NARO International Symposium



Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO (NIAS)

Date & Time

November 22 (Wed), 2017
13:00 pm ~ 17:05 pm


Conference Room 201
Tsukuba International Congress Center
2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki


Coordinator: Dr. Koh-ichi Kadowaki, NIAS Director-General

13:00-13:10 Opening Address
Dr. Akihiro Sasaki, President, Senior Vice-president, NARO
13:10-13:50 The global situation and perspectives of biotech crops for the new bioeconomy (biofuels and bio-based chemicals)
Dr. Emilio Rodríguez-Cerezo, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Chair: Dr. Yutaka Tabei (NIAS)
13:50-14:30 Plant genes and processes important for Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation
Dr. Stanton B. Gelvin, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Chair: Dr. Yutaka Tabei (NIAS)
14:30-14:55 Social implementation of vaccine rice for Japanese cedar pollinosis and development of novel genome engineering technology
Dr. Yutaka Tabei (NIAS)
Chair: Dr. Keiko Kadono-Okuda (NIAS)
14:55-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:55 From sex chromosomes to sex determination in Lepidoptera
Dr. Frantisek Marec, Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS
Chair: Dr. Keiko Kadono-Okuda (NIAS)
15:55-16:20 New research and development based on the GM silkworms
Dr. Keiko Kadono-Okuda (NIAS)
Chair: Dr. Masaya Geshi (NIAS)
16:20-17:00 Strategies to produce multi-transgenic pigs for xenotransplantation
Dr. Heiner Niemann, Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institutr
Chair: Dr. Masaya Geshi (NIAS)
17:00-17:05 Closing Remarks
Dr. Nori Kurata, Vice-president, NARO
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