Programme 2018-05-23T15:15:01+00:00

Day 1: 8th June 2018 (Friday)

From

To

SESSION 1

8:30

9:00

Registration

9:00

9:20

1. Rector, University of Macau: Welcome Remark
2. Prof. Chuxia Deng (Conference Chair, 5th Macau Symposium of Biomedical Sciences): 
Opening Speech

9:20

9:55

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lowy (2017 Lasker-DeBakey Awardee)

Deputy Director
National Cancer Institute, USA

Preventing HPV-associated cancers by vaccination

9:55

10:20

Kevin Struhl

David Wesley Gaiser Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School, USA

Three stories:  evolution of promoter directionality, the role of mediator, and dramatically different structure of mRNA 3′ isoforms in yeast

10:20

10:45

Kwan Man, Nancy

Professor, Department of Surgery

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

The impact of regional immune-regulation on tumor invasiveness – the role of macrophages

10:45

11:15

Coffee Break and Posters

11:15

11:40

Merja Heinaniemi

Associate Professor, School of Medicine

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Genome-wide analysis of the regulatory landscape in different pre-B-ALL subtypes

11:40

12:05

Mikaël Martino

Associate Professor, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

Monash University, Australia

Delivering morphogens and immune modulators to promote tissue regeneration

12:05

12:30

Jun Yu

Professor, Faculty of Medicine

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Gut microbial dysbiosis and colon carcinogenesis: basic and translational

12:30

14:25

Light Lunch and Poster Session

 

From

To

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Co-chairs: TBC

Co-chairs: TBC

14:30

14:55

Lee Jia

Director of Cancer Metastasis Alert & Prevention Center

Fuzhou University, China

Chronic safe prevention and control of cancer metastasis: the novel strategy to reduce the global cancer death

Zhi-Xiong Jim Xiao

Professor & Dean, College of Life Sciences

Sichuan University, China

AMPK in Metabolic Reprogramming and Cancer Metastasis

14:55

15:20

Alan Siu Lun Wong

Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Combinatorial genetics technologies for functional genomics

Hongjie ZHANG

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

A model of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1 reveals a role of glycosphingolipids in neuronal polarity

15:20

15:45

Vivien Ya-Fan Wang

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Bcl3 phosphorylation by Akt, Erk2, and IKK is required for its transcriptional activity

Joong Sup Shim

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Inhibition of AURKA-CDC25C axis induces synthetic lethality in colorectal cancer cells with ARID1A loss

15:45

16:10

Jun Zheng

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

A widespread group of pro-effectors is used by Type VI secretion system to control bacterial social behaviour

Kin Yip Tam

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Targeting tumour metabolism as an alternative strategy for cancer treatment

16:10

16:40

Coffee Break and Posters

From

To

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Co-chairs: TBC

Co-chairs: TBC

16:40

17:05

Hui Yao Lan

Research- Assistant Dean, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

TGF-beta promotes cancer via the Smad3-dependent tumour microenvironments

Yi Zhun Zhu

Chair Professor / Dean, School of Pharmacy

Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China

The journey of novel compounds from bench to FDA

17:05

17:30

Xuanjun Zhang

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Rational design of molecular probes for bioimaging and sensing

Canhua Huang

Dean, West China School of Basic Medical
Sciences & Forensic Medicine, Sichuan University, China

Redox signalling in tumorigenesis

17:30

17:55

Kongming Wu

Professor and Vice Director, Department of Oncology

Tongji Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

The distinctive expression of DACH1 in breast cancer subtype and its clinical significance

Zhang Hao

Head of The Institute of Precision
Cancer Medicine and Pathology

Jinan University Medical College, China

Changing incurable to curable: chimera RNA and cancer exosome for personalized medicine

17:55

18:10

Selected Poster Presentation

Jielu Yu

University of Macau, Macau, China

Deep-AmPEP30: Predicting short-length antimicrobial peptides by convolution neural network

Selected Poster Presentation

Daniel Baptista-Hon

University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Palmitoylation affects state-dependent targeting of voltage-activated sodium channels in colorectal cancer by lidocaine

18:30

20:30

Gala Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: 9th June 2018 (Saturday)

From

To

SESSION 4

Co-chairs: TBC

9:00

9:30

Registration

9:30

10:00

Conferment of Honorary Degree

10:00

11:00

Doctor honoris causa Lecture: Ada Yonath

Director, The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly
2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Next generation species specific eco-friendly antibiotics and thoughts about origin of life

11:00

11:30

Coffee Break and Posters

11:30

11:55

Ye-Guang CHEN

Professor, School of Life Sciences

Tsing Hua University, China

HER2/EGFR-AKT signalling modulates TGF-β signalling to promote breast cancer development

11:55

12:20

Hong Quan Zhang

Professor

Peking University Health Science Center, China

Integrin-interacting proteins Kindlins: biology and related diseases

12:20

14:20

Light Lunch and Poster Session

From

To

SESSION 5

Co-chairs: TBC

14:20

14:45

Xin-Hua Feng

Distinguished Investigator, Life Sciences Institute
Zhejiang University, China

Oncogenic activation disables TGF-β signalling

14:45

15:10

Simon Leedham

Associate Professor/ Wellcome
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, UK

Morphogen signalling in intestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis

15:10

15:35

William Chao

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Structural mechanisms of cell-cycle regulators

15:35

16:00

Chuxia Deng

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Biobanking major types of cancer in Macau for precision oncology

16:00

16:10

Chuxia Deng

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Best Poster Awards

16:10

16:15

Renhe Xu

Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Macau, Macau, China

Closing Remark