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Date / Venue

Date:  December 5-8, 2018 
December 5 (Wed) Welcome reception for invited speakers in the evening 
December 6 (Thu) Oral session (start at 9 AM) 
December 7 (Fri)  Oral session, Poster session and Party 
December 8 (Sat)  Oral session (adjourn at around 3 PM) 

 Venue:
Okazaki Conference center (of NIPS), Okazaki, Aichi, Japan


 Organizers

 Organizers
Keiji Imoto (NIPS)
Yasuo Mori (Kyoto Univ)

 Secretary-General
Yoshihiro Kubo (NIPS) ( Email : ykubo(a)nips.ac.jp )



 Program & Registration

[ Poster (updated on Oct 16), click here. ]



[ Tentative Program (updated on Oct 16), click here. ]

[ Final Program & Abstract (protected) ] (in preparation)

Please contact ykubo(a)nips.ac.jp for password.

[ Call for registration has been CLOSED.]

Call for poster presentation has been closed.

The registration site is only in Japanese.

To OVERSEAS participants: Please contact ykubo(a)nips.ac.jp



 Speakers

Overseas speakers and presentation titles:

Geoffrey Abbott (Irvine, USA)
Direct neurotransmitter activation of voltage-gated potassium channels

Baron Chanda (Madison, USA)
Molecular mechanisms of voltage- and ligand-gating in HCN channels

Florian Lesage (Nice, France)
The two faces of TREK K2P channels: polymodal and leak channels channels

Emily Liman (Los Angeles, USA)
Identification of a new family of proton-selective ion channels: the otopetrins

José López-Barneo (Seville, Spain)
Acute oxygen sensing: Mitochondria signaling to membrane ion channels

Dan Minor (San Francisco, USA)
Discovery of a cryptic, druggable site in the heart of a polymodal ion channel    

Guillaume Sandoz (Nice, France)
Heteromerization of K2P channels: from physiology to physiopathology

Alexander Sobolevsky (New York, USA)
Structural mechanisms of gating in ionotropic glutamate receptors

Lu-Yang Wang (Toronto, Canada)
Presynaptic ion channels and plasticity

Jian Yang (New York, USA)
Structural basis of function and regulation of the endolysosomal calcium channel TRPML3

Michael Zhu (Houston, USA)
Excitatory neurotransmission mediated by TRPC4 channels



 Domestic speakers and presentation titles:

Yuji Furutani (Nagoya)
Infrared spectroscopy analyzing "molecular fingerprint" of the selectivity filter in potassium channels

Yuji Hara (Kyoto)
Cell surface flip-flop of phosphatidylserine is critical for PIEZO1-mediated myotube formation

Hiroshi Hibino (Niigata)
Measurement and physiological significance of nanoscale vibrations in the cochlear sensory epithelium of the inner ear

Keiji Imoto (NIPS)
Ion channel wonderland

Keiko Ishihara (Kurume)
New insights into basic properties of the strong inward rectifier K+ channel.

So Iwata (Kyoto)
Time resolved protein crystallography using SACLA

Tomoya Kubota (Suita)
Voltage-gated Na+ channel -The structural function relationship and the channelopathy-

Yasuo Mori (Kyoto)
Changes in redox status activate TRP channels: underlying mechanisms and its significance

Shigetoshi Oiki (Fukui)
Renovating lipid bilayer systems for studying channel-membrane interplays

Yasushi Okamura (Suita)
Mechanisms and physiological roles of voltage-sensing phosphatase

Takushi Shimomura (NIPS)
Molecular mechanisms of the depolarization-induced potentiation of two-pore Na+ channel 3 (TPC3)

Ayako Takeuchi (Fukui)
Roles of mitochondrial Ca channels/transporters in cellular functions

Akiyuki Taruno (Kyoto)
CALHMs:  Fast-activating voltage-gated ATP channels for rapid purinergic neuro-transmission

Makoto Tominaga (NIPS)
Structure and function of thermosensitive TRP channels