Symposium : Young Scientists Organizing Nagasaki Symposium

Young Scientists Organizing Nagasaki Symposium

The International Symposium entitled “Young Scientists Organizing Nagasaki Symposium” was held on March 7-8, 2005 at the Pompe van Meerdervooft Hall in the Nagasaki University School of Medicine, as part of the projects of 21st Century COE Program “International Consortium for Medical Care of Hibakusha and Radiation Life Science”.

The number of participants amounted to 95, including 16 (10 abroad and 6 domestic) invited speakers. The up-and-coming young scientists, in the fields of Medical Care of Hibakusha, Radiation Epidemiology, Regenerative Medicine, Radiation Biology, and Molecular Cellbiology, presented their latest data and discussed on them.

The Symposium organized by young scientists, such as assistant professors and graduate students of the committee members, was a great success. It contributed to one of the projects of the COE Program: educating young scientists as leaders of Radiation Life Sciences in the next generation.

It will be expected to continue in the future to hold these symposiums and workshops for the program in order to promote research with top-level scientists in the world and to provide young scientists with opportunities to expose them to international scientific communications.


Program Venue: Pompe van Meerdervoort Hall
Nagasaki University School of Medicine

Day 1 (7 March)

09:30-09:40 Welcome address to Young Scientists Organizing Nagasaki Symposium
Masao Tomonaga, COE Program Leader, Nagasaki University
Session 1 International Medical Cooperation and Epidemiology
Chair: Vladimir Saenko, Nagasaki University
Tamara Zhunussova, Nagasaki University
9:40-10:05 Medical cooperative projects: from Nagasaki to Chernobyl and Semipalatinsk
10:05-10:30 TCR-assay and micronucleated reticulocytes as biological dosimeters in RIT (Radioiodine therapy) patients
  Stanislav Vershenya, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
10:30-10:55 A novel NF-κB inhibitor, DHMEQ, potentiates the radiosensitivity of thyroid cancer cells
  Dmytro Starenki, Nagasaki University
10:55-11:20 Different role of JNK and p38 kinases in ionizing radiation-induced thyroid cell radio-sensitization
  Alexei Podtcheko, Nagasaki University
11:20-11:45 Long-term health effects among offspring of parents chronically exposed on the Techa River, Southern Urals
  Evgenia Ostroumova, Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Russian Federation
11:45-12:10 Epidemiology of hematological diseases of adult population living in a zone of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, 1994-2003
  Ainur Akilzhanova, Semipalatinsk State Medical Academy, Kazakhstan
Group photo, Lunch
Session 2 Radiation Emergency Medicine and Regenerative Medicine, e-Learning
Chair: Kazuhiro Nagai, Nagasaki University
Noboru Takamura, Nagasaki University
13:40-14:05 Phenotypic and functional characterization of adult stem cell populations
  Yumi Matsusaki, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
14:05-14:30 Sensitive in vivo assay system for human stem cells using NOD/SCID/γcnull mice
  Hidefumi Hiramatsu, Kyoto University, Japan
14:30-14:55 Current situation and future scope of radiation emergency medical care network in Nagasaki
  Mariko Morishita, Nagasaki University
14:55-15:20 Telemedical technologies in education.experience of introduction and prospect of development at medical university of Gomel (Belarus)
  Natallia Fedartsova, Gomel State Medical University, Belarus
Coffee break
Special lecture
Chair: Masao Tomonaga, Nagasaki University
15:50-16:50 Possibilities for collaboration between the 21st Century COE Program at Nagasaki University and WHO/HQ
  Shunichi Yamashita, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Day 2 (8 March)

Session 3 Radiation Biology
Chair: Evagelia C. Laiakis, University of Maryland, USA
Motohiro Yamauchi, Nagasaki University
9:30-09:55 The role of phosphorylation on IR-induced p53 stabilization and activation
  Motohiro Yamauchi, Nagasaki University
9:55-10:20 Delayed Activation of IGF-1R/Src/MAPK/Egr-1 Signaling Regulates Clusterin Expression, a Pro-Survival Factor
  Tracy Criswell, Vanderbilt University, USA
10:20-10:45 A new paradigm of oxidative stress in biological organisms
  Brad L. Upham, Michigan State University, USA
10:45-11:10 Evidence for induction of DNA double strand breaks in the bystander response to targeted soft X-rays in CHO cells
  Genro Kashino, Nagasaki University
11:10-11:35 Contribution of bystander effects in radiation induced genotoxicity
  Hongning Zhou, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
11:35-12:00 A role for bystander-like factors in maintaining genomic instability
  Evagelia C. Laiakis, University of Maryland, USA
Session 4 Atomic Bomb Survivors' Medical Care and Epidemiology
Chair: Yasushi Miyazaki, Nagasaki University
Wan-Ling Hsu, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan
13:30-13:55 Segmental jumping translocation of Ret oncogene in radiation-associated thyroid cancer
  Masahiro Nakashima, Nagasaki University
13:55-14:20 Point mutations in the AML1/RUNX1 gene associated with myelodysplastic syndrome
  Hironori Harada, Hiroshima University, Japan
14:20-14:45 Radiation, inflammatory biomarkers, and cancer mortality – a study among RERF’s adult health study subjects
  Wan-Ling Hsu, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan
Coffee break
15:15-15:40 Analysis of cancer mortality among atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima prefecture, 1968 –1997
  Tamara Zhunussova, Nagasaki University
15:40-16:05 Thyroid diseases in Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic-bomb survivors
  Misa Imaizumi, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan
16:05-16:30 Epidemiology of myelodysplastic syndromes among Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors
  Masako Iwanaga, Nagasaki University
Closing remarks
  Nakashima Masahiro, Management Committee, Nagasaki University