13th International Conference on

Genomics and Molecular Biology

Rome, Italy

OCM for Genomics Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

OCM Member

Krishna Dronamraju

President
Foundation for Genetic Research
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dimitrios P. Nikolelis

Professor
Athens University
Greece

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Henry M. Sobell

Emeritus Professor
University of Rochester
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Genomics 2019

OCM Member

Patrizia Zavattari

Associate Professor
Cagliari University
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Henry M. Sobell

Professor
University of Rochester
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jane Xiao

Senior Director
Axcel BioPartners
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Epigenetics 2019

OCM Member

David S Schrump

Head of Thoracic Oncology
National Cancer Institute
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

I.M. Bennani-Baiti

President
Cancer Epigenetics Society
Austria

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alyssa Alabassi

British entrepreneur
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kari Stefansson

President, Chairman, CEO
deCODE Genetics
Iceland

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Human Genetics Meet 2019

OCM Member

Mojtaba Mafi

M.D., Neuroscientist and Stem Cell researcher
University of Tehran
Iran

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Isaura Araceli González Ramos

Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud
Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco
México

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Daniel Uribe

CEO & Co Founder
Genobank
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Pravin D Potdar

Faculty
Dr A.P J. Abdul Kalam Research Institute, Mumbai.
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jayesh Sheth

Founder and Chairman
FRIGE’s Institute of Human Genetics
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Seyedhashem Mirmazloumi

CEO
Aria Gene medical genetic laboratory
Iran

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Manohar R Furtado

CSO and CRO at Apton Biosystems
Board of LexaGene
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Farid Menaa

Professor, Director and Independent Consultant
California Innovations Corporation
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Girish Gaur

Head
Department of Molecular Diagnostics at Diagno Labs
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Human Genetics Meet 2018

OCM Member

GUO Dianjing

Associate Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

John D Loike

Director of Special Programs in Columbia University
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Michael Philip Nova

Chief Innovation Officer
Pathway Genomics
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Timothy J. Miller

President & CEO
Abeona Therapeutics, Inc., Nasdaq: ABEO
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

David I Watkins

Professor of Pathology
University of MIAMI Health system
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Genomics 2018

OCM Member

Mr. Muhammad Usman

Scientist
Director General of Agricultural Research System
Pakistan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ana Claudia Macedo Vieira

professor
Universid Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yinghua Huang

Lead Scientist & Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS and Oklahoma State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Florence V. Dunkel

Professor
Montana State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shigetou Namba

Professor
Laboratory of Plant Pathology The University of Tokyo
Japan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Stephen Herbert

Professor
Department of plant Science University of Wyoming
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kiran Mysore

Professor
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Cancer Genomics 2018

OCM Member

Nora Janjan

Member, Central IRB at National Cancer Institute
Rice University
Texas

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shrikant Mane

Director
Yale Center for Genome Analysis
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sadir Jumaa Alrawi

Chief of Surgical Oncology Division
Tawam Cancer Centre
UAE

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gamal Abdul Hamid Al-Alawi

Director
National Oncology Center, Aden
Yemen

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kennet B. Marcu

Professor
Stony Brook University
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Genomics 2017

OCM Member

Yuri E. Dubrova

Professor
University of Leicester.
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Henry M. Sobell

Professor
University of Rochester
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Rakesh Kumar

Professor
George Washington University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Michael L. Nickerson

Professor
National Institutes of Health Bethesda
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jatinder Lamba

Associate Professor
University of Florida,
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Human Genetics Congress 2017

OCM Member

Dr.Guy Huges Fontaine

Professor
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
France

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Elaine Lyon

Professor
University of Utah School of Medicine
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dharambir Sanghera

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Oklahoma
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr.Manjeet Mehta

Medical Geneticist
Genetic World
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Epigenetics 2017

OCM Member

David S. Schrump

M.D., M.B.A
National Cancer Institute
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jörn Walter

Head of Department
University of Saarland
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

I.M. Bennani-Baiti

President
Cancer Epigenetics Society
Austria

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kari Stefansson

President, Chairman, CEO
deCODE Genetics
Iceland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mariam Matar

Founder and Chairperson
UAE Genetic Disease Association
UAE

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Bernd Kaina

Director and Professor
University Medical Center
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alyssa Alabassi

Director
AAA Medical Services
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Steven Johnsen

Professor
University Medical Center Göttingen
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Roland Schüle

Head of Center for Clinical Research
University Freiburg Medical Center
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

M. Cristina Cardoso

Professor
Darmstadt University of Technology
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mario Bauer

Scientist
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Germany

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Molecular Genetics Congress 2017

OCM Member

John D Loike

Director for Special Programs for the Center for Bioethics
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Guangping Gao

Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jiangwen Zhang

Associate Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

David I Watkins

Professor of Pathology
University of Miami
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Lin Zhi-Xiu

Acting Director/ Associate Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

G Kaarthikeyan

Professor
Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Epigenetics and Cancer 2017

OCM Member

Dr. Shu-Chun Chang

Professor
Taipei Medical University
Taiwan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr. TU Ting-Yuan

Professor
National Cheng Kung University
Taiwan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr. I.M. Bennani-Baiti

President
Cancer Epigenetics Society
Austria

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr. Jenny Y. Wang

Head of the Cancer and Stem Cell Laboratory
University of New South Wales, Sydney
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

David A Ligon

Founder & CEO
Oncology Fox, LLC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr. Mukesh Verma

Program Director and Chief, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Genomics Summit 2017

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Research Plant Physiologist
USDA, ARS, WRRC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yinghua Huang

Lead Scientist & Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS and Oklahoma State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Arron Carter

director of the WSU winter wheat breeding and genetics program
Washington State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kiran Mysore

Professor
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

John Salmeron

Director, PlantSciences
Precision BioSciences
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Weerachai Phutdhawong

Associate professor
Kasetsart University,
Thailand

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dragan Skoric

Professor
University of Novi Sad
Serbia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shi Ying Yang

Research Officer
University of Adelaide
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gad Galili

Professor
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Raquel Sánchez-Pérez

Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Parwinder Kaur

Research Scientist
Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding (PGB) at the University of Western Australia
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Meixue Zhou

Associate professor
University of Tasmania
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Clive Lo

Associate Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Hao Cheng

Director
of National Center for Tea Improvement, (TRICAAS)
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Marina Tucci

scientific researcher in Agricultural Sciences
National Research Council, Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Luca Dondini

Associate professor
University of di Bologna
Italy

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Genomics 2016

OCM Member

Gerald J. Wyckoff

Professor
University of Missouri Kansas City
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Hans Lehrach

Director
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Martin Falk

Head
Dpt. Cell Biology and Radiobiology Institute of Biophysics, v.v.i
Czech Republic

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yuri E. Dubrova

Professor
University of Leicester.
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Carlos Feleder

Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Andrzej Joachimiak

Director
Argonne National Laboratory
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gopal B Krishnan

Global Product Manager
Promega Corpooration
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alain Coletta

Founder & Director
InSilico DB
Belgium

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Tiziana Rossetti

CEO and Founder
CogMaze Diagnostics
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Farhad Kamali

Professor
Newcastle University
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Katherine Payne

Professor
The Uiversity of Manchester
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Genomics 2016

OCM Member

Peter M. Gresshoff

Director and Professor
The University of Queensland
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

John Salmeron

Director, PlantSciences
Precision BioSciences, Inc.
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Digvir S. Jayas

Vice-President (Research and International)
University of Manitoba
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Hailing Jin

Professor and UC President's Chair
University of California
United states

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yinghua Huang

Lead Scientist & Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS and Oklahoma State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Huaan Yang

Molecular Geneticist
Governement of Western Australia
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Meixue Zhou

Assoc Prof
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Research Plant Physiologist
USDA, ARS, WRRC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kulvinder S. Gill

professor
Washington State University
United states

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yu-Cai Liao

professor
Huazhong Agricultural University
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Andrzej Wasiak

associate prof
Bialystok University of Technology
Poland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ajay Pardia

Plant molecular biologist
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Wu

professor
University of Science and Technology of China
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ana Claudia Macedo Vieira

professor
Universid Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shashi Kumar

Principal Investigator
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
New Delhi

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mahendar Thudi

Scientist
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ayyanagouda Patil

Asst Professor
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Cancer Genomics 2016

OCM Member

Mukesh Verma

Chief of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's
National Cancer Institute(NIH)
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Tania Fernandez

Founder& CEO of DreamCatcher Ventures
DreamCatcher Ventures
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Tamara T Lah

Director, Scientific Councillor
National Institute of Biology
Slovenia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Adel Gouri

Clinical Laboratory Manager
IBN ZOHR Hospital
Algeria

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ye Xu

M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Peking University Cancer Hospital
China

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Genomics 2015

OCM Member

Krishna Dronamraju

President
University of Alberta, USAFoundation for Genetic Research
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Preeti Bais

Jackson laboratory for Genomic Medicine.
Lowa State University,
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mei Xiao

ScientificSoftwareEngineer
TheJacksonLaboratoryforGenomicMedicine
University of Calgary

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yuhua Li

Manager of Global Marketing & Business Development
ShanghaiBiotechnologyCorporation
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Daniel Rortoff

Post Doctoral Researcher
North Carolina University
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Genomics-2014

OCM Member

Krishna Dronamraju

President
Foundation for Genetic Research
Houston, Texas
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

George Perry

Dean and Professor
Department of Biology
University of Texas
USA
Tel: 210-458-4450
University of Texas, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shufeng Zhou

Professor & Associate Vice President
Department of Global Health
University of South Florida
USA
Tel: 813-974-6276
University of South Florida, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Vasant G Honavar

Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair
Department of Bioinformatics & Genomics
Pennsylvania State University
USA
Tel: 814-865-3141
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Pusztai Lajos

Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Yale Cancer Center
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Yale School of Medicine
USA
Tel: 203-200-2328
Yale School of Medicine, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kazuo Ishii

Professor of Genome Science
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Japan
Tel:818040364315
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan,

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Amelia Wall Warner

CEO and President
Gentris Corporation
USA
Gentris Corporation, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Anton A Komar

Professor and CMMS Director
Department of Biology
Cleveland State university
USA
Tel: 216-687-2516
Cleveland state university, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Igor B. Roninson

Professor
South Carolina University
USA
Tel: 803-777-2623
South Carolina University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Hong-Wen Deng

Professor and Endowed Chair
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Tulane University
USA
Tel: 504-988-5164
Tulane University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Vangelis Manolopoulos

Professor
Democritus University of Thrace Medical School
Greece
Tel: 697-771-1119
Democritus University of Thrace Medical School, Greece

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Catherine Tribouley

Director
Correlative Sciences
Novartis
USA
Novartis, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Istvan Ladunga

Professor of Computational Biology
Department of Statistics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
USA
Tel: 402-472-6074
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Luciano Brocchieri

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida College of Medicine
USA
Tel: 352-273-8131

University of Florida College of Medicine, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Derek Butler

Director
Genome analysis & Synthetic biology at BaseClear
USA
BaseClear, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Chiara Manzini

Assistant Professor
The George Washington University
USA
The George Washington University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kyoung Jae Won

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Department of Genetics
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Tel: 215-746-8424
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kameshwar P. Singh

Senior Faculty
University of Rochester
USA
University of Rochester, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dongxiao Zhu

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer science
Wayne State University
USA
Tel: 313 577-3104
Wayne State University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Javid Wani

Founder and CEO
BioCentra LLC
USA
BioCentra LLC, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Antonei Benjamin Csoka

Assistant Professor
Howard University
USA
Howard University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Khalid Siddiqui

Head Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Lab
Diabetes Strategic Research Center
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia
King Saud University, USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Genomics-2013

OCM Member

Nadereh Jafari

Director
Genomics Core Facility
Center for Genetic Medicine
Northwestern University
USA
Tel: 312 503-3331
Fax: 312 503-3210

Northwestern University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

George G Chen

Professor
Director of Surgical Research Lab
Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2632-3934
Fax: 852-2637-7974

he Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alexander Bolshoy

Professor
Dept. of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
University of Haifa
Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240-382
Fax: 972-4-8288-235

University of Haifa, Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mukesh Verma

Program Director
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
National Cancer Institute, NIH
USA
Tel: 301-594-7344
Fax: 301-435-6609

NIH, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Luciano Brocchieri

Assistant Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine
USA
Tel: 352-273-8131
Fax: 352-273-8284

University of Florida College of Medicine
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Momiao Xiong

Professor
Human Genetics Center
Division of Biostatistics
The University of Texas School of Public Health
USA
Tel: 713-500-9894
Fax: 713-500-0900
The University of Texas School of Public Health, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yuri Kartavtsev

Professor
A.V.Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology
Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia
Tel.: +7-4232-311-173
Fax: +7-4232-310-900

Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shufeng Zhou

Chair & Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of South Florida
USA
Tel: 813 974-6276

University of South Florida
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

William C. Reinhold

Head, Genomics and Bioinformatics Group
Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology
National Cancer Institute, NIH
USA
Tel: 301-496-9571
Fax: 301-402-0752

NIH
USA

Biography Research Interest