On August 8th, Nano Life Science Institute (NanoLSI) held the 3rd International Symposium at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, and 72 people including researchers from Canada and other countries participated.
This symposium was aiming to provide an international forum for discussions on nano life sciences and to expand collaborative network with world-leading researchers in North America.
The symposium officially began with the opening remarks by Prof. Yoshihiro Fukumori, Vice President of Kanazawa University and Administrative Director of NanoLSI, who gave explanations about the background to the establishment of the institute and the purpose of this symposium. It was followed by the remarks by Prof. Takeshi Fukuma, Director of NanoLSI, in which he introduced research projects of the institute and several programs to get involved with NanoLSI.
The program consisted of five sessions in which both NanoLSI researchers and the world-renowned invited speakers from institutions in Canada and the United States gave a talk. In each session, the participants had lively question-and-answer sessions and discussion with the speakers. This event was a valuable opportunity for the participants to share their works, expand the research network, and gain new knowledge and inspiration.
In addition, the posters of NanoLSI researchers and UBC students were exhibited, so the participants had a chance to look around them during breaks to learn their works.
Throughout the symposium, the strengths of NanoLSI’s four research fields (Nanometrology, Life Science, Supramolecular Chemistry, and Computational Science) were introduced and interaction with local researchers was deepened. It ended successfully and could potentially lead to joint research.