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Osaka University and Knowledge Capital - "Pursuing the Mysteries of Autophagy"

2016-12-15 (Thu) 19:00 - 20:30

We don't know whether or not it's true, but it is said that in a pinch, an octopus will eat its own tentacles. No matter how hungry humans get, we will never eat our own bodies. But, when the cells inside of our bodies fall into a state of starvation, they eat themselves through a process called "autophagy." In recent research, it was found that autophagy is not only for simply supplying the cell with nutrition, but it was also found that by recycling old portions of the cell and eliminating pathogens that have infiltrated the cell, the cell is protecting itself from diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, heart failure, inflammation, and infection. I'll talk in depth about the role and future research of autophagy, the main focus of research for Professor OHSUMI Yoshinori, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in October of this year for his achievements in the field.


Knowledge Capital Super School: "Osaka University x Knowledge Capital" 

Pursuing the Mysteries of Autophagy

YOSHIMORI Tamotsu (Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University)

Time and Date:

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 19:00 ~ 20:30 (Doors open at 18:30)


CAFE Lab., 1F, Knowledge Capital, North Bldg., Grand Front Osaka


50 attendees (High school students and up)

Attendance fee:

500 yen (1 drink is included)

There will also be a report on the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony from Professor Yoshimori!
After receiving an invitation directly from Professor OHSUMI Yoshinori, Professor Yoshimori will attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm on December 10. We'll hear the hottest reports on topics you won't see in the mass media, such as conversations with Prof. Ohsumi and details from the venue (Who ate next to you at the reception!? Did you enjoy your dinner at the banquet?) from Prof. Yoshimori right after returning to Japan. We'll also hear about the personality of Prof. Ohsumi, as well as the passion he puts into his research, that only Prof. Yoshimori, who constructed the early days of research in the field of autophagy together with Prof. Ohsumi himself, would know. (Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University)

Date: 2016-12-15 (Thu) 19:00 - 20:30
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Knowledge Capital; KMO
Venue: CAFE Lab. / Knowledge Capital 1F, North Bldg., Grand Front Osaka
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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