Conference 2022 Program

Opening Ceremonies

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
7:00-7:15 amOpening Ceremony – Introduction and Welcome from BSIDr. Eleanor Fish
University of Toronto, Canada

Scientific Session 1 : Cancer Immunology

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
7:15–7:50 amKeynote 1– From stem cells to T cells: applications and
implications
Dr. J.C. Zúñiga-Pflücker
University of Toronto, Canada
7:55–8:10 amMaladaptation of a common Denisovan introgressed TNFAIP3 allele in families with haploinsufficiency of A20N.W. Zammit
Garvan Institute, Australia Harvard Medical School, USA
8:15–8:30 amSense-and-respond payload delivery using a synthetic promoter in engineered CAR-T cellsT. Guo
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, USA
8:35–8:50 amDevelopment of SNAP-tag based fusion proteins as novel photoimmunotheranostics in the detection and treatment of triple-negative breast cancerN. Mungra
University of Cape Town
South Africa
8:55–9:10 amInvestigating regulatory mechanisms influencing oral cancer-intrinsic Type I interferon production and signalingB. Heath
Univ. Michigan Medical School, USA
9:15–9:30 am
HotDoc
Risks & consequences of Nyaope/Whoonga usage –
the drug cocktail of HIV antiretrovirals, rat poison, heroin, and other substances
K. Varshney
Deakin University, Australia
9:30–9:45 amBreak

Scientific Session 2 : Infectious Diseases

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
9:45–10:20 amKeynote 2– Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2Dr. Akiko Iwasaki
Yale Univ. School of Medicine, USA
10:25–10:40 amEndogenous retroviruses induce protective host immunity against HSV-2 vaginal infection in miceW.A.J. Guild
U. British Columbia, Canada
10:45-11:00 amSex hormones more than sex chromosomal complement predict sex differences in influenza vaccine-induced immunity and protection in miceK. Seddu
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
11:05–11:20 amMolecular Detection of HIV-1 DNA in HIV-exposed infants previously diagnosed negativeD.M. Okpaise
Ibadan University College Hospital, Nigeria
11:25–11:40 amAntibody responses to mRNA vaccine in previously SARS-CoV-2 infected and infection-naïve UK healthcare workers using short or long dosing intervalsS. Longet
Oxford University, UK
11:45-12:00 pmHyperglycemic environment promotes M2 polarization in macrophages during Leishmania infection and impairs antigen presentation and T cell activationT.F. Silva
State University of Londrina,
Brazil
12:05-12:20 pmStructural mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 entry and activation of spike glycoprotein by engaging unique host factors and potential antiviral interventionsN. Vankadari
Monash University, Australia
12:20-12:35 pm
HotDoc
SNO Kyrgyzstan: From local to global level P. Chahal
S. Tentishev Asian Medical Institute, Kyrgyzstan
12:35-12:450pm
HotDoc
The effect of eclectic group counseling on depression, anxiety, stress and substance use among street women in KenyaA.K. Aliyan
Moi University, Kenya
12:50-1:45 pmLightning Poster Session

Scientific Session 3: Chronic Diseases and Biotechnology

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
7:00–7:35 amKeynote 3– Why do newborns die? A paradigm shift from pathogen to hostDr. Tobi Kollman & Dr. Nelly Amenyogbe
Telethon Kids Institiute, Australia
7:40–7:55 amGut-derived vaginal microbiota regulates antiviral immunity through pseudonormoxiaJ.H. Park
Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology, South Korea
8:00–8:15 amShift in the skin microbiome among individuals presenting with filarial lymphedema compared to non-filarial healthy individualsS. Wireko
KNUST, Ghana
8:20–8:35 amSparse estimation of correlations among microbiomesH. Lin
NICHD, USA
8:40–8:55 amDesign of multi-epitope peptide for diagnosis of Loa loa infection using a bioinformatics approachT.O. Ojo
Ladoke Akintola Univ. of Technology,
Nigeria
8:55–9:10 amInhibitory and disaggregation effect of Ocimum sanctum extract on α-synuclein aggregationV. Kumar
National Institute of Immunology, India
9:15–9:30 amThe role of dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase (DLD) in the immunopathogenesis of Leishmania majorS.S. Onwah
University of Manitoba, Canada
9:35–9:50 am
HotDoc
The European Student Think Tank and its working group on public health and policy: from the societal bench to parliamentC. Tsagkaris
European Student Think Tank, Netherlands
9:50–10:00 amBreak

Scientific Session 4: Cancer

Time (EST)TopicSpeaker
10:00-10:35 amKeynote 4– Addressing equity, diversity and inclusion in academic institutes around the globeJodie Glean
University of Toronto, Canada
10:40-10:55 amDental stem cells obtained from third molars: perspectives for regenerative medicineE. Sauka
Bukovinian State Medical University, Ukraine
11:00–11:15 amImmunoinformatics approach in designing mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 variantsB.A. Irewolede
Helix Biogen Institute,
Nigeria
11:20 –11:35 amBrucella abortus RNA interferes with M1 polarization of human macrophagesA. Serafino
National Academy of Medicine, Argentina
11:40–11:55 amNano-tail and antibiotic resistance: characterization of R-pyocin activity against Gram-positive pathogensA.A. Mohamed
Zagazig University, Egypt
12:00–12:15 pmInvestigating the cellular effects of Fra-1 in the CGL1 radiation induced tumorigenesis cell modelW. Al-khayyat
Laurentian University, Canada
12:20-12:35 pm
HotDoc
HUMANE: Harmonious Understanding of Machine learning Analytics Network - International consensus for research on artificial intelligence in medicineR. Kashyap
HCA Healthcare, USA
12:40-12:55 pm
HotDoc
Content curation for teaching and learning immunology and beyondG.C. Faure
Lorraine University, France
1:00-1:30 pmClosing Ceremony