symposium chair

Hiromichi Nagasawa

Department of Applied Biological Chemistry,
The University of Tokyo
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Programme revision (O-084 was newly added on Oct 12.)
Two oral presentations (O-031 and O-042 ) have been retracted.

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Outline of schedule

(day of the week)
morning afternoon night
Oct. 9
registration welcome party
Oct. 10
opening, oral session oral session poster session
Oct. 11
oral session oral session poster session
Oct. 12
oral session tour banquet
Oct. 13
oral session oral session, closing

The ending time has to be delayed by 2.5 hours on Oct. 13 because of more oral presentations than expected.


The registration desk will open at 15:00 on 9 October (Monday) on the first floor of Tsukuba International Congress Center. Participants will receive a name tag, a receipt of the registration fee, an abstract book, a bag, and so on. Participants should always carry the name tag on their chest during the Symposium.

Oral and poster presentations

For oral presentation:
  • Keynote lecture has 21 min, including 1-min introduction by a chair, 16-min presentation, and 4-min discussion. General presentation has 12 min, including 9-min presentation and 3-min discussion.
  • Speakers are strongly recommended to bring their own computer. Besides, for fear that speaker's computer does not work well for projection, they are also asked to bring a USB memory stick stored with their presentation file edited by PowerPoint or its pdf file. A PC (Windows) of the Organizing Committee is available only when the speaker's computer happens to have some trouble. In case that the speaker's computer is a Mac, please bring an adapter between the computer and the projector. Speakers should check the projection during break time before their session starts.
For poster presentation:
  • Poster panel size: 90W x 210H cm
  • Odd numbers: October 10, 19:00-21:00 (19:30-20:30 discussion time)
    Even number: October 11, 19:00-21:00 (19:30-20:30 discussion time)
  • Posters should be put on the panel before the start of the afternoon session (Session 3) on 10 October, and put off around 17:00 on October 12.

Social Programmes

Welcome party
  • To be held during 18:00 – 20:00 on 9 October at the restaurant “Espoir” on the 1st floor of Tsukuba International Congress Center.
  • Registration fee includes welcome party fee.
  • To be held during 19:00 – 21:00 on 12 October on the basement of Annex of Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba near Bus Terminal or Tsukuba Express Station.
  • Sit-down buffet style dinner
  • Registration fee includes banquet fee.
Half-day tour
  • The chartered bus with an English-speaking guide will start at 12:30 on 12 October at the entrance of Tsukuba International Congress Center.
    Meeting time: 12:15
  • The bus will visit three places, downtown of Tokyo, including Asakusa area, Tokyo Skytree Tower and Ginza (Mikimoto).
  • The bus will return directly to the banquet site, Annex of Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba, by 19:00.
  • Registration fee does not include half-day tour fee (10,000 yen/person).
  • Lunch box and tea will be served free of charge every day from 10 October to 13 October.

Invited Keynote Speakers:

  • Hermann Ehrlich (Technische Universitӓt Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany)
  • Daniel J. Jackson (Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany)
  • Derk Joester (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Kazuhiko Kawasaki (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • David Kisailus (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Frédéric Marin (Université de Bourgogne, France)
  • Boaz Pokroy (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Atsushi Suzuki (Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Japan)
  • Osamu Suzuki (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Steve Weiner (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)