iCeMS (Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences) is a newly established international research center at Kyoto University under the World Premier International Center [WPI] Initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of the Japanese government. It aims at creating the interdisciplinary fields of meso-control, based on the atomic and molecular interactions occurring in the scale of 5-100 nm, as the cells have designed themselves during evolution, integrated with cell science, with a special emphasis on pluripotent stem cells (iPS + ES cells). For details, visit http://www.icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp


19 February, 2008

The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University

iCeMS Inauguration Lectures and Ceremony

10:00-16:30
16:30-18:00
Lectures
Inauguration Celebration Ceremony
10:00-11:20
Nakatsuji, Norio (20 min)
iCeMS (Director), Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
"The scope and aims of the iCeMS, and human embryonic stem cell research"

Chairperson: Simon Davis

Wieland Huttner (25 min)
Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
"The cell biology of neural stem and progenitor cells"

Fiona Watt (25 min) Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research / School of Biological Sciences University of Cambridge
"Stem cell renewal and differentiation in mammalian epidermis"

11:20
Break

11:40
Chairperson: Wieland Huttner

Shinya Yamanaka (25 min)
iCeMS, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
"Induction of pluripotency by defined factors"

Masatoshi Takeichi (25 min)
RIKEN-CDB, Kobe
"Machinery to link cells together"

12:35
Lunch

13:35
Chairperson: Mark Terasaki

K. VijayRaghavan (25 min)
National Centre for Biological Sciences
"Actin at the membrane in myoblast fusion during muscle remodeling"

Chairperson: Tony Watts

Christian Amatore (25 min)
Chemistry Department, Ecole Normale Supérieure
"Single cell behavior as investigated by amperometry at ultramicroelectrodes"

Leonard H. Rome (25 min)
California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA
"Engineering of vault nanoparticles for delivery of therapeutics"

15:00
Break

15:20
Chairperson: Ken P. Ritchie

John Ryan (25 min)
Bionanotechnology IRC, University of Oxford
"Real-time molecular imaging of membrane protein structure and function"

Susumu Kitagawa (20 min)
iCeMS (Deputy Director), Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
"Responsive porous crystals"

Closing: Susumu Kitagawa

Held by :
iCeMS (Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences), Kyoto University

Contact at :
sympo icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp
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