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The 64th NIBB Conference "Evolution of Seasonal Timers"

Organizers Andrew Loudon (University of Manchester, UK)
David Burt (The Roslin Institute, UK)
David Hazlerigg (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
Takashi Yoshimura (National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan)
The 64th NIBB Conference
Venue Okazaki Conference Center, Okazaki, Japan
Date Apr. 22 - 24, 2016
Link オフィシャルサイト (http://www.nibb.ac.jp/conf64/)

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 カレンダーを持たない生物が、どのように季節の変化を感知して、環境の季節変化に適応しているかは、有史以来の謎であり、人類は長らくこの謎に惹きつけられてきた。また、地球温暖化などによる急激な気候変動が生態系に及ぼす影響も心配されており、社会的な関心も大きい。

 近年の研究によって、植物や動物が季節を感知する仕組みについて理解が進んだことで、生物の季節感知機構についての普遍性や多様性が見えてきた。このような背景をふまえ、第64回基生研コンファレンスは“Evolution of Seasonal Timers”と題して、生物の季節感知機構の設計原理と進化について理解を深めることを目的として開催された。

 「季節」をキーワードとしていたものの、話題はフィールドにおける野生植物の開花の数理解析から、ウナギの回遊・産卵の仕組み、リスの冬眠、あるいはクロマチンリモデリングや化学遺伝学など、多岐にわたった。それぞれの分野で世界を先導する研究者が国内外から集ったが、参加者が100名程度と最適な規模であったため、3日間にわたって全員が顔と顔を突き合わせて、濃密な議論を繰り広げることができた。普段の学会では絶対に顔を合わせることのないメンバーが一同に会したため、学際的な視点から季節感知機構について深く考えなおす機会となり、今後の研究に向けて多くのインスピレーションを得ることができた。参加者からも”most stimulating symposium I ever had”や”unforgettable symposium”などのお言葉をいただくことができた。
 このカンファレンスの運営にあたりご尽力いただいた国際連携室と季節生物学研究部門のメンバー、ならびにサポートしていただいた基生研、大幸財団、Human Frontier Science Programに感謝の意を表したい。

 

オーガナイザー代表 吉村崇

 

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Program

 

 April 22 (Fri) at the Okazaki Conference Center (OCC) 
08:45 - 09:15 Registration
   
Opening Remarks  
09:15 - 09:30 Masayuki Yamamoto (Director General, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan)
  Andrew Loudon (University of Manchester, UK)
   
Plenary lecture 1  
Chair: Norihito Nakamichi  
09:30 - 10:30 "Natural Variation in Plant Circadian Clocks"
  C. Robertson McClung (Dartmouth College, USA)
   
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
   
Session 1: The measurement of seasonal time in invertebrates
Chair: David Hazlerigg  
10:45 - 11:15 "Sea, Sun and Moon: Marine Models for the Study of Endogenous Timers"
  Kristin Tessmar-Raible (University of Vienna, Austria)
   
11:15 - 11:45 "Seasonal Time Measurement by the Circannual Clock in a Beetle"
  Hideharu Numata (Kyoto University, Japan)
   
11:45 - 12:15 "Neuroendocrine Control of Development Plasticity in Drosophila: Implication for Seasonal Adaptation in Insects"
  Ryusuke Niwa (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
   
12:15 - 12:30 Short Talk from Poster No. 1
  "Functional Connections among Neurons Involved in Photoperiodic Control of Diapause in the Blow Fly, Protophormia terraenovae"
  Sakiko Shiga (Osaka City University, Japan)
   
12:30 - 12:40 Group Photo
   
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
   
Session 2: The measurement of seasonal time in a plant model
Chair: Takashi Yoshimura  
14:00 - 14:30 "Synthetic Molecules Changing Plant Circadian Clock"
  Norihito Nakamichi (Nagoya University, Japan)
   
14:30 - 15:00 "Photoperiodic Control of Flowering in Rice"
  Takeshi Izawa (National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan)
   
15:00 - 15:30 "Molecular Phenology in Plants: Seasonal Responses of Gene Expression under Natural Environments"
  Hiroshi Kudoh (Kyoto University, Japan)
   
15:30 - 16:00 "Flowering Phenology under Seasonal and Aseasonal Environments: Gene Expression Assessment in the Temperate and Tropical Zones"
  Akiko Satake (Kyushu University, Japan)
   
16:00 - 16:15 Short Talk from Poster No. 5
  "The Modulation of Circadian Periods is Linked to a Local Adaptation of Critical Day-lengths for Flowering in a Japanese Short-day Duckweed"
  Tomoaki Muranaka (Nagoya University, Japan)
   
Data-blitz and Poster (Odd numbers)
16:15 - 18:00 Data-blitz and Poster (Odd numbers)   Poster Title (PDF 63KB)
   
18:30 - 20:00 Mixer
   
 April 23 (Sat) at OCC   
Plenary lecture 2  
Chair: David Hazlerigg  
09:00 - 10:00 "Revisiting the Bunning Hypothesis"
  Michael Menaker (University of Virginia, USA)
   
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
   
Session 3: The measurement of seasonal time in non-mammalian models I
Chair: Nicholas Foulkes  
10:15 - 10:45 "Measuring Light and Time in Fish"
  Nicholas S. Foulkes (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
   
10:45 - 11:15 "Evolution of Seasonal Timekeeping in Salmonids"
  David Hazlerigg (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
   
11:15 - 11:45 "Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Variation in Seasonal Reproduction between Stickleback Ecotypes"
  Jun Kitano (National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
   
11:45 - 12:00 Short Talk from Poster No. 8
  "Expression of Photosignal Transduction-related Genes in the Saccus Vasculosus of Fishes"
  Masayuki Iigo (Utsunomiya University, Japan)
   
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
   
Session 4: The measurement of seasonal time in non-mammalian models II
Chair: David Burt  
13:30 - 14:00 "Dual Photoperiodic Control Hypothesis of Avian Breeding Cycles"
  Alistair Dawson (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK)
   
14:00 - 14:30 "Binary Switching of Calendar Cells"
  Andrew Loudon (University of Manchester, UK)
   
14:30 - 15:00 "Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of Seasonal Timing"
  David W. Burt (The Roslin Institute/University of Edinburgh, UK)
   
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
   
Plenary lecture 3  
Chair: Masayuki Iigo  
15:15 - 16:15 "Evolution of Seasonality in Migration of Freshwater eels"
  Katsumi Tsukamoto (Nihon University, Japan)
   
Data-blitz and Poster (Even numbers)
16:15 - 18:00 Data-blitz and Poster (Even numbers)   Poster Title (PDF 63KB)
   
 April 24 (Sun) at OCC   
Plenary lecture 4  
Chair: Andrew Loudon  
09:00 - 10:00 "Circannual Rhythms of Reproduction and Heterothermy in Hibernating Ground Squirrels"
  Brian M. Barnes (University of Alaska, USA)
   
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
   
Session 5: The measurement of seasonal time in a mammalian model
Chair: Valérie Simonneaux  
10:15 - 10:45 "Circadian Clock Neurons in the SCN Encode Seasonal Time"
  Jihwan Myung and Toru Takumi (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)
   
10:45 - 11:15 "RFRP neurons, a Hypothalamic Doorway for Seasonal Cues"
  Valérie Simonneaux (Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, France)
   
11:15 - 11:45 "Towards Understanding the Mechanism of Seasonal Time Measurement:
an Interdisciplinary Approach
"
  Takashi Yoshimura (National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan)
   
11:45 - 12:00 Short Talk from Poster No. 19
  "Orchestration of Hypothalamic Gene Expression in Natural Photoperiod over the Course of One Year in The Siberian Hamster"
  Perry Barrett (Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health, UK)
   
12:00 - 12:15 Short Talk from Poster No. 20
  "Evidence for Systemic Remodeling prior to Hibernation in the Syrian Hamster  (Mesocricetus auratus)"
  Yoshifumi Yamaguchi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
   
Closing Remarks  
12:15 Takashi Yoshimura (National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan)