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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

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Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI) of Kanazawa University, Japan aims for acquiring a fundamental understanding of the various life phenomena, such as development, disease and aging through transdisciplinary research of Nanometrology, Life Science, Supramolecular Chemistry and Computational Science.

Following the first international symposium held in Tokyo in February 2018, NanoLSI holds the 2nd Symposium in London to enhance collaborative relationship with Imperial College London as well as to initiate collaborations with researchers around the UK.

We are sincerely looking forward to seeing you at this symposium.

■Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

■Venue: The Cumberland Hotel, London
Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7DL, UK

■Language: English

Registration is required in order to attend the Symposium via our Registration Form.

■Fee: Free of charge to attend the symposium, but GBP 40 is required to attend the banquet.


■Invited speakers (alphabetical order):
Joshua Edel (Imperial College London)
Julia Gorelik (Imperial College London)
Bart Hoogenboom (University College London)
David Klenerman (University of Cambridge)
Patrick Unwin (University of Warwick)

■Speakers from NanoLSI (alphabetical order):
Adam S. Foster (Aalto University/NanoLSI)
Takeshi Fukuma (NanoLSI)
Atsushi Hirao (NanoLSI)
Yuri Korchev (Imperial College London/NanoLSI)
Mark MacLachlan (University of British Columbia/NanoLSI)
Kunio Matsumoto (NanoLSI)
Mikihiro Shibata (NanoLSI)
Shinji Watanabe (NanoLSI)
Richard Wong (NanoLSI)

All participants are kindly requested to make their own travel, accommodation, visa, and related arrangements.


• Organized by Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University

• Co-Organized by
Cancer Research Institute, Institute for Frontier Science Initiative, Chozen Project,
Kanazawa University

• Supported by JSPS London

Administration office of Nano Life Science Institute
Phone: +81-76-234-4555
FAX: +81-76-234-4559

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