Join us at “Avian Model Systems 9: A New Integrative Platform”

We are pleased to announce that the 9th Avian Model Systems meeting will be held on Mar 28 (Mon) – 31 (Thu), 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The first meeting of “Avian Model Systems” (the 1st International Chick Meeting) was held in 2003 at Hinxton, Cambridge (UK), which was chaired by David Burt and Olivier Pourquié to mark the start of the chicken genome project. Afterward, it was followed by the 2nd International Chick Meeting organized by Rob Krumlauf and Olivier Pourquie in 2004 at the Stower's Institute (USA) and six more meetings held in USA, Spain, UK and Japan.

With about 50 bird genomes sequenced and “The birth of birds" selected as one of the breakthroughs of the year in 2014 by Science, the avian model systems field is moving faster toward a new cross-discipline integration. The Center for the integrative Evolutionary Galliform Genomics (iEGG) at the National Chung Hsing University and the Institute of Molecular Biology at Academia Sinica are delighted to organize the “Avian Model Systems 9: A New Integrative Platform”. We will have major players give state of the art talks in sessions including Avian Behavior, Avian Physiology, Avian Stem Cell & Transgenesis-related Techniques, Developmental Biology, Genetic/Genomic Analysis and the Origin and Evolution of Birds, etc.

Whether you already use the bird as an experimental model or are considering their potential for your research, you are welcome to join us to appreciate what the bird may offer! Hope to see you in Taipei in the spring of 2016!!

Group Photo of the Avian Model Systems 9

Lecture Theatre, Institute of Molecular Biology at Academia Sinica

Keynote Lectures
Dave Burt, The Roslin Institute University of Edinburgh, UK
Scott Fraser, University of Southern California, US
Erich Jarvis, Duke University, US
Wen-Hsiung Li, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Olivier Pourquié, Harvard Medical School, US
Claudio Stern, University College London, UK
Michèle Tixier-Boichard, AgroParisTech, INRA, France
Xing Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hsiao-Wei Yuan, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Overview Lecture
Cheng-Ming Chuong, University of Southern California, US
Invited speakers in the sessions
Developmental Biology
Hisato Kondoh, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Rusty Lansford, University of Southern California, US
Harukazu Nakamura, Tohoku University, Japan

Guojun Sheng, Kumamoto University, Japan
Takayuki Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Mikiko Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Koji Tamura, Tohoku University, Japan
Ping Wu, University of Southern California, US
Chao-Yuan Yeh, University of Southern California, US
Zhicao Yue, Fuzhou University, China

Genetic/Genomic analysis
David Bottjer, University of Southern California, US
Scott Edwards, Harvard University, US
Erich Jarvis, Duke University, US
Chen Siang Ng, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Michael Shapiro, University of Utah, US

Avian Behavior
Chris Balakrishnan, East Carolina University, US
Melissa Bateson, Newcastle University, UK
Sarah Bottjer, University of Southern California, US
David Clayton, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Hiroko Ohki-Hamazaki, Kitasato University, Japan
Sheng-Feng Shen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Avian Physiology
Shuen-Ei Chen, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Yen-Pai Lee, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Mike Skinner, Imperial College London, UK
Craig Smith, Monash University, Australia
Shu-Yin Wang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Takashi Yoshimura, Nagoya University, Japan
Avian Stem Cell & Transgenesis-related Techniques
Jae Yong Han, Seoul National University, Korea
Bertrand Pain, Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, INRA, France
Helen Sang, The Roslin Institute University of Edinburgh, UK
Dalit Sela-Donenfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan


Key Dates
Abstract deadline: January 31 (Sun) 2016
Early-bird registration deadline: December 31 (Thur) 2015 -- closed
Youth Travel Awards application deadline:  December 15 (Thu) 2015 -- closed
Registration -- closed

Contact us

Organizing Committee:
Chih-Feng Chen    National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Bon-Chu Chung    Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Hsu-Chen Cheng    National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Pin-Chi Tang    National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Yi-Chiao Chan    National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Shyh-Jye Lee    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jun-An Chen    Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Shen-Ju Chou    Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ting-Xin Jiang    University of Southern California, US
Randall Widelitz    University of Southern California, US
Masafumi Inaba    University of Southern California, US
Ta-Ching Chen    National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan/University of Southern California, US
Gee-way Lin    University of Southern California, US

Program Committee:
Cheng-Ming Chuong    University of Southern California, US
Bon-Chu Chung    Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Claudio Stern    University College London, UK
David Clayton    Queen Mary University of London, UK
Koji Tamura    Tohoku University, Japan
Bertrand Pain    Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, INRA, France
Rusty Lansford    University of Southern California, US

Center for the integrative and Evolutionary Galliformes Genomics (iEGG), National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Taiwanese Society of Developmental Biology, Taiwan
Center for Systems Biology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Research Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
World's Poultry Science Association-Taiwan Branch


Supported by
Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government
Elite Professional Conference Organizer
Genomics  BioSci & Tech
Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists/Development, Growth & Differentiation
Leadray Lifestock
Ministry of Science and Technology
Olympus Taiwan Co., Ltd
Sam Chang
Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Ministry of Economic Affairs/Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA
The Company of Biologists