|Organizers||Naoto Ueno (NIBB), Stephen Cohen (EMBL Heidelberg)|
|Venue||Okazaki Conference Center, Okazaki, Japan|
|Date||May. 24-26, 2007|
The 5th NIBB-EMBL joint meeting, entitled “Cell and Developmental Biology”, was held in Okazaki on May 24- 26, 2007. The scientific sessions were organized in consideration of the recent trend of understanding macro developmental phenomena at the micro/single cell level. During the two years since the 1st NIBB-EMBL joint meeting, “Developmental Biology”, we have gradually realized the importance of understanding complex developmental processes as an integration of individual cell behaviors. During this most recent joint meeting, the cytoskeltal rearrangement underlying cellular morphogenesis and movement, the cellular mechanism of cell polarity, cell-to-cell interaction in organogenesis, and other related topics were discussed in a variety of developmental contexts. NIBB and EMBL share a common interest in these topics and it is hoped that further international collaboration between our institutions will result from 2007’s fruitful and stimulating meeting.
Hoping to catch the big wave of genomics of many experimental organisms now sweeping the worldwide scientific community, we also aimed in this meeting to explore the possibilities of genome-wide biology unveiling a “Gene Regulatory Network”(GNR) of development. GRN is a key to understanding not only the structure of gene regulatory pathways but also the evolutional capacity that generates biodiversity. Several speakers covered this topic and presented insightful talks, generating a great deal of interest in the future of “Systems Biology”among those attending.
|May 23 (Wed)|
|17:00-18:00||Registration for Invited Speakers (Okazaki New Grand Hotel )|
|May 24 (Thu)|
|08:45-||Registration (Okazaki Conference Center)|
|09:00-09:05||Opening Remarks : OKADA, Kiyotaka & UENO, Naoto (NIBB, Japan)|
|Presentation -Day 1-|
KAIBUCHI, Kozo (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
" Roles of Rho Family GTPases and Par Complex in Directional Migration "
BRUNNER, Damian (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
" Organising Microtubules in Dorsal Closure "
TAKAHASHI, Yoshiko (NAIST, Japan)
" Cell Migration and Vascular Patterning in the Body "
UENO, Naoto (NIBB, Japan)
" Establishment of Cell Polarity in Xenopus Gastrulation "
KINOSHITA, Noriyuki (NIBB, Japan)
" Wnt Signaling Regulates Paxillin Ubiquitination Essential for Mesodermal Cell Motility "
UEMURA, Tadashi (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
" Organelle Dynamics and Dendrite Morphogenesis in vivo "
HAYASHI, Shigeo (Riken CDB, Japan)
" Control of Tracheal Placode Invagination by a Wave of EGFR Signaling "
TANAKA, Minoru (NIBB, Japan)
" The Role of Germ Cells in Sexual Dimorphic Gonadogenesis "
MURATA, Takashi (NIBB, Japan)
" Oriented Microtubule Branching Organizes Microtubule Arrays in Plants "
WITTBRODT, Jochen (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
" How to Leave the Brain: Exit Strategies of the Optic Vesicle and Beyond "
TABATA, Tetsuya (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
" Mechanisms Underlying Neuroblast Formation of Drosophila Visual Center "
NARUSE, Kiyoshi (NIBB, Japan)
" Medaka Draft Genome; New Insight into the Vertebrate Genome Evolution "
|18:00-20:15||Mixer at Kikyu|
|May 25 (Fri)|
|Presentation -Day 2-|
EPHRUSSI, Anne (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
" Control of Development and Polarization of the Drosophila oocyte by Oskar "
AIZAWA, Shin (Riken CDB, Japan)
" Erythrocyte Protein Band4.1-Like5 (Ebl5) Plays Essential Roles in the EMT Progression and Cell Migration during Gastrulation "
SPITZ, Francois (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
" Regulatory Architecture of the HoxD Complex "
SAGA, Yumiko (NIG, Japan)
" Function of Nanos Proteins in Mouse Germ Cell Development "
TAKEDA, Hiroyuki (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
" Coupled Oscillators in Vertebrate Segmentation "
TAKADA, Shinji (NIBB, Japan)
" Unsaturated Fatty Acid Modification is Required for Wnt Secretion "
ROSENTHAL, Nadia (EMBL Monterotondo, Italy)
" Signalling in Mammalian Regeneration "
TAMURA, Koji (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
" Epigenetic Regulation of Shh Expression as a Key for Limb Regeneration in Amphibians "
NOJI, Sumihare (Univ. Tokushima, Japan)
" Limb Development and Regeneration in the Cricket Gryllus bimaculatus "
KNOP, Michael (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
" Quantitative Analysis of MAPK Complexes Reveals Spatial Regulation of Fus3 in Yeast Pheromone Signaling "
HASEBE, Mitsuyasu (NIBB, Japan)
" Evolution of Body Plan and Developmental Genes in Land Plants "
OKADA, Kiyotaka (NIBB, Japan)
" Role of microRNA in Plant Organ Development "
|May 26 (Sat)|
FURLONG, Eileen (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
" Transcriptional Networks during Mesoderm Development "
KOBAYASHI, Satoru (NIBB, Japan)
" Signaling from Germline to Soma Restricts Stem Cell Niche Formation in Drosophila Male Embryonic Gonad "
SATOH, Nori (Kyoto University, Japan)
" Tunicate Developmental Genomics "
YAMAMORI, Tetsuo (NIBB, Japan)
" Genes Specifically Expressed in the Primate Neocortical Areas "
KAGEYAMA, Yuji (NIBB, Japan)
" Epithelial Morphogenesis Regulated by Small Peptides in Drosophila "
|11:30-11:40||Closing Remarks : UENO, Naoto (NIBB, Japan)|