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January 29, 2008 - California NanoSystems Institute and Kyushu University Global COE present the Joint Symposium on Molecular Nanosystems

January 29 ? 30, 2008

At the Auditorium of the CNSI at UCLA

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Symposium Themes:
  • Molecular Informatics
  • Molecular System Creation
  • Energy and Material Conversion
  • Biomolecular Systems

  • Agenda

    Speakers:

    Leonard H. Rome, Interim Director, CNSI, and Senior Associate Dean for Research, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
    Hirotaka Oku, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
    Keynote Speech: Wataru Koterayama, Vice President, Kyushu University
    "Research Activities and Strategy, University-Industry Collaboration at Kyushu University"
    Keynote Speech: Seiji Shinkai, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kyushu University
    "Supramolecular Architectures Created Using 'Polymers' as Building Blocks"
    Keynote Speech: Omar Yaghi, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Member, CNSI
    "Pores without Walls for Clean Energy"
    Keynote Speech: Jeff Zink, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Member, CNSI
    "Meso-structured Nanoparticles and Molecular Machines for Drug Delivery and On-Command Release"
    Tim Deming, Professor and Chair, Bioengineering, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Member, CNSI
    "Self-Assembling Polypeptide Amphiphiles"
    Hiroyuki Furuta, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering, Kyushu University
    "Confusion Approach to Near-Infrared Porphyrinoids"
    Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Vice Chair for Education, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Member, CNSI
    "Amphidynamic Materials and Molecular Machines - A New Frontier in Molecular and Crystal Engineering"
    Yoshio Hisaeda, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering, Kyushu University
    "Bioinspired Catalysts Learned from Vitamin B12 Enzyme"
    Toshihiko Imato, Professor, Chemical Systems and Engineering, Kyushu University
    "Multiplex Flow Immunoassay Based on Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor and Magnetic Microbeads"
    Yoshiki Katayama, Professor, Applied Chemistry, Engineering, Kyushu University
    "Co-development of Diagnosis and Therapy Using Intracellular Signal-responsive Molecular System"
    Nobuo Kimizuka, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering, Kyushu University
    "Future Molecular Systems"
    Hiroshi Kitagawa, Professor Chemistry and Physics of Condensed Matter, Kyushu University
    "Solid-State Nano Protonics"
    Tom Mason, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Member, CNSI
    "Curvature dependence of viral protein structures on encapsidated nanoemulsion droplets"
    Atsushi Takahara, Professor, Applied Chemistry, Engineering, Kyushu University
    "Preparation of Novel Polymer Hybrids from Imogolite Nanofiber"
    Sarah Tolbert, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Member, CNSI
    "Controlling assemblies through polymer templating ? from optical to magnetic materials"

    Special Panel Discussion:
    "Building University/Industry Collaborations in the United States and Japan"

    Rapid progress in the field of "molecular assembly systems" and "supramolecular chemistry" has provided an opportunity to design and synthesize special "molecular assemblies" with ordered structures and functions. This symposium will focus on the current status of work in molecular materials and nano-systems and the prospects for future research. Participants will be researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and from the Global COE at Kyushu University drawn from multiple disciplines including biology, medicine, chemistry and bioengineering.

    Poster sessions with oral descriptions will be given by PhD students from both institutions.

    The Symposium will conclude with a special panel discussion on the challenges of creating research collaborations between universities and corporations.




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