46th Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists Date: 5/28/2013-5/31/2013 Location: Japan
The 46th Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists will be held May 28-31， 2013 in Matsue， Shimane， Japan. This meeting is co-sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network.
English will be the official conference language， however， the satellite workshops (on the 28th) and public lectures will be in Japanese.
Plenary lectures will be given by Prof. Cheng-Ming Chuong (University of Southern California) and Prof. Ryuzo Yanagimachi (University of Hawaii).
Several travel fellowships are available for undergraduate and graduate students in the Asia-Pacific region. See website for more details.
Deadline for abstract submission is February 12， 2013 (Japan time) Deadline for early registration is April 24， 2013.
RIKEN Brain Science Institute Summer Program 2013 Date: 6/12/2013-8/7/2013 Location: Japan
The RIKEN Brain Science Institute， located outside Tokyo， Japan， will be holding its annual summer program entitled， "Neural Circuits from Top to Bottom." The aim of the lecture program is to gain deeper insights into the underlying circuits and synapses that drive the behavior in response to the outside world.
This summer program is designed to encourage and further the education of young neuroscientists and emerging researchers as they enter the international neuroscience community. There are two different programs that applicants can choose from.
Plan A: Internship and Lecture Course (June 12- August 7， 2013) Summer interns will work in a BSI Lab for two months and participate in the research activities of the host laboratory. Interns will give a presentation on their work at the end of the course.
Plan B: Lecture Course (July 2， July 10， 2013) The lecture course is set up to present both basic concept as well as cutting edge research that will aid in understanding the selected theme. The intensive course is a coherent platform from where a wide variety of important new research and techniques can be demonstrated.
Some bursaries may be provided to those students who are unable to provide their own financial support.
Details on application procedures are available from the Summer program website. Application deadline is February 28， 2013.