The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan

Satellite Symposium

International Symposium for Female Researchers in Chromatin Biology (ISFRCB) 2020

We are pleased to announce that ISFRCB 2020, which was originally scheduled to be held as a satellite symposium at the 43rd Annual Meeting of Molecular Biology Society Japan, will be held online by Zoom in response to the pandemic of COVID -19. Please check the meeting website for details (

Program (tentative)

December 5, 2020 (Sat) 14:30–21:00 JST (Zoom online meeting)

Capacity: 300 people (registration required from the following URL, first-come, first-served)
Organizer: Women in Science Japan (WiSJ)
ISFRCB2020 organizers:
Yuki Okada (Professor, Univ of Tokyo), Junko Kanoh (Professor, Univ of Tokyo)
Masako Tada (Professor, Toho Univ), Ichiro Hiratani (Team Leader, RIKEN BDR)
Susan Gasser (Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute)
Co-organizers: MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Chromatin Potential (Leader: Hiroshi Kimura)
Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, (as part of the IPR Seminar)
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (RIKEN BDR)
Other sponsors: The Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ)
The Genetics Society of Japan
The Naito Foundation

Note that many confirmed speakers of the ISFRCB2020 will give their scientific talks at the 43rd annual meeting of the MBSJ (MBSJ2020 Online). Their presentations can be found in the following sessions at the MBSJ2020 Online:

December 2 (Wed) PM

1PW-04: Unraveling the "chromatin potential" by single-cell analysis
Organizer: OCHIAI, Hiroshi (Hiroshima University), HIRATANI, Ichiro (RIKEN)

December 3 (Thu) PM

2PW-04: Ladies and more ladies; unite like chromatin for forefront of biology
Organizer: KANOH, Junko (The University of Tokyo), OKADA, Yuki (The University of Tokyo)

December 3 (Thu) PM

2F-06: Hands-on training by EMBO: “Manuscript Writing & Publishing Course”
Lecturer:Dr. Bernd Pulverer (Chief Editor of THE EMBO Journal)
Organizer: TADA, Masako (Toho University), SAITOH, Noriko (JFCR)

Complete speaker lists of the MBSJ2020 Online are available at the online abstract system from late November.