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3rd Kyoto & Osaka Bio Cluster Joint Project -- Promoting Advanced Drug Discovery Support Tool Seminar

2009-12-18 (Fri) -

Kyoto City views the biotechnological industries as a big pillar for supporting industries in Kyoto in the 21st century. Under the title of Kyoto Biocity Conception, Kyoto is promoting industry-university matching projects such as the Kyoto Biotechnology Industry Technology Forum in cooperation with the Advanced Scientific Technology & Management Research Institute of Kyoto.

A presentation and exhibition regarding advanced support tools for drug discovery research in cooperation with the Northern Osaka Bio Cluster is being held on Friday, December 18.

Taking this opportunity, it is hoped that industry-university-government cooperation will be promoted in the Kansai region and businesses enhancing the level of science and technology will be created and developed.


  • Lecture 1: Opening greetings

UEDA Mitsuyoshi, Professor, Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Standing director, Kinki Bio-Industry Development Organization

  • Lecture 2: "The Role of Kansai Bio Cluster in Drug Research and Discovery"

MORISHITA Ryuichi , Professor, Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, 

Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University

  • Lecture 3: "Trends in the Development of Nucleic Acid Medicines and GMP Production"

YUYAMA Kazuhiko, Representative director, Gene Design Inc.

  • Lecture 4: "Chemical Synthesis of Proteins"

TSUNEMI Masahiko, Director and Planning and Development Manager, Peptide Institute Inc.

  • Lecture 5: "Promoting Drug Discovery Support Projects based on Gene Transfer Techniques"

MIYAKE Masato, Chief of Cell Information Engineering Research Group, Cell Engineering Research Department, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

  • Lecture 6: "Development and Application of Antibody Mass-Producing Methods using Ostriches"

TSUKAMOTO Yasuhiro, Professor, Animal Hygiene Laboratory, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, Representative director, Ostrich Farmer Co. Ltd.

  • Lecture 7: "Chemical Compound Tools for Manipulating Cells"

UESUGI Motonari, Professor, Chemical Biology, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University

  • Lecture 8: "Development and Usage of Light-Activated Caged Peptides"

TATSU Yoshiro, Chief of Cell Engineering Research Group, Cell Engineering Research Department, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

  • Lecture 9: "Next Generation High Expression Vectors for Producing Biotechnology-based drugs -- Development of Mammalian Power Express System TM"

NISHII Shigeaki, Group Leader, Biotechnology Group,Tsuruga Institute of Biotechnology, Toyobo Co., Ltd.

  • Lecture 10: "Good Usage of DNA Microarray is a Key to Success in Biotechnology Research -- Successful Examples, Data Interpretation, and Cost"

TAKAHARA Yoshiyuki, Representative director, Pharma Frontier

  • Lecture 11: "Attempts at Imaging Biological Samples using Mass Spectroscope"

SATO Takaaki, Director, Life Science Research Center, Keihanna Research Laboratory, Shimadzu Corporation

  • Lecture 12: "Genome Drug Development Accelerated by In Silico Drug Discovery Support Tools"

TSUJIMOTO Gozo, Professor, Pharmacogenomics & Genome-based Drug Discovery, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University


On display from 12:50 to 6:30 p.m.

Poster session: 3:25 - 3:50 p.m. (During the break between lectures)

Companies displaying their posters will primarily be drug development related companies in Kyoto and Osaka.

Sponsored by: Kyoto City, Advanced Software Technology & Mechatronics Research Institute of Kyoto, Kyoto Biotechnology Forum, Kyoto Biotechnology Industries Creation Project, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, Office for University-Industry Collaboration, Kinki Bio-Industry Development Organization

In cooperation with: Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Kinki Branch, Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association, Scientific Instruments Association Kyoto, and Scientific Instruments Association Osaka

2009-12-18 (Fri) 12:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
SAJI Keizo Memorial Hall, 10th floor, Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University
Registration by email is required.
Collaboration Support Group, University-Industry Collaboration Division, Advanced Software Technology & Mechatronics Research Institute of Kyoto

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