PL: Plenary Lecture, GR: General Remarks, BM: Business Meeting

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Plenary Lecture 1

Tom O'Halloran

Northwestern University
"Fertilization & Reproduction"

Plenary Lecture 2

Nick Tonks

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
"Signal transduction"

Plenary Lecture 3

Eric Skaar

Vanderbilt University

Plenary Lecture 4

Ananda Prasad

Wayne State University
"Zinc deficiency"


SP1 (Zinc sensor): Chaired by Maarten Merkx, Christoph Fahrni
Huiwang Ai (University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA)
Christoph Fahrni (Georgia Tech, USA)
Maarten Merkx (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherland)
Amy Palmer (University of Colorado, USA)
David Petering (University of Wisconsin, USA)

SP2 (Neurology 1): Chaired by Ashley Bush, Elias Aizenman
Richard Dyck (University of Calgary, Canada)
Paul Rosenberg (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Charles Anderson (West Virginia University, USA)
Andreas Grabrucker (University of Limerick, Ireland)

SP3 (Physiology and genetics): Chaired by Michal Hershfinkel, Shannon Kelleher
Van Hul Wim (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Noam Levaot (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Michal Hershfinkel (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
David Soybel (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

SP4 (Young investigators): Chaired by Toshi Fukada, Taiho Kambe

SP5 (Immunology and inflammation): Chaired by Lothar Rink, Daren Knoell
Daren Knoell (University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA)
Kavitha Subramanian Vignesh (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Lothar Rink (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Fudi Wang (Zhejiang University, China)

SP6 (Biochemistry): Chaired by Wolfgang Maret, Dax Fu
Antonio Rosato (University of Florence, Italy)
Walter Stoecker (University of Mainz, Germany)
Sarah Michel (University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA)
Joanna Miller (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA)
David Stokes (NYU School of Medicine, USA)

SP7 (Cell biology and cancer): Chaired by Kathy Taylor, Israel Sekler
Yehuda Assaraf (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Stefano Sensi (Center of Excellence on Aging and Translational Medicine-CeSI-MeT, Italy)
Jian Hu (Michigan State University, USA)
Kathryn Taylor (Cardiff University, UK)
Samantha Pitt (University of St Andrews, UK)

SP8 (Diabetes): Chaired by Hiroyuki Yasui, Liping Huang
Liping Huang (USDA, ARS, WHNRC, USA)
Christer Hogstrand (King's College London, UK)
Dax Fu (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA)
Belma Turan (Ankara University, Turkey)
Hiroyuki Yasui (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan)

SP9 (Neurology 2): Chaired by AtsushiTakeda, Jae-Young Koh
Sang Won Suh (Hallym University, Korea)
Yang Hee Kim (Sejong University, Korea)
Jung Jin Hwang (Asan Medical Center, Korea)
Youichirou Higashi (Kochi University, Japan)
Haruna Tamano (University of Shizuoka, Japan)

SP10 (Zinc therapy): Chaired by Hiroko Kodama, Mitsuhiko Moriyama
Hiroko Kodama (Teikyo Heisei University, Japan)
Kazuhiro Katayama (Osaka International Cancer Institute, Japan)
Yuji Naito (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan)
Makoto Tanaka (Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan)

Excursion on Wednesday afternoon, Sep. 11, 2019

We offer a half-day tour visiting the historical world heritages of Byodoin Temple and Ujigami Shrine with English guide.

Byodoin Temple
The temple was used to be owned as a second house by Michinaga Fujiwara, who was the most powerful politician from a noble family in Heian era, and was transformed to a temple by a Michinaga’s son, Yorimichi, in 1052. The historical temple is now well known for its elaborate national treasures and beautiful garden and attracts many tourists from all over the world. (You can find it on the 10-yen coin!)
Ujigami Shrine
The shrine was designated as a world heritage in 1994 along with Byodoin and other temples and shrines in Kyoto. The main building (Hon-den) is the oldest shrine building in existence in Japan, which is said to have been built around 1060 in the late Heian era.


2:00pm Departing from Kyoto Garden Palace (Venue) by bus

3:00pm ~
- Byodoin Temple (World Heritage)
- Ujigami Shrine (World Heritage)
** The Phoenix Hall (Hou-ou-do) of Byodoin is unfortunately under repair and cannot see the inside, but they have an amazingly beautiful garden and museum with a lot of national treasures.

6:30pm Coming back to Kyoto Garden Palace (Venue)
** Please have dinner respectively. (It's not included in the tour)
- The cost for the excursion is included in the registration fee.