NAGAHAMA Yoshitaka Institute for Basic Biology, Professor, 基礎生物学研究所, 教授 (50113428)
KATSUKI Motoya Institute for Basic Biology, Director, 基礎生物学研究所, 所長 (20051732)
NISHIMUNE Yoshitake Osaka University, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Professor, 微生物病研究所, 教授 (80029793)
YAMAMURA Kenichi Kumamoto University Medical School, Professor, 医学部, 教授 (90115197)
TSUNODA Yukio Kinki University, Faculty of Agriculture, Professor, 農学部, 教授 (80217364)
This research group was aimed at facilitating and encouraging scientific interactions and collaboration among the scientists involved in this priority area. For such purpose, this group organized annual meeting of the priority area, and also symposia open to general scientists. The most significant was the international symposium on "Development and Epigenetics of Mammalian Germ Cells and Pluripotent Stem Cells, "held on 19-21 November, 2001 in Kyoto, with more than 300 participants and 25 speakers.
Speakers includes : Anne McLaren (Cambridge, UK) "Germ cells and stem cells : the key to developmental potency"/Patrick Tam (Sydney, Australia) "Allocation and differentiation of the progenitors for germ cells and urogenital tissues"/Austin Smith (Edinburgh, UK) "Signalling self-renewal in pluripotent stem cells"/Guang-Quan Zhao (Dallas, USA) "BMP signaling in the generation of primordial germ cells in the mouse"/Chris Wylie (Cincinnati, USA)"Migration of mouse primordial germ cells"/Robin L
ovell-Badge (London, UK)"The Molecular Genetics of Sex Determination in Mammals : Building Pathways"/Azim Surani (Cambridge, UK)"The origin and properties of the mouse germ line."/N. B. Hecht (Philadelphia, USA)"Selective intracellular and intercellular mRNA transport in mammalian germ cells"/Hitoshi Niwa (Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan) /Yukio Tsunoda (Kinki Univ., Japan)/Nobuo Takagi (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)/Hiroyuki Sasaki (Nat. Inst. of Genetics, Japan)/Fumitoshi Ishino (Tokyo Inst. for Technology, Japan)"Genomic imprinting in the germ cell lineage"/Takashi Tada (Kyoto Univ., Japan)/Junji Takeda (Osaka Univ., Japan)/Kuniya Abe (Kumamoto Univ., Japan), Yasuhisa Matsui (Osaka Medical Center for Maternal and Child Health, Japan), Toshiaki Noce (Mitsubishi-Kagaku Inst. of Life Sciences, Japan), Norio Nakatsuji (Kyoto Univ., Japan), Tomohiro Kono (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture, Japan), Atsuo Ogura (Nat. Inst. of Infectious Diseases, Japan), Hiroshi Nojima (Osaka Univ., Japan), Masami Nozaki (Osaka Univ., Japan), Masaru Okabe (Osaka Univ., Japan), Gen Kondoh (Osaka Univ., Japan) Less