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NAIST Global COE International Symposium 2008 Cell Signaling

NAIST Global COE International Symposium 2008 Cell Signaling - Outline -

NAIST Global COE International Symposium 2008 Cell Signaling

The global COE program "Frontier Bioscience Global Program: Adaptation- and Survival-strategies in a Changing Global Environment" has been started in NAIST 2007. We will have the third International symposium of the COE program in Nobember 13-14, 2008. The symposium will focus on the frontier in biology and international scientists will be giving talks in various fields of biology. You are cordially invited to participate in the symposium.

Date Nov. 13 - 14, 2008
Venue NAIST Millennium Hall
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Sponsor NAIST Global COE program
Organizer Yasumasa Bessho (NAIST), Seiji Takayama (NAIST)
Language Language used in this symposium is English.
There will be no simultaneous interpretation.
Program Program (PDF 375KB)
Registration Fee There will be no registration fee.
Fee for the mixer is JPY4,000.
Please register previously and pay at the registration desk at the symposium.
for the mixer
Plese send the following information by e-mail to
The deadline for the registration is November 5 (Wed.).
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for the registration
for the mixer.
1. Name (in Japanese and English)
2. Univesity, Institute or company's name you belong to and your position or school year.
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Enquiries GCOE Office, Graduated School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0129 JAPAN
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NAIST Global COE International Symposium 2008 Cell Signaling - Program -

Nov. 13, 2008
13:00 – 13:10 Opening Remarks
Ko Shimamoto NAIST, Global COE Program Leader
Session 1
Chairperson: Yasumasa Bessho & Carol A. Erickson
13:10 – 13:40 Carol A. Erickson University of California - Davis, USA
Pathfinding by the neural crest: the smart cell scenario.
13:40 – 14:10 Kazuo Emoto National Inst. Genetics, Mishima
The cellular and molecular basis for dendritic patterning and plasticity
14:10 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:00 Mutsuhito Ohno Kyoto University, Kyoto
Regulations of nucleo-cytoplasmic RNA distribution
15:00 – 15:30 Mikio Furuse Kobe University, Kobe
Remodeling of claudin-based tight junctions
15:30 – 16:00 Brian J. Mitchell Northwestern University, USA
The PCP pathway instructs the planar orientation of ciliated cells in the Xenopus larval skin.
Poster Session
16:00 – 17:00 (Odd numbers)
17:00 – 18:00 (Even numbers)
18:20 – Mixer
Nov. 14, 2008
Session 2
Chairperson: Maurine E. Linder & Hiroshi Itoh
10:00 – 10:30 Hiroshi Itoh NAIST, Nara
G protein signaling and its regulatory molecules
10:30– 11:00 Maurine E. Linder Washington University, USA
Mechanism and Functional Consequences of Protein Palmitoylation
11:00 –11:30 Masayuki Miura University of Tokyo, Tokyo
Dynamics of cell death signaling regulates animal development
11:30– 12:00 Shigekazu Nagata Kyoto University, Kyoto
Apoptosis and engulfment of dead cells
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
Session 3
Chairperson: Seiji Takayama & Vernonica E. Franklin-Tong
13:30 – 14:00 Vernonica E. Franklin-Tong University of Birmingham, UK
Self-incompatibility in Papaver: signaling to programmed cell death in incompatible pollen and identification of the pollen S-determinant
14:00 – 14:30 Seiji Takayama NAIST, Nara
Self-incompatibility signaling in Brassica
14:30 – 15:00 Tetsuya Higashiyama Nagoya University, Nagoya
Pollen Tube Attractants Secreted from the Synergid Cell
15:00 – 15:30 Yasushi Ishihama Keio University, Yamagata
Global Protein Phosphorylation Profiling by High Performance Phosphoproteomics Approaches
15:30 – Concluding Remarks
Carol A. Erickson University of California - Davis, USA

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