BDR Symposium 2019: Registration is now open!


BDR Symposium 2019: Registration is now open!

BDR Symposium 2019: Registration is now open!

We are pleased to announce that the BDR Symposium 2019 will be held as follows:

Theme: Control and Design of Biosystems
Date: March 25 (Mon.) - 27 (Wed.), 2019
Venue: RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR), Kobe, Japan
Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
Participation fee: FREE (Lunch and Banquet fee required separately - optional)
Lunch: 3,000 JPY (3 days)
Banquet: 5,000 JPY (General) / 1,000 JPY (Student)

Biosystems are dynamic networks organized by interactions between various components of molecules, cells, tissues, organs and organisms. Given the progress in our understanding of the spatiotemporal regulation and organization of biosystems, scientists are now exploring approaches to control and design biosystems at multiple biological scales. Recent advances in such approaches include artificial cell synthesis, generation of embryoids/organoids, reconstitution and manipulation of life events such as aging and reproduction, and interdisciplinary approaches using theoretical and engineering technologies. These control-and-design methodologies are expected to contribute significantly to understanding what life is as well as to paving the way to a new field in medical sciences.

The first RIKEN BDR symposium targets a wide range of relevant topics, including (i) making artificial embryos and organs, (ii) engineering approaches toward making artificial cells, (iii) artificial control of the life cycle, (iv) theoretical analysis for identifying/controlling biosystems, and (v) cutting-edge technology for artificial control of biosystems. We hope that this symposium will be a great opportunity for all participants to stimulate cross-disciplinary interactions and discussions that open new avenues of life science studies.

We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session from many scientists to increase opportunities for lively and informative exchange of views. A small number of poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. A limited number of travel fellowships for graduate students and post-docs traveling to Japan will also be available.

We look forward to seeing you in Kobe, Japan in March 2019.

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)
2-2-3, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan