- September 28, 2016
iCeMS co-holds international symposium with the British MRC and AMED
Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), the British Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) (collectively abbreviated as I.M.A) conducted the 20th I.M.A. Workshop on Neural Imaging in Neuroscience on March 21 and 22 at Peterhouse College, Cambridge University, England.
iCeMS Professor Akihiro Kusumi and Cambridge University Professor Giovanna Mallucci brought together leaders from the fields of optical imaging technology and neuroscience from both Japan and the UK, to discuss new and emerging research fields and future plans to develop those fields.
From iCeMS, Professor Mineko Kengaku and five other researchers participated and gave lectures or poster presentations. The lectures primarily focused on development and application of the latest cutting-edge optical imaging techniques. Research results from a wide variety of areas were also reported, including X-ray crystallography, single-particle analysis using electron cryomicroscopy, and computational modeling of nerve cells. The poster presentations, mainly given by young researchers, provided important opportunities for the participants to exchange their ideas with one another and deepen new relationships.
The participants also had in-depth discussions regarding what future direction researchers should take to lead new developments in the neuroscience field. The symposium concluded successfully with Professor Mallucci saying in her closing remarks that this kind of international joint conferences were indispensable. She also expressed her gratitude to all who supported the symposium and her enthusiasm for organizing the next meeting.