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UTokyo NY Conference to headline studies on deadly viruses, Alzheimer's

Leading scientists in medical, industrial sciences from Japan to speak

University of Tokyo

Leading scientists from Japan in the fields of medical science and industrial science will speak at the UTokyo NY Conference in New York on Friday, November 3, 2017.

The UTokyo NY Conference is a meeting held annually to report on the progress of international research collaborations between the University of Tokyo and partner institutions, including the benefits these studies are bringing to improve the quality of people's lives around the world. The occasion also introduces challenges and ongoing initiatives that may lead to new opportunities. The 2017 event will highlight the research and advances of two projects, in talks titled, "Working with Deadly Viruses: Battling Ebola and Influenza" and "Prevent Alzheimer's: Tohoku Rejuvenation Project with the American Pecan Nuts."

The meeting, hosted by the UTokyo New York Office, is free of charge.

The UTokyo NY Conference 2017
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 5:30 pm followed by a reception
Location: The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Hosted by:

UTokyo New York Office

Co-hosted by:

The Institute of Medical Science (IMSUT) & Institute of Industrial Science (UTokyo-IIS), The University of Tokyo

Featured Projects and Speakers:

"Working with Deadly Viruses: Battling Ebola and Influenza"
Yoshihiro Kawaoka, PhD, IMSUT

"Prevent Alzheimer's: Tohoku Rejuvenation Project with the American Pecan Nuts"
Kazuo Oki, PhD, UTokyo-IIS
Toshihiro Maki, PhD, UTokyo-IIS
Masayuki Okamoto, City of Rikuzentakata
Takanori Obayashi, City of Rikuzentakata
Jennifer Randall, PhD, New Mexico State University
Machiko Maeuchi, Golden Pecan Co., Ltd.
Mamoru Yanagimachi, Golden Pecan Co., Ltd.
Yasuo Egashira, E-HEAD Production
Tomonari Yashiro, PhD, UTokyo-IIS
Masafumi Maeda, PhD, UTokyo-IIS


UTokyo New York Office
Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
Admission is free of charge.


UTokyo New York Office

Media contact:

UTokyo New York Office

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