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[The 8th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields] Panel Discussion "Genome, Industry and Us - Approaches and Prospects for a Genome-utilizing Society" / March 8, 2019, 10:00am - @ Shinjuku

【第8回超異分野学会本大会】 パネルディスカッション「ゲノムと産業とぼくたち 〜ゲノム活用社会への取り組みと展望〜」 / 2019年3月8日 10時〜@新宿
panel discussion
Genomics, Industry, and Us - Approaches and Prospects for a Genome-utilizing Society

Riverness will sponsor the event.The 8th Main Meeting of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields(March 8-9, 2019 (Friday and Saturday)), we will hold a panel discussion, "Genomes, Industry, and Us - Approaches and Prospects for a Genome Utilizing Society" by venture companies and researchers who promote the industrial application of genome information.

The 8th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields WEB:https://hic.lne.st/2019


In recent years, the development of technologies for editing and reading "genome (genetic information)" has greatly advanced basic genome research, not only in humans but also in various other organisms. With the accumulation of such knowledge and technologies, there has been a movement toward the utilization of genome information in the real world, such as determining the onset or absence of human diseases based on genome information and genome editing of food products. On the other hand, there are still many limitations and challenges in providing genome information and editing technologies as services in the real world. In this session, startup companies and researchers with innovative technologies for genome information analysis and editing will discuss their efforts and challenges for social implementation, and clarify the prospects for the realization of a genome-utilizing society.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, venture companies, and large corporations from various perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
Audience members are invited to attend the conference. Please visit the conference website (see below).



Genomics, Industry, and Us - Approaches and Prospects for a Genome-utilizing Society
Session Partner Rhelixa Corporation

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm
Place: Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand (Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Grand Tower 5F, 8-17-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023)
Nearest Stations: Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line), Tochomae Station (Oedo Line) Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station (Oedo Line), Shinjuku Station (JR Line, Marunouchi Line, Odakyu Line, Keio Line, Shinjuku Line, Oedo Line)

Professor, Fisheries Laboratory, Kinki University
Keitaro Kato

Graduated from the Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University, and received a Master's degree from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kinki University, where he earned a Ph. He served as an assistant, lecturer, and associate professor at the Fisheries Laboratory, Kinki University, before assuming his current position. He also serves as Director of the Shirahama and Toyama Experimental Station of the Fisheries Laboratory, Kinki University.He has conducted a wide range of practical research on saltwater fish culture, including breeding of saltwater cultured fish, mainly red sea bream, development of feed for fish farming, development of bluefin tuna seedling production technology, and development of new cultured fish species such as marlin and red sea bream.


Genome Medicine Unit, Tumor Center, Keio University School of Medicine
Mr. Hirotaka Kato

D. in Oncologic Pathology, Hokkaido University School of Medicine. After working as a Project Assistant Professor at Hokkaido University School of Medicine and a Research Fellow at the Nabeel Bardeesy Institute, Tumor Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, he currently works at the Department of Pathology and Genetic Diagnostics and the Institute of Medical Oncology at Hokuto Hospital and the Genomic Medicine Unit at the Tumor Center, Keio University School of Medicine. He is currently working on the accumulation of genomic data from a large number of cancer patients by putting oncogene testing on a clinical basis rather than on a research basis. He is aiming to establish a next-generation system for pre-determination of drug efficacy by integrating clinical, in vitro, and ex vivo (organoid) data.

The University of Tokushima Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Department of Bioresource Science and Technology
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Production Science
Takahito Watanabe
D. in Engineering from the University of Tokushima. After working as a specially-appointed assistant professor at the University of Tokushima's Center for Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial Cooperation and as a senior researcher at the Tokushima Prefectural Technical Support Center for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, he is currently an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, University of Tokushima, where he conducts research on line breeding of industrially useful insects using genome information and genome editing technology. He specializes in molecular biology and applied entomology. He plans to establish a venture company, "Grilas Inc.

President and Representative Director, Rhelixa Corporation
Mr. Ryu Nakaki

D. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo. Computational biologist. He specializes in the development and application of algorithms for the analysis of comprehensive genomic and epigenomic information obtained from next-generation sequencers. He founded Rhelixa Inc. in February 2015 while still in graduate school. Using his unique analysis algorithms and know-how, he supports basic research and product development using genomic and epigenomic information for various clients, including universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and food companies.


President and Representative Director, Humanome Research Institute, Inc.
Mr. Jun Sese

D. in Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. D. in Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, and has served as Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, Associate Professor at Ochanomizu University, Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Research Team Leader at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). He specializes in the development of machine learning and mathematical statistics methods and large-scale data analysis in the life sciences. He won the KDD Cup 2001, a data mining contest of the American Society for Computing Machinery, and the Oxford Journals-JSBi Prize.


------------------------------------------The outline of the 8th Main Conference of the Society for Hyperdifferential Studies: -------------------------------------------

Conference theme: Connecting, Time, Space, and the Senses
Date and time of the event:
Friday, March 8, 09:00-18:20 (18:30-20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 9, 09:00-18:20 (18:30-20:00 Reception)
Organized by: Liverness Co.
Venue: Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand
Participation fee: Free for academics and presenters, 100,000 yen for companies (50,000 yen for applications before the end of January)
    *Free of charge for partners and those willing to serve as judges
Convention URL:https://hic.lne.st/2019
Conference program (tentative, excerpts):

Friday, March 8
keynote speech
TECH PLANTER World Communication
Panel discussion by overseas ventures (deep tech/drone/food)
Real Tech Venture of the Year 2019 Awards Ceremony
 The World of Taste Expanded by Technology.
 Food production using underutilized resources."
 The Creative Town Factories That Change the World Instruction Manual."
 The Truth About Local Ecosystems, According to the Founders."
 Creating a New Image of the Researcher: How Creative Are You? ~"
<Short pitch
 Technology Splash" (short pitches by poster presenters)

Saturday, March 9
keynote speech
Liberace Research Funding Award 2019
 New research and projects created by researchers and businesses."
 Psychosensing and Beyond: The Future of Psychology x Technology Expansion"
 "Excitement Deepens Education for the Future."
 "A new learning center where hypotheses are brought together and created through research-oriented thinking.
 New research and projects coming out of the sea."
 Thinking about the value of human work in the age of AI.


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