2016. 2.10 Program Abstracts Update(Download Pages)

2016.12.12 The deadline for submission to Poster Session was extended to Dec.20.

2016.11.17 A symposium poster is now available (PDF).

2016.11.10 Call for Posters

2016.11.10 Web-Site Created

Dates and locations

Date: February 15 (Wed) – 17 (Fri) , 2017

Venue: Seiryo Auditorium, Seiryo Campus , Tohoku University
2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aobaku, Sendai 980-8574, Japan
Tel: +81-22-718-5091


Registration fee is free. Pre-registration is not required.

13 world-class investigators at the front line of research and 8 young researchers will visit Sendai from NIH.
Young faculty member and researchers including undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to join the symposium.


February 15 (Wed)

Opening Remarks (8:00)

Site Visit to the Great East Japan Earthquake affected areas for invited NIH guests (8:00-14:30)

Tour of Tohoku Medical Megabank for invited NIH guests (15:00-16:00)

Workshop: Career Development for Biomedical Science Researchers (15:00-17:00)

(in both Japanese and English) information (japannese)

Facilitator: Dr. Reiko Toyama, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Remarks1:Dr. Reiko Toyama, NICHD, NIH

Remarks2:Dr. Akiyoshi Fukamizu, Life Science Center of Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, University of Tsukuba

Panel Discussion with Young Researchers

Break Out Sessions and Networking

February 16(Thu)

Special Session(9:00-9:40)

Special Remarks:
Dr. Susumu Satomi, President, Tohoku University
Dr. Tooru Shimosegawa, Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University
Dr. James Battey, Director, NIDCD, NIH

Remarks from NIH Japanese Scientist Association:
Dr. Keiko Ozato, Chief, Molecular Genetics of Immunity Section, NICHD, NIH

(Photograph: 9:40-9:50)

Plenary Session: Genome Medicine (9:50-12:00)

Coordinator: Dr. Masayuki Yamamoto, Executive Director, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization
Dr. Teri Manolio, Division of Genomic Medicine, NHGRI, NIH
Dr. Naoko Minegishi, Department of Biobank, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization
Dr. Kengo Kinoshita, Department of Integrative Genomics, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization
Dr. Steven Kleeberger, Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Lab, NIEHS, NIH

(Lunch break)

Scientific Session 1 (13:00-15:10): Systems Biology of Immune Responses

Chair: Dr. Kazuhiko Igarashi, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Warren Leonard, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, NHLBI, NIH
Dr. Kyoko Ochiai, Department of Biochemistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Tomohiko Tamura, Department of Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine,Yokohama City University
Dr. Keiko Ozato, Section on Molecular Genetics of Immunity, NICHD, NIH

Scientific Session 2 (15:10-16:50): Cross-talk between Acquired and Innate Immune Systems

Chair: Dr. Kouetsu Ogasawara, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Dr. Warren Strober, Mucosal Immunity Section, NIAID, NIH
Dr. Yoshihide Asano, Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Shoichiro Kurata, Department of Molecular Genetics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University  

Poster Session (17:00-19:00)


February 17(Fri)

Scientific Session 3 (8:30-10:40): Neuroscience

Chair: Dr. Noriko Osumi, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. James Battey, Director, NIDCD, NIH
Dr. Kathleen Ries Merikangas, Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, NIMH, NIH
Dr. Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, Division of Systems Medical Science, Fujita Health University
Dr. Hiroaki Tomita, Department of Disaster Psychiatry, International Research of Disaster Science,
Tohoku University

Scientific Session 4(10:55-13:05): Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Chair: Dr. Koji Tamura, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences
Dr. Matthew P. Hoffman, Matrix and Morphogenesis Section, NIDCR, NIH
Dr. Yoshihiko Yamada, Molecular Biology Section, NIDCR, NIH
Dr. Kazuhiro Nagata, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Kyoto Sangyo University
Dr. Mitsunori Fukuda, Department of Developmental Biology and Neurosciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences

(Lunch break)

Scientific Session 5  (14:00-15:40):Cancer Science

Chair: Dr. Keiko Nakayama, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Takashi Takahashi, Division of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University
Dr. Tadashi Nakagawa, Division of Cell Proliferation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Shioko Kimura, Endocrinology Section, NCI/CCR, NIH

Closing Remarks(15:40-16:00) Poster award and certificate ceremony

Dr. Sadayoshi Ito, Executive Vice President, Tohoku University


Concurrent workshops(16:00-17:40)

Workshop1: Infectious Diseases
Chair: Hitoshi Oshitani, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Kim Y. Green, Caliciviruses Section, NIAID, NIH
Dr. Kazuhiko Katayama, Kitasato University Research Organization for Infection Control Sciences
Dr. Mayuko Saito, Department of Virology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Shinobu Kazama, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University

Workshop2: Kidney Diseases
Chair: Dr. Takaaki Abe, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Burnett Kopp, Kidney Disease Section, NIDDK, NIH
Dr. Katsuhiko Asanuma, Laboratory of Kidney Research, TMK project, Kyoto University
Dr. Takaaki Abe, Division of Medical Science, Tohoku University Graduate School of
Biomedical Engineering