The 7th Annual Meeting and Symposium

on Recent Advances in Biophysics 

 

Registration

May 23, 14:30 – 18:00

May 24, 08:30 – 11:00; 12:30 – 15:00

May 25, 08:30 – 11:00; 12:30 – 15:00

May 26, 08:30 – 11:00

 

Scientific Program

May 23, Wednesday

 

15:30 – 17:00 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Sheng-Hsien Lin (林聖賢) and Ming-Jing Hwang (黃明經), Co-chairs

 

15:30 – 15:40 Introduction: Ming-Jing Hwang, Academia Sinica

15:40 – 16:00 Sheh-Yi Sheu (許世宜), National Yang-Ming University

                Charge transfer in polypeptides

16:00 – 16:20 Kung-Hao Liang (梁恭豪), Industrial Technology Research Institute

                Whole Genome Comparisons Using Pairwise FLAG

16:20 – 16:40 Yuh-Jyh Hu (胡毓志), National Chiao-Tung University

                Finding Regulatory Signals from Unaligned DNA Sequences

16:40 – 17:00 Shin-Mu Tseng (曾新穆), National Cheng-Kung University

                Efficient Clustering Methods for Mining DNA Microarray Data

 

        17:00 – 17:30 General Assembly And Election

                Sunney I. Chan (陳長謙理事長), Presiding

 

        17:30 – 18:30 Reception (Counting of ballots)

 

18:30 – 19:30 Special Lecture on National Laboratory on Genomics and

Proteomics Research

                Sunney I. Chan (陳長謙副院長), Academia Sinica

 

 

        19:30 – 21:30 Poster Session (Snacks served)

        19:30 – 20:00 Poster mounting

        20:00 – 21:30 Poster session (Poster competition)

                Yau-Huei Wei, Chair

 

May 24, Thursday

 

        09:00 – 12:00 Structural Biology

                Andrew H.-J. Wang (王惠鈞), Chair

 

        09:00 – 09:10 Introduction: Andrew H.-J. Wang, Academia Sinica

        09:10 – 10:00 Dr. Shigeyuki Yokoyama, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center;

RIKEN Harima Institute at SPring-8; and The University of Tokyo

                        RIKEN Structural Genomics Initiative

        10:00 – 10:20 Yen-Chywan Liaw (廖彥銓), Academia Sinica

                        Crystallographic Studies of Arylesterase and Thioesterase

 

        10:20 – 10:50 Coffee Break (Group Photo Taken)

 

        10:50 – 11:40 Dr. Richard H. Shafer, University of California, San Francisco

                        EXAFS Study of Metal-Stabilized DNA Quadruplexes

        11:40 – 12:00 Dr. Shan-Ho Chou (周三和), National Chung-Hsing University

                        Stable Internal Loops in DNA: How Far Can DNA Adopt Unusual

Structures?

        12:00 – 12:15 Shyue Chu Ke (柯學初), National Dong Hua University

                        Application of EPR Techniques to Biological Systems

 

        12:15 – 13:00 Lunch

 

        13:00 – 17:30 New Methods and New Results

        13:00 – 15:00 Gu-Gang Chang (張固剛) and Ming-Shi Shiao (蕭明熙), Co-chairs

 

        13:00 – 13:10 Introduction: Gu-Gang Chang, National Defense Medical Univ.

13:10 – 14:00 Liang Tong, Columbia University

                Structural Studies of Malic Enzyme

        14:00 – 14:20 Yen-Ho Chu (朱延和), National Chung-Cheng University

                        Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis: From Binding Measurement to

Library Optimization and Screening

        14:20 – 14:40 Wen-Ching Wang (王雯靜), National Tsing Hua University

Crystal Structure of N-Carbamoyl-D-Amino-Acid Amidohydrolase Reveals a Homotetramer and Insight into a Catalytic Cleft

        14:40 – 15:00 Chwan-Deng Hsiao (蕭傳鐙), Academia Sinica

                        Crystal Structure of the Outer Membrane Protein - Toc34 from

Chloroplasts

 

        15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

 

        15:30 – 17:30       Chin Yu (余靖) and Ding-Kwo Chang (張定國), Co-chairs

 

        15:30 – 15:40 Introduction: Chin Yu, National Tsing Hua University

        15:40 – 16:30 Mingjie Zhang, The Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology

                        Synaptic Signal Transduction Organization by PDZ-domain-

Containing Proteins

16:30 – 16:50 T. K. S. Kumar, National Tsing Hua University

                        Understanding the Folding Pathway(s) of a Beta-Barrel Protein

        16:50 – 17:10 Woei-Jer Chuang (莊偉哲), National Cheng-Kung University

                        NMR Structure and Functional Study of the DNA-Binding Domain of

Interleukin Enhancer Binding Factor, A New Fold in the Winged-Helix

Family

        17:10 – 17:30 Chinpan Chen (陳金榜), Academia Sinica

                        Solution Structures of a Kunitz-type chymotrypsin inhibitor from

Bungarus fasciatus

 

        18:00 – 19:00 Dinner Hosted by President Sunney I. Chan (by invitation only)

 

19:00 – 21:00 Poster Session (Snacks served)

        Ta-Hsin Lin, Chair

 

May 25, Friday

 

        09:00 –12:00 Cellular Imaging

09:00 – 10:30 Lung-Sen Kao (高閬仙), Chair

 

09:00 – 09:10 Introduction: Lung-Sen Kao, National Yang-Ming University

09:10 – 09:35 Chen-Yuan Dong (董成淵), National Taiwan University

                Point-Spread-Function and Deep-Tissue Imaging in Two Photon

Fluorescence Microscopy

09:35 – 10:00 Chung-Chih Lin (林崇智), Chung-Shan Medical College

                An Economic Method to Detect Dynamic Localization of GFP-Rab3A

in Living Neuronal Cells

 

       Coffee Break 10:00 – 10:30

       

        10:30 – 12:00 Szecheng J. Lo, Chair

10:30 – 10:45 Szecheng J. Lo (羅時成), National Yang-Ming University

Analyses of Flanking Amino Acid Residues Around the RGD-motif of

Rhodostomin for Interaction with Integrin aIIbb3

10:45 – 11:10 Chi-Hung Lin (林奇宏), National Yang-Ming University

                Applications of Optical Techniques for Imaging and Manipulating

Live Cells

11:10 – 11:25 Woei-Jer Chuang (莊偉哲), National Cheng-Kung University

                        Structure and Function Relationships of Integrins and Rhodostomin,

An RGD-Containing Disintegrin

11:25 – 11:50 Ming-Jer Tang (湯銘哲), National Cheng-Kung University

                Collagen Gel Induces Apoptosis of Epithelial Cells: Role of Tensegrity

11:50 – 12:00 Discussion

 

       12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

 

        13:00 – 15:30 Neutrons and X-ray Diffraction: Application to Structural

Biology

                Yu-Hao Huang (黃毓皓) and Keng S. Liang (梁耕三), Co-chairs

 

        13:00 – 13:50 Huey W. Huang, Rice University

                        Action of Anti-microbial Peptides

     13:50 – 14:40 Kuo-Chuan Cheng (鄭國川), Institute of Nuclear Energy Research

                  Opportunities for Biological Research with Neutrons at the Taiwan

Research Reactor TRR-II

        14:40 – 15:30 Chun-Jung Chen (陳俊榮), Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

                        Structural Biology: What Can X-ray Diffraction Do?

 

        15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

 

        16:00 – 17:40 Selected Student Poster Presentation

                Sunney I. Chan, Chair

 

        18:00 – 21:00 Banquet, Student Poster Winner Award Ceremony

        20:00 – 21:00 Banquet Speaker, Charles R. Cantor, Sequenom Inc.

 

May 26, Saturday

 

09:00 – 10:15 Functional Imaging and Future Developments

Frank Ngo (吳國海), Chair

 

09:00 – 09:10 Introduction: Frank Ngo, National Yang Ming University

09:10 – 09:25 Yi-Hsuan Kao (高怡宣), National Yang-Ming University

The Principles of MRI

09:25 – 09:40 Wan-Yuo Guo(郭萬祐), Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Imaging Brain Tumor: The Implication of Functional

Information from MR

09:40 – 09:55 Tzu-chen Yeh (葉子成), Taipei Veterans General Hospital

FMRI: What are we measuring?

09:55 – 10:10 Liang-Chih Wu (吳良治), Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Current Development of PET Image Analysis Techniques in NPCC

10:10 – 10:25 Sou-Tien Wang (王守田), WangNMR and AST

Ultra High Field MRI Functional MRI, Any Field Strength Limits?

 

        10:25 – 10:55 Coffee Break

 

        10:55 – 12:10 Felicia Chen-Wu Memorial Lecture

                Cheng-Wen Wu (吳成文 院長), Chair

 

        10:55 – 11:10 Introduction: Cheng-Wen Wu, National Health Research Institute

        11:10 – 12:00 Charles R. Cantor, Sequenom Inc.

                        A Novel Method for Finding Genes Associated with Major Human Diseases

 

        12:00 Adjourn