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2nd Seminar for K Computer and University-Industry Cooperation in Drug Discovery and Medical Development

2012-1-25 (Wed) 1:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

The Graduate School of Engineering Science will hold a special education program seminar on the K Computer [a supercomputer with a rating of over 8 "petaflops," a number termed "kei" in Japanese] and the its development in industrial usage on Wednesday, January 25.

Chairperson: SAKATA Tsuneaki, Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

1:30 p.m. -- Welcome and opening greetings -- TANAKA Masao, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

1:40 - 3:40 p.m. -- "K Computer leading the World of Computational Science"

  • "The Design Concept of K Computer and its Development in Biosicence," TAIJI Makoto, Group Leader, Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design, Riken
  • "Computational Biology Research Project using K Computer," KIDERA Akinori, Professor, Graduate School of Nanobioscience, Yokohama City University
  • "Large Scale Molecular Network Analysis to clarify Cell Differentiation using K Computer," MATSUDA Hideo, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University


4:00 - 5:40 p.m. "Promoting the Industrial Use of K Computer"

  • "Our hope for K Computer -- from the Scene of Drug Development," NAKAO Naoki, Main researcher, Functional Molecular Research Center #2, Daiichi Sankyo Company
  • "The Current Situation of Computational Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Industry and its Future Development," TSUJISHITA Hideki, Chief, Advanced Drug Development Promotion Division, Drug Development and Research Center, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
  • "What Drug Development Divisions hope for Super Computers," TANAKA Toshimasa, Research manager, Research Center, Medicine Research HQs, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • "Hope for K Computer and the Path to the Usage of K Computer in Industry and Academic World -- Based on Needs for Industrial Usage Survey in Pharmaceutical Industry," SHIMIZU Ryuichi, Director, Biogrid Center Kansai

Date: 2012-1-25 (Wed) 1:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
Organizer: HPCI Strategic Program Computational Life Science and APplication in Drug Discovery and Medical Development, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Venue: Room #G 701, Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Specially Appointed Lecturer, NOZAKI Kazunori, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

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