Inaugural SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2013 Programs & Speakers


24 October 2013, Thursday (Day 1)

0800 – 0850hrsRegistration & Coffee/ Tea
0850 – 0855hrsWelcome Speech

Prof Chuen Neng Lee

President SOCRATES

Chairman, University Surgical Cluster, NUHS, SINGAPORE
0855 – 0900hrsOpening Address by Guest of Honour

Mr Chuan Poh Lim

0900 – 0930hrsClinical Applications for Extracellular Vesicles, An Overview

Prof Ralf Huss

Chief Scientific Officer, Apceth GmbH & Co. KG, GERMANY
SESSION IDiagnostics

Chairpersons: Dr Lim Sai Kiang / Prof Gerard Pasterkamp
0930 – 1000hrsCirculating miRNAs in Prognosis and Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease

Prof Mark Richards

Professor in Medicine and Director

Cardiovascular Research Institute, NUHS, SINGAPORE
1000 – 1030hrsPlasma Vesicles in High Risk Pregnancy

Prof Kok Hian Tan

Chairman, Division of O&G, KKH

Academic Chair of Singhealth Duke-NUS OBGYN ACP, SINGAPORE
1030 – 1100hrsCoffee / Tea Break
1100 – 1130hrsProtein Vesicle Content and Cardiovascular Disease

Prof Dominique de Kleijn

Surgery National University of Singapore; Preclinical Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), NUHS, SINGAPORE
1130 – 1200hrsProteomics of Cancer Extracellular Vesicles

Prof Richard J. Simpson

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

La Trobe University, AUSTRALIA
1200 – 1230hrs

Lunch Talk
Characterisation of Exosomes and Microvesicles using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis

Mr Ben Owen

Product Specialist & Business Development Manager, Nanosight
1230 – 1330hrsLunch
SESSION IIEducational Course by International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV)

Chairpersons: Prof Dominique de Kleijn / Prof Mark Richard
1330 – 1400hrsExtracellular Vesicles: Nomenclature, History and Biological Importance

Assoc Prof Yong Song Gho

Division of Molecular and Life Sciences

Pohang University of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
1400 – 1430hrsStem Cell Biology and Extracellular Vesicles

Dr Sai Kiang Lim

Research Director, A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, SINGAPORE
1430 – 1500hrsExtracellular Vesicles in the Central Nervous System

Asst. Prof Lawrence Rajendran

Division of Psychiatry Research, ETH Zurich, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
1500 – 1530hrsCoffee / Tea Break
1530 – 1600hrsThe Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer and Potential for Therapy

Prof Dwijendra Gupta

Department of Bio-Chemistry, University of Allahabad, INDIA
1600 – 1630hrsDissecting the Content of Exosomes and Other Extracellular Vesicles

Prof Richard Simpson

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

La Trobe University, AUSTRALIA
1630 – 1700hrsMicrovesicular Biomarkers of Glioma – A Model for Consortium Studies

Assoc Prof Fred Hochberg

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
1900 – 2200hrsSPEAKERS DINNER (By invitation)

25 October 2013, Thursday (Day 2)

SESSION IIITherapeutics

Chairpersons: Prof Lee Chuen Neng / Prof Gert Storm
0830 – 0900hrsRegistration & Coffee/ Tea
0900 – 0930hrsGenetic Approaches to Understand EV Biogenesis and Protein Budding

Prof Stephen Gould

Department of Biological Chemistry,

John Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
0930 – 1000hrsBiochemical Potential of MSC Exosomes

Dr Ruenn Chai Lai

Research Fellow, Exosomes and Secreted Nano-vesicles

A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, SINGAPORE
1000 – 1030hrsVesicles and Kidney Failure

Prof Marianne Verhaar

Head Dept Nephrology and Hypertension, UMC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
1030 – 1100hrsCoffee/ Tea Break
1100 – 1130hrsSynthetic Vesicles

Prof Gert Storm

Department of Pharmaceutics, Utrecht University, NETHERLANDS
1130 – 1200hrsCapturing EpCAM Positive Exosomes by Peptide Aptamer-Immobilized Materials

Prof Kiyotaka Shiba

Division Chief of Protein Engineering

Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, JAPAN
1200 – 1215hrs

Selected Abstract
Protein Composition of Malassezia Sympodialis Extracellular Vesicles

Prof Annika Scheynius

Department of Medicine Solna, Translational Immunology Unit

Karolinska University Hopsital, SWEDEN
1215 – 1230hrs

Selected Abstract
Urinary Exosomes for Cancer Biomarker Discovery

Dr Lingzhi Wang

Research Fellow, Experimental Therapeutics,

Cancer Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
1230– 1330hrsLunch

Chairpersons: Prof Tan Kok Hian / Prof Marianne Verhaar
1330 – 1400hrsBiobanking & Applications (General)

Prof Gerard Pasterkamp

Department of Cardiology, UMC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
1400 – 1430hrsAsian Biobanking

Dr Mark Chan Yan Yee

Cardiac Department, National University Heart Centre Singapore, SINGAPORE
1430 – 1500hrsProteomics

A/Prof Siu Kwan Sze

Director of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility, School of Biological Sciences, NTU, SINGAPORE
1500 – 1530hrsCoffee/ Tea Break
1530 – 1600hrsUncovering RNA biomarkers in Exosomes and Microvesicles: The Power of Deep RNA Sequencing

Dr Alexander Lezhava

Group Leader, Translational Research, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE
1600 – 1630hrsNative and artificial extracellular vesicles: Characterizing and manipulating their properties – From single cells to single molecules

Prof Horst Vogel

Biophysical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

1630 – 1700hrsThe US National Institute of Health (NIH) Extracellular RNA Communication Program

Dr Danilo Tagle

Associate Director for Special Initiatives, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, USA
1700 – 1710hrsClosing Speech

Prof Chuen Neng Lee

President SOCRATES

Chairman, University Surgical Cluster, NUHS, SINGAPORE
1710 – 1830hrsNetworking Coffee / Tea (All are invited)


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