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The Scope of JAPAN NANO 2014 F

The role of science and technology is becoming increasingly important in solving global issues such as disaster prevention, environmental conservation, energy, safety of food, and medical care to construct a safe and secure society.

Nanotechnology, which means creating, analyzing, and integrating materials or devices at nanometer scale, is expected to produce significant technological innovation to help solve these issues.

This symposium will review advancement of recent R&D relating to nanotechnology, especially focusing on disaster prevention, safety of food, and medical care.Also research topics of Nanotechnology Platform and other projects on nanotechnology by MEXT will be presented.

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Date January 31st (Fri), 2014
Venue Tokyo Big Sight, Conference Tower Reception Hall A, B
(Ariake, Tokyo :
Language English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
Conference Fee Free

Organized by
Center for Nanotechnology Platform by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) / Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) )
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[Organizing Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hidetoshi Kotera (Kyoto University)
Hitoshi Saito (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
Daisuke Fujita (National Institute for Materials Science)
Toshihiko Yokoyama (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Institute for Molecular Science)

[Program Committee]

Tetsuji Noda (Chair) (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yoshinori Katayama (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
Yasuo Koide (National Institute for Materials Science)
Takayoshi Tanji (Nagoya University)
Naotoshi Nakashima (Kyushu University)
Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yoshinobu Baba (Nagoya University)
Yasuhiro Horiike (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University)
Keijiro Hirahara (Secretary) (National Institute for Materials Science)


10:00-10:10 < Opening Remarks >

Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda (President, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
Remarks by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

10:10-10:45 < Plenary Lecture >


Prof. Kazuhito Hashimoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"The role of scientists towards the construction of a safe and secure society"

10:45-13:40 < Session 1 : Disaster Prevention >


Dr. Koichi Tsuchiya (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)  
"Materials technology for safe & secure social infrastructures"

11:10- Dr. Kiyoshi Hamaguchi (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
"Approach of resilient telecommunication network research on large scale disasters"
11:35- Prof. Zhong Lin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA / MANA NIMS, Japan)
"Triboelectric nanogenerators - A new energy technology"

12:05-13:15 Lunch


Prof. Kimihiko Hirao (RIKEN, Japan)
"New frontiers opened up by the K computer"

13:40-14:35 < Session 2 : Safety of Food >


Dr. Maarten Jongsma (Wageningen University and Research Center, The Netherlands)
"Nano- and microtechnology-based biosensors of food safety and quality"


Dr. Junichi Sugiyama (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan)
"Development of fluorescence fingerprint technology for sensitive detection"

14:35-16:00 < Session 3 : Activities of Nanotechnology Platform and Other Projects >


Outline and six research topics of Nanotechnology Platform

15:05-15:15 Break


Poster presentation^
Nanotechnology Platform, Low Carbon Emission Network, and Battery Research Platform

16:00-17:15 < Session 4 : Nano-Medical Care>


Prof. Kazunori Kataoka (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Targeted therapy of cancer by supramolecular nanomachine"


Prof. Koji Eto (Kyoto University, Japan)
"How can we utilize iPS cells? -Strategy for drug and blood development-"

16:50- Prof. Marie Oshima (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Predictive medicine for cerebrovascular disorder using multi-scale simulation"

17:15-17:20 < Closing Remarks >

Dr. Tetsuji Noda (Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of JAPAN NANO 2013 / Director, Center for Nanotechnology Platform, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)

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