Program at a Glance

Time 1st day (3/28) 2nd day (3/29) 3rd day (3/30) 4th day (3/31)
08:00~08:30   Registration Registration Registration
08:30~09:10 Keynote Lecture
Olivier Pourquié
Keynote lecture
Erich Jarvis
Keynote lecture
Michèle Tixier-Boichard
09:10~09:50 Keynote lecture
Claudio Stern
Keynote lecture
Wen-Hsiung Li
Keynote lecture
Dave Burt
09:50~10:20 Coffee Break/Group Photo Coffee Break Business Meeting/
Coffee Break
Session 1
Developmental Biology (1)
Session 4
Genetic/Genomic analysis
Session 6
Avian Physiology
12:00~12:20 Lunch
12:20~12:25 Lunch
12:25~13:00 Trip:
National Palace Museum
13:00~13:40 Keynote lecture
Scott Fraser
Session 7
Avian Stem Cell & Transgenesis-related Techniques
13:40~15:00 Session 2
Developmental Biology (2)
15:05~15:35 Coffee Break/Poster Session-1
15:35~16:20 Session 3
Developmental Biology (3)
17:00~17:30 Registration
17:30~17:40 Taiwan Tapas Reception
17:40~18:30 Dinner/
Poster Session-2
18:30~18:40 Opening remarks
Chih-Feng Chen
Overview Lecture
Cheng-Ming Chuong
Reception Dinner
18:40~18:45 Session 5
Avian Behavior
19:10~19:50 Keynote lecture
Xing Xu
19:50~20:30 Keynote lecture
Hsiao-Wei Yuan


1st day (3/28)

Time Sessions/Topics/Speakers
17:00~17:30 Registration
17:30~18:30 Taiwan Tapas Reception
18:30~19:10 Opening remarks
Chih-Feng Chen, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Overview Lecture
Cheng-Ming Chuong, University of Southern California, US
19:10~19:50 Keynote Lecture 1                           Chair: Dr. Cheng-Ming Chuong
Keynote speaker: Dr. Xing Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
The origin and early evolution of feathers
19:50~20:30 Keynote Lecture 2                           Chair: Dr. Cheng-Ming Chuong
Keynote speaker: Dr. Hsiao-Wei Yuan, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Bird fauna and studies in Taiwan

2nd day (3/29)
Time Sessions/Topics/Speakers
08:00~08:30 Registration
08:30~09:10 Keynote lecture 3                                 Chair: Dr. Jun-An Chen
Keynote speaker: Dr. Olivier Pourquié, Harvard Medical School, US
Warburg-like metabolism coordinates FGF and Wnt signaling in the
developing embryo
09:10~09:50 Keynote lecture 4                                 Chair: Dr. Y. Henry Sun
Keynote speaker: Dr. Claudio Stern, University College London, UK
A hunt for new 'organizers' uncovers the endoderm of the AIP as an organizer of the heart
09:50~10:20 Coffee Break
10:20~12:00 Session 1  Developmental Biology (1)
Chair: Dr. Rusty Lansford; Co-chair: Dr. Ping Wu
10:20~10:40  Rusty Lansford, University of Southern California, US
S1-1  Visualizing Complex Cell Dynamics in the Embryo
10:40~11:00  Hisato Kondoh, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
S1-2  Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying lens transdifferentiation from embryonic neural retina
11:00~11:25  Harukazu Nakamura, Tohoku University, Japan
S1-3  Fate determination of mesencephalon and metencephalon by Fgf8 signaling
11:25~11:45  Guojun Sheng, Kumamoto University, Japan
S1-4  Gastrulation EMT as a model for understanding cancer EMT
11:45~12:00  Martin Cheung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
S1-5  Coordinated action of Nedd9 and Dlc1 in neural crest motility
12:00~13:00 Lunch
13:00~13:40 Keynote lecture 5                                 Chair: Dr. Shyh-Jye Lee
Scott Fraser, University of Southern California, US
Multiplex Imaging and Sensing the Molecules that Pattern Development
13:40~15:05 Session 2  Developmental Biology (2)
Chair: Dr. Claudio Stern; Co-chair: Dr. Randall Widelitz
13:40~14:00  Zhicao Yue, Fuzhou University, China
S2-1  Periodic feather branching and its application in medical research
14:00~14:20  Ping Wu, University of Southern California, US
S2-2  Hierarchical specification of skin regions revealed by feather super-enhancer analyses
14:20~14:35  Chao-Yuan Yeh, University of Southern California, US
S2-3  Interfacial epidermal-dermal coupling as a driving force for periodic pattern formation
14:35~14:50  Joana Esteves de Lima, Institut de Biologie Paris Seine, France
S2-4  Muscle contraction maintains the muscle progenitor pool via YAP and NOTCH signalling during foetal myogenesis
14:50~15:05  Sonya Nassari, UM7622 IBPS, France
S2-5  Involvement of the CXCL12/CXCR7 axis in connective tissue-mediated limb muscle morphogenesis
15:05~15:35 Coffee Break/ Poster Session-1
15:35~18:30 Session 3  Developmental Biology (3)
Chair: Dr. Koji Tamura; Co-chair: Dr. Hsu-Chen Cheng
15:35~15:55  Koji Tamura, Tohoku University, Japan
S3-1  Developmental and genomic aspects of macroevolution in vertebrates
15:55~16:15  Mikiko Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
S3-2  Cux2 refines forelimb field by controlling Raldh2 and Hox expression
16:15~16:35  Takayuki Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
S3-3  Quantitative approach to understand whole organ deformation dynamics in the chick limb
16:35~16:50  Zuzana Vavrušová, UCSF/University Paris-Sud, France/US
S3-4  Role of Neural Crest and its Meningeal Derivatives in an Avian Valproateinduced Model of Autism
16:50~17:00  short break
17:00~17:15  Jerome Gros, Institut Pasteur, France
S3-5  Cell Division Drives Epithelial Cell Rearrangements during Gastrulation in Chick
17:15~17:30  Donald Newgreen, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
S3-6  Differential clonal expansion in enteric neural crest cells: what’s luck got to do with it?
17:30~17:45  Hiroki Nagai, Kumamoto University, Japan
S3-7  Cellular and morphological analysis of EGK stage avian embryos
17:45~18:00  Thanh-Lan Gluckman, Collège de France, France
S3-8  Estrildid finches as a developmental system
18:00~18:15  Francois Friocourt, Fondation Voire et Entendre, France
S3-9  3D analysis of axonal tract development in bird embryos
18:15~18:30  Shiro Egawa, Tohoku university, Japan
S3-10  The inference about transition of hip joint morphogenesis in the dinosaurian lineage
18:30~21:00 Reception Dinner: Restaurant "Chingye-Shinleyuan"
Taiwanese cuisine will be served. There will be buses ready to take you to the restaurant.
3rd day (3/30)
Time Sessions/Topics/Speakers
08:00~08:30 Registration
08:30~09:10 Keynote lecture 6                                Chair: Dr. Shen-Ju Chou
Erich Jarvis, Duke University, US
Using whole genomes to resolve the tree of life of birds and evolution of complex traits
09:10~09:50 Keynote lecture 7                                Chair: Dr. Chen Siang Ng
Wen-Hsiung Li, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Genetic basis of feather diversity in birds
09:50~10:20 Coffee Break
10:20~12:25 Session 4  Genetic/Genomic analysis
Chair: Dr. Dave Burt; Co-chair: Dr. John Foley
10:20~10:40  Scott Edwards, Harvard University, US
S4-1  Convergent regulatory evolution and the origin of flightlessness in palaeognathous birds
10:40~11:00  Michael Shapiro, University of Utah, US
S4-2  More than skin deep: Limb identity and the origins of feathered feet in domestic pigeons
11:00~11:15  Doreen Schwochow-Thalmann, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
S4-3  The barred beauty- how a tumour suppressor locus can delight your eyes
11:15~11:35  Chen Siang Ng, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
S4-4  Genome-wide transcriptome analyses of regenerating adult feathers in chicken by RNA sequencing
11:35~11:55  Erich Jarvis, Duke University, US
S4-5  Generating an comparative avian genomes resource for all extant 10,000 plus species
11:55~12:10  David Bottjer, University of Southern California, US
S4-6  Paleogenomics and bird evolution
12:10~12:25  Meng-Ching Ko, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
S4-7  Sex-specific transcriptomes of a singing related brain area
12:25~17:40 Trip: National Palace Museum,
There will be buses ready to take you to the museum.
17:40~18:40 Dinner/Poster Session-2
18:40~20:40 Session 5  Avian Behavior
Chair: Dr. David Clayton; Co-chair: Dr. Sarah Bottjer
18:40~19:00  David Clayton, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
S5-1  Acute isolation leads to a shift in neurogenomic state across the songbird forebrain
19:00~19:20  Sarah Bottjer, University of Southern California, US
S5-2  Neural representations of current and goal behaviors during sensitive-period learning
19:20~19:40  Hiroko Ohki-Hamazaki, Kitasato University, Japan
S5-3  Imprint learning modulates activity of the visual Wulst cells in chicks
19:40~20:00  Christopher Balakrishnan, East Carolina University, US
S5-4  Divergence and degradation of a sex chromosome-like supergene
20:00~20:20  Melissa Bateson, Newcastle University, UK
S5-5  Developmental telomere attrition predicts adult foraging behaviour in European starlings
20:20~20:40  Sheng-Feng Shen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
S5-6  A Sequential Collective Action Game and its Applications to Cooperative Parental Care in Yuhina brunneiceps
4th day (3/31)
Time Sessions/Topics/Speakers
08:00~08:30 Registration
08:30~09:10 Keynote lecture 8                               Chair: Dr. Chih-Feng Chen
Michèle Tixier-Boichard, AgroParisTech, INRA, France
Genetic determinism of feather colour: how to fill the puzzle?
09:10~09:50 Keynote lecture 9                                Chair: Dr. Wen-Hsiung Li
  Dave Burt, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
The Chicken and other Avian Genomes: new insights and opportunities for all from high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics
09:50~10:20 Business Meeting/Coffee Break
10:20~12:20 Session 6  Avian Physiology
Chair: Dr. Yen-Pai Lee ; Co-chair: Dr. Pin-Chi Tang
10:20~10:40  Yen-Pai Lee, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
S6-1  Genetic improvement of economic traits change chicken’s behaviours
10:40~11:00  Craig Smith, Monash University, Australia
S6-2  Sexual differentiation in the chicken; direct genetic and hormonal mechanisms
11:00~11:20  Takashi Yoshimura, Nagoya University, Japan
S6-3  Towards understanding the mechanism of seasonal time measurement in vertebrates
11:20~11:40  Shu-Yin Wang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
S6-4  Designed Thermoregulation during Incubation Alters the Sex Ratio of Taiwan Country Chickens
11:40~12:00  Mike Skinner, Imperial College London, UK
S6-5  Avian host range restriction and innate antiviral responses
12:00~12:20  Shuen-Ei Chen, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
S6-6  Obesity-related cardiac pathogenesis using chickens as a model
12:20~13:00 Lunch
13:00~15:00 Session 7  Avian Stem Cell & Transgenesis-related Techniques
Chair: Dr.  Bertrand Pain; Co-chair: Dr. Helen Sang
13:00~13:20  Bertrand Pain, Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, INRA, France
S7-1  Physiology and biotechnology of avian stem cells
13:20~13:40  Helen Sang, Roslin Institute University of Edinburgh, UK
S7-2  Genome engineering in the chicken: advances and opportunities
13:40~14:00  Jae Yong Han, Seoul National University, Korea
S7-3  Transgenesis and targeted genome modification in avian species
14:00~14:20  Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan
S7-4  Chemogenetic control of neuronal activity in songbirds
14:20~14:40  Dalit Sela-Donenfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
S7-5  A new role of hindbrain boundaries as pools of neural stem/progenitor cells Regulated by Sox2
14:40~14:55  Kwaku Dad Abu-Bonsrah, University of Melbourne, Australia
S7-6  Efficient genome editing in chicken by CRISPR-targeted homologous recombination