Big projects such as Tree of Life or AFTOL are now going on.
According to the new code “International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants”, new fungal names have to be registered in MycoBank prior to the publication, as of January 2013.
China is currently center of WDCM and enthusiastic to be involved in microbial database projects. Regarding the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya Protocol was adopted at COP10 in Nagoya in 2010, which is still hot news for us.
Under these circumstances, microbial resources and their data are considered to be important for both industry and academia.
We therefore hold Forum on the Future of Microbial Database to discuss how to cope with the current situations of microbiology in terms of their experts and users’ viewpoints.
The forum is to be held in collaboration with the following societies
Organizer: The Mycological Society of Japan
Co-organizer: Federation of Microbiological Societies, Japan
The other collaborators: Japan Society of Culture Collections, The Society for Actinomycetes Japan, Japan Bioindustry Association, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, Japanese Society of Mushroom Science and Biotechnology, Japanese Society for Plant Systematics, The Union of the Japanese Societies for Systematic Biology, The Union of Japanese Societies for Natural History, The Phytopathological Society of Japan
Date: 28 May, 2012 Monday
Registration from 9:00; Opening at 10:00
Place: Auditorium, Tamagawa University (Bldg 25 in the map)
10 min from Tamagawa Gakuen Station of Odakyu Line
Registration fee Member 1,000 yen; Nonmember 2,000 yen (advanced registration)
Member 2,000 yen; Nonmember 3,000 yen (onsite registration)
Congress dinner 3,000 yen advanced registration; 4,000 yen onsite registration
Application by email, fax or letter; by 18 May
To Hiroki Sasaki
Federation of Microbiological Societies, Japan
c/o Biseibutsu-Kagaku-Kiko Co., Ltd.
4-13-8 Koishikawa, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0002, Japan
Email fmsj-office＠umin.ac.jp Fax +81 3 6231 4035
10:00 Opening Toru Okuda, Mycological Society of Japan
10:10 Fungal diversity and systematics projects derived from the Tree of Life
Kentaro Hosaka, National Science Museum
10:50 Transition of the use of microbial genome information and future perspective
Natsuko Ichikawa, National Institute of Technology Evaluation
11:30 Moving from a web of information to a web of data
Paul Kirk, CABI Bioservices, UK
13:30 WDCM databases and biological databases in China
Juncai Ma, Chinese Academy of Science, China
14:10 Roles of MycoBank (tentative title) Rob Samson, CBS, The Netherlands
14:50 MicrobeDB in National Bioscience Database Center projects
Hideaki Sugawara, National Institute of Genetics
15:30 Coffee break
16:10 Requirements for industrial microbial genome database
Tatsunari Nishi, Genaris, Inc.
16:50 Users perspecitves of microbial database, general discussion
Hideharu Anazawa, Japan Bioindustry Association
17:30 Closing Michio Oishi, National Bioscience Database Center
18:00 Reception Sakufukan Restaurant