The Second Okazaki Biology Conference Program
 
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September 26 (Sunday)
-Breakfast
7:00 9:00
-Registration / Chair Meeting
9:00 11:40
-Lunch
11:40 12:40
-Meeting logistics, Dr. Yuichi Suwa (OBC Secretary, AIST, Tsukuba)
12:45 13:00

-Opening Speech, Dr. Yoshitaka Nagahama
(National Institute for
Basic Biology)

13:00 13:20

-Key Note Lecture by Dr. Jim Tiedje
(Center for Microb. Ecol.,
Michigan State Univ. , USA )

13:20 14:00
-Coffee Break
14:00 14:20
-Group Meeting by each session
14:20 14:50
-Remarks of Session 4, Dr. Kiwamu Minamisawa ( Tohoku Univ. )
14:50 15:00
4-1: Using field-based DNA stable isotope probing (SIP) to explore
the identity and activity of biodegrading microbial populations in
soil and sediment
Dr. Eugene L. Madsen (Cornell Univ. USA)
15:00 15:40
4-2: RNA Stable Isotope Probing
Dr. Andrew S. Whiteley (CEH Oxford , UK )
15:40 16:20
-Coffee Break
16:20 16:40
4-3: Theory and application of DNA microchip in microbial community
analysis analysis
Dr. Wen-Tso Liu (National Univ. of Singapore , Singapore )
16:40 17:20
4-4: Dynamics of rhizobial expression and microevolution: what can
we know by array analysis?
Dr. Kiwamu Minamisawa (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
17:20 18:00
4-5: Microbial genome evolution - comparative genome analysis of
pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria -
Dr. Ken Kurokawa (Nara Inst. Sci. Technol. , Japan )
18:00 18:40
- Introduce with each other/Mixer
18:40 21:00
 
September 27 (Monday)
-Breakfast
7:00 8:40
4-6: Community structure and evolution in an acid mine drainage
ecosystem
Dr. Eric E. Allen ( Univ. of California , Berkeley , USA )
8:40 9:20
4-7: Eco-genomic explorations into antarctic bacterioplankton
communities
Dr. Alison Murray (Desert Res. Inst., USA )
9:20 10:00
4-8: The uncultivated Crenarchaeota from soil: what do we learn from
metagenomics?
Dr. Alexander H. Treusch ( Darmsta dt Univ. of Technol. , Germany )
10:00 10:40
-Coffee Break
10:40 11:10
-Remarks of Session 3,
Dr. Masanori Saito (Natl. Inst. Agr-Env. Sci.)
11:10 11:20
3-1: Evolution of cooperation and conflict Dr. Paul Rainey
(The Univ. of Auckland , New Zealand )
11:20 12:00
-Lunch/Group photo
12:00 13:30
3-2: Biofilm systems microbes, polymers and microhabitats
Dr. Thomas R. Neu ( UFZ Center for Env. Res. , Germany )
13:30 14:10
3-3: Endosymbiotic bacteria of insects: biological significance of hidden
players
Dr. Takema Fukatsu (AIST, Tsukuba , Japan )
14:10 14:50
-Coffee Break
14:50 15:10
3-4: Cellular symbioses within the symbiotic microbial community in
the gut of termites
Dr. Moriya Ohkuma (RIKEN, Wako, Japan)
15:10 15:50
3-5: The ectomycorrhizal interaction studied by global expression
analyses
Dr. Bengt Söderström (Lund Univ., Sweden)
15:50 16:30
-Coffee Break
16:30 16:50
3-6: Creation, organization and maintenance of genetic variability
in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Dr. Alexander M. Koch (Univ. of Lausanne, Switerland)
16:50 17:30
Short talks
17:30 18:40
Poster/Video Presentations
20:00 21:00
P1-1: Microbes in million years aged groundwater of deep geothermal aquifer in the
Great Artesian Basin, Australia
Dr. Hiroyuki Kimura ( Shizuoka Univ. , Japan )
P2-1: Influence of global volcanisms on C, N and P elemental cycles on the early earth
and its constraints on the evolution of early life
Dr. Takeshi Kakegawa ( Tohoku Univ. , Japan )
P2-2: Sequence-specific cleavage of 16S rRNA with oligonucleotides and ribonuclease
H: a rapid and simple approach to the rRNA-based quantitative detection of
microorganismsin complex ecosystems
Dr. Yuji Sekiguchi (AIST, Tsukuba , Japan )
P2-3: Production of novel genes discovered by environmental genomics from
hydrothermal environments
Dr. Mayumi Sasaki (AIST, Tsukuba , Japan )
P3-1: Long distance transport of phosphate in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi:
linking structure and function
Dr. Yukari Kuga-Uetake ( Shinshu Univ. , Japan )
P3-2: Horizontal transfer of symbiotic bacteria to host offspring in the light organ
symbiosis between Photobacterium leiognathi and leiognathid fish
Dr. Minoru Wada (Ocean Res. Inst., Univ. of Tokyo , Japan )
P3-3: A cell-to-cell signaling molecule produced by environmental indigenous bacteria
enhances tolerance to an antimicrobial of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Dr. Nobuhiko Nomura ( Univ. of Tsukuba , Japan )
P4-1: Genomic and phenotypic comparison of mesorhizobial isolates from Lotus species
in Japan and other places
Dr. Kazuhiko Saeki ( Osaka Univ. , Tokyo )
P4-2: Isolation of novel acidophilic or acido-tolerant heterotrophic bacteria from
Japanese acidic environments and their phylogenetic diversity
Dr. Tsuyoshi Yasuta (Natl. Inst. Technol. Eval. , Japan )
S-1: Autoecological study of a γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH) decomposing
bacterium in the soil of long-term experimental upland field
Dr. Keishi Senoo ( Univ. of Tokyo , Japan )
S-2: Attempts on potential rate measurements of anaerobic ammonia oxidation in
freshwater sediments and sewage sludges
Dr. Yuichi Suwa (AIST, Tsukuba , Japan )
S-3: Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) of in situ microbial activity
Dr. Thomas R. Neu ( UFZ Center for Env. Res. , Germany )
-Dinner
18:40 20:00
 
September 28 (Tuesday)
-Breakfast
7:00 8:20
3-7: Fine tuning of nodulation by complementary rhizobial signals
Dr. William Broughton ( Univ. of Geneve , Switzerland )
8:20 9:00
3-8: Challenged by micro-oxia: How rhizobia adapt to the symbiotic
life style
Dr. Hauke Hennecke (Inst. Microbiol., ETH, Switzerland )
9:00 9:40
-Coffee Break
9:40 10:00
-Remarks of Session 2, Dr. Hiroyuki Ohta ( Ibaraki Univ. )
10:00 10:10
2-1: Development of bacterial community on fresh volcanic deposits
Dr. Hiroyuki Ohta ( Ibaraki Univ. , Japan )
10:10 10:40
2-2: Microbial colonization of and succession on recent volcanic deposits
Dr. Gary M. King ( Univ. of Maine , USA )
10:40 11:20
2-8: Microbial diversity and community structure in pristine and
disturbed soils at different climatic zones
Dr. Vigdis Torsvik ( Univ. of Bergen , Norway )
11:20 12:00
-Lunch/then free
12:00 18:20
-Dinner
18:20 19:20
-Remarks of Session 1, Dr. Kenji Kato ( Shizuoka Univ. )
19:30 19:40
1-1: A paleoproterozoic planetary suicide attempt: did the evolution of
oxygenic photosynthesis trigger the first snowball earth?
Dr. Joseph L. Kirschvink (California Inst. Technol. , USA )
19:40 20:20
1-2: Horizontal gene transfer accelerates genome innovation and
evolution
Dr. James A. Lake (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA)
20:20 21:00
 
September 29 (Wednesday)
-Breakfast
7:00 8:20
1-3: Sharing genes and sharing environments: two versions of
cooperation
Dr. Gary J. Olsen ( Univ. of Illinois , USA )
8:20 9:00
1-4: Water activity as a factor affecting the development of microbial
communities in solid-phase environments
Dr. Akira Hiraishi ( Toyohashi Univ. of Technol. , Japan )
9:00 9:40
-Coffee Break
9:40 10:00
1-5: Analysis of structure, function, and eco-physiological interactions
among community members in complex multispecies biofilms
Dr. Satoshi Okabe ( Hokkaido Univ. , Japan )
10:00 10:40
1-6: Microbial alteration of geochemistry beneath the soil
Dr. Kenji Nanba ( Univ. of Tokyo , Japan )
10:40 11:20
1-7: Distribution of novel Epsilonproteobacteria in microbial mats
from terrestrial caves and springs with sulfidic water
Dr. Annette Summers Engel (Louisiana State Univ., USA )
11:20 12:00
-Lunch
12:00 13:30
1-8: Unseen prokaryotic communities in the earth's interior
Dr. Fumio Inagaki (JAMSTEC, Japan )
13:30 14:10
-Coffee Break
14:10 14:30
2-3: Fungal component in sub-aerial rock-inhabiting communities: role
in land colonization and contribution to biogeochemistry of rock surfaces
Dr. Anna A. Gorbushina (Carl v. Ossietzky Univ. , Germany )
14:30 15:10
2-4: Emission and consumption of carbonyl sulfide by a chemolitho-
autotroph Thiobacillus thioparus THI115 and distribution of micro-
organisms carrying the relevant activities in natural environments
Dr. Yoko Katayama ( Tokyo Univ. of Agr. Technol. , Japan )
15:10 15:50
-Coffee Break
15:50 16:10
2-5: Chemoautotrophic bacteria in biogeochemical cycling
Dr. Daniel J. Arp ( Oregon State Univ. , USA )
16:10 16:50
2-6: Autotrophic nitrification in acidic tea field soil
Dr. Masahito Hayatsu ( Shizuoka Univ. , Japan )
16:50 17:30
2-7: Mobile xenobiotic-degrading genes and their mobility in soil
bacteria
Dr. Masataka Tsuda ( Tohoku Univ. , Japan )
17:30 18:10
-Farewell Mixer
18:10 21:00
 
September 30 (Thursday)
-Breakfast /Check out
7:00 9:40
-Talk, Prof. Masayuki Ohmori ( Saitama Univ. , Tokyo )
9:40 10:20
-Coffee Break
10:20 10:40
-Comprehensive and Concluding Discussions, MO, JMT and NIBB
10:40 11:20
-Free talk for Future
11:20 12:00