We are pleased to announce that the 26th CDB Meeting "Mechanistic Perspectives of Multicellular Organization" will be held on September 8 (Tuesday) and 9 (Wednesday), 2015 at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan.

This meeting aims to discuss multicellular dynamics and its regulation by exploring the interface between biology and mechanics. The understanding of development has been greatly advanced by discoveries in genetics, which have identified molecular factors underlying characteristic morphologies and functions. We are now trying to bridge our understanding at the genetic and molecular levels to that of integrated multicellular systems. This meeting will focus on mechanical aspects of multicellular organization to open up a more comprehensive understanding of such systems.

We will address biological and mechanical aspects of multicellular morphogenesis, including the following topics.
1) Observations of morphological dynamics in embryogenesis
2) Quantitative measurements of active and passive cell behaviors
3) In vitro reconstructions and controls of multicellular structures
4) Computational simulations of multicellular systems

The program will include both oral and poster sessions. We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session from scientists in various fields to increase opportunities for lively and exciting discussion. Several abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. We welcome exciting new topics from young investigators as well as established scientists.

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

This meeting will be held as a part of RIKEN Symposium series.



September 8 (Tuesday) - 9 (Wednesday), 2015


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".


Mototsugu Eiraku (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)
Satoru Okuda (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)

Daiki Umetsu (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)
Keishi Kishimoto (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)
Mitsuhiro Matsuda (RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, Japan)
Hisashi Miura (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)
Hiromi Miyoshi (RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan)
Okeyo Kennedy Omondi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Masafumi Noguchi (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)


Innovative Cell Biology


The Naito Foundation
Tsutomu Nakauchi Foundation
RIKEN Symposium
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers


English (Simultaneous translation will not be provided)


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