Programme

Scientific Frontiers in Natural Product Based Drugs

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Professor Lindsay BROWN – University of Southern Queensland, Australia
A/Prof HUANG Dejian – National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor Ikhlas A. KHAN – University of Mississippi, USA
Professor Ronald J. QUINN – Griffith University, Australia
Professor Michael SPEDDING – Secretary General – IUPHAR, Outgoing Chair NC-IUPHAR, Spedding Research Solutions SARL, France

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Ee Sin CHEN – National University Singapore, Singapore
Ha Minh HIEN – Institute of Drug Quality Control at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Kornkanok INGKANINAN – Naresuan University, Thailand
Tapas K. KUNDU – Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India
LEE Mei-Hsien – Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Mi Kyeong LEE – College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk University, Republic of Korea
Simon MY LEE – Macau University, Macao, China
LIN Haishu – National University Singapore, Singapore
Mohammad Rais MUSTAFA – University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dong-Chan OH – Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Gautam SETHI – National University Singapore, Singapore
Shin TAKAYAMA – Tohoku University, Japan
Charlie YEO Tiong Chia – Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, Malaysia

Programme:

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Day 1 (Thursday, 6th July 2017)
07:45-08:30 Registration
08:30-08:50 Welcome Opening Remarks:
Guest of Honour: Prof Barry Halliwell, Senior Advisor to the President, NUS; Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, NUS; Chairman of the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), A*STAR, Singapore
A/Prof WS Fred Wong, Head of Pharmacology Department, NUS, and President of Pharmacological Society (Singapore)
Prof Christina Chai, Head of Pharmacy Department, NUS

Session I: Natural Products in Drug Discovery
Chairpersons: Go Mei Lin (Singapore) and Shin Takayama (Japan)
Plenary Lecture:
08:50-09:25 "Standardization and the role of fingerprinting in modernization of herbal medicines"
Prof Ikhlas A. KHAN (University of Mississippi, USA)
Invited Lectures:
09:25-09:50 "Chemical constituents and biological activities of Cudrania tricuspidata: Similarities and differences between the roots, stems, leaves and fruits"
Prof Mi Kyeong LEE (Chungbuk University, Republic of Korea)
09:50-10:15 "Bioprospecting the rainforest in a meaningful way"
Dr Charlie YEO Tiong Chia (Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, Malaysia)
10:15-10:40 "Role of natural products as neuroprotective agents towards neurodegenerative diseases"
Prof LEE Mei-Hsien (Taipei Medical University, Taiwan)

10:40-10:50 Group Photo
10:50-11:20 Tea Break and Poster Session

11:20-12:20 Oral Scientific Presentations
Chairpersons: Koh Hwee Ling (Singapore) and Ha Minh Hien (Vietnam)

12:20-13:35 Lunch and Poster Session

Session II: Screening of Natural Product-Derived Bioactive Molecules and their Therapeutic Targets
Chairpersons: Bian Jinsong (Singapore) and Kornkanok Ingkaninan (Thailand)
Plenary Lecture:
13:35-14:10 "IUPHAR, immunology, metabolism and natural products"
Prof Michael SPEDDING (Spedding Research Solutions SARL, France)
Invited Lectures:
14:10-14:35 "Investigating molecular mechanisms of action in natural products using a yeast-based chemogenomic platform"
Dr Ee Sin CHEN (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
14:35-15:00 "Chronic treatment with paeonol protects against tunicamycin-induced endothelial dysfunction through attenuating oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum stress"
Dr Mohammad-Rais MUSTAFA (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
15:00-15:25 "Insect symbionts: prolific sources of new bioactive compounds"
Dr Dong-Chan OH (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)

15:25-16:05 Tea Break and Poster Session

16:05-17:05 Oral Scientific Presentations
Chairpersons: Deron Herr (Singapore) and Simon Lee (Macao, China)

Day 2 (Friday, 7th July 2017)
08:00-08:30 Registration

Session III: Natural Products - From Source to Target
Chairpersons: Giorgia Pastorin (Singapore) and Ikhlas Khan (USA)
Plenary Lecture I:
08:30-09:05 "Periwinkles, may-apples, yew and happy trees - can Australian plants also impact biodiscovery?"
Prof Ronald J. QUINN (Griffith University, Australia)
Invited Lectures:
09:05-09:30 "Effects of traditional Japanese Kampo medicine on ocular blood flow in healthy subjects and in a normal tension glaucoma patient"
A/Prof Shin TAKAYAMA (Tohoku University, Japan)
09:30-09:55 "Formulation and Evaluation of Anti-infective Herbal Face Cream containing Oleum Calophylli inophylli"
Dr Ha Minh HIEN (Institute of Drug Quality Control at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
09:55-10:20 "Dietary stilbenes surpassed resveratrol: Superior anti-inflammatory potencies and favorable pharmacokinetic profiles"
Dr LIN Haishu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

10:20-11:00 Tea Break and Poster Session

Plenary Lecture II:
11:00-11:35 "Discovering bioactive constituents in edible plants with the help of molecular fluorescent probes and new screening assays"
A/Prof HUANG Dejian (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

11:35-12:15 Oral Scientific Presentations
Chairpersons: Esther Woon (Singapore) and Charlie Yeo (Malaysia)

12:15-13:15 Lunch and Poster Session

Session IV: Translational Validation/Applications of Natural Product-Derived Drugs
Chairpersons: Tan Chay Hoon (Singapore) and Dong-Chan Oh (Republic of Korea)
Plenary Lecture:
13:15-13:50 "Tropical macro- and micro-algae as potential treatments for metabolic syndrome"
Prof Lindsay BROWN (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Invited Lectures:
13:50-14:15 "Discovery, synthesis, and functional characterization of a novel neuroprotective natural product from the fruit of Alpinia oxyphylla for use in Parkinson's disease through LC/MS-based multivariate data analysis-guided fractionation"
Dr Simon LEE (University of Macau, Macao, China)
14:15-14:40 "Potential application of nimbolide in the prevention and therapy of prostate cancer"
A/Prof Gautam SETHI (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
14:40-15:05 "The effect of Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb. on hair growth"
Dr Kornkanok INGKANIAN (Naresuan University, Thailand)

15:05-15:45 Tea Break

Invited Lectures:
15:45-16:10 "A Natural Compound Derived Small molecule Activator of Master Epigenetic Enzyme, p300/CPB: Implications in Neural Disorders and Therapeutics"
Prof Tapas K. Kundu (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India)

16:10-17:10 Oral Scientific Presentations
Chairpersons: Mitchell Lai (Singapore) and Mohammad-Rais Mustafa (Malaysia)

17:10-17:30 Award Presentation and Closing Remarks:
A/Prof WS Fred Wong, Head of Pharmacology Department, NUS; and President of Pharmacological Society (Singapore)
A/Prof Christina Chai, Head of Pharmacy Department, NUS

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points for registered pharmacists approved by the Singapore Pharmacy Council

 

CME points application in progress

 

The conference organizers reserve the right to modify the programme and events.

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