This symposium is to replace the one cancelled in March this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
We look forward to meeting you online!
Theme: Integrated organoid science: Stem cells, Engineering, Medicine
Date: November 4 (Wed.) – 6 (Fri.), 2020
Venue: Virtual Event (Details will be informed to registered participants)
Co-Host: Center for Stem Cells and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM), Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Co-Sponsorship: Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe
Registration fee: FREE
Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020
*Registration will close when the capacity is reached up to 450.
Topics will include:
(1) The principles of self-organization
(2) Modeling development and disease
(3) Engineering approaches
(4) New technologies
(5) Brain organoids
Meeting website: https://wisj2019.wixsite.com/wisj/isfrcb2020
December 5, 2020 (Sat) 14:30–21:00 JST (Zoom online meeting)
Capacity: 300 people (registration required from the following URL, first-come, first-served)
Organizer: Women in Science Japan (WiSJ) https://www.wisj.online/
In 2019, we organized the first International Symposium for Female Researchers in Chromatin Biology in Japan, the ISFRCB 2019, which provided a rare opportunity to support and inspire female scientists in Japan. It was possible by bringing together prominent female scientists who are professors and institute directors from various European countries to not only present their research but also to share their experiences during difficult times in their careers as female scientists. A lecturer from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) also provided a course on laboratory management. These ground-breaking efforts were highlighted on the institutional websites of the participating female researchers from Europe. Naturally, there were positive voices and requests in and out of Japan to hold the second ISFRCB in 2020.
For these reasons, we will hold the second ISFRCB on December 5, 2020 to inspire female researchers in Japan. Unfortunately, the ISFRCB 2020 will be held online this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will actively discuss what is needed to increase the number of female PIs from various perspectives, with speakers from in and out of Japan. We would like to emphasize that the scope of this symposium is not limited to young female researchers. We welcome participants of all ages, both male and female, who are interested in this issue to think together to solve the difficult situation of female researchers in Japan.
Outline of the Symposium
Date: February 20-24, 2021
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts