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The genomics studies on marine organisms have advanced a lot in the last decades. There are many active groups working on genomics of the marine species in Japan. The target of the study is diverse including octopus, squid, otter clam, pearl oyster, dinoflagellate, and bacterium. At this stage, it would be beneficial to exchange achievements of each group and see the big picture of the genomic evolution of marine species. For this aim, we are going to have the following scientific meeting at Ochanomizu University, Japan. The meeting welcomes students and researchers interested in this field. We would like to have hot discussion during the meeting.


The Symposium of Recent Activity in Marine Genome Biology
Date: 22nd, Nov., 2019
Time: 13:30 – 17:30
Place: Room #135, Main Building, Ochanomizu University (map)
Organizer: Vietnam Otter Clam Pathogen Project at Ochanomizu Univ. (Kei Yura)

Opening: Kei Yura (Ochanomizu Univ.)

Part 1:

  • 13:35 – 14:05    Masa-aki Yoshida(Shimane Univ.)
    Argonaut genome: Adaptation of pelagic lifestyle on the octopus
  • 14:05 – 14:35    Eiichi Shoguchi(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University)
    Dinoflagellate genomes from coral reefs
  • 14:35 – 15:05    Takeshi Takeuchi(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University)
    The pearl oyster genome: evolutionary origin of the shells and pearls

15:05 – 15:20   Break

Part 2:

  • 15:20 – 15:50   Masato Kogawa(Waseda Univ., CBBD-OIL)
    Single-cell genome analysis of sponge-associated filamentous bacteria: producer of various secondary metabolites
  • 15:50 – 16:20    Ryuhei Minei(Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology)
    Draft genome of the otter clam
  • 16:20 – 16:50    Oanh Kim(Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology)
    Metagenomic approach towards understanding causative agents of disease in otter clam (Lutraria rhynchaena) in Vietnam
  • 16:50 – 17:20    Discussion

Closing: Oanh Kim (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology)

Note: Be sure to bring the ID and the print out of this page. Please show the documents to the guard of the main gate of the university. Without the documents, the entrance may be rejected.