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We are pleased to announce that the RIKEN BDR Symposium 2024 "Time Across Scales: Development, Homeostasis and Aging" will be held on March 4 to 6, 2024 at RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Kobe, Japan.

Biological phenomena consist of processes that have various temporal scales. For example, synthesis, localization, and degradation of macromolecules such as protein and RNA occur at the second-to-minute scale, supporting cellular events that function at the hour-to-day timescale. Then, the cellular events support the tissue function that is maintained at the month-to-year scale. In addition to the molecularly encoded fine mechanism that sustains life, each organism has its own unique lifespan, which is regulated by aging, the deteriorating process towards organismal death. Each biological event has its own unique “timer” that defines its pace, likely regulating the pace of events at different scales.

This symposium aims to bring together a wide range of scientists to discuss timer mechanisms and crosstalk of different timers that define the biological pace of development, homeostasis, and aging.

Topics will include:
(1) Developmental timing and tempo
(2) Dynamics in homeostasis
(3) Hallmarks and drivers of aging
(4) Time-defining mechanisms from molecules to organisms
(5) Technologies to dissect, predict, and manipulate time

We hope that this symposium will be a great opportunity to stimulate cross-disciplinary interactions and discussions that can open new avenues of life science studies. We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session for a lively and informative exchange of views. A small number of poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

We look forward to welcoming you to our institute in March 2024.


Date: March 4 (Monday) – 6 (Wednesday), 2024

Venue: Kobe Campus, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

Registration fee: FREE (Banquet and lunch fee required separately)


- Abstract submission for oral presentations
Friday, December 15, 2023 (Japan time)

- Abstract submission for poster presentations

- General registration
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (Japan time)

Confirmed Speakers:

Contact: RIKEN BDR Symposium 2023 Secretariat
E-mail: bdr-sympo2024[at] *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails

2023-11-09 2024-03-06

Date: November 13, 2023 (Mon)* all the time and date are shown in JST.

Venue: Auditorium, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka Univ. + Zoom Online meeting
3-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

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Program (Host: Y. Miyanoiri)

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM: Opening Remarks (Director)

9:35 AM - 9:40 AM: Introduction of NMR facilities in IPR (Y. Miyanoiri)

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM: Lecture 1 [Chair: Professor Nakagawa]

“NMR structure determination guides de novo protein design”
Prof. N. Koga (IPR, Osaka University)

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM: Lecture 2 [Chair: Professor Nakagawa]

“Structural analysis of the transient e-transfer complex formation around the plant-type Ferredoxin by X-ray/NMR/Cryo-EM/ITC”
Prof. Genji Kurisu (IPR, Osaka University)

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM: Break

10:50 AM - 11:40 AM: Special Lecture 1 [Chair: Professor Kurisu]

“Protein Data Bank: From Two Epidemics to the Global Pandemic to mRNA Vaccines and Paxlovid”(Online Lecture)
Prof. Stephen K. Burley (RCSB Protein Data Bank, Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and RCSB Protein Data Bank, San Diego Super Computer Center, University of California, San Diego)

11:40 AM - 12:30 PM: Special Lecture 2 [Chair: Assoc. Prof. Miyanoiri]

“Small molecules triggering transmembrane signaling and interfering with aggregation important in neurodegeneration”
Prof. Christian Griesinger (Max Planck Institute, Germany)

12:30 PM - 12:35 PM: Closing Remarks (Vice Director)


Y. Miyanoiri (Osaka U.)
E-mail:y-miyanoiri[at] *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails

2023-10-26 2023-11-13

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi, Kyoto University) is pleased to announce the ASHBi Symposium "Master’s Lecture – Visions for development, stem cells and epigenetics” to be held on November 21, 2023.

Due to remarkable advances in science and technology in recent years, science has undergone innovative changes both technically and conceptually. This symposium will bring together accomplished scientists in pioneering fields, Prof. Hiroshi Hamada, Prof. Austin Smith and Prof. Azim Surani, to share their experiences and discuss prospects for the next 10-20 years.
If you are interested, we invite you to participate in this event.



Event Flyer

Date & Time| Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 13:00–18:00

Venue| Kyoto University, Shirankaikan <<< ONSITE ONLY!

[NOTE] On-site participation will be closed when capacity of 200 is reached.

Language| English

Eligibility| All Academic Researchers and students

Hiroshi HAMADA (NCBS India)
Austin SMITH (University of Exeter)
Azim SURANI (University of Cambridge)

Organizer| Takashi HIIRAGI, Mitinori SAITOU (WPI-ASHBi, Kyoto University)

Contact | ashbi-symposium[*] Please change [*] to @.

2023-10-10 2023-11-21

会期:2023年11月2日(木)~3日(金)/ Date: November 2 (Thu.) – 3 (Fri.), 2023

ドイツ・ベルリン市(Ihnestr. 16-20-14195 Berlin, Germany)

Venue: Harnack House
Conference Venue of the Max Planck Society
Ihnestr. 16-20-14195 Berlin, Germany



金沢大学ナノ生命科学研究所 (NanoLSI) は、ナノ計測学、生命科学、超分子化学、数理計算科学の4分野の融合により、遺伝情報の複製や読み取り、細胞分裂といった基本的な生命現象から、免疫、記憶・思考といった高次な生命現象に至るまで、さまざまな生命現象が実際に起こるナノスケールのレベルにおいて、その分子機構の根本的な理解を目指し、研究活動を行っています。 こうした研究活動の推進のため、例年本研究所では、多様な研究背景をもつ研究者と新たな協力関係を構築することを目的として国際シンポジウムを開催しています。 2023年は第7回NanoLSIシンポジウムを、NanoLSIの海外PIであるCarsten Beta教授(ポツダム大学)をオーガナイザーに、11月2日(木)・3日(金)の二日間、ドイツ・ベルリン市にあるハーナックハウス(マックスプランク協会)にて開催いたします。シンポジウムでは、日本をはじめ、カナダ、スイス、そして開催地ドイツの著名な研究者を招き、「From Molecules to Cells and Tissue – Bridging Scales with Nanoprobe Technology」をテーマに、最先端のプローブ技術についてディスカッションを行います。

Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI) consists of four fields: Nanometrology, Life Science, Supramolecular Chemistry, and Computational Science. Through the fusion of four fields, we aim to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of fundamental life phenomena, such as the replication and reading of genetic information and cell division, as well as higher-order life phenomena, such as immunity, memory, and thinking at the nanoscale level.
The NanoLSI Symposium is held as an international symposium to promote further transdisciplinary research and new collaborations with researchers from diverse backgrounds. We are pleased to announce that the 7th NanoLSI Symposium in 2023 will be organized by NanoLSI Overseas PI Prof. Carsten Beta (University of Potsdam) and held in Berlin, Germany, for the first time. During the two-day symposium on November 2 and 3, distinguished researchers from Japan, Canada, Switzerland, and Germany will gather to discuss cutting-edge nanoprobe technologies under the theme of “From Molecules to Cells and Tissue – Bridging Scales with Nanoprobe Technology”.

2023-10-02 2023-11-03

The biennial CiRA International Symposium gathers stem cell researchers and students from around the world to disseminate their latest research findings on iPS cells and promote iPS cell research collaborations.

The CiRA 2023 International Symposium: Shin · CiRA 〜The voyage of discovery by having new eyes 〜 will be held at the Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall on November 29 (Wed.) - 30 (Thu.), 2023.

We are pleased to announce keynote lectures by Drs. Katalin Karikó (Penn Medicine, online), Yi Lin (Mayo Clinic), Sinem K. Saka (EMBL Heidelberg), and Martin Marsala (University of California San Diego).

Please check the following website regularly for announcements about registration and poster abstract submission and the newest updates about this year's symposium.

Date: November 29 - 30, 2023

Venue: Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall

Website & Registration:

Registration deadline: November 13, 2023

Poster Abstract Submission deadline: September 15, 2023

2023-09-01 2023-11-30

The WSPID 2023 website:

Date: November 14-17, 2023

Venue: Durban, South Africa

Abstract submission deadline: June 6, 2023

Early registration deadline: September 5, 2023

2023-05-17 2023-11-17