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NAIST Global COE International Symposium 2009 Environmental Adaptation

NAIST Global COE International Symposium 2009 Environmental Adaptation
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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 4th International symposium of the COE program in Nobember 12-13, 2009. 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. 12 - 13, 2009
Venue NAIST Millennium Hall
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Sponsor NAIST Global COE program
Organizer Hiroshi Takagi (NAIST), Kenji Kohno (NAIST)
Theme "Environmental Adaptation"
We will introduce research topics on ingenious molecular strategies of various organisms (bacterial, yeast, plant and mammalian cells) for survival and adaptation under environmental stress conditions including apoptotic cell death, strong light, increased ROS level, DNA damage and invasive species etc. to understand in depth both the common and disparate features between the organisms and discuss a global contribution in future biotechnology in terms of food, environmental and medical issues.
Language Language used in this symposium is English.
There will be no simultaneous interpretation.
Tentative Speakers Masayori Inouye (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ, USA)
Naoki Takaya (Tsukuba Univ., Ibaragi, JAPAN)
Hiroshi Takagi (NAIST, Nara, JAPAN)
Valter D. Longo (Univ. of Southern California, CA, USA)
Dennis J. Thiele (Duke Univ. Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA)
Hidenori Ichijo (Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN)
Akira Kobayashi (Doshisha Univ., Kyoto, JAPAN)
Kenji Kohno (NAIST, Nara, JAPAN)
Motoyuki Ashikari (Nagoya Univ., Aichi, JAPAN)
Kenichi Ogawa (Research Institute for Biological Science, Okayama, JAPAN)
Jun Minagawa (Hokkaido Univ., Hokkaido, JAPAN)
Ko Shimamoto (NAIST, Nara, JAPAN)
Haruyuki Atomi (Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, JAPAN)
Tatsuo Kurihara (Kyoto Univ.,Kyoto, JAPAN)
Tatsuo Nunoshiba (International Christian Univ., Tokyo, JAPAN)
Robert P Fuchs (Institut de Biologie Structurale et Microbiologie, FRANCE)
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NAIST Global COE International Symposium 2009 Environmental Adaptation
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Nov. 12, 2009
13:00 – 13:10 Opening Remarks
Ko Shimamoto NAIST, Global COE Program Leader
Session 1 (Microbial cells)
Chairperson: Hiroshi Takagi & Yukio Kimata
13:10 – 13:40 Masayori Inouye Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, U.S.A.
Bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems
13:40 – 14:10 Naoki Takaya University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Hypoxia response by the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans
14:10 – 14:40 Hiroshi Takagi NAIST, Nara
A novel antioxidative mechanism mediated by the yeast N-acetyltransferase Mpr1: Induction of arginine-dependent nitric oxide synthesis under oxidative stress conditions
14:40 – 15:10 Valter D. Longo University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Regulation of metabolic pathways, superoxide generation, stress resistance, and DNA damage in aging S. cerevisiae
15:10 – 15:40 Coffee Break
Session 2 (Mammalian cells)
Chairperson: Kenji Kohno & Hidenori Ichijo
15:40 – 16:10 Dennis J. Thiele Duke University Medical School, U.S.A.
Modulating proteotoxic stress responses for neurodegenerative disease therapy
16:10 – 16:40 Hidenori Ichijo The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
ASK-dependent stress signaling in cell death, inflammation and disease
16:40 – 17:10 Akira Kobayashi Doshisha University, Kyoto
Oxidative stress response by the Keap1-Nrf2 system
17:10 – 17:40 Kenji Kohno NAIST, Nara
ER stress sensor IRE1 is a key molecule for ER quality control
18:00 – 20:00 Mixer
Nov. 13, 2009
Session 3 (Plant cells)
Chairperson: Ko Shimamoto & Motoyuki Ashikari
10:00 – 10:30 Motoyuki Ashikari Nagoya University, Aichi
How did rice adapt to deepwater ?
10:30– 11:00 Ken'ichi Ogawa Research Institute for Biological Science, Okayama
The master tripeptide glutathione: beyond a simple antioxidant
11:00 –11:30 Jun Minagawa Hokkaido University, Hokkaido
What is occurring during photosynthetic state transitions ?
-Remodeling of pigment-protein supercomplexes for photosynthesis-
11:30– 12:00 Ko Shimamoto NAIST, Nara
Plant innate immunity
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Poster Session
13:00 – 14:30 Poster Session
Session 4 (Microbial cells)
Chairperson: Hiroshi Takagi & Hisaji Maki
14:30 – 15:00 Haruyuki Atomi Kyoto University, Kyoto
Transcription regulators in hyperthermophilic Archaea
15:00 – 15:30 Tatsuo Kurihara Kyoto University, Kyoto
Phospholipids involved in cold adaptation of an Antarctic psychrotrophic bacterium, Shewanella livingstonensis Ac10
15:30 – 16:00 Tatsuo Nunoshiba International Christian University, Tokyo
Genetic instability inducers in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Mutation in sanitizing enzyme for nucleotide lesions, and non-mutagenic carcinogens
16:00 – 16:30 Robert P. Fuchs Institut de Biologie Structurale et Microbiologie, France
An integrated view of Induced-Mutagenesis in E. coli
16:30 – 16:40 Closing Remarks
Robert P. Fuchs Institut de Biologie Structurale et Microbiologie, France

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