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The 13th East Asia Joint Symposium on Biomedical Research:
From Genes to Therapeutics

Seoul National University, July 17-21, 2006


Dear Colleague,

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the 13th East Asia Joint Symposium on Biomedical Research, which will be held at the Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, beginning in the afternoon, July 17 (Tuesday), 2006.

We hope to provide a stimulating and interesting symposium and would like to offer a stage to discuss our shared issues in biomedical research.

The meeting will be conducted in English. Symposium speakers will give 20-min talks followed by 5-min discussions. Student/post-doc participants should prepare a 5-min talk as well as a poster. There will be a poster-viewing/discussion session following the student oral presentation session.

Administrative questions should be addressed to Kyoung-In Cho at
We look forward to welcoming you to Seoul in July.

Byeong Jae Lee
Director, Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetics, Seoul National University

Tel) +82-2-880-8293
Fax) +82-2-874-1206
Bong-Kiun Kaang
Jun ho Lee
Jae Bum Kim
V. Narry Kim


July 17th, 2006, Tuesday

-16:00 Arrival
19:00-21:00 Reception

July 18th, 2006, Wednesday

8:00-9:40 Session I: Cell differentiation and Development
  Ryoichiro Kageyama (Kyoto)
  Fang-Jen Lee (National Taiwan)
  Xiao-long Liu (Shanghai)
  Jiang-Ye Chen (Shanghai)
10:05-11:40 Session II: Gene expression control
  Guo-liang Xu (Shanghai)
  Takashi Fujita (Kyoto)
  Yota Murakam (Kyoto)
  Narry Kim (Seoul National)
11:40-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15 Session III: Neurobiology
  Kyu-Won Kim (Seoul National)
  Jee-Yin Ahn (Sungkyunkwan)
  Bong-Kiun Kaang (Seoul National)
15:00-16:38 Session IV (two concurrent sessions for graduate student presentation)
16:38-18:00 Poster viewing and Discussion
18:00-20:30 Dinner

July 19th, 2006, Thursday

8:00-9:40 Session V: Cell cycle
  Deog Su Hwang (Seoul National)
  Zee-Fen Chang (National Taiwan)
  Yong-Keun Jung (Seoul National)
  Chang-Woo Lee (Sungkyunkwan)
10:00-11:40 Session VI: Cancer biology
  Motoharu Seiki (Tokyo)
  Sung-hee Baek (Seoul National)
  Jung-Yaw Lin (National Taiwan)
  Chikao Morimoto (Tokyo)
11:40-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15 Session VII: Virology
  Kunitada Shimotohno (Kyoto)
  Chen Wang (Shanghai)
  Tetsuro Matano (Tokyo)
  Ming-Fu Chang (National Taiwan)
14:40-16:20 Session VIII: Immunology and cell signaling
  Kiyoshi Takatsu (Tokyo)
  Young-An Bae (Sungkyunkwan)
  Junji Yodoi (Kyoto)
  Toshiki Itoh (Tokyo)
16:20-18:30 Conclusion
18:30-20:30 Dinner

July 20th, 2006, Friday

Seoul City Tour

July 21st, 2006, Saturday