Cancelled - ASHBi Symposium 2020 “Human Development, Genetics and Evolution”

Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology(ASHBi) holds the annual symposium with twenty-one speakers who are leading human biology including human development, genetics, and evolution.

This event has been cancelled [updated on 26th February 2020].

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Recent advances in key technologies, including stem-cell engineering, single-cell sequencing, genome editing, and live imaging have created unprecedented opportunities to directly address human biology and understand what it is to be human. Accordingly, our knowledge of human biology, including human development, genetics, and evolution, has seen rapid expansion, making it highly important and timely to discuss our current understanding of human biology and its impact on relevant fields as well as on society at large.

In this symposium, we will cover topics relevant to human germ-cell development, early embryogenesis, organoids, and relevant disease models, as well as human genetics and evolution, in what we hope will be a significant opportunity to weave together our current knowledge and synthesize new prospects in these areas.

We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session from many researchers 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.

ASHBi Symposium 2020 Poster

ASHBi Symposium 2020
“Human Development, Genetics and Evolution”

Thursday, March 19 to Friday, March 20, 2020

Shirankaikan, Kyoto University
Conference: Inamori Hall
Reception: Yamauchi Hal

Participation Fee
Conference: Free
eception: ¥1000

English (No interpretation)  

James Briscoe, Takashi Hiiragi, 
Mitinori Saitou, Barbara Treutlein

ASHBi Symposium 2020 Satellite Meeting Poster

ASHBi Symposium 2020 Satellite Meeting
“On the Discovery of Genomic Imprinting"

15:00-17:30, March 21, 2020

Faculty of Medicine Bldg B 3F
Auditorium, Kyoto University

Katsuhiko Hayashi, Takashi Hiiragi,
Mitinori Saitou, Hiroyuki Sasaki

Davor Solter
Max Planck Society

Azim Surani
Wellcome Trust/CRUK Gurdon Institute,
University of Cambridge

For more information, please visit the following site.
ASHBi Symposium 2020 Website

From 19 Mar 2020
Until 20 Mar 2020
Kyoto University Shiran Kaikan
Final date to register: 
4 Mar 2020
Call for papers deadline: 
20 Dec 2019
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