Lebanese American University

Young Biologists Symposium

April 24-25, 2018, LAU Byblos Campus, Lebanon

Program

Day 1: Tuesday April 24

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Reception CHSC L1, Chagoury Health Sciences Center
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Word
Dr. Nashat Mansour, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, LAU
CHSC L1 Auditorium, Chagoury Health Sciences Center

9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Seminars
CHSC L1 Auditorium, Chagoury Health Sciences Center
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Prof. Hassan Naim, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover - Germany Implication of Intestinal Sucrase-isomaltase in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
10:05 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Prof. Ghassan Matar, American University of Beirut - Lebanon “Combating Antimicrobial Resistance by Combination Therapy and Beta-lactamase Inhibitors in Gram-negative Bacilli – A One Health Perspective”

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.

Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dr. Ihab Younis, Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar “Telescripting as a Novel Mechanism for Gene Expression Regulation”
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mr. Joe Ibrahim, University of Antwerp - Belgium (LAU Alumnus, Success Story) “Genome-Wide Identification of Universal and Tumor Specific DNA-Methylation Biomarkers in the Common Types of Cancer”
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dr. Imane Abbas, National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Lebanon “Environmental Toxicology: A Multidisciplinary Approach”

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break (Cafeteria)

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Poster Session
FCC 201, Frem Civic Center

Day 2: Wednesday April 25

FCC 203-204, Frem Civic Center
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshop: “Computational Approaches for Medical Oncogenomics”
Mr. Joe Ibrahim, University of Antwerp - Belgium

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break (Cafeteria)
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshop: “Using the Command Line to Analyze Metagenomics Data”
Dr. Andrea Telatin, Quadram Institute Bioscience - UK

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