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The 67th Okazaki Conference

Molecular Science and Chemical Biology of Biomolecular Function


November 10-12, 2007
Okazaki Conference Center
Okazaki, Japan

November 10
9:00-9:10 Opening address (Hiroki Nakamura, Director General, IMS)
9:10-9:20 Introductory talk (Yasuhisa Mizutani, Osaka Univ.)

Session 1. Hydrogen bonding network and proton transfer


Discussion leader: Yasuhiro Ohshima (IMS)
9:20-9:55 Asuka Fujii (Tohoku Univ.)
9:55-10:30 Masaaki Fujii (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
10:30-10:50 Coffee break
Discussion leader: Kiyokazu Fuke (Kobe Univ.)
10:50-11:25 Hiroshi Sekiya (Kyushu Univ.)
11:25-12:00 Rainer Weinkauf (Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet)
12:00-12:35 Hideki Kandori (Nagoya Inst. Tech.)

12:35-14:00 Lunch

Session 2. Properties and dynamics of soft interface


Discussion leader: Hiroshi Onishi (Kobe Univ.)
14:00-14:35 Robert A.Walker (Univ. Maryland)
14:35-15:10 Tahei Tahara (RIKEN)
15:10-15:45 Taka-aki Ishibashi (Hiroshima Univ.)
15:45-16:05 Coffee break
Discussion leader: Tahei Tahara (RIKEN)
16:05-16:40 Hiroshi Onishi (Kobe Univ.)
16:40-17:15 Mamoru Nango (Nagoya Inst. Tech.)
17:30-19:00 Poster session
November 11

Session 3. Protein structure and dynamics: spectroscopy and crystallography


Discussion leader: Shigeichi Kumazaki (Kyoto Univ.)
9:00-9:35 Michio Matsushita (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
9:35-10:10 Paul M. Champion (Northeastern Univ.)
10:10-10:45 Manho Lim (Pusan National Univ.)
10:45-11:05 Coffee break
Discussion leader: Yasuhisa Mizutani (Osaka Univ.)
11:05-11:40 Shigeichi Kuamazaki (Kyoto Univ.)
11:40-12:15 Hiro-o Hamaguchi (Univ. Tokyo)

12:15-13:45 Lunch

Discussion leader: Teizo Kitagawa


13:45-14:20 Takashi Ogura (Univ. of Hyogo)
14:20-14:55 Boi Hanh Vincent Huynh (Emory Univ.)
14:55-15:30 Michael T. Green (Penn State Univ.)
14:30-15:50 Coffee break
Discussion leader: Masao Ikeda-Saito
15:50-16:25 Koichiro Ishimori (Hokkaido Univ.)
16:25-17:00 Shigetoshi Aono (Okazaki Institute for Integrated Bioscience)
17:00-17:20 Coffee break
Discussion leader: Koichiro Ishimori
17:20-17:55 Yoshitugu Shiro (RIKEN)
17:55-18:30 Masao Ikeda-Saito (Tohoku Univ.)

18:45- Banquet
November 12

Session 4. Design of active sites of proteins and model complexes


Discussion leader: Shunichi Fukuzumi
9:00-9:35 Takashi Hayashi (Osaka Univ.)
9:35-10:10 Shinobu Itoh (Osaka City Univ.)
10:10-10:45 Yoshihito Watanabe (Nagoya Univ.)
10:45-11:05 Coffee break
Discussion leader: Yoshihito Watanabe
11:05-11:40 Masatatsu Suzuki (Kanazawa Univ.)
11:40-12:15 Shunichi Fukuzumi (Osaka Univ.)

12:15-13:30 Photo and Lunch

Session 5. Biomolecular function: from molecules to cells


Discussion leader: Shigetoshi Aono
13:30-14:05 David P. Giedroc (Indiana Univ.)
14:05-14:40 Toshiharu Hase (Osaka Univ.)
14:40-15:00 Coffee break
Discussion leader: Toshiharu Hase
15:00-16:35 Kazuhiro Iwai (Osaka City Univ.)
16:35-16:10 Makoto Suematsu (Keio Univ.)
16:10-16:20 Closing address (Masao Ikeda-Saito)