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10th UCSD-UST Bilateral Symposium

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Fung Auditorium

Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, UC San Diego

La Jolla, CA 92093

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8:30 - 8:45 am ~ Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor of Research, UCSD

Kung-Yee Liang, President, NYMU

Yanhwa Wu Lee, Chair Professor, NCTU

8:45 - 9:00 am ~ Introduction to the Symposium

Shu Chien, Director of IEM, Professor of Bioengineering & Medicine, UCSD


MODERATORS - Shu Chien, UCSD & Der-Cherng Tarng, NYMU

9:00-9:25 am ~ I-1. John Shyy, Professor of Medicine, IEM, UCSD

Endothelial Innate Immune Response

9:25-9:50 am ~ I-2. Jeng-Jiann Chiu, Director, Institute of Molecular and Systems Medicine, National Health Research Institute, Taiwan

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying The Effects of Disturbed Flow on Neointimal Hyperplasia in Arteriovenous Fistula

9:50-10:15 am ~ I-3. Shaochen Chen, Professor of NanoEngineering & Bioengineering, IEM, UCSD

Rapid 3D Printing of Tubular Structures in Hydrogel

10:15-10:40 am ~ I-4. Chang-Po Chao, Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NCTU

A wearable PPG blood flow sensor

10:40-11:00 am ~ BREAK

MODERATORS - Juan Lasheras, UCSD & David Chih-Yu Yang, NYMU

11:00-11:25 am ~ I-5. Der-Cherng Tarng, Professor, Department and Institute of Physiology, NYMU

Vascular Toxicity of Indoxyl Sulfate in Chronic Kidney Disease

11:25-11:50 am ~ I-6. Zhen Chen, Assistant Professor of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism, City of Hope Medical Center

MicroRNA-92a Mediates Endothelial Dysfunction in Chronic Kidney Disease

11:50 am-12:15 pm ~ I-7. David Chih-Yu Yang, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, NYMU

Soft Bone and Hard Artery in Uremia

12:15-12:40 pm ~ I-8. Rob Knight, Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering, UCSD

Dynamics of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

12:40 - 1:40 pm ~ LUNCH


MODERATORS - Chia-Chiang Chang, NCTU & Joseph Wang, UCSD

1:40-2:05 pm ~ II-1 Chia-Ching Chang, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Science and Technology, NCTU

Multifunctional memprocessor device development by DNA guided Ni ion chain

2:05-2:30 pm ~ II-2. Ratnesh Lal, Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Program of Materials Science, IEM, UCSD

Smart Nano-shuttles for Targeted and On-demand Theranositcs

2:30-2:55 pm ~ II-3. Hsiao-Wen Zan, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, NCTU

Ammonia detection in PPB regime and the applications

2:55-3:20 pm ~ II-4. Liangfang Zhang, Professor of NanoEngineering and IEM, UCSD

Nanotherapeutics and Nanovaccines for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

3:20-3:50 pm ~ BREAK

4:00 - 5:30 pm ~ GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Renal Disease: PFBH 489 Zweifach Library. Moderators: John Shyy & Der-Cherng Tarng

Nanotechnology: Fung Auditorium. Moderators: Chia-Ching Chang & Joseph Wang

Cancer: PFBH 391. Moderators: Judith Varner & Muh-Hwa Yang

Retina & Stem Cells: PFBH 291. Moderators: Gert Cauwenberghs & Chung-Yu Wu



8:50- 9:00 am ~ OPENING REMARKS

David Brenner, Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine, UCSD


MODERATORS - Muh-Hwa Yang, NYMU & Maurizio Zanetti, UCSD

9:00- 9:25 am ~ III-1. Muh-Hwa Yang, Professor of Institute of Clinical Medicine, Director of Infection & Immunity Research Center, NYMU

Role of EMT in Regulating Tumor-Associated Macrophages

9:25- 9:50 am ~ III-2. Judith Varner, Professor of Pathology & Medicine, Moores Cancer Center, UCSD

Targeting Macrophage Signaling to Control the Anti-Tumor Immune Response

9:50-10:15 am ~ III-3. Pei-Ching Chang, Associate Professor, Institute of Microbiology & Immunology, NYMU

EMT-like and Stemness Phenotypes in NE-differentiated Prostate Cancer Cells and Its Implication in Hormone-refractory Prostate Cancer

10:15-10:40 am ~ III-4. Paul S. Mischel, Member and Head, Lab. Molecular Pathology, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research; Professor of Pathology & Moores Cancer Center, UCSD

Extrachromosomal DNA and Drug Resistance in Cancer

10:40-11:00 am ~ BREAK

MODERATORS - Hsien-Da Bryan Huang, NCTU & Judith Varner, UCSD

11:00-11:25 am ~ III-5. Jeng-Fan Lo, Professor and Chairman, Institute of Oral Biology, NYMU

Reactive Oxygen Species, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Cancer Stemness and Tumorigenesis

11:25-11:50 am ~ III-6. Maurizio Zanetti, Professor of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center, UCSD

UPR and Cell Nonautonomous Regulation of the Tumor Microenviron-ment

11:50 am-12:15 pm ~ III-7. Hsien-Da Bryan Huang, Professor and Vice Dean, College of Biological Science and Technology, NCTU

A Metagenomics and Bioinformatics Workflow in Cancer Biology - A Case Example of Detecting Changes in the Salivary Microbiota of Oral Cancer

12:15-12:40 pm ~ III-8. Prashant Mali, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UCSD

Finding a Needle In A Haystack: Systematic Approach for Unraveling Targetable Genetic Vulnerabilities in Cancer

12:40-1:40 pm ~ LUNCH


MODERATORS - Shih-Hwa Chiou, NYMU & William Freeman, UCSD

1:40-2:05 pm ~ IV-1. Won-Jing Wang, Assistant Professor, Institute of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, NYMU

Molecular Mechanism of Primary Cilia Initiation

2:05-2:30 pm ~ IV-2. Gert Cauwenberghs, Professor of Bioengineering and IEM, UCSD

Towards High-Resolution Retinal Neural Interfaces

2:30-2:55 pm ~ IV-3. Jin-Wu Tsai, Assistant Professor, Institute of Brain Science, NYMU

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Study Neural Development and Disorders

2:55-3:20 pm ~ IV-4. Karl Wahlin, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UCSD

Gene-edited Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for the Systemic Optimization of 3D Retinal Organoids

3:20 - 3:40 pm ~ BREAK

MODERATORS - Gabriel Silva, UCSD & Chung-Yu Wu, NCTU

3:40-4:05 pm ~ IV-5. Chung-Yu Wu, Chair Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, NCTU

The Design of Implantable Bio-Subretinal Chip with iPSC-Derived RPE-sheet or Retinal Cells

4:05-4:30 pm ~ IV-6. Shih-Hwa Chiou, Professor, Institute of Pharmacology, NYMU

Development of Cellular Reprogramming and iPSC Technology as Personalized Medicine-based Platform: From Bench to Clinic Bedside

4:30-4:55 pm ~ IV-7. Kang Zhang, Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief of Ophthalmic Genetics, IEM, UCSD

Translating Genomics and Stem Cell Technology into Eye Therapies

4:55-5:20 pm ~ IV-8. Pu-Wei Wu, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, NCTU

Development of IrO 2 Formulation and Process for Bio-Stimulating Interfaces

In addition to the Bilateral Symposium, IEM and (SDCASEA) San Diego Chinese American Science and Engineering Association is hosting a forum that promote and strengthen the US-Taiwan corporations.

Please use this opportunity to register for both events.





7:45- 8:15 am ~ Breakfast

Morning session ~ Moderator - JS Chen, William Prager Chair Professor, Structural Engineering, UCSD

8:15- 8:30 am ~ Opening Remarks

Jay Hwang, President of SDCASEA

Shu Chien, Professor of Bioengineering & Medicine and Director of IEM, UCSD

Richard Chang, Director, Science and Technology Division, Taipei Economic & Culture Office in Los Angeles (TECO-LA)

Jeng-Jiann Chiu, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, ROC

8:30- 9:00 am ~ Alan Paau, CEO of Advance Immune Medical Systems

High Education, Research, &Technology Management In Knowledge Economy

9:00- 9:30 am ~ Dean Ho, Chairman and Co-Founder, KYAN Therapeutics

We are All Parabolas: The Arrival of Personalized Medicine

9:30- 9:45 am ~ Break

9:45- 10:15 am ~ Hsian-Rong Tseng, Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Introduction of CytoLumina Technologies Corp, a Journey Toward Non-Invasive Cancer Diagnostics

10:15- 11:15 am ~ Young Entrepreneur Journey

Dayu Teng, Co-founder of Drug Array

My Path to Entrepreneurship as an Engineering Student

Leon Ti-Hsuan Ku, Co-founder, Chief Development Officer, Cenezyme Biotechnologies

Fun and challenges for young entrepreneurs in the U.S. biomedical industry

Yi-Kai Lo, CEO of Niche Biomedical

Translating Laboratory Research to NewCo

Winston Chen, CEO of VOR

VOR: sense at ease 1.0

11:15 am - 12:00 pm ~ Panel Discussion

12:00 - 1:00 pm ~ Lunch


Afternoon session ~ Moderator - Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Professor, Geography Department, San Diego State University

1:00 - 1:30 pm ~ Henry Liu, project manager, clinical sequencing service and new drug development, Lihpao Life Corp

Precision medicine: from Targeted Diagnostics to Targeted Therapy, an Effort towards Total Solution

1:30 - 2:00 pm ~ Winston Z. Ho, Founder, President & CTO of Applied Biocode

Digital Barcode for Multiplex Molecular Diagnostics

2:00- 2:30 pm ~ Leigh Hsu, Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Lpath

Lpath, a San Diego biotech company from A to Z

2:30 - 2:45 pm ~ Break

2:45- 3:15 pm ~ Emil Tsai, CEO & Chair of the Board, SyneuRx

Ultimate translational study; bridging the gaps in developing novel therapeutics for CNS disorders

3:15 - 3:45 pm ~ Wayne W. Chen, Director of Lymphoma Service, NeoGenomics Laboratories

Tumor Molecular Profiling: Is Something Finally Happening?

3:45 - 4:30 pm ~ Panel Discussion

4:30 - 4:40 pm ~ Closing Remarks

Jeng-Jiann Chiu, Deputy Minister of MOST

Jay Hwang, President of SDCASEA


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Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, UC San Diego

La Jolla, CA 92093

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