Program Schedule

Updated as 21 Mar 2017

Venue: IAS1038, 1/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

19 Mar | 20 Mar | 21 Mar | 22 Mar | 23 Mar

19 Mar (Sun)

Time Event
18:00-20:30 Dinner Reception (For invited participants only)


20 Mar (Mon)

Time Event
09:00-09:15 Program Registration
09:15-09:30 Welcoming Remarks
Session 1
09:30-11:00 "Droplet Microfluidics for Single Cell Studies"
David Weitz (Harvard University) (Venue: IAS Lecture Theater, G/F)
11:00-11:30 Group Photo and Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 "Simplifying Single-molecule Measurement of DNA Bending Dynamics"
Deborah Fygenson (University of California at Santa Barbara)
12:30-14:30 Welcoming Lunch (Venue: Lounge, 5/F, IAS Building)
14:30-15:30 "Developing Nanofluidic Optical Mapping Techniques for Single-cell Genetic/Epigenetic Profiling"
Shuhuai Yao (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 "Ferrocenylnaphthalene Diimide as Novel Tetraplex DNA Ligand: Application to Cancer Diagnosis and Cancer Therapy"
Shigeori Takenaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
17:00-18:00 "Development of Multifunctional DNA-based Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications"
Peggy Lo (City University of Hong Kong)

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21 Mar (Tue)

Time Event
Session 2
10:00-11:00 "Electrochemical Aptamer-based Sensors for the Real-time Measurement of Specific Molecules in the Living Body"
Kevin Plaxco (University of California at Santa Barbara)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 "DNA Nanotechnology-enabled Organization for Biomedical Applications"
Chunhai Fan (Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
12:30-14:30 Lunch (Self-arranged)
14:30-15:30 "Enzyme-free Molecular Diagnostics Utilizing Thermodynamics and Kinetics of DNA Self-assembly Reactions"
I-Ming Hsing (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 "Application of Nucleic Acid Circuitry to Molecular Diagnostics"
Bingling Li (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)
17:00-18:00 "Assembly of DNA Nanostructures for Effective Intracellular Delivery"
Jonathan Choi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
18:00-20:30 Dinner (For invited participants only)

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22 Mar (Wed)

Time Event
Session 3
10:00-11:00 "Effects of Confinement on DNA Hybridization Kinetics Using Capillary Electrophoresis"
Sumita Pennathur (University of California at Santa Barbara)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 "DNA Nanowalkers beyond Burn-bridge Approach"
Zhisong Wang (National University of Singapore)
12:30-14:30 Lunch (Self-arranged)
14:30-15:30 "Luminescent Strategies for Sensing DNA Modifying Enzyme Activity"
Chung Hang Leung (University of Macau)
15:30-16:30 "Novel DNA Technology in Medical Diagnosis"
Annie Ho (National Taiwan University)
16:30-17:30 Poster Session and Coffee Break (Venue: IAS Lobby, G/F)

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23 Mar (Thu)

Time Event
Session 4
10:00-11:00 "Hybridization Biosensors Relying on Electrical Properties of Nucleic Acids"
Elena Ferapontova (Aarhus University)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 "Nanomaterials for Colorimetric DNA Detection"
Thomas Lee (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
12:30-12:45 Closing Remarks
12:45-14:30 Lunch (Self-arranged)

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