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Biomedicine Session:
Major, fast evolving developments in basic science do not always correlate with immediate improvement of human health. Biomedicine had been trying to bridge this gap bringing research closer to human needs. The Biomedicine session has its major focus in showing pioneering research that uses interdisciplinary knowledge of Life Sciences in Medicine.

Invited/ confirmed speakers will come from different backgrounds and are top researchers in exciting fields such Cancer Research (metastasis), Reproductive Biology and gene Therapy. Francis S. Markland will speak about the use and delivery of contortrostatin, a molecule isolated from snake venom, for the treatment of cancer; Ron Laskey will discuss the use of minichromosome maintenance proteins as diagnostic cancer markers; Bobby Gaspar will speak about the application of gene therapy to treat genetic disorders; Mario Sousa will discuss pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in the context of in vitro fertilisation.

• Prof. Dr. Ron Laskey - Control of DNA Replication and its Exploitation for Cancer Diagnosis
• Francis J. Markland, PhD - Contortrostatin, a Snake Venom Disintegrin, Is a Potent Inhibitor of Cancer Growth and Angiogenesis
• Dr. Bobby Gaspar - Gene Therapy for Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies
• Mario Sousa, MD. PhD - Isolation, Characterization and In Vitro Differentiation of Human Testicular Adult Progenitor Germ Cell