important dates

October 15, 2018: Deadline of on-line registration
October 1, 2018: Deadline of abstract submission
Tentative programme

The Official Opening Ceremony of the NPRCT-CU

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | NPRCT-CU Saraburi Province

10:00-11:00 Official Opening Ceremony of the NPRCT-CU
  Professor Dr. Pirom Kamolratanakul
Chairperson of the University Council,
Chulalongkorn University
11:00-12:00 Exhibition booths from alliances of the NPRCT-CU

- BionetAsia (Thailand)
- Pornpankorn (Thailand)
- Polkakit (Thailand)
- CYPRUMED GmbH (Austria)
- Siam Nomura (Japan)
- AAALAC International
- Chemon, Inc. (Korea)
- CU-LAC (Chulalongkorn University)
- National Vaccine Institute

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Visit the NPRCT -CU facility [Breeding Unit (B2 building) and Research Unit (R1 building)]

“Non-human Primates in Biomedical Research: Industry-Academia Partnerships in Solving Global Health Problems”

November 5-6, 2018 | Mandarin Hotel, Bangkok

November 5, 2018
Mandarin A Ballroom, Mandarin Hotel
08:30-09.00 Opening Ceremony of the NPRCT Symposium
Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn
President of Chulalongkorn University

09:00-09:30 Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony
  1. between Chulalongkorn University
and University of California Davis-US
  2. between Chulalongkorn University
and Tsukuba Primate Research Center-Japan
  3. between Chulalongkorn University
and Chinese Academy of Science-China
09:30-09:45 Group photos
09:45-10:20 Coffee Break at the Foyer
Session I: Genetic Diversity and Biomedical Research in Non-human Primates
10:20-11:00 Plenary Lecture
Medicine, biodiversity & genome: secrets of nature & opportunities of Thailand
Professor Vorasuk Shotelersuk
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
11:00-11:30 Special Lecture
Professor Yiming Bao BIG Data, Chinese Academy of Science, China
12:00-12:20 Invited Oral Presentation
Human and rhesus macaques problem: solution for Nepal
Professor Dr. Mukesh Chalise Tribhuvan University, Nepal
12:20-13:30 Lunch at the Hotel Restaurant
Session II: Infectious Diseases Research in NHPs
13:30-14:10    Plenary Lecture
14:10-14:40    Special Lecture
Malaria: human and simian Plasmodium
Professor Mallika Imwong Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
14:40-15:00 Invited Oral Presentation
Non-human primates model for HIV, Papilloma virus, Dengue and Hepatitis B research
Dr. Huda Darusman Primate Research Center at Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break at the Foyer
Session II: Infectious Diseases Research in NHPs (continued)
15:30-16:00 Special Lecture
Tuberculosis and its first vaccine in Japan
Professor Yasuhiro Yasutomi
Tsukuba Primate Research Center, Japan
16:00-16:20 Invited Oral Presentation
Diagnostic testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other specific pathogen free agents in biomedical research colonies
Dr. JoAnn Yee
California National Primate Research Center, CA, USA
16:20-16:40 Invited Oral Presentation
Thrombocytopenia in Japanese macaques caused by SRV
Professor Munehiro Okamoto
Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, Japan
17:00-20:00 Welcome reception
Tuesday, November 6
Mandarin A Ballroom, Mandarin Hotel
Session III: Drug and Vaccine Development Using NHPs
08:30-09:10 Plenary Lecture
Nanotaxi and vaccine development
Professor Bruno Pitard
University of Nantes, France
09:10-09:40 Special Lecture
Drug delivery system (TBA)
Professor Garnpimol C. Ritthidej Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
09:40-10:00 Invited Oral Presentation
Preclinical development of oral and nasal formulations for peptide and protein drugs
Dr. Florian Foger
CYPRUMED GmbH, Austria
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break at the Foyer
Session III: Drug and Vaccine Development Using NHPs (continued)
10:30-11:00 Special Lecture
11:00-11:20 Invited Oral Presentation
Research status of using non-human primates for new drug developments in Korea
Dr. Chul-Kyu Lee
Chemon Inc., Korea

Invited Oral Presentation


Invited Oral Presentation
Alternative splicing and transcriptional regulation of functional genes by transposable elements in primates
Professor Heui-Soo Kim
Pusan National University, Korea

12:00-13:00 Lunch at the Hotel Restaurant
Session IV: Non-communicable Diseases, Neuroscience and Bone Research in NHPS
13:00-13:40 Plenary Lecture
Thalassemia and gene therapy
Professor Suradech Honging
Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
13:40-14:10 Special Lecture
Evolutionary biology of primate higher cognitive functions through mind-body interaction via gut-brain axis
Dr. Yumiko Yamazaki
Riken Institute, Japan
14:10-14:30 Invited Oral Presentation
Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis in macaques
Professor Yuzuru Hamada
Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, Japan
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break at the Foyer
Session V: AAALAC International Accreditation and GLP Certification
15:00-15:30 Special Lecture
AAALAC International accreditation process and issues relevant to nonhuman primate research and breeding programs
Dr. Montip Gettayacamin Senior
Director for Southeast Asia, AAALAC International
15:30-16:00 Special Lecture
Translational research in the 21st century: The value of academic and biopharma partnerships
Associate Professor Robert Jeffery
California National Primate Research Center, CA, USA
16:30-16:40 Closing Remark
Professor Suchinda Malaivijitnond
Director of NPRCT-CU