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Presentation program

The detailed presentation program can be downloaded here (pdf file).
(ver. 17.11.2015)

A Post-conference tour

We invite all the participants to the post conferences one-day tours, which you choose one from following three courses:

(Course 1) Ise Jingu (Ise City) (Bus tour)
Ise Jingu is one of the oldest Shinto-Shrine that has formally established in AC 685 at the present place, consisting of two sanctuaries. Ise Jingu is located at Ise City, 2 hours by bus from Nagoya. Naiku and Geku. The buildings in each sanctuary are made by traditional wooden structure, using Japanese Cypress (Cupressaceae). Those buildings are reconstructed in each 20 years since AC 690. The building materials are supplied from the man-made forest neighboring to Naiku Sanctuary. We visit sanctuaries and their man-made forest.

(Course 2) Nagoya Historical Culture (Nagoya City) (Walk and subway tours)
Nagoya is the 4th biggest City in Japan, which has formally started from Atsuta Jingu Shinto-Shrine since AC672. Name of the city “Nagoya” has established since AC 1610, from the construction of Nagoya-Jo Castle and the city at the present place by Tokugawa-Shogunate Family. The Nagoya-Jo Castle was a symbol of Shogunate government in Nagoya, located at the center of city. After the end of Shogunate government, it became one of the most famous historical points in Japan. Unfortunately, Nagoya-Jo Castle was destroyed by the war fire in 1945. After the world war II, Nagoya-Jo Castle was reconstructed and regenerated as a shorgunate museum in 1959. Hommaru Goten-Palace that was used by the load of Nagoya-Jo Castle was also reconstructed in 2014, which shows cultures of Shogun life. We visit Nagoya-Jo Castel and Hommaru Goten-Palace as well as a museum of historical culture.

(Course 3) Wood machinery company and botanical garden (Bus tour)
1. Meinan Machinery Works
Meinan Machinery Works is a private machinery company where many skillful engineers are working, to produce various types of machines for plywood manufacturing, which is located in Obu-City, 1 hour by bus from Nagoya City. Some of their new products has caused a revolution in plywood industries in Asia, which enabled them to use small-diameter logs (the minimum size is lesser than several cm). We visit them in the morning, and return to Nagoya City to visit Higashiyama Doh-Shokubutsu-en (Zoo and Botanical Garden).
2. Higashiyama Doh-Shokubutsu-en (Zoo and Botanical Garden) One of the biggest Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Japan, which is located close to Nagoya University. They have wild animals and plants from across the globe. We visit in the afternoon after coming back from Meinan Machinery Company.

List of sessions (* Opening or keynote lectures)

  • Day 1 (Monday 30th November 2015)
  • Opening lecture
  •   * Hidetoshi IIDA (Univ. Tokyo, JP)
  •   * Meriem Fournier (AgroParisTech Nancy, FR)
  • Root
  •   * Lionel Dupuy (The James Hutton Inst., UK)
  • Growth dynamics & morphogenesis
  •   * Olivier Hamant (ENS Lyon, FR)
  •   * Kazuhiko Nishitani (Univ. Tohoku, JP)
  • Mechanosensing

  • Day 2 (Tuesday 1st December 2015)
  • Kinematics and statics of growth
  • Mechanics of cells to organs
  •   * Peter Lucas (Univ. Kuwait, KW)
  • Structural integrity and functions of plants
  •   * Niels Anten (Univ. Wageningen, NL)
  •   * Barbara Lachenbruch (Oregon State Univ., US)
  • Wood formation and growth strains
  •   * Yoon Soo Kim (Chonnam Nat. Univ., KR)
  •   * Tancrède Alméras (CNRS Montpellier, FR)
  •   * Yan San Huang (Nat. Chung Hsing Univ., TW)

  • Day 3 (Wednesday 2nd December 2015)
  • Tools and Cell-wall polymers
  • Wind and other external loading
  •   *John Moore (Scion Rotorua, NZ)
  • Internal fluid dynamics
  •   * Melvin Tyree (Northwest A&F University, CN)
  • Plant motion
  •   * Jiro Sakamoto (Univ. Kanazawa, JP)
  • Biomimetics

  • Day 4 (Thursday 3rd December 2015)
  • Young scientist Forum - Motion & morphogenesis
  • Young scientist Forum - Wood and other lignified tissues
  • Plant Biomechanics and 500 million history of land plant evolution
  •   * Jonathan Wilson (Haverford Coll., US)
  •   * Hideyuki Takahashi (Univ. Tohoku, JP)

  • Day 5 (Friday 4th December 2015)
  • Technical visits