The 17th CDB Meeting October 14-15,2008
Towards Synthesis of Cells-Reconstruction and Design of Cellular Functions-

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Thanks to your active participation, the 17th CDB Meeting ended in great success. Thank you again for your kind cooperation and continued support.

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The meeting will convene in the CDB Auditorium, located on the 1st floor of Building C.

RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB)
2-2-3, Minatojima minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan
Please refer to the "ACCESS" link on this website for a guide to the locations.

- A number of Internet-access modular jacks, cables and PCs are available for use by meeting participants in the Salon opposite the Auditorium. Wireless internet connections are also available.
- Lockers and luggage rooms are available at the venue.


A dinner reception will be held after the program on October 14 in the CDB Salon.
Please inform us at the time of application if you wish to join.
Reception fee (3,000 yen) will be collected at the time of registration.


There is only a small cafeteria available near the venue. Please inform us at the time of application if you would like us to arrange a Japanese lunch box.
Lunch box fee (1,000 yen per lunch) will be collected at the time of registration.

For Oral Presenters

Speakers can use their own personal computers when making presentations. Please bring any peripherals or adaptors needed to connect your computer to the projector. Speakers are requested to check the connection in the operator room located on left side of the auditorium during break time (coffee break or lunch break). Please bring backup data in the form of a CD-R or USB memory.
Resolution of the LCD projector is SXGA (1280 X 1024). Presenter view function of PowerPoint cannot be used when presenting.

For Poster Presenters

The panel size of the poster is 180 cm (height) X 90 cm (width). The poster number (to be notified later) will be prepared by the meeting office; you will need to prepare the title for the panel. (See the figure below)
Details of session times will be available in mid-September.

General Information

Information about climate, money, healthcare, etc. is available from here.


A Japan entry visa is required for attendees coming from countries that do not have reciprocal visa exemption agreements with Japan.
Attendees requiring an entry visa should inquire at their local Japanese embassy or consulate regarding the required visa and documents. Please contact the meeting staff for any documents required for your visa application by July 31, 2008.

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