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.
Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Kanazawa University
The 2nd NanoLSI Symposium in London - Towards Establishment of New Research Field: Nanoprobe Life Science-
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
■Fee: Free of charge to attend the symposium, but GBP 40 is required to attend the banquet.
■Invited speakers (alphabetical order):
■Speakers from NanoLSI (alphabetical order):
• Organized by Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University
• Co-Organized by
• Supported by JSPS London