13th Asia Pacific-International Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN) Conference/
APEC Workshop on Advancing Biotechnology and Ensuring Sustainable Financing
Frontiers of Medical Biotechnology
November 12-14, 2010, Taipei International Convention Center 201A
Friday, November 12, 2010
09:00-09:20 Jeongbin Yim, President of A-IMBN
Ken-ichi Arai, Founding President of A-IMBN
EMBO Plenary Lecture                                                                                    Chair: Filipinas Natividad
09:20-10:00 Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli, Singapore Immunology Network
Title: The regulatory role of dendritic cells in the immune response
10:00-10:10 Commemorating late Prof. Arturo Falaschi
-       Sheikh Riazuddin, Executive Director of A-IMBN
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
Cancer                                                                                                                            Chair: Ing-Kang Ho
10:30-10:50 Hongbin Ji, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, China
Title: Identification of miR-143 as a glycolysis regulator in lung cancer
10:50-11:10 Ann-Lii Cheng, Department of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital
Title: Developing molecular targeted therapy for endemic cancers in asia
11:10-11:30 Sumiko Watanabe, University of Tokyo, Japan
Title: Application of a strategy identifying hematopoietic stem cells for analysis of stem/progenitor of solid tissues and cancers using retina as a model system
11:30-13:00 LUNCH
Infectious Diseases                                                                                                Chair: Jisnuson Svasti
13:00-13:20 Bunpote Siridechadilok, BIOTEC, Thailand
Title: Hunting dengue RNA replication complex
13:20-13:40 Ming-Fu Chang, Chinese Taipei
Title: SARS-CoV spike protein trigger a novel ACE2 signaling critical for the viral
13:40-14:00 Nguyen Dang Quan, Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Title: The roles of interleukin-33 in health and in allergic - inflammatory diseases
14:00-14:20 Ubolsree Leartsakulpanich, BIOTEC, Thailand
Title: Enzymes in dTMP cycle as antimalarial targets
14:20-14:40 Coffee Break
Cancer & Personalized Medicine                                                             Chair: Yoshikazu Nakamura
14:40-15:00 Chih-Hsin Yang, National Taiwan University, Chinese Taipei
Title: Personalized therapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer patients
15:00-15:20 Gaoxiang Ge, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, China
Title: LKB1 inhibits lung cancer progression through lysyl oxidase and extracellular
matrix remodeling
15:20-15:40 Masaaki Muramatsu, Medical and Dental University, Japan
Title: Gene-environment interactions in metabolic syndrome and genetic tests
15:40-16:00 Sung Hee Baek, Seoul National University, Korea
Title: Chromatin dynamics in cancer
Special Session for A-IMBN Supporting Inst. in Chinese Taipei                           Chair: Kenneth K. Wu
16:00-16:20 Shu-Chun Teng, National Taiwan University, Chinese Taipei
Title: Transcriptional and posttranslational activation of telomerase in telomere replication
16:20-16:40 Li Jung Juan, Academia Sinica, Chinese Taipei
Title: Regulation of DNA methyltransferase 1 activity and recruitment in lung cancer
16:40-17:00 Chun-Hong Chen, NHRI, Chinese Taipei
Title: A new genetic strategy for control Dengue virus transmission
18:00-20:00 A-IMBN reception

Saturday, November 13, 2010
EMBO Lecture                                                                                                                Chair: Kenneth K. Wu
09:00-09:30 Maria Leptin, Director, EMBO
EMBO Global Initiative
Arthur Kornberg Memorial Lecture                                                                                Chair: Ken-Ichi Arai
09:30-10:10 Kong Peng Lam, Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR, Singapore
Title: MicroRNAs and B cell responses
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
Distinguished A-IMBN Lecture                                                                                     Chair: Jung-Yaw Lin
10:30-11:10 Michael M. C. Lai, Chinese Taipei
Title: Protein modifications and Influenza virus biology
Neurodegenerative Diseases                                                                                            Chair: Zuxun Gong
11:10-11:30 Lan Bao, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, China
Title: Retrograde signaling of P2X3 receptor in primary sensory neurons
11:30-11:50 Jongkyeong Chung, Seoul National University, Korea
Title: Mitochondrial dysfunction as a new target to treat Parkinson¡¯s disease
11:50-12:10 Naihe Jing, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, China
Title: RA regulates BMP signal duration by promoting the degradation of phosphorylated Smad1
12:10-13:30 LUNCH
APEC Workshop on Advancing Biotechnology and Ensuring Sustainable Financing
Session I: New Program for BT Development in APEC Economies                            Chair: Duong Hoa Xo
13:30-13:50 Jiang Ge, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, China
Title: Biotechnology in China
13:50-14:10 Kanyawim Kiratikara, BIOTECH, Thailand
Title: New Programs for Biotechnology Development in the APEC Economies: News from Thailand
14:10-14:30 Chung-Liang Chien, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Chinese Taipei
Title: National Research Program for Biopharmaceuticals (NRPB)
14:30-14:50 Thai Nyugen, Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), Vietnam
Title: Vietnam biotechnology development, potentials for future progress and biotech program at Saigon Hi-Tech Park
14:50-15:10 Tai Hyun Park, Seoul National University, Korea
Title: Bio-MAX Institute at Seoul National University
15:10-15:30 Jay Padasian, Health Care Industry Development Div., MBC
Title: Malaysia¡¯s Biotech Value Proposition
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
Session II: eIMBL: State-of-Art Virtual Laboratory Network                                    Chair: Jeongbin Yim
15:50-16:10 Hisao Masai, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan
Title: Regulation of replication program and maintenance of genetic integrity in fission yeast and mammalian cells
16:10-16:30 Do Han Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Title: Systems biology of cardiac hypertrophy (CH) through transcriptomic profiling by RNA-Seq
16:30-16:50 Ueng-Cheng Yang, National Yang-Ming University, Chinese Taipei
Title: Gene-gene interaction and diseases
16:50-17:10 Matthew Salter, Nature Asia Pacific Group
Title: A-IMBN Research
18:00-20:00 Formosa Association Reception

Sunday, November 14, 2010
Session III: eIMBL Workshop on Cell Therapy for Cancer                                 Chair: Hong-Nerng Ho
09:00-09:10 Ken-ichi Arai, SBI Biotech, Japan
Title: Challenge and promise in immuno cell therapy
09:10-09:30 Byoung S. Kwon, National Cancer Center, Korea
Title: 4-1BB (CD137)-based immunotherapy
09:30-09:50 Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Aichi Medical University Hospital, Japan
Title: Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) therapy at Aichi Medical University
09:50-10:10 Hideaki Tahara, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Title: Cancer vaccination using tumor cells in situ as the source of tumor antigens
10:10-10:30 Wen-Fang Cheng, National Taiwan University, Chinese Taipei
Title: Strategies of cell therapy in the treatment of gynecologic cancers
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
Session IV: Access to Capital (Venture Capitalists¡¯ Perspectives)                                  Chair: Chris Tan
10:50-11:10 Howard S. Lee, Easy Life Science Management, Chinese Taipei
Title: VC and financial management in bioindustry in Taiwan
11:10-11:30 Mik Park, STIC Investments, Korea
Title: Biotechnology trend in the Asia Pacific Region
11:30-11:50 Kamarul Nizam Kassim, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia
Title: Malaysian Technology Development Corporation
11:50-12:10 Na-yeon Kim, Woori Investment Securities, Korea
Title: Selection and concentration, the competitiveness of the Korean
bio/healthcare sector
Session V: Panel Discussion                                                                                           Chair: Chris Tan
12:10-12:50 Howard S. Lee, Mik Park, Kamarul Nizam Kassim, Na-yeon Kim
12:50-13:00 Concluding Remarks
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-18:30 Social tour
14:00-17:30 A-IMBN Governing Council Meeting
GC Members and A-IMBN Secretariat Only