The 6th Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBS) International Symposium will be held on January 18, 2017 at Shinshu University in Nagano, Japan. The upcoming event will commemorate the Academic Cooperation and Exchange Agreement between the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), Shinshu University, and the Bio-X Institutes of Shanghai Jiao Tong University that was signed in 2016. The Agreement will begin with collaborative research between Professor Weidong Li of Bio-X Institutes and Professor Tatsuo Suzuki from the Department of Biological Sciences for Intractable Neurological Diseases of ICCER’s IBS to elucidate the relationship between synaptic abnormality and neurological disease using genetically modified animal models. Moreover, they have agreed on cooperation from the larger viewpoints of educational research and boosting exchange for further development of the project.
Researchers in neuroscience and medical biology from several universities and institutions in Shanghai will visit Japan in January for the Symposium. On this occasion, four speakers from China and two from Shinshu University are scheduled to give talks on their respective fields. The IBS is planning to hold several more international symposiums in the future with the aims of setting broad research themes and introducing new projects to spark collaborative innovation.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Room A, B, Asahi Life Science Research Building, Shinshu University
Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, Shinshu University


1:30 pm  Opening remarks, Summary of the conference’s purpose   Tatsuo Suzuki  (Shinshu University)

1:35 pm  Presentation 1  Harnessing the power of stem cells as tools for discovery
               Yuan Wang  (East China Normal University)
2:05 pm  Presentation 2  Gene therapy for glaucoma
               Shigang He  (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

2:35 pm  Break

2:45 pm  Presentation 3  The role of chloride co-transporter in epileptogenesis
               Yun Wang  (Fudan University)
3:15 pm  Presentation 4  Drug delivery to the brain for functional modulations
               Yuhong Xu  (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

3:45 pm  Break

3:55 pm  Presentation 5  Postsynaptic density-associated mRNAs related to neuropsychiatric diseases
               Yoshinori Shirai, Tatshuo Suzuki  (Shinshu University)
4:25 pm  Presentation 6  Dysfunction of a family of synaptic cell adhesion molecule Neuroligin in the microcircuit of
              the brain as a pathophysiology of autism
               Katsuhiko Tabuchi  (Shinshu University)

4:55 pm  Closing remarks   Weidong Li  (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

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