We are pleased to announce that the 28th CDB Meeting "Cilia and Centrosomes: Current Advances and Future Directions" will be held on November 27 (Sunday) - 29 (Tuesday), 2016 at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan.

Cilia form an apparatus that plays critical roles in the transmission of cell-to-cell signals and motility. The centrosome is a key organelle in mitosis; both cilia and the centrosome are constructed by the same complex: the centriole (basal body). In this MEXT-Cilia Club-CDB joint symposium, we seek to coordinate exchanges on cutting-edge research by prominent international scientists and the achievements of the MEXT group over a 5-year period, and to promote discussion of future directions in studies on cilia and centrosomes.

The program will include both oral and poster sessions. We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster sessionfor lively and exciting discussion. Several abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kobe and the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology.

Meeting Organizers


November 27 (Sun) - 29 (Tue), 2016


RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

Auditorium, 1F Building C
2-2-3, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan
(Approximately 5 minutes walk from "Iryo Center" port-liner train station)
For details, please see "Access".


Masahide Kikkawa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Fumio Matsuzaki (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)


Cilia Club

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
"Cilium-centrosome system regulating biosignal flows"



English (Simultaneous translation will not be provided)


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