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The 9th Meeting of the Society for Transdisciplinary Research] To What Extent Can Humanity Unlock the Potential of Plants / March 7, 2020, 17:00-@Ota-ku, Tokyo

panel discussion
How far has mankind gone with the potential of plants?
Can you pull it out?

A panel discussion, "To What Extent Can Humanity Unlock the Potential of Plants?" (session partner: Plantex Corporation), will be held within the 9th Main Conference of the Society for Transdisciplinary Research, hosted by LIVANES (March 6-7, 2020 (Friday and Saturday)).

The 9th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields WEB:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/

 Since the beginning of time, humans have discovered the potential of plants and used them as food and medicine. These plants have increased their yield and active ingredients through breeding and improved cultivation methods. In the midst of future global population growth and climate change, humans must harness the potential of plants in order to continue stable development.
In this session, we will invite researchers on plant cultivation and functional ingredients to hear about the potential of plants and how to bring it out, and discuss the future envisioned when it is reflected in future production sites.


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



How far can mankind go in unlocking the potential of plants?
Session Partner: Plantex Corporation

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 17:00-18:00
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO (1F-4F, 1-20-20-20 Minami-Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0035, Japan)
Closest Station: Keikyu Kamata



Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Production and Environmental Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki
Mr. Masaaki Kirimura 

In his master's and doctoral studies, he worked on "Research on nutrient management system based on ion concentration control" related to hydroponic cultivation. He participated in research on genetically modified plants for the purpose of increasing biofuel production at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015. Currently, he is involved in research on plant factories, farm-based solar power generation, and resource-recycling agriculture under the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and in collaboration with companies.


President and Representative Director, Joban Phytochemical Laboratory Co.
Mr. Hitoshi Tatsuzaki 

He graduated from Gakushuin University with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and completed graduate studies at the University of North Carolina Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He received the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun's 36th Excellent Manager Award and Young Managers Award in 2019. In addition to his business, he is also engaged in phytochemical research and was awarded a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Chiba University in 2019. He serves as Executive Director of the Tokyo Crude Pharmaceutical Association, Director of the Japan Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Manufacturers Association, and Director of the Japan Institute of Health Food Standards (JIHFS).


Founder & Director, Plantex Inc.
Mr. Shunsuke Sakaguchi 

D. in 2011 from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Life Science and Engineering. Engaged in research and development of diagnostic imaging devices at Panasonic Healthcare Co. In 2018, he developed the world's first closed-type cultivation equipment for mass production and demonstrated the world's highest area productivity.




Director, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Riverness, Inc.
Yosuke Miyauchi 

During his master's and doctoral studies, he went to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to establish high-yield soybean cultivation technology together with local researchers under the research theme of "Development of high-yield soybean cultivation technology in arid areas of China". In 2019, he will establish the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Research Center to actively promote cross-disciplinary research not limited to agriculture and livestock industry with companies, ventures, and universities.


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Conference theme: A New Era of Knowledge Manufacturing
Date and time of the event:
Friday, March 6, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Organized by: Liverness Co.
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO
Fee: Free for academics and presenters, 113,960 yen (tax included) for companies
Convention URL:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/


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RIVANES Corporation Research and Development Division (Attn: Kawana, Tsukagoshi)
E-mail: [email protected]