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Japan q-bio week (Jan/8/2016~Jan/13/2016)

We organize a series of international symposiums and workshops this year from 8/Jan/2016 to 13/Jan/2016 (Japan q-bio week) instead of the annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Quantitative Biology. Most of them will be held as NIG International Symposium 2015. Please check the following pages for each workshop and symposium for more details.

  • Workshops: Concepts and Theory in Q-bio
    • Date:Jan/8/2016
    • Site:Institute of Industrial Science, the Univ. Tokyo, Komaba
    • Registration: REQUIRED (capacity: ~100)
    • Fee: FREE
  • Symposium I: Force, Information and Dynamics
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    • Date:Jan/9/2016~Jan/11/2016
    • Site:Institute of Industrial Science, the Univ Tokyo Komaba
    • Registration: REQUIRED (capacity: ~150)
    • Fee: FREE
    • Note: The main symposium of qbio week
  • Symposium II:Quantitative Biology
    • Date:Jan/12/2-16~Jan/13/2016
    • Site:National Institute of Genetics
    • Registration: REQUIRED
    • Fee: FREE
    • Note: we will have more interactive sessions with invited speakers and the fascinating researchers in the National Institute of Genetics.

Important information

  • The submission of abstracts for poster presentations for Symposium I and II will start at the beginning of September. Details will be sent to participants via e-mail. Deadline is planned during the first week of November(TBA).

Outline of Japan Q-Bio week

Objective

The Symposiums aim to bring together biologists using various quantitative approaches to reveal new concepts in cell and developmental biology. We have settled three main topics for our symposium, as you may find in the title of the symposium - force, information, and dynamics. Modern biology has progressed mainly through characterizing gene functions. Now, we believe complementary studies on forces, information, and dynamics are critical to reveal new concepts in biology. Quantitative analysis is a common approach for these emerging fields of biology, and we planned to gather researchers to discuss and share their views and approaches.


At the Symposium in Tokyo[1], we will organize oral sessions about three featured quantities and beyond, titled: "Quantity - FORCE -", "Quantity - SYMMETRY -", "Quantity - INFORMATION -", and "Quantities and beyond". We will also have poster sessions with coffee breaks, lunch on the 2nd day, and supper on the evening. In the poster sessions, all general participants may give poster presentations.

At the Symposium in the National Institute of Genetics on Jan 12th and 13th 2016[2], we will have more interactive sessions with the fascinating researchers in the National Institute of Genetics.

Support

All Workshops and Symposiums are provided as the NIG International Symposium 2015. Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo also supports our activity. We also thank to Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma for their support.

The Organizing Committee

  • Akatsuki Kimura ( Cell Architecture Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics )
  • Tetsuya J. Kobayashi ( Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo )
  • Akira Funahashi ( Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Keio University )
  • Noriko Hiroi ( Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Keio University )

Scientific Committee

  • Kaoru Sugimura ( iCeMS, Kyoto University )
  • Yusuke Maeda ( Kyushu University )
  • Yuki Tsukada ( Nagoya University )
  • Junnosuke Teramae ( Osaka University )
  • Naoki Irie ( the University of Tokyo )
  • Takao Suzuki ( National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences )
  • Hiromasa Oku ( Gunma University )
  • Yukinobu Arata ( RIKEN )
  • Kayo Hibino ( National Institute of Genetics )


and all the core members of Japanese Society for Quantitative Biology co-operated for the workshops and Symposiums.

Contact

E-mail: qbioint2016 at gmail.com ( please replace `at' with `@' )

Acknowledgement

This meeting is provided as NIG International Symposium 2015, with the co-operation of Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo. This meeting is also supported by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma.
We are grateful to Kaito Ii (Systems Biology Laboratory, Department of Bioscience and Informatics, Keio University, Japan) for kindly editing the English manuscript of this webpage with helpful comments.
Finally we thank to the members of Kobayahsi Lab (the University of Tokyo), Funahashi Lab (Keio University), and Kimura Lab (National Institute of Genetics) in advance for their material and immaterial contribution.