ICABBE&ICBB2017|International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

International Conference on Advances in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering

6th International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

ICABBE & 6th ICBB, September 26-28, 2017 Offenburg, Germany



Qualified speakers will be announced soon after confirmation.
Prof. Dr. Karl Kunzelmann
Dept. of Physiology, University of Regensburg, Germany
His group is interested in the process of electrolyte transport that takes place in epithelial tissues from kidney, airways and intestine. Ion transport in these tissues controls blood pressure (kidney), mucociliary clearance (airways) and intestinal transport (colon). We have a particular interest in the function, regulation and biophysical properties of ion channels, particularly the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and anoctamins (TMEM16) 
He has published 187 Original papers in peer reviewed Journals, 42 Reviews in peer reviewed Journals, 25 Contributions to books. H-index: 57.
Presentation Title: Anoctamins, a common protein family with unusual properties and broad biological relevance

Dr. Yi Li
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.

Dr. Martin O. Steinhauser
Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut, Freiburg, Germany & University of Basel, Switzerland.
Dr. Martin Steinhauser earned his PhD in Physics at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research and the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany within 2.5 years. He worked in leading positions in software industry (SAP AG, Walldorf) and in genomics industry (Lion Bioscience AG, Heidelberg) and joined the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in 2003 as Senior Scientist for Multiscale Modeling of Materials and High-Performance Scientific Computing. Since 2013 he is lecturer at the University of Basel.
The overall aim of his research is to understand material behavior of soft and hard matter from a fundamental perspective taking into account all relevant length- and time scales, ranging from the atomic scale to the macroscopic continuum viewpoint. He is single author of three monographs on Computational Science and also wrote a textbook on Quantum Mechanics. 
Presentation Title: Laser-Induced Shock Wave Destruction of Cancer Cells: Experiments and Multiscale Simulations

Prof. João Lúcio 
Azevedo,Department of Genetics, School of Agriculture, University of SãoPaulo, Brazil
Research Interests: Microbial genetics, biodiversity, microbiology
He is the member of editorial board from 14 international peer-review journals, and the reviewer of 44 internationaljournals like Plos One, Current Microbiology, Biocontrol and other researchjournals.
Prof. João Lúcio Azevedo has published morethan 240 papers on peer-review journals. The H-index is 46.

Prof.em. Dr.med. Helmut Acker
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)
Prof. Dr. Pavlina Dolashka
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Group leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry. She published more than 130 publications, in which 6 patents, 4 books. Current H-index is 21.
Presentations in whole Europe and in Asia (China, India. Malaysia). More than 30 projects in Copernicus, FP6, FFP7, CIP, Interreg IIIc, PHARE, DAAD, DFG, etc.
Occupational fields: Organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, biophysics, virusology, mass-spectrometry
Prof. Choi Seong Soo
Research Center for Nanobio Science, SunMoon University & Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Seong Soo Choi, Director of Research Center for Nano bioscience, honorary Professor of Physics and Nanoscience, SunMoon University and Sungkyunkwan University. Expertise: Nanofabrication of Plasmonic Nanopore for single molecule analysis, Characterization and Fabrication of Nanostructure.He has published more than 170 papers in journals. 
Presentation Title: Towards the Plasmonic Nanopore on Au-C binary mixture membrane for Next Generation Nanobio Sensor
(To be confirmed)

Prof. Dr. Dianshuai Gao
Department of neurobiology and cell biology, Graduate School of Xuzhou Medical University, China
Currently, his researches focus on GDNF receptors and GDNF function in glioma and PD. His researches involve many subjects comprising of migration and proliferation of glioma cells, epigenetic mechanism, dopaminergic neurons. He also has 4 patents on his researches. Since 2006, nearly 100 papers at home and abroad have been published, among which there are 30 SCI papers with total impact factors up to 75. He has also edited books like “Etiology and pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease” and “Striatum: Anatomy, Functions and Role in Disease”. Also a committee member of American society for neuroscience, member of Chinese Society for neuroscience, editor of Chinese Journal of Neuroanatomy, reviewer of Neuroscience Letter, Evaluation expert of the national natural science research fund project and China postdoctoral fund project. He has a B.S. in clinical Medicine, M.S. in Neuro-anatomy, and Ph.D. in Neurobiology. 
Presentation Title: Epigenetic modifications promote abnormally high transcription of GDNF gene in glioma cells

Prof. Paulo Teixeira Lacava
Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCar, Brazil
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

Prof. Dr. Silvia Mittler
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Since September 2003 I have been a member of the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western. I am running the Laboartory for Photonics of Surfaces and Interfeces. I was holding a Tier I Canada Reaserch Chair for 7 years (2004-2011). In September 2010 I have received an Award of Appreciation from Sciencetech Inc., London, Ontario. 
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.
Prof. Alexander M. Kulminski
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

Prof. Bechan Sharma
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

Prof. Luca Mesin
Mathematical Biology & Physiology, Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is the head of the research group on Mathematical Biology & Physiology. His research activities are devoted to the processing of signals or images extracted from biological and physiological systems and to the development of mathematical models for the interpretation of the recorded data. Applications are mainly focused on the investigation of biological systems or on the development of new biomedical tools. Recent works concern the simulation of spiral waves using a model of electromechanical coupling in the heart, the investigation of the central venous pressure, the processing of multiple data reflecting the responses of the Autonomous Nervous System and the simulation and processing of bioelectric signals. 
Dr. Oliver Faude
Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Switzerland
His research focuses on Sports Medicine, including Sports Medicine, Exercise Science, Sports Science, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sports Injuries, Exercise Performance, Nutrition and Exercise Performance. Has published morethan 130 papers. The H-index is 22 with total cites 2281. Also he is reviewer of many related international journals

David D. McFadden, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, U.S.A
The research of David D. McFadden, M.D., focuses on alternative and complementary methods and treatments for smoking cessation.
Dr. McFadden is particularly interested in exploring how a person's mind, attitudes and beliefs impact nicotine addiction. He is exploring alternative acupuncture protocols and spirituality as potential treatments for nicotine addiction. Future studies may involve herbal remedies, Tai Qi and Qi Gung.

Call for Speakers

We are inviting plenary and invited speakers. If you would like to deliver an oral presentation, please register and submit your abstract online.
Call for sessions
We invite proposals for Sessions, Workshops or Minisymposia.
 ● Each Session should consist of at least 4 paper presentations. For that session, the organiser or his team can present 2 papers at most.
 ● Each Workshop or Minisymposium should consist of at least 8 paper presentations. For that workshop or minisymposium, the organizer or his team can present 4 papers at most.
 ● The Session, Workshop or Minisymposium organizer will be responsible for advertising the workshop, and selecting and reviewing the papers.
 ● The Session organizers will be granted free registration for the ICBB 2017 (if in their Symposium there are at least 6 registrations (1 Session's Organizer), 12 registrations (for 2 Session's Organizers) etc).
 ● The Workshop or Minisymposium organizers will be granted free registration and and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered (if in their Symposium there are at least 10 registrations (1 Symposium's Organizer), 18 registrations (for 2 Symposium's Organizers) etc).
 ● Papers accepted for Sessions, Workshops or Minisymposia will be published in the abstract book of ICBB 2017.
 ● Following the end of the Conference, the papers presented at the Sessions, Workshops or Minisymposia will be considered for publication in the appropriate journals.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals to organize Sessions, Workshops or Minisymposia should include the following information:
 1. The title of the Session/Workshop
 2. The name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address(es) of the proposer(s)
 3. A description of the topic of the Session (not exceeding 100 words)
 4. A short description on the means of advertiesement for the Session
The deadline for proposal submission is Jun. 1, 2017. Please send your proposal to: info@icbb.hs-offenburg.de