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International Workshop "Reconstructing the Phenomenon of Life -To Retrace the Emergence of Life -"

Date
May 31, 2017
Time
09:30
Room

ELSI-1 Main Hall, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguroku, Tokyo, Japan

Contact

info_[at]_elsi.jp, kuruma_[at]_elsi.jp

SCOPE
The questions about what kind of pre-life form had led to the formation of a cell prototype more than 4 billion years ago, and how these developed into primitive cells are the central theme in the study of the Origin of Life. Trying to reconstruct the phenomenon of life by creating a simple living cell is important because it is synonymous with retracing the process of the emergence of life. By this approach, we may practically understand the hierarchical dynamics in life and may find a universal principle that is common to life. In this workshop there will be several important keynote speakers and young researchers who will present their latest findings from tackling these questions with constructive approaches. This workshop also aims to encourage Origin of Life researchers for many generations.


Date & Venue

Date: May 31, 2017
Venue: ELSI-1 Main Hall, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Ookayama, Meguroku, Tokyo, Japan

Related Link
This workshop is a satellite event of International Conference : The Origin of Life -Synergy among the RNA, Protein, and Lipid Worlds

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Sponsorship

20170531_logo_01.jpgGrant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan
Synergy of Fluctuation and Structure: Quest for Universal Laws in Non-Equilibrium Systems



20170531_logo_2.jpgGrant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan
Hadean Bioscience


20170531_logo_03.jpgEarth-Life Science Institute


Keynote Speakers
Jack W. Szostak (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University)
David Deamer (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Irene Chen (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Sudha Rajamani (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune)


Program (Tentative) Abstract (PDF)
09:30 - 09:35  Opening Remark: Kei Hirose (ELSI Director)

09:35 - 10:15  David Deamer
10:15 - 10:55  Jack Szostak

10:55 - 11:05  Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:35  Sudha Rajamani
11:35 - 12:05  Irene Chen

12:05 - 13:35  Lunch & Discussion in ELSI Lounge

13:35 - 14:05  Albert Fahrenbach (Earth-Life Institute Technology)
14:05 - 14:35  Kensuke Kurihara (Institute for Molecular Science)
14:35 - 15:05  Takeshi Sunami (Osaka Univ.)
15:05 - 15:35  Kei Fujiwara (Keio Univ.)

15:35 - 15:55  Coffee Break

15:55 - 16:55  Questions to the Invited Speakers
16:55 - 17:00  Closing: Yutetsu Kuruma

Registration here

Registration Deadline: May 8th 00:00(JST) , 2017
Subject to availability of seats in the venue and should the demand exceeded the supply, drawing lots will be arranged to decide the priority on participation. We will notify you with a confirmation email.