March 10-11, 2015
SAC Activity Seminar: "Sweden-Japan Seminar on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (SJS-Nano)"
 
The Sweden-Japan Seminar on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (SJS-Nano) is a two day bi-national event organized by JSPS Sweden Alumni Club (SAC) and Linköping University, consisting of invited talks, oral and poster presentations focusing on the recent advancements in the nanomaterials and technology.
 
Date
10-11 March
 
Venue
Planck, Physics Building, IFM-Linköping University
 
Registration
Admission is free of charge but registration in advance is required.
Please register at
 
 
 
 

March 9,

2015

IVA Seminar:

Fuel-Cell Vehicles – the Solution for Fossil Free Transportation?

 

Fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) have for decades being described as a solution for green transportation. In 2014, Toyota started the sale of a FCV for personal transportation, MIRAI, to the public in Japan, having gotten about 1500 orders in a month. Hyundai has also sent a commercial FCV, ix35 FCEV, to the market for two years with limited release. Production of FCVs will ramp up in the coming years.

 In this seminar, the keynote presentation will be given by Mr. Koichi Kojima, Project General Manager of Fuel Cell System Engineering & Development Division, Toyota Motor Corporation.

 

Program

Welcome and Introduction

- Professor Göran Lindbergh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Keynote lecture: “MIRAI”, Toyota FCV toward Hydrogen Society, Sweden

- Mr. Koichi Kojima, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan

Invited lecture: Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport, implementation plans in Sweden and Europe

- Cecilia Wallmark, SWECO, Sweden

Panel

- Karin Byman, Head of Department Sustainable Building Management, ÅF, Sweden

- Cecilia Wallmark, Section Manager, Energy Strategies, SWECO, Sweden

- Hans G Pettersson, Deputy Director, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden

 

Date

March 9, 17:00-19:00 followed by dinner (optional)

 

Venue

IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm

 

Registration and dinner

Please register at http://www.iva.se/seminarium/fuel-cell-vehicles/ no later than 2 March.

The cost of the optional dinner is SEK 400 (incl. SEK 80 VAT).

Reservation and payment is made at registration

(http://www.iva.se/seminarium/fuel-cell-vehicles/).

Participation in the seminar is free of charge.

 

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www.iva.se/pa-gang/

 

More information and detailed program can be found here:

http://www.iva.se/seminarium/fuel-cell-vehicles/

Program (Pdf)
 
 

March 3-4,

2015  

Finnish-Japanese joint symposium on Morphogenesis and Signaling

 

The idea with this symposium is to focus on the current topics in developmental biology, attract advanced students and researchers from various fields, and advance interactions of scientists between Finland and Japan.

 

Speakers

-Naoto Ueno, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan

-Kenji Matsuno, Osaka University, Japan

-Shinji Takada, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan

-Hiroyuki Takeda, University of Tokyo, Japan

-Yumiko Saga, National Institute of Genetics, Japan

-Toshihiko Fujimori, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan

-Kota Miura, EMBL/National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan

-Tomoko Yamakawa, Osaka University, Japan

-Irma Thesleff, University of Helsinki, Finland

-Juha Partanen, University of Helsinki, Finland

-Jukka Jernvall, University of Helsinki, Finland

-Marja Mikkola, University of Helsinki, Finland

-Isaac Salazar-Ciudad, University of Helsinki, Finland

-Osamu Shimmi, University of Helsinki, Finland

-Seppo Vainio, University of Oulu, Finland

 

Date

March 3, 9:00 - 16:40(Registration from 8:30~)

March 4, 9:00 - 17:00

 

Venue

Biocenter 2, Rm 1041, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

Registration

Admission is free of charge but registration in advance is required.

 

Please register at

https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/57832/lomake.html

no later than 25 February.

 

*Abstract Deadline: 13 February

 

 
 
February 16, 2015

KVA-JSPS Seminar Series

 

Since 2009, JSPS has together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organized seminars with Japanese lecturers. The next seminar in the FY2014 series will be held February 16 2015, with invited speaker Prof. Shoji Takeuchi, the University of Tokyo.

 

Jointly, Prof. Sunghoon Kwon, Seoul National University will give a lecture.

 

Date & Time

Monday, February 16, 10:00-12:00
 

10:00-11:00 Microfluidics for Biomedical applications

Prof. Shoji Takeuchi, the University of Tokyo
 

11:00-12:00 Translation from Lab to Clinic: Rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Test & Laser Sniper Cloning

Prof. Sunghoon Kwon, Seoul National University
 

Venue

Room "Air" and "Fire", Science for Life Laboratory, (Tomtebodavägen 23A, 17165 Solna)

 

Organizer

Prof. Helene Andersson Svahn, Nanobiotechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 

Contact

JSPS Stockholm Office (jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com)
 
 
November 27
All Alumni Meeting
 
Members of the JSPS ALumni Club in Finland, Japanese Governmental Scholars and Hokkaido University alumni are most welcome to attend the All Alumni Meeting on November 27. The event is organized by the Embassy of Japan in Finland, Hokkaido University Helsinki Office, JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF) and JSPS Stockholm Office.
The meeting will consist of a seminar followed by a reception.
 
Date
November 27
 
Venue
Dipoli Congress Centre, Otakaari 24, Otaniemi, Espoo Finland
 
Speakers
- Ms. Sanae Ito, University of Helsinki
- Dr. Tapani Jussila, Kanki International OY
 
Admission is free of charge but registration in advance is required.
 
 
November 13
The 3rd Sweden-Japan Academic Network
 
If you are interested in studying, doing a postdoc or working in Japan, this event is for you. Swedish researchers and others interested in science in Japan are most welcome to attend the Sweden-Japan Academic Network together with Japanese researchers in Sweden, alumni members of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Japanese governmental scholarship fellows. Presentations by Japanese scientists in Sweden and others with experience of working in truly international research groups. 
Organized by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), the Embassy of Japan and JSPS Stockholm Office. 
 
Date
November 13
 
Venue
Beijersalen, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
 
 
Admission is free of charge but registration in advance is required.
 
 
 
 October 30-31

CRC-SU Joint International Symposium on Chemical Theory for Complex Systems, Interplay Between Theory and Experiments: New Trends in Catalysis

 

A joint symposium between the Catalysis Research Center (CRC) of Hokkaido University, and Stockholm University, Department of Organic Chemistry will be held. The symposium is organized by Catalysis Research Center (CRC), Hokkaido University, Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry (FIFC), Kyoto University.

 

Date

October 30, 9:00 - 19:30

October 31, 9:00 - 17:35

 

Venue

Stockholm University

 

URL: http://www.cat.hokudai.ac.jp/crc-ctcs3/

 
 
October 22
Seminar at IVA: "Radiation at our service"
 
IVA’s Division for Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences welcome you to a seminar in collaboration with Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
 

Highlighted topics at the seminar:

  • Radiation and radioisotopes – Indispensible tools in the study of plants
  • Health effects of radiation – What can we learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima?
  • The Fukushima nuclear accident – What are the agricultural implications?
 
Date
October 22, 17:00-19:15
 
Venue
IVAs Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
 
Speakers
- Prof. Tomoko M. Nakanishi, University of Tokyo,
- Prof. Eva Forssell-Aronsson, University of Gothenburg
 
The seminar will be moderated by Prof. Jan-Eric Sundgren, Chairman IVA´s Division for Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences
 
 
Registration
 
 
 October 16-17

Symposium – New Era of Life Science

 

The first joint symposium between RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (CLST) and Karolinska Institutet-SciLifeLab will be held at Karolinska Institutet. An information session for students will be held during lunch on October 17.

 

Date

October 16, 09:00 - 18:00

 

Venue

Gamma conference, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Karolinska Institutet Campus in Solna

 

Admission is free of charge.

URL:  https://www.scilifelab.se/events/symposium-new-era-of-life-science/

 
 
September 26 

Japan-Denmark Scholarship Information

 

Several scholarship programs to Japan will be presented from representatives of the Embassy of Japan in Denmark, Tokai University Alumni Association, Denmark and JSPS Stockholm Office. The following socializing event, ”the 1st Japan Alumni Assembly”, will provide participants an opportunity to mingle and exchange views. Opening remarks will be given by the Embassy of Japan in Denmark’s Ambassador Seishi Suei.

 

Date

September 26.

The 1st session: Japan-Denmark Scholarship Information, 13:00-15:00 at the Auditorium

The 2nd session: The 1st Japan Alumni Assembly, 15:00-17:00 at the Lobby

 

Venue

University of Copenhagen, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg

 

Registration

Registration in advance is required. Please send an e-mail to info@ch.mofa.go.jp with the following information.

- Name

- Current occupation

- Scholarship Scheme (please indicate your affiliation: Tokai University, Embassy of Japan or JSPS)

Deadline: 19 September  
 
 
 September 18

The 1st Network Meeting for Japanese Researchers in Finland

 

Organized by the Embassy of Japan in Finland, Hokkaido University Helsinki Liaison Office and JSPS Stockholm Office, this event is held to provide an opportunity for Japanese researchers residing in Finland to network, to promote future collaborations and friendships.

 

Date

September 18, 17:00-19:00

 

Venue

University of Helsinki, City Center Campus, Porthania 2nd fl

 

Register no later than September 11. Contact JSPS Stockholm Office (jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com) for further information.

 
 
 September 16-17

Uppsala University – Tokyo Tech Joint Symposium: Breakthroughs in Science & Technology for the 21st century

 

A collaboration symposium between Tokyo Institute of Technology and Uppsala University will be held to strengthen the collaboration of both universities. The symposium is divided into different sessions, focusing on Electronics & Materials Science, Physics/Nuclear Science & Technology, Lifescience & Biotechnology, Global Energy and Future Blue Sky possibilities and Renewable Energy.

 

Date

September 16, 8:30-17:30

September 17, 9:00-16:30

 

Venue

Uppsala University, Ångström Laboratory

Register no later than September 11.

 

URL: http://www.teknat.uu.se/research/uu-tt-joint-symposium/

 
 
September 16-17 

KVA-JSPS Seminar

 

Since 2009, JSPS has together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organized seminars with Japanese lecturers. The second seminar in the FY2014 series will be held September 16-17 2014, with invited speaker Prof. Emiko Ochiai of Kyoto University.

 

1) Örebro University: ”Asian Familialism Reconsidered: Comparative Studies of Care Regimes in Asia”

Date

September 16, 15:15-17:00

 

Venue

Center for Feminist Social Studies (CFS), Örebro University

 

URL: http://www.oru.se/English/Research/Research-Environments/Research-environment/HS/Center-for-Feminist-Social-Studies-CFS/Seminars-autumn-2014/

 

 

2) Stockholm University: "The Transformation of the Intimate and the Public in European and Asian Modernity“

Date

September 17, 13:00-14:30

 

Venue

Department of Sociology, Stockholm University

 

URL: http://www.sociology.su.se/english/about-us/events/wednesday-seminar-1.201732

 

External visitors: Due to limited seats, please e-mail JSPS Stockholm Office (jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com) your name and affliation before September 12 (Friday) if wish to attend the seminars.

 

 
 September 11-12

Sweden-Kyoto Symposium

 

A collaboration symposium between Kyoto University, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institutet will be held on September 11-12.

 

1) Joint Symposium

Date

September 11, 9:00-16:30

 

Venue

G-Salen, Arrhenius Laboratories, Stockholm University

 

2) Parallel Sessions

Date

September 12, 9:00-17:30

 

Venue

Stockholm University

Uppsala University

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Karolinska Institutet

 

URL:  http://www.oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/symposium/sweden-kyoto-symposium2014/en/

 
 
September 10-12

Life Sciences Baltic 2014 (LSB 2014)

 

An international forum to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Participants from over 30 countries include Nobel Laureates, world-class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts from all around the world. Registration in advance is required.

 

Date

September 10-12

 

Venue

Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania

Register before September 8.

URL: http://www.b2match.eu/lsb2014


 
September 2,4 and 5 

“New Biology and Technologies in Medical Science”

 

Led by Prof. Keiji Miyazawa, University of Yamanashi, and Prof. Takeshi Imamura, Ehime University, three workshops and seminars will be held at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institute and Lund University as follows;

 

1)    Uppsala University

Symposium on Molecular Biomedicine

 

Date

Tuesday September 2, 13:20-17:45

 

Venue

RoomC8:305, BioMedical Center,

Husargatan 3, Entrance A11, Uppsala

 

Speakers

-Dr. Mako Kamiya, University of Tokyo

-Dr. Johan Kreuger, Uppsala University

-Dr. Kuniyuki Kano, Tohoku University

-Dr. Anna-Karin Olsson, Uppsala University

-Dr. Nobuaki Takemori, Ehime University

-Dr. Ola Söderberg, Uppsala University

-Dr. Ingvar Ferby, Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research

 

 

2)    Karolinska Institutet

Date

Thursday September 4, 13:00-17:30

 

Venue

Lecture Hall, Cancer Center Karolinska,

R8: Lobby level, 171 76 Solna

 

Speakers

-Dr. Takaharu Okada, RIKEN

-Dr. Rickard Sandberg, Karolinska Institute

-Dr. Nobuaki Takemori, Ehime University

-Dr. Yuri Shibata, University of Tokyo

-Dr. Mako Kamiya, University of Tokyo

-Dr. Maria Kasper, Karolinska Institute

-Dr. Kuniyuki Kano, Tohoku University

-Dr. Roland Nilsson, Karolinska Institute

 


3)    Lund University

Young Scientist Seminar on Molecular Biomedicine

Date

Friday September 5, 14:00-16:30

 

Venue

Room Gamla Gästmatsalen (Old Guest Dining Room),

Bldg 302, Medicon Village, Scheelevägen 2, Lund

 

Speakers

-Dr. Yuri Shibata, University of Tokyo

-Dr. Anna Andersson, Lund University

-Dr. Takaharu Okada, RIKEN

-Dr. Daniel Bexell, Lund University


August 28

SAC Activity Seminar: "New Technologies and Results for the Analysis of Persistent Pollutants and Pharmaceuticals in the Environment."

 

 
Speakers
- Prof.Takumi Takasuga, Shimadzu Techno-Research INC, Kyoto Japan, Ehime University
- Assoc. Prof. Shin Takahashi, Ehime University
- Prof. Bert van Bavel, Örebro University
- Assoc. Prof. Anna Kärrman, Örebro University
- Assoc. Prof. Jessika Hagberg, Örebro University 
- Dr. Johan Lindborg, SWETOX - Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center 
- Dr. Samira Salihovic, Uppsala University
- PhD Student Dawei Geng, Örebro University
- PhD Student Filip Bjurlid, Örebro University
- PhD Student Ulrika Eriksson, Örebro University
 
Opening remarks will be offered by Örebro University's Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. Gunilla Lindström and JSPS.
 

Date

Thursday August 28, 9.30-16.30

Registration from 9.00~

 

Venue

Örebro University, MTM Research Center, Bilbergska Huset

 
 
 
 
 
 
August 21 & 25

KVA Seminar: “Magnetism and Topology”

 

Since 2009, JSPS has together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) organized seminars with Japanese lecturers. The first seminars of the series in 2014 will be held at Uppsala University and Chalmers University of Technology in August 2014, inviting Prof. Yoshinori TOKURA, Director of RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) and Professor of Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo.

 

Abstract:

“Magnetism and Topology”

Topology of spin texture in a solid is a source of emergent electromagnetic properties and functions. Under strong spin-charge coupling as well as relativistic spin-orbit coupling, topological spin textures give birth to exotic phenomena, such as colossal magnetoresistance, multiferroicity (magnetic ferroelectricity), skyrmions, topological insulator/semimetal, quantized-anomalous/topological Hall effects, etc.  In particular, non-collinear and/or non-coplanar spin textures may generate the fictitious (emergent) magnetic and electric fields acting on the electrons, thus hosting the enhanced magneto-electric effect and topological Hall effects.  Emergent electromagnetism in topological magnets and its possible application are presented.

 

1) Uppsala University

When: Thursday August 21, at 10.15-

Venue: Häggsalen (in Ångström laboratory), Uppsala University, Uppsala

 
More information about the seminar at Uppsala:

Dr. Roland Mathieu,

Dept. of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics, UU roland.mathieu@angstrom.uu.se

 

 

2) Chalmers University of Technology

When: Monday August 25, at 11.00-

Venue: Kollektorn (MC2 building), Chalmers Johanneberg campus, Goteborg

 

More information about the seminar at Chalmers:

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Göteborg-Mesoscopic-Lecture-by-Yoshinori-Tokura.aspx

 

 

 

 
June 10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symposium Immunology and Infection Biology
 
A collaboration symposium on Immunology and Infection Biology between Osaka University and Karolinska Institutet's (KI) Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology to be held at Karolinska Institutet. The symposium is sponsored by KI's Doctoral Programme in Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation, KI's Doctoral Programme in Infection Biology and JSPS Stockholm.
Welcoming remarks will be offered by Prof. Klas Kärre, KI, the President of Osaka University Prof. Toshio Hirano, and Director Hideo Akutsu of JSPS Stockholm Office.
 
Speakers
- Ass. Prof. Mikael Karlsson, KI
- Prof. Kiyoshi Takeda, Osaka University
- Prof. Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University
- Ass. Prof. Benedict Chambers, KI
- Prof. Shizuo Akira, Osaka University
- Prof. Birgitta Henriques Normark, KI
- Prof. Masaru Ishii, Osaka University
 
Date
Tuesday June 10, 9.00-15.30
 
Venue
Nobel Forum at Karolinska Institutet, Nobels Väg 1 Solna
 
Registration and program
Please register your attendance and find the symposium program at http://ki.se/en/mtc/calendar/mini-symposium-immunology-and-infection-biology
 
 
May 23
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JSPS Alumni Club Finland Members' Spring Meeting: "Languages, Translations, and Interactions"

The invited speaker of the spring meeting is Professor Satoshi Nakamura from Japan). He leads the Augmented Human Communication Laboratory (http://ahclab.naist.jp/index_en.html) at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST, http://www.naist.jp/en/).
Professor Nakamura is a recognized expert in speech processing research and he has worked on speech recognition and synthesis, speech-based dialogue systems and multilingual automatic speech translation.
The other speaker is Dr Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki) who will talk about a speech-based human-robot interactive application.
 
Speakers
- Dr Satoshi Nakamura, NAIST
- Dr Craig Wilcock, University of Helsinki
 
Date
Friday May 23 15:00-
        
Venue
University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Siltavuorenpenger 1A
 
Program
14:00 JSPS Alumni Club Board meeting (board members)
15:00 Coffee
15:30 Satoshi Nakamura (NAIST):
         Multimodal Interaction and Speech-to-speech Translation
16:15 Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki):                     Speech-based WikiTalk Robot Application
17:00 Discussion and end of the seminar
18:00 Dinner for the speakers and JSPS members 
 
Registration and Dinner
Please register for the dinner by 21.5 to kristiina.jokinen@helsinki.fi
 

Welcome to enjoy interesting talks and take part in discussions! 
 
 
May 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVA Seminar: "Blue LED, scientific breakthrough with real world impact" 
 
In 1986, Prof. Isamu Akasaki and his group at Nagoya University created the first electronic-grade high-quality GaN single crystalline material, and in 1989, they further developed the first GaN p-n junction blue LED.
GaN-based devices are robust, and they enable significant energy savings. Their use will be a major weapon in the fight against global warming.

Prof. Akasaki will give a lecture on the Development of GaN-based semiconductors of excellent quality and their p-n junction blue-light-emitting devices.

Organized by  IVA, Chemical Society of Japan, Meijo University, Sweden-Japan Foundation, The Embassy of Japan and JSPS.


Speakers
- Prof. Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University
- Prof. Lars Samuelson, Lund University
- Prof. Bo Monemar, Lund University
- Christofer Sifvenius, Swedish Energy Agency

Date
Wednesday May 21, 17.30-20.00 followed by dinner

Venue
IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm

Registration and dinner
Please register at http://www.iva.se/seminar-20140521 no later than 14 May.
The cost of dinner is SEK 400 (incl.SEK 80 VAT) and should be paid into “bankgiro 5108-2527.”
Participation in the seminar is free of charge.


More information and detailed program can be found here: http://www.iva.se/press/Kalendarium/Blue-LED-scientific-breakthrough-with-real-world-impact/