The First BMIRC International Symposium on Frontiers
in Computational Systems Biology and Bioengineering

February 28 - March 1, 2013
Nogami President Hotel,
Iizuka, Fukuoka , JAPAN

Symposium Poster

~ Symposium Proceedings ~

Messages Organizers Invited Speakers Programs Poster Submission
Registration & Payment Optional Tour Accommodation Travel Information Contact Information

To activate the Asian research of Computational Systems Biology and Bioengineering and to make friendships among Asian countries, the Biomedical Informatics R&D Center (BMIRC) ( in Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) ( holds the first international conference with Iizuka City, Japanese Society for Bioinformatics and The Scoiety of Chemical Engineers, Japan.

For over 20 years, we have been extensively applying bioinformatics, systems biology, and bioengineering to medical research and development at the School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering in Kyutech. At present, we should consider directly contributing to drug design/development; disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment; and patient care/welfare, while reducing their economic costs. We are devoted to establishing a center of excellence in Asia that collaborates with medical schools, hospitals, companies, and the government.

Symposium chairman
Hiroyuki Kurata
Director, Biomedical Informatics R&D Center (BMIRC)
Professor, Department of Bioscience and Bioinformatics
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, JAPAN
TEL. &FAX: 81-948-29-7828

Biomedical Informatics R&D Center at Kyushu Institute of Technology
Iizuka City
Kyushu Branch at Japanese Society for Bioinformatics
Division of Biochemical Engineering at The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan

Invited Speakers
Invited Speakers:
Dr. Kareenhalli V Venkatesh
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Dr. Kwang-Hyun Cho
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea

Dr. Hsuan-Cheng Huang
Institute of Biomedical Informatics, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Dr. Chengkuo Lee
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Masahiro Okamoto
Department of Applied Biological Regulation Technology, Kyushu University, Japan

Dr. Hiroshi Matsuno
Department of Physics and Information Sciences, Yamaguchi University, Japan

Tentative Programs

February 28 (First day)
Greetings and messages
9:00-9:10 Morichika Saito (Mayor of Iizuka City)

Hiroyuki Kurata (Director of BMIRC)

Session 1 Synthetic Biology (Chair: Shunsuke Aoki )
9:20-10:00 Kareenhalli V Venkatesh (Indian Institute of Technology, India) -Invited
Cross linking steady state response of gene regulatory networks to metabolism as applied to anaerobic growth of Escherichia coli
10:00-10:30 Masahiro Okamoto (Kyushu University, Japan) -Invited
Synthetic systems biology for the comprehension of biomolecular networks

Coffee Break

Session 2 Bioinformatics (Chair: Koichi Hirata)
10:40-11:20 Hsuan-Cheng Huang (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan) -Invited
MicroRNA Regulation in Human Protein Interaction Network
11:20-11:40 Hideo Hirose (BMIRC, Japan)
A Seasonal Infectious Disease Spread Prediction Method by Using the Singular-Value Decomposition
11:40-12:00 Christian Schönbach(BMIRC, Japan)
HLA-binding peptide affinity prediction and T cell-mediated response


Session 3 Systems Biology (Chair: Toshimasa Yamazaki)
13:20-14:00 Kwang-Hyun Cho (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) -Invited
Exploring the core information processing unit in a cell
14:00-14:30 Hiroshi Matsuno (Yamagushi University, Japan) -Invited
Estimation of signaling flow timings from the structural information of a Petri net model of signaling pathway
14:30-14:50 Katsuya Nagayama (BMIRC, Japan)
Numerical simulation of biological phenomena using particle model
Coffee Break

Session 4 Bioengineering (Chair: Takeshi Saitoh)
15:00-15:40 Chengkuo Lee (National University of Singapore) -Invited
Progress of MEMS/NEMS technology for biomedical applications
15:40-16:00 Takahiro Ito (BMIRC, Japan)
Impulse-driven capsule for medical treatment
16:00-16:20 Kakuji Tojo (BMIRC, Japan)
In Silico Prediction of Skin Penetration of Drugs
16:20-16:40 Kikuhisa Natsume (BMIRC, Japan)
Brain computer interface using human brain waves

Poster Presentation

Conference Dinner (at one's own expense)

March 1 (Second day)
Session 5 Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (Chair: Satoshi Fujii)
9:00-9:20 Hiroto Saigo (BMIRC, Japan)

  Learning from treatment history to predict response to anti-HIV therapy

9:20-9:40 Akinori Sarai (BMIRC, Japan)
Biophysics of molecular interaction network
9:40-10:00 Hiroyuki Kurata (BMIRC, Japan)
Bioalgorithms for rational design of biological systems

Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Inspection in Iizuka and Fukuoka (Optional tour)

Poster Submission
Send a one-page abstract of your poster presentation (title, name, affiliation, abstract) to Hiroyuki Kurata ( ), using the attached WORD file as a template by January 11 (Fri).
We edit the proceedings of the symposium in order to demonstrate our research activity.

Poster size is less than or equal to A0.

Registration & Payment
Free registration fee!
We would accept on-site registration without any fee.
For registration, send an e-mail to the office ( ) with the attached registration file .

To join the conference dinner, please ask H. Kurata () about it.
All participants pay the expense necessary for the conference dinner ( 3,000-5,000 yen).

Optional Tour
Inspection in Iizuka and Fukuoka on March 1-2 (Optional tour, at one's own expense)
We will guide guests to the Fukuoka International Airport on March 2 if requested.

Tentative tour course
Iizuka: Kyutech / Former Residence of Ito Denemon
Fukuoka: Dazaifu/ Kyushu National Museum / Wakita Hot Springs


Make reservation at
Hotel information Application of accommodation
The Nogami President Hotel (Conference place)
12-37 Shin-Tateiwa, Iizuka, Fukuoka, 820-0004, Japan
The Nogami President Hotel is located closed to the Iizuka City Hall, and is 2 km far from the BMIRC at Kyutech.

Travel Information
For Japanese, see and

Contact Information
Office of the Biomedical Informatics R&D Center (BMIRC).