LOC Symposia

Advances in understanding cerebellar LTD and motor learning: A research field pioneered by Prof. Masao Ito, the leading co-founder of th FAOPS
Chairs Yasuo Kawaguchi (National Institute for Physiological Science, Japan)
Masanobu Kano (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Kazuo Kitamura (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
Speakers Masanobu Kano (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Keiko Tanaka (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
Christian Hansel (The University of Chicago, USA)
Shinji Matsuda (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Jennifer Raymond (Stanford University, USA)
Molecular mechanisms of aging
Chairs Shohei Mitani (Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan)
Shigeo Horie (Juntendo University, Japan)
Speakers Makoto Kuro-o (Jichi Medical University, Japan)
Eiji Hara (Osaka University, Japan)
Xiaodong Wang (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China)
Hiroshi Ito (Keio University, Japan)
Thermal biology: A new world of life science
Chairs Makoto Tominaga (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Kazuhiro Nakamura (Nagoya University, Japan)
Masao Doi   (Kyoto University, Japan)
Speakers Makoto Tominaga (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Craig Montell (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
D. Allan Drummond (University of Chicago, USA)
Kohki Okabe (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Takashi Yoshimura (Nagoya University, Japan)
Kazuhiro Nakamura (Nagoya University, Japan)
Jan Erik Siemens (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Inter-tissue communications underlying metabolic and feeding control
Chairs Yasuhiko Minokoshi (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Shingo Kajimura (University of California San Francisco, USA)
Speakers Shingo Kajimura (University of California San Francisco, USA)
Juro Sakai (Tohoku University, Japan)
Hirofumi Misu (Kanazawa University, Japan)
Ichiro Manabe (Chiba University, Japan)
Yasuhiko Minokoshi (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Masamitsu Fukuyama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Tadashi Uemura (Kyoto University, Japan)
Koichi Kawakami (National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
Hiroshi Inoue (Kanazawa University, Japan)
Tony K.T. Lam (University of Toronto, Canada)
Cutting-edge research topics on skeletal muscle plasticity in health and diseases
Chairs Katsumasa Goto (Toyohashi SOZO University, Japan)
Gordon S. Lynch (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Speakers Nobuharu L Fujii (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Shuichi Machida (Juntendo University, Japan)
Gordon S. Lynch (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Katsumasa Goto (Toyohashi SOZO University, Japan)
Teaching physiology; International perspectives
Chairs Noriyuki Koibuchi (Gunma University, Japan)
Mei Ling Tsai (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Speakers Masato Shibuya (Kagawa Education Institute of Nutrition, Japan)
Fabian C.L. Li (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Adrianta Surjadhana (Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia)
Arif Siddiqui (Barrett Hodgson University, Pakistan)
Mei Ling Tsai (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Hwee Ming Cheng (Univeristy of Malaya, Malaysia)
Mangala Gunatilake (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
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Primate researches in Asian regions
Chairs Suchinda Malaivijitnond (Chulalongkorn University & National Primate Research Centre, Thailand)
Atsushi Iriki (RIKEN, Japan)
Speakers Suchinda Malaivijitnond (Chulalongkorn University & National Primate Research Centre, Thailand)
Ikki Matsuda (Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences, Japan)
Michael D. Gumert ( Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Atsushi Iriki (RIKEN, Japan)
Frontiers in pain physiology - from detection to the survival behavior
Chairs Fusao Kato (The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)
Seog Bae Oh (Seoul National University, Korea)
Speakers Chien-Chang Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Seog Bae Oh (Seoul National University, Korea)
Xu Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Elena Bagley (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Yukari Takahashi (The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan)
CuttingーEdge Optical Imaging of Neuronal Circuits and Synapses
Chairs Haruo Kasai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Junichi Nabekura (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Speakers Haruo Kasai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Ken-ichi Ohki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Ryohei Yasuda (Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, USA)
Valentin Nagerl (Bordeaux University, France)
Toward understanding the neural basis of memory
Chairs Kaoru Inokuchi (University of Toyama, Japan)
Naoki Matsuo (Osaka University, Japan)
Speakers Kaoru Inokuchi (University of Toyama, Japan)
Bong-Kiun Kaang (Seoul National University, Korea)
Naoki Matsuo (Osaka University, Japan)
Teruhiro Okuyama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Shigeyoshi Fujisawa (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)
Membrane transporters related to diseases and drug development
Chairs Naohiko Anzai (Chiba University, Japan)
Stefan Broer (The Australian National University, Australia)
Speakers Stefan Broer (The Australian National University, Australia)
Arthit Chairoungdua (Mahidol University Faculty of Science, Thailand)
Hiroko Segawa (Tokushima University, Japan)
Shinichi Sakamoto(Chiba University, Japan)
Mechanomedicine
Chairs Keiji Naruse (Okayama University, Japan)
Hyoung-kyu Kim (Inje University, Korea)
Speakers Kimiko Yamamoto (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Sung Joon Kim (Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea)
Hiroshi Hibino (Niigata University, Japan)
Hiroshi Asahara (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)

Symposia (Special Slots for International Scientific Program Committee/ FAOPS Councils)

Maternal influences on offspring development (AuPS, Australia)
Chairs Deanne Hryciw (Griffith University, Australia)
Mark Vickers (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Speakers Mark Vickers (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Hui Wang (Wuhan University, China)
Ken-ichi Ohta (Kagawa University, Japan)
Deanne Hryciw (Griffith University, Australia)
From synaptic and network plasticity to behavior (CAPS, China)
Chairs Ying-Shing Chan (University of Hong Kong, China)
Tian-Le Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Speakers Tian-Le Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Hitoshi Okamoto (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)
Ying-Shing Chan (University of Hong Kong, China)
Juan Lerma (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain)
Gastrointestinal Control of Energy Metabolism (CAPS, China)
Chairs Weizhen Zhang (Peking University Health Science Center, China)
Jinxia Zhu (Capital Medical University, China)
Speakers Weizhen Zhang (Peking University Health Science Center, China)
Jinxia Zhu (Capital Medical University, China)
Takafumi Sakai (Saitama University, Japan)
Andreas Stengel (University Medicine Berlin, Germany)
Jianping Ye (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Advances in the role of adipocyte in health and disease (CPS, Taiwan)
Chair Po-Shiuan Hsieh (National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan)
Speakers Yu-Hua Tseng (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Yau-Sheng Tsai (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Juu-Chin Lu (Chang Gung University, Taiwan)
Toshimasa Yamauchi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Gastrointestinal microbiome and immunophysiology (CPS, Taiwan)
Chairs Linda Yu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Shinji Fukuda (Keio University, Japan)
Speakers Shinji Fukuda (Keio University, Japan)
Sunny H Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Linda CH Yu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Andre G Buret (University of Calgary, Canada)
Cutting-edge approaches to long-lasting questions and novel aspects of inward rectifier K+ channels -- A quarter-century anniversary of cDNA isolation (ISPP, Israel)
Chairs Eitan Reuveny (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Yoshihiro Kubo (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Speakers Keiko Ishihara (Kurume University, Japan)
Chung-Chin Kuo (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
I-Shan Chen (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Eitan Reuveny (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Leveraging novel techniques to research and translate synaptic transmission and plasticity (ISPP, Iran)
Chairs Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
Vahid Sheibani (Kerman Neuroscience Research Center, Iran)
Speakers Azar Omrani (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Bechara John Saab (Mobio Interactive, Canada)
Qiang Liu (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Vahid Sheibani (Kerman Neuroscience Research Center, Iran)
Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
Neurobiology of reward system in the Brain (ISPP, Iran)
Chairs Abbas Haghparast (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran)
Abdolrahman Sarihi (Hamadan University, Iran)
Speakers Dipesh Chaudhary (New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Jing Liang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Abbas Haghparast (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran)
Yonghui Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Abdolrahman Sarihi (Hamedan University, Iran)
Mitochondrial Physiology and Pathophysiology (KPS, Korea)
Chairs Kyu-Sang Park (Yonsei University, Korea)
Jin Han (Inje University, Korea)
Speakers Nicolas Demaurex (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Minho Shong (Chungnam National University, Korea)
Naotada Ishihara (Osaka University, Japan)
Kyu-Sang Park (Yonsei University, Korea)
Physiome for organ function (KPS, Korea)
Chairs Eun Bo Shim (Kangwon National University, Korea)
Chae-Hun Leem (University of Ulsan, Korea)
Speakers Vartan Kurtcuoglu (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Seiryo Sugiura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Chae Hun Leem (University of Ulsan, Korea)
Eun Bo Shim (Kangwon National University, Korea)
The consequences of preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction and hypoxia-ischemia (PSNZ, New Zealand)
Chair Laura Bennet (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Speakers Simerdeep Dhillon (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Tomoaki Ikeda (Mie University, Japan)
Julia Pitcher (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Bec Dyson (Otago University, New Zealand)
Metabolic syndrome and bone metabolism (TPS, Thailand)
Chair Narattaphol Charoenphandhu (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Speakers Narattaphol Charoenphandhu (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Siriporn Chattipakorn (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
Panan Suntornsaratoon (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Miyuki Kuno (Osaka City University, Japan)

General Symposium

New Translational Insights on Cardiopulmonary Remodeling
Chair Masanari Umemura (Yokohama City University, Japan)
Co-Chair Lin Hai Kurahara (Fukuoka-University, Japan)
Facilitation of Recovery of Motor Function After Paralysis
Chair Yukio Nishimura (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan)
Co-Chair Takuya Takahashi (Yokohama City University, Japan)
Biophysical mechanisms underlying nano-vibrations of the sensory epithelium in hearing organs
Chair Hiroshi Hibino (Niigata University, Japan)
Co-Chair Reichenbach Tobias (Imperial College London, UK)
Daily /adaptable Yin-Yang transitions in diverse physiological processes coordinated by multi-cellular Chrono-molecular signal
Chair Masaaki Ikeda (Saitama Medical University, Japan)
Co-Chair Teruya Tamaru (Toho University School of Medicine, Japan)
Advances in the mastication and swallowing physiology to prepare for an aging society
Chair Yoshitaka Oku (Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan)
Co-Chair Makito Iizuka (Showa University, Japan)
New insights into baroreflex function for cerebral and cardiovascular regulation: Implications for human health and disease.
Chair Shigehiko Ogoh (Toyo University, Japan)
Co-Chair Paul J Fadel (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
The role of the sympathetic nerves in health and disease
Chair Rohit Ramchandra (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Dynamics of membrane trafficking and intracellular signaling
Chair Yoh Takuwa (Kanazawa University, Japan)
Co-Chair Yusuke Ohba (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Adaptation mechanisms to external or internal environmental changes of respiratory system
Chair Hiroshi Onimaru (Showa University, Japan)
Co-Chair Keiko Ikeda (International University of Health and Welfare, Japan)
New Paradigm in Physiology and Pathophysiology of Coagulation-fibrinolysis System
Chair Katsuya Hirano (Kagawa University, Japan)
Co-Chair Tetsumei Urano (Hamamatsu University, Japan)
Proton signalings and proton-related functions
Chair Yoshifumi Okochi (Osaka University, Japan)
Co-Chair Ye Yu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China)
Glia and Neurological Diseases: from Physiological to Pathological Roles of Astrocytes and Microglia
Chair Sun Kwang Kim (Kyung Hee University, Korea)
Co-Chair Hiroaki Wake (Kobe University, Japan)
Complexity and Diversity of Motility Regulation in Smooth Muscle
Chair Shinsuke Nakayama (Nagoya University, Japan)
Co-Chair Masaru Watanabe (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
NInflammation and Atherosclerosis
Chair Yi Zhu (Tianjin Medical University, China)
Co-Chair Ding Ai (Tianjin Medical University, China)
Synaptic remodeling and beyond in health and disease
Chair Ryuta Koyama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Co-Chair Naofumi Uesaka (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Regulation of cell functions by phosphoinositides
Chair Zhuan Zhou (Peking University, China)
Co-Chair Yasushi Okamura (Osaka University, Japan)
Ca2+-permeable channels of excitable and non-excitable cells in health and disease
Chair Masayuki Mori (Kyoto University, Japan)
Co-Chair Tuck Wah Soong (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
New insights into central mechanisms underlying hypertension
Chair Julian Francis Paton (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Co-Chair Sabine Sandra, Stephanie Gouraud (Ochanomizu University, Japan)
Substance abuse and addiction ~ From basic science to regulatory science
Chair Tomoaki Shirao (Gunma University, Japan)
Co-Chair Bart A. Ellenbroek (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Genomics of Sports and Exercise
Chair Noriyuki Fuku (Juntendo University, Japan)
Co-Chair Ola Hanson (Lunds University, Sweden)
New insights into Endocrinology and Metabolism
Chair Izuki Amano (Gunma University, Japan)
Co-Chair Ronny Lesmana (Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia)
Life Style Related Diseases in Asia: Underlying Mechanisms, Functions and Behavioural Transitions
Chair Kanwal Preet Kochhar (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India)
Co-Chair Kishore Kumar Deepak (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India)
Social communication through sensory information
Chair Sachine Yoshida (Toho University, Japan)
Co-Chair Masakazu Ide (National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Japan)
Cutting-edge Research in Neural Network Dynamics Sponsorship by Women in Physiology of Japan (WPJ)
Chair Akiko Arata (Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan)
Co-Chair Yumiko Yoshimura (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Calcium signaling in heart disease
Chair Shi-Qiang Wang (Peking University, China)
Co-Chair Sun-Hee Woo (Chungnam National University, Korea)
“Ins” and “outs” of smooth muscle
Chair Hikaru Hashitani (Nagoya City University, Japan)
Co-Chair Dirk Ferdinand van Helden (University of Newcastle, Australia)
New molecular insights into the synaptic tagging and capture hypothesis
Chair Tomonori Takeuchi (Aarhus University, Japan)
Co-Chair Sreedharan Sajikumar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Plasticity of inhibitory signaling in Epilepsy: New Physiological Mechanisms
Chair Andy Moorhouse (School of Medical Sciences, Australia)
Co-Chair Atsuo Fukuda (Hamamatsu University, Japan)
Sports and Brain
Chair Kazuyuki Kanosue (Waseda University, Japan)
Co-Chair Yukio Nishimura (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan)
Dynamic signaling of axon and presynaptic terminals revealed by direct recordings
Chair Shin-ya Kawaguchi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Co-Chair Haruyuki Kamiya (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Ca2+ signaling in health and disease
Chair Xiaoqiang Yao (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Co-Chair Ryuji Inoue (Fukuoka University, Japan)
Brain pathways linking between emotion, behaviour and autonomic responses
Chair Youichirou Ootsuka (Flinders University, Japan)
Co-Chair Tomoyuki Kuwaki (Kagoshima University, Japan)
Optical neuroscience: reading and manipulating neural computation behind cognition, memory, and behavior
Chair Masakazu Agetsuma (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)
Co-Chair Luis Alberto Carrillo-Reid (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)
Alternative GPCR and G-protein signaling in cardiovascular disease and therapy
Chair Utako Yokoyama (Yokohama City University , Japan)
Co-Chair Motohiko Sato (Aichi Medical University, Japan)
Zinc physiology and pathophysiology
Chair Tosiyuki Fukada (Tokushima Bunri University, Japan)
Co-Chair Taiho Kambe (Kyoto University, Japan)
Contribution of microglia in health and disease of the brain
Chair Mami Noda (Kyushu University, Japan)
Co-Chair Helmut Kettenmann (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany)
Hibernation and Torpor in mammals
Chair Yoshifumi Yamaguchi (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Co-Chair Genshiro A Sunagawa (RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Japan)
The Social Brain: Recent Progress in Understanding Molecules and Networks of Social Behavior
Chair Sonoko Ogawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Co-Chair Nandini Vasudevan (University of Reading, UK)
Amygdala Neuronal Circuits in Adaptive Behaviors
Chair Ayako M Watabe (Jikei University, Japan)
Co-Chair Pankaj Sah (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Implication of tonic inhibition for Brain function
Chair Bo-Eun Yoon (Dankook University, Korea)
Co-Chair C. Justin Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
New insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases
using experimental model systems
Chair Ching‐Yi Tsai (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan)
Co-Chair Sujira Mukda (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Intervention factors of neuronal irregular development: from gut bacteria to mental situation via chemicals.
Chair Sachiko Yoshida (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)
Co-Chair Yasunari Kanda (National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan)
Frontiers in Ca2+ release research in skeletal muscle: 50th anniversary from discovery of Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release
Chair Takashi Murayama (Juntendo University , Japan)
Co-Chair Zhiguang (Michael) Yuchi (Tianjin Univeristy, China)
The potential roles of NMDAR in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders: new findings and therapeutic targets
Chair Wen-Sung Lai (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Co-Chair Hisashi Mori (University of Toyama, Japan)
Pulmonary hypertension and inflammation: the interdependent processes triggered by each other
Chair Xiaoqun Qin (Central South University, China)
Co-Chair Qinghua Hu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Optogenetics: Contributions to Physiology and Medicine Beyond Brain Circuit-Breaking
Chair Hiromu Yawo (Tohoku University, Japan)
Co-Chair George Augustine (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Contribution of brain research to the understanding of the physiology, psychology and communication of acute and chronic pain.
Chair Mathieu Piché (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Canada)
Co-Chair Pierre Rainville (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Molecular evidences Link Physical Exercise to Cardiovascular Improvement
Chair Junjie Xiao (Shanghai University, China)
Co-Chair Julie McMullen (Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia)
TRP channels and inflammation/fibrosis
Chair Insuk So (Seoul National University , Korea)
Co-Chair Ryuji Inoue (Fukuoka Univ, Japan)
Neural circuit basis of behavioral physiology
Chair Shi-Bing Yang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Co-Chair Tsung-Han Kuo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Mechanisms of systemic beauty and health
Chair Motohiro Nishida (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan)
Co-Chair Jin Han (Inje University, Korea)
Integrative neural processing of sound information in the higher auditory centers.
Chair Munenori Ono (Kanazawa Medical University, Japan)
Co-Chair Ling Qin (China Medical University, China)
Neurobiology of obesity and its metabolic comorbidities
Chair Makoto Fukuda (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
Co-Chair Toshihiko Yada (Kansai Electric Power Medical Research Institute, Japan)
"New Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine of Renal Function"
Chair Yoshinori Marunaka (Kyoto Industrial Health Association and Ritsumeikan University)
Speakers "Failure to sense energy depletion in chronic kidney disease”
Eisei SOHARA (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
“Kidney reconstitution from iPS cells based on developmental biology”
Ryuichi NISHINAKAMURA (Kumamoto University)
“Functional Kidney Regeneration from iPS cell using xeno-nephrogenic niche”
Takashi YOKOO (The Jikei University School of Medicine)
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