The 2018 Kyoto Prize Workshop: Advanced Technology
Causal Approaches to Brain Functions Through Optogenetics and Beyond

Date: November 14, 2018 (Wed.), 13:30 – 17:35
Venue: Tetsumon Memorial Auditorium, The University of Tokyo

Coordinator and Chair
Haruhiko Bito (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)

13:30 Opening Address / Introduction of the Laureate
Haruhiko Bito
13:40 Laureate’s Lecture
Karl Deisseroth (D.H. Chen Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University)
Kyoto Prize Laureate 2018 in Advanced Technology (Biotechnology / Medical Technology)
“Illuminating the Brain”
15:00 Intermission
15:15 Lecture
Hideki Kandori (Professor and Director, Department of Life Science and Applied Chemistry, OptoBio Technology Research Center, Nagoya Institute of Technology)
“Biophysics of Rhodopsins”
16:00 Lecture
Polina Anikeeva (Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
“Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Neural Interfaces”
16:45 Lecture
Mikhail G. Shapiro (Assistant Professor and Heritage Principal Investigator, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology)
“Acoustic Biomolecules for Non-invasive Ultrasonic Imaging and Control of Cellular Function”
17:30 Closing Address
Shoichi Himono (Managing Director, the Inamori Foundation)
17:35 Closing


Organized by Inamori Foundation
Co-organized by Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo and World-leading Innovative Graduate Study Program of Life Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, NHK, and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, “Brain Information Dynamics”
With the cooperation of The Japan Neuroscience Society and The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry