Keynote Speakers

C. Thomas Caskey, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
Title: TBA
Bogdan Czerniak, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Clonal Evolution of Bladder Cancer from Mucosal Field Effect
Han Liang, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 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
Gregory N. Fuller, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Utilizing Genomic Molecular Signature for Brain Tumor Classification and Treatment
Indraneel Mittra, Tata Memorial Centre, India
Title: DNA outside the cell : The new biological paradigm

Featured Speakers

Chava Kimchi Sarfaty, Food and Drug Administration, MD, USA
Title: Challenges in the Regulation and Research of Genetically Engineered Therapeutic Proteins
Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
Title: ClinGen Allele Registry and Pathogenicity Calculator
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
Soumen Khatua, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Molecular Heterogeneity of Medulloblastoma and Insights into Personalized Therapeutics
Antonio R. L. Teixeira, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Title: The Genetically Driven Autoimmune Chagas Disease can be Sexually Transmitted?
Albino Bacolla, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Mining the Cancer Genome for Insights on Non-B DNA-forming Sequences and DNA Repair Activity in Genome Integrity
Mingyang Lu, The Jackson Laboratory, ME, USA
Title: Decoding the Dynamic Behaviors of Cancer Gene Regulatory Networks
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
Reina Villareal, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
Title: CYP19A1 Gene and Pharmacogenetics of Hormonal Therapies
Diana Bell, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Transcriptome Comparison of Chordoma of the Skull Base and Spine
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
Lawrence N Kwong, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 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
Hong Jiang, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Oncolytic Adenoviruses: The Effect Beyond Oncolysis
Anton A. Komar, Cleveland State University, OH, USA
Title: Codon Usage - a Guide for Protein Folding in the Cell
Dinler Antunes, Rice University, TX, USA
Title: Towards Personalized Structural Analysis of Peptide-HLA Complexes for T-cell-based Immunotherapy
Min Gyu Lee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Epigenetic Regulators in Cancer
Arnold Vainrub, University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, USA
Title: High-throughput DNA Analysis: State of Art and Prospects
Xiaoman Shawn Li, University of Central Florida, FL, USA
Title: Prognostic Cancer Gene Signatures Share Common Regulatory Motifs
Meenakshi Mehrotra, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 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
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
Fahd Al-Mulla, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Title: Genomic Medicine: An Arabian Prospective
Wen-Hsiung Li, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Title: Identification of Drug Resistant Mutations in M. tuberculosis by Whole Genome Analysis
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
Kunal Rai, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
Title: Functional epigenomics of melanoma progression
Jian Chen, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston , USA
Title: Prognostic Significance of TGF-β Signature in Liver Cancer
Brad A. Amendt, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Title: In Vivo Inhibition of Cancer Using a New Therapeutic microRNA Inhibitor