Posted:Sep 25, 2020 Event

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.


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

■Format: Virtual conference (via Zoom)

■Language: English

■Registration: Registration is closed.

■Fee: Free of charge to attend the symposium

■Time table:

11/26 Thu.
07:40 – 07:50(JST) Opening remark by Prof. Takeshi FUKUMA, Center Director of NanoLSI
08:00 – 10:00 (JST) 1st session

Molecular and cellular dynamics in biological regulation and regenerative medicine

Chair: Prof. Kunio MATSUMOTO/ NanoLSI/CRI

10:00 – 11:00 (JST) Virtual poster session *Registration is closed.
13:30 – 15:30 (JST) 2nd session

Chemistry-Driven Challenges: from Molecule to Nano/Microscale

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Satoshi ARAI/ NanoLSI

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

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

12:00 – 12:05 (JST) Closing remarks by Prof. Yoshihiro FUKUMORI, Administrative Director of NanoLSI

■Programme: For more information, please click here.

■Abstracts: You can download it here. (5.3MB)

4th NanoLSI Symposium Abstract


Molecular and Cellular Dynamics in Biological Regulation and Regenerative Medicine

Chair: Kunio MATSUMOTO(Professor / WPI-NanoLSI / CRI)
8:00 am-8:30 am (JST), Nov. 26
12:00 am-12:30 am (CET), Nov. 26
6:00 pm-6:30 pm (EST), Nov. 25
Professor / Weill Cornell Medicine
High-speed atomic force microscopy: a forceful tool for molecular biophysics
8:30 am-9:00 am (JST), Nov. 26
12:30 am-1:00 am (CET), Nov. 26
6:30 pm-7:00 pm (EST), Nov. 25
Associate Professor / WPI-NanoLSI / CRI
Toward understanding transcriptional events deep inside the chromatin jungle
9:00 am-9:30 am (JST), Nov. 26
1:00 am-1:30 am (CET), Nov. 26
7:00 pm-7:30 pm (EST), Nov. 25
Kenneth S. ZARET
Professor / University of Pennsylvania
Two-parameter, single-molecule-tracking assessments discriminate diverse regulatory factor behaviors in chromatin
9:30 am-10:00 am (JST), Nov. 26
1:30 am-2:00 am (CET), Nov. 26
7:30 pm-8:00 pm (EST), Nov. 25
Takanori TAKEBE
Professor / Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Promise and impact of organoid medicine

Chemistry-Driven Challenges: from Molecule to Nano/Microscale

Chair: Satoshi ARAI(Associate Professor / WPI-NanoLSI)
1:30 pm-2:00 pm (JST), Nov. 26
5:30 am-6:00 am (CET), Nov. 26
11:30 pm-12:00 am (EST), Nov. 25
Professor / Kyoto University/WPI-NanoLSI
Supramolecular Assemblies of Pillar[n]arenes for Molecular Separation, Artificial Water Channels and Biosensor Applications
2:00 pm-2:30 pm (JST), Nov. 26
6:00 am-6:30 am (CET), Nov. 26
12:00 am-12:30 am (EST), Nov. 26
Toshinori FUJIE
Associate Professor (Lecturer) / Tokyo Institute of Technology
Printed Nanofilm to Engineer Bioelectronic “Second Skin”
2:30 pm-3:00 pm (JST), Nov. 26
6:30 am-7:00 am (CET), Nov. 26
12:30 am-1:00 am (EST), Nov. 26
Associate Professor / The University of Tokyo
CUBIC-HistoVIsion: a versatile three-dimensional whole-organ/body staining and imaging based on electrolyte-gel properties of biological tissue
3:00 pm-3:30 pm (JST), Nov. 26
7:00 am-7:30 am (CET), Nov. 26
1:00 am-1:30 am (EST), Nov. 26
Distinguished Professor / Kyoto University
New Dimensions of Porous Coordination Polymers/ Metal-Organic Frameworks

Nano-Scale Approaches to Physiological and Pathological Phenomena

Chair: Toshio ANDO(Professor / WPI-NanoLSI)
5:00 pm-5:30 pm (JST), Nov. 26
9:00 am-9:30 am (CET), Nov. 26
3:00 am-3:30 am (EST), Nov. 26
Nobuo NODA
Laboratory Head / Institute of Microbial Chemistry
Autophagy regulation by liquid-liquid phase separation
5:30 pm-6:00 pm (JST), Nov. 26
9:30 am-10:00 am (CET), Nov. 26
3:30 am-4:00 am (EST), Nov. 26
Noriyuki KODERA
Professor / WPI-NanoLSI
Single-molecule visualization of intrinsically disordered rett syndrome protein, MeCP2 by high-speed atomic force microscopy
6:00 pm-6:30 pm (JST), Nov. 26
10:00 am-10:30 am (CET), Nov. 26
4:00 am-4:30 am (EST), Nov. 26
Associate Professor / WPI-NanoLSI
Probing and characterizing nano-bio interfaces by scanning ion conductance microscopy
6:30 pm-7:00 pm (JST), Nov. 26
10:30 am-11:00 am (CET), Nov. 26
4:30 am-5:00 am (EST), Nov. 26
Professor / University of Münster
Facilitating nuclear delivery of pharmacological nanoparticles by interfering with the selective nuclear pore barrier

Imaging Approaches to Explore Cancer Biology

Chair: Masanobu OSHIMA(Professor / WPI-NanoLSI / CRI)
10:00 am-10:30 am (JST), Nov. 27
2:00 am-2:30 am (CET), Nov. 27
8:00 pm-8:30 pm (EST), Nov. 26
Keehoon JUNG
Assistant Professor / Seoul National University College of Medicine
Real-time intravital characterization of non-classical monocytes in cancers
10:30 am-11:00 am (JST), Nov. 27
2:30 am-3:00 am (CET), Nov. 27
8:30 pm-9:00 pm (EST), Nov. 26
Professor / Ehime University
Development of in vivo cancer imaging technique by advanced multi-photon laser excitation microscopy
11:00 am-11:30 am (JST), Nov. 27
3:00 am-3:30 am (CET), Nov. 27
9:00 pm-9:30 pm (EST), Nov. 26
Ann-Marie CHACKO
Assistant Professor / Duke-NUS Medical School
Developing novel probes for in vivo molecular PET imaging of cancer immunotherapy
11:30 am-12:00 pm (JST), Nov. 27
3:30 am-4:00 am (CET), Nov. 27
9:30 pm-10:00 pm (EST), Nov. 26
Masanobu OSHIMA
Professor / WPI-NanoLSI / CRI
Polyclonal metastasis of colorectal cancer