SOKENDAI Symposium
Modern Human Diversity on Genes and Culture
- with special reference to Asia and Oceania -

==> Page written in Japanese

Dates: February 3rd and 4th, 2014
Place: SOKENDAI Headquarter, Hayama, Japan
Funded by SOKENDAI

1) SOKENDAI is abbreviation of Japanese name for "Graduate University for Advanced Studies".
2) Talk time for  invited foreign speakers and special lecture by SOKENDAI President Dr. Takahata is 40 min. Talk time for other speakers is 30 min. Talk time includes questions and discussions.
3) There is no registration fee for this symposium.
4) Ther are some poster presentations.
5) All talks and discussions will be in English.

==> Abstracts


(as of February 3rd, 2014) ### Day 1: Monday, February 3rd, 2014 12:00 - 13:00 Registration 13:00 - 13:50 Session 0 (Chair: Yoko Satta) 13:00 - 13:10 Opening remarks by Naruya Saitou 13:10 - 13:50 Special Lecture (Speaker: Naoyuki Takahata) Title: Demography and natural selection in the human lineage 13:50 - 15:10 Session 1 (Chair: Ritsuko Kikusawa) 13:50 - 14:30 Talk 1 (Speaker: Peter Bellwood) Title: Neolithic foundation migrations from Formosa to Lapita, 2200 to 1000 BC: archaeological, linguistic and genetic perspectives 14:30 - 15:10 Talk 2 (Speaker: Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith) Title: Is it time to reconsider our models for Pacific prehistory? Evidence from ancient and modern human and commensal studies 15:10 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee break 15:30 - 18:10 Session 2 (Chair: Naruya Saitou) 15:30 - 16:00 Talk 3 (Speaker: Michiko Intoh) Title: Human migrations and/or cultural contacts in Oceania 16:00 - 16:40 Talk 4 (Speaker: Mark Stoneking) Title: Into and Out of Taiwan: Genetic Evidence Concerning the Austronesian Expansion 16:40 - 17:10 Talk 5 (Speaker: Yoshio Yamaoka) Title: Human migrations inferred by Helicobacter pylori genes 17:10 - 17:40 Talk 6 (Speaker: John Whitman) Title: Pre-Zhou languages on the Chinese litoral: Reassessing old ideas about Tai-Kadai, Austronesian, and Japanese 17:40 - 18:10 Talk 7 (Speaker: Minoru Sakamoto) Title: Application of radiocarbon dating for archeology 18:30 - 20:30 Symposium Dinner and Poster Session ### Day 2: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 9:00 - 11:50 Session 3 (Chair: Peter Bellwood) 9:00 - 9:30 Talk 8 (Speaker: Jun Gojobori) Title: mtDNA variation in Mesoamerica and human migrations to New World 9:30 - 10:00 Talk 9 (Speaker: Ritsuko Kikusawa) Title: Culture contact and language diversity in Oceania 10:00 - 10:40 Talk 10 (Speaker: Koji Lum) Title: Human settlement, malaria, and chronic diseases of the Pacific 10:40 - 11:20 Talk 11 (Speaker: Maude Phipps) Title: Population structure and Adaptation in Indigenous tribes of Malaysia 11:20 - 11:50 Talk 12 (Speaker: Timothy Jinam) Title: Genome-wide SNP studies of Malaysian and Philippine Negritos 11:50 - 13:00 Lunch 13:00 - 15:00 Session 4 (Chair: Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith) 13:00 - 13:30 Talk 13 (Speaker: Peter Joseph Matthews) Title: Natural habitats, human habitats, and the spread of edible aroids 13:30 - 14:00 Talk 14 (Speaker: Hitomi Hongo) Title: Resource exploitation in the early Neolithic and the transision to food production: zooarchaeological evidence from Southwest Asia 14:00 - 14:30 Talk 15 (Speaker: Ryohei Takahashi) Title: Zooarchaeological study of introduction of Sus scrofa into the prehistoric Ryukyu Islands based on ancient DNA analysis 14:30 - 15:00 Talk 16 (Speaker: Masahiko Kumagai) Title: Domestication history of rice inferred by ancient DNA and modern genomics 15:00 - 15:30 Tea/Cofee break 15:30 - 17:30 Session 5 (Chair: Mark Stoneking) 15:30 - 16:00 Talk 17 (Speaker: Shuhei Mano) Title: Approximate Baysian computation in population genomics 16:00 - 16:30 Talk 18 (Speaker: Ituro Inoue) Title: Detection of ancestry informative HLA alleles confirms the admixed origins of Japanese population 16:30 - 17:00 Talk 19 (Speaker: Hideaki Kanzawa-Kiriyama) Title: Jomon genomics 17:00 - 17:30 Talk 20 (Speaker: Naruya Saitou) Title: Origin and establishment of Japonesians 17:30 - 18:00 General discussion (Chair: Naruya Saitou)

List of speakers and chairpersons

Peter Bellwood, Professor, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Jun Gojobori*, Assistant Professor, SOKENDAI, Hayama, Japan Hitomi Hongo*, Associate Professor, SOKENDAI, Hayama, Japan Ituro Inoue*, Professor, National Institute of Genetics & SOKENDAI, Mishima, Japan Michiko Intoh*, Professor, National Ethnological Museum & SOKENDAI, Suita, Japan Timothy Jinam*, Post-doctoral fellow, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan Hideaki Kanzawa-Kiriyama*, Ph.D. student, SOKENDAI, Mishima, Japan Ritsuko Kikusawa*, Associate Professor, National Ethnological Museum & SOKENDAI, Suita, Japan Masahiko Kumagai, Post-doctoral fellow, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan Koji Lum, Professor, Binghamton University, Binghamton, U.S.A. Shuhei Mano*, Associate Professor, Institute of Statistical Mathematics & SOKENDAI, Tachikawa, Japan Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith, Professor, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Peter J. Matthews, Associate Professor, National Ethnological Museum & SOKENDAI, Suita, Japan Maude Phipps, Professor, Monash University, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia Naruya Saitou*, Professor, National Institute of Genetics & SOKENDAI, Mishima, Japan Minoru Sakamoto*, Professor, REKIHAKU & SOKENDAI, Sakura, Japan Yoko Satta*, Professor, SOKENDAI, Hayama, Japan Mark Stoneking, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leibzig, Germany Ryohei Takahashi*, Post-doctoral fellow, SOKENDAI, Hayama, Japan Naoyuki Takahata, President, SOKENDAI, Hayama, Japan John Whitman, Professor, National Institute of Japanese Language, Tachikawa, Japan Yoshio Yamaoka*, Professor, Oita University, Oita, Japan *Member of SOKENDAI Strategic Research Project
"Comprehensive study on creation of genetic and cultural diversity through modern human dispersal"
chaired by Naruya Saitou