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Annual Meeting 2022
GTC cover art December 2021

December 2021
This year's Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ2021) is going to be held in Yokohama from December 1 to 3. This is the tenth Annual Meeting in Yokohama, but this will be the last. Online participation is also possible if preferred. We would like to express our sincere respect to all the people involved in the preparation of the event despite the difficulties in the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants are arriving at the train station one after another. Let's meet in Yokohama (or online)!

GTC cover art November 2021

November 2021
A woman enduring the heat of moxibustion, using a box with chili peppers on top as a pillow. The nonselective cation channel TRPV1 (schematically depicted on her kimono and the side of the box below her) is a receptor that responds to capsaicin, the pungent component of chili pepper, and heat above 43°C, making us feel heat and pain. Prof. David Julius, who discovered TRPV1, will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2021 (jointly with Prof. Ardem Patapoutian for the discovery of receptors for mechanical stimuli).