Thematic Programs

Current and Upcoming Programs


[2019STM] May 2019 – July 2019

Plant Stem Cells: Source of Plant Vitality

The main theme of this program is plant stem cells. Stem cells are the foundation for every organ. Unlike stem cells in animals, plant stem cells can form after embryogenesis and are dispersed throughout…

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[2019QSC] June 2019

Creating a New Frontier through the Synergy of Quasicrystals and Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

The program is devoted to emerging research interests in strongly correlated electron systems realized in structurally complex materials, with particular focus on quasicrystals and related compounds. The aim…

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[2019CBA] September 2019 – February 2020

Cancer – from Biology to Acceptance

Cancer has been the leading cause of death since 1981 in Japan, accounting for 30% of all deaths. Therefore, cancer study (understanding of the mechanisms of oncogenesis, improvement of diagnostic…

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[2019TEL] September 2019 – October 2019

【Pre-program】Designing the Human-Centric IoT Society
-Cooperative Industry-Academic Strategies for Creative Future Connection-

While the innovations driven by IoT and AI are expected to greatly contribute to our society, IoT and AI may have unexpected negative effects, depending on how they are developed and implemented in society…

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