Abstracts

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Ferid Murad
(Nobel Laureate)
1674 Oak Ave., Menlo Park, California, 94025,
USA

Stuart Schreiber
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University and Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA,
USA

Alexander D MacKerell, Jr.
University of Maryland Computer-Aided Drug Design Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Shuji Ogino
Chief, Division of MPE Molecular Pathological Epidemiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Pathology and Epidemiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , Boston, MA,
USA

Rudolf Jaenisch
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Department of Biology, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02124,
USA

Steven A. Carr
Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA,
USA

Vladimir Torchilin
University Distinguished Professor Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine Northeastern University Boston, MA
United States

Kenneth C. Anderson
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215,
USA

Stephen J. Elledge
Department of Genetics Harvard Medical School MA
United States

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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Ali Khademhosseini
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
USA

Simon C. Robson
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215,
USA

S. Samar Hasnain
Barkla X-ray Laboratory of Biophysics, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool,
UK

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

Thomas Jay Webster
Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA,
USA

Rakesh Kumar
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA and Cancer Biology Program, Rajiv Gandhi Center of Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 695014,
India

Academic CRO/Industrial Collaborations in Drug Discovery (Track)
POSTER PRESENTER
Adijat Funke Ogundola
Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, Alice, Eastern Cape,
South Africa

Anti Infectives (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Concepción González-Bello
Dept. of Organic Chemistry, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, CIQUS, Spain
Spain

Mario Milani
Biophysics Institute, National Research Council (CNR),
Italy

Yanxiang Zhao
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hong Kong

POSTER PRESENTER
Mahmood Ahmed
Department of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore,
Pakistan

Jennifer Hsuan-Yu Lin
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney,
Australia

Bioactive Lipids (Track)
POSTER PRESENTER
Zanginyan H.
Molecular membranology, Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA, Yerevan,
Armenia

Biologics (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Muhammad Younus
Department of Pathobiology, Pakistan College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang,
Pakistan

Cardiovascular Drug Discovery & Therapy (Track)
POSTER PRESENTER
Hamada Mansour Abdelaal Abdelaziz
Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Zaytooanh University of Jordan, Amman,
Jordan

Cancer Biomarkers (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Daniela Dinulescu
Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School,
USA

Sunita R. Setlur
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115,
USA

Hong Zhang
Department of Neurobiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders and Key Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Ministry of Education, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069,
China

Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER

POSTER PRESENTER
Vinaya Kambappa
Department of Oncologic Sciences, Mitchell Cancer Institute, Alabama 36604,
USA

Chemistry (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
S. B. Quraishi
Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Maria Grishina
Laboratory of Computational Modelling of Drugs South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk,
Russia

POSTER PRESENTER
Dillip K. Mohanty
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant,
USA

CNS Drug Discovery & Therapy (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Ricardo Garay
Inserm Hôpital Marie-Lannelongue Université Paris-Sud, 92350 Le-Plessis-Robinson
France

Debomoy K. Lahiri
Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Center Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA

INVITED SPEAKERS
Nigel H. Greig
Drug Design & Development Section, Translational Gerontology Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD 21224,
USA

Jack T. Rogers
Department of Psychiatry-Neuroscience and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA and Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge, MA,
USA

Cynthia A. Lemere
Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA,
USA

Kumar Sambamurti
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Riqiang Yan
Department of Neurosciences, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195 USA

SESSION SPEAKER
Horng-Jyh Harn
Bioinovation center, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Room 615, 6F, Xie-Li building, No. 707, Sec. 3, Chung Yang Rd., Hualien 970, Taiwan,
Republic of China

Benjamin Wolozin
Dept. of Pharmacology and Neurology, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA,
USA

Nicolas Marie
Dept. of Pharmacology and Neurology, Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA,
USA

William Andrew Kofke
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Colin K. Combs
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, USA

Debjani Roy
Department of Biophysics, Bose Institute, Acharya J.C. Bose Centenary Building, Kolkata, India

Xudong Huang
Neurochemistry Laboratory, Departments of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129,
USA

POSTER PRESENTER
Gemma Eftimiadi
Study Group of the Movement Disorders and Behavioral Child, GNOSIS Non Profit Research Organization, Carrù CN,
Italy

Kuo-Wei Hsueh
Bioinnovation Center, Tzu Chu Fundation, Hualien,
Taiwan

José Peea-Sasiaín
UNISALUD - Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota,
Colombia

H.M. Mazhar Asjad
Institute of Pharmacology, Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 13A, 1090 Vienna,
Austria

Combinatorial Chemistry (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Ying Wang
Principal Research Scientist, Head-High Throughput Chemistry Group,
USA

Diabetes and Obesity Drug Discovery and Therapy (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Tarek M. Mahfouz
Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Raabe, College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio,
USA

Drug Delivery & Targeting (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Monika Schäfer-Korting
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin,
Germany

Reinhard Neubert
Institute of Pharmacy Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 4
Germany

Sophia Antimisiaris
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology Department of Pharmacy University of Patras
Greece

SESSION SPEAKER
A. Sharma
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859,
USA

Christian Zoschke
Institute of Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Freie Universität Berlin, Königin-Luise-Str. 14, 14195 Berlin,
Germany

Burkhard Kleuser
Department of Toxicology, University of Potsdam, Potsdam,
Germany

Eckart Ruehl
Physical Chemistry, Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin,
Germany

Daniel Kandelman
Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal,
Canada

Ulrike Alexiev
Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin,
Germany

Muhammad Qadir
Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Punjab,
Pakistan

POSTER PRESENTER
Yoshio Hamada
Faculty of Frontiers of Innovative Research in Science and Technology, Konan University, Hyogo,
Japan

Yoshio Hamada
Faculty of Frontiers of Innovative Research in Science and Technology, Konan University, Hyogo,
Japan

Genomics (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Vito M. Fazio
Laboratory of Oncology, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG),
Italy

INVITED SPEAKER
Henry M. Sobell
Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics, University of Rochester, Rochester,
USA

TRACK SECRETARY
Van Steen Kristel
GIGA-R, Medical Genomics Université de Liège
Germany

SESSION SPEAKER
Doris Vandeputte
KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium; VIB, Center for Microbiology, Kasteelpark Arenberg 31, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium; Research Group of Microbiology, Department of Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels,
Belgium

Fentaw Abegaz
GIGA-R Medical Genomics – BIO3, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium and WELBIO, University of Liège, Liège,
Belgium

POSTER PRESENTER
Van Steen K.
GIGA-R Medical Genomics - BIO3, University of Liege, Liege,
Belgium

High-throughput Screening & Laboratory Automation (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Ravindra Peravali
Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen,
Germany

Hot Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Pierfausto Seneci
Chemistry Dept., University of Milan,
Italy

Andrew Abell
Department of Chemistry The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide 5005,
Australia

George Kokotos
Department of Chemistry Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 15771 University of Athens,
Greece

Hidayat Hussain
Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0204, USA and UoN Chair of Oman’s Medicinal Plants and Marine Natural Products, University of Nizwa, P.O Box 33, Postal Code 616, Nizwa,
Sultanate of Oman

SESSION SPEAKER
Andrea Cavalli
University of Bologna and Italian Istitute of Tecnology, Italy
Italy

Daniele Passarella
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Golgi 19, 20133 Milano,
Italy

Christine Gravier-Pelletier
Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, CICB-Paris, UMR CNRS 8601, LCBPT 45 Rue Des Saints Pères, 75270 Paris 06,
France

Toshiaki Matsubara
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kanagawa University, 2946, Tsuchiya, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1293,
Japan

Mahboob Alam
Department of Pharmacy, University of Lahore, Islamabad, Pakistan and Department of Pharmacy, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Dir upper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Pakistan

Steven Harper
IRBM-Science Park, Via Pontina km 30,600, Pomezia, 00071 Rome,
Italy


Brijesh Rathi
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139,
USA

POSTER PRESENTERS
Ekeanyanwu Raphael Chukwuma
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Imo State University Owerri, Imo State,
Nigeria

Gaia Fumagallia
Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Milano,
Italy

Hot Topics in Natural Products (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Geng-Long Hsu
Microsurgical Potency Reconstruction and Research Center, 3F 88, Wen-Hu Street Nei-Hu District 114, Taipei,
Taiwan


Geng-Long Hsu
Microsurgical Potency Reconstruction and Research Center, 3F 88, Wen-Hu Street Nei-Hu District 114, Taipei,
Taiwan

POSTER PRESENTER
MinKyun Na
Pharmacy Department, Chungnam National University, Daejeon,
South Korea

Inflammation & Immunology (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Stephen Thomas Sonis
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts,
USA

Bagrat A. Shainyan
Head of Laboratory Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry Siberian Division of Russ. Ac. Sci.
Russia

SESSION SPEAKER
Dominic Richard Beal
Biomodels, LLC, 313 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472,
USA

Oreola Donini
Research & Development, Soligenix, Inc., New Jersey,
USA

Gregory Zugates
Alivio Therapeutics, Inc., 501 Boylston St. Suite 6102, Boston, MA 02116,
USA

B.J. Bormann
Supportive Therapeutics, LLC, Cambridge, MA,
USA

Michael Bonkowski
The Paul F. Glenn Labs, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115,
USA


POSTER PRESENTER
Joanna Wojtkiewicz
Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Warmia, Olsztyn,
Poland

In-silico Drug Design and In-silico Screening (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
R.S. Rathore
Centre for Biological Sciences (Bioinformatics), School of Earth, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Central University of South Bihar, Patna 800 014,
India

Innovative Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Antonino Mazzaglia
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (CNR-ISMN) c/o Dept ChiBioFarAm, University of Messina, Messina,
Italy

SESSION SPEAKER
José García Suárez
Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana,
Cuba

Lajos Szente
CycloLab Cyclodexrin Research and Development Laboratory Ltd., Illatos út 7. 1097 Budapest,
Hungary

Hidetoshi Arima
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 5-1 Oe-honmachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-0973,
Japan

Géraldine Gouhier
University of Rouen, UMR CNRS 6014 COBRA,
France

Valentina Rapozzi
Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, P.le Kolbe 4, 33100 Udine,
Italy

Keiichi Motoyama
Department of Physical Pharmaceutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, Kumamoto University, Kurokami Chuo-ku Kumamoto,
Japan

Mostafa Mostafa Abo Elsoud
Microbial Biotechnology, National Research Centre, Cairo,
Egypt

POSTER PRESENTER
S.J. Owonubi
Biological Sciences, North-West University, Mmabatho,
South Africa

Nicole J. Bassous
Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115,
USA

Proteomics & Bioinformatics (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Fazlul Huq
School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney,
Australia

Protein & Peptide Sciences (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
E. Brad Thompson
Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling, Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, TX 77204; Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77551,
USA

SESSION SPEAKER
Collin Stultz
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
USA

Raj Kumar
Department of Basic Sciences; Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Scranton, PA-18509
USA

William A. Elam
Department of Basic Sciences; Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Scranton, PA-18509
USA

Iain J. McEwan
Institute of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland,
UK

Jing Li
Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital and Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
USA

Lidija Covic
Center for Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research, Molecular Oncology Research Institute; Tufts Medical Center; Boston, MA
USA


POSTER PRESENTER
Leiter, E.
Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Yuxin Wu
Department of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Lei Wang
Department of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Track)
POSTER PRESENTER
Gulua L.
Department of Food Technology, Agricultural University of Georgia, Tbililsi,
Georgia

Kavitha Chandagirikoppal Vijendra
Department of Collegiate Education, Government College for Women Mandya, University of Mysore, Karnataka,
India

Pharmaceutical Research & Development (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Rathnam Chaguturu
iDDPartners, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550,
USA

POSTER PRESENTER
António J. Ribeiro
Department of Development and Drug Technologies, University of Coimbra, Coimbra,
Portugal

Recent Advances in Spectroscopy (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
D. Borchman
Kentucky Lions Eye Center, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard,
United States

Recent Advances in Patient Treatment and Care (Track)
SESSION SPEAKERS
William J. Rowe
Medical University of Ohio at Toledo, Keswick, VA 22947,
USA

Ali Noroozi Mobarake
Management Department, Payame Noor University, Tehran,
Iran

Drug Discovery in Preclinical Research (Track)
TRACK CHAIR

SESSION SPEAKERS
Maayan Gal
Department of Biochemistry, Migal research center, Kiryat Shmona 11016,
Israel

Tatsuya Takimoto
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan; Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kobe,
Japan


Graham Dempsey
Q-State Biosciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA,
USA

Sini Junttila
BIOCOMP, Bioinformatics & Scientific Computing, VBCF - Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities GmbH,
Austria

Paul B. Watkins
Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
USA

Laszlo Urban
Preclinical Secondary Pharmacology, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA,
USA

Juan Jesus Perez
Department of Chemical Engineering, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech,
Spain

Reggie Y. Dela Cruz
Dept of Biology, Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon,
Philippines

POSTER PRESENTER
Sylvie Cosnier-Pucheu
Department of Research, Cilcare, Montpellier,
France

Edmond J. Feris
Molecular Systems Biology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Lebanon,
USA

Liza Ngo
Pharmaceutical Biomedical Science, University of Georgia, Athens,
USA

Michelle Hung
St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts, MA,
USA

Medical Imaging (Track)
SESSION SPEAKERS
Yi Zhang
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA,
USA

POSTER PRESENTER

Molecular Diagnostics (Track)
POSTER PRESENTER
N. Gumanova
Department of Biochemistry, National Research Center for Preventive Medicine, Moscow,
Russia

Nutraceutical Drug Discovery & Therapy (Track)
SESSION SPEAKERS
Chandrakanth Emani
Western Kentucky University-Owensboro, Kentucky,
USA

Waseem Hassan
University of Peshawar, Peshawar -25120, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Pakistan

Regenerative Medicine (Track)
SESSION SPEAKERS
Nassim H. Abi Chahine
The Lebanese-Canadian Hospital, Beirut,
Lebanon

POSTER PRESENTER
T.W. Chiou
Department of Life Science, Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, Hualien,
Taiwan

Structural Biology (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Neil Cashman
Department of Medicine (Neurology), Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Canada

SESSION SPEAKER
Nevim Aygun
Medical Biology and Genetics, Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir,
Turkey

B. Padmanabhan
Department of Biophysics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore – 560029,
India

POSTER PRESENTER
Eloise Mastrangelo
Biophysics Institute, National Research Council, Milano,
Italy

Diaz-Saez L
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford, Oxford,
United Kingdom

Traditional Chinese Medicine (Track)
POSTER PRESENTER
Gheda Alsaif
Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro,
USA

Translational Medicine (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
Roman Maciej Kalina
The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, School of Medicine Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21287,
United States

ABSTRACTS IN PROCESS

SESSION SPEAKER
Michael Rossbach
Biotech Développement Conseils, 182 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris,
France

Jaspreet Kaur Randhawa
School of Engineering, Indain Institute of Technology, Mandi (IITMandi)
India

Ramesh Chandra
Dr. B.R Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007,
India

Doni Dermawan
Dept. of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jawa Barat 45363,
Indonesia

Peter I. Ejidike
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences, Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark 1911,
South Africa

Maurizio Botta
Dipartimento Biotecnologie, Chimica e Farmacia, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro 2, I-53100 Siena,
Italy

Mohammad Yasin Mohammad
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Middle East University, Amman-11831,
Jordan

Nitin Mahendra Chauhan
College of Natural and Computational Sceinces, Dilla University, Dilla 419,
Ethiopia

Adam Zweifach
Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, Storrs,
United States