The 105th SRD Annual Meeting
Announcement, Circular 1
The105th SRD Meeting Organizing Members are pleased to invite you to the SRD annual meeting. The main meeting will be held at University of Tsukuba, University Hall during September 5 −8, 2012. And the satellite symposium will be held in The University of Tokyo, Yayoi Auditorium/Ichijo Hall on September 10, 2012. We are now preparing scientific programs. In Tsukuba meeting we ensure enough time for oral and poster presentations to guarantee the opportunities for the sufficient discussion as we did in the past meetings. We would like to encourage young scientists and students who will be responsible for the next generations to submit abstracts for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award. In the main meeting, we will have the 2nd Japan-Korea-China Joint Symposium, in which we will discuss the current and future technologies for animal reproduction. And also we plan to hold two regular symposia; the recent technologies for pig reproduction, and the comparative and reproductive approaches between birds and mammals (both symposia will be operated in Japanese). As a satellite symposium, the 2nd Japan-Czech Joint Symposium will be held. This symposium will focus on the reproductive abilities of germ cells from meiosis of oocytes to stem cells in the field of not only basic reproduction but also regenerative medicine. In the open seminar entitled “Reproductive and bleeding technologies enable us to maintain bio-diversity through the time and space” (operated in Japanese), we invite ordinary people, university and high school students to give a chance to consider the importance of bio-diversity for the future.
The main venue, University of Tsukuba, University Hall locates in very comfortable circumstances. Tsukuba Express and Highway bus service offer very convenient access from Tokyo. Please visit Tsukuba in the early autumn.

The 105th SRD Meeting

1. Date
Main Meeting: September 5 (Wed)−8 (Sat), 2012.
The 2nd Japan-Korea-China Joint Symposium will be held on September 5 (Thu).
Satellite Symposium (The 2nd Japan-Czech Joint Symposium): September 10 (Mon).
2. Location
Main Meeting: University of Tsukuba, University Hall. Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki.
Satellite Symposium: The University of Tokyo, Yayoi Auditorium/Ichijo Hall. Yayoi 1-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
3. President: Takashi (Taku) Nagai
4. Contact
The105th SRD Meeting Organizing Office, NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science. Ikenodai 2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki.
5. Registration Fee
Honorary member: Free
Ordinary & Silver member: 5,000 yen (early bird)/6,000 yen (at the resignation desk)
Student Member: 3,000 yen (early bird)/3,500yen (at the resignation desk)
Non-member: 6,500 yen
* Including a printed copy of the proceedings. * Registration fees will be payable online. * Detailed information will be available in the next announcement, Circular 2.
6. Abstract submission
May 16 (Wed) 14:00 – June 13 (Wed) (in a plan)
Abstracts for regular presentation and competition (for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award) will be submitted during the same term. They are submitted in English or Japanese. (Author instructions are now under preparation). The first author and presenter should be SRD members. We recommend that your abstract will be submitted after having a membership. To be a SRD member, please contact the SRD office (
7. Qualification for competition for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award
Age should be 32 or less as of April 1, 2012.
No situation limited: e.g. salaried or unsalaried, regular staff or not, full time or part time, 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 2 years.
8. Presentation
Oral or poster presentation can be chosen at the time of submission in both regular presentation and competition. Both types of presentations will be carried out in English or Japanese. We will provide projector connecting to a PC in the oral presentation rooms.
9. Further information
We will provide more information in Circular 2 and 3 in May and August, respectively. And also we will inform the details of abstract submission in Circular 2.
10. How to arrive at the venues
To University of Tsukuba, University Hall
From Akihabara to Tsukuba Station (Tsukuba Center), use Tsukuba Express (TX). 45 min in a rapid service. ( At Tsukuba Center, take a local bus, “Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan (=University of Tsukuba Circulation)” and then take off at “Daigaku-kaikan (=University Hall)”. About 10 min.
From Narita Airport to Tsukuba Center (Tsukuba Station), use a direct bus “Airport Liner NUTT’S”. About 120 min. ( Take the local bus.
From Haneda Airprot, use a highway bus bound for Tsukuba Center. About 120 min. (, in Japanese) Take the local bus.
From Yaesu South Exit at Tokyo Station, use a highway bus bound for “Tsukuba Daigaku (=University of Tsukuba”. Take off at “Daigaku-kaikan (=University Hall)”. About 75 min.

To The University of Tokyo, Yayoi Auditorium/Ichijo Hall
Tokyo Metro Namboku Line: take off at Todaimae Station. Walk in 1 min
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: take off at Nezu Station. Walk in 8 min.
From JR Ochanomizu Station, local buses are available.