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GDEST China-US Workshop Presentations

Together with our international partner, the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology (MOST), the National Academies brought 20 twenty experts each to the conference in Beijing, China. The following items represent the variety and depth of the knowledge represented at this event.



Presentations by Date




Day 1: Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Opening Ceremony

United States Keynote Lecture: Genomics and Infectius Disease

by Paul Ahlquist
University of Wisconsin – Madison

China Keynote Lecture: Media- and Long-term Developmental Strategy and Program of Science and Technology on Population and Health
by Professor Liu Depei
President of CAMS and Vice President of CAE

Panel 1: Surveillance and Detection

Practical Tools to Combat Infectious Diseases in the Developing World: A Model of Technology Transfer That Works
by Maria Elena Peñaranda
Sustainable Sciences Institute

Microarray-based Methods for Detecting and Tracing Bacterial Pathogens
by Yang Ruifu
Beijing Institute for Microbiology and Epidemiology

Using a Microarray to Detect Viral Pathogens Associated with Human Disease
by Charles Chiu
University of California at San Francisco

Laboratory-based Subtype Surveillance of Infectious Diseases
by Biao Kan
Institute of Infectious Disease Prevention
and Control, Chinese CDC

Panel 2: Predicting Pathogenesis and Adaptation to Humans

New insights into the interactions between hepatitis viruses with IFN using cDNA Microarray: implications in identifying new tools for combating infectious diseases
by Yuan Zhenghong
Medical College of Fu-Dan University

Genome Sequence Analysis as a Tool for Understanding and Controlling Infectious Diseases
by Eric Eisenstadt
The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)

Genomics: A New Tool for Combating Infectious Disease
by Yang Huanming
Institute of Genomics, CAS

Environmental Influences on Emerging Pathogens, Development of a High-density Microarray to Measure Microbial Community Dynamics
by Gary Anderson
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Panel 3: Diagnostics – US and China Perspectives

Surveying Gene Expression in Whole Blood: Host Response and Classification of Infection
Stephen Popper
Stanford University School of Medicine

The diagnostic reagent development in National Institute of Diagnostics and Vaccine Development (NIDVD) in infectious diseases
Ng Wenhan
Xiamen University

The Impact of Genomics on the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Patrick R Murray
National Institutes of Health

Recent Outbreaks of Avian Influenza in Migratory Birds and Streptococcus Infection in China
Gao Fu
Institute of Microbiology, CAS


Day 2: Thursday, March 30, 2006


Panel 4: Vaccine Development

Vaccines against Viral Diseases in China
by Li Dexin
Chinese CDC

Development of Sendai Virus-Based Vaccines to Prevent Pediatric Respiratory Infectious Diseases
by Xiaoyan Zhan
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Studies on HIV Preventive Vaccines in China
by Wang Youchun
National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Bio Products

Influenza Pandemics: Their Origin and Control
by Arnold Monto
University of Michigan

Panel 5: Drug Discovery

454 Life Sciences Next Generation Sequencing Technology: Applications to Infectious Disease Research
by Bruce Taillon
454 Life Sciences

Current Situation of Medicine Used for Infectious Disease in China
by Wang Junzhi
National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Bio Products

Functional Genomics of Virus - Host Interactions
by Paul Ahlquist
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Discovering anti-SARS Compounds from the Existing Drugs
by Jiang Hualiang
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS

Panel 6: Case Studies – Prevention and Treatment

HBeAg Negative Hepatitis B, Mutation Genotype, Genotyping Relationship, and Outcome
by Wei Lai
Health Science Center, Peking University

Genetic Architecture of Complex Infectious Diseases: Lessons from AIDS
by Steve O'Brien
National Cancer Institute

Clinical Outcomes and Immune Reconstitution in Advanced Chinese AIDS Patients
by Li Taisheng
Peking Union Hospital

Avian Influenza: Preparing for and Responding to a Potential Human Pandemic

by Lance Gable
Center for Law and the Public’s Health, Georgetown University


Day 3: Friday, March 31, 2006


Closing Ceremony

Workshop Joint Initiative
by Gao Fu, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science and
Ann Reid, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Student Dialogue: Looking Toward the Future of Genomics

Regulation of lymphocyte development by TLR-mediated signals and its implication for infection-induced lymphopenia
by Zhang Yu
Peking University

Identification of a ZU5 and death domain-containing inhibitor of NF-KB
by Zhang Jun
Peking University