Iran 2009 Program

THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON

THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON

MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGY

 

MANIPULATION OF CELL PATHWAYS

IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT

A Satellite Meeting of the International Cell Death Society

(by Scientists Without Borders)

Tehran Iran, on May 5-7, 2009 (15-17 Ordibehesht 1388)

 

Registration Opens    8:00am

 

Tuesday May 5th 2009

 

Session 1: Manipulation of cell pathways in drug development

Chair: Zahra Zakeri (U.S.A)

 

8:30--9:30am              Welcome and Introduction

 

9:30-10:00am             Richard A. Lockshin (USA):   Cell death and its application for drug development

           

10:00-11:00am           Keynote Speaker; David B. Sachar (USA): Pathogenetic Pathways in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
and their Implications for Therapeutic Development

 

11:00-11:30am           Simone Fulda (Germany): Targeting apoptosis pathways for cancer therapy

 

12:00-2:00pm             Posters and Lunch

 

Session 2: Cell death and cancer

Chair: Mohammad Zali (Iran)

2:00- 2:30 pm             Marianne J Cronje (South Africa): Effects of photodynamic therapy on cell death in two cancer cell lines

 

2:30-3:00pm               Maryam Mehrpour (France):  Prion protein, cell death and cancer

 

3:00-3:30 pm              Mehtap Vafaimastanabad (Turkey): Caspase-9 promoter polymorphisms and ovary cancer

           

3:30-3:45                    Short talk

 

3:45-4:00 pm              Short talk

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Wednesday 6th May 2009

 

Session 3: Therapeutic Applications:

Chair: Nader Maghsoudi (Iran)

 

9:00-9:30am               Daniela Quaglino (Italy): Connective tissue disorders: from morphology to proteomics towards development of new therapeutic approaches.

 

9:30-10:00am             Andrea Cossarizza (Italy): TBA----------

 

10:00-10:15am           Short talk

 

10:15- 10:30 am         Short talk

 

10:30- 11:00am          COFFEE

 

11:00-11:30am           Gian Maria Fimia (Italy):Application of proteomics to the study of the infectious diseases

 

11:30-12:00pm           Cristina Mussini (Italy): Therapeutic strategies for HIV infection          

 

12:00-2:00pm             Posters and Lunch

 

Session 4: Pathways of cell death  

Chair:

2:00- 2:30 pm             Christoph Borner (Freiburg, Germany): To be or not to be -       new insights into apoptosis signaling

 

2:30-3:00pm               Marc Diederich (Luxembourg) : TBA       

 

3:00-3:30 pm              Marzie Yazdanprast (IRAN) TBA 

 

3:30-3:45                    Short talk

 

3:45-4:00 pm              Short talk

 

Thursday 7th May  2009

 

Session 3: regulation of cell pathways 

Chair:

9:00-9:30am               Saba Valadkhan (U.S.A): Non-coding RNAs as the dark matter of the genome: lessons from splicing and neurogenesis

 

 

9:30-10:00am             Francesco Cecconi (Italy): Peptides and peptidomimetics and their relevance in cancer and neurodegeneration

 

10:00-10:15am           Short talk

 

10:15- 10:30 am         Short talk

 

10;30- 11:00am          COFFEE

 

11:00-11:30am           Nazanine Modjtahedi (France):  Apoptosis-Inducing Factor: vital and lethal

 

11:30-12:00pm           Zahra Zakeri: U.S.A: Closing and wrap up

                         

12:00                           Lunch and end of meeting 

 

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Organizers:    Drs: Zahra Zakeri (USA); Richard Lockshin (USA)

Fereshte Motamedi (Iran), and Nader Maghsoudi (Iran)

 

Sponsored By ; International Cell Death Society; Neuroscience Research Center (SBMU); High Tech Developmental Center, Ministry of Health (HTDC); Research Center for Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (RCGLD); Cell Death Society of Iran (CDSI)