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The 3rd International Symposium on Transformative Bio-Molecules (ISTbM-3)

ISTbM-3 with the Hirata Award and the Tsuneko and Reiji Okazaki Award

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

The Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University, Japan, will be holding "The 3rd International Symposium on Transformative Bio-Molecules (ISTbM-3)" on May 25-26, 2015 at Nagoya University. This international symposium brings together speakers who are world-class scientists in the fields of biology and chemistry. In conjunction with ISTbM-3, lectures from the 11th Hirata Award Winner, Dr. Ashraf Brik of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel and the 1st Tsuneko and Reiji Okazaki Award Winner, Dr. Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA will also be delivered.

The 3rd International Symposium on Transformative Bio-Molecules

Date: May 25-26, 2015

Venue: Toyoda Auditorium, Nagoya University, Japan

Invited Lecturers

  • Yoshinori Fujiyoshi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Makoto Fujita (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Wolf Frommer (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA)
  • Gregory A. Voth (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Christopher J. Chang (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Sean Cutler (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi (Nagoya University)
  • Hiroshi Abe (Nagoya University)
  • Florence Tama (Nagoya University)
  • Takashi Ooi (WPI-ITbM, Nagoya Univ.)
  • Shigehiro Yamaguchi (WPI-ITbM, Nagoya Univ.)
  • Takashi Yoshimura (WPI-ITbM, Nagoya Univ.)

Sponsored by: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University (http://www.itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp/)

Registration: Free of charge

Please register online: http://www.itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp/istbm-3/

Links:

Hirata Award: http://www.itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp/hirata11/
Tsuneko and Reiji Okazaki Award: http://www.itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp/okazaki_award/

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About WPI-ITbM

The Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University in Japan is committed to advance the integration of synthetic chemistry, plant/animal biology and theoretical science, all of which are traditionally strong fields in the university. ITbM is one of the research centers of the Japanese MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) program, the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). The aim of ITbM is to develop transformative bio-molecules, innovative functional molecules capable of bringing about fundamental change to biological science and technology. Research at ITbM is carried out in a "Mix-Lab" style, where international young researchers from various fields work together side-by-side in the same lab, enabling interdisciplinary interaction. Through these endeavors, ITbM will create "transformative bio-molecules" that will dramatically change the way of research in chemistry, biology and other related fields to solve urgent problems, such as environmental issues, food production and medical technology that have a significant impact on the society.

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