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  1. Plenary LectureProgram PDF
  2. President’s SymposiumProgram PDF
  3. SymposiumProgram PDF
  4. TalkProgram PDF
  5. PosterProgram PDF
  6. Japan Society for Cell Biology Young Scientist Award for Best PresentationProgram PDF
  7. Lunchon seminars PDF
  8. Late-breaking Abstracts/Program PDF

1.Plenary Lecture

PL Molecular Motors, KIFs: from Intracellular Transport to Regulation of Fundamental Phenomena in Life and Diseases

Nobutaka Hirotaka(The Univ. of Tokyo)
Date: June 14 (Wed.) PM


2. President’s Symposium

PS Frontiers in Cell Biology

Organaizer : Kensaku Mizuno (Tohoku Univ.)
Date: June 14 (Wed.) PM

PS1Signaling to aging research
 Eisuke Nishida(Kyoto Univ.)
PS2Autophagy: an intracellular degradation system
 Noboru Mizushima(The Univ. of Tokyo)
PS3The next generation in cellulo measurement by imaging
 Yasushi Okada(RIKEN / The Univ. of Tokyo)

3. Symposium

S10 June 14(Wed)AM
New twist in autophagy research
Organizers:Satoshi Waguri (Fukushima Medical University)、Akiko Kuma(The University of Tokyo)
Presenters:Maho Hamasaki(Osaka University)、Michael Lazarou(Monash University, Australia)、Akiko Kuma(The University of Tokyo)、Satoshi Waguri(Fukushima Medical University)

Autophagy-lysosomal system involves highly dynamic membranous components, regulated by several Atg proteins. Recently, a concept of selective autophagy is well accepted, and functions of Atg genes beyond autophagy are suggested. This field also contributes to the understanding of pathophysiological states in various diseases. In this symposium, we will discuss on the autophagy system in light of new aspects or model organisms, predicting new stages of autophagy research.

S11 June 14(Wed)AM
Molecular and cell biology of microtubules
Organizers:Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)、Gohta Goshima(Nagoya University)
Presenters:Guangshuo Ou(Tsinghua University)、Masahide Kikkawa(The University of Tokyo)、Mika Toya(RIKEN)、Minako Ueda(Nagoya University)、Kenta Tsuchiya(Tohoku University)、Moe Yamada(Nagoya University)

This symposium will provide several hot topics on molecular and cell biology of microtubule cytoskeleton.

S13 June 14(Wed)AM
Catching a glimpse of cell chirality: its roles and origin
Organizers:Kenji Matsuno (Osaka University)、Atsushi Tamada(Niigata University)
Presenters:Angus Davison (University of Nottingham, UK)、Takahiro Asami(Shinshu University)、Hiroaki Yamanaka(Osaka University)、Atsushi Tamada(Niigata University)、Kenji Matsuno(Osaka University)

Most macromolecules forming cells are chiral (an object is chiral if it is distinguishable from its mirror image). However, chirality of cells has not been taken into account seriously until very recently. Now, cell chirality is found in structures and functions of cells in vertebrates and invertebrates, such as snails and Drosophila. In addition, proteins required for cell chirality formation just began to be found. In this symposium, researchers studying cell chirality in various systems will come together and discuss the future directions of this novel research field.

S15 June 14(Wed)PM
Mechanism of cytokinesis: new development by cutting-edge approaches
Organizers:Issei Mabuchi(Gakushuin University / The University of Tokyo)
Presenters:Kamijo Keiju(Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University)、Shigehiko Yumura(Yamaguchi University)、M.Mishra(Tata Inst. FR)、Ryota Uehara(Hokkaido University)、Makito Miyazaki(Waseda University)、Naoki Noda(The University of Tokyo /)

Cytokinesis in animal and fungal cells undergoes by contraction of the contractile ring (CR) formed at the division site. The CR is composed mainly of actin filaments and myosin, but it has not well been known how these proteins are recruited to the division site, how they form the CR structure, and how the ring contracts to deform the plasma membrane. Recently, new information on the structure of the CR has been obtained by super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and EM tomography. It has also become possible to reproduce contractile ring-like apparatuses in in vitro systems. Here we introduce new results on cytokinesis obtained by these new techniques.

4. Meet the speakers

The last 15 minutes of each symposium will be set as Meet the speakers that are freely discussion times among presenters and participants. Enthusiastic discussions will be expected!


5. Talk

Approximately 70-100 abstracts will be selected for Talk from Poster abstracts whose author chose “Talk” at the abstract submission. The presenters of Talk will make also Poster presentation.


6. Poster presentation

Poster presentation will be carried out on Day 1 (June 13) and Day 3 (June 15). Please check the schedule below.

  Presentation date Set up Removal
Presentation 1 June 13
2:40 – 4:20 p.m.
June 13
by 9:30 a.m.
June 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presentation 2 June 15
1:10 – 2:50 p.m.
June 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 15
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.


7. Japan Society for Cell Biology Young Scientist Award for Best Presentation

Young Scientist Award for Excellent Presentation will be given to approximately 10 excellent presenters among those who meet the qualifications: first author of Poster Presentation or Symposia, applying for this award at the abstract submission and age of 38 or younger as of April 1st, 2017. Membership is required.
The Excellent Presentation’s awardees will be requested to make Oral and Poster presentations during the meeting.
Young Scientist Award for Best Presentation will be given to 2 best presentations among them.