Preparations are now well underway to hold this year’s 22nd Annual Meeting of the RNA Society of Japan, which was postponed for one year due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) infections; however, in light of the continuing uncertainty regarding the situation, we have decided to hold this event online. While we regret that the event could not be held in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata for the first time, we ask for your kind understanding that this was a difficult decision, arrived at with consideration to our social mission in preventing the spread of infections.
With the genome of COVID-19 structured as a single-strand RNA, and vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna of an mRNA type, society as a whole is now frequently encountering the term RNA, and the research fields covered by this year’s meeting are currently the focus of a great deal of attention. Besides playing a fundamental role in gene expression, RNA is also hypothesized to be the key to the origin of life on Earth, and a variety of previously unknown functions keep coming to light. Consequently, this is undoubtedly an academic discipline which will continue to attract attention.
At this year’s meeting, in addition to RNA researchers active on the front lines, we have invited Dr. Bernd Pulverer (Chief Editor, EMBO Reports) to deliver a special lecture, and plan to hold seminars and other events to raise awareness of cutting-edge technologies, including technical seminars by companies working in the field. While the event will be held online, everything will be made to ensure that it will be fruitful not only for students, faculty members, researchers, but also to those from the industry.
The Annual Meeting of the RNA Society of Japan has a long history and is now in its 22nd year. Despite the circumstances, all organizers and participants are highly motivated to make this event a success, and we look forward to highly enriching discussions in a cordial atmosphere. We thank you all for your kind understanding of the significance of holding this year’s event, and trust that you will be able to make the most out of this event.
Main Organizer: Akio KANAI (Keio University)
Changed to ONLINE Meeting.
July 7 – 9, 2021 （Live streaming）
*The video on-demand delivery is scheduled for two weeks after the end of the session.
|Fees||◆Member:6,500 JPY ◆Student Member: 2,000 JPY
◆Non-member: 10,000 JPY ◆Student non-member: 3,000 JPY
|Host||The RNA Society of Japan|
|Co-host||Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University|
|Supported by||Yamagata pref., Tsuruoka city (now applying)|
|The 22nd Annual Meeting Secretariat
Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University
〒997-0035 Baba-cho 14-1, Tsuruoka City Yamagata, Japan
Email: rna2020<at>rnaj.org *pls change <at> to @ when sending.
|Main Organizer||Akio KANAI (Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University)|
|Organizers||Rintaro SAITO (Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University)|
|Kazuharu ARAKAWA (Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University)|
|Josephine GALIPON (Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University)|
|Teppei MORITA (Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University)|
|Nobuyoshi AKIMITSU||The University of Tokyo||Teppei MORITA||Keio University|
|Hiroshi ASAHARA||Tokyo Medical and Dental University||Shinichi NAKAGAWA||Hokkaido University|
|Yukako CHIBA||Hokkaido University||Akira NAKAMURA||Kumamoto University|
|Toshinobu FUJIWARA||Kindai University||Hiroshi NISHIMASU||The University of Tokyo|
|Michiaki HAMADA||Waseda University||Takashi SADO||Kindai University|
|Tetsuro HIROSE||Osaka University||Kuniaki SAITO||National Institute of Genetics|
|Hiroyuki HORI||Ehime University||Hirohide SAITO||Kyoto University|
|Shinichi HOSHINO||Nagoya City University||Haruhiko SIOMI||Keio University|
|Yoshiya IKAWA||University of Toyama||Mikiko SIOMI||The University of Tokyo|
|Yoshiho IKEUCHI||The University of Tokyo||Takeo SUZUKI||The University of Tokyo|
|Hiroaki IMATAKA||University of Hyogo||Tsutomu SUZUKI||The University of Tokyo|
|Toshifumi INADA||The University of Tokyo||Osamu TAKEUCHI||Kyoto University|
|Kunio INOUE||Kobe University||Tokio TANI||Kumamoto University|
|Takuhiro ITO||RIKEN||Kumiko TEI||The University of Tokyo|
|Shintaro IWASAKI||RIKEN||Yukihide TOMARI||The University of Tokyo|
|Yuji KAGEYAMA||Kobe University||Kozo TOMITA||The University of Tokyo|
|Daisuke KAIDA||University of Toyama||Nono TOMITA||The University of Tokyo|
|Akio KANAI||Keio University||Keizo TOMONAGA||Kyoto University|
|Naoyuki KATAOKA||The University of Tokyo||Chisato USHIDA||Hirosaki University|
|Yukio KAWAHARA||Osaka University||Yuichiro WATANABE||The University of Tokyo|
|Gota KAWAI||Chiba Institute of Technology||Akio YAMASHITA||University of the Ryukyus|
|Hidehito KUROYANAGI||University of the Ryukyus||Mitsutoshi YONEYAMA||Chiba University|
|Yuichiro MISHIMA||Kyoto Sangyo University||Tohru YOSHIHISA||University of Hyogo|
|Satomi MIYAGAWA||Osaka University|