GRIPS Forum “Changing the World from the Rice Paddies ∼Tsuruoka Science Park's Innovative Challenges”
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As a pioneer in data-driven biology, Keio University's Institute for Advanced Life Sciences (established in 2001) in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, has created eight bio-ventures and one urbun development venture, including Spiber (synthetic spider silk), Saliva Tech (cancer test with saliva), and Metagen (improving the intestinal environment by stool examination). The key to the Tsuruoka innovation is the philosophy of "Ordinary is zero points".
Speaker: Dr. Masaru Tomita,
Director General, Institute for Advanced Biosciences/
Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Masaru Tomita, born in Tokyo in 1957, received the first Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Science (1985). Dr. Tomita has received 3 more doctorate degrees in his career. These are Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University (1994) and Ph.D. in Medicine from Keio University (1998) and Ph.D in Media & Governance from Keio University (2019). Dr. Tomita is a recipient of Presidential Young Investigators Award from National Science Foundation of USA (1988), Shared University Research Award from IBM Corporation (2003), International Metabolomics Society Lifetime Honorary Fellow (2017) and many other awards.
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|Date / Time||2022.11.7 16:40～18:10（Japan Time）|
|Speaker||Dr. Masaru Tomita, Director General, Institute for Advanced Biosciences/ Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University|
|Title||Changing the World from the Rice Paddies ~Tsuruoka Science Park's Innovative Challenges|
|Venue||Online (Zoom Webinar)|
|Fee||Free (Pre-registration is required)|
|Language||Japanese (English simultaneous interpretation provided)|