Symposium 2


Day I: Sunday : January 23, 2005

08.00 – 08.45 hrs


08.45 – 09.00 hrs


09.00 – 10.00 hrs
Introductory remarks
Inaugural Address
Mr. Pankaj R. Patel
, Chairman & Managing Director, Zydus Cadila
10.00 - 10.30 hrs   Tea Break
10.30 - 11.30 hrs
Key-Note Address

"Gene Therapy: Ups and Downs"

Prof. Inder M. Verma
Professor, Laboratory of Genetics,
The Salk Institute, La Jolla,
California, USA

11.30 - 12.15 hrs
Invited Lecture
(IL – 1)

"From Genome to Therapy"

Dr. Dalia Cohen
Vice President and Global Head of Functional
Genomics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, USA

12.15 - 13.00 hrs
(IL – 2)

"From genome to systems to targets: the path with yeast"

Dr. Steve Oliver
Professor of Genomics,
Faculty of Life Sciences
University of Manchester, United Kingdom

13.00 – 14.00 hrs   Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 hrs
(IL –3)

"Coordinating roles of PPARs in energy homeostasis and tissue repair"

Dr. Walter Wahli
Professor and Director
Center for Integrative Genomics
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

14.45 - 15.30 hrs
(IL –4)

“Basic molecular biology of nuclear steroid receptors”

Dr. Shigeaki Kato
Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences,
University of Tokyo, Japan
15.30 - 17.00 hrs   Tea Break & Poster Session
17.00 - 17.45 hrs
(IL –5)

“Peptides for treatment of benign and malignant tumors”

Prof. Dr. Juergen Engel
Chairman and Managing Director
Zentaris GmbH, Germany

17.45 - 18.30 hrs
(IL –6) 

“Mapping the human kineome and phosphoproteome with antibody and peptide probes”

Prof. Steven Pelech, Ph.D.
Professor, The Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada
President & CSO, Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation, Canada

19.00 hrs Onwards   Dinner & Cultural Program

Day II : Monday : January 24, 2005
08.30 - 09.30 hrs
Key-Note Address

"Intrinsically Unfolded Proteins: What is their Possible Biological Role?"

Prof. Joel L. Sussman
The Morton and Gladys Pickman Professor of Structural Biology
Institute of Science, Israel
09.30 - 10.15 hrs
(IL –7) 

"Peptide Toxin from Indian Cone Snails : Revisiting the Chemistry & Biology of Natural Products "

Prof. P. Balaram
Molecular Biophysics Unit
Indian Institute of Science, India

10.15 - 10.45 hrs   Tea Break
10.45 - 11.30 hrs
(IL –8) 

“Channelling mechanism as revealed from the crystal structure of a fatty acid b-oxidation multienzyme complex”

Prof. Kosuke Morikawa
Director, Biomolecular Engineering Research Institute
Osaka, Japan
11.30 - 12.15 hrs
(IL –9)

"The Application of Proteomics Technologies in Pharmaceutical Industry"

Dr. Hanno Langen
Head of Proteomics Initiative, Roche Center for Medical Genomics, Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
12.15 - 13.00 hrs
(IL –10)

"Comparative proteomics In slico for drug target indentification"

Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari
Institute of Genomics & Integrative
Biology, India
13.30 - 13.45 hrs
(IL –11)

“ Application of an Integrated Biological and Chemical Genomics Platform for Identification and Validation of Drug Targets”

Dr. Deepika Madan
Director Automation
ALTANA Research Institute, USA
13.45 - 15.30 hrs   Lunch & Posters
15.30 - 18.00 hrs   Visit to Zydus Facilities/Ahmedabad City Tour
19.00 hrs Onwards   Cultural program of Zydus Research Centre & Dinner

Day III : Tuesday : January 25, 2005
09.00 - 10.00 hrs
Key-Note Address

"Proteomics Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of Cancers"

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
CEO for University of Michigan Health System
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics
University of Michigan, USA
10.00 - 10.45 hrs
(IL –12) 

“Genomic technologies to detect drug activities and potential liabilities"

Dr. Mark Cockett
Vice-President, Applied Genomics
Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
10.45 - 11.15 hrs   Tea Break
11.15 - 12.00 hrs
(IL –13) 

“Production of a Allelic Series of the Mouse Dishevelled 2 Gene: Determination of Developmental Pathways and Mechanisms Important for Neural Tube Closure”

Dr. Tony Wynshaw-Boris
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics
Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
Univ of California, San Diego, USA
12.00 - 12.45 hrs
(IL –14)

“Genetics on Embryonic Stem cells; closing the gap between yeast and mouse”

Dr. Andras Nagy

Department of Medical Genetics & Microbiology
University of Toronto, Canada
12.45 - 13.30 hrs
(IL –15)

"Design and Application of Synthetic Antibodies"

Dr. Sachdev Sidhu
Senior Scientist
Department of Protein Engineering
Genentech, USA
13.30 - 14.30 hrs   Lunch
14.30 - 15.15 hrs
(IL –16) 

“Conformationally-constrained Oxetane Modified Antisense Oligonucleotides Function Efficiently as Novel Gene Silencing Molecules "

Dr. Jyoti Chattopadhyay
Professor & Chairman
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry
Uppsala University, Sweden
15.15 - 16.00 hrs
(IL –17) 

“Nucleic Acid Based Therapeutics for Treating Human Malignancies”

Dr Alan M. Gewirtz
Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Professor,
Medicine and Pathology.
Leader, Stem Cell Biology & Therapeutics Program,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
16.00 - 16.30 hrs   Tea Break
16.30 - 17.15 hrs
(IL –18)

“Pharmacogenetics of hypertension”

Prof. G Neil THOMAS
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Community Medicine,
University of Hong Kong
17.15 - 18.00 hrs
(IL –19)

“Identifying and validating biomarkers that bridge the preclinical and clinical”

Dr Pauline Gee
Vice-President, Predictive Biology
MDS Pharma, UK
18.00 - 19.00 hrs   Panel Dicussion & Closing Ceremony


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