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e-mail Magazine : RCAST NAVI

RCAST NAVI 2014/09

2014/9/30

  RCAST NAVI 
  2014 September
  http://www.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_en.html


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[Awards]
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  3 Sep, 2014
  The Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki announced
  that the 11th Reona ESAKI Award will be given to Professor Yasunobu
  Nakamura (Quantum Information Physics and Engineering) and team leader
  Jaw-Shen Tsai at Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), RIKEN.

  8 Sep, 2014
  Emeritus professor Toshiro Fujita (Division of Clinical Epigenetics) has
  been awarded the "Excellence award for hypertension research" from the
  American Heart Association (AHA). He has established an international
  reputation in salt sensitivity and hypertension among other
  contributions.


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[Press Release]
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  17 Sep, 2014
  Professor Takao Hamakubo (Quantitative Biology and Medicine) and his
  research group has discovered that pentatraxin 3 (PTX3), a protein that
  helps the innate immune system target invaders such as bacteria and
  viruses, can reduce mortality of mice suffering from sepsis. The article
  is now on "Science Signaling".
  http://www.qbm.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/topics/2014-09-17.html


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[Event]
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  # October 1, 2014 (Wed) 13:00-17:30
  Bridging Data Driven Innovation with Inclusive Growth

  BDDIWIG, Bridging Data Driven Innovation (DDI) with Inclusive Growth
  meeting will focus Data Driven Innovation, in particular the huge
  potential economic and social benefits it can brought. BDDIWIG meeting
  on October 1st will be followed by GFKE, the OECD's Global Forum for
  Knowledge Economy in Tokyo, which is scheduled on October 2-3. Both
  BDDIWIG and GFKE are expected to provide an opportunity to closely
  discuss about the Data Driven Innovation and Inclusive Growth in the
  Global Economy, and help us have a common understanding for Data Driven
  Innovation.
  BDDIWIG will provide a platform for open discussion with variety of
  stakeholders and will aim to facilitate a more informal and
  economy-oriented debate on the potential of DDI with the invited
  participants including business experts, academics and government
  officials.

  Venue:ENEOS Hall,3s bldg,RCAST
  Registration:
  https://martini.mlab.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/bddiwig/


  # November 1, 2014(Thu) 18:00-20:00
  Briefings for the Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies'
  Doctoral Programs

  Venue: Seminar Room, M2F, Building 3,RCAST
  Applications/inquiries:
  http://www.ais.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/information/guidance/index.html


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[Report]
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## Research Activity##

  # 2014 Clare Hall, University of Cambridge Summer Visiting Student Program
  report:
  http://www.ais.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/educationresearch/studyabroadprogramforstudents/2014_nagakoshi.html

  # 2014 Visit of Students from Munich University, Germany
  On the 11th of September in 2014, seven students from Munich University,
  Germany, visited the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
  (RCAST), accompanied with a coordinator from Munich Univ. and three
  students of the University of Tokyo.
  http://www.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/research/report/2014/0911_en.html

## TV ##

  20 Sep, 2014
  Associate Professor Satoshi Ikeuchi (Islamic Political Thought) appeared
  on NHK news program "SYUKAN NEWS FUKAYOMI" and commented on the
  expansion of Islamic state of Iraq and Syria.

  30 Aug, 2014
  Professor Hisashi Nakamura (Climate Science Research) contributed a
  comment to NHK "NHIK special MEGA DISASTER" about the temperature rise
  of Japanese coastal waters accompanying global warming influenced the
  torrential rain in summer.

## Newspaper ##

  Associate Professor Takeo Kondo (Assistive Technology) contributed a
  comment on Mainichi Shimbun (23 Sep 2014).

  Professor Kenryu Nakamura (Assistive Technology): Research was featured
  on Mainichi Shimbun (31 Aug 2014).

  Professor Katsuhiro Nishinari (Mathematical Physics of Emergent Systems)
  contributed a comment on Nihon Keizai Shimbun (25 Aug 2014).
 

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