Invited Speakers (tentative)

Masayoshi Esashi
(Professor, WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan)

"Reconstruction after the east Japan earthquake"
Hans J. Gross
(Professor, Biocenter, Würzburg University, Germany)

"A biological enigma: The inborn numerical competence of humans and animals"
Sandra Hirche
(Professor, Technische Universität München, Germany)

"Towards cognition-enabled technical systems"

Ja-Soon Jang
(Director, LED-IT Fusion Technology Research Center, Yeungnam University, Korea)

"High-performance GaN-based light-emitting diodes and lighting applications using convergence technologies"
Toru Maekawa
(Professor, Bio-Nano Electronics Research Center, Toyo University, Japan)

"Creation of nanostructures via self-assembly and their application to bio-medical study"

Quentin Pankhurst
(Director of Research, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, UK)

"Mobilizing academic R&D in a rapidly changing marketplace: Experiences gained and lessons learned in the medical technology sector"
Masato Sagawa*
(President, Intermetallics Co., Ltd., Japan)
*inventor of the world strongest NdFeB magnet.

"NdFeB magnet, from invention to the necessity of the sustainable society"
Yuzuru Tozawa
(Professor, Ehime University, Japan)

"Cell-free translation system: a tool for functional proteomics of solute transporters and ion channels"