Manny D. Bacolod Department of Microbiology and Immunology Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY (USA)
Dr. Manny D. Bacolod is currently an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill
Cornell Medical College (New York, NY). After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of
Connecticut, he has held various research positions at Duke University Medical Center, Weill Cornell
Medical College, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr.
Bacolod’s contribution to cancer literature encompasses a wide range of topics including colon cancer
genomics and biomarker discovery, epigenetics, cancer genetics, brain tumor drug resistance, chemical
mutagenesis, cancer metastasis, and immuno oncogenomics.
Yonghan He Kunming Institute of Zoology Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Kunming (China)
Dr. Yonghan He received his M.D. degree from Harbin Medical University in China. He finished his post-doctoral training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and University of Florida in the USA. He is presently serving as an Associate professor of Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. He focuses on studying the mechanisms involved in cancer cell death, and developing small molecules or natural compounds that suppress tumor cell growth. He is also very interested in studying cellular senescence and developing senolytics that can selectively kill senescent cells to improve the health of aged individuals. Dr. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in journals related to cancer or aging.
Heiko Konig Department of Hematology and Oncology Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Indianapolis, IN (USA)
Dr. Heiko Konig is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis where his effort is dedicated to the care of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other hematological malignancies, and laboratory based research with a focus on the role of hypoxia in the development of AML drug resistance and minimal residual disease. He received his MD and doctoral degrees from the medical schools at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and the Philipps University Marburg/ Germany, respectively. He is also serving as the co-chair of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) Myeloid Malignancies Clinical Trial Working Group and the Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN) Lymphoma/Leukemia Clinical Trial Working Group.
Yinghua Li Guangzhou Women and Children’s MedicalCenter Guangzhou Medical University Guangzhou (China)
Dr. Yinghua Li is currently serving as a professor in the Center laboratory, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China. He and his group members are currently interested in functionalized nanomaterials in anticancer and antivirus, Targeted drug delivery; siRNA for cancer treatment; Mechanisms of multidrug resistance; Apoptosis signal transduction; Anticancer and antivirus molecular mechanisms;. He has contributed more than 80 peer reviewed papers in international journals such as Nano Today, Redox Biology, Materials Today, Drug Delivery, Small, Journal of Biomedical science and Current Cancer Drug Targets.
Guangwei Liu Institute of Cell Biology, College of Life Sciences Beijing Normal University Beijing (China)
Dr. Guangwei Liu is currently serving as a professor in the Key Laboratory of Cell Proliferation and Regulation, Ministry of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. He and his group members are currently interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms for positive and negative regulation of T cell immune function, exploring the possibility for clinical application of anti-tumor immunotherapy and anti-infection, as well as establishing protocols to induce transplant immune tolerance. He has contributed more than 70 peer reviewed papers in international journals such as Immunity, Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, PNAS, Blood, Journal of Immunology and Cancer Research.
Valery V. Tuchin Department of Physics Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control of the RAS Saratov State University Saratov (Russia)
Dr. Valery V. Tuchin is presently serving as a Professor and Chair of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov University (National Research University of Russia). He is also the head of Laboratory of Laser Diagnostics of Technical and Living Systems, Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control, RAS, and the supervisor of Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Biophotonics at Tomsk State University (National Research University of Russia) and Laboratory of FemtoMedicine of ITMO University (National Research University of Russia). His research interests include tissue optics, laser medicine, tissue optical clearing, and nanobiophotonics. He has published more than 700 papers (Web of Science), 27 monographs and text-books, and 58 book chapters. Dr. Tuchin is also a holder of more than 50 patents.
Junpu Wang Department of Pathology Xiang-ya Hospital Changsha (China)
Dr. Pu has been working in the Department of Pathology, Xiang-ya Hospital, Central South University since 2009. His main research topics are, basic and clinical research of gastrointestinal tumor pathology/Ultramicroscopic pathology/Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy. At present, more than 40 teaching and scientific research papers have been published, among them, multiple SCI papers have been published as the first author/corresponding author. Apart from that, has presided over more than 10 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China, the Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province (Youth and General project), and the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Education Reform Projects, and has obtained more than 20 national patents. Guest reviewer of several SCI journals. Besides, he is also a member of a number of societies such as Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Research Hospital Association, Member of Hunan Pathology Society, Committee member of Hunan Neuroscience Society etc. He has 16 publications to his credit.
Fanglong Wu Department of General and Emergency Medicine Sichuan University Chengdu (China)
Dr. Fanglong Wu, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Department of General and Emergency Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He is also the Deputy Director in the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He completed his Ph.D in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 2012-2015, and another Ph.D in Oral Medicine from 2015-2018, both from Sichuan University, China. His interests and expertise are: Head and Neck Cancer, Tumor Immunology, Tumor Microenvironment, Cancer Targeted Therapy and TGF-beta Signal Transduction. He has 21 publications to his credit. In 2019, he delivered an invited lecture on “TGF-βRII regulates glucose metabolism in oral cancer-associated fibroblasts”, at the 4th Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Asia Pacific Region, Speaker, Queensland, Australia.
Ruiwen Zhang Center for Drug Discovery University of Houston Houston, TX (USA) Biography
Biography of Ruiwen Zhang
Ruiwen Zhang is the Robert L. Boblitt Endowed Professor in Drug Discovery and Director of the Drug Discovery Institute at the University of Houston. With over 30 years of experience in the field of biomedical research, particularly in the area of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, pharmaceutical and toxicological research, Dr. Zhang’s research has been continuously funded by NIH and DoD, and other agencies. He has published more than 230 papers, 2 books, and more than 50 invited reviews/book chapters as well as more than 180 meeting abstracts. For his outstanding contributions in pharmaceutical sciences, Dr. Zhang was elected as a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2009. Dr. Zhang is recently elected as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (2018).