Genome Concept Centennial Symposium
This symposium is financially supported by National Institute of Genetics (NIG International Symposium) and by Yaponesia Genome Project.

Because of new corona virus outbreak in 2020, we decided to postpone this conference.
NEW Dates: February 15-17 (Monday-Wednesday), 2021

[OLD Dates: August 23-25 (Sunday-Tuesday), 2020]
Place: This conference will be held purely online supported by Plaza Verde, Numazu, Japan Home Page of Plaza Verde

"Genome Concept Centennial Conference" will be held on February 15-17 2021 using zoom.
If you are interested in attending, please send your information (Name, Affiliation institution, Occupation and e-mail address) to GCC administrative office ( ) via E-mail.
Admission to this conference is free.

Please download GCCC brochure.
This brochure includes profiles of all speakers.

GCC Keynote speakers (30min talk + 5min discussion)

Dr. GOJOBORI Takashi (Distinguished Professor & Associate Director of Computational Bioscience Research Center, KAUST)
Dr. Dan GRAUR (Moores Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston)
Dr. LI Wen-Hsiung (Distinguished Research Fellow, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Dr. LI Yi-Xue (Director, Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology, Shanghai)
Dr. Mark STONEKING (Professor, University of Leipzig, Leipzig)

GCC Invited Speakers (20min talk+ 5 min discussion)

Dr. Hiroshi AKASHI (Professor, Division of Evolutionary Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. Aida ANDRES (Professor, University College London, London)
Dr. SU Bing (Professor, CAS Kunming Institue of Zoology , Kunming)
Dr. CHAW Shu-Miaw (Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Dr. Tal DAGAN (Professor, University of Kiel, Kiel)
Dr. FUJIMOTO Akihiro (Professor, University of Tokyo, Tokyo)
Dr. Arndt von HAESELER (Professor, University of Vienna, Vienna)
Dr. HANADA Kousuke (Associate Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology , Tobata)
Dr. HASEBE Mitsuyasu (Professor, National Institute of Basic Biology, Okazaki)
Dr. IKEO Kazuho (Associate Professor, Laboratory for DNA Data Analysis, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. IMANISHI Tadashi (Professor, Tokai University, Isehara)
Dr. INOUE Ituro (Professor, Division of Human Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. INOUE Jun (Assistant Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa)
Dr. ITOH Takeshi (Advanced Analysis Center Leader, The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba)
Dr. Timothy A. JINAM (Assistant Professor, Population Genetics Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. KANZAWA-KIRIYAMA Hideaki (Associate Curator, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba)
Dr. KIMURA Ryosuke (Associate Professor, University of Ryukyu, Okinawa)
Dr. KINOSHITA Tetsu (Professor, Yokohama City University , Yokohama)
Dr. KITANO Jun (Professor, Division of Ecological Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. Kirill KRYUKOV (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Population Genetics Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. MINETA Katsuhiko (Researcher, KAUST, Jedda)
Dr. NAKAMURA Yasukazu (Professor, Genome Informatics Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. OOTA Hiroki (Professor, University of Tokyo, Tokyo)
Dr. OSADA Naoki (Associate Professor, Hokkaido University , Sapporo)
Dr. FU Qiaomei (Professor, CAS Institute of Paleontology and paleoanthropology, Beijing)
Dr. SAITOU Naruya (Professor, Population Genetics Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. SASAKI Hiroyuki (Professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka)
Dr. SATTA Yoko (Professor, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama)
Dr. SHIMIZU Kentaro (Professor, University of Zurich, Zurich)
Dr. SHIMIZU Hiroshi (Researcher, KAUST, Jedda)
Dr. SHINODA Ken-Ichi, (Senior Director in Research, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo/Tsukuba)
Dr. SHINZATO Chuya (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa)
Dr. Anne STONE (Professor, Arizona State University, Phoenix)
Dr. SUZUKI Hitoshi (Professor, Hokkaido University, Sapporo)
Dr. SUZUKI Rumiko (Project Associate Professor, Population Genetics Laboratory, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
Dr. TAKEYAMA Haruko (Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo)
Dr. TAMURA Koichiro (Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo)
Dr. Yun-Xin FU (Professor, University of Texas at Houston, Houston)


=================================== Day 1: Monday, February 15, 2021 =================================== 13:00 - 13:10 Opening remarks Dr. IKEO Kazuho, Chair of GCCC, National Institute of Genetics Dr. HANAOKA Fumio, Director-General, National Institute of Genetics 13:10 - 15:00 Session 1 (Chair: Dr. SATTA Yoko) 13:10 - 13:45 Keynote talk 1 by Dr. Wen-Hsiung Li, Taipei Talk title: Evolutionary insights from microbial genomes 13:45 - 14:10 Invited talk 1 by Dr. SU Bing, Kunming Talk title: Comparative brain 3D genome analysis reveals evolutionary innovations of human corticogenesis 14:10 - 14:35 Invited talk 2 by Dr. FU Qiaomei, Beijing Talk title: The prehistory of East Asian using insights from ancient DNA 14:35 - 15:00 Invited talk 3 by Dr. CHAW Shu-Miaw, Taipei ==> moved to 18:30-18:55 after session 3 Talk title: Stout camphor tree (Laurel family) genome fills gaps in understanding of flowering plant genome evolution 15:00 - 15:20 Tea break 15:20 - 16:45 Session 2 (Chair: Dr. TAMURA Koichiro) 15:20 - 15:55 Keynote talk 2 by Dr. GOJOBORI Takashi, KAUST Talk title: Genome evolution in Asian rice domestication 15:55 - 16:20 Invited talk 4 by Dr. SHIMIZU Hiroshi, KAUST Talk title: Behavior of cnidarian hydra : dominance of foot nervous system in behavioral regulation 16:20 - 16:45 Invited talk 5 by Dr. MINETA Katsuhiko, KAUST Talk title: Population genomics of indigenous inhabitants of Arabia 16:45 - 17:05 Tea break 17:05 - 18:55 Session 3 (Chair: Dr. SAITOU Naruya) 17:05 - 17:40 Keynote talk 3 by Dr. Mark STONEKING, Leipzig Talk title: Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution 17:40 - 18:05 Invited talk 6 by Dr. SHINODA Ken-ichi, Tsukuba Talk title: Contribution of ancient genome analysis to the study of the origin of the Japanese - Looking back on the research history of the past 30 years 18:05 - 18:30 Invited talk 7 by Dr. Arndt von HAESELER, Vienna Talk title: Lineage size evolution in developing organoids 18:30 - 18:55 Invited talk 3 by Dr. CHAW Shu-Miaw, Taipei (talk time changed) Talk title: Stout camphor tree (Laurel family) genome fills gaps in understanding of flowering plant genome evolution =================================== Day 2: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 =================================== 9:00 - 10:25 Session 4 (Chair: Dr. IKEO Kazuho) 9:00 - 9:35 Keynote talk 4 by Dr. Dan GRAUR, Houston Talk title: The Selectionist Pandemic and the Emperor's New Clothes: Examining the Evidence for Soft Selective Sweeps in Humans 9:35 - 10:00 Invited talk 8 by Dr. Anne STONE, Phoenix Talk title: Mycobacterium leprae genomic variation and evolutionary history in the Pacific 10:00 - 10:25 Invited talk 9 by Dr. Yun-Xin FU, Houston Talk title: Tetrahymena amitosis strategy: from sex determination to whole genome sequencing 10:25 - 10:45 Tea break 10:45 - 12:10 Session 5 (Chair: Dr. KITANO Jun) 10:45 - 11:20 Keynote talk 5 by Dr. LI Yi-Xue, Shanghai Talk title: A pharmaco-genomic landscape in human liver cancers 11:20 - 11:45 Invited talk 10 by Dr. KINOSHITA Tetsu, Yokohama Talk title: Overcoming the species hybridization barrier by ploidy manipulation in the genus Oryza 11:45 - 12:10 Invited talk 11 by Dr. HASEBE Mitsuyasu, Okazaki Talk title: Evolution of carnivory and movement in plants 12:10 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 14:45 Session 6 (Chair: Dr. NAKAMURA Yasukazu) 13:30 - 13:55 Invited talk 12 by Dr. SASAKI Hiroyuki, Fukuoka Talk title: DNA methylation in development and disease 13:55 - 14:20 Invited talk 13 by Dr. INOUE Jun, Kashiwa Talk title: dbCNS: a new database for conserved non-coding sequences 14:20 - 14:45 Invited talk 14 by Dr. SHINZATO Chuya, Kashiwa Talk title: Using genomics to reveal novel insights into coral biology 14:45 - 15:05 Tea break 15:05 - 16:45 Session 7 (Chair: Dr. SUZUKI Rumiko) 15:05 - 15:30 Invited talk 15 by Dr. AKASHI Hiroshi, NIG Talk title: Population genomics of weak evolutionary forces: Base composition evolution in Drosophila 15:30 - 15:55 Invited talk 16 by Dr. NAKAMURA Yasukazu, NIG Talk title: A chromosome-level assembly of a domestic cat of American Shorthair 15:55 - 16:20 Invited talk 17 by Dr. KITANO Jun, NIG Talk title: Genetics of adaptive radiation in stickleback and medaka fishes 16:20 - 16:45 Invited talk 18 by Dr. INOUE Ituro, NIG Talk title: Genomics and cultivation of new virus world 16:45 - 17:05 Tea break 17:05 - 18:45 Session 8 (Chair: Dr. AKASHI Hiroshi) 17:05 - 17:30 Invited talk 19 by Dr. TAMURA Koichiro, Tokyo Talk title: Genome evolution for cold adaptation in experimental populations of Drosophila albomicans 17:30 - 17:55 Invited talk 20 by Dr. Tal DAGAN, Kiel Talk title: Plasmids as turtles in an evolutionary race 17:55 - 18:20 Invited talk 21 by Dr. SHIMIZU Kentaro, Zurich Talk title: Polyploid wheat as the traditional model of genome analysis and the last frontier of genome sequencing 18:20 - 18:45 Invited talk 22 by Dr. Aida ANDRES, London Talk title: Dissecting genomes to identify local adaptations in humans and other primates =================================== Day 3: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 =================================== 9:00 - 10:40 Session 9 (Chair: Dr. IMANISHI Tadashi) 9:00 - 9:25 Invited talk 23 by Dr. SATTA Yoko, Hayama Talk title: Population genomics on the origin of lactase persistence in Europe and South Asia 9:25 - 9:50 Invited talk 24 by Dr. IKEO Kazuho, NIG Talk title: Reconstruction of cell lineage trees by using single-cell RNA sequence data 9:50 - 10:15 Invited talk 25 by Dr. OSADA Naoki, Sapporo Talk title: Genome-wide genetic diversity of wild house mice across Eurasia 10:15 - 10:40 Invited talk 26 by Dr. KIMURA Ryosuke, Okinawa Talk title: Pleiotropic effects of the EDAR 370V/A variant on East Asian phenotypes 10:40 - 11:00 Tea break 11:00 - 12:15 Session 10 (Chair: Dr. INOUE Ituro) 11:00 - 11:25 Invited talk 27 by Dr. TAKEYAMA Haruko, Tokyo Talk title: high-resolution analysis of environmental microbes by massively parallel single-cell genome sequencing 11:25 - 11:50 Invited talk 28 by Dr. FUJIMOTO Akihiro, Tokyo Talk title: Whole genome sequencing with long-reads reveals complex structure and origin of structural variation in human genetic variations and somatic mutations in cancer 11:50 - 12:15 Invited talk 29 by Dr. OOTA Hiroki, Tokyo Talk title: Genome of Jomon people and peopling history of East Eurasians 12:15 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 14:45 Session 11 (Chair: Dr. OSADA Naoki) 13:30 - 13:55 Invited talk 30 by Dr. SUZUKI Hitoshi, Sapporo Talk title: Geographic shift of the house mouse Mus musculus following humans during the past 15,000 years 13:55 - 14:20 Invited talk 31 by Dr. ITOH Takeshi, Tsukuba Talk title: Genomics of plants: the genome concept made real 14:20 - 14:45 Invited talk 32 by Dr. HANADA Kousuke, Tobata Talk title: Positive selective sweeps of epigenetic mutations regulating specialized metabolites in plants 14:45 - 15:05 Tea break 15:05 - 16:20 Session 12 (Chair: Dr. FUJIMOTO Akihiro) 15:05 - 15:30 Invited talk 33 by Dr. IMANISHI Tadashi, Isehara Talk title: Rapid profiling of drug-resistant bacteria using a single-molecule DNA sequencer 15:30 - 15:55 Invited talk 34 by Dr. KANZAWA-KIRIYAMA Hideaki, Tsukuba Talk title: Genome from the initial to final Jomon: Genetic history throughout the Jomon period 15:55 - 16:20 Invited talk 35 by Dr. Timothy A. JINAM, NIG Talk title: Population substructure within mainland Japanese suggests multiple waves of migration 16:20 - 16:40 Tea break 16:40 - 17:55 Session 13 (Chair: Dr. Timothy A. JINAM) 16:40 - 17:05 Invited talk 36 by Dr. SUZUKI Rumiko, NIG Talk title: Genome mapping of F1 hybrid camels 17:05 - 17:30 Invited talk 37 by Dr. Kirill KRYUKOV, NIG Talk title: GenomeSync: streamlining access to current genome data 17:30 - 17:55 Invited talk 38 by Dr. SAITOU Naruya, NIG Talk title: AGTC, iDarwin, and Yaponesia Genome Project 17:55 - 18:00 Closing Remarks Organizing Committee for GCC Symposium Dr. IKEO Kazuho (DNA Data Analysis Laboratory, NIG), Chair Dr. SAITOU Naruya (Population Genetics Laboratory, NIG) Dr. SATTA Yoko (Graduate University for Advanced Studies) Dr. TAMURA Koichiro (Tokyo Metropolitan University) IKEO and SAITOU (2020) introduced this GCCC in iDarwin volume 0, pp. 12-18. GCC administrative office: National Institute of Genetics Mishima, 411-8540, Japan email: phone: +81-55-981-6790 fax: +81-55-981-6789 Updated on February 15 2021