How does your brain recognize a ﬂy, decide to catch it, and then move your hand? Even a simple activity such as this requires neurons to make many, many precise connections in the brain. Diﬀerent neuronal shapes can control the way connections are made, and studying the rules of how these shapes are formed can help us better understand how the brain works.
Foul Play! Making Self-Cleaning Surfaces
アンドリュー・ギボンズさん （iCeMS イーサン・シバニア グループ）
What if we had self-cleaning surfaces? Currently, cleaning of ﬁlters used in industry costs a great deal of time and money. Fouling on medical devices can lead to rejection by the body. In my talk I explain how fouling occurs and how we can develop self-cleaning surfaces.
Catch Me If You Can
Junjun Li（ジュンジュン・リ）さん （iCeMS Yong Chenグループ）
Do you care about just "1 error" out of “100,000” normal outcomes? Can you ignore it? NO! You should care! That error will have a huge impact on your health. For safer cell therapy using iPS cells, we need to find every single error; all of the undesired iPS cells from implanted cells or tissues. I will introduce our micro-chip to catch such rare iPS cells.
The dramatic and continuous increase of carbon dioxide emission responsible of global warming is a major problem for the welfare and future of our planet. The development and easy fabrication of state-of-the-art technologies capable of capturing carbon dioxide efficiently from their emission centers are therefore of crucial needs. Join us to learn about the innovating use of ‘nano-pockets’ towards the realization of such novel molecule capturing systems.
Zoo from Lorises' Point of View
Wan-Ting Hong（ワンティン・ホン）さん (iCeMS 王丹グループ)
The well-being of zoo animals is now drawing much more attention than before. But how do we know whether animals are satisfied about their environment or not? Let's look at slow lorises as an example of how well-being of zoo animals are measured quantitatively, in an effort to improve the lives of these small primates whose welfare is often overlooked.
Alfonso Avila-Robinson（アルフォンソ・アビラ゠ロビンソン）さん (iCeMS Alfonso Avila-Robinsonグループ)
Knowledge is rapidly growing and simultaneously fragmenting into numerous disciplines, making it difficult for scientists to see the “bigger pictures” of their science. Here I will show how the three-dimensional networking of meta-knowledge – knowledge about knowledge – can help us to see the continuous breaking down of barriers between disciplines in modern science.
Nanotechnology by Herding Molecules – Hints from Theory
Daniel Packwood（ダニエル・パックウッド） さん （iCeMS Daniel Packwoodグループ）
Society is demanding smaller and smaller electrical devices. Nanotechnology is an entirely new approach to device manufacturing, in which extremely small objects are created by assembling molecules into patterns and shapes. But can nanotechnology truly be realized? This talk will explain the key role that theoretical science is playing in the development of nanotechnology.