The 51th annual meeting of the Japan Developmental Biology Society by CHEN-MING, HAO
This year's Japanese Society of Developmental Biology, JSDB) is scheduled to hold its 51th Annual Conference and Asia Pacific Development in Funabori, Edogawa Ward, Tokyo from June 5th to 8th (Figure 1&2). Meeting place located at the center of community activities, it is very close to the Toei Shinjuku Line Funabori station, and it is convenient for scholars from other places. Japanese Developmental Biology Society cooperates with Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Academic Network Conference, Many Asia-Pacific Areas experts, scholars, or graduate students in the area of developmental biology are happy to participate in the study. Apart from Taiwan, a lot of countries such as the united states, Australia, South Korea and Singapore also have academic publications.
For me, Chen-Ming, Hao, as a graduate student from National Taiwan University, I took part in the poster session (Figure 3&4). The subject of my poster is about the the expression pattern of neuronal intermediate filamentα-internexin in the chicken developing pineal gland. The results demonstrated that the expression of chkINA was detected in early stage of pineal gland and decreased following the development of pineal gland. We found that some chkINA immunopositive photoreceptor-like cells were also Visinin immunopositive. chkINA and Visinin co-exist in photoreceptor-like cells was demonstrated in the chicken pineal gland by confocal images. We conclude that chkINA could be a useful photoreceptor-like cells marker to be applied for the study of chicken pineal gland.
This year, I participated in the 51th Annual Symposium held by the Japan Developmental Biology Society and felt that the integration of academia and the international community invited scholars from all over the world are outstanding in the field of developmental biology. This shows the degree of academic internationalization in Japan. From this event, I believe that through this opportunity for students to attend international academic seminars, they can learn to study in many different fields about scholars' attitudes and intentions for academic research. Finally thanks to the Japan Society for Developmental Biology and can continue to use Asia Pacific Developmental Biology Network as the platform continuously invited scholars from related fields in Taiwan to participate in the organization in Japan. It will make a significant contribution to the long-term development of academic exchange between Taiwan and Japan.