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University of Tsukuba
Program to Disseminate Tenure Tracking System

WAKATE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
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ISCOVERY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
- WISDoMS -

ProgramCONCEPT

November 6 (Thu), 2014


9:00~9:15 Opening remarks:
Dr. Hiroshi Ezura (Promotion Committee of Young Researcher Development)
Dr. Ken Nishimura (Chair of the symposium)

9:15~10:45 Session 1: Energy Metabolism ~Target for Metabolic Syndrome~
Chair: Dr. Takashi Matsuzaka
Speakers:
Iron Metabolism in Resident Adipose Tissue Macrophages
Dr. Alyssa H. Hasty (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Searching for the molecular target o atherogenic hypertriglyceridemia
Dr. Hiroaki Okazaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Linking Structure to Biological Function
Dr, Fumiaki Yumoto (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan)

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00~12:30 Session 2: Regenerative Medicine ~Stem Cell Biology~
Chair: Dr. Ken Nishimura
Speakers:
Target Orgen Generation from Pluripotent Stem Cells
Dr. Toshihiro Kobayashi (Gurdon Institute, UK)
Engineering the Human Genome:Strategies for iPS Cell Derivation and Disease Modeling
Dr. Knut Woltjen (Kyoto University, Japan)
Facilitation of quality control of human stem cells
Dr. Yuzuru Itoh (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

12:30~13:45 Lunch Time

13:45~15:15 Session 3: Infection Biology-1 (Bacteriology) ~Pathogenic Bacteria~
Chair: Dr. Ryosuke Ohniwa
Speakers:
Ecological Competition: Bacterial Stress Responce & Virulence
Dr. Sunil D. Saroj (Stockholm University, Sweden)
The WalK phosphatase switch coordinates cell wall plasticity with cell division and triggering of the host inflammatory response in Staphyrococcus aureus
Dr. Tarek Msadek (Institut Pasteure, France)
Metabolic pathway database for Human gut microbiome
Dr. Takuji Yamada (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30~17:00 Session 4: Infection Biology-2 (Virology) ~Virus-Host Interaction~
Chair: Dr. Atsushi Kawaguchi
Speakers:
Uncovering the role of interferon-λ in antiviral defence
Dr. Peter Staeheli (University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany)
A transgenic mouse model expressing human Scavenger receptor B2 for the study of enterovirus 71 pathogenesis
Dr. Satoshi Koike (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan)
Life in the nucleus: how and why bornavirus can coexist with the host
Dr. Keizo Tomonaga (Kyoto University, Japan)

17:00~17:10 Closong remarks
Dr. Ken Nishimura (Chair of the symposium)

17:15~19:15 Banquet




Nov. 6th 2014 8th Floor, Lecture Hall
in Health and Medical Science Innovation Laboratory Building