Concurrent Session Invited Speakers

Monday 19th August 2019

10.45 am - 12.45 pm

CS 1  : Molecular Parasitology

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Arnab Pain

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Saudi Arabia

Understanding Zoonotic Malaria Parasites – Using Genomics-driven Approaches


Julien Lescar

Nanyang Technological University 


Perspectives For the Treatment of Flavivirus Infections Using Therapeutic Antibodies And Antiviral Compounds

CS 2  : Genetics


Sara Sandin

Nanyang Technological University


Cryo-EM And Correlative Imaging Of DNA-Binding Proteins

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Rozita Rosli

University Putra Malaysia


Putting The Brakes On Breast Cancer Recurrence:

Targeting Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-Positive Cells With Citral

CS 3  : Protein Structure, Function             & Dynamics


Pimchai Chaiyen

Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)


Enzymatic Cascades For Biocatalysis, Biodetection And Biofuel

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Lu-Hua Lai

Peking University


Rational design of protein activators

Monday 19th August 2019

1.45 pm - 4.15 pm

CS 4  : Parasitic Diseases


Christian Doerig

Monash University


Host Cell Response To Wolbachia And Malaria Infections: Insights From A Signalome-Wide Approach


Indra Vythilingam

University of Malaya


New Strategies For Vector Control to Prevent Dengue Transmission

CS 5  : Networks & Systems

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Koichi Homma

Teikyo University


Molecular Basis of Imprinting Behavior As Early Learning In Chicks

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Ishwar Parhar

Monash University


Kisspeptin pathway of fear memory consolidation

CS 6  : Cell Biology

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Chao-Wen Wang

Academia Sinica


Seipin mediates sphingolipid homeostasis at a subdomain of the endoplasmic reticulum in close vicinity to the lipid droplet

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Kay-Hooi Khoo Academia Sinica 


Glycotopes and Protein Glycosylation Analysis at Omics Level

Tuesday 20th August 2019

10.45 am - 12.45 pm

CS 7  : Viral Diseases

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Gong Cheng

Tsinghua University


A Gut Commensal Bacterium Promotes Mosquito Permissiveness to Arboviruses

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Kok-Lian Ho

University Putra Malaysia

Atomic structure of Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus: an evidence of Gammanodavirus

CS 8  : Molecular Medicine


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Suzana Makpol

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Antioxidants in ageing and degenerative diseases

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Hoh Boon Peng

UCSI University


Tracing the footprints of positive selection against malaria

CS 9  : Epigenetics & Stem cells

Co-hosted by College of Pathologist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia  

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Cheong Soon 


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman


Umbilical Cord-Derived Non-Haemopietic Stem Cells - From Bench To Clinic

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Tan Geok Chin

University Kebangsaan Malaysia 

Placenta as a Source of Stem Cells

Tuesday 20th August 2019

1.45 am - 4.15 pm

CS 10  : Novel Therapeutics

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Lim Siew Pheng

Novartis Institute For Tropical Diseases, Chromos, Singapore

Dengue Virus NS5 RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Drug Discovery

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Oon Chern Ein

University Sains Malaysia

Sirtuin Inhibition In Cancer: A Therapeutic Strategy

CS 11  : Neuronal Disorders

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Anthony Lim

University of Hong Kong

Brain pacemaker and molecular signaling: From antidepressant to memory enhancement​


Joan Guinovart

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)


Lafora disease

CS 12  : Bioinformatics

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Peter Bond

Bioinformatics Institute (BII), A*STAR


Battling Infectious Diseases: From Molecules to Systems

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Shandar Ahmad

Jawaharlal Nehru University


Multi Scale Data Driven Biology

Wednesday 21st August 2019

1.45 am - 4.15 pm

CS 13  : Immunology


the Biochemical Society 2020 International Award lecture

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Tham Wei Hong

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research


Naturally Acquired Human Monoclonal Antibodies To
Plasmodium vivax

Tham Wei Hong will receive the Biochemical Society 2020 International Award during this session

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Edmond Hsieh

Academia Sinica


CLEC5a/TLR2 Heterocomplex As Novel Therapeutic Targets For Acute Viral Infections  

CS 14  : Systems Biology



Varodom Charoensawan

Mahidol University


Systems Biology Of Gene Expression Regulation:

From Genome-Wide To Single-Cell Resolutions

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Amit Singh

Indian Institute of Science

Network biology approach to potentiate the action of β-lactam/ β –lactamase inhibitor combination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

CS 15  : Fundamental Science to Commercialisation

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Hye-Kyung Na

Sungshin Women's University

South Korea

15-Keto Prostaglandin E2 Suppresses STAT3 Signaling and Inhibits Proliferation and Progression of Breast Cancer Cells

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Young-Joon Surh

Seoul National University

South Korea

Natural products for drug development

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Tse-Wen Chang

Immunwork Inc.


The Invention And Commercial Development

Of Two Series Of New Drugs

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Sarah Huggett

Research Networks, Elsevier


An exploration of CRISPR research and its impact beyond the world of research

Thursday 22nd August 2019

9.00 am - 11.15 am

CS 16  : Mechanisms of Drug 


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Souvik Bhattacharjee

Jawaharlal Nehru University


The Induction Of Artemisinin Resistance Involves Remodeling Of The Malaria Parasite And The Human Red Cell By Vesicle Amplification

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Renaldo Garcia

National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) 


Exosomes And Tunneling Nanotubes As Conduits For Cancer Spread And Chemoresistance

CS 17  : Cancer


Weang-Kee Ho

University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model For Asian Women

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Sok Ching Cheong

Cancer Research Malaysia

Genome-Wide CRISPR-Cas9 Knockout Screen Identifies Targetable Genetic Vulnerabilities In Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC)

CS 18  : Agriculture Biochemistry


Harikrishna Kulaveerasingham

Sime Darby Technology Centre


Taking Genomics To The Next Level Using Digital 4.0

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Rofina Yasmin Othman

University of Malaya


Plant derived biomolecules as a useful platform for the production of chimeric anti-toxoplasma antibodies