Started in 2006, Molecular Frontiers operates as a non-profit organization, hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Its Scientific Advisory Board, a group of eminent scientists including many Nobel Prize laureates, represent expertise from a wide range of molecular science disciplines
Date: October 9-10, 2016
Venue: Tokyo University of Science, Japan
For the first time, a Molecular Frontiers Symposium was held in Japan. Scientific Advisory Board member Prof Reiko Kuroda was lead organizer of the symposium, which brought together several Nobel laureates and world-leading scientists and high school students.
During the symposium, the winners of the 2016 Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize were announced. The winners are listed on MoleClues.
Lectures, in chronological order:
Links to video recording provided where available.
Akira Fujishima, President, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Lighting the Earth by LEDs
Hiroshi Amano, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, Nagoya University, Japan
Yoshinori Fujiyoshi, Nagoya University, Japan
Iwao Ohmine, Ex-Director General of Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Where am I from? Where are you going?
Ryoji Noyori, 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Director-General of CRDS, JST, Japan
Yuan Tseh Lee, 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, President Emeritus, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica
Molecular Frontiers Youth Activities and Announcement of the Winners of the 2016 Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize |
Per Thorén, COO of Molecular Frontiers Foundation and Åsa Rensfeldt, Lead Organizer of Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize
Jin Akiyama, Tokyo University of Science
Key issues in contemporary medicine, environmental aspects and the microbiome
Ada Yonath, 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Reiko Kuroda, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Akira Suzuki, 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Japan
Satoshi Takamizawa, Yokohama City University, Japan