Scientific Program

We are pleased to announce the 16th IUBMB Conference program.

 

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SundayJuly 17, 2016

  • 13:00 - 16:30

    Workshop on Biochemistry Education and Communication

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Rosemary Redfield, Canada, John Dawson, Canada, Francis Amara, Canada & Diane Ebert-May, USA

    1:00 pm: Transforming How We TEACH Is Good, BUT Transforming What We Expect Students to LEARN Is Better

    Diane Ebert-May, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University Ebert-May’s research investigates how college students learn best, and how college researchers (graduate students, postdocs and faculty) learn to become more effective instructors.

    1:50 pm: Workshop on ‘BOPPPS Model' Lesson Planning
    John Dawson, Director, CBS Office of Educational Scholarship and Practice, University of Guelph BOPPPS stands for ‘bridge, objective, pre-test, participatory learning, post-test, summary; these components provide an effective organizing structure for workshops and teaching sessions.

    2:40 pm: Break

    3:10 pm: Workshop on Active Learning in the Biomedical Sciences
    Francis Amara, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba This workshop is specifically designed for bioscience researchers; it will focus on 'Group Learning on Critical Appraisal of a Primary Biomedical Article'.

    4:00 pm: Mini-talks on Educational Innovations by Workshop Participants
    The format for these talks is an even-shorter version of a ‘PechaKucha’ talk, with 10 slides presented for 20 seconds each, for a total of 3 minutes 20 seconds. An additional 1.5 minutes will be allowed for one or two questions.

    4:00 pm: Janet Macaulay: Biochemistry Case Studies
    4:10 pm: Micaela Lopez Leon: The Transition Between High School and University
    4:20 pm: Rosie Redfield: What Would Useful Biochemistry Look Like?
  • 17:30 - 19:30

    Plenary Session 01: Cell Death & Aging

    Location: 1,2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Randal Johnston, Canada
    • Welcome Comments from IUBMB (Joan Guinovart), CSMB (Kristin Baetz) & PABMB (Hugo Maccioni)
    • Peter Lansdorp; Telomeres, Telomerase and Aging; University of Groningen, Netherlands
    • Karl Riabowol; Epigenomic Targets in Cancer and Aging; University of Calgary, Canada
    • David Andrews; Pores of No Return: How Bcl-2 Family Proteins Regulate Programmed Cell Death; University of Toronto, Canada
  • 19:30 - 21:00

    Welcome Reception hosted by Pascal Spothelfer from Genome BC

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:

MondayJuly 18, 2016

  • 08:30 - 10:00

    Plenary Session 02: Cancer Causes and Progression

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Catalina Lopez-Correa Genome BC, Canada, Co-Chair Beatriz Caputto, Argentina
    Supported by Applied Biological Materials Inc. (ABM)
    • Welcome Comments by the Honourable Amrik Virk, BC Minister for Technology, Innovation and Citizen Services
    • Harald zur Hausen; Nutritional Risk Factors for Colon and Breast Cancers and Multiple Sclerosis; German Cancer Centre, Heidelberg, Germany; supported by Applied Biological Materials Inc.; Nobel Laureate
    • Steven Jones; Genomic Analysis for Personalized Medicine; BC Cancer Agency, Canada
    • Beatriz Caputto; Can Tumor Growth Be Controlled by Controlling Lipid Synthesis?; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • 10:00 - 10:45

    Networking Break - Exhibit & Poster Viewing

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 01: Metabolic Signaling in Muscle

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Roger Brownsey, Canada
    • Amira Klip; Insulin Signals Leading to GLUT4 Translocation in Muscle Cells; Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
    • Sergio Lavandero; Cell Signaling Pathways in Cardiac Autophagy; Universidad de Chile, Chile
    • Uhtaek Oh; Physiological Implications of Anoctamin 1, a Calcium-Activated Chloride Channel; Seoul National University, Korea
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 02: Post-translational Modifications

    Location: 11, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Vincent Duronio, Canada
    • Brian Raught; Posttranslational Modification; Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada
    • Izabela Sadowska-Bartosz; Protein Glycation and Its Prevention in Disease and Aging; Uniwersytet Rzeszowski, Poland
    • Nelly Pante; Baculovirus-Induced Actin Polymerization is Involved in the Mechanism of Nuclear Import of AcMNPV Nucleocapsid; University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    • Steven Pelech; Positive and Negative Control of Protein-Serine/Threonine Kinases by Phosphorylation in the Catalytic Domain T-Loop; University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 03: Extracellular Matrix and Signaling

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Hugo Maccioni, Argentina
    • Louis Theret; Identification of LPR-1 as a Key Endocytosis Receptor for β1 Integrin in a Tumor Context; MEDyC Unit, Reims, France
    • Sherin Nawaito; MK5 Regulates Collagen Biosynthesis in Cardiac Fibroblasts and May Modulate Extracellular Matrix Remodelling in the Heart; Montreal Heart Institute, Canada
    • Dieter Brömme; The Concept of Ectosteric Inhibitors for the Selective Inhibition of the Degradation of Extracellular Matrix Proteins; University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Ming-Kang Lee; Endothelial-Derived Extracellular Matrix Preserves the Stemness of Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells; National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 04: Rapid Fire Presentations - Cellular Regulation I

    Location: 12, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Suzanne Gill, Canada
    • Camilia Lopez; Differential Response of Two Putative Wnt/β-Catenin Target Genes, cx43 and dax1 in 42GPA9 (Mouse Adult Sertoli) Cell Line; Universidad Austral de Chile
    • Jong Hoon Park; Epigenetic Activation of LY6K Predicts the Presence of Metastasis in Breast Carcinoma; Sookmyung Women's University, Korea
    • Shrivani Parahas; EGF/Ras/Erk Signalling Controls Growth Through Regulation of tRNA and rRNA Synthesis; U Calgary, Aberta
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    The Art of Science Communication: An Online Approach to Science Communication Training

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Geoff Hunt, Thomas Baldwin, USA

    The importance of effective communication skills is increasingly being recognized throughout the medical and scientific communities, especially amongst students. However, provision of proper, credible training in this area has failed to match the growing demand. In this session, representatives from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present about the society’s novel online training course, “The Art of Science Communication.” Attendees will learn about the genesis of the course, get exposed to course content and format, and will get hands-on experience working through actual exercises that are undertaken by course participants.
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Poster Session, Exhibits & Workshops

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Concurrent Session 05: Neurodegenerative Disease

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Randal Johnston, Canada
    • Juan Bolanos; Molecular Bases of the Metabolic Programs of Neurons and Astrocytes; Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
    • Ana Cristina Rego; Improved Mitochondrial Function in Huntington's Disease Through Regulation of PDH Activity; Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
    • Ellora Sen; Link Between Pentose Phosphate Pathway and Telomerase Activity in Glioblastoma; National Brain Research Centre, India
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Concurrent Session 06: Epigenetic Signaling & Regulation

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Raja Singh, Canada
    • James Davie; Nucleosomal Response Pathway and Immediate Early Gene Expression; University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Mathieu Lupien; The Chromatin Organization Reveals Functional Noncoding Mutations in Breast Cancer; Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
    • Mary Taub; Renal Proximal Tubule Na,K-ATPase Is Controlled by CREB-Regulated Transcriptional Coactivators and Salt-Inducible Kinase; University of Buffalo, USA
    • LeAnn Howe; RNA Polymerase II Stalling Targets Histone Acetylation to Active Genes; University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Concurrent Session 07: Novel Therapeutics

    Location: 11, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Caren Helbing Helbing, Canada
    • Linda Penn; Two Hits are Better Than One: Targeting the Metabolic Mevalonate Pathway to Effectively Trigger Tumour Cell Death; Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
    • Christian Baron; Structure and Chemical Biology Approaches to Understand Type IV Secretion System Function and Inhibition; Université de Montréal, Canada
    • Ingrid Elisia; The Efficacy of Topical All Trans Retinoic Acid (Vitamin A) as a Treatment for Melanoma; BC Cancer Research Centre
    • Mario Felicio; The Novel Antimicrobial Peptides Pa-MAP2 and 1.9 Have Different Mechanisms of Action against Bacterial Infections; Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Concurrent Session 08: Rapid Fire Presentations - Cellular Regulation II

    Location: 12, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Esther Verheyen, Canada
    • Ssang-Goo Cho; KRT Interacts with β-Catenin/RAC1 Complex to Regulate NUMB-Dependent NOTCH Signaling Pathway; Konkuk University, Korea
    • Andrew Freywald; EphB6 Supports Expansion of Tumour-Initiating Cells and Suppresses Drug Resistance in Triple Negative Breast Tumours; University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    • James Stewart; Generating Mouse Models to Study Mitochondrial DNA Disease and Aging; Max Planck Institute, Köln, Germany
    • Angeles Almeida; Regulation of Bcl-xL-ATP Synthase Interaction by Mitochondrial Cyclin B1-Cdk1 Determines Neuronal Survival; Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca, Spain
  • 15:15 - 15:45

    Networking Break - Exhibit & Poster Viewing

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Plenary Session 03: Signaling in Cell Biology & Development

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre
    Chairs: Andrew Simmonds, Canada
    • Tom Pollard; Molecular Mechanism of Cytokinesis; Yale University, USA; Gairdner Award, 2006
    • Esther Verheyen, Investigating Signal Transduction in Drosophila: A Powerful Model for Disease Mechanisms; Simon Fraser University, Canada; CSMB Grant and Moens Award of Excellence in Genetics
    • Lawrence Pelletier; Charting the Human Centrosome-Cilium Landscape; University of Toronto, Canada; CSMB Haynes Young Scientist Award in Genetics
  • 17:15 - 18:45

    Poster Mixer Session

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:

TuesdayJuly 19, 2016

  • 08:30 - 10:00

    Plenary Session 04: Circadian Rhythms

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Bruce Verchere, Canada
    • Michael Young; Molecular Regulation of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms; Rockefeller University, USA; Gairdner Award, 2012
    • Luis Larrondo; Synthetic Biology: From a Hybrid Circadian Oscillator to the Generation of Live Images and Clock-Based Eidetic Memory; Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
    • Ralph Mistlberger; Circadian Rhythms in Mammals; Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • 10:00 - 10:45

    Networking Break - Exhibit & Poster Viewing

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 09: Cancer Cells and Membranes

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Stathis Gonos, Greece
    • Jose Daniotti; The Many Lives of Antibodies to Gangliosides: Implications in Developing and Improvement of Immunotherapies; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
    • Andrew Quest; Caveolin-1, a Jekyll and Hyde in Cancer; Universidad de Chile, Chile
    • Shirin Bonni; Sumoylation Pathways Regulating EMT in Mammary Epithelial Cells and Tumor Metastasis; University of Calgary, Canada
    • Akira Kikuchi; CKAP4 Functions as a Novel Receptor for Dickkopf1, a Wnt Signal Inhibitor, and Might Be a Molecular Target for Cancer Therapy; Osaka University, Japan
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 10: Epigenetic Signaling & Regulation

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Jim Davie, Canada
    • Martin Montecino; Epigenetic Control of Mesenchymal Cell Fate; Andres Bello University, Chile
    • Jerry Workman; Protein Complexes that Modify Chromatin for Transcription; Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
    • Tarik Moroy; Growth Factor Independence 1b (Gfi1b) Regulates Wnt Signaling in Hematopoietic Cells by Recruiting LSD1 to β-Catenin Targets; IRCM, Canada
    • Kristin Baetz; The Lysine Acetyltransferase Complex NuA4 Regulates Cellular Phosphatidylinositol-4-Phospahate and Phospholipid Metabolism; University of Ottawa, Canada
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 11: New Technologies

    Location: 11, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: David Andrews, Canada
    • Ivan Molodtsov; Target and Biomarker Identification Platform to Design New Drugs against Aging and Age-Related Diseases; GERO, Russia
    • Amanda Harvey; Development of Robust in Vitro 3D Models of Human Tumours for the Identification and Evaluation of Anti-Cancer Drugs; Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    • Léo Aubert; A Cutting-Edge Surfaceome Approach to Unveil Key Players in Breast Cancer; Université de Montréal, Canada
    • Charlie Jeynes; Getting More From Telomere QFISH: Correlation of Super Resolution Microscopy and X-ray Spectroscopy; University of Exeter, UK
  • 10:45 - 12:00

    Concurrent Session 12: Rapid Fire Presentations - Cancer Origins and Treatment

    Location: 12, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Karl Riabowol, Canada
    • Cecilia Fonseca; FGF2 Enhances Replicative Stress and Leads to Permanent DDR and G2 Cell Cycle Block Selectively in K-Ras Transformed Cells; University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Ayenachew Bezework-Geleta; Assembly and Functions of Mitochondrial Respiratory Complex II in Breast Cancer; Griffith University, Australia
    • Mehdi Gharghabi; FHIT in Concert with p53 Modulates EGF-Dependent Cell Growth via Akt and COX-2 Signaling Crosstalk in MCF-7 Cells; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    • Ismael Samudio; UV Light-Inactivated HSV-1 Stimulates Natural Killer Cell-Induced Killing of Prostate Cancer Cells; BC Cancer Agency, Canada
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Workshop: NSERC News and Updates

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Enikö Megyeri-Lawless, USA
    NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Poster Session, Exhibits & Workshops

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 13:45 - 15:45

    Concurrent Session 13: Regulation of Stem Cells

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Joe Casey, Canada
    • Anna Bigas; β-Catenin Is Required for T Cell Leukemia Initiation and MYC Transcription Downstream of Notch1; Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM), Spain
    • Young-Joon Kim; Cell Type-Specific Regulation by Intragenic CpG Islands; Yonsei University, Korea
    • Dale Abel; mTOR Independent Regulation of Mitochondrial Metabolism and Autophagy by Akt; University of Iowa, USA
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Concurrent Session 14: Cell Death and Cell Survival

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Vince Duronio, Canada
    • Roger Chammas; Galectin-3 Determines the Tumor Cell Survival Srategy in Stressed Microenvironments; Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Carlos Menck; Mechanisms Protecting Tumor Cells from DNA Damage Induced By Chemotherapeutic Agents; Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
    • Efstathios Gonos; Proteasome Activation as a Novel Anti-Aging Strategy; National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Concurrent Session 15: Regulation by Photoresponses and Ions

    Location: 11, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Carlos Argarana, Argentina
    • Alfredo Herrera-Estrella; Linking Light Perception and Stress Responses in the Filamentous Fungus Trichoderma Atroviride; CINVESTAV, Mexico
    • Jorge Casal; Signalling Networks of Plant Photo-Sensory Receptors; IFEVA, Argentina
    • Gerhard Multhaup; Non-canonical Functions of the Beta-secretase (BACE1); McGill University, Canada
  • 13:45 - 15:15

    Concurrent Session 16: Rapid Fire Presentations - Neural Systems and Disease

    Location: 12, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Peter Dirks, Canada
    • Anirban Basu; HSP60 Plays a Regulatory Role in IL-1β Induced Microglial Inflammation via TLR4-p38 MAPK Axis; National Brain Research Centre, India
    • Brigitte van Zundert; Coupling of NR2A-NMDA Receptors to CaMKII Reactivates Dendritic and Spine Growth in Mature Hippocampal Neurons; Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile
    • Paola Marignani; Metabolic Changes Associated with the Development of Alzheimer's Disease; Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 15:15 - 15:45

    Networking Break - Exhibit & Poster Viewing

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 15:45 - 17:15

    Plenary Session 05: Signaling and Immune Function

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Sergio Grinstein, Canada
    • Tak Mak; Exploiting Oxidative Stress in Cancer; University of Toronto, Canada; Gairdner Award, 1989
    • Sergio Grinstein; Integrins Facilitate Fc Receptor Ligation and Src-Family Kinase Activation During Phagocytosis; University of Toronto, Canada
    • André Veillette; SLAM Receptors and Immune Responses; IRCM, Canada
  • 17:15 - 18:45

    Poster Mixer Session

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:

WednesdayJuly 20, 2016

  • 08:30 - 10:00

    Plenary Session 06: Regulation of RNA & Proteins

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Andy Wang, Taiwan
    • Andrew Fire; Regulatory RNA; Stanford University, USA; Nobel Laureate
    • Ulrich Hartl; Molecular Chaperones in Protein Folding and Proteostasis Maintenance; Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany; Gairdner Award, 2004
    • Nahum Sonenberg; Dysregulation of mRNA Translation by Signalling Pathways in Cancer and Neurodevelopmental Diseases; McGill University, Canada; Gairdner Award, 2008, IUBMB Lecture
  • 10:00 - 10:45

    Networking Break - Exhibit & Poster Viewing

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 17: Cancer Cells and Kinases

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Steve Pelech, Canada
    • Shoukat Dedhar; Integrin-Liked Kinase (ILK) Signaling in Development and Disease; BC Cancer Research Centre, Canada
    • Angel Nebreda; Regulation of Tumorigenesis by Stress Kinase Signaling; IRB, Spain
    • Liliana Attisano; Multidimensional Screening Identifies Positive and Negative Regulators of the Hippo Pathway; University of Toronto, Canada
    • Kalle Gehring; Cysteine Phosphorylation and Magnesium Homeostasis; McGill University, Canada
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 18: Apoptosis

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Vince Duronio, Canada
    • Irene Diaz-Moreno; Cytochrome C: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; University of Sevilla, Spain
    • Randal Johnston; Cell Death By Viral Oncolysis; University of Calgary, Canada
    • Gizem Dinler Doganay: Anti-Apoptotic BAG-1 Plays a Role in the Phosphorylation of BAD to Mediate Cell Survival in Breast Cancer Cells; Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 19: Metabolic Signaling

    Location: 11, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Christian Baron, Canada
    • Federico Mayor; The GRK2 Signalling Hub in the Molecular Physiopathology of Obesity-Related Diseases; Centro de Biologia Molecular, Spain
    • Patricia Bozza; Lipids and mTOR Signaling; FIOCRUZ, IOC, Brazil
    • Christopher Triggle; Metformin, an Antidiabetic and Putative Anti-Cancer Drug, Inhibits Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Autophagy; Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar, Qatar
  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Concurrent Session 20: Rapid Fire Presentations - Cardiac and Inflammatory Disease

    Location: 12, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Roger Brownsey, Canada
    • Mohamed Gad; Early Elevation of H2S in Serum of ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Patients; German University, Egypt
    • John Dawson; Characterizing Cardiac Actin Variants from Molecules to Organisms; University of Guelph, Canada
    • Ellora Sen; SIRT6 Regulates Hexokinase 2 Expression and Its Function; National Brain Research Centre, India
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Poster Sessions & Exhibits

    Location: Ballroom ABC, Lobby Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 13:45 - 19:30

    Free Afternoon for Sightseeing and Special Events

    Location: Delegate Services Information Desk, Convention Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
    For assistance with transportation, tours, events and dining, please visit the Delegate Services Information Desk
  • 19:30 - 21:00

    Conference Dinners

    Location: Delegate Services Information Desk, Convention Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
    Attendees are encouraged to select among multiple nearby dinner locations. Please visit the Delegate Services Information Desk for assistance.

ThursdayJuly 21, 2016

  • 08:30 - 10:00

    Plenary Session 07: Cancer Signaling Pathways

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Joan Guinovart, Spain, Co-Chair, Kristin Baetz, Canada
    • Alexandra Newton; Reversing the Paradigm: Protein Kinase C as a Tumor Suppressor; University of California, San Diego, USA; EC Slater Lecture
    • Morag Park; Met Receptor Tyrosine Kinase; Feedback Inhibition, Rewiring and Mechanisms of Resistance; McGill University, Canada; CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal
    • Kang-yell Choi; Destabilization of Ras via Targeting the Wnt/Beta-Catenin Pathway Is a Potential Therapy for Colorectal Cancer; Yonsei University, Korea
  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Networking Break

    Location: Foyer, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 10:30 - 12:00

    Concurrent Session 21: Parasitic and Bacterial Disease

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Jim Davie, Canada
    • Stephen Beverley; Endogenous RNA Viruses as Virulence Factors in Parasitic Protozoa; Washington University, USA
    • Ricardo Gazzineli; Non Canonical Inflammasome Activation During Malaria; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
    • Adriana Gruppi; Signaling in Regulatory B Cell Induction in Trypanosoma Cruzi Infection; CIBICI, Argentina
    • Gerry Wright; Mechanistic Diversity in Antibiotic Resistance; McMaster University, Canada; CSMB Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award
  • 10:30 - 12:00

    Concurrent Session 22: Metabolic Signaling and Diabetes

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Bruce Verchere, Canada
    • Antonio Zorzano; Role of Mitochondrial Dynamics on Metabolic Homeostasis; University of Barcelona, Spain
    • Alicia Kowaltowski; Caloric Restriction Increases Brain Mitochondrial Calcium Retention Capacity and Protects Against Excitotoxicity; Universidade de Sào Paulo, Brazil
    • Jason Millington; Control of Male-Female Differences in Growth by Sex Determination Gene Transformer during Development in Drosophila; University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Rodrigo Valenzuela; Anti-Steatotic Effect of Eicosapentaenoic Acid/Hydroxytyrosol Mixture in Liver of Mice Subjected to High Fat Diet; Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • 10:30 - 12:00

    Concurrent Session 23: Membrane Transport

    Location: 11, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Joe Casey, Canada
    • Wayne Lencer; Harnessing the Biology of Glycosphingolipid Trafficking for Biologic Drug Delivery; Harvard Medical School, USA
    • Elaine Leslie; Arsenic Transport by Human MRP1 (ABCC1) is Selectively Modified by Phosphorylation and N-Glycosylation; University of Alberta, Canada
    • Neal Ridgway; Oxysterol Binding Protein-Related Protein 1 (ORP1) is Required for Cholesterol Export from the Late Endosomes/Lysosomes; Dalhousie University, Canada
    • Anita Capalbo; Signaling Circuits Regulate PC-1 Exit from the Endoplasmic Reticulum Implications for the Therapy of Collagenopathies; CNR, Italy
  • 10:30 - 12:00

    Concurrent Session 24: Rapid Fire Presentations - Inflammatory Disease and ECM

    Location: 12, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Art Hilliker, Canada
    • Aaron Marshall; Control of B Lymphocyte Activation and Migration by PI 3-Kinase: Role of Inositol Polyphosphate 4-Phosphatases; University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Ivana Vrhovac Madunić; Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter Sglt1 (Slc5a1) Is Present in Various Murine Organs with Sex-Related Expression in Kidneys; Institute for Medical Research, Croatia
    • Galina Viryasova; CpG Oligonucleotides Activate Signaling Pathways in Human Neutrophils; Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
    • Wilhelm Chen; Controlling Cell Behaviours Through a Novel Research Platform with Modularity Among Integrin Ligands, Rigidity, and Topology; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 12:15 - 13:15

    Writing in Science: A Fundamental Skill for Scientists

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Phillip Nagley, Australia

    *Registration Fee: Included in Full Conference Registration
    *Open to ALL registered delegates

    The practice and development of science depends on effective communication, often involving the written word. A strong foundation on which writing should be based is a core process of scientific argument, namely: proposition; evidence; evaluation and conclusion. This core process is embedded in the traditional layout of scientific manuscripts that report primary research. Such core process of scientific argument also needs to be adhered to by writers collating and evaluating the published work of other scientists, for example, in authoritative reviews or in shorter articles highlighting recently published work. Other forms of scientific writing are carried out in a closed and confidential context, which also requires adherence to the core scientific argument. These include writing applications for grants or the peer review of manuscripts for publication or grant applications for funding, submitted by other authors. A particular need for precise argument and convincing logic applies when authors are responding to the comments of reviewers of articles submitted for publication, or to assessors of applications for funding. For all the above purposes, the writing must display a strong clarity of purpose and a high degree of precision in the words used. Moreover, the written work as a whole must be tailored at an appropriate level of detail (and choice of words) to optimally reach the intended wide audience or the smaller target group of particular people. Understanding the elements of written scientific communication and the various contexts in which it properly takes place are fundamental to the skill set of the scientist throughout his or her career.
  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Concurrent Session 25: Neurodegenerative Disease

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Randal Johnston, Canada
    • Rogrigo Cunha; Mechanisms Operated by Caffeine and Adenosine A2A Receptors to Control Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration; Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
    • Aleksandra Mladenovic-Djordjevic; Cholesterol Homeostasis in the Brain: Link to the Alzheimer's Disease; University of Belgrade, Serbia
    • Gerhard Multhaup; Elevated Amyloid Clearance Activity During Transition to Dementia Triggers Increased Levels of Abeta34; McGill University, Canada
    • Dominic Ng; Aurora a Regulation of Spindle-Associated WD40-Repeat Protein 62 is Required for Cell Cycle Progression and Brain Growth; University of Queensland, Australia
  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Concurrent Session 26: Post-translational Modifications

    Location: 8 & 15, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Steve Pelech, Canada
    • Shawn Li; Phosphotyrosine Profiling; Western University, Canada
    • Patrick O’Donoghue; Genetically Encoded Protein Phosphorylation; Western University, Canada
    • Adam Walker; Clearance of TDP-43 Pathology Prevents Disease Progression in New Transgenic Mouse Models of ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia; Macquarie University, Australia
    • Jerry Tien; Proteogenomic Analyses of Breast Cancer Cells Reveal Oncogenic Properties of CDK12 from Misregulation of Alternative Splicing; BC Cancer Agency, Canada
  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Concurrent Session 27: Membrane Proteins

    Location: 11, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Joe Casey, Canada
    • Jens Rettig; The Other Synapse: Calcium-Dependent Exocytosis in the Immune System; Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
    • Nicolas Touret; Ligand-Induced CD36 Receptor Nanoclusters Growth and Compaction Promote Signal Transduction; University of Alberta, Canada
    • David Richards; Engulfment During Phagocytosis: Combining Modelling and Experiment; Exeter University, UK
    • Jan Rainey; Structure-Function Correlation in the Apelinergic System; Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Concurrent Session 28: Cancer Stem Cells

    Location: 12, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Jim Woodgett, Canada
    • Jim Woodgett; Dissecting the Role of the Wnt and Other Signaling Pathways in Liver Development and Disease; University of Toronto, Canada
    • Peter Dirks; Controlling the Balance of Self-Renewal and Differentiation in Human Brain Tumors; Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
    • Emilia Lim; Comprehensive Sequence Analysis of Relapse & Refractory Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia; BC Cancer Agency, Canada
    • Tarik Moroy; Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein L (hnRNP L) Controls Caspase-Dependent Cell Death in Hematopoietic Stem Cells; IRCM, Canada
  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Networking Break

    Location: Foyer, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs:
  • 15:30 - 17:00

    Plenary Session 08: Membrane Proteins & Channels

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Jan Rainey, Canada
    • Joe Casey; SLC4A11- A Membrane Transport Protein Causing Corneal Blindness; University of Alberta, Canada
    • Richard Zimmermann; Mechanisms and Pathologies of Protein Transport into the Endoplasmic Reticulum; Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
    • Filip van Petegem; Regulation of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels by Calcium Ions and Auxiliary Subunits; University of British Columbia, Canada; CSMB New Investigator Award
  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Plenary Session 09: Closing Ceremony

    Location: 1, 2 & 3, Meeting Level, Vancouver Convention Centre East
    Chairs: Joan Guinovart, Spain, Kristin Baetz, Canada,, Hugo Maccioni, Argentina
    • Student Awards
    • Closing Remarks
    • Next IUBMB Congress in Seoul, Korea (Comments by Korean Delegates)

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