January 23, 2017

iCeMS Learning Lounge #11: Kelly Kawabata + Andrew Gibbons

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.


Ms Kelly Kawabata (iCeMS Mineko Kengaku Lab)
Shapes of Neurons Shape Our Behavior
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.

Mr Andrew Gibbons (iCeMS Easan Sivaniah Lab)
Foul Play! Making Self-Cleaning Surfaces
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.

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Presentation: English
Q&A: English and Japanese for both
Date / Time
January 26, 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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Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University