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Special Lecture on the 5th Anniversary of the Tohoku Forum for Creativity
Genome Editing


Date and Time

Sunday, July 29, 2018 13:00 – 17:30


Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)

Invited Speakers

Jennifer A. Doudna (University of California Berkeley, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Yoshizumi Ishino (Kyushu University)
Mikiko Siomi (University of Tokyo)
Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
Masanobu Morita (Tohoku University)

Time Schedule  [Jul. 18, 2018 Updated]

MC: Noriko Osumi (Tohoku University)
13:00 – 13:10
Opening Remarks
Hideo Ohno (President, Tohoku University)
13:10 – 13:40
Lecture 1
Yoshizumi Ishino (Kyushu University)
Encounter with a mysterious repeated DNA sequence in 1986
13:40 – 14:10
Lecture 2
Mikiko Siomi (University of Tokyo)
piRNA biogenesis in Drosophila
14:10 – 14:20
14:20 – 14:50
Lecture 3
Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
Revisiting the "multi-tubulin hypothesis" using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
14:50 – 15:20
Lecture 4
Masanobu Morita (Tohoku University)
CRISPR/Cas system reveals novel moonlight functions of mitochondrial proteins
15:20 – 15:35
Flash Talks by poster session presenters
15:35 – 16:15
Break & Poster Presentation
16:15 – 17:15
Plenary Lecture
Jennifer A. Doudna (University of California Berkeley, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
CRISPR Systems: Biology and Applications of Gene Editing
17:15 – 17:25
Closing remarks
Yoshiaki Maeda (Vice Director, Tohoku Forum for Creativity)

Registration  [Jul. 27, 2018 Updated]

*On-site registration is available.

Call for Poster Presentation

If you wish to take part in the poster session, please email to specialseminar729*ml.tohoku.ac.jp (Change*to @) and let us know the following information;
(1) Name
(2) Affiliation
(3) Academic Title
(4) Title of the poster
(5) Email address and phone number

Poster Size: width 100cm, length max 150cm.
Submission deadline: First come, first adopted, up to ten titles.


Please email to specialseminar729*ml.tohoku.ac.jp (Change*to @) if you have questions.

Poster  [Jul. 18, 2018 Updated]

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Hosted by:

・Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion, Tohoku University

Supported by:

・United Centers for Advanced Research and Translational Medicine (ART), Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
・Tohoku Medical Society
・Tokyo Electron Limited