February 20, 2017

iCeMS Learning Lounge #12: Yousuke Katsuda + Saki Fukuoka

Why Our Science Matters
The "Learning Lounge" features young scientists who, in 20 minutes deliver a presentation that will persuade any curious listener, even those without a scientific background, why their research area -- not just the personal research of the speaker -- is important to the world.


Dr Yousuke Katsuda (iCeMS Motonari Uesugi Lab)
Peeking into the Cell with a Chemical Tool
What would you do to catch an elusive fish from the sea? You would probably put out some bait and wait patiently. But how would you catch something from a cell? Here, I'll show you how we succeeded to catch RNA from cancer cells using a chemical biology approach.

Ms Saki Fukuoka (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
Hand-Delivering Science to You
3-D graphics help us understand complicated science better, but still, non-scientists like me find it hard to access. What if we change the graphics to hand-drawn charming pictures? People would feel much more familiar to the matter. I believe the feelings of "familiarity" that hand-drawn pictures give can change how science looks to the world.

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Presentation: English
Q&A: English and Japanese for both
Date / Time
February 23, 2017 / 14:00-15:30
2nd floor Seminar Room (#A207), iCeMS Main Building (#77), Kyoto University Directions
Not required for non-iCeMS participants (iCeMS members please register via your lab's secretary.)
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