PROGRAM

The 15th International Society for Tryptophan Research (ISTRY) Conference – Tryptophan Research from Bench Research to Clinical Outcome –

 Sep, 18th(Tue)
 Sep, 19th(Wed)
 Sep, 20th(Thu)
 Sep, 21th(Fri)
9:00
Morning seminar
9:15
9:30Session1
Immunology & Pathology
Session 3
Neuroscience 1
Session 5
Nutrition & toxicology
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:15Closing Remark
11:30Lunch Luncheon Seminar
Presidential talk
11:45Closing Remark
12:00
Buses depart for Excursion
12:15
12:30
12:45Plenary 2
13:00RegistrationSession 4
Analytical & Methodology
13:15
13:30Opening Remarks
13:45Plenary 1
14:00
Session 2
Biology and Chemistry
14:15
14:30Poster session 2
14:45Break, coffee and refreshments
15:00
Symposium 1
Cooperated by Japanese Society for Amino Acid Science (JSAAS) and
International Council on Amino Acid Science(ICAAS Japan)
15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00
Young Scientists Best Poster Award & Oral presentation
16:15Poster session1
16:30
16:45
17:00
Buses depart for Nagahama roman beer
17:15
17:30
17:45
18:00
Opening Reception
18:15Social gathering for young scientists (joint event with Japan-Korea student exchange)
18:30
19:00
19:15
19:30
19:45
20:00

2018 ISTRY Conference

The University of Shiga Prefecture
Center for Academic and Cultural Exchange Hall

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

13:30Opening Remarks – Kuniaki Saito, Fujita Health University
13:45-14:45Plenary 1
Chair: Katsumi Shibata, Konan Women’s University

Speaker
Yoshiharu Shimomura, Nagoya University
Talk Title: Diversity of physiological functions of branched-chain amino acids
14.45-15.00Break, coffee and refreshments
15:00 -17:00Symposium 1
Cooperated by Japanese Society for Amino Acid Science (JSAAS) and
International Council on Amino Acid Science(ICAAS Japan)

Chair: Katsumi Shibata, Konan Women’s University
Chair: Yoshiharu Shimomura, Nagoya University
15:00-16:00 Speaker 1
Trevor Stone, University of Oxford
Talk Title: The kynurenine pathway: where is it leading us?
16:00-17:00Speaker 2
Shigeki Furuya, Kyusyu University
Talk Title: L-Serine: The resurrection of an almost forgotten dispensable amino acid
18:00-20:00Reception
Buses depart for HIKONE CASTLE RESORT & SPA

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

8:50-9:20Morning Seminar
Chair: Hidetsugu Fujigaki, Fujita Health University

Speaker
Robyn Tolhurst, Red Fern Communication
Talk Title: English for Scientists – Getting published in the early part of your career
9:30-11:35Session 1, Track: Immunology & Pathology

Chair: Gilles Guillemin, Macquarie University
Chair Kuniaki Saito, Fujita Health University
9:30-9:55Speaker 1
Luigina Romani, University of Perugia
Talk Title: Properties of fungal IDO at the host/fungus interface
9:55-10:20 Speaker 2
Takeshi Hara, Gifu University
Talk Title: Indoleamine 2, 3 dioxygenasase (IDO) as a prognostic factor of
hematological malignancies
10:20-10:45
Speaker 3
Sandeep Mittal, Wayne State University
Talk Title: Role of tryptophan metabolism and the kynurenine pathway in brain tumors
10:45-11:10 Speaker 4
Katrin Andreasson, Stanford University School of Medicine
Talk Title:De novo synthesis of NAD+ by macrophages regulates immune responses in aging and inflammation
11:10-11:35 Speaker 5
Gilles Guillemin, Macquarie University
Talk Title: Using kynurenine pathway metabolites as biomarkers for disease prognosis,
progression and response to treatment.
11:35-12:45Lunch
12:45-13:45Plenary 2
Chair: Osamu Takikawa, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
Speaker
Takahiro Ochiya, National Cancer Center Research Institute
Talk Title: Exosome as biomarker enriched cargo
13:45-14:00Break, coffee and refreshments
14:00-16:05Session 2, Track: Biology & Chemistry
Chair: Shigenobu Tone, Tokyo Denki University
Chair: Hajime Yuasa, National University Corporation Kochi University
14:00-14:25Speaker 1
Daniel Kalman, Emory University School of Medicine
Talk Title: Indoles from commensal bacteria extend healthspan
14:25-14:50Speaker 2
Midori Matsumoto, Keio University
Talk Title: Tryptophan induces the proliferation of germ stem cell in planarian
14:50-15:15Speaker 3
Hajime Yuasa, Kochi University
Talk Title: Molecular evolution of tryptophan-degrading enzymes.
15:15-15:40Speaker 4
Christopher Austin, Australian Catholic University
Talk Title: Boron clusters as novel frameworks in ido1 drug discovery
15:40-16:05Speaker 5
Akira Asai, University of Shizuoka
Talk Title: Discovery of isothiourea derivatives as novel inhibitors of IDO and TDO
16:05-16:15Break, coffee and refreshments
16:15 -18:00Poster session 1
17:00 -18:00Short presentation by poster presenter
16:50 -17:50Poster presentation at your poster site
18:15Social gathering for young scientists (joint event with Japan-Korea student exchange)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

9:30-11:35Session 3, Track: Neuroscience
Cooperated by Fujita Health University Research Branding Project
Chair: Sophie Erhardt, Karolinska Institutet
Chair: Toshitaka Nabeshima, Fujita Health University
9:30-9:55Speaker 1
Akihiro Mouri, Fujita Health University
Talk Title: Development of animal models and biomarker for depression focused on serotonergic systems
9:55-10:20 Speaker 2
Florian Zepf, The University of Western Australia
Talk Title: Tryptophan & serotonin from a child & adolescent psychiatrist’s perspective
-clinical and research implications-
10:20-11:45
Speaker 3
Sophie Erhardt, Karolinska Institutet
Talk Title: Role of kynurenic acid in psychotic disorders
10:45-11:10 Speaker 4
Robert Dantzer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Talk Title: Leucine abrogates inflammation-induced depression by competing with kynurenine
for blood-to-brain transport
11:10-11:35 Speaker 5
Hyoung-Chun Kim, Kangwon National University
Talk Title: Role of pkcδ in dextromethorphan-induced serotonergic behaviors in mice
12:00-12:40Luncheon Seminar
Presidential talk
Chair: Yoichi Nagamura, Suzuka University of Medical Science
Speaker
Kuniaki Saito, Fujita Health University
Talk Title: L-Tryptophan-kynurenine pathway enzymes are therapeutic target for
various immune-related disorders
13:00-14:15Session 4, Track: Analytical & Methodology
Chair: Trevor Stone, University of Oxford
Chair: Osamu Takikawa, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
13:00-13:25 Speaker 1
Csaba Juhasz, Wayne State University,
Talk Title: Imaging tryptophan uptake and metabolism in brain tumors
13:25-13:50Speaker 2
Kenji Hamase, Kyushu University
Talk Title: Chiral amino acid analysis using multi-dimensional HPLC: a new frontier of
the amino acid and protein research

13:50-14:15Speaker 3
Takahiro A. Kato, Kyushu University
Talk Title: Objective blood biomarkers of psychiatric disorders focusing on
tryptophan-kynurenine pathways
14:15-14:30Break, coffee and refreshments
14:30-16:00Poster session 2
14:30-15:00Short presentation by poster presenter
15:00-16:00Poster presentation at your poster site
16:00-16:45Young Scientists Best Poster Award & Oral presentation
17:00Buses depart for Nagahama roman beer

Friday, September 21, 2018

9:30-11:10Session 5, Track: Nutrition & Toxicology
Chair: Florian Zepf, The University of Western Australia
Chair: Yukari Egashira, Chiba University
9:30-9:55Speaker 1
Takashi Nakagawa, University of Toyama
Talk Title: Dissecting the route for NAD synthesis by NAD precursor
9:55-10:20 Speaker 2
Yusuke Shibui, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Talk Title: Safety Evaluation of L-Tryptophan - Is Tryptophan supplementation safe or not ?-
10:20-10:45
Speaker 3
Valerie Autier, METABRAIN RESEARCH
Talk Title: Targeting Kynurenine Pathway to Treat Metabolic Ageing Disorders
10:45-11:10
Speaker 4
Tsutomu Fukuwatari, The University of Shiga Prefecture
Talk Title: Evaluation of bioavailability of niacin in foods using QPRT-deficient mice
11:10-11:30Closing remarks
12:30Buses depart for Excursion

Excursion, KYOTO SHORT TOUR

12:30University of Shiga Prefecture
15:20-17:00Kiyomizu temple
17:20Kyoto Station

CONTACT INFO

ISTRY 2018 Conference Secretariat

  • Laboratory of Disease Control and Prevention Faculty of Medical Technology, Fujita Health University
  • TEL 0562-93-2611/FAX 0562-93-2541
  • e-mail 2018istry@gmail.com

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