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GSDM 55th Platform Seminar
“Toward Real Fusion between Medical Science and Information Science: Opportunity and Issues of Carrier Paths on Transdisciplinary Research”
4th Apr, 2015  13:00-18:00 (Ito Hall , Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo)

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 The advance of molecular biology in the late 20th century brought theoretical understandings of biological systems based on genome and the era of medical big data has begun thanks to the next generation sequencers and omics analysis technologies. The biological phenomena are complex, and it has been considered difficult to understand these by simply decomposing them into a number of constituent molecules and elementary processes. Data Science now provides methods to analyze complex biological phenomena as a whole system, elucidate the correlations between a number of factors involved, and find paths to control them. It also enables us to quickly estimate mutations associated with diseases through collection of personal genome, and its clinical application is gaining momentum.
 In this seminar, researchers in genomic science from the University of Tokyo, IT, NGS and pharmaceutical companies provide their views on the fusion between medical science and information science, research, human resource development and career path.

Date : Saturday, April 4th, 2015, 13:00~18:00
Venue : Ito Hall, Ito International Research CenterMAP
Hosted by : Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Co-hosted by : Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM),
The University of Tokyo
Language : Japanese with English simultaneous interpretation
Admission : Free.
Pre-registration is not required. If you are a GSDM student, however, please send e-mail to the address below for registration.info-sympo@mgs.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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13:00~13:10 Opening Remark
Prof. Shun Mino, Dean, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS), UT
13:10~13:20 Greeting of the guests
Prof. Youichiro Matsumoto, Executive Vice President, UT
Prof. Shoji Tsuji, The Center for Genome Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital
13:20~13:30 Issues on Transdisciplinary Research and Bioinformatics
Prof. Toshiki Watababe, Dean, Dep. of Computational Biology and Medical Sceicnces (CBMS), UT
13:30-15:35 Medical Science and Informatics 

Prof. Sumio Sugano, Dean, Life science, GSFS, UT

Prof. Toshihisa Takagi, Dep. of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, UT

Prof. Takuya Ueda, Dep. of CBMS, UT
Prof. Shinichi Morishita, Dep. of CBMS, UT

Prof. Yoshinori Murakami, Dean, The Institute of Medical Science, UT

Prof. Ichiya Tsuchihara, National Cancer Center
15:35-16:20 Opportunities on Transdisciplinary Field and Human Resource Development

Dr. Shunji Matsumoto, Executive Researcher, Research Center for Future Medicine, FUJITSU

Hiroya Kumai, Head of Marketing, Ilumina K.K.

Takeshi Nagasu, Adivisor, Eisai
16:20-16:30 Curriculum on Transdisciplinary Field
Prof. Koichi Ito and Prof. Yutaka Suzuki, CBMS, GSFS, UT
16:40-17:10 Panel Discussion: Issues on Human Resource Development for Transdisciplinary Capability and its Career Paths
Moderator: Prof. Koichi Ito
17:10-17:15 Closing Remark, Prof. Sumio Sugano, Dean, Life science, GSFS, UT