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RISP 2016

RIKEN IMS Summer Program (RISP) 2016

Lecture Course: June 10-15, 2016
RIKEN IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2016: June 16-17, 2016
Internship: June 20 - July 8, 2016

The application for RISP2016 is closed. Thank you for your interest in our program.


Poster(PDF)

The RIKEN, Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) was established in Yokohama, Japan, in April 2013 by merging two former RIKEN institutes, the Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) and the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM). We are pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the international summer program in 2016, maintaining the name RISP (RIKEN IMS Summer Program), as it has been widely recognized since 2006. We are accepting applications to our 11th Summer Program, which will be co-organized by Chiba University. This program aims to provide young scientists with the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge immunology, medical biology and genomic medicine research. The agenda will consist of lectures by internationally distinguished scientists in these fields and oral and poster presentations by each participant. RISP is open to talented graduate students and young postdocs, and lodging expenses during the program will be fully covered.

Up to 40 participants will be invited to spend a week (from June 10 to June 17, 2016) at the RIKEN facilities in Yokohama, during which time they will also attend the RIKEN IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2016. The Summer Program Lecture Course was developed to present both basic concepts and state-of-the-art research in order to promote better understanding of immunology, medical biology and genomic medicine.

RISP applicants also have the option of applying for the summer internship program. Up to 4 selected participants will remain for an additional three weeks as RISP Interns following the lecture course and symposium. During this internship (from June 20 to July 8, 2016), interns will carry out research activities at selected IMS laboratories.

The following are confirmed lecturers.

Makoto Arita (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
James Bourne (Monash University, Australia))
Nancy J. Cox (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA)
Benjamin F. Cravatt (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
Sidonia Fagarasan (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Timothy Hla (Weill Cornell Medical College, USA)
Hidenori Ichijo (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Fumihiko Ishikawa (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Ivaylo Ivanov (Columbia University Medical Center, USA)
Tomohiro Kurosaki (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Ichiro Manabe (Chiba University, Japan)
Shigekazu Nagata (Osaka University, Japan)
Mariko Okada (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Yukinori Okada (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Alfred Singer (National Institutes of Health, USA)
Steven F. Ziegler (Benaroya Research Institute, USA)


RISP2016 will consist of three parts: lecture course, two day scientific symposium, and the internship (with only a limited number of participants).

Lecture Course: June 10-15, 2016
Lectures by internationally distinguished scientists
Poster presentations and short talks by each participant (Up to 40 participants)

Venue: IMS, RIKEN Yokohama Campus
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045 JAPAN
http://www.ims.riken.jp/english/about/access.php

RIKEN IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2016: June 16-17, 2016
The Symposium is a series of annual conferences hosted by RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in conjunction with the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI). The 2016 program has not been finalized yet.

Venue: Annex Hall, Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 220-0012 JAPAN
http://www.pacifico.co.jp/english/

Internship: June 20 - July 8, 2016
Selected internship applicants (up to 4 participants) will remain at RIKEN after the lecture course and the symposium to carry out research at laboratories mutually agreed upon by the applicant and the IMS laboratory head.

To find IMS laboratories, go to the IMS web page.

Venue: IMS, RIKEN Yokohama Campus
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045 JAPAN

Eligibility
Applicants must be either Ph.D. students or postdocs who received their Ph.D. within the last three years (2012-2015). Selection will be made on a competitive basis.

Application procedure
The following three documents are required for RISP2016 applications. Click the links to download the application forms and fill them out completely. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
1. Application Form A
Download Application Form A. Do not modify the template. Must be submitted in EXCEL.

2. Application Form B
Download Application Form B. Do not modify the template. Must be submitted in PDF.

This form consists of the following three sections. Start each section on a new page.

(1) Curriculum Vitae
This section must include the categories below. Do not exceed two pages for section (1).
- Education: Provide institution names and the highest degree obtained, including years. Start with your most recent degree.
- Research experience and career
- Publications and awards

(2) Reasons for Participating in the Summer Program
Write a summary of your research background including specific fields, experimental work, laboratories, and how you plan to incorporate what you learn at RISP into your current and future research work (maximum 300 words).

(3) Presentation Abstract
Participants will give a Power Point oral presentation and a poster presentation during the lecture course. All applicants must submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) describing these presentations.


3. Letter of Recommendation
A signed recommendation letter from the applicant's supervisor, addressed to the organizer, in PDF.
Click the Submit button to upload required application documents. An e-mail will be sent to confirm the receipt of the application. We recommend that you apply as early as possible in order to avoid any problems. You will receive a notification of your results by e-mail within 10 weeks after the application process is closed.

The application for RISP2016 is closed. Thank you for your interest in our program.
Applications have been closed.

Lodging
The RISP Organization will arrange accommodations for all participants at the Best Western Yokohama. Accommodation fees will be fully covered, including the period of the internship course for internship participants.

Travel
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (round-trip airfare and ground transportation) and for making travel arrangements. Travel in Japan before or after RISP 2016 is permitted but participants must arrive at the Best Western Yokohama on the evening of June 9 and remain in Yokohama for the entire program.

Travel awards
Round-trip airfare for a few selected attendees will be covered by RISP. Awardees will be selected on a competitive basis after evaluating the applications.

Meal
Participants are responsible for their own meals throughout the program, including a weekend.

Successful applicants should note that you will be charged for your accommodations at the Best Western Yokohama if you withdraw from the RIKEN IMS Summer Program after May 30, 2016. There are no exceptions to this policy for any reason, including personal emergencies.

RISP 2016 Secretariat
Coordination Office, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045 JAPAN
E-mail: risp2016[at]riken.jp


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