*Updated on September 16, 2016.

Day 1: Sept.20 (Tue)

12:00 Registration
14:00 Opening
14:15 Plenary lectures
Chair: Yuji KOHARA
(National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
PL-01 14:15-14:45
New Challenges for the ANRRC
Yuichi OBATA
(RIKEN BioResource Center, Japan)
PL-02 14:45-15:15
Expanding the microbial resource bank: Cultivation plays a role
Shuang-Jiang LIU
(Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
15:15 Break
15:30 Session #1: Report from each country/institution
Chair: Kyungsook Ahn
(KNRRC, Korea)
  Toshihiko Shiroishi
(National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
S1-01 15:30-15:50
Current status and future direction of the National BioResource Project (NBRP) in Japan
(National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
S1-02 15:50-16:10
Recent Activities of Korea National Research Resource Center
Kyungsook AHN
(Korea National Research Resource Center, Korea)
S1-03 16:10-16:30
Microbial Culture Collections in Vietnam: Situation and Challenges
Phi Quyet Tien
(Institute of Biotechnology (IBT), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Vietnam)
S1-04 16:30-16:50
Malaysia's Endeavor in Herbal Sustainability
Munavvar Zubaid Abdul Sattar
(Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
S1-05 17:00-17:20
A role of Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC) in promoting microbial utilization in Thailand
(Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC), National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand)
S1-06 17:20-17:40
Medicinal plant resources of Nepal: integrated approaches toward research and development
Rajendra GYAWALI
(Kathmandu University, Nepal)
S1-07 17:40-18:00
The evolution of regenerative medicine and stem cell research in Pakistan, an overview and the development of an international stem cell research capacity program at one Pakistani institution.
(Aga Khan University, Pakistan)
S1-08 18:00-18:20
Overview of biodiversity in Azerbaijan
(Institute of Genetic Resources of National Academy of Science, Azerbaijan)
18:30 Welcome reception
*Registered and paid applicants only.

Day2: Sept.21 (Wed)

9:00 Session #2: Biodiversity (+ABS)
Chair: ShyamKumar SHARMA
(CSIR- Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India)
  Mutsuaki Suzuki
(National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
S2-01 09:00-09:20
Status of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Asia-Pacific Region
Shyam Kumar SHARMA
(CSIR-Insitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India)
S2-02 09:20-09:40
Microbial Resource Center and the network: an Infrastructure for International Cooperation and Microbiology Community in CBD Era
Ken-ichiro SUZUKI
(Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan)
S2-03 09:40-10:00
Benefit and Issues for Resource Centers and Academic Research
Institutions Arising from the Nagoya Protocol and Its Implementation
Mutsuaki SUZUKI
(National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
10:20 Break
10:35 Session #3: Standardization
Chair: Airan Han
(KNRRC, Korea)
(RIKEN BRC, Japan)
S3-01 10:35-10:55
Standardization for biobanks
Airan HAHN
(Korea National Research Resource Center, Korea)
S3-02 10:55-11:15
Standardisation Initiatives for Biobanking in NSW
(NSW Health Pathology, Australia)
S3-03 11:15-11:35
Quality control and standardization of cultured cell materials
(RIKEN BioResource Center, Japan)
S3-04 11:35-11:55
ISO/IEC Directives 2016
Seungjoo NAM
(Korea National Research Resource Center, Korea)
11:55 Lunch (+Poster viewing)
Committee Meetings
12:40 Poster session
Odd poster number 12:40-13:10
Even poster number 13:10-13:40
13:40 Session #4: Biobanking
(NSW Health Pathology, Australia)
S4-01 13:40-14:00
Recent Legislation Regulating Tissue Banking Activities in Singapore
LAI Siang Hui
(SingHealth Tissue Repository, Singapore)
S4-02 14:00-14:20
Biobanking and Indian Guidelines for Export or Import of Human Biological Material for Biomedical Research Purposes
Birendra Kumar YADAV
(Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, India)
S4-03 14:20-14:40
Anwar Ali Siddiqui
(Aga Khan University, Pakistan)
S4-04 14:40-15:00
Introduction of Tohoku Medical Megabank Project in Japan
(Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Japan)
15:00 Break
15:15 Session #5: Topics on various resources
Chair: Moriya OHKUMA
(RIKEN BRC, Japan)
  Maria Auxilia T. SIRINGAN
(University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines)

1) Microbiology

S5-01 15:15-15:40
Philippine Bioresources: Endeavors towards Conservation and Sustainable Utilization with Main Focus on Harnessing the Bioactive Potentials of Sponge-associated Marine Microorganisms
Maria Auxilia T. SIRINGAN
(Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines)
S5-02 15:40-16:00
Recent Activities of the CGMCC
Yu-Guang ZHOU
(Institution of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
S5-03 16:00-16:20
Recent Activities of RIKEN BRC-JCM
(Japan Collection of Microorganisms (JCM), RIKEN BioResource Center, Japan)
S5-04 16:20-16:40
Evidence for a Far East Asian origin of Saccharomyces yeasts
Feng-Yan BAI
(Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
S5-05 16:55-17:15
Marine Sponge-associated Microorganisms, an Untapped Resource for Novel Drug Discovery
Heonjoong KANG
(Seoul National University, Korea)

2) Animals & Plants

S5-06 17:15-17:35
University of the Philippines Los BaƱos-Museum of Natural History: Philippine Cave Biodiversity Research and Resource Center
Marian P. De Leon
(University Researcher II and Curator, Museum of Natural History, Philippines)
S5-07 17:35-17:50
The 3rd Term of the National BioResource Project-Rat in Japan
(Institute of Laboratory Animals, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan)
S5-08 17:50-18:05
Wheat genetic resources representing a ninety years history of wheat research at Kyoto University
(Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan)
18:15 Executive Board Meeting
@Shiran Kaikan Annex

Day 3: Sept.22 (Thu)

9:00 Session #6: Data management/IT
Chair: Juncai MA
(Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  Yukiko Yamazaki
(National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
S6-01 09:00-09:20
WDCM 50 years and The Center of Microbial Resources and Big Data in IMCAS
Juncai MA
(Information Network Center, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS), China)
S6-02 09:20-09:40
Thai-Species Watch: Tracking the Discovery of New Species in Thailand using Text-Mining approach
(Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC), National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand)
S6-03 09:40-10:00
A portal of biological phenotype data of experimental animals produced in Japan
Hiroshi MASUYA
(RIKEN BioResource Center, Japan)
S6-04 10:00-10:15
Sequencing and assembly of a reference genome for Oryza officinalis reveals widespread expansion, disruption and rearrangement in the Oryza C genome
Matthew R. SHENTON
(National Bioresource Project, National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
10:15 Session #7: New technology
Chair: Yuji Kohara
(National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
S7-01 10:15-10:35
Molecular biology-based viral collection: how to keep small bugs in DNA
(National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand)
S7-02 10:35-10:55
Nanopore sequencing for genotyping pathogens of tropical diseases
(Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
11:00 General Assembly
12:00 End of Program
  • Welcome reception, Lunch and Poster session will be held at the Yamauchi Hall.
  • Executive Board Meeting will be held at the Meeting room of the Shirankaikan Annex from 18:15 to 19:15 on Sept. 21 (Wed).
  • All the other sessions and events will be held at the Inamori Hall.