PROGRAM

6 November 2017, Monday

9.30am – 10.30am

Registration and Arrival of Guests

10.30am – 10.35am

Opening Address

10.35am – 10.40am

Welcome Address

SESSION 1

ONG Sin Tiong, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

10.40am – 11.20am

Stephen WEST
Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute, UK

11.20am – 11.40am

Anand D JEYASEKHARAN
Associate Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Hospital, Singapore
Principal Associate, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore

11.40am – 12.20pm

Jean ZHAO
Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

12.20pm – 1.20pm

LUNCH

12.50pm – 1.20pm

POSTER SESSION

1.20pm – 2.00pm

Rong LI
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

2.00pm – 2.10pm

ORAL PRESENTATION

2.10pm – 2.30pm

Jonathan LOH
Senior Principal Investigator, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

2.30pm – 3.10pm

FENG Gen-Sheng
Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine, Professor of Molecular Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, USA

3.10pm – 3.40pm

TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

SESSION 2

Sudhakar JHA, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS

3.40pm – 4.00pm

CHNG Wee Joo
Director, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
Deputy Director and Senior Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore

4.00pm – 4.40pm

Mark DAWSON
Head, Haematology Cancer Therapeutics Program and Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory, Professor of Medicine, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

4.40pm – 4.50pm

ORAL PRESENTATION

4.50pm – 5.10pm

Hyungwon CHOI
Adjunct Principal Investigator, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore
Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

5.10pm – 5.50pm

Danny REINBERG
Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine, USA

7 November 2017, Tuesday

SESSION 3

Vinay TERGAONKAR, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

9.30am – 10.10am

Raghu KALLURI
Chairman and Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Director of the Metastasis Research Centre, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA

10.10am – 10.30am

WANG Xiaomeng
Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

10.30am – 10.40am

ORAL PRESENTATION

10.40am – 11.00am

Giulia RANCATI
Senior Principal Investigator, Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, Singapore

11.00am – 11.30am

TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

11.30am – 11.50am

Shyam PRABHAKAR
Senior Group Leader and Associate Director, Integrative Genomics, Genome Institute of Singapore

11.50am – 12.30pm

Michael T HEMANN
Associate Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

12.30pm – 12.50pm

Dennis KAPPEI
Senior Research Scientist and Special Fellow, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore

12.50pm – 2.20pm

LUNCH    ||    LUNCH WITH THE EXPERTS

1.20pm – 2.20pm

POSTER SESSION 2

SESSION 4

TAM Wai Leong, Genome Institute of Singapore

2.20pm – 2.40pm

ONG Choon Kiat
Principal Investigator, National Cancer Centre Singapore

2.40pm – 2.50pm

ORAL PRESENTATION

2.50pm – 3.30pm

Shizuo AKIRA
Principal Investigator, Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Japan
Centre Director, Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Centre, Japan

3.30pm – 3.50pm

TOH Han Chong
Deputy Director, Senior Consultant and Principal Investigator, National Cancer Centre Singapore

3.50pm – 4.20pm

TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

4.20pm – 4.40pm

Yvonne TAY
Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore

4.40pm – 5.20pm

Ulrich STEIDL
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Medicine (Oncology),
Leader, Stem Cells, Differentiation and Cancer Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

5.20pm – 5.40pm

David EPSTEIN
Associate Dean, Research Director, Centre for Technology & Development and Associate Professor, Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

8 November 2017, Wednesday

SESSION 5

Caroline LEE, National Cancer Centre Singapore

9.30am – 10.10am

Jeff WRANA
Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Senior Principal Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

10.10am – 10.30am

Kanaga SABAPATHY
Principal Investigator and Head, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

10.30am – 10.50am

David LANE
Chief Scientist, A*STAR, Singapore

10.50am – 11.20am

TEA BREAK

11.20am – 12.00pm

Ann Marie PENDERGAST
Anthony R. Means Cancer Biology Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, USA

12.00pm – 12.10pm

ORAL PRESENTATION

12.10pm – 12.30pm

Koji ITAHANA
Associate Professor, Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

12.30pm – 1.20pm

LUNCH

1.20pm – 2.05pm

SPECIAL TALK

SESSION 6

GOH Boon Cher, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

2.05pm – 2.45pm

CHEN Ye-Guang
Professor, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China

2.45pm – 3.05pm

ZHAI Weiwei
Senior Research Scientist, Genome Institute of Singapore

3.05pm – 3.45pm

Laura SOUCEK
Principal Investigator, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Spain

3.45pm – 4.15pm

TEA BREAK

4.15pm – 4.25pm

ORAL PRESENTATION

4.25pm – 5.05pm

Xi HE
Principal Investigator, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

5.05pm – 5.45pm

Roeland NUSSE
Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor in Cancer Research, Professor of Developmental Biology, Stanford University, USA

5.45pm – 5.55pm

Announcement of Results and Prize Presentation

5.55pm – 6.00pm

Closing Address