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Academic Medicine (Research) Program

Academic Medicine (Research) Program
Day 1: Sunday, 18th November 2018
10:00-11:00 Opening Ceremony
Session 1
Academic Medicine
Metabolic Disorders and Therapeutics
Chairs: Prof. Nabil Suleiman / Prof. Thomas Münte
Hall: M27-022
11:00-11:30 Adipokine-brain cross-talk
Prof. Hendrik Lehnert, University of Lübeck, Germany
11:30-12:00 Antineoplastic effect of Antidiabetics: clinical evidence and molecular mechanisms
Dr. Maha M. Saber Ayad, University of Sharjah, UAE
12:00-12:30 Orphan G-protein coupled receptors (GPRs) expression profiling in human islets reveals novel gene for type 2 diabetes
Dr. Jalal Taneera, University of Sharjah, UAE
12:30-13:00 High prevalence of Diabetes among Emirati population: Does ethnicity matter?
Prof. Nabil Suleiman, University of Sharjah, UAE
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Session 2
Academic Medicine
Novel Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Chairs: Prof. Christian Sina / Prof. Jennifer Elisabeth Hundt
Hall: M27-022
14:30-15:00 Targeting the intestinal microbiome by nutritional intervention
Prof. Christian Sina, University of Lübeck, Germany
15:00-15:30 Unveiling the gut microbiota composition and functionality associated with diabetes through metagenomic analyses
Dr. Mohammad T. Al Bataineh, University of Sharjah, UAE
15:30-16:00 Mouse models of autoimmune bullous diseases
Prof. Jennifer Elisabeth Hundt, University of Lübeck, Germany
16:00-16:30 Biomedical factories in our backyard. Harnessing the native UAE microbiota for novel therapeutics
Dr. Mohamad Hamad, University of Sharjah, UAE
Day 2: Monday, 19th November 2018
Session 1
Academic Medicine
Neurological Disorders
Chairs: Prof. Hendrik Lehnert / Prof. Azzam A. Magazachi
Hall: M27-022
09:00-09:20 Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia: neurophysiological and molecular perspectives
Dr. Bashair M. Mussa, University of Sharjah, UAE
09:20-09:40 The role of the ShcD and RET interaction in neuroblastoma survival and migration
Dr. Samrein B. M. Ahmed, University of Sharjah, UAE
09:40-10:00 New treatments for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)
Prof. Azzam A. Magazachi, University of Sharjah, UAE
10:00-10:30 Cognitive neurology
Dr. Thomas Münte, University of Lübeck, Germany
10:30-10:50 Heterogeneity of the blood-brain barrier
Dr. Rania Awada Harati, University of Sharjah, UAE
10:50-11:10 A forebrain-immune cell pathway for the maintenance of CNS immune tolerance
Dr. Mohammad G. Mohammad, University of Sharjah, UAE
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
Session 2
Academic Medicine
Recent Advances in Cancer Research I
Chairs: Prof. Hauke Busch / Dr. Rifat Hamoudi
Hall: M27-022
11:30-12:00 Delineating the dynamic transcriptome response of mRNA and microRNA during zebrafish heart regeneration
Prof. Hauke Busch, University of Lübeck, UAE
12:00-12:30 Epigenetic modulation sensitizes triple negative breast cancer cells to hormonal therapy through re-expression of estrogen receptors"
Prof. Raafat El-Awady, University of Sharjah, UAE
12:30-13:00 Cancer and Cold Physical Plasma – On the way to Evidence Based Medicine
Prof. Hans-Robert Metelmann, National Centre of Plasma Medicine, Germany
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Session 2
Academic Medicine
Recent Advances in Cancer Research II
Chairs: Prof. Hendrik Lehnert / Dr. Mawieh Hamad
Hall: M27-022
14:30-15:00 Estrogen-induced disruption of iron metabolism as an adjunct therapy in iron-overloaded cancers.
Prof. Mawieh Hamad, University of Sharjah, UAE
15:00-15:30 Tumor profiling in advanced cancer patients
Dr. Riyad Benderdaf, University of Sharjah, UAE
15:30-16:00 The role of ER, PR and HER2 in breast cancer progression
 Dr. Rifat Hamoudi, University of Sharjah, UAE
16:00-16:30 Systematic interrogation of PI3K pathway in cancer
Dr. Mohammed Rahmani, University of Sharjah, UAE
16:30-17:00 Tackling breast cancer resistance by energy restriction mimetic agents
Dr. Hany A. Omar, University of Sharjah, UAE
 Day 3: Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Session 1
Academic Medicine
Bioinformatics Workshop
Chairs: Dr. Rifat Hamoudi / Prof. Hans-Robert Metelmann
Hall: M27-022
10:00-11:00 Workshop: Bioinformatics
Session 2
Academic Medicine
Research Workshop
Chairs: Prof. Azzam A. Maghazachi / Prof. Taleb H. Al-Tel
HALL: M27-022
11:00-12:00 Workshop: All you need to know about research but afraid to ask!
Day 4: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Exhibition – in front of M25