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10th IUBMB CONFERENCE: “'Infectious diseases: Biochemistry of parasites, vectors and hosts' and XXXVI Annual Meeting of SBBq

Tentative Scientific Program - Click here to see Symposia

Conferences
Monday - May 21st, 2007

5h30 to 6h pm - Opening Ceremony
6h00 to 7h pm - Lecture

Carlos Medicis Morel
Fundação Owaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Centro de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico em Saúde, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Research, Development and Innovation on Neglected Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities?

Chair: Bianca Zingales, Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química, USP, Brazil

7h30 pm - Show: "Balé Folclórico da Bahia"


Tuesday - May 22th, 2007 - 9h to 10h am

CF.02 - PABME LECTURE
Bonnie Bassler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Princeton University., USA (Confirmed)
How Bacteria Talk To Each Other
Chair: Angelo Azzi, Vascular Biology Lab, Tufts University, USA

CF.03
Kleber G. Franchini, Dept of Internal Medicine, State University of Campinas
Role of FAK in Cardiac Hypertrophy and Failure: moving from signaling to therapeutic targeting.

Chair: Francisco R.M. Laurindo, INCOR-Faculdade de Medicina da USP, Brazil


CF.04
Paola Minoprio, Inst. Pasteur, França (confirmed)
Trypanosoma cruzi proline racemases: potential targets for the development of a therapy against Chagas’infection and disease
Chair: Marcelo Alves (Fiocruz, RJ)

CF.05
Walter S. Leal, Maeda-Duffey Lab, Dep of Entomology, University of California-Davis, USA
Looking into Mosquito's Nose with an Eye on West Nile Virus Surveillance
Chair: Walter R. Terra, Dep de Bioquímica, IQ-USP

Tuesday - May 22th, 2007 - 4h30 to 5h30 pm

CF.06
Christian Doerig , INSERM U609, Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Confirmed)
Phosphosignalling in Malaria Parasites: Opportunities for Antimalarial Drug Discovery
Chair: Knut-Jan Andersen, University of Bergen, Norway

CF.07
Richard M. Losick, The Biological Laboratories, Harvard University
Surprises in how microbes cope with uncertainty
Chair: Frederico Gueiros (IQUSP)

CF.08
Carlos T. Moraes (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dep of Neurology and Cell Biology & Anatomy, USA)
Interdependence of Oxidative Phosphorylation Components for Assembly and Stability.
Chair: Anibal E. Vercesi (Unicamp, SP, Brazil)

CF.09
Christian Sommerhof (Univ de Munique, Alemanha)
Mast Cell Proteases and their Inhibitors: Biochemistry and Medical Significance
Chair: Maria Luiza Vilela Oliva (Unifesp)

Wednesday - May 23th, 2007 - 9 to 10 am

CF.10
Shaker Chuck Farah, Dep of Biochemistry, Chemistry Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil (Confirmed)
Protein - Protein Interaction Network of the Quorum Sensing Response in Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich, Dep of Biochemistry, Chemistry Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil

CF.11
Myung Hee Park , NIH (confirmed)
The Role of Polyamines in Hypusine Formation, Cell Proliferation and Cancer
Chair: Sandro R. Valentini (FCFAR-Unesp)

CF.13
Andréas Wagner, Liposome technology, Polymun Scientific GmbH, Austria (Confirmed)
GMP/Large Scale Production of liposomal therapeutics and Vaccines
Chair: Maria Helena Bueno da Costa (Inst. Butantan)

Wednesday- May 23th, 2007 - 4h30 to 5h30 pm

CF.14
Jerson Lima da Silva , UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Confirmed)
Interaction of prion protein with RNA and DNA: A crossroad between the protein and nucleic acid worlds
Chair: Paulo S.L. Beirão (UFMG-ICB)

CF.15
Alexander Henning Ulrich , Dep. Bioquímica IQ-USP, Brazil (confirmed)
In Vitro Neuronal Differentiation of Embryonic and Progenitor Cells Depends on Kinin-B2 Receptor Activity
Chair: Walter Colli, IQ-USP)


CF.16
Carlos B. Hirschberg , Dep of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University, USA, (confirmed)
Novel Regulation of Posttranslational Modifications in the Golgi apparatus: From Basic Science to Diseases
Chair: Helena B. Nader (Unifesp)

CF.17
Ricardo T. Gazzinelli , Federal University of Minas Gerais, Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou – Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, MG Brazil (confirmed)
Protozoan Associate Molecular Patterns and Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs): New Microbial Adjuvants for Immunological Interventions?
Chair: Leda Q. Vieira (ICB-UFMG)

Thursday - May 24th, 2007 - 9 to 10 am

CF.18
David Sacks, NIAID, Lab Parasitic Diseases, Intracellular Parasite Biology Section (Confirmed)
Molecular Determinants of Sand Fly Vector Competency for Leishmania
Chair: Angelo Azzi, Tufts University, USA

CF.19
Roberta A. Gottlieb , Scripps Res. Inst, USA, (Confirmed)
ROLE OF AUTOPHAGY IN ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION
Chair: Alicia Kowalkowski (IQ-USP)

CF.20
Abba Kastin , Pennington Biomedical Research Center,   Louisiana, USA.
Peptide Concepts with Emphasis on the Blood-Brain Barrier
Chair: Mario S. Palma (Unesp, Rio Claro)

CF.21
Peter Roepstorff, University of Southern Denmark
Mass Spectrometry in Proteomics: Studies of Protein Interaction
Chair: Gilberto B. Domont (UFRJ)

Thursday - May 24th, 2007 - 4h30 to 5h30 pm

CF.22
Christine E. Clayton, Zentrum Für Molekulare Biologie Heidelberg, Germany (Confirmed)
Unconventional control of gene expression: mRNA degradation in trypanosomes
Chair: Glaucius Oliva, IFSC-USP, Brazil

CF.23
Zengyi Chang ,The Center for Protein Science, Peking University, China
Protein Homo-Oligomerization: The Biological Significance and Mechanism for It's Occurring
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich, IQUSP, Brazil

CF.24
Hervé Chneiweiss, Inserm U.752, Glial Plasticity, University of Paris V, Hospital Ste Anne, Paris, France (Confirmed)
Gliomal Stem Cells as Targets and Normal Stem Cells as Origins and Vectors in a New Approach of Cerebral Tumors.
Chair: Silva Lima Costa (Dep de Biofunção, Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, UFBa)

CF.25
Ulla Bonas , Institute of Genetics, Univ of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany (confirmed)
PROTEIN COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PLANT PATHOGENIC BACTERIA AND THE HOST
Chair: Shaker Chuck Farah (IQ-USP)

Friday- May 25th, 2007 - 9 to 10 am

CF.26
Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira, Unicamp, Instituto de Biologia, Dep. de Genética e Evolução
Sophisticated Science as Background for Simple Solutions:A model to Withches' broom, a devasting cacao disease caused by the fungus Moniliophtora perniciosa.
Chair:

CF.27
John J. Lemasters
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Medical, University of South Carolina - (confirmed)
Modulation of Mitochondrial Membrane Permeability in Pathogenesis and Control of Metabolism
Chair: Anibal E. Vercesi (Unicamp)

CF.28
Michael Snyder , Dep of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven USA. (confirmed)
Proteomics for Elucidating Protein Function, Regulatory Networks and Improving Human Health
Chair: Paulo Sergio Rodrigues Coelho (FMRP-USP)

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