January 11, Thursday

9:50-10:00 Opening remarks Hitoshi Niwa (Kumamoto University)

Session I 10:00-11:45 Chair: Hitoshi Niwa

10:00-10:30 Kenneth Zaret (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)
Overcoming Chromatin Barriers during Cell Fate Changes
10:30-11:00 Hitoshi Niwa (Kumamoto University)
Overlapping function of klf family targets multiple transcription factors to maintain naïve pluripotency of ES cell
11:00-11:15 Takahiro Adachi (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Intravital imaging of cellular signaling in immune cells
11:15-11:30 Takashi Kohda (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
A novel method for the identification of hydroxymethylcytosine and its application to the mammalian cells
11:30-11:45 Jun Hatakeyama (Kumamoto University)
How do humans have expanded cerebral cortex?
11:45-12:45 Lunch

Session Ⅱ 12:45-14:15 Chair: Kenji Shimamura

12:45-13:15 Hong Kui Deng (Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University)
Small Molecule-induced Cell Fate Reprogramming
13:15-13:45 Katsuhiko Hayashi (Kyushu University)
Understanding of oogenesis by stem cell-based technologies.
13:45-14:00 Takashi Ishiuchi (Kyushu University)
The zinc finger protein Zfp281 functions in epigenomic regulation in trophoblast stem cells to ensure proper placental development
14:00-14:15 Keiichiro Ishiguro (Kumamoto University)
A novel germ-cell specific factor responsible for initiation of meiosis

Session Ⅲ 14:30-16:00 Chair: Keiichiro Ishiguro

14:30-15:00 Torsten Wuestefeld (Genome Institute of Singapore)
Liver regeneration and premalignant to malignant transformation of hepatocytes
15:00-15:30 Minoru Ko (Keio University School of Medicine)
What we have learned from systematic manipulation of transcription factors in mouse and human ES cells
15:30-15:45 Jumpei Nogami (Kyushu University)
Low-input Epigenomic Profiling by Chromatin Labeling
15:45-16:00 Masaki Okano (Kumamoto University)
Regulation of de novo DNA methylation in mouse development
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

Session Ⅳ 16:15-18:00 Chair: Minetaro Ogawa

16:15-16:45 Hans-Reimer Rodewald (German Cancer Research Center)
Fate mapping and endogenous barcoding of hematopoietic stem cells
16:45-17:15 Toshihiko Fujimori (National Institute for Basic Biology)
Regulation of cell differentiation during early mammalian embryogenesis
17:15-17:45 Shizue Ohsawa (Kyoto University)
Epithelial cell-turnover ensures robust coordination of tissue growth in Drosophila
17:45-18:00 Tsubasa Tanaka (Kumamoto University)
Roles of yolk uptake in the Drosophila oocyte polarization and germ plasm assembly
18:00-18:36 Short talks selected from poster presentation
18:45-20:30 Reception & Poster Session

January 12, Friday

Session Ⅴ 9:00-10:30 Chair: Akira Nakamura

9:00-9:30 Hiroyuki Takeda (University of Tokyo)
Deciphering the structure and epigenetics of the pluripotent genome in medaka fish
9:30-10:00 Shinichi Nakagawa (Hokkaido University)
Towards Identification of Novel Functional Long noncoding RNAs
10:00-10:15 Jiyoung Lee (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Epigenetic instability of imprinting regions in mouse embryonic stem cells caused by in vitro environments
10:15-10:30 Naoki Okashita (Tokushima University)
Elucidation of novel epigenetic regulatory machanism of the sex-determining gene “Sry”
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

Session Ⅵ 10:45-12:15 Chair: Mitsuyoshi Nakao

10:45-11:15 Takeshi Bamba (Kyushu University)
Development of metabolic profiling methodologies by supercritical fluid chromatography/mass spectrometry
11:15-11:45 Yoshifumi Yamaguchi (University of Tokyo)
Understanding seasonal body remodeling in mammalian hibernation
11:45-12:15 Yosuke Takahama (Tokushima University)
Generation of diversity in thymic epithelial cells
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Poster Session

Session Ⅶ 14:00-16:00 Chair: Ryuichi Nishinakamura

14:00-14:30 Kiyokazu Agata (Gakushuin University)
Evoking regenerative ability from non-regenerative animals
14:30-15:00 Toshiaki Ohteki (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Identification of human common monocyte progenitor, cMoP
15:00-15:30 Andrew McMahon (Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California)
Generation and repair of the mammalian nephron
15:30-16:00 Ryuichi Nishinakamura (Kumamoto University)
Building the kidney from pluripotent stem cells
16:00-16:15 Closing Remarks Ryuichi Nishinakamura (Kumamoto University)