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History of National Institute for Basic Biology

May. 1977

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National Institute for Basic Biology Founded, Dr. Masutaro Kuwabara appointed first General Director.

Dec. 1977

First NIBB Conference convened.

Apr. 1983

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Dr. Haruo Kanatani appointed 2nd General Director.

Oct. 1984

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Dr. Tokindo Okada appointed 3rd General Director.

Jul. 1989

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Dr. Ikuo Takeuchi appointed 4th General Director.

Apr. 1995

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Dr. Hideo Mouri appointed 5th General Director.

Apr. 2001

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Dr. Motoya Katsuki appointed 6th General Director.

Jan. 2004

NIBB convened the first Okazaki Biology Conference (OBC) with the aim of creating international communities of researchers tackling new fields in basic biology.

Jan. 2007

The first NIBB International Practical Course was held to promote the spread of new techniques and international exchange among young scientists from both Japan and abroad.

Apr. 2007

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Dr. Kiyotaka Okada appointed 7th General Director.

Oct. 2013

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Dr. Masayuki Yamamoto appointed 8th General Director.