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Frontier of Chemical Communication

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Program Theme

Chemical Communication is newly defined as a system for inducing certain bio-functions through multiple molecular interactions. We have already studied chemical biology to elucidate bio-functions by molecular interactions between single molecule. However, there is a limit to understand the bio-functions in living systems because multiple interactions exist in the living systems. Therefore, we need a new research field that can elucidate complex molecular interactions existing between small molecules, small and large molecules, and large molecules, as well as with cells, organs, and tissues to transfer information, such as signal transduction. Recently, analytical methods for molecular communication has been extensively developed in the filed of functional molecule in material sciences. We are going to communicate chemical biology [natural product chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, nucleotide chemistry, molecular physiology, analytical chemistry] and analytical methods for molecular communication [structural chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, molecular recognition, polymer chemistry, theoretical chemistry] to create Chemical Communication that enables the analysis of multiple molecular interactions at micro to macro levels in the living systems.

Events

The 1st International Symposium on Chemical Communication in Tohoku University
(October 31, 2016)

The 2nd International Symposium on Chemical Communication  [Apr. 12, 2018 Updated]
(May 28, 2018 – May 29, 2018)

Female Chemists’ Symposium  [May 11, 2018 Updated]
(June 8, 2018)

Special Lecture by Prof. A. Ganesan  [Jun. 26, 2018 Updated]
(July 17, 2018 and July 19, 2018 –July 20, 2018)

Special Seminar  [Jul. 09, 2018 Updated]
(July 30, 2018)

Summer School  [Aug. 20, 2018 Updated]
(August 27, 2018 – August 28, 2018)

The 3rd International Symposium on Chemical Communication  [Aug. 09, 2018 Updated]
(September 10, 2018 – September 11, 2018)

Special Lecture by Prof. Heather C. Allen  [Sep. 18, 2018 Updated]
(October 16, 2018)

Organizers

Takayuki Doi
(Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University)

Hirokazu Arimoto
(Professor, Graduate School of Life Science, Tohoku University)

Mitsuo Umetsu
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)

Minoru Ueda
(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

Akihiro Morita
(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

Poster

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Participating Departments and Institutes:
・Department of Organic Chemistry and Biophysical Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University
・Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
・Departments of Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
・Department of Applied Bioorganic Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University
・Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Graduate School of Life Science, Tohoku University
・Department of Frontier Science for Advanced Environment, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
・Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University
・Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University

Supported by TOKYO ELECTRON