MBSJ Special Program

Luncheon Seminar (Supported by EMBO Press)

Finding a happy home for your paper: Discussion on Research Publication and Open Science

Date & Time: December 8 (Fri)

Venue: Room 10
(Kobe Int'l Conference Center 3F, Int’l Conference Room)

*Lunch boxes will be provided. (Please note that they are available on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability.)

Our research activities, which are funded by taxpayers, would be better served if they were communicated to the public, rather than just researchers. Unfortunately, the cost of accessing scientific papers is increasing every year, and publishing Open Access papers is becoming more expensive. Additionally, there is growing competition among publishers and scientific journals. In this seminar, Dr. Masanori Arita from the National Institute of Genetics, the author of "The Road of Scientific Publishing (Iwanami Shoten)," will provide a summary of the current state and issues in scientific publishing. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Bernd Pulverer, the Chief Editor of EMBO Reports, and Dr. Tadashi Uemura, a member of the Genes to Cells Editorial Board at Kyoto University.

Language: English.

Science Illustration Exhibition

Date: December 6 (Wed) – 7 (Thu)

Venue: Kobe Int'l Conference Center
5F Lobby

We will hold two days of science communication forums. In conjunction with this, we will exhibit the works of science illustrators as posters, providing an opportunity for interaction with researchers and potential job requests. Enhance your communication with science communicators and leverage it to disseminate your research findings.

Exhibitors : atelier*zephyr, Ayane, Hiroko Uchida, Takashi Oda, Kakimochi, Utako Kikutani, Chihiro Kinoshita, Haru Sakai, Suzuma, Chimai, Masashi Onozaki & Koki Tsuyuzaki, Kyoko Hayashibe, Natsumi Masumoto, Ami Mochiduki, Science Manga Studio

Kobe Original Sweets

Date & Time: December 6 (Wed) – 8 (Fri) 10:00-17:00

Venue: Kobe International Exhibition Hall Bldg.3

We will be selling renowned Kobe baked goods at a cost of 200 JPY per piece. Coffee will also be available for purchase at the exhibition hall's drink corner, so feel free to enjoy a break during your poster discussions.

Japanese Sake Tasting

Date & Time: December 6 (Wed) – 7 (Thu) 15:00-17:00

Venue: Kobe International Exhibition Hall Bldg.3

You can taste various brands of Japanese Sake from the Nada Goshu Sake Brewers Association for free.
*Limited to 300 servings per day.