The 5th International Symposium of Lithuanian and Japanese Researchers will be held on 25 September in Vilnius
The international science symposium will be held on September 25 in Vilnius, and it welcomes high-level Lithuanian and Japanese life science researchers who will meet here to discuss the most recent research achievements and areas, which form the focus of their interest, subjects that would require strong, long-term cooperation and themes that would enable new partnerships to be formed.
The symposium of Lithuanian and Japanese researchers is being organised for the fifth year by the Research Council of Lithuania, in cooperation with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and with the help of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Japan. This will be the second time in which the symposium will be held in Vilnius.
The symposium will be pleased to welcome a speech by Professor Makoto Asashima (Teikyo University) who, together with a group of his researchers, identified the activin protein (1990). Professor Taisuke Tomita (The University of Tokyo) will present research covering Alzheimer's disease, in which he collaborates with colleagues from Lithuania. Dr. Mitsuo Ochi (Hiroshima University), one of the most famous orthopaedic surgeons in the world, and Professor Ryuichi Nishinakamura (Kumamoto University) working on kidney development, will disclose their most recent works. Presentations will be given by professors from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Romaldas Mačiulaitis, an expert in clinical pharmacology, and Rimtautas Gudas, a sports trauma orthopaedic surgeon, plus Professor Vilmantė Borutaitė, a member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, and Renata Šimkūnaitė-Rizgelienė, a professor at the Vilnius University interested in developmental biology, morphogenesis of limbs, organogenesis.
The symposium will be honoured by a visit by Doctor Tadaharu Tsumoto, director of the JSPS office in Stockholm, and a greeting will be handled by the Lithuanian ambassador to Japan, Mr J E Gediminas Varvuolis, as well as by a representative of the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania.
All researchers of life sciences and related areas are welcome to attend the 5th Japan-Lithuania Joint Life Sciences Symposium, which is an important event both for experienced researchers and for beginners who look for new partnership ideas and who would like to be able to acquaint themselves with the scientific achievements of both countries. Organizers hope that symposium will also attract interested researchers from neighbouring countries.
The event will take place on 25 September, starting from 9:30 am at the Research Council of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 3, Vilnius. Symposium programme (in English). Registration is available until 19 September.Programme (EN).pdf
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