Professor, Department of Cell Physiology
The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan
Dr. Susumu Minamisawa is a Professor of Cell Physiology and a Chair of the department of Aerospace Medicine since 2012. I graduate from Hirosaki University in 1984 and had worked as Pediatrician for 9 years at Yokohama City University. I was a postdoctoral researcher for 4.5 years at department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.
Mechanisms of development of the cardiovascular system and the regulation of calcium signaling in the heart.
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Surgical and Tumor Biology, UK
Dr. Wen G. Jiang is currently a professor of surgery and tumour biology at Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK. He is also the Director of the Cardiff University-Peking University Joint Cancer Institute and the Academic Director of International Relations of Cardiff University. After graduated from Peking Medical School with MB BCh and completed surgical training in Peking′s hospital, he earned his MD from the University of Wales College of Medicine. He subsequently progressed his career at Cardiff to his current chair position.
His main research interest is cancer metastasis, angiogenesis and biomarkers.
Albany Medical College, USA
Dr. Paul J. Higgins received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from New York University in 1976. He joined the faculty of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Cornell University School of Medicine in 1977, where he was a member in the Cell Biology/Genetics and Molecular Biology/Virology Programs. Dr. Higgins is currently a Professor and Director of the Center for Cell Biology and Cancer Research at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He was the founding Vice President of the Albany Research Institute (ARI) and currently serves on the ARI Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman of National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense Review Panels, is a member of a number of federal and international study sections and received several prestigious awards including the Moyer Award and, most recently, the 2008 Excellence Award in Molecular Medicine. Dr. Higgins is a member of several journal editorial boards, edited books on cancer biology, and published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
Cell shape, proliferation and differentiation programs are regulated largely by complex interactions between growth factors and elements of the extracellular matrix.
Washington State University, School of Molecular Biosciences, USA
Chengtao Her is currently working as an Associate professor at School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, USA. His laboratory is working on the application of the state-of-the-art genomics and proteomics approaches to address fundamental questions related to mammalian DNA mismatch repair pathways. In particular, we are interested in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying mismatch repair genes in human cancer, as well as to study the roles of mismatch repair proteins in homologous recombination and other biological pathways facilitated by the identification and characterization of protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions. All current on-going projects in the laboratory utilize a combination of molecular biology/genomics, protein engineering/proteomics, and gene targeting approaches. A separate research interest of the laboratory is to develop a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-based protein-protein interaction assay system. Proteins are the ultimate players involved in the vast majority of biological processes and in most cases their functions depend on specific protein-protein interactions. Obviously, one of the central focuses of the emerging field of proteomics is to develop multitasking assay systems for analyzing proteome-wide protein interactions.
Application of the state-of-the-art genomics and proteomics approaches to address fundamental questions related to mammalian DNA mismatch repair pathways.
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), P.R. China
Dr. Shinuo Cao is an assistant professor in Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China. He has completed postdoctoral fellowship from Japan society for the promotion of science. He has received doctor degree from National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Japan. Dr. Shinuo Cao obtained bachelor and master degrees at Yanbian University in China.
Development of diagnostic methodsÃ¯Â¼Å’molecular targeted drugs and recombinant vaccines against protozoan parasites. Metabolic mechanisms of apicomplexan parasites.