Keynote Speakers

C. Thomas Caskey, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
Title: TBA
Bogdan Czerniak, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Clonal Evolution of Bladder Cancer from Mucosal Field Effect
Han Liang, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: How to Maximize the Utility of Big Cancer Genomic Data?
Joel Diamond, 2bPrecise, PA, USA
Title: Bringing Precision Medicine to the Point of Care
Wen-Hsiung Li, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Title: Genomic Analyses of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates and Identification of Drug Resistant Mutations
Indraneel Mittra, Tata Memorial Centre, India
Title: DNA Outside the Cell: The New Biological Paradigm

Featured Speakers

Kathleen Wilson, UT Southwestern Medical Center, TX, USA
Title: TBA
Mingyang Lu, The Jackson Laboratory, ME, USA
Title: Decoding the Dynamic Behaviors of Cancer Gene Regulatory Networks
Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
Title: ClinGen Allele Registry and Pathogenicity Calculator
Gregory N. Fuller, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Utilizing Genomic Molecular Signature for Brain Tumor Classification and Treatment
Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: IMPACT: Optimization of Precision Medicine in Patients with Advanced Cancer in the Era of Immunotherapy
Brad A. Amendt, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Title: In Vivo Inhibition of Cancer Using a New Therapeutic MicroRNA Inhibitor
Kunal Rai, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Functional epigenomics of melanoma progression
Arnold Vainrub, University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, USA
Title: High-throughput DNA Analysis: State of Art and Prospects
Soumen Khatua, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Molecular Heterogeneity of Medulloblastoma and Insights into Personalized Therapeutics
Allan R. Brasier, Institute for Translational Sciences, UTMB, TX, USA
Title: Targeting Epigenetic Modifiers in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease to Reverse Inflammation-mediated Fibrosis and Suppression of Mucosal Innate Responses
Antonio R. L. Teixeira, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Title: The Genetically Driven Autoimmune Chagas Disease can be Sexually Transmitted?
Albino Bacolla, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Mining the Cancer Genome for Insights on Non-B DNA-forming Sequences and DNA Repair Activity in Genome Integrity
Hafsa Korri-Youssoufi, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay Université Paris-Sud, France
Title: Diagnosis of M.Tuberculosis and Resistance to Drug Based on DNA Biosensors
Kaifu Chen, Houston Methodist Hospital, TX, USA
Title: Computational Methods to Integrate Omics Data For Cancer Gene Discovery
Michael T. Lewis, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
Title: Exploiting Breast Cancer Patient-Derived Xenografts (PDX) To Identify Molecular Predictors of Differential Chemotherapy Response
Zhongming Zhao, UT Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA
Title: Identifying Actionable and Druggable Mutations from Cancer Big Data
N. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, The University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, USA
Title: Genome Wide Alternative Splicing Dysregulation in Human Heart Diseases
Reina Villareal, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
Title: CYP19A1 Gene and Pharmacogenetics of Hormonal Therapies
Lawrence N Kwong, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: A Pre-existing Rare PIK3CAE545K Subpopulation Confers Clinical Resistance to MEK Plus CDK4/6 Inhibition in NRAS Melanoma and is Dependent on S6K1 Signaling
Diana Bell, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Transcriptome Comparison of Chordoma of the Skull Base and Spine
Magnus S. Magnusson, University of Iceland, Iceland
Title: Self-similarity from Cell City to Human Mass-societies: T-patterns, Translation Symmetry and Strings in Time and Space
Chava Kimchi Sarfaty, Food and Drug Administration, MD, USA
Title: Challenges in the Regulation and Research of Genetically Engineered Therapeutic Proteins
Pranil K. Chandra, PathGroup, TN, USA
Title: Customized Genomic Profiling for Cancer Patients at PathGroup: Ensuring the Right Test for the Right Patient Every Time
Hong Jiang, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Oncolytic Adenoviruses: The Effect Beyond Oncolysis
Jian Chen, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston , USA
Title: Prognostic Significance of TGF-β Signature in Liver Cancer
Hongyu Miao, University of Iowa, IA, USA
Title: Revealing Genome-scale Regulatory Landscapes Based on Temporal Gene Expression Profiles
Da Zhi Liu, University of California at Davis, CA, USA
Title: Tumor Suppressor MicroRNA-125 Elevation or Oncogene Src Inhibition Treats Traumatic Brain Injury
Dinler Antunes, Rice University, TX, USA
Title: Towards Personalized Structural Analysis of Peptide-HLA Complexes for T-cell-based Immunotherapy
Min Gyu Lee, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Epigenetic Regulators in Cancer
Xiaoman Shawn Li, University of Central Florida, FL, USA
Title: Prognostic Cancer Gene Signatures Share Common Regulatory Motifs
Meenakshi Mehrotra, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Cell free DNA Genotyping: Challenges and Considerations
Dayana Carla de Macedo, State University of Centro-Oeste, Brazil
Title: Ranking Task from Data Mining in Order to Identify the importance, as well as to Quantify the importance of each Common and Specific Gene in Cancer Domain and Test them in the Generation of Predictive Models
Xueqing Ba, Northeast Normal University, China
Title: 8-Oxoguanine DNA Glycosylase 1: Beyond Repair of the Oxidatively Modified Base Lesion 8-oxoG
Michael O. Baclig, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines
Title: Genetic Polymorphisms and Risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Kouichi Ozaki , National Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics (NCGG), Japan
Title: Biological and Pharmaceutical Investigation of Molecules Associated with the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease
Fahd Al-Mulla, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Title: Genomic Medicine: An Arabian Prospective
Motoko Shibanuma, Showa University School of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
Title: Importance of Mitochondrail Dysfunction in Oxidative Stress and Cancer Development
Musallam S Al-Araimi, National Genetic Centre, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman
Title: Rare Mutation in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Gene Causing a Newly Identified Phenotype with different Combining Features of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Noonan Syndrome in an Omani Family
Ramu Anandakrishnan, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VA, USA
Title: Identifying Multi-hit Combinations by Cancer Type as a Rational Basis for Targeted Combination Therapy
Li Jiang, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China
Title: Roles of Exosomal miR-24 in Differentiation and Function of Tumor-infiltrating Immune Cells in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Filip Janku, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Liquid Biopsies in Precision Medicine
Karina Eterovic, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Genomic Profiling of Solid Tumors and Cell Free DNA: Research and Clinical Aspects
Dongchuan Guo, The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, TX, USA
Title: Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease and Gene-specific Management
Dongyu Zhao, Houston Methodist, TX, USA
Title: TBA
Bo Xia , Houston Methodist, TX, USA
Title: TBA
Jie Lu, Houston Methodist, TX, USA
Title: TBA
Giorgio Bernardi, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
Title: Chromatin Domains are Encoded and Moulded by Isochores
Hong Ling, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Title: Structural Insight into Cancer Related DNA Damage Response
Asad Moten, Harvard University, MA, USA
Title: Multi-stage Theranostics for Critical Care in Austere Settings
Pankaj K. Giri, Columbia University, NY, USA
Title: Evaluating RNA Exosome Function using Super-resolution Microscopy
Noritaka Yamaguchi, Chiba University, Japan
Title: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Resistance to TGF-β-Induced Apoptosis

Poster Presetation

Bo Lyu, University of California at Davis, USA
Title: MicroRNA-122 Therapeutic for Stroke via Indirect Nos2 Pathway
Claudia Angelica Soto Peredo , Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico
Title: TBA