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50th aniversary symposium of Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

The 50th Anniversary Symposium of the primate research institute. Kyoto University "Past, Present and Future of Primatology" was held

As the memorial event of the 50th anniversary of the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, we held an international symposium at the Freude (Inuyama Sightseeing Center) on January 30th and 31st, 2017. 161 participants attended the symposium.

On 30th, Takakazu YUMOTO, Director of PRI, gave a speech at the beginning of the symposium. 10 invited lecturers, who are associated with Evolution and Phylogeny, Ecology and Social Behavior and Cognitive Science, gave their talks. During a social gathering which was held after the 1st day of the symposium, lecturers, PRI faculty and staff and others talked about the old days and the future of primatology and spent a fruitful time.

On 31st, 10 invited lecturers, who are associated with Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Laboratory Animal Science gave their talks. On poster session, 56 projects were presented by PRI members and they had active discussions each other.


Group photograph

The agenda of the symposium was as follows;

Day 1 January 30th (Mon)
9:30-10:00 Registration
9:50-10:00 Opening Remarks
(Takakazu YUMOTO)
10:00-12:00 Session1. Evolution and Phylogeny
(Chair: Masanaru TAKAI)
[Introduction] Nobuo SHIGEHARA
[I-1] Tasuku KIMURA
Studies on Primate Locomotion in the Primate Research Institute: Origin of Human Bipedalism
[I-2] Naomichi OGIHARA
Morphofunctional Analyses of Primate Hands Using Anatomically-Based Musculoskeletal Models
[I-3] Richard Frederick KAY
Primate Adaptive Radiations and the Fossil Record: Progress and Prospects
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 Session 2. Ecology and Social Behavior
(Chair: Takeshi FURUICHI)
[I-4] Yukimaru SUGIYAMA
Field Studies on Nonhuman Primates by Japanese Primatologists
[I-5] Naofumi NAKAGAWA
Similar but Different: A Comparative View on Laboratory and Japanese Macaques
[I-6] Colin CHAPMAN
50 Years of Primate Conservation: What Burdens has Humanity Inflicted on Primates and What Next
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:30 Session 3. Congnitive Science
(Chair: Masaki TOMONAGA)
[I-7] Shozo KOJIMA
[I-8] Toshikazu HASEGAWA
Memories About Japanese Primatology: An Unofficial and Private History
[I-9] Dora BIRO
Chimpanzee Cognition: From the Laboratory to the Wild and Back
17:30-18:00 Coffee Break
18:00-20:00 Social Gathering
Day 2 January 31st (Tue)
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-11:30 Session 4. Neuroscience
(Chair: Masahiko TAKADA)
[I-10] Kisou KUBOTA
Past, Present and Future of Working Memory Studies
[I-11] Hidehiko KOMATSU
How Are the Rays Coloured in the Brain?
[I-12] Wolfram SCHULTZ
Neuroeconomics of Reward Value and Risk
11:30-13:00 Poster Presentation (P-01ˇÁP-53) / Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 Session 5. Cellular and Molecular Biology
(Chair: Akihiko KOGA)
[I-13] Hirohisa HIRAI
Primate 'Universology' Based on Cellular and Molecular Biology
[I-14] Yoko SATTA
The Demographic History of Primate Lineages - Past Present and Future -
[I-15] Dondin SAJUTHI
Successful Collaboration Promoting Two Institutions
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:30 Session 6. Laboratory Animal Science
(Chair: Hirofumi AKARI)
[Introduction] Munehiro OKAMOTO
[I-16] Yasuhiro YOSHIKAWA
Infectious Diseases Control in Monkey Colonies
[I-17] Sreetharan KANTHASWAMY
Population Genetic Management of the Cayo Santiago Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) Colony
[Comments] Hiroyuki TANAKA: Genetic management of the macaque colonies at KUPRI
17:30 Closing Remarks
(Katsuki NAKAMURA)

List of Poster Presentation

No. Title / Author(s)
[01] Comparison of postcranial proportion of macaques (genus Macaca): adaptation and phylogeny
  Yuzuru Hamada, Hikaru Wakamori, Eishi Hirasaki, Suchinda Malaivijitnond
[02] Markerless 3D motion capture for animal locomotion studies
  Eishi Hirasaki, William Irvin Sellers
[03] Genomic admixture and morphological variations in macaque hybrids
  Tsuyoshi Ito, Yoshi Kawamoto, Yuzuru Hamada, Hikaru Wakamori, Ayumi Tezuka, Atsushi J. Nagano, Ryosuke Kimura
[04] Three dimensional analyses of caudal vertebra morphology between three species of macaques with similar tail length
  Hikaru Wakamori, Yuzuru Hamada
[05] Changes in the composition of the Pleistocene primate fauna in southern China
  Masanaru Takai, Yingqi Zhang, Changzhu Jin, Wei Wang, Reiko T. Kono
[06] Evolution of large Papionins Procynocephalus/Paradolichopithecus from the Middle Pliocene and Early Pleistocene of Eurasia
  Takeshi D. Nishimura
[07] Relationships between position of cotylar fossa on the astragalus and its function in the ankle joint
  Naoko Egi
[08] Species identification method for macaque molars: an approach using geometric morphometrics
  Mao Asami, Masanaru Takai
[09] Gut microbiota illustrates dietary shifts in wild Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui)
  Akiko Sawada, Yosuke Kurihara, Takashi Hayakawa
[10] Drastic change in home range location and group size of Japanese macaques in Yakushima
  Mari Nishikawa
[11] Seasonal variation in energy balance of wild Japanese macaques in the coastal forest of Yakushima
  Yosuke Kurihara, Goro Hanya
[12] A primateˇÇs sense of cleanliness: perspectives from Papionini & Hominini
  Cecile A Sarabian, Andrew J. MacIntosh
[13] The upper boundary of the distribution of Japanese macaques in the summit area of Yakushima
  Takeaki Honda, Goro Hanya
[14] The relationship between tail length and elevation in toque macaques (Macaca sinica) in the natural habitat: using a quick non-invasive method for measuring body to tail proportions
  Michael A Huffman, Raveendra Kumara, Charmalie AD Nahallage, Yoshi Kawamoto, Prasad M. Jayaweera
[15] Neglected seed dispersers: endozoochory by Javan lutungs (Trachypithecus auratus) in Indonesia
  Yamato Tsuji, Jenni Indah Dwi Pajar Ningsih, Shumpei Kitamura, Kanthi Arum Widayati, Bambang Suryobroto
[16] Patterns of coalition formation in female bonobos at Wamba, DR Congo
  Nahoko Tokuyama, Takeshi Furuichi
[17] Presbyopia (long-sightedness) in old wild bonobos (Pan paniscus)
  Heungjin Ryu, Kirsty E Graham, Tetsuya Sakamaki, Takeshi Furuichi
[18] Studies on reproduction in Japanese macaques - A 10-year Franco-Japanese collaborative research
  Lucie Rigaill, Cécile Garcia
[19] How chimpanzees and other animals use ˇČnumbersˇÉ: comparative study of relative numerosity judgments
  Masaki Tomonaga, Kiyonori Kumazaki, Chloe Gonseth, Daiki Haraguchi, Natsuko Sakurai, Anna Wilkinson
[20] Order representations share cognitive resources with spatial working memory in apes
  Ikuma Adachi, Rachel Diamond, Robert Hampton
[21] Object manipulation studies in great apes and humans
  Misato Hayashi, Hideko Takeshita
[22] Development of independence and behavior of wild immature East Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus morio), Danum Valley Conservation Area
  Renata Mendonça, Tomoko Kanamori, Noko Kuze, Misato Hayashi, Henry Bernard, Tetsuro Matsuzawa
[23] How do chimpanzees discriminate primate species based on faces?
  Duncan Wilson, Masaki Tomonaga
[24] Learning the rock-paper-scissors game rule in chimpanzees and children
  Jie Gao, Yanjie Su, Masaki Tomonaga, Tetsuro Matsuzawa
[25] Atypical colour preference in children with autism spectrum dosorder
  Nobuo Masataka
[26] Dopamine-dependent social information processing in non-human primates
  Yukiori Goto, Young-A Lee, Yoshie Yamaguchi, Akemi Kato
[27] Vocal inhibition enhances to decouple the vocalizations from emotion
  Hiroki Koda, Takumi Kunieda, Takeshi Nishimura
[28] Analogy between activities and space information
  Rumi Fujimura, Mayuko Iriguchi, Hiroki Koda, Nobuo Masataka
[29] Cultural differences in the cognitive characteristics for the traffic signs
  Mayuko Iriguchi, Rumi Fujimura, Nobuo Masataka
[30] Synchronization and entrainment of motor rhythm in macaques
  Shigehiro Miyachi
[31] Interaction between perceived action and music sequences in the left prefrontal frontal area
  Masumi Wakita
[32] Rhythm information represented in the fronto-parieto-cerebellar system: two functional MRI experiments
  Naho Konoike, Yuka Kotozaki, Shigehiro Miyachi, Jeong Hyeonjeong, Atsuko Miyazaki, Kohei Sakaki, Takamitsu Shinada, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Yukihito Yomogida, Yoritaka Akimoto, Koji Kuraoka, Motoaki Sugiura, Ryuta Kawashima, Katsuki Nakamura
[33] Conflict-related activity of medial prefrontal cortex in macaque monkey
  Masafumi Nejime, Masato Inoue, Masanori Saruwatari, Akichika Mikami, Shigehiro Miyachi
[34] Premature aging of a Japanese macaque in PRI
  Takao Oishi, Hiroo Imai, Yasuhiro Go, Masanori Imamura, Cho Azuma, Hirohisa Hirai, Yoshirou Kamanaka, Akihisa Kaneko, Naoko Suda-Hashimoto, Mayumi Morimoto, Yuriko Hirai, Masahiko Takada
[35] Neuronal and behavioral modulations by pathway-selective optogenetic stimulation of the primate oculomotor system
  Ken-ichi Inoue, Masayuki Matsumoto, Masahiko Takada
[36] Reorganization of corticospinal tract fibers after spinal cord injury in macaques
  Hiroshi Nakagawa, Masahiko Takada
[37] Differences in efficiency of retrograde gene transfer and cytotoxity between lentiviral vectors pseudotyped with FuG-E and FuG-B2 glycoprotein in primate brains: striatal input system
  Soshi Tanabe, Shiori Uezono, Hitomi Tsuge, Maki Fujiwara, Kiyomi Nagaya, Masateru Sugawara, Miki Miwa, Naho, Konoike, Shigeki Kato, Katsuki Nakamura, Kazuto Kobayashi, Ken-ichi Inoue, Masahiko Takada
[38] The lentiviral vector pseudotyped with FuG-E glycoprotein is more suitable, compared with FuG-B2, for retrograde gene transfer in the cortical input system of primate brains.
  Hitomi Tsuge, Shiori Uezono, Soshi Tanabe, Maki Fujiwara, Masateru Sugawara, Miki Miwa, Naho Konoike, Shigeki Kato, Katsuki Nakamura, Kazuto Kobayashi, Ken-ichi Inoue, Masahiko Takada
[39] How have leaf eating monkeys (colobines) evolved their bitter taste receptors?
  Nami Suzuki-Hashido, Takashi Hayakawa, Yamato Tsuji, Laurentia Henrieta Permita Sari Purba, Sarah Nila, Kanthi Arum Widayati, Bambang Suryobroto, Hiroo Imai
[40] Are leaves sweet for Japanese macacues? -High maltose sensitivity of sweet taste receptors in the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata)-
  Emiko Nishi, Kei Tsutsui, Hiroo Imai
[41] Molecular evolution of TAS2R16 and TAS2R41 in primates
  Akihiro Itoigawa, Takashi Hayakawa, Nami Suzuki-Hashido, Hiroo Imai, Hirohisa Hirai
[42] Neural cells generation from human and chimpanzee iPSCs toward comparative analysis
  Ryunosuke Kitajima, Felix Beyer, Masanori Imamura, Hiroo Imai, Patrick Küry, Hirohisa Hirai
[43] Genetic structure of a brown lemur hybrid population in Berenty, Madagascar
  Mikiko Tanaka, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hirohisa Hirai
[44] Evolutionary significance of CENP-B box, a nucleotide signal found in centromeric DNA and involved in centromere formation
  Aorarat Suntronpong and Akihiko Koga
[45] Analysis of semen collected without anesthesia in captive Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  Kodzue Kinoshita, Yoriko Indo, Noko Kuze, Etsuko Miyakawa, Toshio Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Mitsuaki Ogata, Fumihiko Okumura, Takashi Hayakawa, Munehiro Okamoto, Yasuhiko Ozaki
[46] Long-term monitoring of sex steroid hormone concentrations in female Japanese macaques bred in indoor individual-cages
  Yo Sato, Yoriko Indo, Kodzue Kinoshita, Yojiro Yanagawa, Yusuke Sotomaru, Munehiro Okamoto
[47] Hide and seek of HIV-1 infection: Help of cynomolgus macaques latently infected with macaque-tropic HIV-1 for chasing the virus away from humans
  Yohei Seki, Akatsuki Saito, Yorifumi Satou, Shigeyoshi Harada, Kazuhisa Yoshimura, Hirotaka Ode, Yasumasa Iwatani, Takeshi Yoshida, Megumi Murata, Yuji Watanabe, Yasuhiro Yasutomi, Tetsuro Matano, Tomoyuki Miura, Hirofumi Akari
[48] Conservation genetics of Japanese macaques
  Yoshi Kawamoto
[49] Hypnotic effects and pharmacokinetics of a single bolus dose of alfaxalone in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata)
  Takako Miyabe-Nishiwaki, Akihisa Kaneko, Naoko Suda-Hashimoto, Yoriko Indo, Akiyo Ishigami, Seitaro Aisu, Atsushi Yamanaka, Katsuki Nakamura, Hirofumi Akari, Munehiro Okamoto, Tomoko Fukui, Kenichi Masui
[50] Genetic characterization of macaque colonies at Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
  Hiroyuki Tanaka
[51] Current work of the veterinarian staff
  Akihisa Kaneko, Akiyo Ishigami, Atsushi Yamanaka
[52] Introduction of support in dealing with non-human primates animal bite accidents
  Norihiko Maeda, Mayumi Morimoto, Munehiro Okamoto
[53] Diet shift drive adaptive evolution of the bitter taste receptor gene repertoire in anthropoid primates
  Takashi Hayakawa
[54] National BioResource Project (NBRP) Japanese monkey
  Katsuki Nakamura, Miya Hamai, Yoshirou Kamanaka, Katsue Kumagai, Yoko Miyamoto
[55] Some like it hot: Japanese macaques lower glucocorticoid levels by bathing in hot springs
  Rafaela S. C. Takeshita, Fred B. Bercovitch, Kodzue Kinoshita, Michael A. Huffman
[56] Positive reinforcement training alleviates stress-related behaviors in captive Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata)
  Naoko Suda-Hashimoto, Lucie Rigail, Yoriko Indo, Takayoshi Natsume


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