International Symposium on Synthetic Biology of Unnatural Base Pairs and Amino Acids


Tuesday, October 1, 2013  Wednesday, October 2, 2013  Thursday, October 3, 2013  Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Arrival / Check-in [Hotel Reception, 1st floor]
Registration [Foyer, 2nd floor]
Poster Hanging / Poster Viewing [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
 Opening session [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
Noboru Hasegawa (The Fujihara Foundation of Science)
A short video introducing the Fujihara Foundation of Science and a welcome address
Shigeyuki Yokoyama (RIKEN)
Opening address
 Welcome Reception [Foyer, 2nd floor]
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Session I. Synthetic biology of unnatural base pairs [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
Chair: Eiko Ohtsuka (Hokkaido University) and Shun-ichi Sekine (RIKEN)
Steven Benner (Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME))
"Redesigning DNA for applications in living systems"
Floyd Romesberg (The Scripps Research Institute)
“Expansion of the genetic alphabet”
Coffee Break / Poster session 1
Ichiro Hirao (RIKEN)
“Expansion of the genetic alphabet by unnatural base pair systems”
Hannes Kuchelmeister (Eric Kool Lab., Department of Chemistry, Stanford University)
"Synthesis, structure and function of an eight-letter genetic set: xDNA and xRNA"
Yasushi Hikida (RIKEN)
“Structural basis for recognition of an unnatural base pair by T7 RNA polymerase”
Lunch / Group Photo 1
Session II. Synthetic biology of biomolecules [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
Chair: Mitsuru Haruki (Nihon University) and Akeo Shinkai (RIKEN)
Alex Taylor (Philipp Holliger Lab., MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
"Rewriting the language of life: synthetic genetic molecules can perform heredity & evolution"
Michiko Kimoto (RIKEN)
“Site-specific functional labeling of RNA molecules by using unnatural base pair systems”
Daisuke Kiga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Genetic codes with less than 20 amino acids”
Yutetsu Kuruma (The University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“From gene to membrane function in cell-free system”
Coffee Break / Poster session 2
Session III. Tatsuo Miyazawa memorial session [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
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Chair: Gota Kawai (Chiba Institute of Technology)
Gota Kawai (Chiba Institute of Technology)
Keiji Miyazawa (University of Yamanashi)
“From vivrational spectroscopy to alloproteins”
Susumu Nishimura (Tsukuba University)
“My unforgettable interactions with Dr. Tatsuo Miyazawa from the early days, 1955”
Shigeyuki Yokoyama (RIKEN)
“The past twenty years of progress on the Miyazawa Alloprotein Project”
Dinner [Grandview, 16nd floor]
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Session IV. Synthetic biology of unnatural amino acids (1) [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
Chair: Kimitsuna Watanabe (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences) and Mikako Shirouzu (RIKEN)
Abhishek Chatterjee (Peter Schultz Lab., The Scripps Research Institute)
"Expanding the scope of unnatural amino acid mutagenesis in vivo"
Kaihang Wang (Jason Chin Lab., MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
"Reprogramming the genetic code"
Coffee Break / Poster session 3
Kai P. Yuet (David Tirrell Lab., California Institute of Technology)
"Temporally and spatially resolved analysis of protein synthesis in complex biological systems"
Takahiro Hohsaka (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
"Incorporation of nonnatural amino acids through expansion of the genetic code and its application to fluorescence analysis of proteins"
Lunch / Group Photo 2
Excursion / Free time
Banquet [Grand Hall South, 3rd floor]
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Friday, October 4, 2013
Group Photo 3
Session V. Synthetic biology of unnatural amino acids (2) [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
Chair: Akio Takenaka (Chiba Institute of Technology), Takuhiro Ito (RIKEN), and Ken-ichi Haruna (AJINOMOTO CO., INC.)
Dieter Söll (Yale University)
"Upgrading protein synthesis for synthetic biology"
Kensaku Sakamoto (RIKEN)
"Genetic code engineering in living systems and its application for protein science"
Coffee Break / Poster session 4
Hiroaki Suga (The University of Tokyo)
“Natural product-inspired peptide drug leads discovery accelerated by the RaPID system”
Eric Westhof (Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire)
“The RNA tautomeric base pairs and decoding fidelity”
Nobumasa Hino (Osaka University)
“In vivo protein photo-cross-linking with genetically encoded photoreactive amino acids”
Takashi Umehara (RIKEN)
“Reconstitution of epigenetic nucleosomes through genetic code expansion”
Closing session [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
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