WPI Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University

4th NanoLSI Symposium(Online)

Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI) aims to acquire a fundamental understanding of various life phenomena, such as development, disease, and aging at the nano-level through transdisciplinary research of Nanometrology, Life Science, Supramolecular Chemistry, and Computational Science.

To further develop transdisciplinary research, we have been holding international symposia every year to build new collaborative relationships with researchers.

This year’s fourth symposium will be held online as there is no prospect of ending COVID-19. To facilitate research exchange that is only possible through virtualization, we have decided to invite prominent researchers from Europe, North America, and Asia to give a talk at the conference and schedule each session to be held according to their local time.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research findings in each field. We look forward to your participation.


* You can download the flyer here. (2.2MB)

* The book of abstracts is now being prepared.


■Date:  Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020

■Format:  Virtual conference (via Zoom)

■language:  English

■Registration: Registration form

■Fee: Free of charge to attend the symposium



11/26 Thu.
07:40 – 07:50 (JST) Opening remarks
08:00 – 10:00 (JST) 1st session

Molecular and cellular dynamics in biological regulation and regenerative medicine

Chair: Prof. Kunio MATSUMOTO/ NanoLSI/CRI

Speakers: Prof. Simon SCHEURING/ Weill Cornell Medicine

               Assoc. Prof. Yusuke MIYANARI/ NanoLSI/CRI

               Prof. Kenneth S. Zaret/ University of Pennsylvania

               Prof. Takanori TAKEBE/ Tokyo Medical and Dental University

10:00 – 11:30 (JST) Virtual poster session
13:30 – 15:30 (JST) 2nd session

Chemistry-Driven Challenges: from Molecule to Nano/Microscale

Chair: Assoc.Prof. Satoshi ARAI/ NanoLSI

Speakers: Prof. Tomoki OGOSHI/ Kyoto University

               Assoc. Prof. Toshinori FUJIE/ Tokyo Institute of Technology

               Assoc. Prof. Etsuo SUSAKI/ The University of Tokyo

               Prof. Susumu KITAGAWA/ Kyoto University

15:30 – 16:00 (JST) Video session #1
17:00 – 19:00 (JST) 3rd session

Nano-scale approaches to physiological and pathological phenomena

Chair: Prof. Toshio ANDO/ NanoLSI

Speakers: Dr. Nobuo NODA/ Institute of Microbial Chemistry

               Prof. Noriyuki KODERA/ NanoLSI

               Assoc. Prof. Shinji WATANABE/ NanoLSI

               Prof. Victor SHAHIN/ University of Münster

19:00 – 19:30 (JST) Video session #2
11/27 Fri.
10:00 – 12:00 (JST) 4th session

Imaging approaches to explore cancer biology

Chair: Prof. Masanobu OSHIMA/ NanoLSI/CRI

Speakers: Asst. Prof. Keehoon JUNG/
               Seoul National University College of Medicine

               Prof. Takeshi IMAMURA/ Ehime University

               Asst. Prof. Ann-Marie CHACKO/ Duke-NUS Medical School

               Prof. Masanobu OSHIMA/ NanoLSI/CRI

12:00 – 12:05 (JST) Closing remarks