BIT's 6th World DNA and Genome Day-2015
About WDD-2015

WDD, as one of the BIT's branched conferences, had been successfully organized in Dalian, Xi'an and Nanjing. In the wake of the successful hosting of the 61st Anniversary of DNA Double Helix, BIT's 6th Annual World DNA and Genome Day (WDD-2015) is committed to the promotion of cutting-edge progress in the field of whole life science industries with the theme of World's Dream of Bio-Knowledge Economy.

Keynote Forum-2015

Dr. Bruce A. Beutler,
Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
USA

Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2011

Dr. Tim Hunt,
Emeritus Group Leader, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Clare Hall Laboratories, Cancer Research, UK

Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2001

Dr. Vania Braga,
Deputy-Head, Molecular Medicine Section, Imperial College London, UK

Dr. Roman Zubarev,
Division Head, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Keynote Speakers of WDD and CMCB

Dr. Richard E. Palmer,
Head, Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory; Professor, University of Birmingham, UK

Dr. Bhanu P. Jena,
Distinguished Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Alain Bernard,
Vice President of Global Process Development and Industrialisation, Vice President of Biopharmaceutical Process Sciences, UCB S.A, Belgium

Dr. Walter Boron,
Professor & Chair, Case Western Reserve University, USA


Dr. Richard E. Palmer

Dr. Richard E. Palmer is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Birmingham and Head of the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, the first Centre for Nanoscience in the UK (1994). His research interests include atomic clusters, atomic imaging and manipulation, proteins, biochips and nanofabrication. He obtained his first degree (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) at Cambridge University, where he held 1851, Clare College and Royal Society Research Fellowships. He has held Visiting positions at Cornell, Oxford and Harvard Universities. He has been elected to Honorary Professorships at the University of Wales, Swansea and Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He was awarded the 1996 Charles Vernon Boys Medal of the Institute of Physics (IoP) and gave the Mott Prize Lecture in 1997 and IoP Ireland Lectures in 2006. He was Founding Chair of the IoP’s Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group. He was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree (dr. h.c.) by Hasselt University, Belgium in 2010 “for his pioneering work in nanoscale physics and his contributions to bridging the gap between nanoscience and nanotechnology". He is author of >300 publications plus 18 families of patent applications. He has given >200 invited lectures and his work has featured in >100 media articles/programs. He is a Member of seven editorial boards including Nano Energy, Small and ACS Nano and Editor of the Elsevier Series on Frontiers of Nanoscience. In 2012 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and awarded a Senior EPSRC Fellowship. He was recently (2013) also awarded the Senior Prize and John Yarwood Memorial Medal of the British Vacuum Council. His work has led to the formation of four spin-out companies, including Inanovate (protein biochips).


Dr. Bhanu P. Jena

Bhanu Pratap Jena is an American cell biologist and Professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, who in the mid 90’s discovered the porosome, demonstrated to be the universal secretory machinery at the plasma membrane in cells. Currently, the major focus of Professor Jena’s laboratory is to further determine the structure and conformation of the neuronal porosome using electron crystallography, X-ray solution scattering, and other approaches. Among the honors and awards, Professor Jena has received over the years are: Elected Foreign Member of the Georgian National Academy of Science; Fellow AAAS; the Swebelius Cancer Research Award, the Hallim Distinguished Award Lecture jointly with Prof. Ahmed H. Zewail; Sir. Aaron Klug Award; ASAS Basic Biological Science Award; Ranbaxy Basic Research in Medical Sciences Award; Elected Foreign Member of the Korea Academy of Science & Technology; Elected Foreign Member of the National Academy of Medicine, Romania; George E. Palade Gold Medal, elected to the Academy of Scholars at Wayne State University; six Honorary Doctorates including one from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, jointly with Professors George E. Palade and Günter Blobel, and Distinguished Visiting Professorships from a number of academic institutions.


Dr. Bjoern Lindman

Björn Lindman is Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Lund, Sweden, where he has built up a large international research group focusing on colloid and interface science. Over the years he has been a Visiting Professor at several top universities all over the world and has received several prestigious honours and awards. He has been President of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists and the European Colloid and Interface Society, where he is also one of the founder and a honorary member. Prof. Lindman has published more than 600 papers, and co-authored 3 books and edited more than 10 books in the field of surface and colloid chemistry. Furthermore he is on the editorial and advisory boards for a number of international journals and a well known lecturer and consultant world-wide. Prof. Lindman has carried out extensive research in the areas of surfactant self-assembly, polymer-surfactant interactions, lipid organization, microstructure determination, microemulsions, and surfactants, polymers and their mixtures at interfaces.


Dr. Walter Boron

Walter F. Boron, MD serves as the David N. and Inez Myers/Antonio Scarpa Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University. He has a strong background in cellular and molecular physiology and a special interest in the respiratory system. He worked at Yale University for 29 years, and served for a portion of that time as Chairman of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. He is an author of Medical Physiology. Dr. Boron’s honors include the Robert F. Pitts Award from the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Homer Smith Award from the American Society of Nephrology, and the Sharpey-Schafer Award from the Physiological Society. He is a former President of the American Physiological Society, and editor of Physiological Reviews.


Dr. Alain Bernard

Dr. Alain Bernard is currently Vice-president, Biopharmaceutical Process Sciences at UCB, overseeing manufacturing process developments for new chemical and new biological entities. He joined UCB in November 2006, from Serono where he was Director of Process Development. He had joined Serono in 1998 and was formerly responsible for the biotechnology department in the R&D function. Prior to that move, he was working at the Glaxo-Wellcome Institute of Molecular Biology in Geneva. Dr Bernard is serving on the Executive Committee of ESACT (European Societey of Animal Cell technology). He holds a PhD in biochemical engineering and worked both in the US and Europe on process/product development and reactor design for a variety of biotechnological processes. He has authored or co-authored many publications, international conference presentations and patents in the field of biotechnology.

Program Layout
Cluster 1 Main Conference
Part One:   Part Two:  
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Forum   Keynote Forum of WDD-2015 and CMCB-2015
Cluster 2 Scientific Program
WDD 01: DNA Damage & Repair, Genome Replication, and Genome Stability
WDD 02: DNA Replication and Related Enzymes
WDD 03: Special Symposium of Nucleic Acids
WDD 04: Functional Genomics Screening and High-Yield Genetics/Genomics, Next-Generation Sequencing
WDD 05: Cancer Genetics/ Genomics
WDD 06: Prenatal, Perinatal and Reproductive Genetics
WDD 07: Epigenomics, Sequencing and SNiPs
WDD 08: RNAi and microRNA Technologies
WDD 09: Neurogenetics, Neurodegeneration and Psychiatric Genetics
WDD 10: Animal Genetics/Genomics
WDD 11: Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics
WDD 12: Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy and Stem Cell Genomics
WDD 13: Pharmacogenomics, Personalized Medicine and Biomarkers
WDD 14: Metabolomics, Glycomics and Lipidomics
WDD 15: Forensic DNA Analysis
WDD 16: Genetics of Immune & Autoimmune Disorders
WDD 17: Plant and Crop Genetics/Genomics
WDD 18: Bioinformatics/Computational Tools, Big Data Analysis and Visualization
WDD 19: Structural and Functional Genomics
Cluster 3 Business Development
• Industrial Sponsored Symposia
• Matchmaking and Biopartnering
• Round Table Discussion
Cluster 4 Posters and EXPO

WDD-2015 will provide an ideal platform to showcase your new technologies and products in China. It is developed to maximize exposure of exhibitors, with coffee breaks and poster sessions for delegates taking place in the exhibition area.

• Meet face to face with key leaders in the field of gene and genomics
• Explore new business opportunities both at home and abroad
• Spotlight your advanced technologies and their scientific and commercial applications
• Have the opportunity to network with those attending the conference in the exhibition hall

Cluster 5 Social Events
• Culture Activities-Art Performance and Show
• Cocktail Social Networking
• City Tour as Requested
• Field Trip to Universities/Industries, and Networking Tour
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