In order to deepen the communication in all the participants, ICCBB 2017 have invited
professors from local USA and all over the world to have speeches about
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and related fields.
Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Jun F. Liang, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey,
Traba C, Chen L, Azzam R, Liang JF, ¡°Insights into discharge
argon-mediated biofilm inactivation¡±. Biofouling, 29:1205-13 (2013).
Chen L, Liang JF, ¡°Improved stability of bioactive peptides by
controlling peptide assembling¡±. Biomacromolecules. 14:2326-31(2013).
Chen L, Dong S, Liang JF, ¡°The Effects of Metal Ions on the Cytotoxicity
and Selectivity of a Histidine-Containing Lytic Peptides¡± Int. J. Pept
Res Ther. 19: 611-623, (2013).
Traba C, Chen L., Liang JF, ¡°Low power gas discharge plasma mediated
inactivation and removal of biofilms formed on biomaterials¡±. Cur. Appl.
Phys, 13:12-18 (2013).
Chen L., Patrone N., Liang JF, ¡°Peptide self-assembly on cell membranes
to induce cell lysis¡±, Biomacromolecules, 13(10):3327-33 (2012)
Chen L, Tu Z Voloshchuk N, Liang JF, ¡°Lytic peptides with improved
stability and selectivity designed for cancer treatment¡±. J Pharm Sci.
Chen L, Liang JF, ¡°Metabolic monosaccharides altered cell responses to
anticancer drugs¡±. Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 81(2):339-45 (2012).
Kharidia R, Tu Z., Chen L., Liang JF, ¡°Activity and Selectivity of
Histidine-Containing Lytic Peptides to Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria¡±.
Arch Microbiol . 194 (4) 579-685 (2012).
Nano-Technology Enabled Bacteria and Cancer Cell Sensing. Recently, we
are working on a nano-patterning technology which can be used in
biosensor and other analytic devices in combination with specific
molecules (peptides and signaling massagers) for high sensitivity
molecular and cell (bacteria and tumor) sensing. Meanwhile, a novel
nano-crystalization technology with targeting and controlled release
properties is being studied for drugs (anticancer drugs, antibiotics)
with poor solubility and limited therapeutic effectiveness.
Prof. Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Hesham H. Ali is a Professor of Computer Science and Lee D. and
Wilma Seemann Distinguished Dean of the College of Information Science
and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He
currently serves as the director of the UNO Bioinformatics Core Facility
that supports a large number of biomedical research projects in Nebraska
and surrounding region. He has published numerous articles in various IT
areas including scheduling, distributed systems, data analytics,
wireless networks, and Bioinformatics. He has also published two books
in scheduling and graph algorithms, and several book chapters in
Bioinformatics. He has also been leading a Research Group that focuses
on developing innovative computational approaches to classify biological
organisms and analyze big bioinformatics data. The research group is
currently developing several next generation big data analytics tools
for mining various types of large-scale biological and medical data.
This includes the development of new graph theoretic models for
assembling short reads obtained from high throughput instruments, as
well as employing a novel correlation networks approach for analyzing
large heterogeneous biological and health-related data associated with
various biomedical research projects, particularly those associated with
aging and infectious diseases. He has also been leading two projects for
developing secure and energy-aware wireless infrastructure to address
tracking and monitoring problems in medical environments, particularly
to study mobility profiling for healthcare research.
Prof. Ovidiu Daescu, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
CV is coming soon.
Assoc. Prof. David E. Breen, Drexel University, USA
David E. Breen is currently an Associate Professor of Computer
Science in the College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel
University. He has held research positions at the Max Planck Institute
for the Physics of Complex Systems, the California Institute of
Technology, the European Computer-Industry Research Centre, the
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, and the Rensselaer Design
Research Center. His research interests include computer-aided design,
biomedical image informatics, geometric modeling, self-organization and
biological simulation. He has authored or co-authored over 100 technical
papers, articles and book chapters on these and other subjects. He is
the co-editor of the book "Cloth Modeling and Animation" and is a
recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. Breen received a BA in
Physics from Colgate University in 1982. He received MS and PhD degrees
in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in 1985 and 1993.