The 1st International Training Course for Singularity Biology

General Information

Dates 4 – 9 August 2019
Venue Osaka University Suita Campus (Osaka, Japan)
Quantitative Biology Buildings, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (Osaka Campus)
Language English
Organizer “Singularity Biology”, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area (8007), MEXT, JAPAN

Purpose

To acquire the skills indispensable for investigating singularity resides in biological science, the relevant tangible techniques, and skills, including, e.g., state-of-the-art microscopy, single-cell genomics, and machine learning-based image processing, will be trained through workshops, lectures and brainstorming.

Course contents

Practical training

  1. Construction of Raman and fiber microscopy
  2. Automated in-cell single-molecule imaging system
  3. Single cell picking and gene expression analysis
  4. Whole-brain imaging and post image processing
  5. 4D cell nuclear tracking and cell dynamics analysis
  6. Strategies for the exploration/exploitation dilemma
  7. Signal processing techniques to biological imaging

Lecture

  1. Singularity Biology overview
  2. Bioluminescence imaging
  3. Onset of the signaling wave at 10,000 cell population
  4. Principle and application of single-molecule imaging
  5. Singularity in cancer immunology

Design Thinking

Brainstorming to develop an ability to find a “proper question” necessary for outstanding science.
The concept is “Stay Pappara-Pa (foolish in Osaka dialect) to think different”

Lecturer (alphabetical order)

Hiroko Bannai (School of Medicine, Keio University)
Hitoshi Hashimoto (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University)
Michio Hiroshima (RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research)
Kazuki Horikawa (Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University)
Takeharu Nagai (The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University)
Atsuyoshi Nakamura (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University)
Takanobu Nakazawa (Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka University)
Taku Okazaki (Institute of Advanced Medical Sciences, Tokushima University)
Shuichi Onami (RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research)
Shunsuke Ono (School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Katsuyuki Shiroguchi (RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research)
Tomonobu Watanabe (RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research)
Hideaki Yoshimura (Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

Course schedule

15.00 PM –
Sun 4 Aug
Osaka University Opening  Singularity Biology overview (Takeharu Nagai)
Get together reception (JINPA BBQ)
Mon 5 Aug Osaka University Lecture  Bioluminescence imaging (Hideaki Yoshimura)
Onset of the signaling wave at 10,000 cell population (Kazuki Horikawa)
Practice  Whole-brain imaging and post image processing using FAST (Hitoshi Hashimoto)
Brainstorming 1  Think different and create “Pappara-Pa” ideas for Singularity Biology (1)
Tue 6 Aug RIKEN Osaka Practice  Construction of Raman and fiber microscopy (Tomonobu Watanabe)
Automated in-cell single-molecule imaging system (AiSIS) (Michio Hiroshima)
Single cell picking and gene expression analysis (Katsuyuki Shiroguchi)
Wed 7 Aug
 
RIKEN Osaka Lecture  Principle and application of single-molecule imaging (Hiroko Bannai)
Singularity in cancer immunology (Taku Okazaki)
Practice  Continued from Tuesday 6 Aug.
Brainstorming 2
Thu 8 Aug Osaka University Practice  4D cell nuclear tracking and cell dynamics analysis (Shuichi Onami)
Brainstorming 3
Fri 9 Aug
 
– 12:30 PM
Osaka University Practice  Strategies for the exploration/exploitation dilemma (Atsuyoshi Nakamura)
Signal processing techniques to biological imaging (Shunsuke Ono)
Closing  Message for “singularity” people

Participation fee

25,000 JPY (Japanese Yen) per person. The fee does not include travel, accommodation or meals. The fee will be collected at the venue.

Accommodation

Lodge of Research Center for Nuclear Physics or other lodging facilities of Osaka University will be available. However, it is not known exactly whether we will be able to offer all rooms required at the moment.

Eligible Participants

Graduate students (doctor/master course students), postdoctoral researchers, Research Associates or Assistant Professors who have interests in Singularity Biology.

The number of participants

Approximately 16.

In the case of too many applications, we will carefully select applicants considering eligibility requirements and various areas of balance. The selection results will be sent via e-mail at the beginning of July 2019.

Period for acceptance of applications   Wed. 5, June – Wed. 26, June 2019 (The due date is 26, June 2019.)

Participant registration (Please download the Participant Registration Form, fill all of the fields and send it to  secretariat@singularity-bio.jp

Organizer

Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on
Innovative Area “Singularity Biology”

Contact

The secretariat of Scientific Research on Innovative Area “Singularity Biology”
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6879-8481  (Fax: +81-6-6875-5724)
E-mail: secretariat@singularity-bio.jp