October 19-20, 2020
12:00 - 19:00 GMT

Precision Medicine Virtual 2020

Theme: Addressing Latest Innovations and Challenges in Precision Medicine
Speakers / July 2020
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Wen Jin Wu

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA

Biography
Title:
T-DM1 Resistance and HER2 Heterogenicity
Biography
Dr. Wen Jin Wu is currently a Senior Investigator in Division of Biotechnology Review and Research I (DBRR1), Office of Biotechnology Products (OBP), Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA. He earned his M.D. from Wannan Medical College in China. In 2002 he received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. After two years Research Associate supervised by Dr. Richard Cerione at Cornell University, he obtained the position of a Principal Investigator (PI) in OBP at FDA in 2004. In addition to his regulatory duty as a Product Quality Reviewer, Dr. Wu’s laboratory at FDA investigates the roles of ErbB/HER family receptors in breast cancer progression, conducts physiochemical and biological characterization of HER2-targeted antibody therapeutics, including monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and bispecific antibodies, and antibody engineering generating novel bispecific antibodies for the treatment of breast cancer. His laboratory also carries out the development of cell-based bioassays for bispecific antibodies. He has published many research papers in highly reputed journals, including mAbs, Scientific Reports, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nature, Cell, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, and Cancer Research, and has been invited to give talks in many national and international conferences.
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Sergey Suchkov

Sechenov University, Russia

Biography
Title:
Personalized and Precision Medicine as a Unique Healthcare Model to Be Set Up via Genomics-based Innovations, Big Data Resources and Translational Applications to Secure the Human Wellness and Biosafety
Biography
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, Suchkov maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology. In 2001, Suchkov maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. From 1989 through 1995, Dr Suchkov was being a Head of the Lab of Clinical Immunology, Helmholtz Eye Research Institute in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004 - a Chair of the Dept for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute (MONIKI). In 1993-1996, Dr Suchkov was a Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Rajiv R. Mohan

University of Missouri, USA

Biography
Title:
Precision nanomedicine for treating blindness and restoring vision
Biography
Dr. Rajiv Mohan is Professor and Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri and Research Career Scientist at the Truman VA Hospital Columbia, Missouri, USA. His lab is developing precision medicine approaches for various blinding diseases. Dr. Mohan is a corneal disease expert with a track record of research mentoring. He has authored >140 journal articles, >10 book chapters, >400 abstracts; received numerous prestigious awards including from the world’s largest eye society, ARVO. Dr. Mohan serves on the editorial boards of >20 journals, organized/chaired >100 sessions, and delivered >75 lectures globally in over 30 countries.
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Bruce K Kowiatek

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, USA

Biography
Title:
Methylating Agents as Rescue Adjunct Therapy to Chemotherapeutic Alkylating Medications for Improved Outcomes in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A case study
Biography
To be updated..
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Bojana Turic

Landing Medical High Tech Co, China

Biography
Title:
The Artificial Intelligence-assisted Cytology Diagnostic System in Large-scale Cervical Cancer Screening: A Population-based Cohort Study of 0.7 Million Women
Biography
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Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Yong Teng

Augusta University, USA

Biography
Title:
Capivasertib Potentiates Radiotherapy Efficacy in Oral Cancer
Biography
Dr. Teng is an Assistant Professor at Augusta University and a member of Georgia Cancer Center. The main research activity in his lab is to understand and reverse mechanisms of cancer metastasis and metabolism, and to develop highly effective anticancer modalities using nanoparticles and stapled peptides. He has been the PI on multiple DOD and NIH grants, and authored over 100 articles and book chapters. In addition, he serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board Member for many reputed journals (e.g. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research, Frontiers in Oncology, Cancer Management and Research).
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Xubao Zhang

Sonova Unitron, Canada

Biography
Title:
New technologies of directional microphones for hearing aids
Biography
Xubao Zhang received his doctorate in electronics from Xi’an Electronic Science and Technology University in China and was a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University in Canada. He has been interested in hearing aid technology strategies and performance evaluation. He worked as EA and EMC engineer with Sonova Unitron in Canada, and also worked with Oticon Canada and Beltone Canada. And he worked as associate professor at EE department of this University in China for radar signal processing research. He is the author of one book and more than 40 articles.
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Pawel Rosikiewicz

GenomSys, Switzerland

Biography
Title:
Precision Medicine using whole genome sequencing
Biography
Pawel Rosikiewicz has 16 years of experience in Molecular Biology and Data Science. He studied and worked in several top Polish, French, and Swiss Academic Institutions, including Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and the Polish Academy of Science as molecular biologist, biostatistician, and software developer. At the same time, he provided consulting services to biotech- companies on NGS, large scale microorganism production and bio-data collection and management.
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Ivana Haluskova

French Immunology Society, France

Biography
Title:
Cancer and host immunity (microbiome)
Biography
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Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Abdalla Abotaleb

World Health Organization, Egypt

Biography
Title:
TBA
Biography
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Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Andres D. Klein

Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

Biography
Title:
Modeling disorders in animal models of different genetic backgrounds to accelerate precision medicine
Biography
Andres D. Klein received his B.Sc in Biochemistry and his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Dr. Klein did a postdoc at Stanford University (2009-2011) and a second postdoc (2011-2015) at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Currently he directs the Center for Genetics and Genomics at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile. Prof. Klein was awarded with the young Chilean innovator prize by MIT technology reviews (2013), he was selected as one of the top 100 young Chilean leaders (2013), and recently received the Pew Innovation Fund (2018), among other recognitions.
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Hai Hua Chuang

Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

Biography
Title:
Snoring sound features are associated with carotid artery status in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Biography
Dr. Hai-Hua Chuang is a family physician with an expertise on weight management. She is an attending physician and assistant professor in Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital (Taipei & Linkou), the biggest medical center in Taiwan and also a visiting scholar at Obesity Institute and Genomic Medicine Institute of Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA. The clinical service and research interests of Dr. Chuang are in the field of the epidemiology, health impacts, treatment, and preventive methods of obesity and related comorbidities. Dr. Chuang has also been conducting the largest workplace health promotion project for medical workers in Taiwan since 2013.
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
George Zachos

University of Crete, Greece

Biography
Title:
 Bridge-building between chromosomes: Preventing chromatin breakage in cytokinesis
Biography
To be updated..
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Romi Gupta

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Biography
Title:
Large-scale Epigenome-wide Human shRNA screen identifies candidates that confer resistance to BRAF inhibitors
Biography
To be updated..
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Rasmeh Al Huneiti

Ministry of Public Health, Qatar

Biography
Title:
Patient-Centered Care:A model to healthcare Quality  
Biography
Dr. Rasmeh AL- Huneiti is a Clinical Guidelines Specialist at the Ministry of Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Department, in state of Qatar. She is also a guest lecturer in Healthcare at Calgary University Qatar. Rasmeh holds a BSc in General Nursing from the University of Jordan. She has a PhD in Medical Education from Brunel University in the UK. Her post graduate qualifications include a Diploma in Primary Healthcare, MSc in General Nursing Education and International Diploma in HR Management.As a reviewer and editing board member she contributed to several international conferences, peer reviewed journals and her research work is published internationally. Since 2015 she has been serving as Adjunct Professor at Calgary University Qatar and as Guest Lecturer on Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality, and Healthcare Regulation for the master’s Leadership in nursing program. Rasmeh is also a guest speaker for the Patient Safety and Change Management Community Medicine Residency Program.
Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Ozlem Dilek

University of the District of Columbia, USA

Biography
Title:
Design of turn off/on fluorescent probes for imaging carbonylation in cancer
Biography
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Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Sewanti Limaye

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, India

Biography
Title:
TBA
Biography
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Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Shinya Tajima

St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan

Biography
Title:
Nuclear inverse polarity papillary lesion without myoepithelial cells in the breast
Biography
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Speaker for Precision Medicine Virtual 2020
Ivan Yankov

Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Biography
Title:
Catheter-associated portal vein thrombosis in children – can we establish the diagnose earlier
Biography
To be updated..
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