I-CAN-DO Program in Liaison Laboratory
Date:Sep 9-10, 2010
2010 Global COE-IMEG Joint Summer Retreat Seminar in Aso

Organizer: Dr. Kunimasa Ohta
COE Program Leader: Dr. Shoen Kume
Director of I.M.E.G.: Dr. Mitsuyoshi Nakao
Venue: Hotel Green Pia Minami Aso at Mt. Aso
Invited Speakers: Dr. Gu Guoqiang/ Dr. Xi He/ Dr. Wei Hsu/ Dr. Itaru Imayoshi/ Dr. Satoru Takahashi


PROGRAM

y Thursday, September 9 z
10:30am -0:00pm Departure from Kumamoto University by bus
0:00pm-1:00pm Arrival at Hotel Green Pia Minami Aso
Carry panels into the hall
Registration

1:00pm-1:10pm Opening Remarks by Dr. Shoen Kume (Global COE Program Leader)

1:10pm-1:55pm Lecture1 (Chair: Dr. Yohei Shinmyo)
Functional significance of adult neurogenesis in the mouse brain
Dr. Itaru Imayoshi (PRESTO, JST/ Institute for virus Research, Kyoto University , Japan )

1:55pm-2:40pm Lecture2 (Chair: Dr. Shoen Kume)
Examining pancreatic cell trans-differentiation in injury models
Dr. Gu Guoqiang (Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center , USA )

2:40pm-3:25pm Lecture3 (Chair: Dr. Nobuaki Shiraki)
Roles of large Maf transcription factors in development and function of pancreatic ƒÀ and ƒ¿ cells in vivo
Dr. Satoru Takahashi (Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Life System medical Sciences and Laboratory Animal Resource Center , University of Tsukuba , Japan )

3:25pm-3:45pm Coffee break

3:45pm-4:30pm Lecture4 (Chair: Dr. Gen Yamada)
Morphogenetic Signaling Network in Development and Disease
Dr. Wei Hsu (Biomedical Genetics & Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center , USA )

4:30pm-5:15pm Lecture5 (Chair: Dr. Rie Kawano)
Mechanisms of trophectoderm fate specification in preimplantation mouse embryos
Dr. Hiroshi Sasaki (Department of Cell Fate Control, I.M.E.G., Kumamoto University , Japan )

5:15pm-6:00pm Lecture6 (Chair: Dr. Kunimasa Ohta)
Regulation of Wnt signaling and Wnt morphogen
Dr. Xi He (Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School , USA )

6:30pm-8:00pm Dinner
Set up the posters
8:00pm-9:00pm Poster session (Odd)
9:00pm-10:00pm Poster session (Even)
10:00pm -0:00am Reception

y Friday, September 10 z

7:00am-9:00am Breakfast
Check-out

9:00am-10:15am Bioethics Talk (Chair: Ms. Kuniko Aizawa)
Bioethics Talk #3: Stored Tissue Issues
10:15am-10:35am Coffee Break

(Chair: Dr. Tsuyoshi Shuto)
10:35am-11:05am Lecture1
Sall1 is involved in maintenance of the nephron progenitors
Dr. Takeshi Terabayashi (Global COE RA, I.M.E.G., Kumamoto University , Japan )

11:05am-11:35am Lecture2
How does fertilisation kick off embryonic cell divisions?
Dr. Satoru Mochida (The Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence,Kumamoto University , Japan )

11:35am-11:45am Closing Remarks by Ryuich Nishinakamura(Global COE member & Deputy director of I.M.E.G.)

11:45am -0:35pm Clear the hall and carry out panels from the hall

0:45pm Departure from Hotel Green Pia Minami Aso by bus
2:15pm Arrival at I.M.E.G.

Carry panels into the room



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