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Welcome to the 46th Annual Meeting of JSDB in Matsue!



“Get back to the origin“

I am pleased to inform you that the 46th annual meeting for the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists (JSDB) cosponsored by the Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network (APDBN) will be held in Matsue in Shimane prefecture from May 28th to 31st 2013.

Matsue is a compact and relaxing town located at about 600 km west of Tokyo and 150 km Northeast of Hiroshima. You can come to Matsue from Izumo airport or Yonago airport in 40 min, or taking JR line from Okayama.
The venue, KUNIBIKI MESSE is close to Matsue station, and most hotels are around the station, which allows you to reach the venue within 10 min walk from your hotels.

In the meeting, we are planning to provide as much time for discussion as possible. For that, all presentations will be presented both in oral and poster. We have a big space where 400 posters of all presentations could be put for discussion during the whole meeting, which is next to or close to the rooms for oral presentation. You can discuss with data and photos by the poster boards after listening the talks, during lunch and rest, and also in the Banquet.

By listening plenty of talks, including those not directly correlated with your work, and discussing with numerous colleagues, you must obtain lots of unexpected knowledge and novel ideas. For young researchers, one of most basic and substantial skills to be learned is to tell the pivotal points of their studies in a limited period. These used to be main purposes of our society meeting, but it has been difficult to get with poster-oriented presentation style these days. Therefore, we should get back to our initial standpoint once again.

Coincidentally, it is 1300 years anniversary for publication of KOJIKI, the oldest Japanese book, describing that Shimane region was a central place in incunabula of Japanese history. We believe Matsue is the best place to return to the origin of our society.

Please come to Matsue and enjoy discussing with many smart heads much more than those of YAMATANO-OROCHI, a mythological monster snake with eight heads as shown in our poster of the meeting.

Lastly, do not miss beautiful sunset on Lake Shinji too.
We look forward to seeing you in Matsue.

Takashi Matsuzaki
Chairperson
Organizing Committee of the 46th annual meeting of JSDB 2013


『もう一度原点に戻ろう』

2013年5月28日から31日まで島根県松江市において、第46回日本発生生物学会年会がアジア太平洋発生生物学ネットワークの共催で開催されます。松江市は東京の西方約600km、広島の北西150kmに位置するこぢんまりとした落ち着いた街です。松江までは出雲空港からでも米子空港からでも40分ほどで着きますし、岡山からJR線も利用できます。学会会場の“くにびきメッセ”は松江駅近傍にありますので、駅前のホテルからは会場まで徒歩10分ほどです。

今大会ではできるだけ多く討論時間が取れるようにと考えています。そのため、全演題とも口演とポスターの両方で発表していただく予定で、口演会場の近くに400演題全てのポスターを大会期間中ずっと掲示できる大きなスペースを用意します。口演の後、昼食や休息、そして懇親会の時など、ポスターボードに張られたデータを見ながらいつでもディスカッションしていただけます。

自身の研究と直接関わりがないような口演やディスカッションもたくさん聞けるので、思ってもみなかったような話や斬新なアイディアに出会えるに違いありません。また、限られた時間の中で自分の研究の要点を伝えられるようになることは、とくに若い研究者が身につけるべき基本的なスキルです。こうした経験を積むことが昔の学会では当たり前でしたが、近年はポスター発表が主流となり難しくなってきています。そこで私たちはもう一度原点に立ち帰るべきだと考えました。

奇遇なことに、今年は日本最古の書物である“古事記”編纂から1300年に当たります。古事記には島根地方が日本黎明期の中心の一つであったことが記されていますので、日本発生生物学会の原点に戻ってみようとするなら、松江こそがもっともふさわしい場所と思います。

是非松江まで足を運び、学会ポスターに描きましたヤマタノオロチの頭数をはるかに凌ぐ多くの俊英達とのディスカッションをお楽しみください。また、美しい宍道湖の夕日もお忘れなく。
では、皆さんにお会いできるのを楽しみにしています。

大会長 松崎 貴(島根大学生物資源科学部)

General Information for Attendance


  Site:  


Kunibiki Messe
1-2-1 Gakuen Minami, Matsue-city, Shimane 690-0826, Japan
Phone:+81-852-24-1111 Fax:+81-852-22-9219
URL:http://www.kunibikimesse.jp/14.html


  Official Language  


English will be the official conference language, and no simultaneous translation will be provided. The Satellite Workshops and Public lectures will be held in Japanese.

Instruction for Presentations


Instruction for Presentations

大会発表についてのご注意


Oral presentations
We generally recommend that speakers use their own PCs for their presentations. Please come to your session room at least 30 min prior to the beginning and connect your PC to a PC switcher. Alternatively, you can also use organizer-provided PCs in the conference rooms, but we do not guarantee device compatibility for each file. Although we can accept data from a USB flash drive or a CD-ROM, it is better to bring your data in at least 2 different methods. Slide projectors or overhead projectors will not be available.

Oral presentation: 8 min for presentation and 4 min for discussion.
Flash Talk: 4 min presentation only.
Satellite Workshops: 10min presentation including discussion.

Attention: Personal computer information
The operating systems of the computer at the meeting venue are Window 7 and Mac OS X 10.6.

Windows format files:
- Please copy your data onto a USB flash drive or a CD-ROM (Windows format).
- The system can support Windows PowerPoint 2003, 2007, and 2010.
- To avoid undesired changes of the slide layouts, we recommend using the following fonts: MS Gothic, MS Mincho, Times New Roman, or Century.

Macintosh format files:
- Please copy your data onto a USB flash drive or CD-ROM (Macintosh format).
- The system can support Macintosh PowerPoint 2004, 2008, and 2011; and Keynote 3, 4, and 5.
- Please use standard fonts installed in the program.
- If your presentation includes movies, please confirm beforehand that they can run properly on another computer. We recommend bringing your own computer to the venue as a backup.

* If your presentation includes movies, please confirm beforehand that they can run properly on another computer, or use your own PC.

For using your own PC:
- We accept Windows (Windows XP or later) or Macintosh (Mac OSX or later) PCs.
- You can use PowerPoint (Windows, Mac) or Keynote (Mac) for presentation.
- Make sure to bring any necessary electrical adaptors and connectors for your computer.
- The meeting venue will provide a Mini D-sub15 pin cable for connecting to PC switchers. Macintosh and certain kinds of Windows computers require an appropriate connector to fit a Mini D-sub15 pin plug.
- Electric power in Matsue is provided at 100V, 60Hz.
- In case your computer does not work, please bring your backup files on a USB flash drive or a CD-ROM.


Poster Presentations
Poster board size: 1200 mm (width) x 2100 mm (height)

• Please leave a 150 mm x 150 mm blank space at the top left corner for the organizing committee to indicate your poster number.
• During your assigned poster presentation time, please stay (or stand) in the vicinity of your poster for explanation.
• Best Presentation Awards will be given for several student presenters. Award winners will be selected using the web voting system by capable participants of the meeting, and will be announced after the meeting.

Poster:
Mounting: 9:00 - 13:00 on 29 May
Discussion:17:00 - 19:00 on 30 May
          17:00 -18:00 for even number posters
          18:00 - 19:00 for odd number posters
Removal: 12:00 - 16:00 on 31 May

Chairpersons
All chairpersons are required to come to their assigned session rooms at least 30 min prior to the start of the session they will chair.

Contacts


JSDB 2013 in Matsue
Home page : http://www.jsdb.jp/kaisai/jsdb2013/index-e.php


If you need a visa to enter Japan, please let us know (jsdb2013@jsdb.jp) and attach a copy of your passport to the email.

Organizing Committee


Chairperson:
Takashi Matsuzaki (Shimane Univ.)

Members:
Akio Nishikawa (Shimane Univ.)
Takashi Takeuchi (Tottori Univ.)
Yasuaki Shirayoshi (Tottori Univ.)
Hiroyuki Takeda (Univ. of Tokyo)
Atsuko Sehara (Kyoto Univ.)
Toshihiko Fujimori (National Institute for Basic Biology)
Shigeo Hayashi (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology)
Yuji Kageyama (Kobe Univ.)
Mikiko Miura (Shimane Univ.)
Noritaka Hirohashi (Shimane Univ.)
Toshinori Hayashi (Tottori Univ.)