Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering

 

TASME 2014

 

The 18th Annual Conference and Workshop

PGCRL, SickKids

686 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada

July 5, 2014

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

 

 

2014 Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering Conference

 

 

 

 

TASME 2014 Organizing Chairs

 

Dr Nades Palaniyar, SickKids/University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Bala Maheswaran, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

 

 

TASME 2014 Program

 

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 8:00 am- 5:30 pm

 

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL)

686 Bay Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Toronto ON, M5G 0A4

 

8:00– 8:30 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

(2nd Floor Conference Room 2a)

 

Session 1 (8:30-10:05 am)

Chairs/Moderators:

  • Prof. Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, USA
  • Prof. Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, USA

 

 

8:30 – 8:35 am: Welcome by Nades Palaniyar, PhD, SickKids/University of Toronto, Canada  

8:35 – 9:00 am: “Circulating Tumour Cells in Drug ScreensShyamala Maheswaran, PhD., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, USA

 9:00 – 9:25 am: “Systems Biology of Breast Cancer” Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, USA.

9:25 – 9:45 am: “Examining Ovarian Cancer Heterogeneity From A Functional Perspective Using Oncolytic Viruses” Milani Sivapragasam, Western University and MD/PhD Candidate, McGill University, Canada

9:45 – 10:05 am: “Identifying Novel Regulators of Alternative Splicing” Dushyandi Rajendran, HBSc., MSc Student, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

10:05 – 10:20 am: Refreshment (Gallery), Health Break and Poster Session

Session 2 (10:20 am - 12:20 pm)

Chairs/Moderators:

 

  • Prof. Nades Palaniyar, PhD., SickKids/University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Cheran Rudhramoorthy, PhD, University of Windsor, Canada

 

10:20 – 10:45 am: Spatio-temporal aspects of cell signaling: Importance of carbohydrates, intrinsically disordered proteins and membrane”, Gnana Gnanakaran, PhD., New Mexico Consortium & Los Alamos National Labs, New Mexico, USA

10:45-11:05 am: “Identifying Pathways of NETosis by Transcriptomics”, Meraj Khan, MSc., PhD., SickKids, Toronto, Canada

11:05 am – 11: 30 am: “Biomarker Approaches in Assessment of Environmental Pollutant Exposure-Mediated Toxicity Mechanisms”, Prem Kumarathasan, PhD, HECSB, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada

11:30 – 11:55 am: “Toxicology of Air PollutantsRenaud Vincent, PhD, HESCB, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada

11:55 – 12:20 pm: Cystic Fibrosis: A T cell disorder?” Rahul Kushwah, PhD., Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

12:20 – 1:20 pm: Networking and Lunch (Gallery)

 

12:50 – 1:20 pm: Career Advice/Mentoring– Q & A with panel, and plans for TASME 2015

Moderators:

  • Prof. Nades Palaniyar, MSc., PhD, SickKids/University of Toronto, Toronto
  • Prof. Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, USA

 

Panel:

Academia

  • Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, MA, USA
  • Rahul Kushwah, PhD., Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Gnana Gnanakaran, PhD., New Mexico Consortium & Los Alamos National Labs, New Mexico, USA
  • Renaud Vincent, PhD, HESCB, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada

 

Industry

  • T Yoganathan, PhD, Vancouver, Canada
  • Arunthathi Thiagalingam, PhD., Ipsen, Lexington, USA
  • Balamurugan Ambihavaran, BEng., Oldcastle Building Envelope, Mississauga, Canada
  • Anton Edmund, PhD, Genzyme, Boston, USA

 

 

 


Session 3 (1:20-3:25 pm)

Chairs/Moderators:

  • Dr. Anton Edmund, PhD, Genzyme, Boston, USA
  • Prof. Xavier Fernando, PhD, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

 

 

1:20 – 1:45 pm: “Benefit of Personalized Medicine for the Healthcare T Yoganathan, PhD, Vancouver, Canada.

1:45-2:10 pm: “Wireless Communications in Aerospace IndustryXavier Fernando, PhD, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

2:10 – 2:35 pm: “Developing Effective Educational Practices to Enhance Student Engagement” Nirusha Thavarajah, PhD., University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

2:35 – 3:00 pm: “Curtain wall wind load chart using trapezoidal method” Balamurugan Ambihavaran, BEng., Oldcastle Building Envelope, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

 3:00- 3:25 pm: “Social Force Based Motion Modeling for Ground Targets” Krishanth Krishnan, MSc., McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

3:25 – 3:40 pm: Refreshment (Gallery), Health break and Poster Session

Session 4 (3:25 - 5:30 pm)

Chairs/Moderators:

  • Prof. Raj Rajakumar, MBBS, PhD, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Prof. Vishnu Suppiramaniam, DVM, PhD., Auburn University, USA

 

 

3:25 – 3:50 pm: Executive Function in Psychiatric DisordersProf. Raj Rajakumar, MBBS, PhD, University of Western Ontario, Canada

 3:50 – 4:10 pm: “Propagation of α-synuclein pathology in Parkinson’s disease” Chandrika Senthilkumaran, PhD., University of Toronto, ON, Canada

 

4:10 – 4:30 pm: “Physical Activity, Systematic Oxidation Stress, and High-Fructose Diet on the Sleep-MetS Relationship” Thiru Kanagasabai, MSc., PhD student, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4:30 – 4:50 pm: “Role of ventral prefrontal cortex and orbitofrontal cortex in the expression of incubation of nicotine craving in adolescents and adults” Mylini Saposan, BSc., University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Ontario, Canada

 4:50 – 5:15 pm:  “Memory Reconsolidation: Manipulating the “Second Avatar” Vishnu Suppiramaniam, DVM, PhD., Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, USA

 

5:15-5:30 pm: “Summary, Thank you and Awards”, Bala Maheswaran, PhD., Northeastern University, MA, USA.

 

 

5:30 – 6:00 pm: TASME Business meeting (Gallery)

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Networking Dinner (Optional)