RIKEN IMS Summer Program 2014


Program description
The RIKEN, Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS), has been launched in Yokohama, Japan, since April 2013 by merging Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) with the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM). We are pleased to announce that we will hold the international summer program, maintaining the name RISP (RIKEN IMS Summer Program) for 2014, as it has been well recognized since 2006. We are accepting applications to our ninth 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 research. The program will consist of lectures from internationally distinguished immunologists and presentations by each participant. It is open to both talented Ph.D. Students and young postdocs, with lodging and travel expenses fully covered.

Up to 40 participants will be invited to spend a week (from June 20 to June 27, 2014) at the RIKEN facilities in Yokohama, during which all members will also attend the IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2014. 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 allergies and immunology.

Up to 4 participants from the Summer Program will remain for an additional month as RISP Interns. During this internship (from June 30 to July 25, 2014), interns will carry out research activities at laboratories following the lecture course.

Friday, June 20 to Friday, June 27, 2014
-Lecture Course: June 20 to June 25 (at IMS, RIKEN Yokohama Campus)
-IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2014: June 26 to June 27 (at Pacifico Yokohama)

Internship Program: Monday, June 30 to Friday, July 25, 2014 (at IMS, RIKEN Yokohama Campus)
Dr. Francesco Cucca (IRGB-CNR, Italy)
Dr. Sidonia Fagarasan (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Dr. Atsushi Kaneda (Chiba Univ., Japan)
Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Dr. Irah King (McGill, Canada)
Dr. Yuta Kochi (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Dr. Shigeo Koyasu (RIKEN IMS, Japan)
Dr. Mohamed Oukka (UW, USA)
Dr. Ellen V. Rothenberg (Caltech, USA)
Dr. Caetano Reis e Sousa (CRUK, LRI, UK)
Dr. Alexander Rudensky (MSKCC, USA)
Dr. Takashi Saito (RIKEN IMS, Japan)

Here is a list of lecturers in 2013 RISP for your information.
Thomas J. Braciale (Univ. Virginia, USA), Francesco Cucca (IRGB-CNR, Italy), Madhav V. Dhodapkar (Yale Univ., USA), Shin-ichiro Fujii (RIKEN, Japan), Fumihiko Ishikawa (RIKEN, Japan), Kazuyo Moro(RIKEN, Japan), Toshinori Nakayama (Chiba Univ., Japan), Hiroshi Ohno (RIKEN, Japan), Troy D. Randall (UAB, USA), Ichiro Taniuchi (RIKEN, Japan), Shannon J. Turley (Harvard Univ., USA), Kazuhiko Yamamoto (RIKEN/Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Program information
Lecture Course
Date: June 20 to June 25, 2014

Lectures by internationally distinguished immunologists
Poster presentations and short talks by participants

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

Date: June 26 to June 27, 2014
Attendance at the IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2014; this event is a part of the summer program.

Venue: Annex Hall, Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 220-0012 JAPAN

Internship Program
Date: June 30 to July 25, 2014
In addition to the above lectures and presentations, selected applicants (up to 4 participants) will remain at RIKEN to carry out research activities at one specific laboratory in the IMS following the summer lecture course. The accommodation expenses during this stay will be covered.

Details of the laboratories are as follows.

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

Guidelines for applicants
Eligible Applicants
Applicants must be either Ph.D. students or postdocs who have obtained their Ph.D. within the last three years.
Selection will be made on a competitive basis.

Application Procedures
Applications have been closed.

1. Applicant Information (Please save as XLS format.)
Download (Applicant_Information2014.xls)

2. Application Form
Download (Application_Form2014.doc)

3. Letter of Recommendation
A signed recommendation letter from the applicant's supervisor, addressed to the organizer must be submitted as a PDF file.

For details, please download this file. (Home_page_PDF_RISP2014.pdf)

Accommodations and travel expenses
All participants will stay at the Rembrandt Inn Yokohama Tsurumi, with arrangements made by RISP. Accommodations and travel expenses will be fully covered. Round-trip plane tickets are provided with fixed arrival and departure dates; therefore participants will not be allowed any change of itinerary.

Rembrandt Inn Yokohama Tsurumi

Cancellation policy
Successful applicants should note that the RISP Organization will charge you for flight cancellation fees if you withdraw from the Summer Program after the ticket has been issued. There are no exceptions to this policy for any reason, including personal emergencies.

RIKEN IMS Summer Program 2014 (RISP2014) Secretariat
Coordination Office
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045 JAPAN

E-mail: risp2014
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