Greeting from representative of the local organizer
- Toshihiko Shiroishi Ph.D
RIKEN BioResource Research Center
Welcome to the 36th International Mammalian Genome Conference in Tsukuba, March 28-31, 2023
We cordially welcome you to the 36th International Mammalian Genome Conference (IMGC). IMGC is a prestigious international conference organized by the International Mammalian Genome Society and has been held in various parts of the world for more than 35 years. The program of the 36th IMGC covers the broad fields of Mammalian genomics including:
- Evolution & Conservation
- Translational & Systems Genetics
- Development, Epigenetics & Stem Cells
- Technology & Resources
- Neuroscience & Behavior
- Immunology & Infection
- Human Disease Models
The conference will feature satellite workshops on experimental technique, a trainee symposium with students and post-doctoral fellows, oral and poster presentations, and invited lectures. There will be also a jointly held symposium co-sponsored by RIKEN, which focuses on epigenome research and phenotype analysis. We hope you enjoy this conference with these exciting programs. In light of the ongoing Covid19 outbreak, as with the previous meeting in Vancouver, the 36th IMGC will be held as a hybrid of in-person and online. We have prepared a system for holding meeting that enables efficient communication among participants across in-person and online.
Tsukuba City, located in the center of Ibaraki Prefecture, is a green and beautiful research city, 45 minutes from Tokyo by a train and 55 minutes from Narita Airport by a coach. The city is home to many public research institutes of science, including the RIKEN BioResource Research Center, creating a quiet and relaxed academic town. Tsukuba Science City is also home to the University of Tsukuba, which produces top-class human resources in Japan and abroad not only in academic research, but also in the fields of sports and the arts. The city is also home to the International Congress Center, the venue for the conference, as well as many music halls and art museums. There is also a pedestrian deck that runs the length of the city, where you can enjoy a walk while viewing the cherry blossoms in full bloom during your stay at the annual convention.
We believe you will enjoy the whole program of the 36th IMGC, and Tsukuba Science City!