Invited speakers


Yutaka Satou,
Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University,
Expertise: tunicates, embryogenesis, gene regulatory network, computational analyses

Mikiko Tanaka,
Tokyo Institute of technology
Expertise : Evolution of vertebrate limbs studied in sharks


Kate Quigley
The University of Western Australia
Expertise : super corals, translocation, temperature tolerance, assisted gene flow

Andrew Chin
James Cook University
Expertise : fisheries, sharks, SE Asia and Pacific


Hugues Roest Crollius
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Expertise : Genomics specialist in charge of ATLASEA

Stéphanie Bertrand
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer
Expertise: EvoDevo specialist working with amphioxus

French Polynesia and New Caledonia

David Lecchini
CRIOBE, French Polynesia
Expertise : Coral reef fish ecology and conservation. Sound

Fanny Houlbreque
IRD New Caledonia
Expertise : Physiology of tropical corals


Neo Mei Lin.
National University Singapore
Expertise : mariculture of marine invertebrates (giant clam, sea urchin), experimental marine ecology, population genetics, and marine conservation

Rebecca Case
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Expertise : marine algal-bacteria interactions at the cellular and ecosystem levels.

South Korea

Sung-Jin Hwang
Department of Life Science, Woosuk University
Expertise: Coral Taxonomy, reproduction, conservation

Yong-Jin Won
Division of EcoScience, Ewha Womans University
Expertise: Population Genetics and Evolution of wildlife, Evolutionary Biology of deep-sea hydrothermal vent organisms, marine invertebrates


Sen-Lin Tang,
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica,
Expertise: microbial ecology, metagenomics and metagenomes-derived bioinformatics and environmental virology

Shinya Shikina,
Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology, National Taiwan Ocean University, 
Expertise: reproductive biology of coral species

OIST Faculties

Timothy Ravasi.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Expertise : Effect of climate change on coral reef fish. Genomics

Filip Husnik.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Expertise: Origin of the eukaryotic cell and its symbiotic organelles


Special Speaker

James Reimer.
University of the Ryukyus

Young Invited speakers


Sumio Udagawa
Ochanomizu University

Takumi T Shito
Keio University


Alexia Dubuc
James Cook University

Adam Downie
University of Queensland


Eric Koch
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-mer

Institute de la Mer de Villefranche

French Polynesia and New Caledonia

Lana Minier
CRIOBE french Polynesia

Lucie Cartairade


Nicholas Yap
National University of Singapore

Sirius Ng
National University of Singapore

South Korea

Boongho Cho
Inha University

Jae Gon Park
Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology


Stefano Vianello
Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica

Arnaud Guerbet
National Taiwan University, Taiwan