11th of May
9:10 Opening Remarks
[Session 1] Photochemistry of Rhodopsins (Chair: Masahide Terazima)
Yuji Furutani (Institute for Molecular Science, Japan, SOKENDAI, Japan)
Time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy on microbial rhodopsins and other membrane proteins
Keiichi Inoue (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, JST¥PRESTO, Japan)
Physicochemical study on the transport mechanism of novel types of microbial light-driven ion pump rhodopsins
Keita Sato (Okayama University, Japan)
Opn5L1, a reverse photoreceptor with light-induced covalent chromophore modification
Shuji Tachibanaki (Osaka University, Japan)
Inactivation of photoactivated visual pigments in rod and cone photoreceptor cells
Keynote Lecture #1 by Prof. Richard. A. Mathies
Rhodopsin: The primary event in even more remarkable detail
[Session 2] Structural Dynamics of Rhodopsins (Chair: Hideki Kandori)
Yasushi Imamoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Single molecule observation of the activation dynamics of rhodopsin
Masataka Yanagawa (RIKEN, Japan)
Single-molecule pharmacology of a G protein-coupled receptor
Takefumi Morizumi (University of Toronto, Canada)
Odorant binding to photoreceptor opsin
Mikihiro Shibata (Kanazawa University, Japan)
High-speed atomic force microscopy imaging of oligomeric states of microbial rhodopsins
14:20-14:30 Break
Keynote Lecture #2 by Prof. Gebhard F. X. Schertler
Exploring GPCR and membrane protein dynamics with solution NMR and X-ray free-electron lasers
15:20-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Poster Presentation
17:30-18:30 Transfer
18:30- Banquet (Kyoto Garden Palace)
12th of May
[Session 3] Function of Rhodopsins (Chair: Yoshinori Shichida)
Daisuke Kojima (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Photoreceptive molecules regulating body color changes in larval zebrafish
Hisao Tsukamoto (Institute for Molecular Science, Japan)
Molecular mechanisms regulating functional properties of non-visual opsins in animals
Emi Kawano-Yamashita (Nara Womenfs University, Japan)
Functional coupling of a bistable opsin parapinopsin to G protein and arrestin
Takahiro Yamashita (Kyoto University, Japan)
Blue light-sensitive subtype of vertebrate non-visual opsin Opn5
Mitsumasa Koyanagi (Osaka City University, Japan)
Functional properties of diverse animal rhodopsins and their potentials for optical regulation of cell signaling
Keynote Lecture #3 by Prof. Klaus Peter Hofmann
Rhodopsin as a G protein coupled receptor
[Session 4] Physiology of Rhodopsins (Chair: Akihisa Terakita)
Hiroo Imai (Kyoto University, Japan)
Functional diversity of primate GPCR-type sensory receptors
Keiichi Kojima (Okayama University, Japan)
Optimization mechanism of vertebrate visual pigments for scotopic vision
Akishi Onishi (RIKEN, Japan)
Neural retina-derived retinoic acids control choroidal vasculature evelopment
Keisuke Sakurai (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Morphological and molecular basis of photoreceptor ability for photon detection
14:20-14:30 Break
Keynote Lecture #4 by Prof. King-Wai Yau
Light detection in the eye – The big picture
15:20-15:40 Break
[Session 5] The Special Lecture (Chair: Yoshitaka Fukada)
The Special Lecture by Prof. Yoshinori Shichida
Rhodopsin: a perspective from biophysics and molecular evolution

Poster Presentations

[P-1]  Mayu Hioki1, Kota Katayama1, Tomoaki Ohashi1, Masayo Iwaki1, Rei Abe-Yoshizumi1,Hiroo Imai2, Hideki Kandori1 (1Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, 2Kyoto University, Japan) Protein expression/purification of human bitter taste receptor TAS2R16 for structural study using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy

[P-2]  Yusaku Hontani1, Miroslav Kloz1, Matthias Broser2, Peter Hegemann2, John T.M. Kennis1 (1Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2Humboldt-Universität, Germany) The photochemistry of unprotonated retinal in Histidine Kinase Rhodopsin HKR1 probed by transient stimulated Raman spectroscopy

[P-3]  Saki Inoue1, Susumu Yoshizawa2, Takashi Tsukamoto1, Yuki Sudo1 (1Okayama University, Japan, 2The University of Tokyo, Japan) Functional and spectroscopic characterization of RmXeR, a xenorhodopsin from a marine bacterium Rubricoccus marinus SG-29T

[P-4]  Shota Ito, Sahoko Tomoida, Yurika Nomura, Hideki Kandori (Nagoya Institute ofTechnology, Japan) FTIR analysis of protein-bound water molecules in microbial rhodopsins

[P-5]  Chihiro Kataoka1, Keiichi Inoue1, 2, Hideki Kandori1 (1Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, 2JST PRESTO, Japan) Functional analysis and spectroscopic study of newly discovered light-driven outward H+ pump rhodopsins

[P-6]  Sahil Gulati1, Slawomir Filipek2, Kota Katayama1, 3, Philip D. Kiser1, 4, Krzysztof Palczewski1 (1Case Western Reserve University, USA, 2University of Warsaw, Poland, 3Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, 4Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA) Photocyclic behavior of rhodopsin induced by an atypical isomerization mechanism

[P-7]  Naoki Kimata (Stony Brook University) Molecular mechanism of rhodopsin activation - from retinal isomerization to transmembrane helix 6 movement

[P-8]  Ryoma Mabuchi1, Keita Sato2, Takahiro Yamashita1, Hideyo Ohuchi2, Hitoshi Gotoh3, Katsuhiko Ono3, Sayuri Tomonari4, Satoshi Ansai1, Masato Kinoshita1, Yoshinori Shichida1 (1Kyoto University, Japan, 2Okayama University, Japan, 3Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, 4University of Tokushima, Japan) Functional analysis of non-visual photoreceptor protein Opn5L1 found in medaka fish

[P-9]  Hiroyuki Matsumoto1, 2, Tomoko Obara1 (1University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA, 2Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan) Unifying Biological Reality in Different Disciplines: Toward Coherent Understanding of a Biological System by Category Theory

[P-10]  Kota Miura, Takuya Oshima, Yosei Noshi, Yusuke Tsuji, Hiromasa Mitsui, Keiko Okano, Toshiyuki Okano (Waseda University, Japan) Application of temperature-dependent immunoreaction to protein purification and cell surface labeling

[P-11]  Tomoo Miyahara, Hiroshi Nakatsuji (Quantum Chemistry Research Institute, Japan) Light-Driven Ion-Pumping Mechanism of Rhodopsins: SAC-CI Study

[P-12]  Taku Mizukami1, Nguyen Viet Cuong2, Pham Tien Lam1, Dam Heiu Chi1 (1Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, 2HPC Systems Inc., Japan) Machine-learning approach for behavior of hydration water; A pathway to discovery and prediction for biophysical and physiological properties of protein

[P-13]  Takashi Nagata1, Mitsumasa Koyanagi1, Hisao Tsukamoto2, Eshita Mutt3, Xavier Deupi3, Gebhard Schertler3, Akihisa Terakita1 (1Osaka City University, Japan, 2Institute for Molecular Science, Japan, 3Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland) Mutational analysis of the Schiff base counterion in Jumping spider rhodopsin, an invertebrate Gq-coupled rhodopsin

[P-14]  Eriko Nango1, So Iwata1, 2 (1RIKEN, Japan, 2Kyoto University, Japan) Molecular movie of structural changes in bacteriorhodopsin

[P-15]  Tomoka Saito1, Mitsumasa Koyanagi1, Tomohiro Sugihara1, Kentaro Arikawa2, Akihisa Terakita1, (1Osaka City University, Japan, 2The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) , Japan) Amino acid residues involved in Spectral tuning that accounts for difference in absorption maxima between two kinds of butterfly long-wavelength-sensitive opsins

[P-16]  Kazumi Sakai1, Kei Tsutsui1, Takahiro Yamashita1, Naoyuki Iwabe1, Keisuke Takahashi1, Akimori Wada2, Yoshinori Shichida1 (1Kyoto University, Japan, 2Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan) Drosophila melanogaster Rh7 is a UV-to-visible light sensor having extraordinarily broad absorption spectrum

[P-17]  Arisu Shigeta, Izuru Kawamura (Yokohama National University, Japan) Relationship between Tyr Czeta chemical shift and hydrogen bonding strength in microbial rhodopsins

[P-18]  Akiko Niho1, Susumu Yoshizawa2, Takashi Tsukamoto1, Marie Kurihara1, Shinya Tahara3, Yu Nakajima2, Misao Mizuno4, Hikaru Kuramochi3, Tahei Tahara3, Yasuhisa Mizutani4, Yuki Sudo1 (1Okayama University, Japan, 2The University of Tokyo, Japan, 3RIKEN, Japan, 4Osaka University, Japan) Demonstration of a light-driven SO42- transporter from the cyanobacterium and its spectroscopic characterization

[P-19]  Sahoko Tomida1, Shota Ito1, Keiichi Inoue1, 2, Hideki Kandori1 (1Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, 2JST PRESTO, Japan) Role of internal water molecules of a light-driven sodium pump KR2

[P-20]  Seiji Wada1, Baoguo Shen1, Emi Kawano-Yamashita1, Takashi Nagata1, Satoshi Tamotsu2, Mitsumasa Koyanagi1, Akihisa Terakita1 (1Osaka City University, Japan, 2Nara Womenfs University, Japan) Investigation of wavelength discrimination involving bistable parapinopsin in the zebrafish pineal organ

[P-21]  Kazuaki Yamaguchi, Yuichiro Hara, Shigehiro Kuraku (RIKEN, Japan) Genomic and transcriptomic census of elasmobranch shark opsins

[P-22]  Yumeka Yamauchi1, Masae Konno1, Shota Ito1, Satoshi Tsunoda1, 2, Keiichi Inoue1, 2, Hideki Kandori1 (1Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, 2JST PRESTO, Japan) Molecular properties of a DTD cation channelrhodopsin from marine algae

[P-23]  Kazuho Yoshida1, Satoshi P. Tsunoda1, 2, Leonid S. Brown3, Hideki Kandori1 (1Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, 2JST PRESTO, Japan, 3University of Guelph, Canada) Characterization of a novel enzyme rhodopsin which contains a C-terminal cyclic
nucleotide phosphodiesterase

Information for lecturers

Each keynote speaker and the special lecturer have 50 min including 5 min for discussion.
Each invited speaker has 20 min including 5 min for discussion.

Please bring your laptop and check the connection before the begining of each session.

Information for poster presentation

Poster presentation is scheduled from 15:30 to 17:30 on 11th of May at Keika Hall in Science Building #6.

The size of a poster board: 180 cm x 90 cm (height x width)