シンポジウム

大会シンポジウム①(日本語による講演)

11月30日(土)(大会1日目)12:50-14:20 ENEOS Hall

シンポジウムタイトル:「多様なアプローチによる嗅覚研究とその応用展開」

オーガナイザー:櫻井 健志(東京農業大学)、光野 秀文(東京大学)

趣旨・内容:
Olfaction plays pivotal roles in survival of animals because it mediates various behaviors such as mating, foraging, and detection of potential enemies. Olfaction occurs when myriads of odorants are detected by odorant receptors located on the dendritic membrane of olfactory receptor neurons in olfactory organs. Then, odorant signals are processed by neural circuits in the brain to induce a specific behavioral response. Therefore, interdisciplinary approaches that combine various research fields such as organic chemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, neuroscience, and behavioral science are highly important to understand olfactory mechanisms. In this symposium, we will introduce recent advances of olfactory mechanisms of fish, insects and mammals revealed by interdisciplinary research approaches. We will also introduce perspective of how olfactory mechanisms can be translated into a practical research. After following talks, we are going to have a general discussion with the speakers.

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大会シンポジウム②(英語による講演)

11月30日(土)(大会1日目)17:20-19:00 ENEOS Hall

シンポジウムタイトル:「脳の理解にむけた比較生物学と進化論的アプローチ」

オーガナイザー:関洋一(東京薬科大学)、加沢知毅(東京大学)

趣旨・内容:
Our understanding of the brain mechanisms has greatly advanced by focused approaches on a few representative model organisms such as the mouse and the fly. However, to understand the functional common architecture of the brains in the animal kingdom, it is essential to employ comparative approaches to determine similarities and differences of brain structures and functions within a single taxon or across taxa. Furthermore, it is important to explore the evolutionary origin of a given architecture. These studies give important insights into the principles of brain organization and how the brain changes adapting to an animal's ecology. In this symposium, we invite researches working on mammals, insects or early vertebrates to understand the brain from comparative and evolutionary perspectives. We also introduce our present attempt to establish a neuroinformatics platform providing data resources for comparative neuroscience approaches.

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