“Homeodynamics in Clocks, Sleep and Metabolism : Tokyo Translational Therapeutics Meeting“ to be held on September 24 at the University of Tokyo, Japan. The meeting is mainly funded by the Fujihara Foundation of Science, and supported by RIKEN Quantitative Biology (QBiC) and the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (IIIS). The scientific program is being compiled by an international organizing committee that includes Drs. Hiroki Ueda (University of Tokyo/RIKEN QBiC, Japan), Joseph Bass (Northwestern University, USA), Masashi Yanagisawa (IIIS, University of Tsukuba, Japan). A goal of this symposium will be to provide a forum to exchange innovative ideas to tackle the unifying questions at the interface of clocks, metabolism, and sleep. It is opportune to convene this international symposium in Japan to create a forum with two goals. First, we seek to gather an intimate yet broad cross-section of investigators to pose provocative questions that will focus on the unknown rather than the known. Participants will highlight challenges and new strategies to dissect these obstacles in their research. A second goal will be to feature research from a cross-section of experimental systems, including early stage model organism work through target-based discovery in mammalian systems. Overall, an objective will be to provide renewed focus on therapeutic opportunities.

Dr. Hiroki Ueda  (University of Tokyo / RIKEN QBiC, Japan)

Dr. Joseph Bass  (Northwestern University, USA)

Dr.Joseph Bass

Dr. Masashi Yanagisawa  (WPI-IIIS, University of Tsukuba, Japan)