Yeast and Life Sciences, MATSUE, JAPAN

Kunibiki Messe (Shimane Prefectural Convention Center), JAPAN

October 9-13, 2023

Abstract deadline: August 25, 2023


Organized by:

Brenda J. Andrews, University of Toronto

Marco Foiani, The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology

Daochun Kong, Peking University

Hisao Masai, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science

Frank Uhlmann, The Francis Crick Institute

We are pleased to announce the the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Yeast and Life Sciences will be held in Matsue, Japan. Matsue is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture, in Southwest Japan. Known as the “City of Water”, Matsue stands by the Sea of Japan where Lake Shinji and Nakaumi meet, in the middle of Shimane Peninsula.

Please note that entry of foreign nationals into Japan is subject to the latest border measures. From Oct 11, 2022, Japan resumed visa-free entry for international travellers from 68-countriesYou are required to read and follow the official information about entry into Japan on the website of Ministry of Foreign carefully and strictly

The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday October 9, and will conclude on Friday October 13, 2023. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in yeast. Short talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions. 

Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in JAPAN are arranged in Kunibiki Messe (Shimane Prefectural Convention Center)( ), which is The biggest convention center in Shimane prefecture, Kunibiki Messe, is located in the center of Matsue City. There are different kinds of hotels near the  conference center. The accommondation booking URL will be sent to you after completion of meeting registration.

Access to the venue

The biggest convention center in Shimane prefecture, Kunibiki Messe, is located in the center of Matsue City. It only takes 7 minutes on foot from JR Matsue Station to Kunibiki Messe.

To access Matsue, there are 5 flights/day from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Izumo Airport and 6 flights/day to Yonago Airport, and both airports can be reached in 30 to 40 minutes by bus. In addition, there are two flights a week from Shanghai(Pudong Airport) and Hong Kong International Airport to Yonago Airport. The domestics flights from major city like Osaka(Itami), Fukuoka, etc. are also available to Izumo Airport every day. Domestic railways from Tokyo, Osaka, Hakata are connected to JR Matsue Station by transfer from Okayama or Hiroshima City.

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Major Topics:

1. Cell Growth Controls

2. Organelles

3. Cellular Metabolism 

4. Chromosome

5. DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair

Keynote Speakers:

Fred Chang, University of California, San Francisco

Yoshinori Ohsumi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Invited Speakers:

Brenda J. Andrews, University of Toronto

Charlie Boone, University of Toronto and RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

Gloria Brar, University of California, Berkeley

Orna Cohen-Fix, NIDDK-NIH

Tom Dever, National Institutes of Health

Li-Lin Du, National Institute of Biological Sciences

Marco Foiani, The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology

Xiangwei He, Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University

Makoto Kawamukai, Shimane University

Daochun Kong, Peking University

Keiko Kono, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Qing Li, College of life sciences, Peking University

Robbie Loewith, University of Geneva

Mart Loog, Unversity of Tartu Institute of Technology

Hisao Masai, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science

Jun-ichi Nakayama, National Institute for Basic Biology

Ken-ichi Noma, University of Oregon

Snezhana Oliferenko, King's College London

Dirk Remus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Frank Uhlmann, The Francis Crick Institute

Elcin Unal, UC Berkeley

Dan Zhang, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

Jin-Qiu Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CAS

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible to attend our international meetings since they are likely to benefit most from meeting other international colleagues in the same field. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100 - $500) awards after the meeting to off set the registration fee. Announcements of the awardees will be made during the Banquet of the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at Matsue in October 2023.


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