Counseling and Medical Ethics Issues Ayşegül Demirhan Erdemir
14:55:00 Gene Technologies and Ethical issues Badaruddin Abbasi
15:00:00 Workshop 2: Gene and Ageing & Longevity
15:30:00 Workshop Introduction
15:40:00 Physiological Oxidation of a Voltage-gated K+ channel Leads to Progressive Decline in Sensory Function during Ageing in Caenorhabditis elegans Federico , Sesti
16:05:00 Alpha-Kinases: From Translational Control to Longevity Alexey Ryazanov
16:30:00 Metabolomics to Functional Genomics: Identifying a Common Genetic Control for Vigour and Longevity of Rice Seed Swati Sen-Mandi
16:55:00 TBD Eske Willerslev
17:20:00 Mapping of Genes Predisposing to Alcohol Sensitivity Thomas Johnson
20:00:00 End of registration
Friday, December 5, 2008
06:00:00 Main Conference (5-7)
06:00:00 Check-In
09:00:00 Chair: Wenling Zheng
09:30:00 Roles of the Ubiquitin System in Health and Disease Avram Hershko
10:00:00 Recent Paradigm Shift in Understanding Estrogen Signaling Opens up Novel Pharmaceutical Developments Jan-Ake Gustafsson
10:30:00 Understanding Chronic Disease Requires Study of a Metagenome, not just the Human Genome Trevor G Marshall
11:00:00 Speech addressed by World Leading Companies and Executives (Invited)
11:30:00 Speech Addressed by Guangzhou City Governmental Leader (Invited)
12:00:00 New Presentation
13:00:00 Track 1: Basis and Frontiers of Gene Technology
13:00:00 Track 1-6 (I): Gene Discovery Technologies: Biochips, DNA Micro array, Multiplexed CE, Lab-on-Chips, Gene Trapping and Beyond: Track 1-6 (I)
13:00:00 Session Chair : Track 1-6 (I) Craig Levin
13:05:00 Session Chair : Track 1-1 George Klein
13:05:00 Session Chair : Track 1-7
13:05:00 Track 1-7: Bioinformatics, Computational Gene Technologies and Systems Biology
13:05:00 Session Chair : Track 1-4 (I)
13:05:00 Track 1-4 (I): RNA Technologies: siRNA, RNAi, microRNAs,mRNA and Antisense
13:05:00 Session Chair : Track 1-4 (II)
13:05:00 Track 1-4 (II): RNA Technologies: siRNA, RNAi, microRNAs,mRNA and Antisense (II) : Track 1-4 (I)
13:05:00 Track 1-3: Functional Genomics: Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Pharmacogenomics and Epigenomics : Track 1-3
13:05:00 Session Chair : Track 1-4 (II) Jiang He
13:05:00 Session Chair : Track 1-2 Luyi Sen
13:05:00 Session Chair : Track 1-5 (II)
13:05:00 Track 1-2: Gene Delivery Technologies
13:05:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-6 (I) Marlene Shehata
13:05:00 Track 1-5: SNPs Technologies : Track 1-5 (II)
13:05:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-5 (II) Struan F.A. Grant
13:05:00 Track 1-1: Human & Microbial Genetics, Genetic Model Systems and Human Diseases
13:10:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-7 Frederic Pio
13:10:00 Session Chair : Track 1-3
13:10:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-4 (II)
13:10:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-1
13:10:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-3 Akira Kaji
13:10:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-4 (I)
13:10:00 Co-Chair : Track 1-2
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 1-1
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 1-4 (II)
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 1-5 (II)
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 1-2
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 1-4 (I)
13:30:00 Session Introduction : Track 1-3
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 1-6 (I)
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 1-7
13:35:00 Only One Speech Opportunity : Track 1-4 (I)
13:35:00 Inhibition of Hepatitis C IRES-Mediated Gene Expression by Small Hairpin RNAs in Human Hepatocytes and Mice: Track 1-4 (II) Brian H. Johnston
13:35:00 Keynote Speech : Track 1-3
13:35:00 Engineering Gene Delivery: Toward Construction of Artificial Viruses : Track 1-2 Daniel W. Pack
13:35:00 Microarray Analytics and Systems Biology: Track 1-7 Vijay Chandru
13:35:00 Molecular Genetics of Neurofibromatosis Type1(NF1) Tumors: Genome-wide Profiling of NF1-associated Tumors : Track 1-1 Meena Upadhyaya
13:35:00 Non-invasive Imaging Using Reportere Genes: Track 1-6 (I) Jeff Bulte
13:55:00 Molecular and Cellular Regulation of 4.1R Pre-mRNA Alternative Splicing During Erythroid Differentiation: Track 1-4 (II) Faouzi Baklouti
13:55:00 Application of Advanced Technologies to Personalized Oncology: Track 1-7 Francis S Collins
13:55:00 From DNA Microarrays to Electronic Biochips: Principles and Advances Potential : Track 1-6 (I) Arnold Vainrub
13:55:00 Epigenetic Analysis of Human Sperm as a Cause of Male Infertility: The Role of Abnormal Chromatin Packaging during Early Embryogenesis : Track 1-3 Douglas T. Carrell
13:55:00 Escaping Development of Drug-Resistant Mutant: Basis for Effective Chemotherapy of Enteroviral Infections : Track 1-1 Angel S. Galabov
14:00:00 Results from Genome Wide Association Studies: Moving Forward with Certainty: Track 1-5 (II)
14:05:00 Toxicological Aspects and Applications of Nanoparticles in Paediatric Respiratory Disease : Track 1-2 John Clements
14:15:00 Analysis of Chromosomal Rearrangements: a Powerful Gene Discovery Approach for Human Diseases: Track 1-6 (I) Weining Lu
14:15:00 The Genetic Etiology of Metabolic Syndrome : Track 1-1
14:15:00 Targeted Metabolomics in Pharmaceutical R&D : Track 1-3 Klaus Weinberger
14:15:00 Title: TBD Peixuan Guo
14:15:00 Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Cross-correlation Spectroscopy Reveal the Cytoplasmic Origination of Loaded Nuclear RISC in vivo in Human Cells: Track 1-4 (II)
14:25:00 Genetics of Schizophrenia: Real Genes Are Hard to Find: Track 1-5 (II) Xiangning (Sam) Chen
14:30:00 A Highly Efficient and Safe Low Strength Electric Field Network Mediated Ex Vivo Gene therapy Strategy : Track 1-2 Luyi Sen
14:35:00 Ribosome Recycling Step; The Essential Fourth Step of Protein Synthesis as a Possible Target of Antibiotics and Anti-tumor Agent : Track 1-1 Hideko Kaji
14:35:00 Genetics and Genomics: Interactions Between on Nutrition and Obesity : Track 1-3 Alfredo Martínez
14:35:00 All Type of RNA Assays/Research : Track 1-4 (I) Ralph Beneke
14:35:00 RNA Silencing Suppressors : Track 1-4 (II)
14:35:00 In Vivo Reporter Gene Imaging: Track 1-6 (I) Craig Levin
14:35:00 Candidate Gene Selection and Gene Networks in Schizophrenia: Track 1-7 Zhongming Zhao
14:50:00 SNP Genotyping with DASH, Pyrosequencing and TaqMan: Track 1-5 (II)
14:55:00 Nano-sized Vesicles for Targeted Drug Delivery and Gene Therapy : Track 1-2 Eli Heldman
14:55:00 Is there genetic cancer resistance? : Track 1-1 George Klein
14:55:00 The Role of the MicroRNAs During Development and Cancer Progression: Track 1-4 (II)
14:55:00 DNA Microarrays in Today's Medical Practice: Track 1-6 (I) Med. José I. Lao Villadóniga
14:55:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 1-7
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 1-3
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 1-4 (I)
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 1-2
15:15:00 Coffee Break
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 1-7
15:15:00 Coffee Break
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 1-5 (II)
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 1-4 (II)
15:30:00 The Urofacial Syndrome (UFS), a Unique Model for Dissecting the Mechanism Underlying Voiding Dysfunction : Track 1-1 Cong-Yi Wang
15:30:00 De novo Mutations in the Gene Encoding STXBP1 (MUNC18-1) Cause Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy: Track 1-6 (I) Naomichi Matsumoto
15:30:00 Association Study of Major Psychiatric Disorders: Track 1-5 (II) Draga Toncheva
15:30:00 Three Additional Functions of Ribosome Recycling Factor-Its Role During the Chain Elongation and for the Initiation of Translationally Coupled ORFs : Track 1-3 Akira Kaji
15:30:00 Title: TBD: Track 1-4 (II) Jiang He
15:30:00 Topological Origin of Gene Delivery System: Magic Structures for Gene Therapy : Track 1-2 David V. Svintradze
15:30:00 MicroRNA-based Regulatory Pathways in Hematopoiesis, Heart Disease and Cancer : Track 1-4 (I) Cesare Peschle
15:30:00 Integrating Structural Bioinformatics and Proteomics Approaches to Discover New Genes, Protein Families, and Function in Apoptosis and Inflammation: Track 1-7 Frederic Pio
15:30:00 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging, University of California, USA: Track 1-4 (II) Jiang He
15:50:00 Mice Genome Manipulation : Track 1-3 Wenhao Xu
15:50:00 MicroRNA Involvement in Murine Mammary Gland Development : Track 1-4 (I) Qingzhang Li
15:50:00 Novel Paradigms for Drug Discovery: Computational Multitarget Screening: Track 1-7 Ekachai Jenwitheesuk
15:50:00 Microfluidic Devices for Single-cell Analysis: Track 1-6 (I) John F. Zhong
15:50:00 Genetics of M&M: Not a Candy Issue At All : Track 1-1 Volodymyr Dvornyk
15:50:00 Only One Speech Opportunity : Track 1-4 (II)
15:50:00 Bio-nanocapsules for in vivo Gene Delivery Possessing Active Targeting and Membrane Fusion Activities : Track 1-2 Shun'ichi KURODA
15:55:00 Advance in High-throughput SNPs Technology based on Magnetic Nanoparticles: Track 1-5 (II) Nongyue He
16:10:00 RNAi Suppressors from Begomovirus: Biology, Mechanisms and Usages : Track 1-4 (I) Sunil Kumar Mukherjee
16:10:00 Genetics and Epigenetics of Asthma in Chinese Children : Track 1-1 Leung Ting Fan
16:10:00 Speech Opportunity: Track 1-6 (I)
16:10:00 Development of Disease (Bacterial Blight) Resistance in Indica Rice by Agrobacterium Mediated Transformation : Track 1-2 Harmid Rashid
16:10:00 Inhibition of Phosphodiesterase Gene Expression by RNAi in the Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Osteoblasts: Track 1-4 (II)  Minna , Pekkinen
16:10:00 Inhibition of Phosphodiesterase Gene Expression by RNAi in the Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Osteoblasts: Track 1-4 (II) 
16:10:00 Persistent Genes in Bacterial Genomes and Their Significance in Synthetic Biology: Track 1-7 Gang Fang
16:10:00 Application of New Proteomics Technologies to Drug Discovery : Track 1-3 Yingming Zhao
16:20:00 Searching for Disease Modifying Genes in Thalassemia: Track 1-5 (II) Suthat Fucharoen
16:30:00 Insulin Resistance, Salt-sensitive Hypertension and Inflammation: A Trio in Dahl Salt-sensitive Rats: Track 1-6 (I) Marlene Shehata
16:30:00 Mitochondri'omics': Mitochondrial Informatics in today's era of Omics: Track 1-7 Prashanth Suravajhala
16:30:00 Gene Therapy in the Management of Oral Diseases : Track 1-1 Balwant Rai
16:30:00 MicroRNA Involvement in Murine Mammary Gland Development: Track 1-4 (II) Chunmei Wang
16:30:00 MicroRNA Involvement in Murine Mammary Gland Development: Track 1-4 (II) Chunmei Wang
16:30:00 AAV in BAC: The time for large scale AAV vector manufacturing has come : Track 1-2 Haifeng Chen
16:30:00 Identification of Novel Modifier Genes of Sox10 Neurocristopathy by a Functional Genomic approach : Track 1-3 Ling Hou
16:30:00 Design of Chemically Modified siRNA Targeted Cancer-related Genes : Track 1-4 (I) Elena L. Chernolovskaya
16:45:00 Influence of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of RA System on Blood Pressure and Blood Levels of Trace Elements: Track 1-5 (II) Shahida Hasnain
16:50:00 Investigating the Genetics of Pre-eclampsia : Track 1-1 Simmi Kharb
16:50:00 Identification of Master Control Genes for Protection against Oxidative Stress or for Protection against a Broad-spectrum Viral Infection : Track 1-3
16:50:00 Role of the Reduced Folate Carrier (RFC) in Intestinal Folate Uptake: Track 1-4 (II) K. Balamurugan
16:50:00 A Foot in Both Camps: Applying Philosophy to Gene Chip Versus Traditional Assessments of Kidney Transplant Biopsies: Track 1-6 (I) Kim Solez
16:50:00 Global distribution of miRNA in Soybean : Track 1-4 (I) Lijuan Qiu
16:50:00 Structure Bioinformatics, TCM Databases, and Personalized Drug Design: Track 1-7 Dong-Qing Wei
16:55:00 Role of miRNAs in Airway Hyper-Responsiveness and Goblet Cell Hyperplasia Associated with Allergic Asthma : Track 1-4 (I) Preethi H. Gunaratne
17:10:00 A Fish Model for Testing siRNA Delivery and Side-effects : Track 1-4 (I) Brian Dall Schyth
17:10:00 Human Genome, MHC-gene, HLA complex involved in Immune responses : Track 1-1 Nitosh Kumar Brahma
17:10:00 TBD
17:10:00 Novel Thyroid Hormone Receptor Binding Sites and Target Genes Identified with ChIP-on-chip in Developing Mouse Cerebellum: Track 1-6 (I) Hongyan Dong
17:10:00 SNP based Microarray Approach to Detect Imbalanced Allelic Expression: Track 1-5 (II) Lei Li
17:10:00 Applications of Moving Reaction Boundary in Isoelectric Focusing and Free-flow Electrophoresis : Track 1-3 Ke-Xi Cao
17:10:00 Gentrepid: a Webserver for Computational Candidate Disease Gene Prediction: Track 1-7 Jason Y. Liu
17:30:00 GenCLiP: A Software Program for Clustering Gene Lists by Literature Profiling and Constructing Gene Co-occurrence Networks Related to Custom Keywords: Track 1-7 Zhong-Xi Huang
17:50:00 Announcements
18:00:00 End of the day
Saturday, December 6, 2008
07:50:00 Session Chair :Track 1-6 (II) Bimal K. , Ray
07:55:00 Track 1-6 (II): Gene Discovery Technologies
08:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 1-6 (II)
08:55:00 Track 2: Gene Technologies in New Drug Development and Medical Practice:Track 1-12
08:55:00 Session Chair :Track 1-6 (II)
08:55:00 Co-Chair :Track 1-12
08:55:00 Track 1-9: Statistical and Computational Genomics :Track 1-6 (II)
08:55:00 Track 1-12: Instrumentation for Genomic Analysis :Track 1-12
08:55:00 Session Chair :Track 1-12
08:55:00 Co-Chair :Track 1-12 Ravi Vinayak
08:55:00 Session Chair :Track 1-9
08:55:00 Co-Chair :Track 1-9
08:55:00 Co-Chair :Track 1-6 (II) Akinori Takaoka
08:55:00 Track 2-1: Gene Tech in Molecular Diagnostics, Prognostics and Personalized Medicine :Track 1-12
08:55:00 Session Chair :Track 1-12 Pavel Hamet
09:00:00 Session Introduction :Track 1-12
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 1-12
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 1-6 (II)
09:00:00 Track 1-8: Chromosomes / DNA Dynamics :Track 1-6 (II)
09:00:00 Track 1-10: Genetic Toxicology and ADME/T
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 1-9
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 1-10
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 1-6 (II)
09:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-6 (II)
09:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-6 (II)
09:05:00 Handling the Bottle Necks of New Generation Sequencing using Old Generation Methods:Track 1-12 Raja Mugasimangalam
09:05:00 TBD:Track 1-10
09:05:00 Personalized medicine in the treatment of autoimmunity:Track 1-12 Cor Verweij
09:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-9
09:25:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-6 (II)
09:25:00 Progress in Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis of Common Aneuploidies :Track 1-6 (II) Maj Hulten
09:25:00 Linkage Disequilibria Analysis of Multilocus Multiallelic Markers in Outcrossing Populations:Track 1-9 Arthur Berg
09:25:00 TBD Yu-Li Wang
09:25:00 Antigen/Biomarker Discovery Using High throughput Proteomics Tools :Track 1-12 Xiaowu Liang
09:30:00 Plasmon-Controlled Fluorescence: A New Paradigm in Fluorescence Spectroscopy:Track 1-12 Joseph R Lakowicz
09:45:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-10
09:45:00 Computing Genetic Imprinting of Haplotypes in Case-Control Studies:Track 1-9 Tian Liu
09:45:00 Will Total Genome Scans Help Us With Predictive Power in Personalized Medicine:Track 1-12 Pavel Hamet
09:45:00 TBD :Track 1-6 (II) Jacques S. , Beckmann
09:45:00 Gene Regulation and its Implications:Track 1-6 (II) Bimal K. , Ray
09:55:00 Title: TBD :Track 1-12 Ravi Vinayak
10:05:00 The Impact Next Generation Sequencing on Genetic Diagnosis and Documentation of Human Genetic Variation:Track 1-12 Graham Taylor
10:05:00 Coffee Break :Track 1-10
10:05:00 Statistical and Computational Pharamcogenomics: Computing Genes for Drug Response:Track 1-9 Rongling , Wu
10:05:00 The Role of Histone Demethylation in De Novo DNA Methylation and Gene Silencing:Track 1-6 (II) Yuehui He
10:05:00 Isolation of Heat Shock Protein gene from Gossypium Arboreum and Transformation in G. Hirsutm:Track 1-6 (II) Tayyab Husnain
10:20:00 Introduction :Track 1-11
10:20:00 Session Chair :Track 1-11 Sui Huang
10:20:00 New Cloning Technologies Gene Expression Profiling :Track 1-11
10:25:00 Coffee Break :Track 1-12
10:25:00 Coffee Break :Track 1-12
10:25:00 Multiway Real-time PCR Gene Expression Profiling in Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Reveals Altered Transcriptional Response of ADH-genes to Glucose Stimuli:Track 1-11 Mikael Kubista
10:25:00 Coffee Break :Track 1-6 (II)
10:25:00 Coffee Break :Track 1-6 (II)
10:40:00 GENETIC SCREENING FOR SPORADIC CANCERS AND OTHER DISEASES OF COMPLEX AETIOLOGY:Track 1-12 Varun Kesherwani
10:40:00 The identification of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C among street children in by PCR Tehran, Iran:Track 1-12 F. Fallah
10:40:00 Finding Genes for Complex Human Traits :Track 1-6 (II) Yurii , Aulchenko
10:40:00 How to Estimate Tens of Thousands of Parameters in an Epistatic Genetic Model:Track 1-9 Yuan-Ming Zhang
10:40:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-12
10:40:00 Gene Regulation and Chromatin Dynamics by Chemical and Natural Products:Track 1-6 (II) Guy Haegeman
10:45:00 High order nuclear structure and gene expression in cancer cells :Track 1-11 Sui Huang
11:00:00 T-DNA based Insertional Mutagenesis for Gene and Promoter Discovery in Arabidopsis :Track 1-6 (II) Ramamurthy Srinivasan
11:00:00 A New Way for Analysing Nucleotide Sequences:Track 1-9 Thomas Wilhelm
11:00:00 Title: TBD :Track 1-6 (II) Juraj Gregan
11:05:00 Title: TBD :Track 1-11 Imre Berger
11:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-12
11:20:00 A Novel Multiplex qPCR Assay for the Early Prediction of Sepsis in Critical Ill Patients Suffering from Shock and Organ Dysfunction:Track 1-12 Stefan Russwurm
11:20:00 DNA Sensing Mechanism for the Activation of Innate Immune Responses:Track 1-6 (II) Akinori Takaoka
11:20:00 FMR1 gene as a model for neurodevelopmental and neuro degeneration diseases:Track 1-6 (II) Sébastien Jacquemont
11:20:00 Gene-Gene Interaction Analysis for the Genome-wide Association Studies :Track 1-9 Taesung Park
11:25:00 High-throughput Gene Expression Profiling of Single Cells :Track 1-11 Honghua Li
11:30:00 Discussion :Track 1-12
11:40:00 Discussion:Track 1-6 (II)
11:40:00 An Efficient Strategy for Solving Remote Homologue Modeling and Alignment:Track 1-9 Huisheng Fang
11:40:00 Discussion:Track 1-6 (II)
11:45:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 1-11
12:00:00 Discussion :Track 1-9
12:00:00 Session Chair :Track 1-10 James Jianguo Li
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 1-12 Michael N. Liebman
13:00:00 Track 2-2: Validation of Functional Gene Target and Biomarker
13:00:00 Track 2-7: Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disorders :Track 2-7
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-4 (I) D Kirn
13:00:00 Track 2-4 (I): Gene Therapy for Cancers (I)
13:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 1-12 Ian G Macreadie
13:00:00 Track 2-3: Gene Based Drug Discovery From Lead to Drug Candidates :Track 2-3 Hui Ge
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-8
13:00:00 Track 2-8: Gene Therapy for Metabolic Diseases
13:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-4 (II)
13:00:00 Track 2-6: Gene Therapy for CNS Disorders :Track 2-5
13:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-3
13:00:00 Track 2-4 (II): Gene Therapy for Cancers (II)
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-5 Kenneth Lundstrom
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-4 (II)
13:00:00 Session Chair Hui Ge
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-5
13:00:00 Track 2-5: Gene Therapy for Infectious Diseases
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-7 Aravinda Nanjundappa
13:05:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-8 Zhen Y. Jiang
13:05:00 Call for Co-Chair :Track 2-5
13:05:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-4 (I) Cheng Qian
13:05:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-7
13:10:00 Co-Chair
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 2-4 (II)
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 2-8
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 2-5
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 2-3
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 2-7
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 1-12
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 2-5
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 2-4 (I)
13:35:00 Gene Therapy for HIV: Progress and Relationship to Anti-retroviral Therapy :Track 2-5 Geoff Symonds
13:35:00 Keynote Speech: Potential Speaker's Profile
13:35:00 Armed Oncolytic Poxivurses for Cancer; a Novel Multi-mechanistic Product Class :Track 2-4 (I) D Kirn
13:35:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-7
13:35:00 The Development of Broad Spectrum Antiviral Drugs: A New Strategy :Track 2-3 Eleanor N Fish
13:35:00 A Phase I Gene Therapy Study of FP253/Fludarabine for Prostate Cancer (FP253-GDEPT):Track 2-2 Andrew M Bray
13:35:00 Radiosensitization By Antisense Anti-MDM2 Mixed-Backbone Oligonucleotide in In Vitro and In Vivo Human Cancer Models :Track 2-4 (II) James A. Bonner
13:35:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-5
13:55:00 History Synthetic Biology Witnessing Synthetic Biology From its Beginnings ? :Track 2-4 (I) Waclaw Szybalski
13:55:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-3
13:55:00 Targeting Nrf2 Pathway against Cardiovascular Disease :Track 2-7
13:55:00 Hypersensitive Estrogen Receptor in Premalignant Breast :Track 2-2 Suzanne AW Fuqua
13:55:00 Genotype-Dependency of Risk of Radiation Exposure – Is Mammography Truly Beneficial for Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer :Track 2-4 (II) Ranajit Chakraborty
14:00:00 Recent Positive Selection Enriched in Regions near Brain-related Genes in Human :Track 2-5 Haipeng Li
14:00:00 Analyzing Insulin Signaling Networks and Metabolic Functions Using Quantitative Proteomics Approach :Track 2-8 Zhen Y. Jiang
14:00:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-5 Artem Cherkasov
14:15:00 Function of Cellular Topoisomerases (I, IIα and IIβ) During Replication of Adenovirus – Implications in cancer therapy :Track 2-4 (I) Fernando Ferreira
14:15:00 Developing a Portfolio of Novel Drugs in Cancer & Pain with Proven Disruptive Drug Design Product Engine :Track 2-3 Jay Wu
14:15:00 Antimetastatic Activity of RNase A and DNase I :Track 2-4 (II) Marina A. Zenkova
14:15:00 Gene therapy for Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease.:Track 2-7 Aravinda Nanjundappa
14:15:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-2
14:25:00 Oral Delivery of Glucan Encapsulated siRNA to Macrophages Targeting Map4K4 Attenuates Systemic Inflammation :Track 2-8 Myriam Aouadi
14:25:00 Alphavirus-based Gene Therap :Track 2-5
14:25:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-5 CC Khor
14:35:00 Genomic and Clinicopathological Events in Hereditary Breast Cancer Focusing on Therapeutical Aspects :Track 2-4 (II) Sigurdur , Ingvarsson
14:35:00 The Prospect of Biologics.:Track 2-3 Hui Ge
14:35:00 Site-specific Gene Delivery into Cardiovascular System:Track 2-7 Chunxian Song
14:35:00 Small Molecule Inhibitors Targeting Mutation Driven Cancers :Track 2-4 (I) Jeannie Hou
14:35:00 The Use of Yeast to Develop Chemo Protectives of The Human Brain :Track 2-2 Ian G Macreadie
14:50:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-5 Huanliang Liu
14:50:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-5 Rupshi Mitra
14:50:00 Developmental Origin of Adipose Tissue: Novel Role of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Adipogenesis and Energy Metabolism :Track 2-8 Yu-Hua Tseng
14:55:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-2
14:55:00 Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Cancers :Track 2-4 (II) Win-Ping Deng
14:55:00 New Biomarkers of Neovascularization in Development of Haemorrhagic Unstable plaques: What are the Possibilities for Novel Nanotechnological Angiogenic Therapies? :Track 2-7 Mark A. Slevin
14:55:00 Biopharmaceuticals in Plants; Toward the Next Century of Medicine:Track 2-3 K. L., Hefferon
14:55:00 Targeted Gene Therapy in Small Cell Lung Cancer :Track 2-4 (I) H S Poulsen
15:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-5
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-4 (I)
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-7
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-4 (II)
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-5
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-3
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-5
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-8
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-2
15:30:00 The Epithelial Sodium Channel -α Subunit Splice Variant b (α ENaC b): Impact on Drug Discovery and Development :Track 2-7
15:30:00 Pharmacogenetics in Gastrointestinal Cancers:Track 2-3
15:30:00 Genetic Mechanism with Huntington Disease Patients :Track 2-5 Gettig Elizabeth
15:30:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-5
15:30:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-8
15:30:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-2
15:30:00 Genetic Mechanism with Huntington Disease Patients:Track 2-5 Gettig Elizabeth
15:30:00 Mechanisms that Explain the Lower Incidence of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women Treated with Conjugated Equine Estrogens. Role of Estrogen Receptor Alpha and Beta :Track 2-4 (II) Bhagu Bhavnani
15:30:00 The Genes Implicated to The Initiation and Progression of Brain Tumours :Track 2-4 (I) Vadim M. Kavsan
15:50:00 HGF Gene Therapy as Vascular Regeneration Stimulating Drug :Track 2-7 Ryuichi Morishita
15:50:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-3 Yuan-Hua Ding
15:50:00 SiRNA Therapy of Scar Formation in Spinal Cord Traumatic Injury:Track 2-5 Alain M. Privat
15:50:00 Cell Nanomechanics as a Marker for Cancer :Track 2-2 Jianyu Rao
15:50:00 Challenges and Opportunities in Gene Therapy of Cancers :Track 2-4 (I) Cheng Qian
15:50:00 Dendritic Cells Infected with Sendai Virus Vector, a Powerful Stimulator for Cancer Immunities :Track 2-4 (II) Yasuji Ueda
15:55:00 An Important Diabetes Susceptibility Gene, Namely TCF 7L 2 :Track 2-8 Tianru Jin
16:10:00 Molecular Characterisation of Prostate Cancer Biomarkers :Track 2-2 Claire Hastie
16:10:00 New Gene Causing Familial Pituitary Adenomas, called AIP :Track 2-4 (II) Márta Korbonits
16:10:00 Construction of a high efficiency retroviral vector for gene therapy of Hunter's syndrome :Track 2-7  Sunyoung Kim
16:10:00 "BioKnife" as a New Class of Genetically Engineered Anticancer Drug Based on Fusion Activity of Recombinant Sendai Virus :Track 2-4 (I) Hiroaki Kinoh
16:10:00 A Platform for Novel Drug Discovery: Identification of an Unique Estrogen Antagonist Effective Against Tamoxifen-resistant Breast Cancer :Track 2-3 Steven K. Nordeen
16:10:00 A Platform for Novel Drug Discovery: Identification of an Unique Estrogen Antagonist Effective Against Tamoxifen-resistant Breast Cancer :Track 2-3 Steven K. Nordeen
16:10:00 New Gene Causing Familial Pituitary Adenomas, called AIP:Track 2-4 (II) Márta Korbonits
16:10:00 Adenoviral and Adeno-Associated Viral Vector-Mediated Gene Transfer for the Treatment of Ocular Neovascularization :Track 2-5 Keisuke , Mori
16:20:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-5 Viroj Wiwanitkit
16:20:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-8
16:30:00 Role of Stress in DNA Damage and Progression of Cancer :Track 2-4 (II) Naheed , Banu
16:30:00 Gene Expression studies in Cervical Cancer :Track 2-4 (I) Thangarajan , Rajkumar
16:30:00 Discussion :Track 2-7
16:30:00 Title: TBD:Track 2-2 Dihua Yu
16:30:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-5
16:30:00 Discussion:Track 2-3
16:45:00 Discussion :Track 2-5
16:45:00 Discussion :Track 2-8
16:50:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-4 (I)
16:50:00 Targeted Gene Delivery In Vivo for Cancer :Track 2-4 (II) Frederick L. Hall
17:00:00 End of the day
Sunday, December 7, 2008
08:00:00 Track 2-11: Gene Therapy for Other Major Diseases
08:00:00 Track 2-9: Gene Therapy for Inflammation Diseases
08:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-10
08:00:00 Session Chair :Track 2-12 Lawrence Sherman
08:00:00 Track 2-10: Gene Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases:Track 2-10
08:05:00 Session Chair :Track 2-9
08:05:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-10
08:05:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-12 Michael Herr
08:20:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-9
08:30:00 Track 3-3: Detection and Biodegradation of Highly Toxic Biological Products and Microbes
08:30:00 Session Chair : Track 3-3
08:40:00 Session Chair
08:50:00 Track 3-1: Bioremediation of Industrial and City Waste with Genetic Engineering Strains: Track 3-1
08:55:00 Track 3: Environmental Gene Technology
08:55:00 Track 2-12: Genetic Screening and Gene Therapy Management in Clinical Practice
08:55:00 Session Chair :Track 2-10
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 2-9
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 2-12
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 2-10
09:00:00 Introduction :Track 2-10
09:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 2-10 Rajni , Rani
09:00:00 Introduction :: Track 3-1
09:00:00 Introduction : Track 3-3
09:05:00 Meeting the Genomic Educational Needs of Clinicians Through Continuing Medical Education:Track 2-12 Lawrence Sherman
09:05:00 Keynote Speech: :Track 2-9
09:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-10
09:05:00 Fetal Gene Therapy: Current Status and Future Perspective :Track 2-11 Daniel Surbek
09:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 3-1
09:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 3-3
09:25:00 Approaches to the treatment of hearing and vision disorders:Track 2-12 William J. Kimberling
09:25:00 Title: TBD : Track 3-3 Peter A. Altman
09:25:00 Title: TBD : Track 3-1 Olga Barrat
09:25:00 Title: TBD :Track 2-10 Andras Perl
09:30:00 New Non-viral Methods of Gene Transfer Targeted to Hepatocytes:Track 2-11 Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury
09:30:00 Biological Comparison of Human Anti-AMA1 IgGs :Track 2-9 Kazutoyo Miura
09:45:00 Systemic Sclerosis: from Bench to Bedside. Insights into Treatment :Track 2-10 Lazaros I Sakkas
09:45:00 Development of Lentiviral Vectors for Studying on Gene Function, Gene Discovery and Gene Therapy :Track 2-12 Zhennan , Lai
09:45:00 Title: TBD : Track 3-1 Harinder Singh
09:45:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 3-3
09:55:00 Up date of Genetic studies of Allergies and Asthma:Track 2-11 Malcolm Blumenthal
09:55:00 Anti-Inflammatory Senescence Actives 5203-L Molecule to Promote Healthy Aging and Prolongation of Lifespan :Track 2-9 Patrizia d'Alessio
10:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 3-1
10:05:00 Putative Neuroligin 4 Mutations Occur in 3-4% of Clinical Samples from U.S. Caucasian Patients with Asperger Syndrome and Autism:Track 2-12 Juan-Sebastian Saldivar
10:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 3-3
10:05:00 Gene Copy Number Variations in Human Lupus :Track 2-10 Yu Chack-Yung
10:20:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-9
10:20:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-11
10:25:00 Coffee Break : Track 2-10
10:25:00 Coffee Break : Track 3-1
10:25:00 Coffee Break : Track 3-3
10:25:00 Coffee Break :Track 2-12
10:35:00 Track 3-2: Gene Technologies for Development of Green Clean Products: Track 3-2
10:40:00 Immunogenetic Basis of Auto-immune Responses in Type 1 Diabetes in North Indian patients: Track 2-10 Rajni , Rani
10:40:00 BREAST CANCER: ABREAST WITH TECHNOLOGY :Track 2-12 Shikha Tarang
10:40:00 Systematic Resequencing of the Coding Exons of the X Chromosome in X-linked Mental Retardation:Track 2-11 Jozef , Gecz
10:40:00 Speech Opportunity Available
10:40:00 Introduction : Track 3-2
10:40:00 Session Chair : Track 3-2
10:45:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 3-2
11:00:00 Funding from the Laboratory to Pre-clinical validation and then Clinical validation :Track 2-12 Michael Herr
11:00:00 Gene Therapy for Allergic Diseases :Track 2-10 Bor-Luen Chiang
11:05:00 Title: TBD: Track 3-2 Calvin B Harley
11:05:00 Interaction of XRCC1, CCND1 and GSTM1 Gene Polymorphisms with Tobacco Exposure in Modification of the Risk of Oral Leukoplakia :Track 2-9 Binod , Kumar Yadav
11:05:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-11
11:20:00 Mannose Binding Lectin and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus:Track 2-10 Mo-Yin Mok
11:20:00 Genetics of Metabolic Bone Disorders: from Predisposition Genes to Targeted Personalized Medicine:Track 2-12 Luigi Gennari
11:25:00 Title: TBD: Track 3-2 Eviatar Nevo
11:30:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-11
11:30:00 Discussion :Track 2-9
11:40:00 Discussion :Track 2-10
11:40:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 2-12
11:45:00 Title: TBD : Track 3-2 Linda Scobie
13:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 4-3 Roberto Tuberosa
13:00:00 Track 5-1: Gene Technology for High Yields Renewable Energy Plants : Track 5-1
13:00:00 Co-Chair
13:00:00 Track 4-4: Gene Tech in Food Processing and Food Safety Testing
13:00:00 Session Chair Om P. Rajora
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 4-3
13:00:00 Session Chair : Track 4-2 Sigurdur , Ingvarsson
13:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 4-1 (II)
13:00:00 Session Chair
13:00:00 Track 4-1 (II): Transgenic Plants and Animal Bioreactors
13:00:00 Track 5: Gene Technology for Sustainable Energy
13:00:00 Session Chair
13:00:00 Track 4-3: Forest Tree Genes and Genomics
13:00:00 Track 4-2: Gene Engineering on Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 4-1 (II) K. L., Hefferon
13:00:00 Session Chair : Track 5-1
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 4-4
13:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 4-2
13:00:00 Session Chair :Track 4-2 Guihua Lu
13:00:00 Track 5-1: Gene Technology for High Yields Renewable Energy Plants
13:00:00 Co-Chair :Track 4-1 (I)
13:00:00 Track 4: Agricultural, Forest Tree, Marine & Food Gene Technology
13:05:00 Track 4-1 (I): Transgenic Plants and Animal Bioreactors
13:05:00 Co-Chair : Track 5-1
13:10:00 Session Chair : Track 4-1 (I) Hany A. El-Shemy
13:10:00 Co-Chair
13:15:00 Co-Chair Peng Zhang
13:25:00 Introduction :Track 4-1 (II)
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 4-1 (II)
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 4-2
13:30:00 Introduction :Track 4-1 (I)
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 4-2
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 5-1
13:30:00 Session Introduction :Track 4-3
13:30:00 Introduction : Track 4-4
13:35:00 Sustainable Energy Future – Emerging Opportunities in Conventional Engineering Systems and Genetic Manipulation : Track 5-1 Anil Kane
13:35:00 Biopharmaceuticals in plants; toward the next century of medicine :Track 4-1 (II) K. L., Hefferon
13:35:00 Title: TBD :Track 4-1 (I) Hamish Gordon Spencer
13:35:00 Bioengineered Crops as Tools for International Development: Opportunities and Strategic Considerations : Track 4-4 PETER GREGORY
13:35:00 Title: TBD :Track 4-2 Guihua Lu
13:35:00 Plants for the Future :Track 4-3 Roberto Tuberosa
13:55:00 Title: TBD : Track 4-4 Jing X. Kang
13:55:00 Enzymatic Engineering of Porcine Biomedical Models :Track 4-2 Scott C. Fahrenkrug
13:55:00 We Are What We Eat - Truths and Fallacies of Bioengineered Foods :Track 4-1 (I) C.S. Prakash
14:00:00 Transgenic Plants for Molecular Farming :Track 4-1 (II) Gupta Mahesh
14:00:00 Genomics and Gene Technologies for Understanding and Improving Growth, Health and Adaptation to Climate Change in Forest Trees:Track 4-3 Om P. Rajora
14:00:00 Transgenic Plants for Molecular Farming :Track 4-1 (II) Gupta Mahesh
14:00:00 Molecular Breeding of Large Biomass Crops Such as Arundo Donax for Biomass Production and Remediation : Track 5-1 Laszlo Marton
14:15:00 Transgenic Plants for Molecular Farming :Track 4-1 (I) S. Mahesh
14:15:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 4-4
14:15:00 Title: TBD :Track 4-2 Hamish Gordon Spencer
14:25:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 4-1 (II)
14:25:00 Title: TBD :Track 4-3 Stacey Lee Thompson
14:35:00 Title: TBD :Track 4-1 (I) Gary Comstock
14:35:00 Gene-based Mobile and Digital Diagnostic Tools: High Lights from a Danish Project on Bird Flue : Track 4-4 Jeffrey Hoorfar
14:35:00 Title: TBD :Track 4-2 Roberto Tuberosa
14:35:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 5-1
14:45:00 Feedstock and Enzyme Improvement for Bioenergy : Track 5-1 Joshua S. Yuan
14:50:00 Genetical Genomics of Spruce Kermit Ritland
14:50:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 4-1 (II)
14:55:00 The Role of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) in Transgenic Plants to Reduce the Epigenetic Phenomena:Track 4-1 (I) Hany A. El-Shemy
14:55:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 4-2
14:55:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 4-4
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 5-1
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 4-1 (I)
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 4-1 (II)
15:15:00 Coffee Break :Track 4-2
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 4-3
15:15:00 Coffee Break : Track 4-4
15:30:00 Isolation of Heat Shock Protein gene from Gossypium Arboreum and Transformation in G. hirsutm:Track 4-1 (II) Tayyab Husnain
15:30:00 Evaluation of yanyanku process and its aptitude to ferment African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) to produce sonru, a food condiment consumed in Benin :Track 4-2 Ir. Paulin AZOKPOTA
15:30:00 Cassava Genetic Improvement for Food Security and Bioenergy Development Peng Zhang
15:30:00 Nutraceuticals from Underutilized Fruits and Vegetables and Development of Functional Food : Track 4-4 S. M. Aradhya
15:30:00 Molecular Markers in Tree Genetic Resource Evaluation : Track 4-3 K. Gurumurthi
15:30:00 Crop Genome Modifications for Affordable Cellulosic Biofuels : Track 5-1 Mariam B. Sticklen
15:50:00 Title: TBD:Track 4-1 (I) Sharan Angadi
15:50:00 Standardization for Food Biotechnology - Are GM Foods OK : Track 4-4 Madhulika , Prakash
15:50:00 Antiviral Cell-mediated Immune Responses after DNA Vaccination in Rainbow Trout :Track 4-2 Uwe Fischer
15:55:00 Wide Hybridization in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) :Track 4-1 (II) J.S. Sandhu
15:55:00 Speech Opportunity Available
15:55:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 4-3
16:10:00 Economics of Protein Malnutrition - Indian perspective : Track 4-4 R. P. Sharma
16:10:00 Bacteriophage-host Interactions and the Potential of Phage Therapy to Control Bacterial Infections in Aquaculture:Track 4-2 Mathias Middelboe
16:10:00 Genetic diversity of rice leaf blight bacterial strains ( Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) in Nothern of Vietnam. :Track 4-1 (I) Phan Huu Ton
16:20:00 Speech Opportunity Available : Track 4-3
16:20:00 Speech Opportunity Available
16:20:00 Genetic Engineereing of Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharides Gursharn S. Randhawa
16:30:00 Development of a new thermo-sensitive genic male sterility line with bacterial blight resistance by molecular marker-assisted selection:Track 4-1 (I) Vu Thi Thu Hien
16:30:00 Flavobacterium columnare: epidemiology and fish immune responses:Track 4-2 Pin Nie
16:30:00 Discussion : Track 4-4
16:45:00 Title: TBD :Track 4-1 (II) Maurice S. B. , Ku
16:45:00 Discussion : Track 4-3
16:50:00 Speech Opportunity Available :Track 4-1 (I)
4th Annual Pharma R&D Asia Congress
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