Abstracts

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Ferid Murad
(Nobel Laureate)
The Stanford VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA,
USA

Jean-Marie Lehn
(Nobel Laureate)
Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université de Strasbourg,
France

Charles N. Serhan
Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia (Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology) Harvard Medical School
& Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity Harvard School of Dental Medicine
U.S.A.

Dimitris Roukos
Professor of Surgery and Precision Cancer Genome Medicine Founding Director Centre for BioSystems and Genome Network Medicine Ioannina University, School of Medicine Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Athens,
Greece

Roger Kamm
Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering M.I.T., Depts. of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering 77 Massachusetts Ave, NE47-321 Cambridge, MA 02139,
USA

Rudolf Jaenisch
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 455 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142-1479,
USA

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

D.K. Lahiri
Department of Psychiatry and of Medical & Molecular Genetics, IADC, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN,
USA

M. Iqbal Choudhary
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270,
Pakistan

Rakesh Kumar
Cancer Biology Program, Rajiv Gandhi Center of Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 695014,
India

Blood Brain Barrier & Brain

TRACK CHAIR
Vesa Kiviniemi
Department of Diagnostic Radiology Medical Research Center Oulu Oulu University Hospital Oulu,
Finland

Cardiovascular Drug Discovery & Therapy

TRACK CHAIR
Joseph F. Ndisang
PharmD, PhD, FICA, FCCS, FAHA Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Department of Physiology, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon SK, S7N 5E5,
Canada

Cancer Biomarkers

TRACK CHAIR
Antonio Scilimati
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Department of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Bari "A. Moro" Via E.Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari,
Italy

Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery

TRACK CHAIR
George Chen
Director of Surgical Lab Principal Investigator, Cancer Centre Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine The Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, N.T.,
Hong Kong

CNS Drug Discovery & Therapy

TRACK CHAIR
Xin Qi
Associate Professor Department of Physiology and Biophysics Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 2109 Adelbert Road, E516 Cleveland, Ohio 44106,
USA

Hot Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

TRACK CHAIR
Alessandro Antonelli
Director: Immuno-Endocrine Section of Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Clinical Pathology Head, Laboratory of Primary Human Cells Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Honorary Editor, “Drugs” (IF=5.00). Via Savi, 10, I-56126, Pisa,
Italy

Subroto Chatterjee
Johns Hopkins University, Sphingolipid Signaling Laboratory Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology Division 600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 1385 Baltimore, MD 21287,
USA

Jeffrey Skolnick
Center for the Study of Systems Biology Georgia Institute of Technology School of Biological Sciences 950 Atlantic Drive, NW, Room 2151 Atlanta, GA 30332-2000,
USA

Gian Luigi Russo
Institute of Food Sciences National Research council of Italy Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 - 00185 Rome,
Italy

Mette Rosenkilde
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Department of Biomedical Sciences Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology Blegdamsvej 3B, room 18.5.22. Package delivery to Nørre Alle 14 DK-2200 Copenhagen N,
Denmark

Zhengyuan Xia
Associate Professor Deputy Director, Anesthesiology Research Laboratory Department of Anesthesiology, University of Hong Kong,
China

Scott t. Handy
Professor of Chemistry Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 37132,
USA

Salvador Ventura
Protein Folding and Conformational Diseases Lab Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Parc de Recerca UAB, Mòdul B E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Spain

Radu Ionescu
The Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, 75121 Uppsala,
SWEDEN

Hot Topics in Drug Targets

TRACK CHAIR
Hiroyuki Osada
Director, Chemical Biology Research Group RIKEN Center of sustainable Resource Science Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198
Japan

Inflammation & Immunology

TRACK CHAIR
Raphael Stricker
Union Square Medical Associates 450 Sutter Street, Suite 1504 San Francisco, CA 94108,
USA

Yang Jin
Associated Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Boston University Medical Campus 72 E Concord St, R304 Boston, MA 02118,
USA

Pio Conti
Professor of Immunology, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Chiti-Pescara, via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti,
Italy

Innovative Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology

TRACK CHAIR
Teresa Pellegrino
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia via Morego 30, Genoa, 16163
Italy

Hot Topics in Natural Products

TRACK CHAIR
David G. I. Kingston
University Distinguished Professor Director, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery Department of Chemistry, MC 0212 Hahn Hall South 800 West Campus Dr./ Room 3111 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
USA

Translational Medicine

TRACK CHAIR
Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Policy Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health Senior Scientist, Research Institute The Hospital for Sick Children Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health University of Toronto, SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning 686 Bay Street, Toronto ON,M5G A04
Canada