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Adaptation to Marine Environments ~Contributions of advanced technologies and comparative approaches to the understanding of adaptation strategies in marine organisms~

Update: 08. 09, 2016

(Sep. 15-16, 2016)

AORI Symposium 2016

Date: September 15, 2016 (Thu.) 13:00 ~ 17:00
      September 16, 2016 (Fri.) 9:30 ~ 16:30
Venue: Auditorium
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), The University of Tokyo
      5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8564, JAPAN
Conveners: Maho Ogoshi (Okayama University)
      Hiroshi Miyanishi (Keio Univeristy)
      Susumu Hyodo (AORI, The University of Tokyo)

Symposium program

September 15, 2016 (Thu.) 13:00 ~ 17:00
Opening Remarks   Maho Ogoshi (Okayama University)

PART I: New technologies and approaches for research on environmental adaptation
(Chair: Susumu Hyodo)

13:10 ~ 13:45   Makoto Kusakabe (Shizuoka University)
     An integrative approach to identify genes responsible for seawater adaptation in threespine stickleback
13:45 ~ 14:10   Satoshi Ansai (National Institute of Genetics)
     Current status of genetic engineering technologies in fish
14:10 ~ 14:35   Hiroshi Miyanishi (Keio University)
​     Functional analysis of medaka foxi3 in ionocytes differentiation using an in vivo conditional knockdown system
14:35 ~ 15:10   Yasuhiro Kamei (National Institute for Basic Biology)
​     Single-cell gene induction technology using light and its application to biology
15:10 ~ 15:30   Coffee Break
15:30 ~ 15:55   Marty Wong (AORI, The University of Tokyo)
​     Sodium binding protein in fish
15:55 ~ 16:20   Soichi Watanabe (The University of Tokyo)
​     Maintaining mechanisms for branchial hyperosmoregulatory ionocytes in Mozambique tilapia: Exploring with a new gill incubation system
16:20 ~ 16:55   Pung-Pung Hwang (Academia Sinica)
​     Hormonal actions on body fluid ionic and acid-base homeostasis in fish: zebrafish as model

17:30 ~   Reception

September 16, 2016 (Fri.)

PART II: Endocrine control of homeostasis: from comparative to general
(Chair: Hironori Ando)

 9:30 ~ 10:05   Maho Ogoshi (Okayama University)
     New aspects of adrenomedullin family in aquatic vertebrates
10:05 ~ 10:30   Shigehiro Kuraku (RIKEN)
     Finally, it is time for multi-omics of cyclostomes and chondrichthyans
10:30 ~ 11:05   Gary Anderson (University of Manitoba)
     Evolution of osmoregulatory hormones in vertebrates – an elasmobranch perspective
11:05 ~ 11:30   Shigenori Nobata (AORI, The University of Tokyo)
     Involvement of hormones in specific regulation of drinking to teleost fishes; insights from studies using eels
11:30 ~ 11:55   Akiyoshi Takahashi (Kitasato University)
      Involvement of melanin-concentrating hormone in the controlled photo-environment and application to aquaculture
11:55 ~ 12:30   John A. Donald (Deakin University)
     The evolution of cGMP signalling hormone systems in vertebrates
12:30 ~ 13:30   Lunch

PART III: Diverse strategies of organisms for adaptation to challenging marine environments
(Chair: Hiroyuki Kaiya)

13:30 ~ 14:05   Koji Inoue (AORI, The University of Tokyo)
     Dive into deep-sea hydrothermal vents reusing taurine
14:05 ~ 14:30   Ryuhei Nakamura (RIKEN)
     Chemical/thermal/electrical energy conversion at deep-sea hydrothermal vents: its impact on modern ecosystem and chemical evolution
14:30 ~ 14:55   Susumu Yoshizawa (AORI, The University of Tokyo)
     A new type of phototrophy in marine bacteria
14:55 ~ 15:30   Yusuke Yokoyama (AORI, The University of Tokyo)
     Paleoenvironmental reconstructions using geochemical proxies: Some examples of adaptation histories of biology
15:30 ~ 15:50   Coffee Break

PART IV: Future perspective
(Chair: Christopher A. Loretz)

15:50 ~ 16:30   Yoshio Takei (AORI, The University of Tokyo)
     Marine biology for environmental adaptation: what directs its future development?

Closing Remarks   Christopher A. Loretz (University at Buffalo)

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