Day 1 Nov. 8th (Tue.)

11:00 – 11:50

Welcome message from Toshihiko Shiroishi (RIKEN BioResource Research Center, Japan; ANRRC President)

Greeting from Hideki Nakagawara (Life Sciences Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)

Greeting from Shuang-Jiang Liu (Former ANRRC President, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Keynote Talk (chaired by Shuang-Jiang Liu)

Toshihiko Shiroishi (RIKEN BioResource Research Center, Japan; ANRRC President)
Twenty years of RIKEN BRC
(Group Photos)
11:50 – 13:20
Session 1, Activities of Microbial Resource Centers and Future Perspective (chaired by Moriya Ohkuma and Suwanee Chunhametha)

Suwanee Chunhametha (Thailand Bioresource Research Center, TBRC)
TBRC in 2022 and beyond
Suresh Korpole (Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank, MTCC, India)
MTCC, a Microbial Resource Centre: Role in conservation and distribution of microbial diversity
Ai-Hua Li (China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center, CGMCC)
Activity of CGMCC in microbial resource collection and diversity research
Song-Gun Kim (The Korean Collection for Type Cultures, KCTC)
Advancement of Microbial Infra-structure through Clustering of Microbial Resource Centers in Korea
Lunch break
14:10 – 15:20
Session 2, Cutting Edge of Imaging Technology (chaired by Yoshihiro Miwa)

Yoshihiro Miwa (RIKEN BioResource Research Center, Japan)
Advantages and application of NIR fluorescence imaging
Takahiro Nakajima (Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC) and The University of Tokyo, Japan)
A red light–responsive photoswitch for deep tissue optogenetics
Taro Ichimura (Institute for Open and Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka University, Japan)
Seeing dynamics of over-million cells for exploring rare special cells
15:30 – 17:30
Poster Presentations
15:30 – 16:30  Registration ID: 105 – 179
16:30 – 17:30  Registration ID: 181 – 228

17:40 – 18:50
Special Session for DSI Issue (chaired by Shyam Kumar Sharma and Mutsuaki Suzuki)

Jörg Overmann (Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH)
Research under the Nagoya Protocol and the role of Digital Sequence Information – facts and fiction
Masanori Arita (National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
How DSI is Exercised to Promote Science: perspective from INSDC
*Japanese Standard Time, JST, is indicated.

Day 2 Nov. 9th (Wed.)

11:00 – 13:00
Session 3, Activities of the National BioResource Project of Japan (NBRP) (chaired by Yuji Kohara and Shoko Kawamoto)

Yuji Kohara (National Institute of Genetics)
NBRP; the past, present and future
Taro Nakamura (Osaka Metropolitan University)
NBRP-Yeast – Resource center supporting global yeast research –
Masanobu Kawachi (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
Diverse resources in the NBRP Algae – how to manage them and responding to diverse user needs
Yutaka Sato (National Institute of Genetics [NBRP Rice])
Wild Oryza genetic resources contributing to basic and agricultural sciences
Kiyoshi Naruse (National Institute for Basic Biology [NBRP Medaka])
Medaka Wild Relatives: New models for speciation and species differentiations in the population and phylogenomic research
Lunch break
13:50 – 15:00
Executive Board Meeting (closed, only board members)
15:10 – 16:40
Session 4, Biobanking in the midst of geopolitical risks (chaired by Soo-Yong Tan)

Soo-Yong Tan (National University of Singapore)
Welcome and Introduction: Challenges for collaboration in human tissue-based research and biobanking
Jennifer A. Byrne (The University of Sydney)
Is the current health biobanking landscape fit for purpose?
Robert Hewitt (Biosample Hub, United Kingdom)
Challenges in the procurement of biospecimens to support industry research and development
Chon Boon Eng (National University Health Systems, Singapore)
Data integration in biobanks. Fantasy, fallacy or reality
17:00 – 18:10
Session 5, Informational technologies and databases to expand use of microbial resources (chaired by Hiroshi Masuya and Juncai Ma)

Kenta Suzuki (RIKEN BioResource Research Center, Japan)
Handling ecological time series data: analysis of predictability and causation
Somsak Likhitrattanapisal (The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand)
TBRC 2021-2022: Initiative on eDNA-based Microbial Biodiversity Researches in Thailand
Juncai Ma (World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM), Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Global Microbial Data Sharing Based on Open Science
18:10 – 18:30
Talk on Bioresource Management (chaired by Kyungsook Ahn)

Tae-Eun Jin (Korea Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology, KRIBB)
Roles of Office for Bio-Resources Planning (OBRP) in Korea
18:30 Closing

Announcement of Poster Presentation Awards
*Japanese Standard Time, JST, is indicated.