Monday, January 22, 2018

8:15 - 8:45 Registration

8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Mark Winey, Dean of the College of Biological Sciences and Dr. Fu-tong Liu, Vice President of Academia Sinica

Opening Remarks

- Dr. Gary S. May, Chancellor, UC Davis

- Dr James C. Liao, President, Academia Sinica

Session 1: Glycomics and Microbiome

9:00 – 9:25 Fu-Tong Liu, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, AS

Topic: Cytosolic galectins regulate antibacterial autophagy through differential recognition of host glycans on damaged phagosomes

9:25 – 9:50 Andreas Bäumler, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UCD

Topic: Monosaccharide consumption by Clostridia confers niche-protection against enteric pathogens

9:50 – 10:15 Shie-Liang Edmond Hsieh, Genomics Research Center, AS

Topic: CLEC5A: A DAP12-associated pattern recognition receptor critical for viral and bacterial infections

10:15 – 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:10 David Mills, Food Science and Technology, UCD

Topic: Mammals, Milk and Microbes – The role of milk in the establishment and function of the gut microbiome

11:10 – 11:35 Hans Chun-Hung Lin, Institute of Biological Chemistry, AS

Topic: Sweet Interplay between gut microbes and the host

11:35 – 12:00 Helen Raybould, Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, UCD

Topic: The Gut-Microbiome-Brain Axis: How the Gut Microbiome Shapes your Body and Mind

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)

Session 2: Plant Microbiome

1:00 – 1:25 Jonathan Eisen, Evolution and Ecology, UCD

Topic: Back to the sea: Seagrass as a model system for plant microbiome studies

1:25 – 1:50 Chih-Horng Kuo, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, AS

Topic: Evolutionary and Functional Genomics of Symbiotic Bacteria

1:50 – 2:15 Joanne Emerson, Plant Biology, UCD

Topic: Soil viral ecology along a permafrost thaw gradient

2:15 – 2:40 Ming-Che Shih, Agriculture Biotechnology Research Center, AS

Topic: Exploring microbial genomes for biocontrol agents against plant pathogens

2:40 – 3:05 Venkatesan Sundaresan, Plant Biology, UCD

Topic: Making connections in the plant underworld: Root-microbiome interactions in rice

3:05 – 3:30 Erh-Min Lai, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, AS

Topic: A Time to Kill: Mechanisms and Biological Insights of T6SS-Mediated Bacterial Warfare

3:30 – 4:00 Break

Session 3: Human Disease I

4:05 – 4:30 Yvonne Wan, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCD

Topic: Bile Acids are the Intrinsic Links for Western Diet to Induce NASH

4:30 – 4:55 Su-Ju Lin, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UCD

Topic: Understanding the Regulation of NAD+ Homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

4:55 – 5:15 John McPherson, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, UCD

Topic: Pancreatic Tumor Evolution

7:00 p.m. Dr. Hsing-Jien Kung, Keynote Speaker (by invitation)

Topic: Cancer as a metabolic disease & its therapeutic implications

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Session 4: Glycomics and Cancer

9:00 – 9:25 Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague, Chemistry, UCD

Topic: The Chemistry of Glycolipid Exchange Between Microbes and The Associated Hosts

9:25 – 9:50 Kay-Hooi Khoo, Institute of Biological Chemistry, AS

Topic: Glycotopes and Protein Glycosylation Analysis at Omics level

9:50 – 10:15 Xi Chen, Chemistry, UCD

Topic: One-pot multienzyme (OPME) systems of enzymatic chemoenzymatic synthesis of carbohydrates

10:15 – 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:10 Yu-Ju Chen, Institute of Chemistry, AS

Topic: Mass Spectrometry-based Phosphoproteomics for Precision Biology

11:10 – 11:35 Kit Lam, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, UCD

Topic: Galectin-1 Inhibitors Discovered Through OB2C Combinatorial Library Methods Has Potent Anti-Cancer Activities

11:35 – 12:00 Kuo-I Lin, Genomics Resarch Center, AS

Topic: The sweet side of B cells

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)

Session 5: Plant Genomics

1:00 – 1:25 Philipp Zerbe, Plant Biology, UCD

Topic: Discovery and Engineering of Plant Chemistry for Biotechnology Applications

1:25 – 1:50 Ho-Ming Chen, Agriculture Biotechnology Research Center, AS

Topic: Uncovering post-transcriptional regulation in plant defense pathways with NGS data

1:50 – 2:15 Richard Michelmore, Molecular and Cellular Biology, UCD

Topic: Disruptive technologies for understanding and improving disease resistance in crop plants

2:15 – 2:40 Shu-Hsing Wu, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, AS

Topic: Processing bodies control the pause-and-go translation of selective mRNAs in Arabidopsis young seedlings

2:40 – 3:05 Luca Comai, Plant Biology, UCD

Topic: Technologies and prospective for accelerating plant breeding

3:05 – 3:30 Shih-Long Tu, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, AS

Topic: Genome-wide analyses for molecular studies for light-regulated alternative splicing in plants

3:30 – 4:00 Break

Session 6: Human Disease II

4:05 – 4:30 Pui-Yan Kwok, Cardiovascular Research Institute (UC San Francisco/AS)

Topic: The Foundation of Precision Medicine: Population-Specific Genome Reference sequences

4:30 – 4:55 Katherine Rauen, Pediatrics

Topic: The RASopathies: An Overview

4:55 – 5:15 Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UCD

Topic: Mechanism and Regulation of Recombinational DNA Repair

Combined Workshop

5:15 – 6:00 Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, Moderator

Commentator from each session with 5 min synopsis and brief discussion