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Poznan, Poland September 25-28, 2019

The 2019 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (9th ICBB) will be held in Poznan, Poland during September 25-28, 2019. For more information, please visit

ICBB2019 is co-organized by Asia-Pacific Association of Science, Engineering and Technology, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Journal of Biologicals, in collaboration with multiple academic affiliations.

It has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of biotechnology and bioengineering. A focus will be given to major research advances including: 1. Microbiology, virology, cytology and immunology; 2. Biological macromolecules, proteins and nucleic acids; 3. Biomaterials, biopolymers and bioenergy; 4. Biomedicine, biopharmaceuticals, pharmacology and toxicology; 5. Agricultural & food science and industrial biotechnology; 6. Applications in bioengineering, biomedical engineering & technology and other related fields.

The conference will last for two days from September. 26 to 27. Abstract Submission deadline will be on July. 31, 2019.

Please also bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues and students who may be interested in this conference, thank you very much. Looking forward to seeing you at this significant event.

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Venue: Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
Address: Z. Noskowskiego str. 12/14, 61-704 Poznań, Poland

2018-12-28 2019-09-28

This workshop is intended for support staff of microscope facilities, researchers and students who have experience in fluorescence microscopy. Participants will learn about super resolution microscopy and tips for getting the best microscope performance for a variety of purposes.

Date: January 28(Mon.) – January 30(Wed.), 2019

Venue: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

Lecture: (Morning, Jan 28, 29 and 30)
Methods and theories of super resolution microscopy (SIM, STORM/PALM, STED, etc.)
Getting the best microscope performance (Aberration correction, Labeling condition, Sampling rate, Denoising, etc.)
Advanced applications of microscopy in research.
Introduction of advanced technologies on microscopes by their manufactures.
All questions and active discussions are welcome!
Lectures: Yasushi Hiraoka (Osaka univ.), Tokuko Haraguchi (NICT), Atsushi Matsuda (NICT), Shinya Komoto (OIST), etc.

Microscope Demonstration: (Afternoon, Jan 28 and 29)
N-SIM (Nikon), N-STORM (Nikon), SP8 STED 3X (Leica),
SD-OSR (Olympus), LSM 880 Airyscan (Zeiss), Lightsheet Z.1 (Zeiss)

Participation fee: Free

Detail and Registration:

Contact: Mizuki Shimanuki

2018-12-04 2019-01-30


Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, February 22, 2019 - 18:00

Location: Lab 1 B503, Lab 3 C700 and OIST EM facility

Organizer: Bruno M. Humbel, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Venue: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

This course on cryo-electron microscopy is aimed at beginners. Experienced researchers will provide an overview of the current state of the art of this Nobel Prize winning technologies and share their experiences in demonstrations and hands-on practice.
It is expected that the delegates familiarised themselves with the on-line training program of ThermoFisher:

Invited Instructors: Takeshi Yokoyama (RIKEN Yokohama), Yoshiyuki Fukuda (the University of Tokyo), Radostin Danev (the University of Tokyo), Kazuyoshi Murata (NIPS), Yukihiko Sugita (Osaka University), Yoshimasa Takizawa (the University of Tokyo), Hideki Shigematsu (RIKEN Harima), Takayuki Kato (Osaka University)

Keynote Lecture: Seitaro Mutoh (Former President of Astellas Research Institute of America and Professor of Kyoto Sangyo University)

Opening Talk: Matthias Wolf (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)


*Registration is required for Hands-on session ONLY*

*We will contact you by the middle of January if you proceed to participate in our course*

Contact: Mizuki Tokashiki, OIST Imaging Section (

2018-11-20 2019-02-22

We are pleased to announce that the BDR Symposium 2019 will be held as follows:

Theme: Control and Design of Biosystems

Date: March 25 (Mon.) – 27 (Wed.), 2019

Venue: RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR), Kobe, Japan

Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018

Participation fee: FREE (Lunch and Banquet fee required separately - optional)

Lunch: 3,000 JPY (3 days)

Banquet: 5,000 JPY (General) / 1,000 JPY (Student)


Biosystems are dynamic networks organized by interactions between various components of molecules, cells, tissues, organs and organisms. Given the progress in our understanding of the spatiotemporal regulation and organization of biosystems, scientists are now exploring approaches to control and design biosystems at multiple biological scales. Recent advances in such approaches include artificial cell synthesis, generation of embryoids/organoids, reconstitution and manipulation of life events such as aging and reproduction, and interdisciplinary approaches using theoretical and engineering technologies. These control-and-design methodologies are expected to contribute significantly to understanding what life is as well as to paving the way to a new field in medical sciences.

The first RIKEN BDR symposium targets a wide range of relevant topics, including (i) making artificial embryos and organs, (ii) engineering approaches toward making artificial cells, (iii) artificial control of the life cycle, (iv) theoretical analysis for identifying/controlling biosystems, and (v) cutting-edge technology for artificial control of biosystems. We hope that this symposium will be a great opportunity for all participants to stimulate cross-disciplinary interactions and discussions that open new avenues of life science studies.

We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session from many scientists to increase opportunities for lively and informative exchange of views. A small number of poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. A limited number of travel fellowships for graduate students and post-docs traveling to Japan will also be available.

We look forward to seeing you in Kobe, Japan in March 2019.

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)
2-2-3, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan

2018-11-08 2019-03-27