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Japan-Toronto Morphogenesis Symposium

July 16, 2018 - July 17, 2018

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, University of Toronto, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Oxidative stress orchestrates cell polarity during embryonic wound repair

Dr. Masakazu AkiyamaHokkaido University

A mathematical model of collective cell migration based on cell polarity

Dr. Yasuhiro Inoue, Kyoto University

Computational simulation on multiple cell dynamics in tissue deformation

Dr. Naoto Ueno, National Institute for Basic Biology

Calcium dynamics and tissue mechanics of vertebrate neural tube closure

Dr. Shizue Ohsawa, Kyoto University

3D morphogenesis of adult appendages from the folded epithelial sheets in Drosophila

Dr. Shigeru Kondo, Osaka University

The reversed ORIGAMI mechanism that determines the 3D shape of the exoskeleton

Dr. Toru Kawanishi, University of Tokyo

Coordinated tissue elongation in the zebrafish posterior body

Dr. Yue Tong, University of Tokyo

Rotational cell migration: a new logic behind 3D somite morphogenesis

Dr. Hisashi Haga, Hokkaido University

Collective movement and 3D morphogenesis of epithelial cells responding to viscoelastic substrates

Dr. Kenji Matsuno, Osaka University

Cell chirality drives left-right asymmetric morphogenesis

Dr. Takeo Matsumoto, Nagoya Institute of Technology

Biomechanical approaches toward elucidation of mechanical environment in Xenopus laevis embryos


Dr. Rudolf WinklbauerUniversity of Toronto

Cell-cell attachment mechanisms and the range of adhesion strengths

Dr. Ulrich Tepass, University of Toronto

Integration of polarity, adhesion, cytoskeletal dynamics and vesicle trafficking during epithelial cell ingression

Dr. Yu Sun, University of Toronto

Tools for measuring physical properties in vivo

Dr. Sid Goyal, University of Toronto

Heart development

Dr. Brian CirunaUniversity of Toronto

Understanding the causes of idiopathic scoliosis: a twisted ‘tail’ of cilia and CSF defects

Dr. Ran KafriUniversity of Toronto

Size sensing mechanisms in animal cells

Dr. Sevan HopyanUniversity of Toronto

Mesenchymal cell rearrangements that shape tissue in the mouse embryo

Dr. Jennifer SchwartzSyracuse University


Dr. Matthias MerkelSyracuse University


Dr. Guy Tanentzapf, University of British Columbia


Dr. Jie LiangUniversity of Illinois at Chicago



July 16, 2018
July 17, 2018


University of Toronto


Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4 Canada
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