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Title: Science for Tomorrow
Date: Oct 21-22, 2017
Venue: Tokyo Institute of Technology
The second Molecular Frontiers Symposium in Japan is organized by Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with Molecular Frontiers Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
High school and university students will engage directly with internationally acclaimed scientists, including four Nobel laureates, in a two-day program of lectures, group work sessions, and laboratory workshops on the theme of "Science for Tomorrow."
Tim Hunt, 2001 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, United Kingdom: My Life as a Scientist
Joseph L. Kirschvink, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan: Earth’s Magnetic Biosphere
Bengt Nordén, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden: Discovery of a stretched conformation of DNA – could it have a biological role?
Yoshinori Ohsumi, 2016 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Japan: What is autophagy? A dynamic cellular recycling process
Ada E. Yonath, 2009 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Israel: Next generation environmental friendly antibiotics
Hideki Shirakawa, 2000 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Japan
The symposium will not be livestreamed, but we will publish video recordings of the presentations on our YouTube channel as soon as possible after the event.