Symposium Planning Committee

Kayo Inaba(Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University)

Kayo Inaba

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A Brief Biography(As of April 1, 2019)
1973 Bachelor of Science, Nara Women’s University
1975 Master of Science, Kyoto University
1978 Doctor of Science, Kyoto University
1978 – 1992 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
1992 – 1999 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
1999 – 2016 Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University
2003 – 2005 Dean, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University
2007 – 2014 Director, Center for Women Researchers, Kyoto University
2009 – 2012 Assistant to the Vice President for General Affairs, Kyoto University
2013 – 2014 Vice-President, Kyoto University
2014 – Present Director, Kyoto University Gender Equality Promotion Center
2014 – Present Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations, Kyoto University
Details of Selected Awards and Honors
Feb 2005 Outstanding Merit Award of the Journal of International Immunology
Mar 2014 L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science
July 2014 The Kyoto University Shi-Shi Award
Nov 2014 The Akebono Prize (awarded to women who have made outstanding contributions to Kyoto Prefecture)
Dec 2014 Women Immunologist Award of the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI)
Nov 2015 Takeda Medical Prize
Nov 2016 Medal with Purple Ribbon (Government of Japan)
A List of Selected Publications

Inaba, K., Inaba, M., Romani, N., Aya, H., Deguchi, M., Ikehara, S., Muramatsu, S. and Steinman, R. M. Generation of large numbers of dendritic cells from mouse bone marrow cultures supplemented with granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor. J. Exp. Med. 176 (6), 1693-1702, 1992.

Iyoda, T., Shimoyama, S., Liu, K., Omatsu, Y., Akiyama, Y., Maeda, Y., Takahara, K., Steinman, R M., and Inaba, K. The CD8+ dendritic cell subset selectively endocytoses dying cells in culture and in vivo. J. Exp. Med. 195 (10); 1289-1302, 2002.

Onai, N., Kurabayashi, K., Hosoi-Amaike, M., Inaba, K and Ohteki, T. A clonogenic progenitor with prominent plasmacytoid dendritic cell developmental potential. Immunity, 2013 May 23;38(5): 943-57.

Translator: Exploring Immunology―Concepts and Evidence, G. Gordon MacPherson, Jonathan M. Austyu, Tokyo Kagaku Dojin Co.Ltd., 2014

Advisory Board

Norihiro Tokitoh (Chairperson)

Norihiro Tokitoh

Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
Director, Kyoto University Research Coordination Alliance

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Norihiro Tokitoh is a professor of chemistry at the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR), Kyoto University. He received his Ph. D. (1985) from the University of Tokyo. After spending some years as Research Associate (1986) and then Assistant Professor (1987) of Tsukuba Univ., and Assistant Professor (1989) and then Associate Professor (1994) of The University of Tokyo, he was appointed as Professor of the Institute for Fundamental Organic Chemistry, Kyushu Univ. in 1998 and moved to ICR, Kyoto University in 2000. He served as Guest Professor at Institute for Molecular Science (2001-2003), Technische Universität Braunschweig (2004-2007), and Universität Bonn (2013-2015), and Director of ICR (2008-2012, 2014-2018).

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His main research interest is focused on novel bonding and structures in heavier main group element chemistry. He received Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (1992), Progress Award in Silicon Chemistry, Japan (1996), Japan IBM Science Award (1998), Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work (2003), Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2003), Lectureship Award of National Science Council, Republic of China (2007), Kim Yong Hae Lectureship Award of KAIST, Korea (2010), BCSJ Awards (2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2013), Best Reviewer Commendation (JSPS; 2010), and Re-invitation by AvH Research Award (2013). He contributed to several chemistry journals, such as Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry (Associate Editor for Asia, 1998-2006), Organometallics (Advisory Board Member, 2006-2009), Journal of Sulfur Chemistry (Editorial Board Member, 2001-), Main Group Metal Chemistry (Editorial Board Member, 2011-) and Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (Editor-in-chief, 2013-2017).

A List of Selected Publications

Synthesis and Characterization of a Stable Dibismuthene: Evidence for a Bi-Bi Double Bond, Tokitoh, N.; Arai, Y.; Okazaki, R.; Nagase, S. Science, 1997, 277, 78-80.

A Stable Neutral Silaaromatic Compound, 2-{2,4,6-Tris[bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl]-phenyl}-2-silanaphthalene, Tokitoh, N.; Wakita, K.; Okazaki, R.; Nagase, S.; Schleyer, P. v. R.; Jiao, H. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 6951-6952.

New Progress in the Chemistry of Stable Metallaaromatic Compounds of Heavier Group 14 Elements, Tokitoh, N. Acc. Chem. Res. 2004, 37, 86-94.

Synthesis and Reactions of a Stable 1,2-Diaryl-1,2-dibromodisilene: A Precursor for Substituted Disilenes and a 1,2-Diaryldisilyne, Sasamori, T.; Hironaka, K. ; Sugiyama, Y.; Takagi, N.; Nagase, S.; Hosoi, Y. ; Furukawa, Y.; Tokitoh, N. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 13856-13857.

Stable Heavier Carbene Analogues, Mizuhata, Y.; Sasamori, T.; Tokitoh, N. Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 3479-351.

Shigeo Yoden

Shigeo Yoden

Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

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1983.3 Doctor of Science, Kyoto University
1983.8 – 1987.9 Research Associate, Kyoto University
1985.10 – 1987.9 JSPS Fellow for Research Abroad (University of Washington)
1987.10 – 2002.3 Associate Professor, Kyoto University
1994.10 – 1995.7 Fellow for Research Abroad of Ministry of Education (University of Washington)
2002.4 – Present Professor, Kyoto University
2007.4 – 2010.3 Senior Program Officer, Research Center for Science Systems, JSPS
2010.3 – 2012.3 Director, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Kyoto University
2015.4 – 2017.3 Vice-Dean, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Member, Education and Research Council, Kyoto University
Details of Selected Awards and Honors
1992.5 Award of Meteorological Society of Japan
2004.7 The 1st Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Public Lecture in Singapore
2013.11 The Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan Award
A List of Selected Publications

Yoden, S., 1987: Bifurcation properties of a stratospheric vacillation model. J.Atmos.Sci., 44-13, 1723-1733.

Yoden, S., M. Shiotani and I. Hirota, 1987: Multiple planetary flow regimes in the Southern Hemisphere. J.Met.Soc.Japan, 65, 571-586.

Yoden, S. and M. Nomura, 1993: Finite-time Lyapunov stability analysis and its application to atmospheric predictability. J.Atmos.Sci., 50-11, 1531-1543.

Yoden, S. and M. Yamada, 1993: A numerical experiment on two-dimensional decaying turbulence on a rotating sphere. J.Atmos.Sci., 50-4, 631-643.

Yoden, S., M. Taguchi and Y. Naito, 2002: Numerical studies on time variations of the troposphere-stratosphere coupled system. J.Met.Soc.Japan, 80-4B, 811-830.

Yoden, S., 2007: Atmospheric predictability. J.Met.Soc.Japan, 85B, 77-102.

Hitchcock, P., T.G. Shepherd, and S. Yoden, 2010: On the approximation of local and linear radiative damping in the middle atmosphere. J.Atmos.Sci., 67-6, 2070-2085.

Trilaksono, N.J., S. Otsuka and S. Yoden, 2012: A time-lagged ensemble simulation on the modulation of precipitation over West Java in January-February 2007. Mon. Wea. Rev., 140-2, 601-616.

Yoden, S., H.-H. Bui and E. Nishimoto, 2014: A minimal model of QBO-like oscillation in a stratosphere-troposphere coupled system under a radiative-moist convective quasiequilibrium state. SOLA, 10, 112-116.

Yoden, S., S. Otsuka, N.J., Trilaksono and T.W. Hadi, 2016: Recent progress in research on the Maritime Continent monsoon. “The Global Monsoon System. III”, C.P. Chang et al., Eds., World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, Vol.9, 63-77.

Kazuhisa Nakayama

Kazuhisa Nakayama

Professor & Dean, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

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Apr 1987 Assistant Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Jan 1994 Associate Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Apr 2002 Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kanazawa University
May 2003 – Present Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Apr 2016 – Present Dean, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Details of Selected Awards and Honors
1993 Young Investigator Award, Japanese Biochemical Society
2000 JB Award, Japanese Biochemical Society
2013 CSF Award, Japan Society for Cell Biology
2017 JB Award, Japanese Biochemical Society
A List of Selected Publications

Tsurumi, Y., Hamada, Y., Katoh, Y. & Nakayama, K. (2019) Interactions of the dynein-2 intermediate chain WDR34 with the light chains are required for ciliary retrograde protein trafficking. Mol. Biol. Cell, 30, 658-670.

Funabashi, T., Katoh, Y., Okazaki, M., Sugawa, M. & Nakayama, K. (2018) Interaction of heterotrimeric kinesin-II with IFT-B-connecting tetramer is crucial for ciliogenesis. J. Cell Biol., 217, 2867-2876.

Hamada, Y., Tsurumi, Y., Nozaki, S., Katoh, Y. & Nakayama, K. (2018) Interaction of WDR60 intermediate chain with TCTEX1D2 light chain of the dynein-2 complex is crucial for ciliary protein trafficking. Mol. Biol. Cell, 29, 1628-1639.

Takahara, M., Katoh, Y., Nakamura, K., Hirano, T., Sugawa, M., Tsurumi, Y. & Nakayama, K. (2018) Ciliopathy-associated mutations of IFT122 impair ciliary protein trafficking but not ciliogenesis. Hum. Mol. Genet., 27, 516-528.

Katoh, Y., Michisaka, S., Nozaki, S., Funabashi, T., Hirano, T., Takei, R. & Nakayama, K. (2017) Practical method for targeted disruption of cilia-related genes by using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated, homology-independent knock-in system. Mol. Biol. Cell, 28, 898-906.

Funabashi, T., Katoh, Y., Michisaka, S., Terada, M., Sugawa, M. & Nakayama, K. (2017) Ciliary entry of KIF17 is dependent on its binding to the IFT-B complex via IFT46-IFT56 as well as on its nuclear localization signal. Mol. Biol. Cell, 28, 624-633.

Hirano, T., Katoh, Y. & Nakayama, K. (2017) Intraflagellar transport-A complex mediates ciliary entry and retrograde trafficking of ciliary G protein–coupled receptors. Mol. Biol. Cell, 28, 429-439.

Nozaki, S., Katoh, Y., Terada, M., Michisaka, S., Funabashi, T., Takahashi, S., Kontani, K. & Nakayama, K. (2017) Regulation of ciliary retrograde protein trafficking by the Joubert syndrome proteins ARL13B and INPP5E. J. Cell Sci., 130, 563-576.

Katoh, Y., Terada, M., Nishijima, Y., Takei, R., Nozaki, S., Hamada, H. & Nakayama, K. (2016) Overall architecture of the intraflagellar transport (IFT)-B complex containing Cluap1/IFT38 as an essential component of the IFT-B peripheral subcomplex. J. Biol. Chem., 291, 10962-10975.

Katoh, Y., Nozaki, S., Hartanto, D., Miyano, R. & Nakayama, K. (2015) Architectures of multisubunit complexes revealed by a visible immunoprecipitation assay using fluorescent fusion proteins. J. Cell Sci., 128, 2351-2362.

Naoko Iwasaki

Naoko IWASAKI

Professor, The Kyoto University Museum

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1997 Doctor of Literature, Kyoto University
1998 – 2001 Associate Professor, Shiga University
2001 – 2009 Associate Professor, Kyoto University
2009 – Present Professor, Kyoto University
2015 – 2019 Director, Kyoto University Museum
A List of Selected Publications

Naoko IWASAKI: Recognition toward the world in the early 19th century, Iwanami Japanese History, No.13, Iwanami shoten, pp35―66, 2015

Naoko IWASAKI: Policy on the Ainu in the late 18th century, Shirin vol.97, no.4, 2014, pp68―102

Naoko IWASAKI: Foreign Policy of Sadanobu Matsudaira, Shirin vol.95, no.3, 2012, pp35―67

Naoko IWASAKI: Research on Russia in the late 18th Century, View from the Boundary, Iwata shoin, 2008, pp59―76

Naoko IWASAKI: Recognition toward the North, Portrait of the Earth, Kyoto University Press, 2007, pp174-192

Executive Committee Chairman

Yuichi Nakamura

Yuichi Nakamura

Professor & Director, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University

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1990 Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
1993 Assistant Professor, Institute of Information Science and Electronics, University of Tsukuba
1996 Visiting Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University
1998 Associate Professor, Institute of Engineering Mechanics and Systems, University of Tsukuba
2004 – Present Professor, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
2016 – Present Director, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
Details of Selected Awards and Honors
2002 IPSJ Sakai Special Researcher Award
2007 Award for Achievement, Japan Society for Engineering Education
2009 Best Paper Award, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC2009)
2014 Fellow, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
A List of Selected Publications

L.Chen, Y.Nakamura, K.Kondo, W.Mayol-Cuevas,,”Hotspot Modeling of Hand-machine Interaction Experiences from a Head-mounted RGB-D Camera”, IEICE TANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol.E102-D, No.2, pp.319-330, 2019

K.Kondo, G.Mizuno and Y.Nakamura, “Feedback Control Model of a Gesture-based Pointing Interface for a Large Display”, IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol.E101-D, No.7, 2018

Y.Nakamura, K.Kondo, T.Mashimo, Y.Matsuoka, T.Ohtsuka, “Comprehensible Video Acquisition for Caregiving Scenes ― How multimedia can support caregiver training”,Third International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2015, pp.503-515, 2015

Y.Nakamura, T.Koizumi, K.Obata, K.Kondo, Y.Watanabe, “Behaviors and Communications in Working Support through First Person Vision Communication”, The 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, pp.163-170, 2014

Z.Yu, X.Zhou, Y.Nakamura, “Extracting Social Semantics from Multimodal Meeting Content”, IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol.12, No.2, pp.68-75, 2013

M.Ozeki, S.Maeda, K.Obata, Y.Nakamura, “Virtual Assistant: Enhancing Content Acquisition by Eliciting Information from Humans”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol.44, No.3, pp.433-448, 2009

S. Sato, Y.Nakamura, T. Kanade, “Name-It: Naming and Detecting Faces in News Videos”, IEEE Multimedia, Vol.6, No.1, pp.22-35, 1999

Y.Nakamura, T. Kanade, “Semantic Analysis for Video Contents Extraction – Spotting by Association in News Video”, Proc. ACM Multimedia, pp.393-401, 1997

Y.Nakamura, T. Matsuura, K. Satoh, Y.Ohta , “Occlusion Detectable Stereo – Occlusion Patterns in Camera Matrix -“, Proc. Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp.371-378, 1996