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

Program


Tuesday, October 1, 2013  Wednesday, October 2, 2013  Thursday, October 3, 2013  Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
 Registration
 15:00–21:00
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]
 18:00–18:15
Noboru Hasegawa (The Fujihara Foundation of Science)
A short video introducing the Fujihara Foundation of Science and a welcome address
 18:15–18:30
Shigeyuki Yokoyama (RIKEN)
Opening address
 Welcome Reception [Foyer, 2nd floor]
 19:00–21:00
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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)
  9:00–9:40
S01
Steven Benner (Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME))
"Redesigning DNA for applications in living systems"
  9:40–10:20
S02
Floyd Romesberg (The Scripps Research Institute)
“Expansion of the genetic alphabet”
 10:20–10:50
Coffee Break / Poster session 1
 10:50–11:30
S03
Ichiro Hirao (RIKEN)
“Expansion of the genetic alphabet by unnatural base pair systems”
 11:30–12:10
S04
Hannes Kuchelmeister (Eric Kool Lab., Department of Chemistry, Stanford University)
"Synthesis, structure and function of an eight-letter genetic set: xDNA and xRNA"
 12:10–12:25
S05
Yasushi Hikida (RIKEN)
“Structural basis for recognition of an unnatural base pair by T7 RNA polymerase”
 12:25–14:30
Lunch / Group Photo 1
Session II. Synthetic biology of biomolecules [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
Chair: Mitsuru Haruki (Nihon University) and Akeo Shinkai (RIKEN)
 14:30–15:10
S06
Alex Taylor (Philipp Holliger Lab., MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
"Rewriting the language of life: synthetic genetic molecules can perform heredity & evolution"
 15:10–15:40
S07
Michiko Kimoto (RIKEN)
“Site-specific functional labeling of RNA molecules by using unnatural base pair systems”
 15:40–16:00
S08
Daisuke Kiga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Genetic codes with less than 20 amino acids”
 16:00–16:20
S09
Yutetsu Kuruma (The University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“From gene to membrane function in cell-free system”
 16:20–17:30
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)
 17:30-17:35
Gota Kawai (Chiba Institute of Technology)
“Introduction”
 17:35–17:50
Keiji Miyazawa (University of Yamanashi)
“From vivrational spectroscopy to alloproteins”
 17:50–18:10
Susumu Nishimura (Tsukuba University)
“My unforgettable interactions with Dr. Tatsuo Miyazawa from the early days, 1955”
 18:10–18:40
Shigeyuki Yokoyama (RIKEN)
“The past twenty years of progress on the Miyazawa Alloprotein Project”
 19:00–21:00
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)
  9:00–9:40
S10
Abhishek Chatterjee (Peter Schultz Lab., The Scripps Research Institute)
"Expanding the scope of unnatural amino acid mutagenesis in vivo"
  9:40–10:20
S11
Kaihang Wang (Jason Chin Lab., MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
"Reprogramming the genetic code"
 10:20–10:50
Coffee Break / Poster session 3
 10:50–11:30
S12
Kai P. Yuet (David Tirrell Lab., California Institute of Technology)
"Temporally and spatially resolved analysis of protein synthesis in complex biological systems"
 11:30–12:10
S13
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"
 12:10–13:20
Lunch / Group Photo 2
 13:25–18:00
Excursion / Free time
 18:30–21:00
Banquet [Grand Hall South, 3rd floor]
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Friday, October 4, 2013
  8:50-9:00
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.)
  9:00–9:40
S14
Dieter Söll (Yale University)
"Upgrading protein synthesis for synthetic biology"
  9:40–10:20
S15
Kensaku Sakamoto (RIKEN)
"Genetic code engineering in living systems and its application for protein science"
 10:20–10:50
Coffee Break / Poster session 4
 10:50–11:30
S16
Hiroaki Suga (The University of Tokyo)
“Natural product-inspired peptide drug leads discovery accelerated by the RaPID system”
 11:30–12:00
S17
Eric Westhof (Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire)
“The RNA tautomeric base pairs and decoding fidelity”
 12:00–12:20
S18
Nobumasa Hino (Osaka University)
“In vivo protein photo-cross-linking with genetically encoded photoreactive amino acids”
 12:20–12:40
S19
Takashi Umehara (RIKEN)
“Reconstitution of epigenetic nucleosomes through genetic code expansion”
 12:40–12:45
Closing session [Fuyo Room, 2nd floor]
 12:45–14:30
Lunch
 14:30
Departure
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