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Symposium held with University of California, Davis


On Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, 2019, Osaka University and University of California, Davis (UCD) held a joint symposium at OU. 9 researchers were in attendance from UCD, including Professor R. L. Rodriguez and Professor Tonya Kuhl. This symposium was held in order to develop the agreement on strengthening bilateral cooperation through close communication and opinion exchange, which was confirmed during the talk between Executive Vice President Kawahara and UCD Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor Joanna Regulska on his visit to UCD in June of 2019.

On November 14, a joint bioengineering/biochemical engineering joint symposium was held at Hankyu Railways-Sanwa Bank Hall at Icho Kaikan, where presentations were given by Professor FUKUSAKI Eiichiro (Graduate School of Engineering), Professor MURANAKA Toshiya (Graduate School of Engineering), Professor UMAKOSHI Hiroshi (Graduate School of Engineering Science), and Professor KURISU Genji (Institute for Protein Research). In addition, researchers from Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, which supports students exchange between the two universities, and Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. also took the stage during the symposium. Kirin Holdings intends to provide assistance grants of some 2.5 million yen to the student exchange program in the field of plant biotechnology under the academic exchange agreement signed by the two universities.

Joint Symposium (November 14) 

On November 15, sectional meetings were held in bioengineering and biochemical engineering. On the same day, the Graduate School of Engineering Science concluded an inter-faculty agreement with UC Davis College of Engineering and discussed specific future endeavors of the two schools. After the sectional meetings, researchers from UCD and related corporations got together with international students for a cooking contest at the International Center for Biotechnology, deepening exchange between attendees.


Sectional Meeting (Graduate School of Engineering Science) (November 15)


Sectional Meeting (Bioengineering) (November 15)


Bioengineering Cooking Contest

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