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Exploring Complex Systems - from Human Biology to Exercise Science brings together researchers using multi-scale multi-disciplinary approaches to investigate the complex functioning and performance of the human body in health, disease and at peak performance.

Participants hail from UC Irvine and the University of Tsukuba in Japan, two leading institutions in the fields of Systems Biology, the study of the interrelated scales of biology from molecular and cellular to tissues and whole organism, and Exercise Science, investigations into how physical activity affects the human body - preserving, restoring and even improving performance and health.

The theme of Exploring Complex Systems... aligns with the National Institutes of Health’s recently announced program Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans, the largest targeted NIH investment of funds into the mechanisms of how physical activity improves health and prevents disease, which aims to catalogue the biological molecules affected by physical activity in people, identify key molecules that underlie the systemic effects of physical activity, and characterize the functions of these key molecules. This research will, in the words of NIH Director Francis Collins, "lay the foundation for our understanding of how physical activity affects the human body” and "may one day be able to define optimal physical activity recommendations for people at various stages of life, as well as develop precisely targeted regimens for individuals with particular health needs."

Results-driven and outcome-focused, this Conference aims to catalyze new partnerships that will attract funding, stimulate discovery, and help translate innovations into practice. It includes significant student involvement, keynotes on recent breakthrough studies, and a day of biomedical science entrepreneurship training.

 

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Conference Events

 Subject to change - please check back regularly.

Date 

Events/Activities

Wed, December 9

Young Scientist Symposium

UCI Applied Innovation 
8:30 - 9:10 am Registration
9:10 - 9:15 pm
Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 9:30 am
Soledad Reyes de Mochel (K. Cho laboratory, Dev & Cell, UCI)
"BMP signaling is required for cell cleavage in preimplantation-mouse embryos." (abstract)
9:30 - 9:45 am
Shen Tzu-We (Laboratory of Experimental Pathology, Human Bilogy Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Regulation of TIF1β Phosphorylation in Colorectal Cancer Progression" (abstract)
9:45 - 10:00 am Catherine Ha Ta (Mathematics, CCBS UCI)
“The Multi-step Transition between Epithelial and Mesenchymal States" (abstract)
10:00 - 10.15 am Emre Bektik (Cardiac Regenerative Medicine, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Cytokine Effect on In vivo Maturation of Induced Cardiomyocytes" (abstract)
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 - 10:45 am Abed E. Alnaif (A.D. Lander laboratory, Biomedical Engineering, CCBS UCI)
"Morphogen gradients and pattern formation: A causality dilemma"
(abstract)
10:45 - 11:00 am
Takato Honda (International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Systematic Behavioral Test Battery for Sleepy and Dreamless, Newly Identified Mouse Pedigrees with Sleep Abnormalities" (abstract)
11:00 - 11:15 am
Kouta Niizuma (A. Shibuya laboratory, Immunology, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Identification and Characterization of CD300H, a New Member of the Human CD300 Immunoreceptor Family" (abstract)
11:15 - 11:30 am
Ricardo Ramirez (A. Mortazavi laboratory, Dev & Cell, CCBS, UCI)
"Dynamic gene regualtory networks of human myeloid differentiation."(abstract)
11:30 - 11:45 am Dhouha Daassi (Takahashi laboratory, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"The differential expression patterns of MafB and c-Maf in macrophages in vitro and in vivo" (abstract)
11:45 - 1:15 pm Lunch
 

Entrepreneurship Workshop

UCI Applied Innovation

1:15-1:40 pm Introduction - Jacob Levin, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Development
“Entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the 21st Century University"
1:40-1:55 pm Holger Roehl (UCI Invention Transfer Group (ITG))
“Technology Transfer from the University to the Private Sector”
1:55-2:10 pm
Kaushalya Kulathunga (Laboratory of Anatomy and Embryology, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Entrepreneurship Training Course, Human Biology Program: In a Students' Perspective" (abstract)
2:10-2:25 pm
Emma Flores (Program Coordinator Graduate Professional Success in the Biomedical Sciences GPS-BIOMED, UCI)
"UCI GPS BIOMED Graduate training program"
2:25-2:40 pm
Yoshinori Harada (Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of Tsukuba)
"University of Tsukuba:Framework of the 'Entrepreneurship Training' course from the Ph. D. Program in Human Biology (HBP)" (abstract)
2:40-3:00 pm
Doug Crawford (Sr. Licensing Officer, Applied Innovation UCI)
"ZAP! - a Lean Startup/NSF I-Corps style Entrepreneurship Bootcamp"
3:00 - 3:30 pm
 Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:30 pm Reception - The Cove and tour of Applied Innovation
   

Thurs, December 10

Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Human Biology

Natural Sciences II, Rm. 3201 
8:15 - 8:50 am Continental breakfast 
8:50 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks: Arthur D. Lander (CCBS, UCI)
9:00 - 9:25 am
Ho Kiong (Infection Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Tsukuba)
"Recapping the Message: The mRNA decapping and recapping pathway in Trypanosomes"  (abstract)
9:25 - 9:50 am
Weian Zhao (Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCI)
"Exploiting complex biology and diseases at a single cell/molecule level using droplet microfluidic technologies" (abstract)
9:50 -10:15 am
Mitsuru Okuwaki (Infection Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Tsukuba)
"Functions of histone chaperones in gene expression and nuclear organization"(abstract)
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee break - foyer
10:30 - 10:55 am
Tomoki Chiba (Life and Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba)
"The role of proteasome activators in oxidative stress response"  (abstract)
10:55 - 11:20 am
Ken Cho (Dev & Cell Bio, UCI)
"Foxh1 is a pioneer factor that bookmarks regulatory regions of germ layer specific genes"(abstract)
11:20 - 11:45 am
Masafumi Muratani (Genome Biology, Tsukuba)
"It’s a Small (-scale assay) World: Limited sample analysis in Tsukuba Genomics Platform" (abstract)
11:45 - 12:10 pm
Chang Liu (Biomedical Engineering, UCI)
"Orthogonal Replication for Rapid Evolution and Synthetic Biology" (abstract)
12:10 - 1:40 pm Lunch & Poster Viewing - foyer
1:40 - 2:05 pm
Hiroshi Hasegawa (Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of TsukubaTsukuba)
"Retrograde TGFbeta signaling regulating peripheral axon regeneration" (abstract)
2:05 - 2:30 pm
Marian Waterman (Cancer Research Institute, UCI)
"Wnt Signaling and metabolism in colon cancer"
2:30 - 2:55 pm
Hiroyuki Suzuki (Oncology, Tsukuba)
"Roles of Tsc-22 family proteins in tumor development" (abstract)
2:55 - 3:10 pm Coffee break - foyer
 

Graduate Program Collaboration: Tsukuba-UCI

Natural Sciences II, Rm. 3201

3:10 - 3:25pm Michael Mulligan and Klemens Hertel (Graduate Studies, BioSci and SOM)
3:25 - 3:40 pm Frances Leslie (Graduate Division, UCI)
3:40 - 3:55 pm Arthur Lander (MCSB MS/PhD program and CCBS)
3:55 - 4:10 pm Melanie Cocco (CMB PhD Program)
4:10 - 4:25 pm Hiroshi Hasegawa (Tsukuba Human Biology Program)
4:30 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Faculty Dinner 
"EXERCISE IN CHILDREN: OMIC MECHANISMS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH AND DISEASE"
   

Fri, December 11

Exercise Medicine & Neuroscience

Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Herklotz Conference Room) 
9:00 - 9:40 am Coffee and pastries - foyer
9:40 - 10:00 am Opening Remarks: James Hicks (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, EMSSI, UCI)
10:00 - 10:25 pm
Craig Stark (Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Virtual environmental enrichment through video games"  (abstract)
10:25 - 10:50 am
Matt Blurton Jones (Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Examining the role of the adaptive immune system in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis"
10:50 - 11:10 am Coffee break - foyer
11:10 - 11:35 am
 Takeshi Nishiyasu (Exercise & Environmental Physiology, U. Tsukuba)
"Characteristics of heat-induced hyperventilation at rest and during exercise in humans" (abstract)
11:35 - 12:00 am
Takashi Matsui (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba)
"Brain glycogen: The novel energy source of exercising brain"(abstract)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch - Atrium
1:00 - 1:35 pm
Hideaki Soya (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba)
“Mild Exercise As A Potential Tool for Hippocampal Remodeling” (abstract)
1:35 - 2:00 pm
Kim Green (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Exploring microglial function in the healthy and diseased brain" (abstract)
2:00 - 2:25 pm
Kyeongho Byun (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba, and Neurobiology & Behavior, UCI)
“Exploring the neural substrates of mild-exercise-enhanced human cognition: a functional neuroimaging study” (abstract)
2:25 - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion by all speakers
3:00 - 3:15 pm Coffee break - foyer
3:15 - 4:00 pm

Distinguished Session Speaker: Carl Cotman (Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders, UCI)

"Exercise builds brain health"

4:00 - 5:30 pm Reception - Atrium

                                                         

Conference Program

 Subject to change - please check back regularly.

Date 

Events/Activities

Wed, December 9

Young Scientist Symposium

UCI Applied Innovation 
8:30 - 9:10 am Registration
9:10 - 9:15 pm Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 9:30 am
Soledad Reyes de Mochel (K. Cho laboratory, Dev & Cell, UCI)
"BMP signaling is required for cell cleavage in preimplantation-mouse embryos." (abstract)
9:30 - 9:45 am
Shen Tzu-We (Laboratory of Experimental Pathology, Human Bilogy Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Regulation of TIF1β Phosphorylation in Colorectal Cancer Progression" (abstract)
9:45 - 10:00 am Catherine Ha Ta (Mathematics, CCBS UCI)
“The Multi-step Transition between Epithelial and Mesenchymal States" (abstract)
10:00 - 10.15 am Emre Bektik (Cardiac Regenerative Medicine, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Cytokine Effect on In vivo Maturation of Induced Cardiomyocytes" (abstract)
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 - 10:45 am Abed E. Alnaif (A.D. Lander laboratory, Biomedical Engineering, CCBS UCI)
"Morphogen gradients and pattern formation: A causality dilemma"
(abstract)
10:45 - 11:00 am
Takato Honda (International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Systematic Behavioral Test Battery for Sleepy and Dreamless, Newly Identified Mouse Pedigrees with Sleep Abnormalities" (abstract)
11:00 - 11:15 am
Kouta Niizuma (A. Shibuya laboratory, Immunology, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Identification and Characterization of CD300H, a New Member of the Human CD300 Immunoreceptor Family" (abstract)
11:15 - 11:30 am
Ricardo Ramirez (A. Mortazavi laboratory, Dev & Cell, CCBS, UCI)
"Dynamic gene regualtory networks of human myeloid differentiation."(abstract)
11:30 - 11:45 am Dhouha Daassi (Takahashi laboratory, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"The differential expression patterns of MafB and c-Maf in macrophages in vitro and in vivo" (abstract)
11:45 - 1:00 pm Lunch
 

Entrepreneurship Workshop

UCI Applied Innovation

1:00-1:10 pm Introduction - Jacob Levin, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Development
“Entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the 21st Century University"
1:00-1:40 pm Entrepreneur experiences  UCI Entrepreneur talks (TBA)
1:40-1:55 pm Holger Roehl (UCI Invention Transfer Group (ITG))
“Technology Transfer from the University to the Private Sector”
1:55-2:10 pm Kaushalya Kulathunga (Laboratory of Anatomy and Embryology, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Entrepreneurship Training Course, Human Biology Program: In a Students' Perspective" (abstract)
2:10-2:25 pm
Emma Flores (Program Coordinator Graduate Professional Success in the Biomedical Sciences GPS-BIOMED, UCI)
"UCI GPS BIOMED Graduate training program"
2:25-2:40 pm
Yoshinori Harada (Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of Tsukuba)
"University of Tsukuba:Framework of the 'Entrepreneurship Training' course from the Ph. D. Program in Human Biology (HBP)" (abstract)
2:40-3:00 pm
Doug Crawford (Sr. Licensing Officer, Applied Innovation UCI)
"ZAP! - a Lean Startup/NSF I-Corps style Entrepreneurship Bootcamp"
3:00 - 3:30 pm  Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:30 pm Reception - The Cove and tour of Applied Innovation
   

Thurs, December 10

Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Human Biology

Natural Sciences II, Rm. 3201 
8:15 - 8:50 am Continental breakfast 
8:50 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks: Arthur D. Lander (CCBS, UCI)
9:00 - 9:25 am
Ho Kiong (Infection Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Tsukuba)
"Recapping the Message: The mRNA decapping and recapping pathway in Trypanosomes"  (abstract)
9:25 - 9:50 am
Weian Zhao (Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCI)
"Exploiting complex biology and diseases at a single cell/molecule level using droplet microfluidic technologies" (abstract)
9:50 -10:15 am
Mitsuru Okuwaki (Infection Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Tsukuba)
"Functions of histone chaperones in gene expression and nuclear organization"(abstract)
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee break - foyer
10:30 - 10:55 am
Tomoki Chiba (Life and Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba)
"The role of proteasome activators in oxidative stress response"  (abstract)
10:55 - 11:20 am
Ken Cho (Dev & Cell Bio, UCI)
"Foxh1 is a pioneer factor that bookmarks regulatory regions of germ layer specific genes"(abstract)
11:20 - 11:45 am
Masafumi Muratani (Genome Biology, Tsukuba)
"It’s a Small (-scale assay) World: Limited sample analysis in Tsukuba Genomics Platform" (abstract)
11:45 - 12:10 pm
Chang Liu (Biomedical Engineering, UCI)
"Orthogonal Replication for Rapid Evolution and Synthetic Biology" (abstract)
12:10 - 1:40 pm Lunch & Poster Viewing - foyer
1:40 - 2:05 pm
Hiroshi Hasegawa (Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of TsukubaTsukuba)
"Retrograde TGFbeta signaling regulating peripheral axon regeneration" (abstract)
2:05 - 2:30 pm
Marian Waterman (Cancer Research Institute, UCI)
"Wnt Signaling and metabolism in colon cancer"
2:30 - 2:55 pm
Hiroyuki Suzuki (Oncology, Tsukuba)
"Roles of Tsc-22 family proteins in tumor development" (abstract)
2:55 - 3:10 pm Coffee break - foyer
 

Graduate Program Collaboration: Tsukuba-UCI

Natural Sciences II, Rm. 3201

3:10 - 3:25pm Michael Mulligan and Klemens Hertel (Graduate Studies, BioSci and SOM)
3:25 - 3:40 pm Frances Leslie (Graduate Division, UCI)
3:40 - 3:55 pm Arthur Lander (MCSB MS/PhD program and CCBS)
3:55 - 4:10 pm Melanie Cocco (CMB PhD Program)
4:10 - 4:25 pm Hiroshi Hasegawa (Tsukuba Human Biology Program)
4:30 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Faculty Dinner 
   

Fri, December 11

Exercise Medicine & Neuroscience

Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Herklotz Conference Room) 
9:00 - 9:40 am Coffee and pastries - foyer
9:40 - 10:00 am Opening Remarks: James Hicks (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, EMSSI, UCI)
10:00 - 10:25 pm
Craig Stark (Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Virtual environmental enrichment through video games"  (abstract)
10:30 - 10:50 am
Matt Blurton Jones (Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Examining the role of the adaptive immune system in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis"
10:50 - 11:10 am Coffee break - foyer
11:10 - 11:35 am
 Takeshi Nishiyasu (Exercise & Environmental Physiology, U. Tsukuba)
"Characteristics of heat-induced hyperventilation at rest and during exercise in humans" (abstract)
11:35 - 12:00 am
Takashi Matsui (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba)
"Brain glycogen: The novel energy source of exercising brain"(abstract)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch - Atrium
1:00 - 1:25 pm
Hideaki Soya (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba)
“Mild Exercise As A Potential Tool for Hippocampal Remodeling” (abstract)
1:25 - 1:50 pm
Kim Green (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Exploring microglial function in the healthy and diseased brain" (abstract)
1:50 - 2:15 pm
Kyeongho Byun (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba, and Neurobiology & Behavior, UCI)
“Exploring the neural substrates of mild-exercise-enhanced human cognition: a functional neuroimaging study” (abstract)
2:15 - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion by all speakers
3:00 - 3:15 pm Coffee break - foyer
3:15 - 4:00 pm

Distinguished Session Speaker: Carl Cotman (Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders, UCI)

"Exercise builds brain health"

4:00 - 5:30 pm Reception - Atrium

                                                         

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Exploring Complex Systems - from Human Biology to Exercise Science brings together researchers using multi-scale multi-disciplinary approaches to investigate the complex functioning and performance of the human body in health, disease and at peak performance.

Participants hail from UC Irvine and the University of Tsukuba in Japan, two leading institutions in the fields of Systems Biology, the study of the interrelated scales of biology from molecular and cellular to tissues and whole organism, and Exercise Science, investigations into how physical activity affects the human body - preserving, restoring and even improving performance and health.

The theme of Exploring Complex Systems... aligns with the National Institutes of Health’s recently announced program Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans, the largest targeted NIH investment of funds into the mechanisms of how physical activity improves health and prevents disease, which aims to catalogue the biological molecules affected by physical activity in people, identify key molecules that underlie the systemic effects of physical activity, and characterize the functions of these key molecules. This research will, in the words of NIH Director Francis Collins, "lay the foundation for our understanding of how physical activity affects the human body” and "may one day be able to define optimal physical activity recommendations for people at various stages of life, as well as develop precisely targeted regimens for individuals with particular health needs."

Results-driven and outcome-focused, this Conference aims to catalyze new partnerships that will attract funding, stimulate discovery, and help translate innovations into practice. It includes significant student involvement, keynotes on recent breakthrough studies, and a day of biomedical science entrepreneurship training.

 

 

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