The symposium will take place at Kobe Campus West Area, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Kobe, Japan. The venue is located approximately a 5-minute walk from "Iryo Center Station" of the Port Liner train.

Auditorium, 1F Developmental Biology Building C
Kobe Campus West Area
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
2-2-3, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan
For details, please see "Directions".


Registration will open at 9:00 on Monday, March 4 at the venue. Registration fee for the symposium is FREE, but if you registered for the banquet and/or lunch, please pay the fee at the registration desk in cash in Japanese YEN. Request for cancellation of banquet and lunch boxes must be sent by email to the secretariat by Friday, February 23, 2024. Any cancellation requests after this date will not be accepted.


There are some lockers available at the venue. Please make sure to keep your valuables with you and do not leave them inside the lockers.

Preview Room

The anteroom adjacent to the Auditorium is available for speakers to preview and rehearse their presentation.


Wireless internet connection is available. Please inquire at the registration desk for details.


A banquet is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2024, starting after the scientific program. All invited speakers will also be joining this banquet. We hope that many participants will attend the banquet.

Those who wish to attend the banquet must indicate they would like to attend when completing the online registration for the symposium. Request for cancellation for the banquet must be sent by email to the secretariat by Friday, February 23, 2024. Cancellations after this date will not be accepted.

Conference Rules

- Photography, video recording, and audio recording is prohibited unless otherwise authorized.
- Please do not post any contents of the presentations on social media.
- Please turn your mobile phone to silent mode or turn it off inside the venue.
- Smoking is prohibited on the premises.

Code of Conduct
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Use of language and images that are of a sexual or otherwise offensive to others is not appropriate at any conference venue, including conversations. We expect participants to follow these rules at all activities related to the conference.


Please note that any photographic images taken by the meeting staff during the symposium may be used on RIKEN’s website or other promotional materials. If there are any inconvenience, please inform the secretariat.

About Kobe

The city of Kobe is located in the western part of Japan in a unique setting between the Rokko Mountains and the Inland Sea.

The city's port has historically played an important role in opening Japan up to international influence and the city retains a cosmopolitan and sophisticated air to this day. In addition to a bustling Chinatown and the more relaxed historical foreign settlement, there are a number of famous hot springs to the north of the city.

Japan's renowned public transport system also means that Kobe is within easy reach of the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, which contain over 1,000 historical temples and shrines.

Tourist Information
Japan National Tourism Organization
Kobe Convention and Visitors Association
Arima Hot Spring
Mount Rokko National Park
Kobe Animal Kindgdom
Kyoto Travel Guide
Nara City Sightseeing Information Center
Gurunavi - Japanese restaurant guide