ANRRC 2021



Sustainable Research Resources Management for
Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy

October 26, 2021 | 09:00 – 17:00
(Bangkok Time UTC+7)
ONLINE Meeting hosted by NSTDA, Thailand

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome Remark
By representatives from National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand

Special Session by Former ANRRC Presidents

9:05 – 9:25

The history of ANRRC from the start to the present and what’s been done by ISO TC276
By Dr. Yeonhee Lee, Founder and Former President of ANRRC, Korea

Keynote Session

9:25 – 9:55

Keynote Speaker I:
Synthetic Biology for Carbon Neutrality
By Prof. Yin Li, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS), CHINA

9:55 – 10:25

Keynote Speaker II:
ABS update: challenge and opportunity for Biobank

By Dr. Philippe Desmeth, Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), BELGIUM

10:25– 10:30

Technical Break

Session 1

Envisioning Microbial Resources Centers in the Post-Pandemic World

Chair: Dr. Maria Auxilia T. SIRINGAN


Sustainable development of JCM as a microbial resource center over the pandemic era
By Dr. Moriya Ohkuma, Japan Collection of Microorganisms, RIKEN, JAPAN


How Microbes support BCG Economy?
Dr. Verawat Champreda, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), NSTDA, THAILAND

Poster Session (5 selected posters)

Moderator introduce the session (5 min)


Flash talk (5 mins talk and 3 mins Q&A)


Lunch break



Executive Board Meeting

Session 2

Bioinformatics and Data Sciences: Unlocking challenges and opportunities

Chair: Dr. Yuji KOHARA

13:30 – 13:35

Introduction of the session

13:35– 13:50

Development of BRSO: Biological Resource Schema Ontology and its application to bio-resource databases
By Dr. Shoko Kawamoto, National Institute of Genetic (NIG), JAPAN

13:50 – 14:05

Towards the Asian comprehensive catalogue of biological resources in the post pandemic Era
By Dr. Juncai MA, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS), CHINA

Session 3

How Plant Research Resources Support BCG Economy

Chair: Dr. Masatomo Kobayashi

14:05 – 14:10

Introduction of the session

14:10 – 14:25

Development of an agricultural pest repellent started from Arabidopsis resources

By Dr. Hiroshi Abe, RIKEN BioResource Research Center (BRC), JAPAN

14:25 – 14:40

Development of molecular genetic research tools of wild Oryza
By Dr. Yutaka Sato, National Institute of Genetic (NIG), JAPAN

Session 4

Human Research Resources in the Post COVID-19 Era

Chair: Jane Carpenter

14:40 – 14:45

Introduction of the session

14:45 – 15:00

Human health biobanking during the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities
By Prof. Jennifer Byrne, NSW Health State-wide Biobank, AUSTRALIA

15:00– 15:15

Virus pathogen resources: management and support for infectious disease research
By Dr. Kyungsook Ahn, Resources & Innovation Coop., KOREA

Session 5

Animal Research Resources: Forefront and Diversity

Chair: Dr. Atsushi Yoshiki

15:15– 15:20

Introduction of the session

15:20 – 15:35

Advancing mouse resources for studies of health and disease
By Dr. Atsushi Yoshiki, RIKEN BioResource Research Center (BRC), JAPAN

15:35 – 15:50

Introduction of National Primate Research Center in Korea
By Dr. Jae—Won Huh, National Primate Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), KOREA

Session 6

Laws and Regulations: Standardization and Harmonization of Research Resources Centers

Chair: Dr. ShyamKumar SHARMA

15:50 – 15:55

Introduction of the session

15:55 – 16:10

Accessing genetic and genomic resources in India: Vista of regulatory framework and opportunities
By Dr. Sunil Archak, ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, INDIA


Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) Issues for Digital Sequence Information (DSI) and Ex situ Collections of Genetic Resources at the Convention on Biological Diversity
By Dr. Mutsuaki Suzuki, National Institute of Genetic (NIG), JAPAN

16:25 – 16:35


Poster Awards Presentation and Closing Session

16:35 – 16:45

Poster Awards Presentation

16:45 – 17:00

Closing Remark
By Dr. Toshihiko Shiroishi, Director of RIKEN Bioresource Research Center (BRC), JAPAN


End of the program