PFN 2023, 6th Yamada Symposium


PFN 2023       

6th Yamada Symposium on
"Diversity of Biological Patterns and Forms in Nature:
toward a Comprehensive Understanding" 


Index

● Outline of the Symposium (PFN2023)

● Registration

● List of Invited Speakers

● Program

● Poster Session

● Proceedings

● Organizing Committee
 




What's New

Apr. 20   The web page for the Symposium (PFN2023) is now available.

 

Outline of the Symposium (PFN2023)


Aims and Scope
The aim of this “face-to-face” symposium in Tokyo is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of biological patterns and forms in nature from the viewpoints of genetics, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematical sciences.
Organizers and Cooperation
Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)
MIMS Interdisciplinary Research Project for Mathematical Sciences and Biology
Private University Research Branding Project
Sponsored by Yamada Science Foundation  
Date
Tuesday, 1st – Thursday, 3rd August 2023
Venue
Global Front, Meiji University, Tokyo Surugadai Campus
(2-chōme-1-23 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda City, Tokyo)
  Surugadai Campus Route map
  Direction to Surugadai Campus
 

List of Invited Speakers

Philip Ball
(Science writer, London, UK)

Haruhiko Fujiwara
(The University of Tokyo)

Sylvain Gerber
(Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France)

Shigeru Kondo
(Osaka University)

Reiko Kuroda
(Chubu University)

Philip K. Maini
(University of Oxford, UK)

H. Frederik Nijhout
(Duke University, US)

Hiraku Nishimori
(Meiji University)

Takao Ubukata
(Kyoto University)

Toshio Sekimura
(Chubu University)

Hiroyuki Shima
(University of Yamanashi)

Oliver Steinbock
(Florida State University, US)


Registration


For all participants

The registration fee is free except for Banquet. Please click the "Registration" buttons to open the registration forms (coming soon).

 

For poster presenters

(Coming soon)



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Program

Presentation Title and Time (JST)
Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (CUT)

Date:Tuesday, 1st – Thursday, 3rd August 2023
Venue: Global Front, Meiji University


1st August

13:30-13:40

Opening Address Hiroshi Matano (Meiji University)

13:40-13:50

Welcome Greeting

Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, D. Sc. (Director, Yamada Science Foundation)

13:50-14:00

Information from Organizing Committee

Opening Session

Diversity of Biological Patterns and Forms in Nature I
Chair:Philip K. Maini (University of Oxford, UK)

14:00-15:00

Philip Ball (Science writer, London, UK)
Symmetry breaking from Physics to Biology

15:00-15:30

 Break

Session 2

Diversity of Biological Patterns and Forms in Nature Ⅱ
Chair:Hiroshi Matano (Meiji University)

15:30-16:30

Philip K. Maini (University of Oxford, UK)
Modelling collective cell behaviour in development and disease

16:30-17:30

Shigeru Kondo (Osaka University)
How organisms transform 2D patterns into 3D forms

 

2nd August

Session 3

Diversity of Biological Patterns and Forms in Nature Ⅲ
Co-Chair:Toshio Sekimura (Chubu University) and Haruhiko Fujiwara (The University of Tokyo)

10:00-10:45

Haruhiko Fujiwara (The University of Tokyo)
Mechanisms and evolution of Female-limited Batesian mimicry in Papilio butterflies

10:45-11:30

Toshio Sekimura (Chubu University)
(1) A model for pattern formation and (2) population dynamics of the mimetic butterfly Papilio polytes in the Sakishima Islands, Japan: Mathematical analysis and Computer simulations

11:30-11:45

 Break

11:45-12:30

H. Frederik Nijhout (Duke University, US)
The development and evolution of butterfly wing patterns

12:30-13:30

 Lunch

Session 4

Morphology and Evolution
Chair:Tomohiko Yamaguchi(Meiji University)

13:30-14:15

Reiko Kuroda (Chubu University)
Snail coiling: CRISPR editing if a single gene turns righties into lefties

14:15-15:00

Sylvain Gerber (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France)
Morphospace approaches to evolution: Geometric and developmental considerations

15:00-15:45

Takao Ubukata (Kyoto University)
Functional morphospace analysis of allometrically growing shells

15:45-16:00

 Break

16:00-16:45

 Short talks

16:45-18:00

 Poster Session

18:00-20:00

 Banquet


 

3rd August

Session 5

Mathematical modeling for Patterns and Forms in Nature
Co-Chair:Hiraku Nishimori(MIMS) and Ken-ichi Nakamura (MIMS)

10:00-10:45

Hiroyuki Shima (University of Yamanashi)
Mechanical Optimality Hidden in the Structure of Plants

10:45-11:30

Oliver Steinbock (Florida State University, USA)
Spiral patterns and morphology in chemical systems

11:30-11:45

 Break

11:45-12:30

Hiraku Nishimori (Meiji University)
Intelligent Group Behavior by a Mass of Un-intelligent Individuals
--Autonomous Task Allocation Dynamics of Foraging Ants

12:30-12:40

Closing Address Hiraku Nishimori (Meiji University)


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Poster Session


Date

Wednesday, 2nd August 2023


 

Poster Session Guidelines


  (Coming soon)




Proceedings

We plan to publish the proceedings of this symposium as an Open Access Book (most probably from Springer).





Organizing Committee

Chairperson:

  

Hiroshi Matano (MIMS)

Hiraku Nishimori (MIMS)

Members:

Ken-ichi Nakamura (MIMS)

 

Hirokazu Ninomiya (MIMS)

 

Norikazu Saito (The University of Tokyo)

 

Toshio Sekimura (Chubu University)

 

Masashi Shiraishi (MIMS)

 

Tomohiko Yamaguchi (MIMS)



Please contact us for further information:

 mims[at]meiji.ac.jp (replace [at] with @)

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