Abstracts

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Ferid Murad
(Nobel Laureate)
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, George Washington University, 2300 Eye Street NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20037,
USA

Sidney Altman
(Nobel Laureate)
Yale University, New Haven CT,
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 Cambridge MA
United States

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
Medical Oncologist Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Je Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center Boston MA
United States

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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Guangping Gao
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Gene Therapy Center, Worcester,
United States

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.I. Choudhary
H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi,
Pakistan

Academic CRO/Industrial Collaborations in Drug Discovery (Track)
SESSION SPEAKER
OJ Sharaibi
Department of Botany, Lagos State University, Lagos,
Nigeria

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

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

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

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

Drug Delivery & Targeting (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Monika Schäfer-Korting
Institute for Pharmacy Freie Universität 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

Innovative Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Roberto D. Zysler
Centro Atómico Bariloche, Bariloche, CNEA / Conicet, S.C. de Bariloche, Río Negro, 8400,
Argentina

Antonino Mazzaglia
CNR-Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati ( CNR-ISMN) c/o Dept ChiBioFarAm of University of Messina Messina
Italy

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

Protein & Peptide Sciences (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Heather Sheardown
Professor Canada Research Chair in Ophthalmic Biomaterials Department of Chemical Engineering McMaster University Hamilton ON,
Canada

Jean-Luc Galzi
REBS, Biotechnologie et Signalisation Cellulaire, UMR 7242, Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg, Illkirch,
France

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

High-throughput Screening & Laboratory Automation (Track)
INVITED SPEAKER
Eloísa Urrechaga
Consultant for Medical Laboratory. Osakidetza. Servicio Vasco de Salud.
Spain

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Track)
INVITED SPEAKER
Yury Chernoff
School of Biology 315 Ferst Drive IBB, Room 2304 Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

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

Jozef Oleksyszyn
Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw,
Poland

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
Philippe Lienard
Sanofi Research Center, 13 quai Jules Guesdes, 94305 Vitry-sur-Seine,
France

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

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

Inflammation & Immunology (Track)
TRACK CHAIRS
Amedeo Amedei
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence Viale, Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence
Italy

John R. Gordon
Division of Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine Rm 2D30.8 (Box 3), HSc D wing University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK,
Canada

Petra Staubach-Renz
Department of Dermatology University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz,
Germany

Stephen T. Sonis
Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry Brigham and Women's Hospital Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston MA
United States

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

Cardiovascular Drug Discovery & Therapy (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Colleen E. Clancy
Department of Pharmacology, University of California Davis Genome Bldg Rm 3503 Davis, CA 95616-8636,
United States

Chemistry (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Chava Kimchi-Sarfaty
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Food and Drug Administration 29 Lincoln Drive Bethesda MD 20892
United States

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
KRISTEL VAN STEEN
GIGA-R, Medical Genomics Université de Liège
Germany

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

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

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

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

Drug Discovery in Preclinical Research (Track)
TRACK CHAIR
Istvan Nagy
Dept. of Anaesth and Intensive Care Imperial College London
United Kingdom

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

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

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

SESSION SPEAKER

Chandrakanth Emani
Western Kentucky University-Owensboro, Kentucky,
USA

Medical Imaging (Track)
TRACK SECRETARY
Yun Zhou
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
Reggie Y. Dela Cruz
Dept of Biology, Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon,
Philippines

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


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