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					              29th Annual Convention of IACR and Symposium
                                    On
                      “Biology of Cancer Stem Cells”
   Venue:     Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
                                Kochi, Kerala
                            20-23 February 2010

                                DRAFT PROGRAMME

Dear Colleagues,

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center is hosting the 29th Annual
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Convention of Indian Association of Cancer Research (IACR) from 20-23 February 2010. On
behalf of the entire organizing committee, I welcome you to attend the conference and enjoy our
hospitality. This will also be an occasion to feel the splendour and grandeur of Kerala and
especially Kochi.

We have arranged a strong programme highlighting both scientific and clinical aspects of
cancer research. In addition to eminent scientists and clinicians from India, we have invited
experts from abroad to join us in the conference. Please encourage your graduate students and
post doctoral fellows to submit abstracts for the meeting as soon as possible.

The corporate section which supports research in the form of equipment and consumables will
also be present during the meeting.

Moreover, you will also taste the richness of Kerala culture which has always made it unique in
India.

I invite you all to attend the conference and make your stay in God’s own country memorable. I
look forward to meeting you in February 2010.




Prof. T.S. Ganesan
Organizing secretary, IACR 2010
Chairman, Cancer Institute,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
and Research Institute
Kochi-682 041

E-mail- iacr2010@gmail.com
Website: www.iacr.org.in
              29th Annual Convention of IACR and Symposium
                                    on
                      “Biology of Cancer Stem Cells”
     Venue:   Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
                                Kochi, Kerala
                            20-23 February 2010
Faculty Speakers

1.     Dr. Rita Mulherkar, President IACR.
2.     Dr. Prasanna Venkatraman., ACTREC, Mumbai.
3.     Dr. A. Sarin, NCBS, Bangalore.
4.     Dr. V. K. Nandikoori, National Institute of Immunology, Delhi.
5.     Dr. G. C. Kundu, NCCS, Pune.
6.     Dr. Chitra Mandal, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
7.     Dr. Anil Suri, NII, Delhi.
8.     Dr. Neeru Saini, IGIB, Delhi.
9.     Dr. Akilesh Pandey, Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore, Johns
           Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore.
10.    Dr. Raghunadha Rao, Nizam Institute, Hyderabad.
11.    Dr. Anu Rangarajan, NCBS, Bangalore.
12.    Dr. Sunitha Saxena,ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital
13.    Dr. Geetha Vemuganti, L.V. Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad
14.    Dr. Sheo Mohan Singh, International Institute of Information
           Technology, Pune
15.    Dr. T. Raj Kumar, Cancer Institute Adayar, Chennai
16.    Dr. Krishnan Nair, Amala Cancer Centre, Trichur, Kerala
17.    Dr. Krishna P.Gupta, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research,
      Lucknow
18.   Dr. Cartikeya Reddy, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Hyderabad
19.   Dr. Dileep Vasudevan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
20.   Dr. A.Dharmarajan, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of
      West, Australia
21.   Dr.S.Krishnakumar, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
22.   Dr.Presenjit Mitra, Institute of Life Science, Hyderabad.
23.   Prof.V.Balakrishnan, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin
24.   Dr.Harsha Gowda, Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore
25.   Dr.Sharmila Bapat, NCCS, Pune
26.   Dr.Roy Bicknell, University of Birmingham
27.   Dr.K.N.Naresh, Imperial College London
29th Annual Convention of IACR and Symposium on “Cancer Stem
Cells”
        Venue: Amrita Institute of Medical Science Cochin
                      20-23 February 2010
                      Scientific Programme
                    DRAFT PROGRAMME
20/02/09 Saturday

2.00 - 5.00 PM      Registration & Tea
5.00 - 6.30 PM      Inauguration-

                    Chairperson: Dr. Rita Mulherkar, President IACR
6.40 - 7.30 PM      IACR oration by Dr.Naresh, Imperial College, London
                    “Understanding Lymphoma – a vehicle for translational
                    research in oncology”
8.00 PM                                          Dinner
                                                 Venue: AIMS

21/02/10 Sunday

8.00 AM                                            Breakfast
                                                    Venue:AIMS
9.00 - 11.00 AM     Session I- Cell Signaling and Cancer
                    Chairpersons:
                    Dr.Harsha Gowda, Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore –
9.00 - 9.30 AM      “Proteomic approaches to identify activated tyrosine kinase
                    signaling pathways in cancers “
                    Dr.Prasanna Venkatraman, ACTREC, Mumbai-“ Structure
9.30 - 10.00 AM     Guided Modeling to elucidate Novel Functions in Proteins”
10.00 - 10.30 AM    Dr. A.Sarin, NCBS, Bangalore

                    Dr.V.K.Nandacoori NII, Delhi –“ Role of cell signaling event
10.30 – 11 AM       in modulating the functions of nucleoporin Tpr”
11.00 - 11.30 AM                                   Tea
11.30 - 1.00 PM     Session II Molecular Genetics of Cancer I
                    Chairpersons : Dr. Chitra Mandal, Indian Institute of
                    Chemical Biology, Kolakata


11.30 - 12.00 AM    Dr.G.C.Kundu NCCS, Pune-“ Stroma and tumor-derived
                    osteopontin: role in inflammation, angiogenesis and cancer”

12.00 - 12.30 PM    Dr.C.Mandal, II CB, Kolkata- “Sialic acids in Haematopoietic
                    stem cells of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia”
                    Dr.Anil.Suri, NII, Delhi – “Small Interfering RNA- Mediated
12.30 - 1.00 PM     Down – Regulation of SPAG9 Inhibits Cervical Tumor
                    Growth”
1.00 - 2.00 PM                                 Lunch
2.00 - 4.00 PM     Session III Clinical and Molecular aspects of GI Malignancies
                   Chair person: Prof. V.Balakrishnan
2.00 - 2.30 PM     Prof. Balakrishnan AIMS, Kochi.-
                   “Chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer- is there a link”


2.30 - 3.00 PM     Dr.K.M.Mohandas, Tata Memorial Hospital

                   Dr.Akhilesh.Pandey, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
3.00 - 3.30 PM     Baltimore- “A multi-pronged proteomic approach to
                   identifying biomarkers for GI malignancies”
3.30 – 4.00 PM     Dr.S.Saxena, Safdarjung Hospital-“ Esophageal cancer in
                   North East India- Contribution of genetic vis-à-vis
                   environmental factors.”

4.00 – 5.30 PM                    Tea and Poster session - I
                   Session IV Shri R. H. Jaju / Dr. V. B. Kamat Memorial award
5.30 – 6.00 PM     session
                   Chairperson – Dr.Akhilesh Pandey, Johns Hopkins School of
                   Medicine, Baltimore

                   Chairperson – Dr.Prasanna venkatraman
6.00 - 7.00 PM
                   Keynote address- Dr.E.P.Reddy

7.00 PM            IACR Executive Committee meeting

7.30 – 8.00 PM     Cultural Program

                                      Dinner (Banquet)
8.30 PM onwards                       Venue:
22/02/10 Monday
9.00 - 11 AM       Session V Cancer Stem Cells
                   Chairperson – Prof. T.S.Ganesan, AIMS, Cochin

9.00 - 9.30 AM     Dr.Sharmila Bapat, NCCS, Pune – “Gene Expression - Protein
                   Interaction  Systems    Network     Modeling    identifies
                   Transformation Associated Molecules and Pathways in
                   Ovarian Cancer

9.30 - 10.00 AM    Dr A. Rangarajan, IISC, Bangalore- “Generation of an
                   Immortalized Breast Stem Cell Line with a Propensity for
                   Spantaneous Transformation”

10.00 - 10.30 AM   Dr.Geetha Vemuganti, L.V. Prasad Eye hospital, Hyderabad
                   “Caner stem cells in Retinoblastoma “
                   Dr.Sheo Mohan Singh, International Institute of Information
10.30 – 11.00 AM   Technology, Pune.- “Proteomic systems biology of t(8;21)-
                   Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) reveals that leukemic fusion”
                   protein AML1-ETO targets a C/EBP-NM23 pathway

11.00 - 11.15 AM                           Tea
11.15 – 1.5 PM     Session VI Molecular Genetics of Cancer II
                   Chairperson: Dr.T.Rajkumar, Adayar Cancer Centre,
                   Chennai
11.15 - 11.45 AM   Dr.Rita Mulherkar, ACTREC, Mumbai – “Preclinical Studies
                   on Gene Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer”

11.45 - 12.15 AM   Dr.T.Raj Kumar, Cancer Institute Adayar, Chennai- “Gene
                   expression studies in cervical cancer - diagnostic, predictive
                   and therapeutic implications”
12.15 - 12.45 PM   Dr. Krishnan Nair, Amala Cancer Centre, Trichur – “Control
                   tumour with radiation and radio modifiers: mechanistic
                   studies in animal models”


12.45 - 1.15 PM    Dr.Krishna Gupta, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research,
                   Lucknow – “Involvement of epigenetic events in the regulation
                   of gene expression by inositol hexa phosphate, a
                   Chemopreventive agent”

1.15 - 2.00 PM                            Lunch
                   Session VII Phase I Clinical Trials- Therapeutic
2.00 – 3.00 PM     Chairpersons: Dr.E.P.Reddy


2.00 – 2.30 PM     Prof. Raghunadha Rao, Nizam Institute, Hyderabad- “Bench
                   to Bedside - the Role of a Cancer Clinical Trial”


2.30 – 3.00 PM     Dr.Ahmed Kamal, IICT, Hyderabad

                   Dr.Cartikeya Reddy, Reddy’s Laborataries, Hyderabad
3.00 – 3.30 PM
3.30- 4.30 PM                             Tea and Poster session
                   Session VIII Shri Sitaram Joglekar / Smt. Mangala Bamane
4.30 – 6.30 PM     Award (Selected Abstracts)
                   Chairpersons:Dr.Rita Mulherkar

                   Chairperson:
                   Key note address – Dr.Roy Bicknell, Division of Immunity
6.30 – 7.20 PM
                   and Infection, University of Birmingham.

7.30 PM            General Body Meeting
8.30 PM                                      Dinner
                                             Venue:

23/02/09 Tuesday
8.00 AM                                      Breakfast
                                             Venue: AIMS
                   Chairperson:
9.00 - 9.10 AM     Key note address- Prof.A.Dharmarajan, School of Anatomy
                   and Human Biology, Perth, West Australia- “Secreted
                   Frizzled Related Protein 4: Anovel Angiogenesis Inhibitor”

10.00 - 11.15 AM   Cancer Research in India Capacity, Resources And
                   Opportunities-Dr.Bindu Dey, Advisor, DBT.
11.15 - 11.45 AM                              Tea
11.45 – 1.30 PM    Session XI Oral Presentations of selected abstracts
                   Chairpersons: Dr.Tanuja Teni


1.30 - 2.30 PM                      Lunch
                   Session X Micro RNA & Cancer
2.30 – 4.00 PM     Chairpersons: Prof.A.Dharmarajan

2.30 – 3.00 PM     Dr.Prasenjit Mitra, Institute of Life Science, Hyderabad
3.00 – 3.30 PM     Dr. N. Saini, IGIB, Delhi – “miRNAs as modulators of
                   apoptosis”
3.30- 4.00 PM      Dr. Dileep Vasudevan – “The Nucleosome Core Particle –
                   simple stories from a complex structure”
4.00- 4.30 PM      Dr.S.Krishnakumar, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai


4.30 PM            Prize Distribution & Valedictory Function


5.00 PM                                        High Tea
Details of Accommodation for Faculty Speakers


Accommodation for faculties has been arranged by Amrita Institute of Medical
Sciences and Research Centre, Cochin through Even Management.                 Please
contact the following address given below for the details :



Ms. R. Malini
Event Management
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
eventmanagement@aims.amrita.edu

Mob. No. : 9995458866




     Genser Holidays Welcomes IACR Delegates to “Gods Own Country “
Proposed dates : 20/ 23 Feb 2010
Hotel options – Room only basis

Name of the hotel   Total no. of rooms           Single room in    Double room in INR
                                                 INR / per night   per person/ per
                                                                   night
Star Lagoon         330 rooms (including 2 & 3   1250              725
(room only)         bedroom apartments) – A/c
                    room rate
Star Lagoon         Non a/c room rate            900               575
(room only)
Nyle Plaza (room    30                           1210              770
only)
BTH Sarovaram       14                           1925              1415
(room only)

BTH (room only)     90                           1265              950

Highway Gardens     21                           1540              880
(room only)
Travelling Distance:-
Star Lagoon – Venue // 45 Min - 01 Hr
Nyle Plaza – Venue // 45 Min
BTH – Venue // 45 Min
Highway Gardens – Venue // 20 Min – 30 Min

Via Kalamasery

Star Lagoon – Venue // 01 Hr 30 Min
Nyle Plaza – Venue // 01 Hr
BTH – Venue // 01 Hr
Highway Gardens – Venue // 45 Min

Hotel Reservations: On or before 15 Dec 2009

Contact person:
Mr. Santhosh Kumar
Manager - Tours
Mobile No.: + 91 97 4444 1127
E -mail: tours@genserholidays.com
Web: www.genserholidays.com



                     Details for Accommodation for students :


Participants who wish to attend the 29th Annual convention of the IACR 2010,
particularly students and post-doctoral fellows can reserve subsidized
accommodation        on   a   sharing     basis   as   2   students   per   room.   This
accommodation will be at the hostel at the campus of Amrita Institute of
Medical Sciences. Reservation will be done on writing an              e-mail on a first
come-served basis. For reservation of the room please contact the following
address given below.

Ms. R. Malini
Event Management
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
eventmanagement@aims.amrita.edu


Mob. No. : 9995458866




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