Genome Evolution at Mishima

Dates: Monday, March 27th, Tuesday, March 28th, and Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Place: Lecture Hall, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
 Map of NIG campus (Lecture Hall is building D)

Evolutionary study is now at the center of all biology, and genome evolution 
is basis of evolution at any level of organisms. Neutral evolution is a very
important mechanism for genomes to evolve. We at National Institute of 
Genetics are thus proud of being here, the birth place of the neutral theory 
of evolution, started by late Motoo Kimura in 1960s and expanded by Tomoko Ohta and others later. 

We would like to discuss many aspects of genome evolution from virus to 
human in this symposium. Over 25 invited speakers will present current status 
of researches in genome evolution.

We will also welcome poster presentations. If you are interested in presenting 
your poster, please contact GEM administrative office at Saitou Lab (see 

GEM Invited Speakers

Dr. Hiroshi Akashi (Professor, Division of Evolutionary Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Japan) Dr. Jaume Bertranpetit (Professor, CEXS-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) Dr. Shu-Miaw Chaw (Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan) Dr. Yun-Xin Fu (Professor, University of Texas at Houston, USA) Dr. Takashi Gojobori (Project Professor, National Institute of Genetics, Japan / Distinguished Professor & Associate Director of Computational Bioscience Research Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia) Dr. Mitsuyasu Hasebe (Professor, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan) Dr. Kazuho Ikeo (Associate Professor, Laboratory for DNA Data Analysis, National Institute of Genetics, Japan) Dr. Ituro Inoue (Professor, Division of Human Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Japan) Dr. Sachiko Isobe (Group Leader, Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan) Dr. Timothy A. Jinam (Assistant Professor, Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics,, Japan) Dr. Lynn Jorde (Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA / Visiting Professor, Division of Applied Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Japan) Dr. Sanguk Kim (Professor, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea) Dr. Jun Kitano (Professor, Division of Ecological Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Japan) Dr. Ichizo Kobayashi (Visiting Professor, University of Paris-Saclay, France) Dr. Ken Kurokawa (Professor, Genome Evolution Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics, Japan) Dr. Olivier Lichtarge (Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, USA) Dr. Takashi Makino (Associate Professor, Tohoku University, Japan) Dr. William Martin (Professor, Heinrich Heine University, Germany) Dr. Klaus Mayer (Group Leader, Plant Genome and Systems Biology, Germany) Dr. Yasukazu Nakamura (Professor, Genome Informatics Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics, Japan) Dr. Rasmus Nielsen (Professor, UC Berkeley Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics, USA) Dr. Yukinori Okada (Professor, Osaka University, Japan) Dr. Hiroki Oota (Associate Professor, Kitazato University, Japan) Dr. Noriyuki Satoh (Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) Dr. Yoko Satta (Professor, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan) Dr. Koichiro Tamura (Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)


Day 1 (Monday, March 27th, 2017) 10:20 - 10:30 Opening remarks 10:30 - 11:00 Invited talk 1: William Martin Title: Endosymbiotic origin and differential loss of eukaryotic genes 11:00 - 11:30 Invited talk 2: Takashi Gojobori Title: Unseen world of bacterial community seen from comparative marine metagenomics 11:30 - 12:00 Invited talk 3: Rasmus Nielsen Title: The genetic basis of human physiological adaptation 12:00 - 12:30 Invited talk 4: Hiroki Oota Title: A trial for reconstructing human population history in the Japanese archipelago through the simulation based on genome-wide data and ancient DNA analyses 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break 14:00 - 14:30 Invited talk 5: Jaume Bertranpetit Title: The detection and interpretation of adaptive selection in human populations. Much Ado About Nothing? 14:30 - 15:00 Invited talk 6: Yoko Satta Title: The demographic histories in primate lineages based on whole genome sequences 15:00 - 15:30 Invited talk 7: Lynn Jorde Title: Genetics of high-altitude adaptation 15:30 - 16:00 Invited talk 8: Ituro Inoue Title: Landscape of regulatory elements derived from human endogenous retroviruses 16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break 16:30 - 17:00 Invited talk 9: Noriyuki Satoh Title: Genome evolution involved in chordate origins 17:00 - 17:30 Invited talk 10: Klaus Mayer Title: The genes of (western) civilization 17:30 - 18:00 Invited talk 11: Sachiko Isobe Title: Did the journey to strawberry start from Japan? 18:00 - 19:00 Poster Presentation 1 19:00 - 20:00 Buffet & Poster Presentation 1 Day 2 (Tuesday, March 28th, 2017) 10:00 - 10:30 Invited talk 12: Takashi Makino Title: Invasive animal genomes with high duplicated gene content 10:30 - 11:00 Invited talk 13: Jun Kitano Title: Genetics of physiological adaptation in sticklebacks 11:00 - 11:30 Invited talk 14: Olivier Lichtarge Title: Evolution versus disease: a new look at an old calculus 11:30 - 12:00 Invited talk 15: Yukinori Okada Title: Statistical genetics, disease biology, and novel drug discovery 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break 13:30 - 14:00 Invited talk 16: Yun-Xin Fu Title: Genome sorting in Tetrahymena 14:00 - 14:30 Invited talk 17: Mitsuyasu Hasebe Title: Evolution of genome and development in land plants 14:30 - 15:00 Invited talk 18: Shu-Miaw Chaw Title: Evolution of cupressophyte (conifers II) plastomes 15:00 - 15:30 Invited talk 19: Yasukazu Nakamura Title: Towards better genome annotation 15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break 16:00 - 16:30 Invited talk 20: Sanguk Kim Title: Evolution of the modular architecture of protein-protein interaction network 16:30 - 17:00 Invited talk 21: Koichiro Tamura Title: Divergence time estimation using genome-scale sequence data 17:00 - 17:30 Invited talk 22: Hiroshi Akashi Title: Transcriptional constraints in Drosophila genome evolution 17:30 - 18:00 Tea Break 18:00 - 19:00 Poster Presentation 2 19:00 - 20:30 Symposium Dinner Day 3 (Wednesday, March 29th, 2017) 10:00 - 10:30 Invited talk 23: Ichizo Kobayashi Title: Epigenome-based adaptive evolution 10:30 - 11:00 Invited talk 24: Ken Kurokawa Title: Microbial diversity of an active continental serpentinite-hosted hydrothermal system 11:00 - 11:30 Invited talk 25: Kazuho Ikeo Title: Integration of protein and genome information to know function 11:30 - 12:00 Invited talk 26: Timothy A. Jinam Title: Exploration of archaic human admixture in Southeast Asian populations 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break 13:30 - 13:50 GEM talk 1: Yuseob Kim, Ewha Womans University, Korea Title: Neutral and selective processes in the molecular evolution of influenza virus H3N2 13:50 - 14:10 GEM talk 2: Hiroki Shibata, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Japan Title: Accelerated evolution of venom protein genes in the habu genome 14:10 - 14:30 GEM talk 3: Hiroshi Mori, National Institute of Genetics, Japan Title: Phylogenomic and morphological analyses of extinct Palaeognathae 14:30 - 14:50 GEM talk 4: Tomotaka Matsumoto, National Institute of Genetics, Japan Title: Weak selection on codon usage causes large estimation error in the fraction of adaptive amino acid fixations 14:50 - 15:10 GEM talk 5: Takeshi Kawashima, National Institute of Genetics, Japan Title: Reconsidering Evolutionary Study of Metabolic Pathways in Eukaryotes 15:10 - 15:30 GEM talk 6: Hirofumi Nakaoka, National Institute of Genetics, Japan Title: Clonal expansion of KRAS-mutated epithelial cells in human endometriosis 15:30 - 15:40 Ending remarks

Organizing Committee for NIG Symposium on Genome Evolution at Mishima

Dr. Kazuho Ikeo (Laboratory for DNA Data Analysis, NIG) Dr. Ituro Inoue (Division of Human Genetics, NIG) Dr. Jun Kitano (Division of Ecological Genetics, NIG) Dr. Naruya Saitou (Division of Population Genetics, NIG), Chair Dr. Yasukazu Nakamura (Genome Informatics Laboratory, NIG)

GEM administrative office:

Saitou Lab National Institute of Genetics Mishima, 411-8540, Japan email: phone: +81-55-981-6790 fax: +81-55-981-6789 Funded by National Institute of Genetics Updated on February 15, A.S. 0017 (2017 A.D.)