Presentation Title: Anoctamins, a common protein family with unusual properties and broad biological relevance
Research Institute for Emergency Medicine and Health (UG), Germany
Research and Expertise: Respiration physiology, carotid body physiology, molecular biology of oxygen dependent gene expression and ion channel conductivity, oxygen- and ion-sensitive microelectrodes, high resolution imaging by 1 photon multifocal and 2 photon confocal microscopy, analysis of intracellular protein interaction, ion and O2 radical kinetics by FRET, three dimensional tissue culture of tumour cells and embryonic stem cells, acupuncture treatment of chronic pain and burn out patients. He has published more than 160 papers in peer review journals.
Presentation Title: Acupuncture-Brain Interaction in Health and Disease
(To be confirmed)
Presentation Title: Targeting Selectively Heme Oxygenase-1 as a Novel Anticancer Strategy
Principal Investigator, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
He finished his Ph.D. in antibody engineering at the University of Leicester, UK. After a one-year post-doctor training in 1996, he had been research scientist, department head or director for several companies, including Immunocore/Medigen/Avidex, Biovation/Meck KgA and ADAS UK. As a winner of “The Recruitment Program of Global Experts”(or Thousand Talent Program) in 2011, he has jointed Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), and State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Medical University, and been currently holding positions of Principal Investigator, Director of Joint Laboratories of GIBH-XiangXue Pharmaceutical co. ltd.
Presentation title: TBA.
Prof. João Lúcio
Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, GC University, Lahore
Presentation Title: CenC, a Multidomain Thermostable GH9 Processive Endoglucanase from Clostridium thermocellum: Cloning, Characterization and Saccharification studies
Senior Scientist, Group Leader, Institute of cell Biology, National academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Presentation Title: Proinflammatory Control of Skeletogenic Signaling Pathways
(To be confirmed)
Presentation Title: Towards the Plasmonic Nanopore on Au-C binary mixture membrane for Next Generation Nanobio Sensor
(To be confirmed)
Vice-Director and professor of Center of Biological Sciences and Health, at Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCar.
Has experience in Applied and Molecular Microbiology, focusing on Molecular Plant Microbes Interaction; acting on the following subjects: a) Role of Microorganisms in Crop Protection: Plant Growth Promotion and Biological Control; b) Biological Control of Insect-Pest and Diseases by Microorganisms; c) Endophytic Microorganisms: A Biotechnological Potential in Agrobiology System and d) Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR).
Brief Introduction of Prof. Paul Teixeira Lacava
My research was selected various times for an issue of the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (published by the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics) which publishes articles from participating publishers, covering a focused area of frontier research.
Duke University, U.S.A.
Research Experience: Physics and applied mathematics; Biological physics; Bio-demography; Health sciences and aging; Genetics and genomics
He has published more than 120 papers in peer-review journals. Also, he has made about 140 presentations in international conferences.
Presentation Title: Genome-wide meta-analysis leveraging genetic heterogeneity identified abundant associations with multiple age-related phenotypes
University of Allahabad, India
Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Tropical Disease Research, Biochemical Toxicology
He has about 137 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is the member of editorial board from many journals, and also was the guest editor of some famous international journals.
Presentation Title: On the error-prone cDNA synthesis by HIV-1RT and its mutants
Islamic Azad University, Iran
Research Interests: Cancer gene therapy, Gene expression; Cell behavior study in tissue engineering.
Presentation Title: Inhibition of proliferation and apoptosis induction in colorectal cancer by nanotechnology
University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Research Interests: Bioactivities of Natural products Phytochemistry Nutritional Biochemistry; Toxicology, cytotoxicite, antioxydant, anticancer, oxidative stress and diseases
Presentation Title: Cardioprotective effect of two cameroonian spices against doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity on H9C2 Cells
Previous Speakers: ICBB2016 Bangkok, Thailand (Total 28 Speakers)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan
He received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, Japan. Subsequently he was trained as a post-doctoral fellow in MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, where he started to work on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans with an interest in its nervous system. He then moved to The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA, where he started to study molecular mechanisms underlying activation of cell-surface receptors. At OIST, Ichiro Maruyama continues to work on learning, memory and decision-making in C. elegans as well as on molecular mechanisms of transmembrane signaling mediated by cell-surface receptors.
Presentation Title: Activation of type-1 transmembrane receptors via a common mechanism? The “rotation model”
Dr. Shlomo Yitzchaik
Institute of Chemistry and The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center, Israel
Surface chemistry of molecular layers (self-assembled monolayers and multilayers) on solid surfaces and nanometric objects including porous silicon, carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. Macromolecules design and synthesis as light and current responsive materials. Biosensors interfacing cells, proteins and small molecules.
Presentation title: Biomedical Interfaces Containing Self-Assembled Peptide Monolayers
Prof. Se-Kwon Kim
Director of Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea
Research fields: investigation and development of bioactive substances derived from marine organisms and their application in oriental medicine, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals via marine bioprocessing and mass- production technologies.
He was the editor in chief of the Korean Journal of Life Sciences (1995-1997), the Korean Journal of Fisheries Science and Technology (2006-2007), and the Korean Journal of Marine Bioscience and Biotechnology (2006-present). His research has been credited with the best paper award from the American Oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS) and the Korean Society of Fisheries Science and Technology in 2002. He has also conducted research on the development of bioactive materials from marine organisms for applications in oriental medicine, cosmeceuticals, and nutraceuticals. To date, he has authored over 600 research papers and holds 152 patents. In addition, he has written or edited more than 60 books.
Presentation title: Research and application of bioactive substances form marine resources
Dr. Jamal Ouazzani
Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, France
Dr. Jamal Ouazzani completed his PhD in applied microbiology in 1988 from Paris XI University, France and obtained a permanent research position at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in 1989. Since 2002, he has acted as Research Director at the CNRS Institut de Chimie Des Substances Naturelles (ICSN) and has headed the ICSN Pilot Unit. He has engaged in diverse consulting activities since 1996, for environmental, cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies and is a leading expert in the field of bioremediation. He has published more than 59 publications in peer-reviewed journals, has obtained eleven patents and has benefited from European Commission grants in the context of four collaborative projects, including coordinating the project TASCMAR.
Presentation title: TASCMAR –Tools And Strategies to access original bioactive compounds from Cultivation of MARine invertebrates and associated symbionts
Microbiology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Georgia College and State University, USA
Environmental microbiology; microbial community structure; source and fate of antibiotic resistance and virulence genes in watersheds; microbiology of clays.
Presentation title: Impact of coastal activities on the occurrence, distribution, and ecology of pathogenic and antibiotic resistant bacteria in tidal creeks and estuaries
Dr. Jayachandran Venkatesan
Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea
Investigation and development of materials from fish processing wastes and other marine sources.
He is currently doing a research on biomaterials (Chitosan, Hydroxyapatite and carbon nanotube) with stem cell interaction for bone tissue engineering application. To date, he has published 100 research papers including book chapter and holds 4 patents.
Presentation Title: Marine nano-biomaterials: Preparations and applications
Prof. Dr. Tom Desmet
Unit for Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium
Tom Desmet has obtained more than 3 M€ in project funding over the past five years and currently is the overall coordinator of the EC/FP7-project ‘Sucrose synthase as cost-effective mediator of glycosylation (SuSy)’. He is supervising 8 doctoral students and 3 postdocs, and teaches the course ‘Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology’ at the universities of both Ghent an Antwerp.
Presentation Title: Enzyme engineering for the conversion of sucrose into products with high added value
Prof. Samir Jaoua
Department of Biol. & Environ. Sc., College of Arts & Sciences, Qatar University, Qatar
Molecular and Environmental Biotechnology, Gene bank and Culture collection, Gene cloning, Production of metabolites, Fungal Mycotoxins
Presentation Title: Biochemical and Molecular determination of fungal population and aflatoxin contamination in the marketed spices
Prof. Thomas T. Chen
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, USA
Center of Excellence for the Oceans, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
(1) structure, evolution and regulation of growth hormone and growth factor genes in finfish and shellfish; (2) molecular actions of growth hormone and growth factor; (3) expression of foreign growth hormone or anti-microbial peptide gene in transgenic fish; (4) anti-tumor activities of the E-peptides of pro-IGF-I; and (5) molecular toxicology: development of molecular biological probes for assessing stress in fish caused by environmental xenobiotic or other pollutants at sub-lethal levels.
Presentation title:Production of Disease Resistant Fish by Transgenesis and its Application in Aquaculture
ARC Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Australia
Bacterial flagellar motor, structural biology, Helicobacter pylori, crystallography, biocatalysis, chemotaxis, antibiotic resistance, molecular basis of disease
Presentation title: Bacterial Chemoreceptors and Their Applications
Department of Biology, University of Minho, Portugal
Research Interests: the interface of nanostructured systems and cells and tissues, in order to optimize the biological and/or therapeutic effect.
Presentation title: Tuneable lipid nanocarriers for efficient siRNA delivery
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
He is presently the President of Acoustical Society of India and Vice President of Ultrasonic Society of India. He has been the Secretary of IEEE India Council, Chair of IEEE-EMBS/IMS-Delhi Chapter and the Chairman of IEEE-Delhi Section, Dr Singh has been a visiting Professor recently for three years at Korea University; and for short-term at Pusan National University, South Korea. Presently, he has been a Distinguished Professor at NPL, New Delhi, India, and Thapar University.
Research fields: Nano-cancer-technology, electronics and communication, sensors and transducers, biomedical instrumentation, Nano-electronics, WSN and ubiquitous
Institute of Anatomy and Vascular Biology, Germany
Formation and Properties of Epithelial and Endothelial Barriers, Regulation of Vascular Permeability and Leukocyte Extravasation, Pathogens Attacking Endothelial and Epithelial Barriers
Presentation Title: Investigations of fluid shear stress effects on vascular endothelium using an advance experimental set up
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Deputy director of Peter Osypka Institute for Pacing and Ablation
Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Programming; Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation; Didactic in-vitro simulations in electrotherapy of the heart.
Presentation title: Training System for Cardiac Remote Patient Monitoring
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI), Egypt
Viral , Bacterial diseases and Cancer, Genomic studies and gene discovery, therapeutic proteins, Vaccine Development, infectious diseases.
Presentation Title: Protective potential of SmFim protein expressed in Pichia pastoris as vaccine against Egyptian Schistosoma mansoni infection
Dr. Yanmin Hu
Institute for Infection and immunity, St George’s University of London, UK
Dr Yanmin Hu has completed her PhD from St George’s Medical School, University of London. Dr Hu is currently a senior research fellow in the Institute of Infection and Immunity, St George’s University of London and the director of reaserch in Helperby Theropuetics UK, a Biotech company. Dr Hu is an international expert in her field with >20 years’ experience working with tuberculosis, other infectious disease and antibiotic discovery. Dr Hu has spearheaded a world-leading research group in developing novel methods of combating antibiotic resistance to a number of common resistant bacteria, such as MRSA and NDM-1 Gram-negative bacteria. She has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has many patented inventions.
Presentation title: Antibiotic enhancement – a way to overcome antibiotic resistance
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
He focuses on structural and functional studies on proteins especially membrane proteins using solution NMR spectroscopy and other biophysical methods, with a special interest in developing inhibitors against viral proteins. We explore the structure, dynamics and ligand interactions of proteins that are receptors, enzymes.
Presentation Title: Strucutral studies of flavivirus protease and its insight into designing potent protease inhibitors
Previous Speakers: ICBB2015 Singapore (Total 18 Speakers)
Dr. Daniel E. Morse
Ph. D, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, University of California, USA
Research fields: Biotechnology, Bimolecular Science & Engineering
40 keynote addresses in past 15 years at International Symposia Bio-Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Biomaterials, Materials, Chemistry, Energy, Bio photonics and other applications.
Prof. Dr. Yoshikazu Ohya
Full Professor, Department of Integrated Biosciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
Research Fields: Application of single-cell phonemics in Biotechnology, Morphological phenotypic robustness analysis of Sake yeast producing Daiginjo-shu, Monitoring dynamic changes in brewing yeast cells by yeast morphological data
He developed an image-processing program, Cal Morph (Ohya et al., 2005) to specifically analyze yeast cell morphology in a high-dimensional manner. Recently applied this cutting-edge technique to Biotechnology such as to reveal intracellular target of fermenting inhibitor, vanillin (Iwaki et al., 2013), to monitor dynamic changes in brewing yeast cells in culture (Ohnuki et al, 2014), and to perform robustness analysis of Sake yeast producing Daiginjo-shu (Tamura et al., 2015). Also expanded the analysis on natural yeast strains (Nogami et al., 2007; Yvert et al., 2013), by obtaining morphological data of Sake yeast strains. Together with their DNA sequencing data, he performed QTL analysis and obtained important information for Sake yeast breeding.
Dr. Thomas Maskow
Group leader at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig
Research fields: Systems biology, Ecological Microbiology, Ecological Thermodynamics, Biocalorimetry, Impedance Spectroscopy, Bioprocess Control, Chip calorimetry, Photo Biotech, Bioelectrotechnology
Organized “Thermodynamics in Ecology and Systems Biology” workshop at the 6th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS), 07–11 June 2015, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Member of “XVIII International Society of Biocalorimetry Conference” scientific committee, 01-04 June 2014, Lund, Sweden. Member of “3rd Central and Eastern European Conference on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry” honorary committee 25–28 August 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Prof. Dr. Hong-Xi Xu
Research fields: Pharmacological mechanism of antivirus and resistant bacteria in Chinese medicine, pharmacological activemechanism of anti tumor in Chinese medicine
He is a leading Chinese medicine researcher, with an experience of leading 25 science projects, has been an invited reviewer for over 10 international journals.
Professor Hong-Xi Xu has studied and worked abroad for more than 20 years. He has been actively involved in Chinese medicine research in various institutions in Japan, Singapore, Canada and Hong Kong. He has been appointed as a full-time professor of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2011 and is currently the Dean of the School of Pharmacy. In recognition of his distinguished achievements, Professor Xu was selected in the sixth batch of the Thousand Talents Program (The Recruitment Program of Global Experts), and serve as a “Specially-Appointed Professor of Shanghai”. Prof. Xu has published more than 200 SCI papers, and obtained one PCT patent and six US patents. He has delivered invited and keynote speeches in various countries and regions, including the United States, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Austria, Canada, India, Brazil, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
He is also currently the Associate Editor of "Chinese Medicine" and the Editorial Board Member of more than 10 scientific journals.
His current research interest is focused on drug discovery from natural resources, as well as the development of botanical dietary supplements from herbal medicines. Specifically, Prof. Xu is interested in finding natural lead compounds from medicinal plants; and in developing new drug based on Chinese medicines against different disease targets such as cancer, HIV, HSV, EV71, asthma, and cancer chemoprevention.
Prof. Dr. Jiankang Liu
Professor and Dean ofSchool of Life Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Jiankang Liu received his BS from Xi’an Jiaotong Unviersity in and PhD of Medical Science from Okayama University School of Medicine, Japan. He completed post-doc training in Dr. Bruce Ames laboratory at University of California, Berkeley and worked as a faculty at University of California at Berkeley, Children Hospital Oakland Research Institute, University of California at Irvine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Shanghai Institute for Nutritional Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is a Professor and the Dean of Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Life Science and Technology and an Adjunct Professor of the School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California. Dr. Liu’s research interests include molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging, stress, and age-/stress-associated degenerative diseases with a focus on nutritional regulation of mitochondrial metabolism. He has published more than 150 papers with a H-index 37 and was selected as one of the 2014 Most Cited Chinese Researchers by Elsevier.
Prof. Dr. Huaqin He
Professor, Deputy Dean, College of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
One of his research interests is the use of comparative genomics and large-scale data analysis methods to understand the complex relationships between genome sequences and phenotypes of Oryza sativa.
In 2011, he was a visiting scholar in Montana State University, USA. In Oct/2005 to Oct/2006, he was a visiting scholar and later a post-doc in Mississippi State University, USA. He not only have a bioinformatics focus on comparative genome and proteome data, but also have a biochemical aim on the function of genes and proteins. He got 2 research grant awarded by Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31270454) for research at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, and published some refereed journal articles.
Prof. Dr. Noriaki MINAKAWA
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokyo
Research Fields: Chemistry of nucleosides, nucleotides and oligonucleotides, Development of artificial DNA and RNA molecules for nucleic acids-based therapeutics, Development of nucleoside antimetabolites.
Born in 1964, Prof. Minakawa obtained BS degree (1987) and PhD degree (1993) from Hokkaido University. During his MC carrier, he was promoted to Research Associate of Hokkaido University (1988). Then, he was promoted to Lecturer (1998) and Associate Professor (2001) of Hokkaido University. During 1995 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of University of Pennsylvania (Prof. Amos B. Smith III). In 2009, he was promoted to Professor of Tokushima University. His research interests are nucleic acids chemistry and medicinal chemistry. Especially, he currently focus his research project to develop nucleic acids bioisostere with natural DNA and RNA.
Dr. Rimantas Kodzius
Scientist at Computational Bioscience Research Center (KAUST), Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering division (CEMSE), at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Research fields: Extreme environments and ecology. From environment to bioprospecting utilizing the high-throughput power of microfluidics, by encapsulating single-cells into microdroplets.
Professor Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar
Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology in the Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan
He has been contributing actively in teaching and research from more than 25 years in the field of Livestock Production, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Functional Genomics. He did post-doctoral trainings from Canada and USA. He has received many awards and distinctions including Star Award, Excellence Award from Prime Minister of Pakistan, Excellence award from Chief Minister of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal, Best University Teacher Award from Higher Education Commission-Pakistan for outstanding teaching and research and Research Productivity Award from Ministry of Science and Technology-Pakistan. In recognition of his services the President of Pakistan honored him with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.
He has published more than 200 research papers and supervised 88 post-graduate students. His research group is leading in animal genomics in Pakistan.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Vo Anh Khoa
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Can Tho University, Viet Nam
Research interests: livestock breeding and selection for immune responsiveness and disease resistance, animal health and welfare, and meat quality, particularly in pig and chicken
He is senior lecturer and researcher at Can Tho University, Viet Nam. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Bonn, Germany in 2009 and was entitled one of the youngest Associate Professors of Can Tho University in 2013.
He has published more than 110 scholarly articles and 6 books. For the past 18 years, he has taught courses on pig production technology and animal biotechnology.
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