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
Senior Director of Proteomics Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Boston, MA
United States

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
Harvard Medical School, Office E/CLS 612, 3 Blackfan Circle, 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 J. 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)
SESSION SPEAKER
OJ Sharaibi
Department of Botany, Lagos State University, Lagos,
Nigeria

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

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

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

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

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

Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Renata Pasqualini
Professor of Internal Medicine
Maralyn S. Budke Endowed Chair in Cancer Experimental Therapeutics
Associate Director, Translational Research
Chief, Division of Molecular Medicine
USA

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

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

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

Kofke WA
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 M. 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)
INVITED SPEAKER
Yury Chernoff
School of Biology 315 Ferst Drive IBB, Room 2304 Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

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
Department of Chemistry Universität Paderborn Warburger Straße 100 33098 Paderborn
Germany

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

Vitaly K. Koltover
Department of Kinetics and Catalysis, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, RAS, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region,
Russia

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

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

Chemistry (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Tomi Sawyer
Merck Research Laboratories Boston, Massachusetts
USA

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

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

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

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

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 U. Ohio at Toledo, Keswick, VA 22947,
USA

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

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

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

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 Demsey
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

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

Nutraceutical Drug Discovery & Therapy (Track)
TRACK SECRETARY
Bahar Aliakbarian
Polytechnic School, University of Genova,
Italy

SESSION SPEAKERS
Chandrakanth Emani
Western Kentucky University-Owensboro, Kentucky,
USA

Regenerative Medicine (Track)
POSTER PRESENTER
T.W. Chiou
Department of Life Science, Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, Hualien,
Taiwan

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

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

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

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

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

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