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Multi-Institutional International Symposium on


December 5(Mon) - 7(Wed), 2005
Hokkaido University Conference Hall, Sapporo, Japan (MAP)

In cooperation with
Research Institute for Electronic Science (RIES),
Research and Education Center for Brain Science (RECBS),
and RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI)

Scope of Symposium

We are organizing the Multi-institutional international symposium on "" as a Joint program of "RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI)", "Research and Education Center for Brain Science (RECBS), Hokkaido University", and "Research Institute for Electronic Science (RIES), Hokkaido University". The Japanese kanji ""[mei] means "life", and so the symposium will focus on life science.

The sessions will include special lectures on new frontiers in life science, development of a functioning brain, molecular events underlying brain function, imaging functioning brain, the next generation in bio-imaging, self-organization of spatiotemporal order.

Distinguished invited speakers from domestic and overseas will present their recent topics, and all the participants will exchange new ideas in the interdisciplinary fields, including life science, photonic science and material science. Our aim is to create new paradigms of sciences through cooperative and interdisciplinary approaches.

December 5
Opening Remarks
15:30 - 15:40
Keiji Sasaki
(Director of RIES)

Special Lectures on New Frontiers in Life Sciences
15:40 - 16:20
Sten Grillner
(Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
"The intrinsic function of a motor system - from ion channels to network and behaviour"
16:20 - 17:00
Chiming Wei
(Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, American Academy of Nanomedicine, USA)
"New Approach of Nanomedicine in Brain Science"
17:00 - 17:40
Shun-ichi Amari
(RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
"Brain Science in the 21st Century ---- Toward Mathematical Neuroscience"

Reception 18:00 - 20:00 Restaurant "Elm"

December 6
The 3rd RECBS-Hokudai Symposium
Opening Remarks :
9:00 - 9:10
Yoshiro Inoue
(Director, Research and Education Center for Brain Science, Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido University)

Session I : Development of a functioning brain
9:10 - 9:50
Gentaro Taga
(The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Education)
"Functional brain development in early infancy"
9:50 - 10:30
Claire Fletcher-Flinn
(University of Auckland, New Zealand)
"Dissociation between deficits in explicit procedures and implicit processes in the visual-spatial and the phonological systems during reading acquisition"
10:30 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:20
Takashi Omori
(Hokkaido University, RECBS, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology)
"Analysis of human understanding process on 'others' through the learning of competitive game including pseudo others."
11:20 - 12:00
Kazuo Okanoya
(RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
"Vocal development in birds and humans: Aspects of acoustic and semantic segmentations"

Lunch (12:00 - 13:00)

Session II : Molecular events underlying brain functions
13:00 - 13:40
Masanobu Kano
(Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine)
"Modulation of synaptic transmission mediated by endogenous cannabinoids"
13:40 - 14:20
Haruyuki Kamiya
(Hokkaido University, RECBS, Graduate School of Medicine)
"Presynaptic mechanisms for synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus"
14:20 - 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 - 15:10
Masabumi Minami
(Hokkaido University, RECBS, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
"Molecular events underlying pain-induced negative emotion"
15:10 - 15:50
Tomomi Tani
(Hokkaido University, RIES)
"Single-molecule analyses of the interactions of nerve growth factor and the receptors on the membrane of dorsal root ganglion growth cones"
15:50 - 16:00 Coffee Break

Session III : Imaging functioning brain
16:00 - 16:40
Toshiyuki Sawaguchi
(Hokkaido University, RECBS, Graduate School of Medicine)
"Development of prefrontal cognitive functions in childhood"
16:40 - 17:20
Keiji Tanaka
(RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
"Seeing the Visual Brain with High Spatial Resolution"
17:20 - 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 - 18:10
Satoru Miyauchi
(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
"Seeing a dreaming brain -Brain activation accompanying rapid eye movements during REM sleep-"
18:10 - 18:50
Mamoru Tamura
(Hokkaido University, RIES)
"Optical Imaging from Single Molecule to Human Body"

Poster session together with conference dinner (19:00 - )

(Posters are presented in the reception hall throughout the symposium.)

December 7
The 7th RIES-Hokudai International Symposium
Opening Remarks :
9:00 - 9:10
Keiji Sasaki
(Director RIES, Hokkaido University)

Session I : The next generation in bio-imaging
9:10 - 9:50
Atsushi Miyawaki
(RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
"New Fluorescent Probes and New Perspectives in Bioscience"
9:50 - 10:30
Hiroyuki Noji
(Osaka University, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research)
"Femtoliter chamber for single molecule detection of biological reaction"
10:30 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:20
Sunghoe Chang
(Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology)
"Fluorescence analysis of the multifunctional protein in mammalian synapses."
11:20 - 12:00
Tomomi Nemoto and H. Kasai
(National Institute for Physiological Sciences)
"Sequential exocytosis and vectorial transport in secretory gland cell studied by two-photon microscopy"

Lunchon Seminar : Nikon Bio-imaging Center at Hokkaido University: future prospects (12:00 - 13:00)
Takeharu Nagai
(Hokkaido University, RIES)
"The mission and future perspective of NIKON imaging center at Hokkaido University"
Hisashi Okugawa
(Nikon Instruments Company)
"Lunch-on Seminar: Confocal Microscopy for Spectral Imaging"

Session II : Self-organization of spatiotemporal order: multi-disciplinary approaches
13:00 - 13:40
Sato Honma
(Hokkaido University, RECBS, Graduate School of Medicine)
"Visualizing clock's tick by bioluminescent reporter: Molecular clock work in the central circadian pacemakers"
13:40 - 14:20
Shigeru Kondo
(Nagoya University, Graduate School of Science)
"Interaction network among the pigment cells generates the skin patterns of animals."
14:20 - 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 - 15:10
Yasumasa Nishiura
(Hokkaido University, RIES)
"Entropy and Sensitivity of Particle Patterns in Dissipative Systems"
15:10 - 15:50
Marcus Hauser
(Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany)
"Oscillatory dynamics of enzyme and enzyme model systems: The dynamics, their origins, and possible biological functions"

Closing :