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Nov. 15-16, 2018 | Harnessing Physical Forces for Medical Applications Symposium

Convergence of Physics, Nanomaterials, Cell Biology and Cancer Research
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Welcome to the Kyoto University-UCLA International Symposium / 25th iCeMS International Symposium

Harnessing Physical Forces for Medical Applications – The Convergence of Physics, Nanomaterials, Cell Biology and Cancer Research.

Symposium Agenda: Thursday, November 15, 2018

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
8:55 am – 9:00 am Fuyu Tamanoi: Overview of the Meeting
Opening Remarks
9:00 am – 9:20 am Scott Waugh – Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA
Yasuyuki Kono – Vice President, Kyoto University
Jeff F. Miller –  Director, California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA
Session I: Nanomaterials and Physical Science
Session Chair: Heather Maynard
9:20 am – 9:50 am Susumu Kitagawa (Kyoto):
New Dimensions of Porous Coordination Polymers / Metal Organic Frameworks
9:50 am – 10:20 am Leonard H. Rome (UCLA):
Vault Nanoparticles for Immuno-Oncology Therapeutics
10:20 am – 10:50 am Koichiro Tanaka (Kyoto):
Extreme nonlinear optics in solids
10:50 am – 11:05 am Coffee Break
Session II: Nanomaterials and Biology
Session Chair: Laurent Bentolila
11:05 am – 11:35 am William E. Gelbart (UCLA)
In vitro Reconstituted Virus-Like Particles for RNA Gene and RNA Vaccine Delivery
11:35 am – 12:05 am Daishi Fujita (Kyoto)
Synthetic Molecular Wireframes Reinforce Protein Stability through Molecular Chaperone-like Structural Refolding Effects
12:05 am – 12:35 pm Fuyu Tamanoi (Kyoto/UCLA)
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy and Nanotechnology
12:35 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
Session III: Nanomaterial Application I – Imaging and Brain
Session Chair: Huan Meng
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Shimon Weiss (UCLA)
Nanomaterials for neuronal action potential
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mineko Kengaku (Kyoto)
High-resolution Imaging of Neuronal Migration in the Developing Brain
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Michael Phelps (UCLA)
Theranostics: Integration of molecular imaging with PET and radio-isotope ablation of cancer cells
3:00 – 3:15 pm Coffee Break
Session IV: Nanomaterial – Bio Interface I
Session Chair: Amy Rowat
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Michael Teitell (UCLA)
Cell response profiling and mitoBLAST
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Jun Suzuki (Kyoto)
Phospholipid Scrambling on the Plasma Membranes
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Manish Butte (UCLA)
Mechano metabolic regulation of the immune response

Symposium Agenda: Friday, November 16

Session V: Nanomaterial – Bio Interface II
Session Chair: Adam Stieg
9:00 am – 9:30 am Jeff F. Miller (UCLA):
Engineered Contractile Nanotubes as Precision Antibiotics
9:30 am – 10:00 am Ken Kamei (Kyoto):
Recapitulation of the cellular microenvironments: Towards re-creation of living systems into a chip
10:00 am – 10:30 am Andre Nel (UCLA):
Use of Nanocarriers for Chemo-Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer
10:30 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break
Session VI: Physical Sciences – New Possibilities
Session Chair: Dolores Bozovic
10:45 am – 11:15 am Toshiki Tajima (UC Irvine)
Laser-driven radio-therapy: Convergence of physics and medicine
11:15 am – 11:45 am Seth Putterman (UCLA)
Attempts to Harness the Forces of Cavitation and Sonoluminescence for the Enhanced Treatment of Antibiotic Resistant Soft Tissue Infections
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Jeffrey I. Zink (UCLA)
Multifunctional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Controlled by Nanomachines for Biomedical Targeting, Imaging and Drug Delivery
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
Session VII: Nanomaterial Application II – Cancer and Infectious Disease
Session Chair: Karoly Holczer
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Natsuko Kondo (Kyoto)
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy in Kyoto University – from reactor based to accelerator based
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hsian-Rong Tseng (UCLA)
NanoVelcro Rare-Cell Assays for Detection and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Ke Sheng (UCLA)
Radiotherapy in the Era of Precision Medicine
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Marcus Horwitz (UCLA)
Functionalized Nanotherapeutics Targeting Intracellular Pathogens and Biowarfare Agents
 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee Break
Session VIII: Macromolecules – Assembly and Biology
Session Chair: Fuyu Tamanoi
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Shuhei Furukawa (Kyoto)
Metal-organic frameworks for gas biology and therapeutic applications
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Heather Maynard (UCLA)
Biomimetic Stabilizing Polymers for Protein Therapeutics
4:15 pm Closing Reception