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CCEN-Bio2Q Meeting

October 10, 2023

October 10, 2023

On Tuesday, October 10, the Cancer Convergence Education Network, USA and Keio University Human Biology-Microbiome-Quantum Research Center (WPI-Bio2Q) held the CCEN-Bio2Q meeting at the Shinanomachi Campus.

CCEN-Bio2Q Meeting
CCEN: Cancer Convergence Education Network, USA
Bio2Q: Keio University Human Biology-Microbiome-Quantum Research Center, Japan

Participants (*: give a talk at the meeting)

CCEN

Suzanne ChristenInstitute for Advanced Study, USA
Arnold Levine*Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Hans CleversUtrecht University, Netherlands
Neal Copeland MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA
Nancy Jenkins MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA
Raul RabadanColumbia University, USA
Cayetano Pleguezuelos*Hans Clevers’ lab at the Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Ann LinStanford University, USA
Jakob Wirbel* Stanford University, USA
Mai Dvorak Stanford University, USA
Qingwen JiangMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Elizabeth BenitezMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Michitaka Nakano*Stanford University, USA
Roel Polak*Stanford University, USA
Jean-Baptiste Reynier*Columbia University, USA
Xi Fu*Columbia University, USA
Rabi Upadhyay*New York University Langone Center, USA
Eli Pinker Columbia University, USA
Shawn Davidson*Northwestern University, USA
Christopher CowleyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Ahmed MahmoudMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Aileen RodriguezMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA


Keio University Bio2Q

Kenya Honda*Keio University School of Medicine, Bio2Q, Japan
Toshiro Sato*Keio University School of Medicine, Bio2Q, Japan
Yuki Kagoya*Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Oltea Sampetrean*Keio University School of Medicine, Bio2Q, Japan
Timur Tuganbaev*Keio University School of Medicine, Bio2Q, Japan
Michael Sihombing*Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Junta KomamuraKeio University, Research Manager, Bio2Q, Japan



10:00am-10:30amOpening Remarks, (10 minutes) / talk
Arnold Levine (about CCEN Program)
Kenya Honda (about Bio2Q Center)
Toshiro Sato (about SICS-OMICS)
10:30am-11:00amScience Talks, (20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A) / talk
Kenya Honda
“Understanding the Function of the Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease”
11:00am-12:00pmScience Lecture, (50 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A)
Arnold Levine
“Exploring the Genetic and Molecular Basis of Differences in Multiple Myeloma of Individuals of African and European Descent”
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch at JKiC
1:00pm-2:20pmScience Talks, (15minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) / talk

Cayetano Pleguezuelos
“Deciphering the Role of pks+ E. coli in Colorectal Cancer using Organoid-Bacteria Co-Cultures”

Roel Polak 
“Towards Growing Patient-Derived Leukemic Bone Marrow Organoids”

Rabi Upadhyay
“Harnessing Human Gut-Derived Bacteroides to Drive Systemic Anti-Tumor Immunity”

Michael Sihombing
“Preventing Genotoxic E. coli-Associated Colorectal Cancer by Reinforcing Mucus Barrier Function”
2:20pm-2:30pm[Short Break]
2:30pm-3:50pmScience Talks, (15minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) / talk

Jakob Wirbel
“From Precise Microbiome Genomics to Precision Medicine” 

Jean-Baptiste Reynier
“Uncovering T-cell Transcriptional Programs Associated with Antigen Specificity in Single Cell Genomics”

Xi Fu
“Foundation Models and Applications in Cancer Biology”
3:50pm-4:00pm[Short Break]
4:00pm-5:00pmScience Talks, (15minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) / talk

Timur Tuganbaev
“Leveraging Machine Learning and Quantum Computing for Drug Efficacy Optimization”

Yuki Kagoya
“Enhancing Durable CAR T-Cell Responses Through Genetic Modification”

Michitaka Nakano
“Organoid Modeling of Tumor Associated Macrophage and the Checkpoint”
5:00pm-5:10pmClosing Remarks
Oltea Sampetrean
5:10pm-6:00pmNetworking (Free time)

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