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.

Nobel Laureates-2015

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

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

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Zihe Rao,
Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Professor, Nankai University; Professor, The Biophysical Society of China, China

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

Dr. Bjoern Lindman,
Chair Professor, Lund University, Sweden

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

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


Dr. Zihe Rao

Zihe Rao is Professor of Nankai University, a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and also holds the following positions: Deputy of the National People's Congress; Standing Committee Member of the China Association for Science and Technology; President of the Biophysical Society of China; a Council Member of the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB); Board Member of the National Basic Science Research Program ("973")and Chairman of the Frontier Science Group; and Chairman of the National Key Research Program(2006-2020):"Protein Research Plan". Professor Rao's major research focus involves the structure, function and innovative drug discovery targeting important virus- and tumor-related proteins. Professor Rao has achieved a number of major research results in this area, with significant contributions relating to the SARS coronavirus, the influenza virus, and the mitochondrial respiratory membrane protein Complex II. To date, he has published 230 articles in international scientific journals, including 3 Nature papers and 2 Cell papers. His total number of citations exceeds 2,000. Professor Rao has also applied for 18 innovation patents. Professor Rao was honored with the Qiushi Outstanding Young Scholar Award in 1999; the He-Liang-He-Li Foundation Science and Technology Prize in 2003; the Chen Jiageng Science Prize for Life Science in 2006; the highest award from the Third World Academy of Science, the Trieste Science Prize, in 2006; and the first Life Achievement Prize from the Tan Jia-Zhen Awards for Life Sciences. Professor Rao was elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003, and a Member of the Third World Academy of Science in 2004.

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 Nobel Laureate Forum   Keynote Forum of WDD-2015 and CMCB-2015
Cluster 2 Scientific Program
Theme A: Cutting-edge Research on DNA and Genome Theme E: From Gene Therapy to Genome Medicine
Theme B: Versatile and Robust Genomic Toolkits Theme F: At Cross Road of Omics
Theme C: Breakthroughs in Genetics of Human Diseases Theme G: Translational Genomics & Genetics-Sustainability from Bench to Market
Theme D: Genetic Models and Non-Human Genetics/Genomics Theme H: Special Symposium of Nucleic Acids
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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Nobel Across China

The "Nobel Across China Program" aims to encourage young scientists to learn the frontier knowledge and strengthen the scientific information exchange, to generate impact on basic research in life science between China and the rest of the world.

Hosting Organization

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Operating Organization
China Council for the Promotion of Intemational Trade, Nanjing Sub-Council

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