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LINK-J will be hosting a symposium on microbiome, introducing latest research and development with Prof. Rob Knight and Dr. Sandrine Miller-Montgomery of the Center for Microbiome Innovation, the University of California, San Diego(UC San Diego).We will also bring together Japanese speakers working on microbiome research.

Date and Time

January 25 (Thu), 2018 13:30-19:00 (Door Open 13:00-)


Nihonbashi Life Science HUB (1-5-5, Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022 8F., Muromachi Chibagin Mitsui Building)


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<Symposium>  13:30-17:50 (Door Open13:00)
※Japanese-English Simultaneous Interpretation is available during the symposium.

13:30-13:40 Opening Remarks
Soyama Akihiko President and CEO, Director, LINK-J
Miwako Waga Director, Office of Research Affairs, UC San Diego
Ken Kurokawa Professor, Center for Information Biology, National Institute of Genetics【Chair】

13:40-14:50 Lecture1
Rob Knight "Our Dynamic Microbiomes and Gut Health"
Professor, Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering/ Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, UC San Diego

14:50-15:30 Lecture2
Sandrine Miller-Montgomery "Center for Microbiome Innovation: building synergies between academia expertise and industry applied knowledge"
Executive director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, the University of California, San Diego

15:30-15:50 Break(20min)

15:50-16:20 Lecture3
Takahiro Matsuki "A key genetic factor for human milk oligosaccharides utilization affects infant gut microbiota development"
Manager, Symbiotic Systems Laboratory, Basic Research Department, Yakult Central Institute

16:20-16:50 Lecture4
Wataru Iwasaki "Generalist species drive microbial dispersion and evolution"
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, the University of Tokyo

16:50-17:20 Lecture5
Hiroshi Mori "Developing tools and database for microbial community analysis"
Assistant Professor, Center for Information Biology, National Institute of Genetics

17:20-17:40 Q&A(20min)

17:40-17:50 Closing Remarks(5min-10min)

Networking 17:50-19:00

Participation fee

LINK-J Member ¥1,000 / Others(LINK-J Non-Member) ¥5,000
※For LINK-J supporters and members please contact LINK-J( for discount code


Life Science Innovation Network Japan, Inc. (LINK-J)


Life Science Innovation Network Japan, Inc.(LINK-J)
2-3-11, Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023
Tel:+81-3-3241-4911 fax:+81-3-3241-3757 (Ms. Kiyomoto, Ms. Onose)