11/17~11/18 Some of the lab members played soft volleyball and soccer on the Sports Days of the University of Tsukuba, which were Nov 17 and 18. The photos from the event have been uploaded to the photo page. 11/23 We had a Thanksgiving dinner together on 11/23. The photos have been uploaded to the photo page.
Our members participated in a few events recently. 11/27 We invited Dr. Tudorita Tumbar, a professor at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University in the USA, to a TARA seminar and our group discussion. 11/28-30 Aiko, Lalhaba, and Ryutaro participated in the 41st Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ2018) held in Yokohama. Aiko served as a co-chair of the session titled “Tissue stem cell systems in homeostasis and regeneration.”
Dr. Fumio Hanaoka, the former TARA Center director, moved out to National Institute of Genetics and assumed the position of the institute’s Director-General as of December 1st. Dr. Jun-ich Hayashi, a professor emeritus of the University of Tsukuba, came into office as the new TARA center director. We had a farewell ceremony for Dr. Fumio Hanaoka on November 29th.
Lalhaba participated in the 10th Asian Community of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology (ACGG) Conference held in Tainan, Taiwan from Nov. 18th to 21st. He gave a poster presentation, and received a poster award. Photos from the conference have been added to the photo page.