Asia Pacific Vascular Biology Organization Conference 2024

Conference Program

April 5-7, 2024
State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University
7 Jinsui Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, China
April 5, 2024
Opening Ceremony
  • 17:00-17:40 PM
    Welcome dinner buffet
  • 17:40-18:10 PM

    Opening ceremony

    Chamber music, etc

  • 18:10-18:15PM
    Haotian Lin (President of ZOC, China): Welcome remark
  • Scientific Session
    Chairs: Pipsa Saharinen, Xuri Li, Jingfa Zhang
  • 18:15-18:55PM
    Keynote lecture: Napoleone Ferrara: Novel Pathways in Angiogenesis: Therapeutic Implications for Geographic Atrophy (UCSD, USA)
  • 19:00-19:20 PM
    Pipsa Saharinen: Decoding Mechanisms Underlying Vascular Barrier Permeability (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    19:20-19:25 PM
  • 19:25-19:45 PM
    Bin Zhou: Application of dual recombinases-mediated genetic approach for vascular study (CAS, China)
    19:45-19:50 PM
  • 19:50-20:10 PM
    Jia Li: Targeting macrophage-vascular crosstalk for the treatment of cancer (Macquarie University, Australia)
    20:10-20:15 PM
  • 20:15-20:35 PM
    Jingfa Zhang:  Neovascularization and subretinal fibrosis in wet AMD (Shanghai General Hospital, China)
    20:35-20:40 PM
  • 20:40-20:50 PM
    Lei Zhang: Single-cell dissection of the human blood-brain barrier and blood-tumor barrier (Shaanxi Normal University, China)
    20:50-20:55 PM
April 6, 2024
Morning session 1: Vascular Signaling and Metabolic Diseases
Chairs: Napoleone Ferrara, Lena Claesson-Welsh, Alex F. Chen, Feng Zhang
  • 08:45-09:00 AM
    Lin Wang: Endothelial niche and liver diseases (Xijing Hospital, China)
    09:00-09:05 AM
  • 09:05-09:25AM
    Yihai Cao: Angiogenesis in metabolic disease (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
    09:25-09:30 AM
  • 09:30-09:50 AM
    Jing-Song Ou: HDL and angiogenesis (The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China)
    09:50-09:55 AM
  • 09:55-10:15 AM
    Xiaohong Wang: Hippo signaling in the regulation of diabetic retinopathy (Tianjin Medical University, China)
    10:15-10:20 AM
  • Conference break 15 min
Morning session 2: Molecular Mechanisms in Vascular Injury
Chairs: Yihai Cao, Jing-Song Ou, Yu Huang
  • 10:35-10:50 AM
    Junhao Hu: Old Dog Plays New Tricks: The Novel Impacts of NO-sGC Signaling on Pericytes (CAS, China)
    10:50-10:55 AM
  • 10:55-11:15 AM
    Lena Claesson-Welsh: Vascular barrier disruption in disease (Uppsala University, Sweden)
    11:15-11:20 AM
  • 11:20-11:40 AM
    Alex F. Chen: Innate immunity and restenosis (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
    11:40-11:45 AM
  • 11:45-12:05 PM
    Feng Zhang: Regulation of tissue specific lymphatic vascular beds (ZOC, Sun Yat-sen University, China)
    12:05-12:10 PM
Afternoon session 1: Lymphatic Function and Diseases
Chairs: Christiana Ruhrberg, Jay Ji-Ye Wei, Xiaohong Wang
  • 14:00-14:10 PM
    Group photo in front of the main entrance of the SKLO building
  • 14:10-14:30 PM
    Xinguo Jiang: Abnormal lymphatic S1P signaling aggravates lymphatic dysfunction and tissue inflammation in lymphedema (Stanford University, USA)
    14:30-14:35 PM
  • 14:35-14:55 PM
    Xiaolei Liu: Chemokine signaling regulates lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic function (Temple University, USA)
    14:55-15:00 PM
  • 15:00-15:20 PM
    Jincai Luo: Inducible endothelial factors are critical for  vascular inflammation, tissue repair, and tumor immunity (Peking University, China)
    15:20-15:25 PM
  • 15:25-15:45 PM
    Qing Jing: Intraplatelet miRNA-126 regulates thrombosis and its reduction contributes to platelet inhibition (CAS, China)
    15:45-15:50 PM
  • 15:50-16:25 PM
    Kari Alitalo: Translational insights into lymphangiogenesis (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    16:25-16:30 PM
  • Conference break 10 min
Afternoon session 2: Angiogenesis and Diseases
Chairs: Yihai Cao, Xiaolei Liu
  • 16:40-16:55 PM
    Jay Ji-Ye Wei: AAV delivery anti-VEGF/ anti-Ang2 bispecific antibody in long-duration angiogenic animal models (ViewGene Biotherapeutics, Inc., China)
    16:55-17:00 PM
  • 17:00-17:20 PM
    Christiana Ruhrberg: A VEGF-independent mechanism of brain and retina vascularisation (UCL, UK)
    17:20-17:25 PM
  • 17:25-17:45 PM
    Roxana Ola: SMAD4 signaling in safeguarding the vascular homeostasis (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
    17:45-17:50 PM
  • 17:50-18:10 PM
    Michael Simons: Yin and Yang of metabolism: one pathway, two phenotypes (Yale University, USA)
    18:10-18:15 PM
April 7, 2024
Morning session 1: Microenvironment-Vascular Crosstalk and Regulation
Chairs: Alessandro Fantin, Anna Dimberg, Yu Huang
  • 09:00-09:20 AM
    Qi Chen: From neurovascular crosstalk to ductal-endothelial coupling (GIBH, CAS, China)
    09:20-09:25 AM
  • 09:25-09:45 AM
    Bin Ren: Arteriolar Angiogenesis and CD36-mediated Metabolic Reprogramming and Innate Immunity (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
    09:45-09:50 AM
  • 09:50-10:10 AM
    Tetsuro Watabe: Targeting tumor microenvironment networks for developing novel therapeutic strategies (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
  • 10:15-10:35 AM
    Masabumi Shibuya: VEGFR-1/FLT1 is a crucial regulator not only for physiological angiogenesis but also various diseases including preeclampsia (Jobu University, Japan)
    10:35-10:40 AM
  • Conference break 15 min
Morning session 2: Vascular Growth and Remodeling
Chairs: Tetsuro Watabe, Qi Chen, Yu Huang
  • 10:55-11:15 AM
    Huangtian Yang: hPSC-Derivative-based reparative therapy for infarcted hearts (CAS, China)
    11:15-11:20 AM
  • 11:20-11:40 AM
    Anna Dimberg: Tailoring vascular phenotype to induce anti-tumor immunity in glioma (Uppsala University, Sweden)
    11:40-11:45 AM
  • 11:45-12:05 PM
    Alessandro Fantin: Neuropilin 1 (NRP1) mediates SEMA3A chemorepulsive cues during vascular morphogenesis (University of Milan, Italy)
    12:05-12:10 PM
  • 12:10-12:25 PM
    Kathy Lui: YY1 epigenetically orchestrates vascular contraction through promoting m6A-mediated transcript stability in VSMCs (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
    12:25-12:30 PM
Afternoon session 1: Endothelial Specialization and Regenerative Medicine
Chairs: Hellmut Augustin, Bin Ren, Huanhuan He, Yu Huang
  • 14:00-14:20 PM
    Junjie Xiao: Lymphangiogenesis contributes to exercise-induced physiological cardiac growth (Shanghai University, China)
    14:20-14:25 PM
  • 14:25-14:45 PM
    Ferdinand le Noble: Parenchymal cues define Vegfa driven venous angiogenesis by activating a sprouting competent venous endothelial subtype (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • 14:50-15:10 PM
    Luyang Yu: The regulation of SUMOylation in vascular remodeling (Zhejiang University, China)
    15:10-15:15 PM
  • 15:15-15:35 PM
    Bi-Sen Ding: Editing Angiocrine Signaling to stimulate organ regeneration and bypass fibrosis (Sichuan University, China)
    15:35-15:40 PM
  • Conference break 15 min
Afternoon session 2: New Advances in Vascular Aging and Angiogenesis
Chairs: Ferdinand le Noble, Bi-Sen Ding
  • 15:55-16:15 PM
    Huanhuan He: The aging of large vessels at a single-cell resolution (The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, China)
    16:15-16:20 PM
  • 16:20-16:40 PM
    Hellmut Augustin: Vascular control of metastasis during aging (Heidelberg University, Germany)
    16:40-16:45 PM
  • 16:45-17:05 PM
    Ralf Adams: Endothelial cells as regulators of bone formation, homeostasis and aging (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany)
    17:05-17:10 PM
  • 17:10-17:20PM
    Xuri Li: Concluding remarks (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
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