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Restoring Hope Science Conference 2019 on
Precision Medicine and Allied Topics

 

31st October - 1st November 2019

Noguchi Memorial Institute, University of Ghana,
Accra, Ghana

Thursday, 31st October, 2019
  Conference Opening and Welcome Addresses: (chairs: Kwaku Agyei and Kwabena Opuni)
09:00-09:05 Provost, College of Health Sciences
Keynote Lecture I: (chair: Kwaku Agyei)
09:05-09:50 Bernd Gerber
Dept. Ob/Gyn, University of Rostock at the Südstadt Hospital, Rostock, Germany
Precision Medicine Concepts in Gynecology: Treatment of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer (LABC)
Session I:Obstetrics / Gynecology and Pediatrics (chair: Evangeline Obodai)
9:50-10:20 Michael O. Glocker
Proteome Center Rostock, University Medicine and Natural Science Faculty, University of Rostock, Germany
A Contribution to the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Lymph Node Metastases from Mass Spectrometry?
10:20-10:50 Seth Kwabena Amponsah
Department of Medical Pharmacology, University of Ghana Medical School, University of Ghana, Ghana
Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Sepsis at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital: A Biomarker and Pharmacological Evaluation
10:50-11:30 Group Photograph & Coffee Break
Session I: ( continued )
11:30-12:00 Charles A. Okai
Proteome Center Rostock, University Medicine and Natural Science Faculty, University of Rostock, Germany
Precision Diagnostics by Affinity - Mass Spectrometry: Screening for Pregnancy Complications
Plenary Lecture I: (chair: Markus Kalkum)
12:00-12:45 David R. Goodlett
University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
Lipid A as a Therapeutic and Diagnostic to support Precision Medicine Concepts
12:45-14:00 Lunch Break
Session II:Viruses and their human hosts (chair: Seth Kwabena Amponsah)
14:00-14:30 Nicholas Israel Nii-Trebi
School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana
Core Encoding Sequences of Hepatitis C Virus in Ghanaian Blood Donors
are Predominantly Mosaics of Different Genotype 2 Strains and Cannot Distinguish Subtypes
14:30-15:00 Evangeline Obodai
Department of Virology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana
The Significance of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (HRSV) in Children from Ghana
with Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: A Molecular Epidemiological Analysis, 2006 and 2013-2014
15:00-15:30 James Aboagye
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana
The Nucleocytoplasmic Activity of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Modulates the Expression of CXCL10
15:30-16:30 Coffee Break
Plenary Lecture II: (chair: David Goodlett)
16:30-17:15 Markus Kalkum
Department of Molecular Imaging and Therapy, City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute,
Duarte, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Vitamin B9-derived Immunomodulators of Lactobacillus reuteri:
Towards a Precision Treatment Approach to Type 1 Diabetes and Cancer Prevention
Conference Dinner (chair: Kwaku Agyei)
18:00-21:00 Buka Restaurant, Osu, Accra
Friday, 1st November, 2019
Keynote Lecture II: (chair: Kwabena Opuni)
09:00-09:45 Michael O. Glocker
Proteome Center Rostock, University Medicine and Natural Science Faculty, University of Rostock, Germany
"Precision Immunodiagnostics" Unraveling Three-Dimensional Molecular Recognition Codes
of Experimental and Diagnostic Antibodies
Session III:From Proteome Research to P4 Medicine (chair: Nicholas Israel Nii-Trebi)
09:45-10:15 Kwabena F.M. Opuni
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Mass Spectrometric Characterization of the MSP119 Antigen to G17.12
Antibody Interaction: Towards Next-Generation Malaria Diagnostics
10:15-10:45 David R. Goodlett
University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
From a Historical Review of Developments leading to Shotgun Proteomics
to the Importance of Longitudinal Profiling
11:45-11:30 Coffe Break
Plenary Lecture III: (chair: Michael O. Glocker)
11:30-12:15 Ayodele Alaiya
Therapeutics & Biomarker Discovery for Clinical Applications, Stem Cell &
Tissue Re-Engineering Program, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
Oncoproteomics and Biomarker Discovery Concepts for Precision Medicine
Conference Finale: (chair: Kwabena Opuni)
12:15-13:00 Kwaku Agyei
Networking for Hope, Accra, Ghana
University of Rostock at the Südstadt Hospital, Rostock, Germany
The Restoring Hope Initiative
Conference Closing...and Farewell Addresses (chairs: Kwaku Agyei and Kwabena Opuni)
Venue: Conference room, Noguchi Memorial Institute, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra