The 111th SRD Meeting will be held at Shinshu University Ueda Campus from 12th to 16th September 2018. The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the SRD Annual Meeting. Updated information of the 111th SRD meeting is available at
Four symposiums are scheduled; "Organelle dynamics in reproductive biology" organized by Dr. Satoshi Tsukamoto (12th September), "Wide application of chimeric animals" organized by Dr. Masumi Hirabayashi and "Old but new reproductive technologies in domestic animals" organized by Dr. Masayuki Shimada (13th September), and "Focus on advanced technologies for animal reproduction" organized by Dr. Kazuhiro Kikuchi (Japan-Korea-China Joint Symposium; 16th September). In addition, an open seminar entitled "Female scientists leading reproductive science" is organized by Dr. Seiji Takashima, which is concurrently scheduled on the 16th September.

  1. Date
  2. Venue
  3. President
  4. Contact
  5. Registration Fee
  6. Welcome reception
  7. Abstract submission
  8. Presentation Methods
  9. Qualification and Evaluation for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award
  10. Access to the venue

The 111th SRD Meeting

  • 1. Date
  • 12th September 2018 (Wednesday) One symposium
    Directors’ meeting
    Four committees
    13th September 2018 (Thursday) Oral competitive presentations
    Regular oral presentations
    Two symposiums, Councilors’ meeting, One committee, Get-Together party
    14th September 2018 (Friday) Regular oral presentations
    Poster presentations (even number)
    Luncheon seminar
    General meeting (including Ceremony for SRD outstanding presentation awards)
    Lectures by SRD awardees
    15th September 2018 (Saturday) Regular oral presentations
    Poster presentations (odd number)
    Luncheon seminar, One committee
    16th September 2018 (Sunday) The 5th Japan-Korea-China Joint Symposium
    Open seminar for citizens

  • 2. Venue
  • Shinshu University-UEDA Campus
    3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda, Nagano 386-8567, Japan
    Please be careful not to go to other campuses of Shinshu University.

  • 3. President
  • Prof. Shinichi Hochi
    (Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University)

  • 4. Contact
  • The 111th SRD Meeting Organizing Committee:
    Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology
    Shinshu University
    Tel: +81-268-21-5350 (Dr. S. Hochi, President) / +81-268-21-5344 (Dr. S. Takashima, Secretary)
    Fax: +81-268-21-5830, email:

  • 5. Registration Fee
  • Honorary member Free
    Regular & Silver member Early-bird 5,000 yen
    On-site 6,000 yen
    Student member Early-bird 3,000 yen
    On-site 3,500 yen
    Non-member 8,000 yen

    Registration fees include a printed copy of the proceedings, and they will be payable by online registration system.
    To the resignation website

  • 6. Welcome reception
  • All attendees are welcomed to join the party, scheduled on 13th September 18:30–20:30 at Ueda Tokyu REI Hotel.

    Participation fee is;
    Honorary member Free (Please register in advance in the website)
    Regular & Silver member Early-bird 5,000 yen
    On-site 6,000 yen
    Student member Early-bird 3,000 yen
    On-site 3,500 yen
    Non-member Early-bird 7,000 yen
    On-site 8,000 yen

    The participation fee will be also payable by the online registration system.

  • 7. Abstract submission
  • May 11th (Friday) to June 6th (Wednesday) JST 14:00

    Abstracts for both regular presentation (oral or poster session) and those for the competitive oral session for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award (long version of abstract are required, see below) must be submitted online by the presenters during the above-mentioned term. They must be written in English or Japanese. The first author and presenter must be members of the SRD. For the membership registration process, please contact the SRD office ( Foreign first authors/presenters who belong to the institutions in abroad countries are exceptionally acceptable regardless of the SRD membership.

    The title and abstract should be completed in English within 140 and 1720 letters including spaces, respectively (alternatively within 70 and 860 letters in Japanese). No figures and tables are acceptable. To apply for the competitive presentation for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award, an additional abstract (long version) for the primary evaluation must be prepared within 3200 letters (in English) and submitted online as an attached file. Figures and tables cannot be included in this formatted abstract.

    Please choose one of the following presentation format options as the presenter’s preference; 1) Oral presentation, 2) Poster presentation, or 3) Either presentation is preferred (the presenters will accept the organizing committee’s decision). If the presentation format needs to be changed, the committee will inform the presenter about the change.


  • 8. Presentation Methods
  • Oral presentations: 10-min presentation with 5-min discussion will be allocated to each presentation. Several days prior to the presentation, each presenter should submit a PDF file for his/her presentation to the 111th SRD Meeting Organizing Committee via email ( Otherwise (upon request), his/her own laptop computer can be directly connected to on-site projector.

    Poster presentations: For each of even and odd numbered posters, 90-min discussion time will be allocated. Poster boards (120-cm height, 90-cm width) and attaching materials (magnets or double-faced adhesive tapes) are prepared.

  • 9. Qualification and Evaluation for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award
  • Age of candidates should be 32 or less as of 1st April 2018. There are two separate categories (category 1 for student members and category 2 for young regular members) in the award competition. For the latter category, no situation limited: e.g., salaried or unsalaried, regular staff or not, full-time or part-time worker, degree (bachelor, master or doctor). The person who engaged the position beside scientific activities can also apply. However, once awarded in the past, he/she cannot apply within the next 2 years.
    Evaluation: the abstracts (long version) prepared for the primary evaluation are reviewed by several experienced members of SRD. In each category, 5-6 applicants will be selected and make presentations in the competitive oral session for the final evaluation, which will be held on September 13 (Thu). The several presentations will finally be selected for the award by the evaluators (councilors of SRD).
    Note: For the detailed information, please visit the ‘Aim of SRD Outstanding Presentation Award and the Evaluation Procedure’

  • 10. Access to the venue
  • Shinshu University has five campuses in Nagano prefecture. For the transportation to the UEDA campus, please visit the following website: