The 2nd Meeting on RNA and Biofunctions-ASIA Study
“RNA biofunctions and Viruses”
9th – 11th, January, 2013

Hotel Leopalace Hakata, Fukuoka City, Japan Photos by Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau Invited speakers:
Dr. Jong-Bong Lee, POSTECH, Korea
Dr. Yoon Ki Kim, Korea University, Korea
Dr. Hung-Ta Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, ROC
Dr. Ya-Hui Chi, National Health Research Institutes,
  Taiwan, ROC
Dr. Mutsuhito Ohno, Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Yusuke Yanagi, Kyushu University, Japan
  and more (TBA)

Dear colleagues,
 We are pleased to announce that the second meeting on RNA and Biofunctions-ASIA Study will be held at Hotel Leopalace Hakata, Fukuoka City, Japan. This meeting aims to gather RNA scientists from Asian countries to encourage exchange of their information and idea about RNA biofunctions. The first meeting was successfully held in Taipei on November 2011. The second meeting will cover a broad range of topics including non-coding RNAs, RNA modifications, RNA processing/splicing, and chromatin/nuclear structures. In addition, this meeting also cover topics on virus research such as virus genome replication/transcription, virus infection and host immune response, and virus-host interaction, etc. We are looking forward to meeting you in Fukuoka on January, 2013!

Kyosuke Nagata

Outline of the meeting (Tentative)


Access (from Fukuoka International Airport)

About 5 min to HAKATA station by subway (Kuko Line),
and then 3 min on foot from TSUKUSHI-guchi East 5 exit of the station


Kyosuke Nagata (University of Tsukuba), Ken Nishimura (University of Tsukuba), Mitsuru Okuwaki (University of Tsukuba)

Sponsored by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, ‘Molecular basis of host cell competency in virus infection’

for Registration

Registration and hotel fees

The sum above includes banquet, breakfast for 10th and 11th Jan, lunch for 10th Jan, and some drink during the meeting. We are planning to go somewhere in Hakata city for dinner on 10th Jan.

Please come directly to the meeting room (Hall A). Check-in information will be announced during the meeting.

For invited speakers, 45 min talk including question/discussion. For other speakers, 20-25 min depending on the number of participants. Presentation should be given in English. Use your own computer for your presentation.

Please feel free to contact with organizers if you have any questions.
Ken Nishimura (), Mitsuru Okuwaki ()

Guidelines for abstracts preparation/submission and registration

The deadline of submission on registration form and abstract file: Nov. 16, 2012.
Abstract file and registration form should be submitted by email to: