The108th SRD Meeting Organizing Members are pleased to invite you to the SRD annual meeting. The main meeting will be held at University of Miyazaki from 17 to 20 September 2015. At the Miyazaki Meeting we ensure enough time for oral and poster presentations to guarantee the opportunities for the sufficient discussion as the past meetings. We would like to encourage young scientists and students, who should serve as important driving forces in our society of the next generation, to submit abstracts for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award and to participate actively in the Meeting. We also would like to encourage all attendees to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity to share ideas and insights with one another, and make new acquaintances in Miyazaki, the city known for one of the best beaches and scenic beauty.

  1. Date
  2. Location
  3. President
  4. Contact
  5. Registration Fee
  6. Get-Together Party
  7. Abstract submission for regular presentations and competitive presentations for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award
  8. Categories for abstract submission
  9. Qualification and Evaluation for Competitive presentation for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award
  10. Presentation Methods
  11. Luncheon seminar for gender equality
  12. Open Seminar for Citizens
  13. Symposium and Workshop
  14. Directors, Councilors and Committee meetings
  15. Nursery Room
  16. Further information
  17. How to arrive at the venues

The 108th SRD Meeting

  • 1. Date
  • September 16 (Wed), 2015 Directors’ meeting, Committee meetings
    September 17 (Thu), 2015 Oral/Poster competitive presentations for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award, Regular presentations (oral and poster presentations), Councilors’ meeting
    September 18 (Fri), 2015 Regular presentations (oral and poster presentations), General meeting, SRD award presentations, Luncheon seminar for gender equality, Ceremony for SRD Outstanding Presentation Awards, Get-together party
    September 19 (Sat), 2015 Regular presentations (oral and poster presentations), Symposiums, Luncheon seminar
    September 20 (Sun), 2015 Symposiums, Open seminar for Citizens (in Japanese)

  • 2. Location
  • September 17 (Thu) – 19 (Sat):
    University of Miyazaki, 1-1 Gakuen Kibanadai-nishi, Miyazaki.
  • September 16 (Wed), 20 (Sun):
    Miyazaki Citizen’s Plaza, 1-1-2 Tachibanadori-nishi, Miyazaki.

  • 3. President: Takeshi Osawa

  • 4. Contact
  • The 108th SRD Meeting Organizing Office: Laboratory of Theriogenology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki

    President: Takeshi Osawa (University of Miyazaki)
    Secretary: Go Kitahara (University of Miyazaki)

  • 5. Registration Fee
  • Honorary member Free
    Regular & Silver member 5,000 yen (early application)/6,000 yen (at the registration desk)
    Student member 3,000 yen (early application)/3,500 yen (at the registration desk)
    Non-member 6,500 yen

    To the resignation website
    Registration fees include a printed copy of the proceedings, and they will be payable online.
    Registration fee and Get-Together-Party fee are payable by this online registration system. An abstract book is included in the registration fee. The persons who had paid early application fee will receive the abstract book in advance by postage. Please receive your name card at the registration desk. The persons who will make a registration at the desk, will receive the book and name card at the desk. Regular members will receive an abstract book in advance regardless of the payment of the registration fee.

  • 6. Get-Together Party
  • Location: Phoenix Seagaia Resort
    Date & time: September 18 (Fri); 18:30-20:30
    Both SRD members and non-members will be welcome to the party. We are pleased to invite all attendees to join us to enjoy Miyazaki foods and drinks and to deepen our friendship in the party.

    Participation fee
    Honorary member Free (Please register in advance in the website)
    Regular and Silver member 6,000 yen (early application)/7,000 yen (at the registration desk)
    Student member 3,000 yen (early application)/4,000 yen (at the registration desk)
    Non-member 7,000 yen (early application)/8,000 yen (at the registration desk)

  • 7. Abstract submission for regular presentations and competitive presentations for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award
  • Open May 20 (Wed), 2015 14:00 (JST)
    Close June 23 (Tue), 2015 14:00 (JST)

    Abstracts for regular presentations and competitive presentations (for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award) must be submitted online during the above-mentioned term. They must be written in English or Japanese. After the successful submission of the abstract, confirmation mail will be sent to the author. Please use reliable e-mail address for the correspondence to minimize errors. We do not recommend use of a free mail address (hotmail, yahoo, Gmail etc.) or those for mobile phones. If you have any difficulty in abstract submission, please contact the Meeting Organizing Office (

    Each presenter may present only one abstract regardless of the presentation format (oral or poster). Multiple abstracts with the same first author cannot be accepted. Abstracts for regular presentation must be submitted online either by the presenter or by a corresponding author. Abstracts for competitive presentation for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award must be submitted online only by the presenter (applicant) with selecting either oral or poster presentation for the award. A Japanese presenter (or a foreign student or a researcher in Japan) of regular or competitive presentation must be a SRD member (honorary, regular, silver or student member). Thus, we would like to ask Japanese presenters who are not SRD members to apply for the membership before the deadline of abstract submission. Please note that the student membership needs annual renewal. For applying for or renewing the membership, please visit (in Japanese) or contact the SRD office ( Presenters (including the foreign attendees from overseas) other than Japanese presenters (including foreign students and researchers in Japan) are not required to have a SRD membership to present their abstract at the meeting.

    According to the author instruction in the submission page, 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 SRD Outstanding Presentation Award (the section of oral presentation), 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. For the applicants to the competitive presentation for the award (the section of poster presentation), however, it is NOT necessary to submit any additional abstract. Please submit your abstract as early as possible. Submission tasks in the server system will be busy just before the deadline; this may result in taking long time to complete abstract submission or unexpected errors in the submission procedure.

    Please choose one of the following presentation format options as the presenter’s preference; 1) Oral presentation only, 2) Poster presentation only, 3) Oral presentation is preferred (although the applicant will accept poster presentation according to SRD office decision) and 4) Poster presentation is preferred (although the applicant will accept oral presentation according to SRD office decision). The prescribed number of oral regular presentations is approximately 90, though that of poster presentation is not determined yet. If the number of the applicants to the presentation in the oral or poster session becomes more than the prescribed numbers, the SRD office should change the presentation formats (oral or poster presentation) of some of the applicants who selected 3) or 4) of the above-mentioned options. If the presentation format needs to be changed, we will inform the applicants about the change.


  • 8. Categories for abstract submission
  • Please select the research category (major- and sub-classifications) for an abstract submission in both regular presentations and those for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award.

    Endocrinology Neuroendocrinology, Endocrine system, Hypothalamic hormone, Pituitary hormone, Gonadal hormone, Growth factor, Receptor/Signal transduction, Endocrine disrupting chemical, Others.
    Ovary Follicle development/atresia, Ovulation, Corpus luteum formation, Luteolysis, Others.
    Testis/Sperm Spermatogenesis, Sertoli cell/Leydig cell, Sperm motility/Sperm metabolism, Capacitation/Acrosome reaction, Epididymis/Accessory gland/ Seminal plasma, Others.
    Egg/Fertilization Oocyte/Egg, Oocyte maturation, Fertilization, Early embryo, Primordial germ cell, Meiosis, Others.
    Reproductive cycle/Pregnancy Uterus, Placenta (desidua), Embryo/Fetus, Implantation, Pregnancy immunology, Pregnancy maintenance (endocrine).
    Reproductive engineering In vitro fertilization, ICSI, Nuclear transfer, Cloning, Transgenic animal, Genomic imprinting, Epigenetics, Stem cell, Others.
    Clinical and applied reproduction Artificial insemination, Cryopreservation, Embryo transfer, Parturition and perinatal care, Reproductive diseases and disorders, Contraceptive technology, Reproductive management, Nutritional and environmental management, Others.

  • 9. Qualification and Evaluation for Competitive presentation for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award
  • Qualification: Anyone who is 32 years old or younger as of April 1, 2015 (Born on or after April 2, 1982) is eligible for Competitive presentation regardless of his/her job situation, studentship and academic degree: e.g., salaried or unsalaried, regular staff or not, full or part time, degree (bachelor, master, or doctor). Persons who engage in tasks other than scientific activities can also apply. However, once awarded in the past, he/she cannot apply within 2 years. This means that the award winners at the 106th meeting in Tokyo or the 107th meeting in Obihiro cannot apply this year at the 108th meeting in Miyazaki.
    Evaluation: In oral presentation section, the abstracts (long version) prepared for the primary evaluation are assessed by several evaluators. The oral presentations selected by the primary evaluation of the abstract will be made by the first author in the session for the 2nd evaluation, which will be held on September 17 (Thu). The several presentations will finally be selected for the award by the evaluators (councilors of SRD). In poster presentation section, all presentations (including discussion) will be evaluated in the poster session which will be held in September 17 (Thu), and some of them will be awarded.
    Note: For the detailed information, please visit the ‘Aim of SRD Outstanding Presentation Award and the Evaluation Procedure (in Japanese)’ in the abstract submission website.

  • 10. Presentation Methods
  • Oral presentation: Presentation 10 min plus Discussion 5 min. Windows PC will be prepared for the presentation. Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 (Windows) will be installed. If you make a file in another version, please make sure in advance that it runs without any problem in the PCs in the venue. Please bring your own file to the registration desk with a USB flash memory or a CD-R.
    Poster presentation: Poster boards about 90 cm wide and 180 cm height are planned to be prepared.

  • 11. Luncheon seminar for gender equality
  • Date & time: September 18 (Fri); 12:00–13:00
    SRD committee for promotion of gender equality has planned luncheon seminar to provide the opportunity to consider the significance of gender equality. We encourage attendees to join this seminar to share ideas about gender equality across ages and the current situations.

  • 12. Open Seminar for Citizens
  • Location: Miyazaki Citizen’s Plaza, Albright-hall, Miyazaki
    Date & time: September 20 (Sun); 13:00-
    Title: The Possibility of Animal Reproduction in the Space
    Following introductory lecture on the reproduction in domestic animals and sperm banking, and biological research activities by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), current situations and future perspective of the project on animal reproduction in the Japanese Experiment Module (‘Kibo’) for the International Space Station will be presented. The seminar will be operated in Japanese.

    Professor Shinichi HOCHI (Shinshu University)
    Ms. Sachiko YANO (Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency)
    Dr. Sayaka WAKAYAMA (University of Yamanashi)
    Professor Teruhiko WAKAYAMA (University of Yamanashi)

    The seminar is supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science under Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Number 15HP0030).

  • 13. Symposium and Workshop
  • Date & time: September 19 (Sat); 13:00-15:00
    Symposium 1: Current topics of germ cell development in vitro
    Organizers: Yuji HIRAO (National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science)
    Goro YOSHIZAKI (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Techonology)
    Speakers: Takehiko OGAWA (Yokohama City University)
    Katsuhiko HAYASHI (Kyushu University)
    Yayoi OBATA (Tokyo University of Agriculture)
    Yasuhisa MATSUI (Tohoku University)
    Symposium 2: The future reproduction in Japanese beef cattle
    Organizers: Takeshi OSAWA (University of Miyazaki)
    Hisashi NABENISHI (Miyazaki Prefecture)
    Spearkers: Yutaka HASHIYADA (National Livestock Breeding Center)
    Miki SAKATANI (Kyushyu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center)
    Mizuho UEMATSU (Miyazaki Agricultural Mutual Aid Association)
    Date & time: September 20 (Sun); 9:30-12:00
    Symposium 3: Recycling of life: From early embryogenesis to next generation
    Organizers: Naojiro MINAMI (Kyoto University)
    Kazuya MATSUMOTO (Kinki University)
    Speakers: Kei MIYAMOTO (Kinki University)
    Seungwook SHIN (National Institutes of Health)
    Satoshi TSUKAMOTO (National Institute of Radiological Sciences)
    Yoshiyuki SEKI (Kwansei Gakuin University)
    Yoshikazu HIRATE (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
    Workshop 1: Novel concepts of immune system for regulating early pregnancy: Attack or tolerance?
    Organizers: Akio MIYAMOTO (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    Kazuhiko IMAKAWA (The Univesity of Tokyo)
    Speakers: Masayuki SHIMADA (Hiroshima University)
    Akio MIYAMOTO (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    Kazuhiko IMAKAWA (The Univesity of Tokyo)

  • 14. Directors, Councilors and Committee meetings
  • During the meeting, directors and all committee meetings will be organized. Detailed information will be available in the Circular 3, and also will be informed to the members by e-mail in advance.

  • 15. Nursery Room
  • We provide a nursery room for the participants who plan to visit the meeting venue with children. Nursery staffs will take care of the children. If you would like to use this service, or have questions about this matter, please contact the meeting organizing office in advance.

  • 16. Further information
  • We will provide more information in Circular 3 in August.

  • 17. How to arrive at the venues
  • University of Miyazaki
    For the location of University of Miyazaki and transportation guidance, please visit the following websites:
    Campus Map;
    We will provide a convenient shuttle bus which takes about 40 min from JR Miyazaki station to the campus (fees* applies)
    *Fees: one way: 610 - 640 yen
    From airport, we will prepare a shuttle bus to the campus. Detailed information will be available in the Circular 3.

    Miyazaki Citizen’s Plaza
    Miyazaki Citizen’s Plaza is located in the neighbor of Miyazaki City Hall Office.
    From JR Miyazaki station, it takes about 10 min by the bus (bus stop: Tachibanadori 1-chome), or 30 min’s walk.