It is a great honor and pleasure to invite you to attend the International Symposium on gEpigenome Network, Development and Reprogramming of Germ Cellsh. The meeting is being hosted by the Scientific Research Program on Priority Area titled gThe Germline: Its Developmental Cycle and Epigenome Networkh, which is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
As you know, Japan is actively contributing to scientific research on germ cells and stem cells. Our research program aims to boost research on germ cell development and reprogramming, and our major focus is on the epigenetic mechanisms. The organizing committee is happy and proud to announce that twelve prominent international scientists have accepted our invitation. We will also have sixteen Japanese speakers and twenty-six poster presenters from our own research program and, in addition, will have a poster session to which young scientists and students can openly submit their abstracts.
The meeting will be held at Kyushu University School of Medicine Centennial Hall, which is conveniently located near the center of Fukuoka city, Japan. Fukuoka is one of the biggest cities in Japan and has a number of historical places. There are frequent flights from/to Tokyo: it takes approximately 90 min. If you want to visit Kyoto or Osaka, it will be a 3-hour ride on a super-express train. We would like to add that we normally have present weather in November.
The entire organizing committee is looking forward to hosting you in November 2010 and will make every effort to make the meeting fruitful and enjoyable. See you soon!
Hiroyuki Sasaki, MD, PhD
Chair of the Organizing Committee
Distinguished Professor, Kyushu University