Qatar University Life Science Symposium (QULSS 2014) Program

TUESDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2014
08:00-08:45Registration
OPENING CEREMONY
08:45-09:00
Dr. Eiman Mustafawi Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University
09:00-09:15
Dr. Fatima Al-Naemi Head, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University
SESSION 1: EPIGENETICS AND CANCER
ModeratorsDr. Fatima Al-Naemi & Dr. Said Sif
09:15-10:00
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Johannes L. Bos, Center for Molecular Medicine, Molecular Cancer Research, University Medical Center Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
Targeting the Ras pathway for personalised cancer treatment
10:00-10:15Questions & Answers
10:15-10:30Coffee break
10:30-11:00
Dr. Ali Hamiche, IGBMC, CNRS UMR 7104/INSERM,
Illkirch, FRANCE Epigenetic regulation by histone variants
11:00-11:30
Dr. Alejandro Vaquero, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, SPAIN
Role of Sirtuins in genome stability under stress
11:30-12:00
Dr. Said Sif, DBES, CAS, Qatar University. QATAR
PRMT5 induces lymphoma cell death through RB and PRC2 reactivation
12:00-13:30Lunch
SESSION 2: COMPLEMENTARY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND
TREATMENT
ModeratorsDr. Bared Safieh-Garabedian and Dr. Ali Eid
13:30-14:15
Dr. Rabah Iratni , United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Carnosol inhibits histone acetyl tranferase and suppress tumor growth and metastasis of breast cancer
14:15-14:45
Dr. Ali Eid, DBES, CAS, Qatar University, QATAR
Marjoram inhibits norepinephrine-induced malignant phenotype
of triple-negative breast cancer cells.
14:45-15:15
Dr. Abdelmonem Hasan, Heath Sciences Department, CAS, Qatar University, QATAR
Nutrition Therapeutics for Cancer
15:15-15:45
Dr. Konduru S. Sastry, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, QATAR
Targeting proapoptotic protein BAD inhibits survival and self-
renewal of cancer stem cells”.
15:45-17:00
Poster session
WEDNESDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2014
SESSION 3: CANCER DRUG DISCOVERY: MOLECULAR APPROACHES
ModeratorsDr. Khalid Al-Ali and Dr. Samir Jaoua
08:30-09:15
Prof. Mohammad R. K. Mofrad, PhD- University of California Berkeley USA
Molecular Dynamics of Integrin-Mediated Focal Adhesions: Therapeutic Opportunities in Cancer
09:15-10:00
Prof. Mohamed Dahmani Fath Allah, College of Graduate Studies, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of BAHRAIN
EGFR as a target for the development of cancer immune therapy in the Arabian Gulf Region: An integrated Biotech Approach
10:00-10:45
Prof. Lotfi Chouchane, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, QATAR
Breast Cancer in Arab Populations: the search of genes associated with aggressive forms
10:45-11:15
Prof. Feras Al-Ali, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University. QATAR
Bioactive withanolides from Withania obtusifolia”.
11:15-11:30Questions & Answers
11:30-13:00LUNCH
SESSION 4: ENVIRONMENT AND CANCER
ModeratorsProf. Ipek Goktepe and Dr. Roda Al-Thani
13:00-13:45
Dr. Lucia Migliore, Medical School, Università di Pisa, ITALY
Dietary factors, genetic and epigenetic biomarkers involved in the development of colorectal cancer
13:45-14:15
Dr. Mohamed AlHajri, CDC, Supreme Council of Health, QATAR
Cancers caused by infectious diseases
14:15-14:45
Mr. Robert Moorhead, NHS-PMO, Supreme Council of Health, QATAR
The Qatar National Health Strategy: Transforming Health
14:30-15:30General discussion and recommendations on Molecular Cancer research
Panel Discussion: Moderator: Dr Fatima Al-Naemi
15:30-16:00Closing Ceremony
ORGANIZING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
-Dr. Samir Jaoua, Chair
-Dr. Fatima Al-Naemi
-Dr. Said Sif
-Dr. Ipek Goktepe
-Dr. Nabil Zouari
-Dr. Ali Eid
-Dr. Mohammad Al-Ghouti
-Mrs. Susan Al-Khatib
INVITED SPEAKERS:
-Prof. Johannes L. Bos, [Keynote speaker] Director Center for Molecular Medicine, Molecular Cancer
Research , Director of the Cancer Genomics, Centre of the Netherlands Genomics Initiative; Director of
the Centre for Biomedical Genetics, Utrecht, The Netherlands -Prof. Mohamed Dahmani Fath Allah, Dean College of Graduate Studies. College of Graduate Studies, Arabian
Gulf University, Kingdom of BAHRAIN
-Prof. Lotfi Chouchane, Assistant Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar,
-Prof. Mohammad R. K. Mofrad, Director, Molecular Cell Biomechanics Laboratory, University of California
Berkeley, USA
-Dr. Ali Hamiche, IGBMC, CNRS UMR 7104/INSERM, Illkirch, France
-Dr. Alejandro Vaquero, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, SPAIN
-Dr. Said Sif, DBES, CAS, Qatar Univ. QATAR
-Dr. Ali Eid, DBES, CAS, Qatar Univ. QATAR
-Dr. Abdelmonem Hasan, Department of Health Sciences, CAS, Qatar Univ. QATAR
-Dr. Rabah Iratni Univ. of UAE
-Dr Konduru S. Sastry, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, QATAR
- Prof. Feras Al-Ali, College of Pharmacy, Qatar Univ. QATAR
-Dr. Lucia Migliore, Medical School, Università di Pisa, Italy
-Dr. Mohamed AlHajri, CDC, Supreme Council of Health, Qatar
-Mr. Robert Moorhead, NHS-PMO, Supreme Council of Health, Qatar
CONTACT:
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences. Qatar University
P. O. Box. 2713- Doha, Qatar
Tel: (+974) 4403 4534
Fax: (+974) 4403 4531
Email: [email protected]
http://www.qu.edu.qa/artssciences/bioenvi/environmental/index.php
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