7th International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2016):

Proliferation, Differentiation and Apoptosis

21 – 23 October 2016

Venue: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Goa (www.ravindrabhavanmadgao.org), India


Friday, 21st October 2016

8:00 am – Onwards                 Registration

9:00 am – 11:00 am                 Scientific Session 1: Inauguration & Keynote Address

Chair: Prof. Keith Humphries, Director, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada

Inauguration of the conference by Dignitaries followed by keynote address

Role of microRNA haploinsufficiency in bone marrow failure
Dr. Aly Karsan, Medical Director, Centre for Clinical Genomics, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada

Characterizing leukemic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia
Dr. Christian Buske, Director, Institute of Experimental Cancer Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

11:00 am – 11:25 am               Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm                Scientific Session 2:

Chair: Dr. Dirk Eick, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Epigenetics, Helmholtz-Zentrum-Muenchen, Munich, Germany

Meis Transcription Factors in Normal and Leukemic Hematopoiesis
Dr. Keith Humphries, Director, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada

Characterizing Acute Myeloid Leukemia using Next Generation Sequencing and Mouse Models
Dr. Stefan Bohlander, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm              Lunch Break

 

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm              Scientific Session 3:

Chair: Dr. Stefan Bohlander, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

The epigenetic crosstalk between chromatin and RNA polymerase II
Dr. Dirk Eick, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Epigenetics, Helmholtz-Zentrum-Muenchen, Munich, Germany

Role of E3 ubiquitin Ligases in regulation of GCSFr and its functions
Dr. Arun Kumar Trivedi, Senior Scientist, Biochemistry Division, Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India

Validation of drug resistance and molecular mimicry between triple negative breast cancer patients and 3D cell culture systems
Dr. Rajani Kanth Vangala, Director of Research, Thrombosis Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Secretion of soluble CD146 by tumors stimulates vascularization, growth and survival: targeted therapy with a specific antibody
Dr. Marcel Blot-Chabaud, INSERM UMR-S 1076, Aix-Marseille University, UFR Pharmacy, Marseille, France

04:00 pm – 04:25 pm              Tea/Coffee Break

 

04:30 pm – 06:30 pm              Scientific Session 4

Chair: Dr. Christian Buske, Director, Institute of Experimental Cancer Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Mechanistic role of cytochrome P450 (CYP)1A enzymes in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-mediated lung tumorigenesis, and its prevention by omega 3-fatty acids : Novel mouse models for lung cancer prevention and therapy
Dr. Bhagavatula Moorthy, Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

Detection and implication of microsatellite instability (MSI) in the pathogenesis of human cancers
Dr. P.C. Sharma, Professor, University School of Biotechnology and Director Research and Consultancy, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

Role of MEIS2 In AML1-ETO Induced Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Dr. Vegi Naidu, Institute of Experimental Cancer Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Let-7b/FZD4 Axis in Mitochondrial Biogenesis: Role in Developmental Differences between Neonatal and Adult Megakaryocytes by Regulation of Wnt Signalling
Dr. Ravi Gutti, Stem Cells & Haematological Disorders Laboratory, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

End of the Day’s Program

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Saturday, 22nd October 2016

08:00 am – Onwards               Registration

09:00 am – 11:00 am              Scientific Session 5:

Chair: Dr. Rajani Kanth Vangala, Director of Research, Thrombosis Research Institute, Bangalore, India

A non-catalytic Breast Tumour Kinase (BRK) splice variant highlights Tyrosine kinome diversity in cancer
Dr. Kiranam Chatti, Principal Research Scientist, Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India

Notch1 Regulates CD133+ Cancer Stem Cell Mediated-Melanoma Growth and Lung Metastasis
Dr. Gopal Kundu, Scientist G, Laboratory of Tumor Biology, Angiogenesis and Nanomedicine Research, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, India

Alteration of Hepatic Stellate Cells Function with Immune Modulation in Resolution of Hepatic Injury and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Dr. Subhrajit Biswas, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

Elucidating mechanism how ?-catenin switches between cell adhesion and transcription roles to regulate cell proliferation and differentiation
Dr. DM Jamal, Senior Scientist, Cancer Pharmacology Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM-CSIR), Jammu, India

Brain tumor cellular architectures are predicted through phosphoprotein signaling measurements in two-cell system
Dr. Nataly Kravchenko-Balasha, Bio-Medical Sciences department, The faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical Campus, Jerusalem, Israel

11:00 am – 11:25 am               Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:30 am – 01:00 pm              Parallel Scientific Session 6A (in Conference Hall):

Chair: Dr. Gopal Kundu, Scientist G, Laboratory of Tumor Biology, Angiogenesis and Nanomedicine Research, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, India

Influence of Cellular Cholesterol on Breast Cancer Induced Osteoclast Activity
Dr. Chandi C. Mandal, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India

Proliferation, differentiation and angiogenic ability of human endometrial stem cells: A Key player in regenerative medicine
Dr. Indumathi Somasundaram, Assistant Professor, Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Centre for Interdisciplinary research, D.Y. Patil University, Kolhapur, India

Autophagic response to cell culture stress in pluripotent stem cells
Dr. Sushma N Swamy, Centre for Stem Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Apoptosis and autophagy -cross talk defining clinical outcome in medicine
Dr. Meenakshi Tiwari, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology /Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, Patna, India

 

11:30 am – 01:00 pm             Parallel Scientific Session 6B (in Black Box):

Chair: Dr. Subhrajit Biswas, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

Neocollagenesis In Deep And Superficial Dermis By Combining Fractionated Q- Switched Nd:Yag 1,064-nm With Topical Plant Stem Cell Extract And N-Acetylglucosamine: Open Case Series Neo NicheTM
Dr. Kavita Beri, Medical Director BE Skin & Laser Medspa, Visiting Scientist Center for Dermal Research; Department of Biomaterials Rutgers:State University Of New Jersey, USA

Molecular Cytology: As Diagnostic tool in Medical and Surgical Oncology
Dr Ashwani Tandon, Associate Professor, Lab Coordinator DST Facility for Stem Cell, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

Combining PARP-1 inhibition with carbon ion beam treatment: A study of apoptosis and metastatic potential in HeLa cells
Dr. Utpal Ghosh, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Kalyani, Kalyani- 741235, India

The significance of p16, p53, Galectin-3 and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Proteins (EGFR) as predictors of prognosis and survival in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Mrs. Veena VS, Cytotechnologist, Division of Pathology, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, India

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm              Lunch Break

 

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm              Parallel Scientific Session 7A (in Conference Hall):

Chair: Dr. Chandi C. Mandal, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India

Synthesis and evaluation of dihydropyrimidine derivatives as potential anti cancer agents in human breast cancer cells
Dr. Ajumeera Rajanna, Scientist C, Stem Cell Research Division, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, India

Implications and therapeutic significance of Phosphatase–Estradiol receptor-microRNA cross talk in breast cancer cells
Dr. Padmanaban S Suresh, UGC-Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Endocrine Pharmacology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Signal Transduction, Department of Bio-Sciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, India

Mitochondrial Alterations and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Dr. Lokendra Kumar Sharma, UGC-Assistant Professor, Biotechnology Program, Central University of South Bihar, BIT Campus, Patna, India

Identification of ?-SITO as an antibreast cancer agent that does not induce neuronal toxicity
Dr. Manu Lopus, Reader-F,& Principal Investigator, Experimental Cancer Therapeutics and Chemical Biology Laboratory, UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, India

Effect of macrophage conditioned medium on tunneling nanotube formation and release of independently migrating microplast in MCF-7 breast cancer cells
Ms. Pooja Patheja, Scientific Officer ‘D’, Laser Biomedical Application Section, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, India

 

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm              Parallel Scientific Session 7B (in Black Box):

Chair:

Non-hotspot and classical V600E BRAF Mutations in Adult Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Dr. A.K. Murugan, Scientist, Div. of Molecular Endocrinology, Dept. of Molecular Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Natural Xanthone ?-Mangostin Inhibits The Metastasis Of Human Oral Cancer Cells In Vitro
Dr.Sheeja K, Scientist, Division of Cancer Research, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvanathapuram, India

4-Amino-3-nitroquinolines as Dual Inhibitors of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Topoisomerase II? and Their Anticancer Potential
Dr. Raj Kumar, Associate Professor, Laboratory for Drug Design and Synthesis, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India

Evaluation of structurally different carotenoids role on hydrogen peroxides mediated cytotoxicity in lung cancer cell lines
Dr. R. Lakshminarayana, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Role of electron withdrawing and donating group on metallonuclease property of Copper (II) terpyridine complexes and its cytotoxicity
Dr. Punitha Velmurugan, INSPIRE Faculty, CAS in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras, Chennai, India

Repurposing of clinical drugs as anti-cancer therapy for HPV related cervical cancers
Dr. Milee Agarwal, B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, India

04:00 pm – 04:25 pm              Tea/Coffee Break

04:30 pm – 06:30 pm  Poster Presentation Session – I

 

End of the Day’s Program

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Sunday, 23rd October 2016

08:00 am – Onwards               Registrations

09:00 am – 11:00 am               Parallel Scientific Session 8A (in Conference Hall):

Chair: Dr. Arun Kumar Trivedi, Senior Scientist, Biochemistry Division, Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India

ATM and Development of Cancer
Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor and Coordinator Cancer Research Group, Department of Biotechnology, SMVDU, Katra, India

Evaluation of Bax antagonism by viral derived peptide (TAT-GR23) for decreasing ionizing radiation induced stem cell injury in synergism with LiCl: a pre-clinical study
Dr. Yogesh Kumar Verma, Scientist D, Division of Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Research, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), DRDO, Delhi, India

Differential transcription of E1A and E1B regulates expression of CD5 on blasts of acute T cell lymphoblastic leukemia
Dr. Ambak Kumar Rai, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Motilal Nehru National institute of Technology, Allahabad, India

Therapeutic potential of Euphorbia neriifolia (Linn.) and its isolated flavonoid against N-nitrosodiethylamine induced renal-cancer
Dr. Pracheta Janmeda, Assistant Professor, Department of Bio-science and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Banasthali, India

A novel indolyl–triazole derivative NMK-T-057 inhibits the oncogenic potential of breast cancer cells via reprogramming of EMT and stemness and induces both apoptotic and autophagic cell death by targeting the Notch signaling pathway
Dr. Amlan Das, Department of Biotechnology and Dr. B.C. Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

 

09:00 am – 11:00 am               Parallel Scientific Session 8B (in Black Box):

Chair: Dr. Sambuddha Ghosh, Scientific Advisor, ICSCCB, Pune, India

Are breast cancer stem cells the only cells responsible for relapse and metastasis?
Dr. J. Jeyapaul, Jeyapaul Labs, Chennai, India

Colostrum is a better source of stem-like cells than breast milk
Dr. Sam Vijay Kumar, Scientist, CIDRF, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

Transposon mediated reprogramming of buffalo fibroblasts to generate induced pluripotent stem cells
Dr Dharmendra Kumar, Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, India

Leptin As A Mediator Of Stemness In Brain Cancer Stem Cells
Dr. Dhara B. Dhaulakhandi, Department of Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India

Assessment of functional recovery after human dental pulp stem cell transplantation through two routes and dose in a diabetic neuropathy rat model
Dr. Indrani Datta, Assistant Professor Department of Biophysics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India

Role of Vitamin D3 in Gallbladder Cancer: A pilot study
Dr. Suresh Kumar Yadav, Assistant Professor & CRC Coordinator (AIB), Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity  University, Lucknow Campus,  Lucknow, India

11:00 am – 11:25 am               Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 am – 01:00 pm              Poster Presentation Session – II

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm              Lunch Break

 

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm              Parallel Scientific Session 9A (in Conference Hall):

Chair:

Reprogramming Monocytes Into Stem Cell Like Cells: Possible Mechanisms Involved
Ms. Alaknanda Mishra, Product Development Cell I, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India

Identification and Characterization of Normal and Cancer Stem/Progenitor Cells from Human Breast Normal and Metastatic Primary Specimens in South India: A Comparison of their In Vitro Attributes
Ms. Jennifer Ambrose, Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai, India

Stem Cell Pluripotency In Salivary Gland Neoplasms, Odonotogenic Neoplasms And Potentially Malignant Disorders Analysed By Sox2 And Oct4 Exression
Dr. Kanika Singroha, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dr. Shyamala Reddy Dental College and Research Centre, Banglore, India

Patenting trends in stem cells
Ms. Mayuree Sengupta, Fellow, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India

Immunohistochemical Localization Of CD44 Positive Cancer Stem Cells In Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma
Dr. Poorva Singh, Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

MiR-146a induces the Cancer Stem Cell and EMT phenotype in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma by regulating CD24-?-catenin axis
Ms. Sangeeta Ghuwalewala, Cancer Biology and Inflammatory Disorder Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India

Study of apoptosis in mesenchymal stem cells and differentiated cells
Trishna Anand, Stem cells and Cancer Biology Group, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India

Understanding the Role of Epigenetic Reprogramming as a Mechanism of Lymphoma Persistence in Response to HDAC Inhibition
Gideon V Perikala, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

The Novel derivatives of coumarin induce cytotoxicity and apoptosis in human cancer cell lines
Ms. Shweta Umar, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, India

A novel anticancer agent, evodiamine, induces growth inhibition and apoptosis in human lung carcinoma cells
Mr. Vijay Mohan, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat, India

 

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm              Parallel Scientific Session 9B (in Black Box):

Chair:

Metformin reduces cellular cholesterol level to block epithelial to mesenchymal transition and stemness of metastatic breast cancer cells
Mr. Ankit Sharma, Department of Biochemistry, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India

Cancer Stem Cells: A Mirage or Reality – A Meta Analysis over a Decade
Dr. Gaurav, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences (BIDS), Bangalore, India

Lichens: A possible source of natural anti-cancer drugs
Ms. Hengameh Parizadeh, Department of Studies in Microbiology, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 006, Karnataka, India

Colocynth Extracts Exhibit Anticancer Potential in Various Cancer Cells
Mr. Kaushik Chowdhury, Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India

Wheat Protein Induced Inflammation and Associated Signaling Pathways in Human Colon Cancer Cell Line
Mr. Kunj Bihari Gupta, Centre for Biochemistry and Microbial Sciences, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India

The mammary progenitor marker integrin ?3 promotes therapy resistance in breast cancer
Ms. Madhumathy G Nair, Division of Molecular Medicine, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Chemotherapeutic Drug Management and Use of Concomitant Drugs in Cancer Patients
Ms. Monika Bansal, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India

Evaluation and Comparison of Micronuclei in Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders in Psychoactive Substance Abusers before and after use of Lycopene
Dr. Prachi Chhimwal, KM Shah Dental College & Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Vitamin D In Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Before And After Imatinib Mesylate Therapy
Dr. Ritika Sethi, Department of Biochemistry, PGIMS, Rohtak, India

The modulatory effect of Herbal extracts alleviate mitochondrial dysfunction of DOX-Induced Cardiotoxicity(H9c2)
Mr. Shishir Upadhyay, Centre for Biosciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India

04:00 pm – 04:25 pm              Tea/Coffee Break

 

04:30 pm – 06:30 pm              Valedictory and Award Ceremony (in Conference Hall)

Distinguished Guests:             Dr. Keith Humphries, Director, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada

Dr. Christian Buske, Director, Institute of Experimental Cancer Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Dr. Sambuddha Ghosh, Scientific Advisor, ICSCCB, Pune, India

 

Final Program Ends