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

Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery & Therapy

TRACK CHAIR
GARTEL, Andrei L.
Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
USA

Bing Zhu
Principle Investigator Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology USA Mitchell Cancer Institute Mobile, AL 36695,
USA

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

Heni Rachmawati
Professor Pharmaceutics School of Pharmacy Bandung Institute of Technology Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132
Indonesia

SESSION SPEAKER
Ming-Yow Hung
Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, New Taipei City,
Taiwan

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

Richard Maximus Fleming
Director and Chair FHHI-OmnificImaging-Camelot. NV20171338825 El Segundo, CA,
USA

Nataly Kravchenko-Balasha
Principal investigator, laboratory of biophysics and cancer research The Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical Campus POB 12272 Jerusalem 9112102
Israel

SESSION SPEAKER
Sengottuvelan Balasubramanian
Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai,
India

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

Srdjan Vlajkovic
Associate Professor Department of Physiology The University of Auckland Private Bag 92019 Auckland,
New Zealand

Emel YILDIZ
Cukurova University Arts & Science Faculty Dept.of Chemistry 01330 Adana
TURKEY

Drug Metabolism

TRACK CHAIR
Ahmed M. Abdel-Megied
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kafrelshiekh University,
EGYPT

Enabling Technologies

TRACK CHAIR
Hossein Tavana
Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering The University of Akron 302 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325,
USA

Hot Topics in HIV Research

TRACK CHAIR
Yuntao Wu
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases School of Systems Biology George Mason University Manassas, VA 20110,
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

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

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

Hot Topics in Drug Targets

TRACK CHAIR
Hiroyuki Osada
Chemical Biology Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Wako, Saitama,
Japan

INVITED SPEAKER
Christian Ottmann
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven,
Netherlands

Jong Seog Ahn
Anticancer Agent Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, (KRIBB) Ochang,
Korea

SESSION SPEAKER
Janos Kriston-Vizi
University College London (UCL), MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, London, UK
UK

Masaya Imoto
Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology Keio University, Tokyo,
Japan

Takashi Owa
VP and Chief Medicine Creation Officer & Chief Discovery Officer of Oncology Business Group, Eisai Co., Ltd., Tokyo,
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

Shweta Joshi
University of California San Diego CA 92103
USA

In-silico Drug Design and in-silico screening

TRACK CHAIR
Teresa H. Sanders
Vanderbilt University Departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering 2220 Pierce Avenue, 412 PRB Nashville, TN 37232,
USA

Hot Topics in Natural Products

TRACK CHAIR
David G. I. Kingston
Department of Chemistry and the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061,
USA

Julio César Fernández
Travieso Clinical Trials Unit National Centre for Scientific Research Havana,
Cuba

Ramasamy. Rajendran
PG & Research Department of Microbiology PSG College of Arts and Science Civil Aerodrome PO Coimbatore-641014,
INDIA

Xiao-Ping WANG
Director,Department of Neurology Shanghai Tong-Ren Hospital Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Wujing Road 85#,Shanghai
PR China

Soobitha Subenthiran
Bioassay Unit Herbal Medicine Research Center Institute for Medical Research 50588 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

SESSION SPEAKERS
Shugeng Cao
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI 96720,
USA

Liva Harinantenaina Rakotondraibe
College of Pharmacy, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, The Ohio State University,
USA

Wei Shi
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas,
USA

Nadja B. Cech
Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Innovative Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology

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

Andrea Danani
Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA)
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Galleria 2, CH-6928 Manno
Switzerland

SESSION SPEAKER
Rohan Fernandes
Department of Medicine, George Washington Cancer Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052,
United States

Anna Cristina Samia
Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University,
USA

Rebecca Abergel
1Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720,
USA

Medical Imaging

TRACK CHAIR
Gordana Vitaliano
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Brain Imaging Nanotechnology Group, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, MIC, Mailstop #204 115 Mill St. Belmont, MA 02478
USA

Payel Sil
National Institutes of Health (NIH)| National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC,
USA

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

TRACK CHAIR
Carlos H. Serezani
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 161 21st Ave S # D3300, Nashville, TN 37232,
USA

Ujjal Sarkar
AstraZeneca Oncology | IMED Biotech Unit 35 Gatehouse Drive, Waltham, MA 02451
USA

Pharmaceutical Research & Development

TRACK CHAIR
Kuberan Balagurunathan
Department of Medicinal Chemistry College of Pharmacy University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 84112,
USA

Peisheng Xu
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy 715 Sumter Street, CLS609A Columbia, South Carolina 29208,
USA

Hong-tao Xiao
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
USA

Sabry M. Attia
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology College of Pharmacy, King Saud University P.O.Box 2457, Riyadh 11451,
Saudi Arabia

Robert J. Shprintzen
President and Chairman of the Board The Virtual Center for Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome and Related Disorders 8138 Solomon Seal Lane Manlius, NY 13104,
USA

Regenerative Medicine

TRACK CHAIR
Nurul Asma Abdullah
Senior Lecturer & Principal Investigator Bio-medicine Program School of Health Sciences University Sains Malaysia Health Campus 16150 Kubang Kerian Kelantan,
Malaysia

Structural Biology

TRACK CHAIR
Danica Zmejkoski
University of Belgrade Vinca Institute of Nuclear Science, Department of Materials Science, Belgrade,
Serbia

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