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

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)
Dr. Valeria Pittalà
Department of Drug Science, University of Catania, Italy
Research Interests:
A highly motivated drug discovery scientist and research project leader with more than fifteen years’ experience and proven leadership capability, interpersonal skill, independence and efficiency in achieving given objectives. Involved in a number of multidisciplinary projects in various therapeutic areas. Extensive knowledge of drug discovery processes. Major area of interest: heme oxygenase-1 inhibitors and inducers, antitumor, GPCR serotonergic and adrenergic ligands. Chemical modification of natural products to enhance activity and reduce side effects/toxicity. 
Presentation Title: Targeting Selectively Heme Oxygenase-1 as a Novel Anticancer Strategy

Dr. Yi Li
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.

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. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq
Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, GC University, Lahore
Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq (SI) has completed his Postdoc from Cornell University, New York, USA, and Ph.D. in Industrial Microbiology from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He has been the Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology and founding Director of Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, GC University, Lahore. He has successfully completed 11 Projects sponsored by Pakistan Science Foundation, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, HEC, GCU & Ministry of Science and Technology while 4 Projects are in process sponsored by MoST, PSF and Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 250 papers in journals of international repute and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed Journals.
Presentation Title: CenC, a Multidomain Thermostable GH9 Processive Endoglucanase from Clostridium thermocellum: Cloning, Characterization and Saccharification studies
Dr. Olexandr Korchynskyi
Senior Scientist, Group Leader, Institute of cell Biology, National academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Associate Professor, Chair of Immunology, Medical Faculty, Rzeszów, POLAND
Research interests: Bone morphogenetic proteins signaling, proinflammatory signaling (in particular NF-B signaling), stress signaling and their interactions in normal physiology, inflammatory disease and carcinogenesis.
Presentation Title: Proinflammatory Control of Skeletogenic Signaling Pathways
(To be confirmed)

Prof. Choi Seong Soo
Research Center for Nanobio Science, SunMoon University, Ahsan 31460, and Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, South 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.
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.



Dr. Oliver Faude
Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel
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.
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.

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
Dr. Shiva Irani
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
Dr. Constant Anatole Pieme
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)

Prof. Dr. Ichiro Maruyama
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
Research Interests:
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

Prof. Dr. Andrei L. Barkovskii
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
Research fields:
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
Research Interests:
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
Research Interests:
(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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna Roujeinikova
ARC Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Australia
Research areas:
Bacterial flagellar motor, structural biology, Helicobacter pylori, crystallography, biocatalysis, chemotaxis, antibiotic resistance, molecular basis of disease
Presentation title: Bacterial Chemoreceptors and Their Applications
Assistant Professor, Dr. Andreia Gomes
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


Dr. V.R.Singh
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 

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Schnittler
Institute of Anatomy and Vascular Biology, Germany
Research Interests:

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

Tobias Haber

Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Deputy director of Peter Osypka Institute for Pacing and Ablation
Research Interests:
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

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Hassan Moaz Romeih
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI), Egypt

Research Interests:
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

Dr. Congbao Kang
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Research Interests:
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.

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