RIKEN/MCCS- Asia 2005

Place: Pacifico YOKOHAMA,   Yokohama,

July 24, 17:00-20:00 - Poster Session 

July 25, 9:00-18:00- Symposium


9:00-9:15  Shun-ichi Amari, Director, RIKEN Brain Science Institute- Opening and welcome address

Session 1 (Chair: Shigeyoshi Itohara, RIKEN Brain Science Institute)

9:15-9:45  Paul Frankland ( U. Toronto, Canada )

Mechanisms of remote memory

9:45-10:15  Satoshi Kida ( Tokyo University of Agriculture)

Temporal and molecular signatures of reconsolidation and extinction

10:15-10:45  Sumantra Chattarji

Impact of aversive experience on synaptic plasticity in the amygdala


10:45-11:00  Coffee break


Session 2 (Chair: Atsu Aiba, Kobe University )

11:00-11:30  Susumu Tonegawa ( RIKEN-MIT, )

Molecular, Cellular, and Circuit Mechanisms for Hippocampal Memory

11:30-12:00  Masayoshi Mishina ( University of Tokyo )

Control of Synaptic Matching and Connection by Glutamate Receptor δ2 in the Adult Cerebellum

12:00-12:30  Aike Guo (Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, )

Decision-making facing conflicting visual cues and cross-modal learning/memory integration in Drosophila


12:30-14:00  Lunch


Session 3 (Chair: Syogo Endo, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)

14:00-14:30  Atsushi Iriki (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)

Neurobiology of “human intelligence”-perspectives through tool-using monkey brain

14:30-15:00  Takeshi Yagi ( Osaka University )

Diversity of CNR/Protocadherin family in the brains.

15:00-15:30  Yohichi Nabeshima ( Kyoto University )

Dentate gyrus restricted substitution of N595 of the NR2A subunit by Q595 in mice and their behavior abnormalities


15:30-15:45   Coffee break

Session 4 (Chair: Niall P. Murphy, RIKEN Brain Science Institute)


15:45-16:15  Hee-Sup Shin (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, )

Calcium channels in normal and abnormal brain functions

16:15-16:45  Craig M. Powell ( University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, )

A Role for Presynaptic proteins in Cognition

16:45-17:15  Keiji Wada (National Institute of Neuroscience , NCNP)

Functional role of a deubiquitinating isozyme, UCH-L1 in neurogenesis and behavior


17:15-17:30  Concluding remarks