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Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

12/14 Zygmunta Noskowskiego

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2019 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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Welcome to the 2019 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (9th ICBB) to be held in Poznan, Poland during September 25-28, 2019.

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ICBB2019 is co-organized by Asia-Pacific Association of Science, Engineering and Technology, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University, and Chinese Journal of Biologicals, in collaboration with multiple academic affiliations.

Aims and Scope

The conference aims to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of BIOTECHNOLOGY and BIOENGINEERING, with topics ranging from: 1. Microbiology, virology, cytology and immunology; 2. Biological macromolecules, proteins and nucleic acids; 3. Biomaterials, biopolymers and bioenergy; 4. Biomedicine, biopharmaceuticals, pharmacology and toxicology; 5. Agricultural & food science and industrial biotechnology; 6. Applications in bioengineering, biomedical engineering & technology and other related fields.

Important Dates

Arrival & Check in: Sep. 25, 2019; Full Conference Days: Sep. 26-27, 2019; Academic Visit after conference (Optional): Sep. 28, 2019.

Program

The full conference days will last for two days from September 26 to 27, 2019.

Why attend

ICBB is designed to promote interactive discussions at both the talks and poster sessions, and will feature a mix of invited speakers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. The conference is therefore purposely broad to cover all aspects of biotechnology and bioengineering, a unique combination that is highly appreciated by the participants. Given the excellent line up of speakers and the meeting’s outstanding reputation, this is a ‘must’ attend for anyone interested in cutting edge research in biotechnology and bioengineering.

The conference aims to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of BIOTECHNOLOGY and BIOENGINEERING, with topics ranging from: 1. Microbiology, virology, cytology and immunology; 2. Biological macromolecules, proteins and nucleic acids; 3. Biomaterials, biopolymers and bioenergy; 4. Biomedicine, biopharmaceuticals, pharmacology and toxicology; 5. Agricultural & food science and industrial biotechnology; 6. Applications in bioengineering, biomedical engineering & technology and other related fields. ICBB2019 Conference are devided into several sessions/tracks, details are listed as follows:

1. Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Natural Products Biosynthesis

2. Molecular Biology & Neurobiology

3. High Content Screening (in Chemical Biology) / High-Throughput Screening

4. Ribonucleoproteins in Biotechnology & Bioengineering

5. Advances in Plant Biotechnology

6. 3D Cultures & Organoids

7. Materials & Biomaterials, Nanobiotechnology & Nanobiomaterials

8. Bioinformatics & Biocomputing

9. Nucleic acid - protein interactions.

10. Application of biotechnology in medicine, agriculture and industry.

Agenda

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Speakers

Prof. Ikuro ABE

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Ikuro Abe received his B.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1989) from The University of Tokyo. After two years postdoctoral research with Professor Guy Ourisson at the CNRS Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, and mostly with Professor Michel Rohmer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse (1989-1991), he moved to the USA to work with Professor Glenn D. Prestwich at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1991-1996) and then at the University of Utah (1996-1998). He returned to Japan to join the faculty at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka (1998-2009), and is currently Professor at The University of Tokyo (2009-). H-index: 39.

Research Interests: mostly focus on exploring and engineering the natural products biosynthesis.

Presentation Title: Engineered Biosynthesis of Medicinal Natural Products

Prof. Bozena Kaminska-Kaczmarek

Head of Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Graduated in 1985 from the University of Warsaw; did Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1991) at the Nencki Institute and postdoctoral training in 1994-1996 at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She returned to lead a research group at the Nencki Institute where she has been ever since. In 2001-2002 was a visiting scientist at the Brain Research Institute, UCLA, USA. In 2003 she received a national Professorship and became a head of the Laboratory of Transcription Regulation; in 2013 created a new Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology. H-index: 42.

Research Interests:Kaminska's group is focused on understanding molecular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and cancer related inflammation, in particular the role of chromatin modifications in transcription and their involvement in cancer.

Presentation Title: TBA

Prof. Tomasz Twardowski

Head of Department of Protein Biosynthesis, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

He is author of nearly 80 original experimental works, over 100 scientific statements, more than 200 review works and around 70 popular articles as well as author, co-author or scientific editor of 25 books. He has been promotor of 10 doctoral dissertations.

Research Interests: the regulatory mechanism of genome expression in eukaryotic systems, particularly in plants.

Presentation Title: Legal and Social Limitations of the Progress in Plant Biotechnology in EU

Prof. Dr. Takashi Jin

Nano-Bio Probes lab. RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR), Japan

Research Interests: research and develops novel nano-bio probes for visualization of molecular and cellular dynamics in biological systems

Presentation Title: Recent progress in molecular-imaging and techniques based on near-infrared fluorescent probes in the second optical window (1000-1400nm) (To be confirmed)

Prof. Dr. Silvia Mittler

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

She is running the Laboartory for Photonics of Surfaces and Interfeces, she was holding a Tier I Canada Reaserch Chair for 7 years (2004-2011). Her research was selected various times for an issue of the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.

Research Interests: Photonics of Surfaces and Interfaces: biomedical interface microscopy and sensors

Presentation Title: Omcvd gold nanoparticles for sensing: a waveguide transmission sensor and an ensemble linewidth narrowing effect

Dr. Derek James Dosdall

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Depatment of Surgery, University of Utah, USA.

Research Interests: focus on mapping of cardiac arrhythmias. He has developed chronic animal models of atrial fibrillation to investigate the substrate and conduction changes that occur in the cardiac tissue over time.

Presentation Title: Revolutionizing Treatments for Cardiac Arrhythmias through Biomedical Engineering (To be confirmed)

Prof. Hajime Mori

Department of Applied Biology, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.

Research Interests: Cell growth regulation by cell growth factor immobilized cypovirus polyhedra; Development of insect control method by using insecticidal protein immobilized polyhedra; Development and utilization of silkworm producing with the activity of cell growth factor

Presentation Title: A neurotrophin released from protein microcrystals by matrix metalloproteinases induces the alignment and differentiation of nerve cells

Dr. Naseem A. Gaur

Yeast Biofuel Group, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Research Interests: Focuses on the development of novel strains for second generation biofuels production, with special emphasis on yeast, Surface display of enzymes and consolidated bioprocessing. Monocomponent cellulase production and development of novel cocktails for deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass. He also maintains a strong interest in the field of multidrug resistance in human fungal pathogens.

Presentation Title: Yeast metabolic engineering for production of fuels and chemicals

Prof.Dr. Poonsuk Prasertsan

Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.

Current research: process development for production of valuable bioproducts such as ALA, enzymes, biopolymers, 1,3-propanediol, bioactive compound, compost, SCP, etc. from agro-industrial wastes and their applications; Improvement of wastewater treatment system; Biohydrogen production using dark- and photo-fermentation

Research interests: Environmental Biotechnology, Waste Utilization / Treatment, Fermentation Technology, Enzyme Technology

Presentation Title: Valorization of crude glycerol and tuna precooking water for production of biofuel and bioproducts from Enterobacter aerogenes

Dr. Giuliana d'Ippolito

Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare ICB-CNR, Italy

Author of more than 60 original research papers published on ISI journals, 1 patent, 1 book chapter. ISI-WOS h-index 16

Research Expertise: Isolation and structural elucidation of marine bioactive metabolites; functional products from marine organisms; related bio-based processes

Presentation Title: A sustainable bioprocess based on the marine microorganism Thermotoga neapolitana for the production of energy and functional products: perspectives and potential industrial applications

Dr. András Balogh

Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany

Research Topics: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Cancer Research Methods, Cancer Biology

Presentation Title: TBA

Dr. Nicola Wilck

Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany

Research Topics: Cell Biology, Immunology, Cardiology, Physiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Presentation Title: TBA

Dr. Lajos Markó

Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany

Research Topics: Currently focused on the understanding of the regulation of sodium homeostasis and its role in certain diseases such as psoriasis.

Presentation Title: Sodium Accumulates in the Skin of Psoriasis Patients and in Mice with Psoriasis-like Skin Disease

Dr. Wolfgang Fecke

Director General of EU-OPENSCREEN

Research Interests: chemical biology, drug discovery and target validation, assay development and high throughput screening.

Presentation Title: Access Models for the Chemical Biology Infrastructure EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC

Xiongming Du 杜雄明 教授

Professor, Institute of Cotton Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.

Research Area: Cotton genetics and germplasm

Presentation Title: Dissection of complicate genetic architecture and Identifying favorable alleles for improving key agronomic traits by genome-wide association study in upland cotton

Prof. Dr. Nongyue He

State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, China

Research Interests: Nanotechnology; Biosensors; Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Biochips; Microarrays; Biomedical devices

Presentation Title: Biomarkers Assay with the Help of Magnetic Nanoparticles

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