Programme

24-25 Sept 2018 Conference at Eureka Complex, USM, Penang

Conference Programme

24 Sept 2018 Day 1 (Monday)
0815-0900: Registration
0900-0930: WELCOME ADDRESS 
Assoc. Prof. Aziah Ismail,
Acting Director INFORMM, USM

Professor Michael Berndt
John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor,

Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

OPENING CEREMONY
Y. Bhg. Prof Mohd Nazalan Mohd Najimudin
Director Nexus, USM

0930-1030: Plenary: I
Speaker  – Marco Falasca, Curtin University
Exosomes in pancreatic cancer diagnosis and therapy”
1030-1100: Tea Break, Poster Viewing, Exhibition
1100-1300: SYMPOSIUM  1 – Cancer Therapeutics
Speaker  –Teo Soo-Hwang, Cancer Research Malaysia (11.00– 11.30am) –Precision medicine in breast cancer in Asians: from predisposition to treatment choices”
Speaker  –John E Connolly, Tessa Therapeutics Pte Ltd (11.30 – 12.00 noon) Virus Specific T cells as platform for Solid Tumor Immunotherapy”
Speaker  – Crispin Dass, Curtin University (12.00 – 12.30pm) – “PEDF, cancer and bone
Speaker  – Teh Boon Eng  (12.30pm – 12.50pm) – “Dissecting cancer heterogeneity with mass cytometry”
Q&A (12.50pm – 1.00pm)
1300-1400: Lunch Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1400-1545: SYMPOSIUM 2 – Cancer Biology/ Immunology
Speaker  –
Delia Nelson, Curtin University (2.00 – 2.30pm) –“Cancer, chemo-immunotherapy and the ageing immune system”
Speaker  – Vincenzo DeLaurenzi, University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara (2.30 – 3.00pm)“New therapeutic approaches to pancreatic cancer”
Speaker  – Connie Jackaman, Curtin University (3.00 –3.30pm) -“Aging and cancer : Macrophage dysregulation during aging and the impact on cancer immunotherapy in the elderly
Q&A (3.30pm – 3.45pm)
1545-1600: Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1600-1730: FREE PAPERS SESSION 1
1730: End of Programme
25 Sept 2018 Day 2 (Tuesday)
0900-1000: PLENARY 2
Speaker – Ramanuj Dasgupta, A*STAR –“Mapping trajectories of drug-induced tumor evolution “one cell at-a-time”
1000-1030: Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1030-1215: SYMPOSIUM 3 – Translational / Cancer Diagnostics
Speaker –Oon Chern Ein, Universiti Sains Malaysia (10.30am –11.00am) –“Sirtuin inhibition in cancer: a therapeutic strategy”
Speaker –Peter Hoffmann, University of South Australia (11.00am -11.30am) -“Mass spectrometry imaging as tool in cancer diagnostics and cancer drug testing platform
Speaker  – Jully Gogoi Tiwari, Curtin University (11.30am – 12.00pm) -“Therapeutic targeting of the TWEAK/Fn14 signalling pathway during chronic liver injury progression and tumor development
Q&A (12.00pm – 12.15pm)
1215-1300: FREE PAPERS SESSION 2
1300-1400: Lunch Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1400-1515: SYMPOSIUM 4 – Cancer Biology/ Biodiscovery
Speaker  –Venugopal Balakrishnan, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(2.00pm – 2.30pm)
“Dysregulation of c-myc gene by HPV oncoproteins for continuous cell proliferation in cervical cancer”
Speaker  –Deirdre Coombe, Curtin University (2.30pm – 3.00pm) – “ Understanding cell-matrix interactions in vitro: Microscopy is an indispensable tool”
Q&A (3.00pm – 3.15pm)
1515-1545: Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1545-1700: FREE PAPERS SESSION 3
1700-1730: CLOSING CEREMONY
Prize Presentation to best poster and best oral presenters
Closing remarks
  End of Conference