The 65th Fujihara Seminar
International Symposium on
Synthetic Biology of Unnatural Base Pairs and Amino Acids
Date & Venue: Oct 1st – 4th, 2013
Grand Hotel New Oji, Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan
Organizer: Shigeyuki Yokoyama (RIKEN)
Sponsored by The Fujihara Foundation of Science
We are now happy to the 65th Fujihara Seminar, International Symposium on
Biology of Unnatural Base Pairs and Amino Acids, held from October 1st
– 4th, 2013, at the Grand Hotel New Oji, Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan.
The incorporation of unnatural base pairs and amino acids into genetic
systems is one of the major themes in ‘synthetic biology’, and will cast
light toward fundamentally understanding life processes and developing
applications. A genetic information system that incorporates unnatural base
pairs and amino acids within a living organism has not yet been achieved.
we expect it to be realized by the elucidation of the structures of
including huge supramolecular complexes consisting of numerous large
or particles. It will be facilitated by advances in molecular engineering
design, based on the principles of biological systems, along with
developments of unnatural base pairs and amino acids.
This symposium is intended to be small, to allow close contacts among
specialists and young investigators, and aims to provide a forum focused
specifically on ‘synthetic biology’, as an integrated field of research
structural biology, computational science, etc.). It is worth noting that
is one of the largest international symposia focused on this theme that
ever been organized. This meeting will be held under the auspices of the
Fujihara Seminar, sponsored by the Fujihara Foundation of Science. The
goal of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for attendees to
link to solve challenges, and promote an integrated understanding of
Please prepare for a rain or cold day because weather forecast says
it won't be good.