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The 5th KEY Forum &
The 39th International Kumamoto Medical Bioscience Symposium

Frontiers in Epigenetics
- Health Path and Disease Path
& Reproduction Dynamics -

November 20-22, 2024
Kumamoto City International Center, Kumamoto, Japan

Join for FREE

July 25, 2024 at 3:00:00 AM

July 3, 2024 at 3:00:00 AM



The symposium program, organized by IMEG and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences Kumamoto University, includes a diverse range of invited speakers in the field of epigenetics from institutions in Japan and worldwide. This symposium focuses on various systems of epigenetic issues in health and disease states. Topics will cover the nature of epigenetic regulations in reproduction, stem cell maintenance, early embryo genesis, organ development, metabolism, and inflammation. The meeting is three days long and is held in Kumamoto, Japan, to foster scientific communications, lasting collaborations, and friendships. In addition to talks by invited speakers from Japan and abroad, the symposium has designated time for poster sessions from postdocs and students.  Participants of all career stages are welcome to join the symposium.

Organizing Comitee 

Kei-Ichiro Ishiguro  
Hiroaki Okae
Hitoshi Niwa
Shinjiro Hino
Tomoaki Koga

Kazuya Iwamoto
Mitsuyoshi Nakao
Akira Nakamura
Miki Bundo
Yutaka Nakachi

Guest Speakers

Kumamoto City International Center

4-8, Hanabata-cho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-0806, Japan

From JR Kumamoto Station

・Approximately 15 minutes by Kumamoto City Tram, get off at Hanabatake-cho, then walk for approximately 2 minutes

・Approximately 10 minutes by city bus, Kyushu Sanko bus, or Kumamoto Dentetsu bus, get off at Sakuramachi Bus Terminal, then walk for approximately 3 minutes

From Kumamoto Airport

・About 45 minutes by airport limousine bus

 Get off at Sakuramachi Bus Terminal and walk for about 3 minutes

From Sakuramachi Bus Terminal

・About 3 minutes on foot

Hosted by:

IMEG, the Faculty of Life Science, and the Graduate School of Medical Science, Kumamoto University

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Co-hosted by:

the Program of the Joint Usage/Research Center for Developmental Medicine and High Depth Omics, IMEG, Kumamoto University

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 2-2-1 Honjo,Chuo-ku,Kumamoto

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