• Time and Venue
  •    5-7 December 2018
  • Furama Resort, Danang, Vietnam


  • Pre-conference Workshops. Venue: The University of Danang

  • 10:00 – 12:00

    Pre-conference Workshops




    1. Integrated analysis of Genomics and Epigenomics Data 2. How to get published in top peer-reviewed journals
    Dr. Loi P. Luu,

    Cancer Epigenetics Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia

    Prof. Tuan V. Nguyen,

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Sydney, Australia

    Room 301,

    VN-UK Building, The University of Danang

    Room 601,

    VN-UK Building, The University of Danang

  • 14:00 – 16:00

    Pre-conference Workshops




    1. Pre-clinical Experimental Models for Improved Precision Medicine
    Prof. Stephanie Ma,

    School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

    Room 601,

    VN-UK Building, The University of Danang

  • 16:00 – 20:00

    Business Meeting of PABS Consortium


    1. Report of the Local Organizing Committee (Professor T. Nguyen)
    2. Discussion: MoU ASIA-International Biomedical Science Consortium (all members)
    3. Any additional agenda(all members)
    4. Venue for the 5th Conference (all members)

  • 07:30 – 08:30

    Welcoming guests

  • 08:30 – 08:35

    Welcome speech of official from the People’s Committee of Danang City

  • 08:35 – 08:40

    Speech of the Rector of the University of Danang

  • 08:40 – 08:45

    Opening Remarks of the Chairman of ASIA-International Biomedical Science Consortium

  • 08:45 – 08:50

    Opening Remarks of A/Professor Chan Nguyen, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the Fourth Pan Asian Biomedical Science Conference

  • 08:50 – 09:00

    Opening Remarks of Professor Tuan V. Nguyen, Chair of the Fourth Pan Asian Biomedical Science Conference

  • Plenary Session: Clinical translation


    Suggested co-chairs: Tuan V. Nguyen, Lim Boon Huat, Chae Hun Lim

  • 09:00 – 09:30

    IS01: Biology and pre-clinical studies of liver cancer stem cells


    Stephanie Ma, School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

  • 09:30 – 10:00

    IS02: Epigenetic regulation and differential action of a miRNA in tumors


    Wai-Yee Chan, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

  • 10:00 – 10:30

    IS03: New developments in in-vitro fertilization


    Ho Manh Tuong, My Duc Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • 10:30 – 10:50


  • 10:50 – 11:05

    BOP1: Hepatic CCKD drives hepatocarcinomgenesis via MTORC1-associated myeloid-derived suppression cell (MDSC)-induced immunosuppression.


    Xuezhen Zeng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • 11:05 – 11:20 

    BOP2: FoxO1 regulates the behavioral manifestation of leptin in dopaminergic neurons


    Khanh V. Doan, Yonsei University, Korea

  • 11:35 – 11:50 

    BOP3: Prediction of Bone Mineral Density and Fragility Fracture by Genetic Profiling



    Thao Ho-Le, Ha Tinh University, Vietnam.

  • 11:50 – 12:05



  • 12:05 – 12:20

    BP05: A Comparative Study of Spice-Mediated Inhibition of Human Cytochrome P450 Isozyme Activitie



    Suhaili Shamsi, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

  • 12:20 – 13:30


  • 13:30 – 17:30

    Concurrent session (afternoon 6/12):

    Clinical Translation Personalized Medicine


    Co-chairsStephanie Ma, Umah Rani Kuppusamy, Chan Nguyen


    Co-chairsChan Wai Yee, Cho Chi Hin, Ki Woo Kim


    13:30         IS04 Repurposing vitamin D as therapeutic agent for gastric disorders.

    Chi Hin Cho, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan, China

    13:30         IS08  Personalized metabolic profile estimation with OGTT model.

    Professor Chae Hun Leem, ASAN Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea

    14:00         IS05  Hypothalamic SF-1 Regulates Energy Homeostasis and Psychiatric Behaviors

    Ki Woo Kim, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Korea

    14:00         IS09  The Incarnation of CTCF

    Shaharum Shamsuddin, School of Health Science, USM Health Campus, Malaysia


    14:30         IS06  Placental histology changes in Sprague Dawley rats fed Japtropha Curcas crude oil during early and late gestational period

    Sabrina Sukardi, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM Serdang

    14:30         OP07 Low dose of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism in Vietnam

    Bui Hai Hoang, Hanoi Medical University

    15:00         IS07  Kawasaki Disease: etiology, pathogenesis and treatment

    Magdalena Natividad, Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, The Philippines

    14:40         OP08 Cardiac transformation in children with beta thalassemia in Hiplong Children Hospital

    Nguyen Viet Ha, Hai Phong University of Medicine, Vietnam

      14:50         OP09 Type 2 diabetes is associated with higher trabecular bone density but lower cortical bone density: the Vietnam Osteoporosis Study

    Lan Ho-Pham, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam

      15:00         OP10 Contribution of bone turnover markers to the variation in bone mineral density: a study in Vietnamese men and women

    Lich Nguyen, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam

      15:10  OP11 Preliminary study of distribution and in vitro expression of virulence associated genes of Streptococcus suisserotype 2 clinical isolates from northern Thailand

    Taweesak Wongsa, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    15:30-15:50   Break


    15:30 – 15:50   Break 


    15:00         OP01 Tubular cell specific Mst1/Mst2 deficiency leads to renomegaly and chronic kidney disease via Yap-dependent and -independent mechanisms in mice.

    XU Chunhua, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


    15:10         OP02 Localization of Fluorescent Isothiocyanate Labeled Helicobacter pylori in Opisthorchis viverrini

    Watcharapol Suyapoh, KhonKaen University, Thailand


    15:20         OP03 Enhancing the efficacy of hepatocellular carcinoma immunotherapy by specific inhibition of histone deacetylase 8

    Feng Yu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    15:30         OP04 Toxicology assessment of gallic acid loaded graphene oxide against zebrafish embryos

    Seri Narti Edayu Sarchio, Universiti Putra Malaysia

    15:40         OP05 Cumulative live birth rate after in-vitro maturation treatment in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    Ho Ngoc Anh Vu, IVFMD, My Duc Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City

    15:50 OP06  The role of Fas pro-survival signalling in colorectal cancer: the importance of    Fas-EGFR crosstalks

    Ta Ngoc Ly, Anne-Odile Hueber, Danang University of Sciences and  Technology, The University of  Danang, Vietnam

    16:00 – 17:30     Poster session 15:50 -17:30  Poster session

  • 18:00 – 22:00

    Gala Dinner and Award Conferring

  • 08:30 – 12:00

    Concurrent Session (morning 7/12):

    Risk Assessment Traditional Medicine
    Co-chairsSabrina Sukardi, Wasna Sirirungsi, Nor Fadilah Rajab,


    Co-chairsMagdalena F. Natividad, Duong Pham, Preeyanat Vongchan
    8:30 IS10 Personalized risk assessment: the case of osteoporosis

    Tuan V. Nguyen, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Sydney, and UTS Australia

    8:30 IS15 Individualized medicine from the Sasang constitutional medicine perspective.

    Duong Duc Pham, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Faculty of Physiology, Korea

    9:00 IS11 Optimization of flow cytometric based platelet crossmatching

    Preeyanat Vongchan, Chiang Mai University, Thailand


    9:00 IS16 Understanding the anti-proliferative effect of chinese herbal formulation c168 on human colorectal carcinoma cells in vitro: the mechanistic approach.

    Nor Fadilah RAJAB, Biomedical Science Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

    9:30 IS12 Translating the use of molecular techniques into emergency medicine, current challenges and future resolution 

    Ngo Tat Trung, 108 Military Central Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam

    9:30 IS17 Protective effects of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn.) on cardiovacular dysfunction and structural remodelling in rats model.

    Siti Balkis Budin, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

    9:50 IS13 Vaccination policies and coverage in Germany & Asia: what can we learn from each other?

    Linda Sanftenberg, Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany


  • 12:00 – 13:00

    Lunch & Poster Session

  • 13:00 – 17:00

    Concurrent Session (afternoon 7/12):

    Medical Devices High Throughput Data
    Co-chairsLinda Sanftenberg,  Chanvit Leelayuwat, Sarawut Sujitjorn Co-chairsSiti Balkis Budin, Chusak Limsakul, Shaharum Shamsuddin
    13:00 IS19 Challenges and opportunities of rapid in vitro diagnostic medical devices in combating infectious diseases at low resource areas

    Lim Boon Huat, Biomedicine Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

    13:00 IS22 Generating personal epigenomes by integration of whole genome sequences and epigenetic data.

    Loi Luu, Epigenetics Laboratory, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia

    13:30 IS20 Development of Diagnostic Technologies based on quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), infrared (IR) spectroscopy and ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET).

    Chanvit Leelayuwat, Centre for Research and Development of Medical Diagnostics, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

    13:30 IS23 Predictive medicine in the Big Data era

    Tuan V. Nguyen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

    14:00 IS21 GC-MS Profiling of urinary organic acid for diagnosing inherited metabolic disorders in Vietnam

    Chi Mai Tran, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam

    14:00 OP29 Non-invasive hemodynamic profiling of patients undergoing hemodialysis: a multicenter study

    Avi Hirsch, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel

    14:30 OP25 Anti-HMG-CoA reductase and antioxidant activities of Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) nut shell extract as a potential treatment for hypercholesterolemia

    Wattanapong Prasongsub, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    14:10 OP30 A guideline for liftover of whole genome bisulphite sequencing (WGBS)

    Thanh-Phuoc Dinh, Research Institute for Biotechnology and Environment (RIBE), Viet Nam

    14:40 OP26 Studying on hepatoprotective effect of extracts from asystasia gengetica

    Nguyen Phuong Dung, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    14:20 OP31 Transcriptomic analysis of Clostridium thermocellum ATCC27405 grown on cellobiose, glucose and fructose using RNA-Seq and RT-qPCR

    Ha Tran Minh Dung, National Chung Hsing University

    14:50 OP27 Explore Molecular Mechanism Underlying The Anticancer Effect Of Nam Dia Long, A Vietnamese Traditional Formula

    My Nuong Thi Nguyen, University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    15:00 OP28 Effects of DR capsules on serum uric acid levels in hyperuricaemia mice

    Bui Tien Thanh, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    15:10 – 15:50      Break    
    15:50 -17:00   Poster Session 14:30 – 17:00     Break & Poster Session

  • Concluding Session

  • 17:00 – 17:05

    Concluding Remaks of the Conference Chair Prof Tuan V. Nguyen

  • 17:05 – 17:30

    Ceremony of MoU of the ASIA International Biomedical Science Consortium


    Professor Tuan V. Nguyen

    A/Professor Stephanie Ma

    Professor Chae Hun Leem