[Event Information]
GSDM 51th Platform Seminar
“The Translational Knowledge Cycle: Innovations in Moving Science from Discovery to Application to Improve Human and Environmental Health” 24th Feb, 2015 10:00~11:30
(Gallery 1 , Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo)


The current era of ‘big data’, the promise of the sequenced genome, advances in green chemistry – all contribute to unique opportunities to apply innovative science to improve human and environmental health. Traditional scientific disciplinary lines are being replaced with interdisciplinary approaches. HESI, a global scientific foundation based in Washington, DC, has initiated a program called CITE (Combining Interdisciplinary and Translational Expertise) in 2012. This effort has engaged participants from a broad range of disciplines (agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, drug development and safety, chemical development and safety, economics, foundation management, entrepreneurship, regulatory science, philanthropy, and academic research management among others) to identify opportunities to move science from discovery to application more efficiently. This presentation will present some of the opportunities for improving this process that were identified through the HESI CITE initiative and the next steps that will be taken to address these recommendations.

Date : Tuseday, February 24, 2015, 10:00-11:30 (Open:9:30)
Venue : Gallery 1 , Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo MAP
Language : English
Registration : Advance registration required. Please mail to here
Admission : Free
Hosted by : Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management(GSDM),
the University of Tokyo
Speaker : 51-photo  Syril D Pettit, MEM, Executive Director, ILSI Health and
            Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
                                  Presentation slides
Bio : Syril Pettit is the Executive Director of the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), an international organization that supports scientific collaborations to improve drug and chemical safety and innovation. She has helped to guide the scientific and strategic direction for the organization and its programs for the last 15 years. She assumed the current position of HESI Executive Director in November, 2011. Syril has authored or co-authored numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and spoken at international scientific meetings around the world on topics relating to biomarkers, cardiac safety, genomics, and other drug and chemical safety issues. Ms. Pettit holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management (M.E.M.) from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a specialization in Toxicology.