C. Thomas Caskey, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Title: Metabolomics Adds Function to Whole Genome Sequencing
Jane Houldsworth, Cancer Genetics, Inc., USA
Title: Integrating Cancer Diagnostics from the Disease Up
Cheryl Ann Winkler, National Institute of Health, USA
Title: Common and Rare Variant in are Major Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease in African-Ancestry Children and Adults: Implications for Precision Medicine
Jenny Taylor, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, UK
Title: Translating Genome Sequencing into the Clinic: Experiences and Case Studies from Rare Diseases and Cancer
Ivona Aksentijevich, National Human Genome Research Institute, USA
Title: Monogenic Systemic Inflammatory Diseases: In Search of New Genes using Whole Exome Sequencing
George Uhl, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Title: Derisking and Lead Compound Identification for a Polygenic/Oligogenic Target from Addiction/RLS GWAS: PTPRD
Anna Panchenko, National Institutes of Health, USA
Title: Combining in silico Modeling and Experimental Validation to Identify Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
Harish C. Pant, National Institutes of Health, USA
Title: Translational Approach to Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Small, 24 Amino Acid Peptide Derived from Neuronal Cell Cycle Kinase (Cdk5) Activator Prevents
Linda M. S. Resar, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Title: The High Mobility Group A1 Protein: Remodeling Chromatin in Stem Cells, Aging & Cancer
Michael G. Berg, Abbott Diagnostics, USA
Title: A Pan-HIV Strategy for Complete Genome Sequencing
Huixiao Hong, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
Title: Quality Control Metrics Improve Repeatability and Reproducibility of Genetic Variants Detected from Whole Genome Sequencing
Shanrong Zhao, Pfizer, Inc., USA
Title: RNA-seq to Identify Disease Progression Markers in ZSF1 fa/faCP Rats, A Model of Human Type 2 Diabetes
Jack Kushner, Former Tulane University Board Member, USA
Title: On the Neuronal Connectivity of Our Thoughts into Actions
Kathleen Wilson, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Title: Genetic Diagnostics: Perspective and Current Clinical Applications
Krishna Dronamraju, Foundation for Genetic Research, USA
Title: Crispr/Cas8 applications - What the Future Holds and the Ethical and Moral Issues to be Considered
Winston Patrick Kuo, Predicine, Inc., USA
Title: NGS-Based Diagnostics using Circulating Biomarkers in Translational Medicine
Pedro A. Jose, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, USA
Title: Pharmacogenomics of Essential Hypertension
Linzhao Cheng, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Title: Human Cell Engineering for Genomic Medicine: Cellular Reprogramming and Genome Editing
Ashok R. Amin, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Title: Translational Genomics in Human Arthritis
Alexei Fedorov, The University of Toledo, USA
Title: Inference of Distant Genetic Relations in Humans using "1000 Genomes"
Patricia Berg, George Washington University Medical Center, USA
Title: BP1 is an Important Biomarker in Breast Cancer
Hao Yin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Title: In Vivo Genome Editing: From Proof-of-Concept to Therapeutic Delivery
Reinhard Buettner, Institute of Pathology and Center for Integrated Oncology Cologne, Germany
Title: Genomically Informed Diagnostics of Lung Cancer: Experiences from the Network of Genomic Medicine (NGM)
Dimitrios Spentzos, Harvard Medical School, USA
Title: Multi "Omics" Approaches to Biomarker Development in Rare Cancers
Ian James Martins, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
Title: Unhealthy Nutrigenomic Diets Accelerate NAFLD and Adiposity in Global Communities
Jiuzhou Song, University of Maryland, USA
Title: Noncoding RNA Signatures Induced by Marek's Disease Virus Infection in a Chicken Model
Indraneel Mittra, Tata Memorial Centre, India
Title: Emerging Biology of Cell-Free Nucleic Acids and its Role in Cancer Initiation and Metastasis
Shiaw-Yih (Phoebus) Lin, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Title: Signature-Guided Precision Cancer Therapy
Ching-Wan Lam, The University of Hong Kong, USA
Title: Clinical Impacts of a Multi-Omics Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Niels Weinhold, The UAMS Myeloma Institute, USA
Title: Spatial Genomic Heterogeneity in Multiple Myeloma: Implications for Risk Stratification and Targeted Treatment
Yaping Tian, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Title: The Cancer Related MicroRNAs Finding in Serum and their Possible Clinical Significance
Sushma Pinninti, National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR), India
Title: PTEN and p16 Genes as Epigenetic Biomarkers in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC)
Qiang Shi, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
Title: Circulating MicroRNAs as Translational Biomarkers for Drug Induced Liver Injury
Michael O. Baclig, St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines
Title: Genetic Variation in Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (Val158Met) and CYP2D6*10 (Pro34Ser) and Opioid use among Cancer Pain Patients
Janine Meienberg, Center for Cardiovascular Genetics and Gene Diagnostics, Switzerland
Title: Whole-Genome Sequencing for Clinical Applications
Vasily M. Studitsky, Fox Chase Cancer Center, USA
Title: Chromatin Transcription: Epigenetics, Cancer & Aging
Desmond Fitzgerald, University College Dublin, Ireland
Title: Quantitative Proteomics: Application in Drug Response
Brendan J. Keating, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Title: Utilizing Serum miRNAs to Diagnose and Predict Acute Rejection in Liver Transplant Patients
Magnus S. Magnusson, University of Iceland, Iceland
Title: Self-similarity, Symmetry and T-Patterns in Protein and Human Cities: Analogies of Structure and Functions
Richard A. Montagna, Rheonix, Inc., USA
Title: An Automated, Multipurpose Platform for Genetic Analysis
Alexandru Floares, SAIA Institute, Romania
Title: Do We Expect Unique miRNAs Signatures from a Redundant miRNome?
Gregory S. Yochum, Penn State University College of Medicine, USA
Title: Identifying DNA regulatory elements involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease
Dayana Carla de Macedo, State University of Centro-Oeste, Brazil
Title: Method for Dimensionality Reduction Based on Framework in Gene Expression Cancer Domain
Azam Yazdani, University of Texas School of Public Health, USA
Title: Algorithms and Approaches to Major Challenges in Modern Biomedical Research using Statistical Causal Inference Based on Multi Omics Data Integration in Large Scale
Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Title: ClinGen Allele Registry, Pathogenicity Calculator, and the Emerging Computable Knowledge in Clinical Genomics
Sin Lee, Milford Molecular Diagnostics, USA
Title: Routine Sanger Sequencing in Practicing Evidence-Based Precision Medicine
Heinz Jacobs, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Title: Distinguishing between Direct and Indirect Chromosomal Translocation Risks
Eman Ali Toraih, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Title: OncomiR-196a2: The Hidden Maestro in Cancer Pathways
Alan K. Meeker, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Title: Telomere Translation: Moving Telomere Research From Bench to Bedside to Benefit Cancer Patients
Pablo I. Altieri, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Title: Less Incidence and Less Aggressive Coronary Artery Disease is Genetically Determined in an Hispanic Country-Puerto Rico
Joan Stoler, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Title: Genetic and Genomic Testing in the Clinic
Suzette J. Bielinski, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
Title: Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Time – Using Genomic Data to Individualize Treatment
Musallam Al-Araimi, National Genetic Centre, Sultanate of Oman
Title: The Identification of Novel Mutations in GUCY2D Causing Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis in Two Unrelated Pakistani Families using TOPO TA Cloning Method
Shobha Vasudevan, Harvard Medical School, USA
Title: Specialized Translation Mechanisms in Quiescent Cancer Cells
Jingfang Ju, Stony Brook University, USA
Title: Overcome Chemoresistance in Cancer Stem Cells by MicroRNAs in Colorectal Cancer
Tugba Kucukkal, Gallaudet University, USA
Title: Effects of Rett Syndrome Mutations on MeCP2 Stability and Binding to DNA
Edward V. Prochownik, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA
Title: Ribosomopathy-like Properties of Murine and Human Cancers
Ioannis Gkigkitzis, East Carolina University, USA
Title: Biological Relevance of Network Architecture
Nishat Fatima, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Title: Epigenetics: The Future for Diagnosing and Treating Reproductive Disorder
Seema Lalani, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Title: Rare and Low-Frequency Population Specific Alleles-Lessons from Our Patients
Da Zhi Liu, University of California at Davis Medical Center, USA
Title: Elevating MicroRNA-122 in Blood Improves Outcome via Modulating Nos2 after Ischemic Stroke
Chunhua Song, Penn State Univeristy College of Medicine, USA
Title: Epigenetic Regulation to Restore Ikaros Tumor Suppression Activity in High-Risk Leukemia
Ying Mu, Food & Drug Administration, USA
Title: Biomarker Development for Allergic Risk Assessment
Lauren E. Quattrochi, CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH), operated by MITRE Corporation, USA
Title: Catalyzing Biomedical Research through the NIH Commons Credit Cloud Computing Paradigm
Kathryn Hughes Barry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Title: DNA Methylation at Chromosome 8q24 and The Risk of Prostate Cancer
Philip Jordan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Title: Requirements for SMC5/6 - from The Embryo to Meiosis
Sheida Nabavi, University of Connecticut, USA
Title: Integrating High Dimensional Genomic Data to Identify Candidate Drug Resistance Biomarkers in Cancer
Jinlian Wang, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Title: A Whole Exon Sequencing (WES) Data Analysis Pipeline for Clinical Variant Assessment
Wilfrido D. Mojica, University at Buffalo, USA
Title: Facilitating Molecular Profiling of Core Needle Biopsies via the Inclusion of a Preforatory Step to Traditional Tissue Processing: The Value of a Simple Wash
Natalia Oliva Teles, Centro de Genética Médica Doutor Jacinto Magalhães/CHP,E.P.E./UMIB, Portugal
Title: Next-Genethics in a Clinical Setting: Some Bioethics Considerations
Alessandro Carugo, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Title: Beyond the Reductionism: Functionalize the Genome in Patient-Derived Complex Models
Leslie C. Costello, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, USA
Title: Integration of Molecular Genetics and Proteomics with Cell Metabolism and Metabolomics: How to Proceed; How not to Proceed!
Ellen TSai, Biogen, USA
Title: Standardizing Low-Input RNA-Seq Analysis
Frances M. Sladek, University of California, USA
Title: Affinity Altering SNPs (aaSNPs) in Nuclear Receptor DNA Binding Sites and Links to Disease
Subha Madhavan, Georgetown University, USA
Title: Yet to be decided
Nicholas Kinney, Virginia Tech University, USA
Title: Whole Exome Sequencing Reveals Response Signature in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Initiation of Dofetilide Therapy, a Pilot Study
Subrata Chakrabarti, Western University, Canada
Title: Noncoding RNAs, Potential Novel Therapeutic Approach in Diabetic Retinopathy
Mohammad Obaidul Hoque, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Title: YAP1 and COX2 Converge to Regulate SOX2 and Cancer Stem Cells in Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma
Shaohua Zhao, Food & Drug Administration, USA
Title: Tracking Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Bacteria: The Use of NGS within a One Health Paradigm


Yan Wang, Beijing Military General Hospital, China
Title: Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Molecular Diagnosis of Neonatal Hypotonia in Chinese Population
Krystyna K. Farrell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Title: Spacer Position within a CRISPR Array Affects dCas9-Mediated Transcriptional Repression
Mirabeau Mbong Ngwese, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Title: Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution of Human Cytomegalovirus
Zandisiwe Magwebu, Medical Research Council, South Africa
Title: Screening of Congenital Cataract Genes in Captive-Bred Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops)
Catherine Huang, De Anza College, USA
Title: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Induced Oncogenesis Gene Signature Identification through Gene Expression Data
Ms. Kavya Kopparapu, Thomas Jefferson High School, USA
Title: Inexpensive Mobile Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy using Deep Learning
Anastasia Voronova, Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Russia
Title: Genetic Divergence of Human Pathogens Nanophyetus spp. (Trematoda: Troglotrematidae)
Seung Won Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Title: Multiplexed Labeling System for a High Throughput Cell Sorting
Viktoriia Tsuber, Karolinska University, Sweden
Title: Mutations in Cancer Cause Net Gains of Cysteine, Histidine and Tryptophan at Expense of a Net Loss of Arginine on The Proteome Level
Jin Ho Lee, Chonnam National University, South Korea
Title: The Role of Glutamate in Dopaminergic Neuronal Cell Death
Bo-Ram Mun, Chonnam National University, South Korea
Title: The Role of Myeloid Gene in Alzheimer’s Disease
Semi Hong, Chonnam National University, South Korea
Title: Genetic Regulation of Mitochondrial Complex I Activity and Amyloid Regulation
Hyung Joon Park, Chonnam National University, South Korea
Title: Microtubule Stabilizer Prevents Rotenone-Induced Dopaminergic Neuron Death
Won-Seok Choi, Chonnam National University, South Korea
Title: Genetic Reduction of Mitochondrial Complex I Activity to Study the Molecular Mechanisms of Pesticide-Induced Neuronal Death
Jihe Liu, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Title: Optical Control of Protein Function in Mammalian Cells and Zebrafish Embryos
Katie Gao, Centennial High School, USA
Title: Key Gene Pathways Shared by Multiple Cancers: Functional Genomics Analysis using Machine Learning
Lorinc S. Pongor, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Title: Linking Transcriptomic Fingerprints Associated to Genetic Mutations to Survival in Lung Cancer
Sang Hoon Chun, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Title: Multicore Iron Oxide Nano Particle to Increasing Magnetic Force
Gordana Apic, Metisox, United Kingdom
Title: System Biology Approach for Detecting Toxicity Mechanism of Pioglitazone
Tarang Khare, Metisox, United Kingdom
Title: Toxic Effects of Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Exposure – Revealing Mechanism by Systems Biology Approach
Jiao Li, Sichuan University, China
Title: Proteomic Analysis between Promastigote and Axenic Amastigote forms of Sichuan Human Strain of Chinese Leishmania Isolate
Eman Ali Toraih, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Title: CeRNAs Cross-Talks: Key Players in Glioblastoma Multiforme