Key Speakers

  • Linda B. Buck

    Division of Basic Sciences
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
    "Olfaction and Stress "

    She and collaborator Richard Axel discovered odorant receptor mechanism of the sense of smell. They won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 2004.

  • David Julius

    Department of Physiology
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    "Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway: from Physiology to Atomic Structure"

    He discovered TRP channels that are involved in pain and sensation of temperature. This discovery opened the new frontier of the pain and thermal physiology. He won the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2017.

  • Yoshinori Ohsumi

    Frontier Research Center
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    "Looking Back on 30 Years of Autophagy Research: Dynamic Equilibrium of the Cell "

    He discovered molecular mechanism of autophagy from morphological phenomenon to the specific gene in yeast. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 2016

Special Lecturers

Heping (Peace) Chen

(Peking University, China)

"Signaling by Mitochondrial Flashes”

Julie Y. Chan

(Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan)

"Tissue oxidative stress in the programming of organ damage in metabolic syndrome of developmental origin"

"The Sunao Tawara Memorial Lecture"

Uhtaek Oh

(Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)

"Tentonin 3, a Mechanosensitive Channel with Baroreceptor Function”

Laura Bennet

(The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

"The importance of understanding fetal physiology for detecting brain injury before birth"

Robert G. Carroll

(East Carolina University, USA)

"Finding Instructional Balance Using the Educational Triangle"

Graham D. Lamb

(La Trobe University, Australia)

"The Beauty of Physiological Mechanisms in Skeletal Muscle Function and Fatigue"

Yasushi Miyashita

(RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan)

"Beyond memory circuit: Origins of metamemory and retrospection in the primate"

"The Susumu Hagiwara Memorial Lecture"

Hideyuki Okano

(Keio University, Japan)

"Modeling Neurological/Psychiatric Diseases using iPSCs-technologies and Genetically Modified Non-human Primates”

Masashi Yanagisawa

(University of Tsukuba, Japan)

"Toward the Mysteries of Sleep”

JSPFSM-Joint Special Talk


Guest Speaker

(Aizawa Hospital; Gold medal in women’s 500m speed skating and silver medal in women’s 1000m speed skating at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, World record holder in women’s 1000m speed skating)

Masahiro YUKI, Ph.D.

Guest co-speaker

Professor of the Shinshu University, Department of Sports Sciences Education, Faculty of Education; a national coach of Japan Skating Federation. Prof. Yuki coached Miss Kodaira since she was a student at Shinshu University and developed novel biomedical science-based training methods that involve improvement of muscle control and optimization of skeletomuscular structure and circulation system to produce the highest level of skating possible.