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
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
Martin Flück, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Title: Work Induced Muscle Plasticity: An Example for a Personalised Approach to Overcome a Genetic Handicap Increasing Mortality and Reducing Quality of Life
Wilhelm Ansorge, EPFL – ETH Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Developments of DNA Sequencing Techniques for Genomic Medicine and Diagnostics
Min Gyu Lee, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, TX, USA
Title: Epigenetic Regulators in Cancer
Catherine Brownstein, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Title: Personalized Medicine and Gene Discovery in Very Early Onset Psychosis
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
Nattapol Attatippaholkun, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Title: Evolutionary Genetic Relationship during 28 Years of Dengue Viruses and New Discovery of a Highly Specific Human Platelet Glycoprotein Receptor as a Key Target for Dengue Infection
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
Motoko Shibanuma, Showa University School of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
Title: Importance of Mitochondrail Dysfunction in Oxidative Stress and Cancer Development
Kyuson Yun, Methodist Research Institute, TX, USA
Title: Predicting Mechanisms of Therapy Resistance Based on Cancer Stem Cell Phenotypes
Dongchuan Guo, The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, TX, USA
Title: Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease and Gene-specific Management
Noritaka Yamaguchi, Chiba University, Japan
Title: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Resistance to TGF-β-Induced Apoptosis
Andy N.D. (Nghia) Nguyen, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, TX, USA
Title: Deep Learning Analytics for Predicting Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Cytogenetics, Age, and Mutations
Leon Bignold, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Title: Accounting for Tumor Types, Variabilities and Immortality: An Approach Based on Classical Genetics and Genomic Instabilities
Uma Shankavaram, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, MD, USA
Title: Precision Medicine: The Clinical Relevance of Patient Specific Mutations to Optimize Cancer Treatment
Michael J. Powell, DiaCarta Inc., USA
Title: Precision Nucleic Acid Based Molecular Diagnostics Powered by Xenonucleic Acids
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
Greg Miller, Berg, USA
Title: Using AI-Guided Analytics in Early Stage Clinical Trials
Maja Tarailo-Graovac, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Title: Maximizing the Diagnostic Potential of High Throughput Sequencing Approaches for Rare Diseases
Kurt Zhang, University of North Dakota, USA
Title: Analysis of the Spatiotemporal Molecular Networks for Heart Development
Momiao Xiong, University of Texas School of Public Health, TX, USA
Title: Identify Disease Causing Paths
Yunlong Liu, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN, USA
Title: Roles of Alternative Splicing in Complex Disease
Mohamed Elati, University of Lille Nord de France, France
Title: Elucidating Heterarchy of Transcription Factors Driving Tumor-related Phenotypes

Poster Presentation

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: Pancreatic GLP-1 Expression is Induced by Silymarin
Benjamin Soibam, University of Houston-Downtown, TX, USA
Title: Predictors of Breast Cancer Cell Types and Their Prognostic Power in Cancer Patients