Symposium on Photo-Biology "Photo-Biology: Sensing Light and Manipulation with Light"

Sep. 9 (Wed), 9:00-12:20 (200 min, English)
Room D : 1st Floor 814
Organized by
Prof. Akihisa Terakita and Prof. Sakiko Shiga (Osaka City University)
9:00-9:05 Opening Remark Prof. Akihisa Terakita (Osaka City University)
9:05-9:30 1L01 "Photochemistry and photobiology in light and life research"
Prof. Hideki Kandori (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
9:30-9:50 1L02 "Probing diversity and possibility of microbial retinal proteins"
Prof. Yuki Sudo (Okayama University)
9:50-10:10 1L03 "Introduction of animal rhodopsins and their optogenetic potentials"
Prof. Mitsumasa Koyanagi (Osaka City University)
Optogenetic application
10:10-10:35 1L04 "Subcellular optogenetics for controlling cell behavior"
Prof. N. Gautam (Washington University, USA)
10:35-11:00 1L05 "Optogenetic patterning of neural activity"
Prof. Hiromu Yawo (Tohoku University)
11:00-11:25 1L06 "Behavior control using optogenetics"
Prof. Akihiro Yamanaka (Nagoya University)
11:25-11:50 1L07 "Tuning mechanisms underlying photoreceptor spectral sensitivity"
Prof. Kentaro Arikawa (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
11:50-12:15 1L08 "Light signaling molecule in biological clocks and its role in clock oscillation"
Prof. Yoshitaka Fukada (The University of Tokyo)
12:15-12:20 Closing Remark Prof. Sakiko Shiga (Osaka City University)

Symposium on Spin photochemistry "New Frontiers in Spin Photochemistry: From Material Science to Biochemistry"

Sep. 9 (Wed), 13:20-15:40 (140 min, English)
Room D : 1st Floor 814
Organized by
Prof. Yasuhiro Kobori (Kobe University)
13:20-13:25 Opening Remark Prof. Yasuhiro Kobori (Kobe University)
13:25-13:45 2L01 "Development of singlet oxygen probes based on laser-induced spin polarization"
Prof. Akio Kawai (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
13:45-14:10 2L02 "Spin coherence transfer within photogenerated three-spin systems"
Prof. Michael R. Wasielewski (Northwestern University, USA)
14:10-14:30 2L03 "Spin polarization in the lowest excited triplet state of thermally activated delayed fluorescent molecule"
Prof. Tadaaki Ikoma (Niigata University)
14:30-14:50 2L04 "Highly sensitive detection of the magnetic field effects in flavin containing photochemical systems"
Prof. Kiminori Maeda (Saitama University)
14:50-15:15 2L05 "Transient optical absorption and magnetic intensity modulation based microscopy of photochemical reaction intermediates in isolated flavins and cryptochromes"
Prof. Jonathan R. Woodward (The University of Tokyo)
15:15-15:40 2L06 "Photoexcited triplet states of organic chromophores: teaching old dogs new tricks"
Prof. Christopher W. M. Kay (University College London, UK)

Symposium on Artificial Photosynthesis "Artificial Photosynthesis for the Catalytic Transformation with Solar Energy"

Sep. 9 (Wed), 16:00-18:20 (140 min, English)
Room D : 1st Floor 814
Organized by
Prof. Yutaka Amao (Osaka City University)
16:00-16:10 Opening Remark
16:10-16:40 3L01 "Photoreduction of CO2 by H2O as an electron donor over all-solid-state photocatalysts"
Prof. Kentaro Teramura (Kyoto University)
16:40-17:10 3L02 "Development of Z-scheme water splitting systems toward solar hydrogen production"
Prof. Ryu Abe (Kyoto University)
17:10-17:40 3L03 "Design and applications of photocatalysts using nanoporous materials: Single-site, plasmonic, metal-organic photocatalysts"
Prof. Hiromi Yamashita (Osaka University)
17:40-18:10 3L04 "Control of photoinduced electron transfer by highly-ordered nanostructures"
Prof. Yuji Wada (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
18:10-18:20 Closing Remark

Luncheon Symposium on Gender Equality and Young Researchers "How to Open Academic Carrier after Postdoctoral Experiences in Abroad"

Sep. 11 (Fri) 11:25-12:50 (85 min, Japanese)
Room D : 1st Floor 814
Organized by
Prof. Motoko S. Asano (Gunma University) and Prof. Hiroko Yamada (NIST)
Co-organized by
Osaka City University Support Office for Female Researchers
This symposium will be held as LUNCHON style. The meal ticket will be distributed at the registration desk in the order of request.
11:25-11:30 Opening
11:30-11:35 Welcome Prof. Motoko S. Asano (Gunma University)
11:35-11:50 4L01 "Postdoc in Switzerland: research, life, and like-minded people"
Dr. Hironobu Hayashi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
11:50-12:05 4L02 "My study abroad experience as a post-doc in the Northeastern United States"
Dr. Miharu Eguchi (National Institute for Materials Science)
12:05-12:15 Greeting from Osaka City University Support Office for Female Researchers
12:15-12:30 4L03 "Two years as a "Tar Heel" postdoc"
Dr. Akitaka Ito (Osaka City University)
12:30-12:45 Discussion
12:45-12:50 Closing Remark Prof. Hiroko Yamada (NIST)
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