Special Lectures on Genome Editing

On July 29, special lectures on genome editing will be held to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Tohoku University's international visitor research center - the Tohoku Forum for Creativity.

Date: Sunday, July 29
Time: 1:00 - 5:30pm
Venue: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)

Guest speakers
  • Jennifer A. Doudna (University of California, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
  • Yoshizumi Ishino (Kyushu University)
  • Mikiko Siomi (University of Tokyo)
  • Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
  • Masanobu Morita (Tohoku University)
Time schedule
  • MC: Noriko Osumi (Tohoku University)
1:00 - 1:10 pm Opening Remarks
1:10 - 1:50 pm Lecture 1
Yoshizumi Ishino (Kyushu University)
Encounter with a mysterious repeated DNA sequence in 1986
1:50 - 2:20 pm Lecture 2
Mikiko Siomi (University of Tokyo)
piRNA biogenesis in Drosophila
2:20 - 2:50 pm Lecture 3
Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
Revisiting the "multi-tubulin hypothesis" using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
2:50 - 3:20 pm Lecture 4
Masanobu Morita (Tohoku University)
CRISPR/Cas system reveals novel moonlight functions of mitochondrial proteins
3:20 - 3:35 pm Flash Talks by poster session presenters
3:35 - 4:15 pm Break & poster presentation
4:15 - 5:15 pm Plenary lecture
Jennifer A. Doudna (University of California, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
CRISPR Systems: Biology and Applications of Gene Editing
5:15 - 5:25 pm Closing remarks
Yoshiaki Maeda (Vice Director, Tohoku Forum for Creativity)
Registration :
If you would like to attend this special lecture, please register at the link below.


Call for poster presentation

To take part in the poster session, email with 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.
Up to ten posters will be selected from the first submissions.

Contact :

Tohoku Forum for Creativity
Organization for Research Promotion
Tohoku University

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