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Table 1 The 2nd IGMC program

From: The second international genomic medicine conference (2nd IGMC, 2013): brief report and outcome

Day One
Sunday 24th November 2013
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Opening Ceremony
09:15-09:30 KAU Endowment (Wagf) Introduction
09:30-09:50 Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Swailem
“Saudi national science, technology and innovation plan towards knowledge based economy”
Chairpersons: Prof. Paolo Sassone-Corsi & Prof. Adnan Merdad
09:50-10:20 Prof. Jerry Shay
“Identification of small molecule inhibitors that target truncated adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in colon cancer”
10:20-10:50 Prof. Albert Joseph Fornace Jr.
“Addition of metabolomics to the omics spectrum for cancer biomarker development – demonstration with the KrasG12D mouse model for pancreatic carcinoma”
10:50-11:05 Coffee Break
Chairpersons: Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis & Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Swailem
11:05-11:35 Prof. Angel Carracedo
"Pharmacogenomics of CRC treatments"
11:35-11:55 Dr. Abdelbaset Buhmeida
“Molecular characterization of colorectal carcinoma of Saudi Arabian patients and identification of predictors of disease outcome”
11:55-12:15 Dr. Brian Meyer
“Application of next generation sequencing in oncology”
12:15-12:35 Dr. Ashraf Dallol
"The methylome of breast cancer in Saudi Arabia "
12:35-13:30 Prayers, Lunch & Poster Sessions
Chairpersons: Prof. Eberhard Nieschlag & Dr. Sultan Al-Sedairy
13:30-14:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH
PROF. ERWIN NEHER (Nobel Prize Laureate)
“Ion channels: their discovery, their function, and their role in disease”
14:30-14:50 Dr. Ibrahim Abdulkareem
“How does Arab genome different from other genomes”
14:50-15:45 Coffee Break & Poster Sessions
Chairpersons: Prof. Albert Fornace Jr & Dr. Mohammed Al-Balwi
15:45-16:15 Prof. Paolo Sassone-Corsi
“Epigenetics and metabolism: The clock connection”
16:15-16:45 Prof. Frank Hu
“Nutritional genomics and metabolomics in obesity and type 2 diabetes”
16:45-17:05 Prof. Valerio Orlando
“Epigenetic control of cell identity and plasticity”
Day Two
Monday25 th November 2013
08:30-09:00 Reception, Coffee & Poster Sessions
Chairpersons: Prof. Sudhir Kumar & Dr. Adeel Chaudhary
09:00-09:30 Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis
“Understanding the phenotypic impact of non-coding sequence variation”
09:30-10:00 Prof. Sudhir Kumar
“Next generation methods and tools for timing the evolution of species and strains”
10:00-10:30 Prof. Adam Godzik
“Structural systems biology – from bacterial to cancer networks”
10:30-10:50 Dr. Barry Merriman
“Solving genetic disease at the population scale”
10:50 – 11:05 Mr. Ayman Abuelela
“Sialyl Lewis X/A-forming glycosyl transferases controlled by prometastatic and cell stemness transcription factors: meta-analysis of ENCODE ChIP-Seq data."
11:05-11:20 Coffee Break
Chairpersons: Prof. Nobutaka Hirokawa & Dr. Aayed Robiaan Al-Qahtani
11:20-11:50 Prof. FooYew Liew
“The Immunogenetics of rheumatoid arthritis”
11:50-12:20 Prof. Ali Mobasheri
“Biomarkers of osteoarthritis: translating information from in vitro culture systems to human patients”
12:20 – 12:30 Dr. Hani Choudhry
“Unlocking the complexity of hypoxia non-coding transcriptome landscape of breast cancer”
12:30 - 12:40 Dr. Nouf Laqtom
“The regulation and function of miR-199-3p in CMV infections”
12:40-13:40 Prayer & Lunch
Chairpersons: Prof. Jerry Shay & Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani
13:40-14:10 Prof. Norbert Perrimon
“Signaling in time and space”
14:10-14:40 Prof. Nobutaka Hirokawa
“Intracellular transport and molecular motors, KIFs”
14:40-15:10 Prof. Stephen Scherer
“Autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders: so many genes involved”
15:10-15:40 Prof. Eric Olson
“The molecules and mechanisms of muscle development, disease and regeneration”
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
Chairpersons: Prof. Ali Mobasheri & Prof. Jaudah Al-Maghrabi
16:00-16:20 Dr. Muhammad Abu-Elmagd
“Sprouty2 mediated tuning of signaling is essential for somite myogenesis“
16:20-16:50 Prof. Ashok Agarwal
“Impact of sperm chromatin damage on natural fertility and art success: evidence based medicine”
16:50-17:20 Prof. Eberhard Nieschlag
“Genetics of male infertility”
17:20-17:50 Closing Remarks & Ceremony
Day Three
Tuesday 26 th November 2013
08:00-17:00 Application of Molecular Cytogenetics (Dr. Ibtessam Ramzi Hussein)
08:00-17:00 High Throughput DNA Sequencing (Dr. Ashraf Dallol)
08:00-17:00 Application of Molecular Genetics (Dr. Muhammad Imran)
08:00-17:00 Application of Microarrays (Dr. Hans Schulten)
08:00-17:00 Flow Cytometry in Oncology (Dr. Farid Ahmed)
Day Four
Wednesday 27 th November 2013
08:00-16:00 Power of Bioinformatics (Dr. Sajjad Karim)