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January 31    

“Norway-Japan Academic Network”

   

Date&Time

January 31, 2018

15:00-19:00

 

Venue

Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Drammensveien 288, 0283 Oslo 

 

Organizer

JSPS Stockholm Office

Research Council of Norway (RCN)

 

Program 

15:00-15:10 Opening remarks and presentation of JSPS' activities (by JSPS Stockholm Office)

15:10-15:20 Presentation of RCN's activities (by RCN)

15:20-15:30 Presentation of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (by the Embassy
                   of Japan in Norway)
15:30-16:00 Presentation (1) (by Dr. Kenny Matsuoka, Norwegian Polar Institute)
16:00-16:30 Presentation (2) (by Prof. Rasmus Gjedsso Bertelsen, University in Tromso)
16:30-16:45 JSPS Program Report (by Dr. Thorben Dunse, University of Oslo, PhD student)
16:45-16:55 Towards the establishment of a JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (by JSPS Stockholm Office)
16:55-17:00 Closing remarks (by RCN)
17:15-19:00 Social gathering
 
Registration  

This event is free to attend, but due to limited space, registration is needed through the event site which will be ready in early December. We will inform you of the site shortly.

 

November 16

“PHOTONICS CREATING THE FUTURE!”

~ HOW COLLABORATION OF JP AND DK PHOTONICS RESEARCHERS IS 

CONTRIBUTING TO CURRENT AND FUTURE INNOVATION~

 

This seminar will be held in Japan and is going to present how Japanese and Danish photonics researchers are contributing to current and future life. It will also give you the chance for networking and matchmaking of potential research and business partners. 

 

Date&Time

November 16, 2017

9:30-16:40

 

Venue

Tokyo International Forum in Japan, Hall D7

https://www.t-i-forum.co.jp/en/access/

 

Organizer

Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Embassy of Denmark, Japan

 

Program and Registration

Please find the seminar program here (in English).

The seminar is free of charge but registration before November 8 is required.

For further information, please follow this link (in Japanese). 

 
November 4-5
JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD) Activity Seminar: “Collaboration and Community-Building in Contemporary Art in Japan and Denmark”

 

The seminar will include scholars, critics and artists that have knowledge about or experience with collaborative and community-based art practice in Japan, Denmark, and other places.

The invited speaker from Japan is Prof. Yoshitaka Mōri, Tokyo University of the Arts.

 

Date

November 4-5, 2017

 

Venue

Room 27.0.09

University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus, Njalsgade 136

 

Organizer

Dr. Gunhild Borggren, University of Copenhagen

 

Program and Registration

Please find the seminar poster here.

 

The seminar is free of charge but registration before October 27 is required.

 

For further information, please follow this link.

 
 

October 25   

“The Nobel Turing Challenge – When will the first Nobel Prize be awarded for AI?”

IVA-JSPS seminar in the FY2017 will be held on Oct 25. Invited Speaker Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, will deliver a lecture titled above.

This seminar will be conducted in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and The Embassy of Japan in Sweden.

 

Date

October 25, 2017 (Wednesday) 17:30-19:00

 

Venue

IVA Conference Centre, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Language

English

 

Program and Registration

Please find the program here.

 

The event is free of charge, but please note that registration in advance is required for your participation. The registration is now available on the program page above.

 
 
 

October 20     

International Symposium on Self-Assembly, Colloid and Nanomaterials Chemistry

Kyushu University with the support of JSPS Stockholm Office will hold an International Symposium on Self-Assembly, Colloid and Nanomaterials Chemistry in Stockholm on October 20, 2017.

The chemistry research field related to molecular self-assembly is nowadays in full flourish through the base of the colloid chemistry and spearhead the rise of nanomaterials science. This Stockholm symposium is held following the Swedish-Japanese consortium “MIRAI” Project Seminar (October 16-19, Lund University), and aims to have an overview of the developments in this field by world-leading scientists and further to delineate a picture of the future.

 

Date

October 20, 2017 (Friday) 10:00-17:00

 

Venue

IVA Conference Centre, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Language

English

 

Program and Registration

Please find the program here.


The event is free of charge, but please note that registration in advance is required for your participation.

 

For more information and registration, please visit here.


 
 
 

October 19      

JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC) Activity Seminar: "Smart Textiles - Technology for Medicine and Healthcare"

 

This seminar aims to present research and technology in smart textiles with focus on the medicine and healthcare sector. Invited speaker from Japan is Prof. Atsushi Nishikawa, Shinshu University.

 

Date

October 19, 2017

 

Venue

Vestindien C, Textile Fashion Center, Skaraborgsvägen 3, University of Borås

 

Organizer
Dr. Joel Peterson, University of Borås
 

Program and Registration

Please find the program here
 
The seminar is free of charge, but registration is required. 
 
For further information about the seminar and to register, please check this link
 
Sign for participation before October 10, 2017.
 
 

August 30        

   

Living longer and healthier in an ageing world

The University of Tokyo and the three institutions in Stockholm – Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology – will jointly hold a workshop on the subject “active ageing”. This workshop will give a perfect opportunity for future discoveries and deeper collaboration that will eventually promote a healthier ageing population.

Date

September 20-22, 2017 (3days)

 

Venue

Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet Campus in Solna and others within the campus

 

Language

English

 

Program and Registration

Please find the program here .

 

The event is free of charge, but please note that registration in advance is required for your participation.

Registration here .

 

This event is in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden.

For more information, visit here .


 
 

June 16    


 

SAC Activity Seminar: "Andrology: Reproduction and health during a man's lifetime"

 

JSPS Stockholm Office offers financial support to seminars organized by members of the JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC). This two-day seminar will bring together researchers from different backgrounds to provide a broad spectrum of research and current knowledge on the health of men (reproductive and during ageing) for graduate students, junor researchers and clinicians stimulating future research projects and the improvemebt of personalized medicine. Specially invited speaker from Japan is Prof. Noriko Osumi, Tohoku University School of Medicine, who will give a lecture on "The metabolic syndrome and male ageing: effects on the offsprings".

 

Date

August 23-24, 2017

 

Venue

Lecture Hall "Eken", Entrance 65, US Campus, Linköping University
Please find a map here

 

Organizer
Prof. Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Linköping University
 

Program and Registration

Please find the program here
 
The seminar is free of charge, but registration is required. 
 
Sign for participation before July 28, 2017, by sending an e-mail to: heriberto.rodriguez-martinez@liu.se
 
 

June 1     


JSPS Japan-Norway Symposium 2017

 

“Past, Present and Future of the Arctic and Antarctic”

-What’s done, what’s being done, what’s to be done after ASIW 2016-

 

In order to make future predictions, we have to capture past and present fluctuations of the Antarctic with its gigantic ice sheet and the rapidly changing Arctic which are keys to understand the future of our global environment. 

 

Date

June 6-8, 2017 (3days)

 

Venue

Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Allégaten 70, NO-5007 Bergen, Norway

 

Language

English

 

Program

See in detail

 

  April 20    

STOCKHOLM Seminar on JAPAN

 

“Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan’s Economy”

 Professor Sayuri Shirai, Keio University

 

Date

May 3 (Wednesday), 2017

 

Venue

Room 120

Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm

 

Language

English

 

Program

See in detail

 

The event is free of charge, but please notes that registration in advance is required for your participation.

Deadline: 28 April, 2017

 
 
 
Events in FY2016
 
 

  March 10   

(1) JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark General Assembly

(2) Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 2017

 

The JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD) General Assembly and the Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 2017, are planned to be held at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Lyngby Campus) on March 10, 2017.

 

(1)   JSPS ACD General Assembly

It is only open for members of JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD).

 

(2)   Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 2017

The assembly aims to promote networking within the Japan-related research community in Denmark, and provides a forum for Danish and Japanese researchers, business people and students to meet, discuss new ideas, and promote Japan-related research and student scholarships.

 

As “innovation” is one of the key fields being promoted during the 150th anniversary celebration of Danish-Japanese diplomatic relations this year, we would like to re-emphasize the importance of collaboration between research environments and business.

This event is co-organized by the Embassy of Japan in Denmark, Tokai University Alumni Association in Denmark, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Club in Denmark, and JSPS Stockholm Office, DTU Executive School of Business.

 

The event is free of charge, but please note that registration in advance is required for your participation.
 

Date

March 10 (Friday), 2017


Venue

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 

Building 101, Meeting room 01 (2nd floor)

Anker Engelunds Vej 1, 2800 Kongens Lyngby

 
Program
13:45-14:50 (1) JSPS ACD General Assembly
15:00-17:30 (2) Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 2017 (please find invitation letter here)
                     15:00-15:45 <1st Session: Presentations>
                     16:00-17:30 <2nd Session: Reception>

 

<1st Session: Presentations> 

-   Opening remarks by Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Toshiro Suzuki

-   Presentation by Professor Masao Mizuno (Hokkaido University)

-   Presentation by Associate Professor Gunhild Borggreen (University of Copenhagen)

-   Scholarship information from Embassy of Japan, JSPS, Tokai University European Center

 

<2nd Session: Reception>  

-    Opening remarks by Dr. Tadaharu Tsumoto (Director, JSPS)

-    Toast by Mr. Sam K. Steffensen, Chairman of Tokai University Alumni Association, & JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark, Program Director, DTU Executive School of Business

-    Networking/socializing

 
Registration (by March 3, 2017)
(1) JSPS ACD General Assembly:
 
Please send an e-mail to jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com with the following information: 
 
1) Name
2) Affiliation
3) Position
 
 Please note that you won’t register to the Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly by contacting JSPS Stockholm Office.
 
(2) Japan Alumni and Researcher Assembly 2017:
 
Please send an e-mail to info@ch.mofa.go.jp with the following information: 
 
- Name
- Current occupation
- Affiliation
      a) Scholarship scheme: Tokai University/MEXT Scholarship/JSPS (for alumni)
      b) Affiliated University (for visiting researchers/students)
      c) Company
 
Contact person at the Embassy of Japan in Denmark: 

 

Shima Hasegawa Møller (Ms.)

Embassy of Japan in Denmark

Tel: +45 3345 5122

E-mail: info@ch.mofa.go.jp

 
 
Deadline: 3 March, 2017
 
 

  March 8-9   

2017 Japan-Denmark Workshop on Biomass Research

 

Welcome to the 2017 Japan-Denmark Workshop on Biomass Research, which is jointly organized by Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and JSPS Stockholm Office.

In this event, researchers and students in the field of biomass from Denmark and Japan will give their presentation. Also poster session by students will be held.

The aim of the workshop is to map current research demonstration and policy related activities for biomass supply and logistics; discuss future priorities for short, medium and long term targeting efficient resource mobilisation.

We look forward to your participation.

 

Time

9:00-17:00 both dates

 

Registration

Please register for the seminar at

https://www.conferencemanager.dk/workshoponbiomassresearch/sign%2Dup.html

 

Program

Program is here.

*this program will be updated accordingly.

 

Venue

Technical University of Denmark(DTU),

Building 113, Room011
(Please see the map)
 
 

February 23    

(1) JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC) Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly

(2) JSPS SAC Seminar Event
(3) The 5th Sweden-Japan Academic Network

 

(1) Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly followed by (2) the JSPS SAC Seminar Event and (3) the 5th Sweden-Japan Academic Network will be held on February 23, 2017 (Thursday), at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) in Stockholm.
 
(1) The SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly
It is only open for members of JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC).
 
(2) The JSPS SAC Seminar Event
 It is open not only for SAC members but also for anyone with an interest in science and research cooperation between Sweden and Japan. The theme of the event is "Future collaborations Sweden - Japan: towards sustainable societies and environments", during which five speakers will deliver lectures. The keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Susumu Kitagawa from Kyoto University. 
 
(3) The 5th Sweden-Japan Academic Network
It is jointly organized by JSPS Stockholm Office, the Embassy of Japan in Sweden and The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 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. Prof. Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto University, and Prof. Lars Öhrström, Chalmers University of Technology, will deliver one presentation each. 
 

Date

February 23 (Thursday), 2017


Venue
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), Lilla Frescativägen 4A, 114 18 Stockholm
The room of each event is as follows.
(1) SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly and (2) JSPS SAC Seminar Event: Linnaeus Hall
(3) The 5th Swedish-Japan Academic Network: Beijer Hall
 
Programme
12:00-13:30   (1) JSPS SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly (Program for members of JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden)
13:45-16:45   (2) JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC) Seminar Event (Program for all, please find the program here)
17:00-19:30   (3) The 5th Sweden-Japan Academic Network (Program for all, please find the program here)
 
Registration (by February 20)
Participation in these events is free of charge, but due to limited space, registration is needed. The registraions are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
 Please note that you will not register to (3) the Sweden-Japan Academic Network by contacting JSPS Stockholm Office. This registration must be done through KVA's homepage.
 
Registration for (1) the JSPS SAC Joint Board Meeting and General Assembly and (2) the JSPS SAC Seminar Event, please send the following information to jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com
1) Name
2) Affiliation, position
3) Participation in SAC General Assembly (Yes/No)
4) Participation in JSPS SAC Seminar Event (Yes/No)
 
As for (3) the 5th Sweden-Japan Academic Network, please use the following link (http://kva.se/swedenjapan2017) to proceed with the registration.
 
 
 

January 30

Norway -Japan Academic Network    


Welcome to the Norway-Japan Academic Network, which is jointly organized by JSPS Stockholm Office and the Research Council of Norway (RNC). This event is targeted to Japanese researchers and students living in Norway and Norwegian researchers and students interested in science in Japan and it will create a wonderful opportunity to deepen and develop further research exchange and joint research between the two countries.

 
Before the Norway-Japan Academic Network, a JSPS meeting will be held, during which the establishment of a JSPS Alumni Club in Norway will be discussed. RCN will also present how the JSPS Alumni Club could possibly be connected with the academic network Noralumni-Japan Network.
 
Date

January 30, 2017 (Monday) 15:00-19:00


Venue

The Research Council of Norway

Drammensveien 288, 0283 Oslo


Programme

1) JSPS Meeting <for persons with experience of JSPS Programs> 15:00-15:40
2) Norway-Japan Academic Network<Program for all> 15:40-19:00

Please find the detailed program here.  



Registration (by January 20)

This event is free to attend, but due to limited space, registration is needed. The registrations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send an e-mail to JSPS Stockholm Office (jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com) by January 20 (Friday), 2017, with the following information:

1) Name

2) Organization, position

3) Research field

4) If you are a person with experience of JSPS Program, let us know your attendance of (1) JSPS Meeting from 15:00 to 15:40 (Yes/No) and (2) Norway-Japan Academic Network (Yes/No), respectively. 

 

 
 

January 24

IVA-JSPS Seminar " Social and humanlike robots "    


IVA-JSPS seminar will be held on January 24, 2017, Invited speaker Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University will deliver a lecture on humanlike robots . Registration is required to participate.


Theme

Most of us are used to see robots being portrayed in movies, either as good or bad characters, having humanlike abilities: they can conduct dialog, interact with the environment and collaborate with humans and each others. How far are we from having these rather advanced systems among us, helping us with the daily activities, in our homes and at our jobs?

  One of the important research areas in Japan has been towards developing systems that are inspired by and resemble human appearance. Professor Ishiguro has been one of the leading researchers in this field, building human like robots, and even a robot that is a copy of himself.

  The focus in Europe has been rather on developing software - or behaviours - that make robots of different appearance interact with a human in natural manner. Dr. Castellano is going to present recent advances in this area.


Date

Tuesday, January 24, 17:30-19:00 followed by dinner (optional)


Venue

IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm


Programme

Introduction     Professor Danica Kragic Jensfelt, KTH

Studies on humanlike robots       Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, Osaka University

Affective and social human-robot interaction: bringing the human in the loop
Dr. Ginevra Castellano, Uppsala University

Concluding remarks     Professor Danica Kragic Jensfelt, KTH


Registration (by January 17)

Please register for the seminar and the dinner at

http://www.iva.se/en/tidigare-event/social-and-humanlike-robots/


The cost of the optional dinner is 400SEK.

Participation in the seminar is free of charge.      

 
 

(The following information was updated after the seminar)

-The movie of whole seminar can be seen at

http://www.iva.se/en/tidigare-event/social-and-humanlike-robots/             

-The IVA’s video interview with Prof.Ishiguro can be seen at          

https://www.iva.se/publicerat/Hiroshi-Ishiguro-film/

 
 

October 27    

JSPS Alumni Club in Finland General Assembly and All Alumni Meeting

 

The JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF) General Assembly and All Alumni Meeting will be held on October 27, 2016 (Thursday) at the University of Helsinki. The ACF General Assembly is only open for JSPS ACF members, but it will be followed by the All Alumni Meeting, which is open for members of JSPS ACF, Japanese researchers living in Finland, MEXT Alumni members and Hokkaido University Alumni. The All Alumni Meeting includes a seminar called Academic Links between Finland and Japan with a number of speakers as well as a reception with light food and refreshments. The event is organized jointly by the JSPS Stockholm Office, the JSPS Alumni Club in Finland and Hokkaido University Helsinki Office.
 

Date and time

Thursday, October 27, 14:15-20:00


Venue
Unioninkatu 34 (University of Helsinki, Main Building, Old Side)
                    Auditorium III, 1st Floor (ACF General Assembly)
                    Auditorium XIII, 2nd Floor (Coffee Break in front of Aud. XIII and Seminar inside)
                    Flyygelisali and Teacher's Cafeteria, 1st Floor (Reception)
 
Programme
14:15-15:30   JSPS Alumni Club in Finland General Assembly (Only for JSPS ACF Members)
15:30-16:00   Coffee Break (Open for all)
16:00-20:00   All Alumni Meeting (Open for all)
                       16:00-18:00 Seminar (A detailed programme will be announced)
                       18:00-20:00   Reception
 
Registration
The JSPS ACF General Assembly and All Alumni Meeting is free to attend, but registration is needed. Please send an e-mail tsanae.ito@helsinki.fi by October 23 (Sunday), 2016, with the following information:
1) Name
2) Organization, Position
3) E-mail address
 
 
 

October 26, November 1 and 3    

KVA-JSPS Seminar Series: “Topological superconductors”

 

Since 2009, JSPS has together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organized seminars with Japanese lecturers. The third seminar in the FY2016 series will be held October 26, November 1 and 3 2016, with invited speaker Prof. Masatoshi Sato, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University.Everyone who is interested in this seminar is welcome.


Outline

Prof. Sato is an internationally renowned expert in topological phases of matter, in particular exotic forms of superconductivity, where his work on non-centrosymmetric superconductors has been of fundamental importance. He will talk about topics below at Uppsala University, Stockholm University and University of Gothenburg.

 

*The time and place in Gothenburg will be uploaded later.

 

1)Uppsala University

Date

Wednesday, October 26 15:15-16:15

 

Venue

Häggsalen, Ångströmslaboratoriet

Lägerhyddsvägen 1,Uppsala 
 

Title

Topological Superconductors and Majorana fermions


Abstract

Before the discovery of topological insulators, much efforts have been done for searching non-trivial topological phases in superconductors. Now such topological phases are dubbed topological superconductors, and their realization in materials has been receiving increasing attention in a variety of research fields in physics. In particular, topological superconductors may host Majorana fermions which may provide topologically protected non-Abelian qubits. Prof. Sato will review topological superconductors and outline his work on realization of Majorana fermions in condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on some recent results.

 

Organizer

Assoc Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, Uppsala University

 

2) Stockholm University

Date

Tuesday, November 1, 11:00-12:00

 

Venue

Room 112:028, the Nordita South building

Roslagstullsbacken 11, Stockholm


Title

Topological Superconductivity in doped topological materials.


Abstract

With carrier doping, topological materials such as Weyl and Dirac semimetals can be superconductors at a lower temperature. In this talk, Prof. Sato will discuss how nontrivial topological structures of such materials in the normal states may affect their topological properties in their superconducting states. 
 

Organizer

Prof. Thors Hans Hansson, Stockholm University

Assoc Prof. Eddy Ardonne, Stockholm University


3) University of Gothenburg

Date

Thursday, November 3, 13:15-14:00

 

Venue

Room PJ

Fysikgården 2, Göteborg


Title

Topological Superconductors and Majorana fermions

 

Abstract

It is the same as the abstract of the seminar at Uppsala University which is written above.

 

Organizer

Prof.Henrik Johannesson, University of Gothenburg

 

 
 
 

October 20    

SAC Activity Seminar: "Paper Yarn in Textile and Fashion - a compostable raw material for the future"     

 

JSPS Stockholm Office offers financial support to seminars organized by members of the JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC). This one-day seminar is about paper yarn in textile and fashion - a material that is biologically recyclable. The branch of industry needs new raw materials, and products made of paper yarn can be one of the solutions in the future. The paper pulp industry needs new product innovations when people read the newspapers and pay their bills on the internet. Among the invited lecturers is Professor Hideaki Morikawa from Shinshu University in Japan, and the seminar is arranged as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Activity.

Date
October 20, 2016
 
Venue
Vestindien C, Textile Fashion Center, University of Borås
 
Speakers
Prof. Joel Peterson, University of Borås
Mr. Hiroyuki Shiraishi, Vice President of OJI FIBER
Prof. Hideaki Morikawa, Shinshu University
Ms. Marie Stark, The Swedish School of Textiles
Dr. Patrik Lennartsson, University of Borås
Ms. Liv Persson, The Swedish School of Textiles
Ms. Minako Shitara, Shinshu University
Ms. Josefine Hjälm, The Swedish School of Textiles
Ms. Karin Backe, The Swedish School of Textiles
 
Organizer
Prof. Joel Peterson, University of Borås
 
Program and Registration
The seminar is free of charge, however, the seats are limited and registration is required. Please find information about the registration and the program here.

 

 
 
 

October 13, 17 and 18  

KVA-JSPS Seminar Series:Planet Formation and Volatile Delivery to Terrestrial Planets”

Since 2009, JSPS has together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organized seminars with Japanese lecturers. The second seminar in the FY2016 series will be held with invited speaker Prof. Shigeru Ida from Tokyo Institute of Technology on October 13 at Lund University, on 17 at Stockholm University and on 18 at Uppsala University. He will give lectures on the topic of the formation of exoplanets, N-body dynamics and astrobiology. All who are interested is welcome to participate. 


1. Lund University

Date

Thursday, October 13, 14:15-15:45


Venue

The Lundmark Lecture Hall, Lund Observatory

Sölvegatan 27, Lund, Sweden

 

Title

Planet Formation and Volatile Delivery to Terrestrial Planets


Abstract

According to enormous discovering of exoplanets, planet formation theory is changing.  He will present current understanding and discuss difficulty of planet formation. Formation of planetesimals, building blocks of planets, and orbital migration of planets are the most serious problems.  Based on these, he will discuss water delivery of H2O, C and N to the Earth.  Life are made of C and N and they may have been formed by chemical evolution in H2O liquid water. Because these compounds are volatile, they would not be included in planetesimals around Earth's orbit, so that they must be condensed in outer regions and be delivered to the Earth by some mechanism.  Although there would be many planets in so-called "habitable zones," in which ocean can exist on their surface, they can't really harbor life unless H2O, C and N are delivered to the planets.

 

Program   *Preliminary*

14:15-14:20 Introduction of JSPS Programs by Prof. Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office

14:20-15:15 Lecture by Prof. Shigeru Ida, Tokyo Institute of Technology

15:15-15:45 coffee break  
 
Organizer  

Prof. Sofia Feltzing, Lund Observatory, Lund University

Senior Lecturer Anders Johansen, Lund Observatory, Lund University


Website

http://www.astro.lu.se/Seminars/


 

2. Stockholm University

  (1) Astronomy talk

Date

Monday, October 17, 9:50-10:50


Venue

Haga forum

Annerovägen 4, 169 70 Solna, Stockholm

http://www.hagaforum.se/en/

 

Title  

Planet Formation and Volatile Delivery to Terrestrial Planets


Abstract

It is the same as the abstract of the seminar at Lund University which is written above.


  (2) Astrobiology talk

Date

Monday, October 17, 15:15-18:00


Venue

The DeGeer-salen, Svante Arrhenius väg 14, Stockholm University campus Frescati


Title  

Japanese activities of astrobiology: Earth-Life Science Institute & Japan AstroBiology Center


Abstract

In Japan, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) [http://www.elsi.jp/en/] started in 2012 and Japan AstrobBiology Center (J-ABC) [http://abc-nins.jp/index_en.html] started in 2015. Both institutions are in Tokyo.  He will explain the activities of ELSI and J-ABC (He is a vice director of ELSI and a board member of J-ABC).  ELSI already has 80 international researchers in astronomy, planetary science, geodynamics, geochemistry, geology, biochemistry and biology and they have offices at the same building and communicate with one another through common seminars, everyday coffee time and Friday drinking. The science goals of ELSI are the origin of the Earth and origins of life, both through theoretical studies and experiments.  He is attacking the origin of the Earth through planet formation theory, and also interested in simulation of prebiotic chemical evolution. J-ABC is targeted at future observations of atmosphere and biosignature on exoplanets.


Program *Preliminary*    

15:15-15:20 Introduction of JSPS Programs by Prof. Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office

15:20- Lecture by Prof. Shigeru Ida, Tokyo Institute of Technology   

16:15- Refreshments and mingle


Website

http://agenda.albanova.se/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5873


Organizer

Assoc. Prof. Alexis Brandeker , Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University


 

3. Uppsala University

Date

Tuesday, October 18, 14:00-15:00


Venue

Ångström lab in Uppsala

(The room number will be informed later)


Title

Planet Formation and Volatile Delivery to Terrestrial Planets


Abstract

It is the same as the abstract of the seminar at Lund University which is written above.

 

Program *Preliminary*

14:00-14:05 Introduction of JSPS Programs by Prof. Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office

14:05-15:00 Lecture by Prof. Shigeru Ida, Tokyo Institute of Technology

 

Organizer

Prof. Nikolai Piskunov, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University


 


October 11    

SAC Activity Seminar: "Music Interaction for Health - Novel Methods for Using Music Interaction to Address Wellbeing and Health Improvement in Training and Leisure"     

 

JSPS Stockholm Office offers financial support to seminars organized by members of the JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC). The symposium brings together researchers working with sound and music interaction in health or therapy settings, but from different perspectives. Among the invited lecturers is Professor Rumi Hiraga from the National University Corporation of Tsukuba University of Technology, and the symposium is arranged as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Activity. In addition to the academic program, there will be a welcome note from JSPS Director, Professor Emeritus Tadaharu Tsumoto.
 
Music Interaction for Health is organized by the KTH Sound and Music Composition group.
 
Date
October 11, 2016
 
Venue
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, PMiL Laboratory (12:00-15:30), VIC Studio (15:30-21:00), Stockholm
 
Program
Please find it here
 
Organizer
Dr. Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
 
Registration
The symposium is open to the public and free to attend. Due to space restrictions, please follow this link to register by email no later than October 6.

 

 
 
 

September 29    

The 3rd RIKEN CLST Karolinska Institutet SciLifeLab Joint Symposium: Frontiers in Life Science Technologies - Decoding Health and Disease     

 

The third RIKEN CLST-Karolinska Institutet-SciLifeLab Joint Symposium will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on September 29.
This Joint Symposium was initiated with the objective to build a broader and closer partnership between RIKEN CLST, Karolinska Institutet, and SciLifelab. The past symposia covered topics such as molecular imaging, molecular regulation, genomics, structural biology and drug discovery.
This year's symposium entitled Frontiers in Life Science Technologies - Decoding Health and Disease, will focus on technologies and applications to approaching disease and health, and will consist of three sessions; Molecular imaging and disease, Single/stem cells and disease, RNA and disease. The symposium is open to the public, and active participation by scientists, young researchers, students and others interested in the field is very much welcome.
 
Date and time
September 29, 2016, 9:30 - 17:15
 
Venue
Karolinska Institutet campus, Stockholm, Sweden
Room details will be provided soon.
 
Webpage & Resistration
http://www.clst.riken.jp/en/topics/event/160929seminar/
No charge to participate
 
Speakers (Alphabetical order)
     Erik Arner   RIKEN CLST
     Piero Carninci   RIKEN CLST
     Goncalo Castelo-Branco   Karolinska Institutet
     Carsten Daub   Karolinska Institutet / SciLifeLab / RIKEN
     Lars Farde   Karolinska Institutet
     Tibor Harkany   Karolinska Institutet
     Kosuke Hashimoto   RIKEN CLST
     Juha Kere   Karolinska Institutet
     Rolf Lewensohn   Karolinska Institutet
     Sten Linnarsson   Karolinska Institutet
     Johan Lundberg   Karolinska Institutet
     Joakim Lundeberg   KTH Royal Institute of Technology / SciLifeLab
     Satoshi Nozaki  RIKEN CLST
     Jay W. Shin   RIKEN CLST
     Chikako Suzuki   Karolinska Institutet
     Kayo Takahashi   RIKEN CLST
     Yasuhisa Tamura   RIKEN CLST
     Andrea Varrone   Karolinska Institutet
     Yasuyoshi Watanabe   RIKEN CLST
 
Contact
Secretariat
The 3rd RIKEN CLST Karolinska Institutet SciLifeLab Joint Symposium
clst_symposium@riken.jp

 

 
 
 

September 26-27

The 15th KICancer Retreat


The 15th KICancer Retreat will be held by Karolinska Institutet at Djurönäset on September 26-27 2016. One of this year’s specials is inviting professors from University of Tokyo and they will give lectures in the Retreat. International mingling among participants is also expected at the end of program on 26 th .  

 
Date
September 26-27, 2016


Venue    

Djurönäset, Stockholm Archipelago

   

Eligibility for participation

The retreat is open for all KI students, post-docs and supervisors with an interest in cancer research and in the KICancer-network program, its current and future activities.


Program

The program will include key note lectures and presentations of exciting re­search projects in cancer biology, clinical cancer research, cancer care research and cancer epidemiology, poster sessions etc.

 
 
 
 
 

September 14-15

Life Sciences Baltics Forum 2016

 

Enterprise Lithuania will hold the Life Sciences Baltic Forum 2016 on September 14-15 in Vilnius.

 

Life Sciences Baltics 2016 is the only international forum in the Baltics for world-class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts from all around the world. It provides a unique opportunity to explore the new horizons of partnerships, exchange ideas and seek progress through networking. Discover enormous potential and passion in the field of life sciences in Lithuania and the Baltics – the gateway to emerging markets.

·  Discover state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure and investor-ready startups in the Baltics

·  Meet Nobel prize winners, 1300 key sector players and decision makers from more than 40 countries

·  Learn about EU strategic directions and funding opportunities

·  Tell the world about your discovery at the international conference, exhibition and networking events.

 

Date

September 14-15, 2016

 

Venue

Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress centre LITEXPO, Laisvės ave. 5, LT-04215 Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Webpage and Agenda

http://www.lsb2016.com/en/about-lsb/about-lsb-forum/

 

Registration

Information for registration can be found here;

http://www.lsb2016.com/en/registration

 

Brochure

Brochure can be found here;

http://www.lsb2016.com/uploads//LSB%20brosiura.pdf

 

Organizer & Partners

Enterprise Lithuania (Organizer), Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MITA , Bioforum, Kaleidoscope 

 

 
 

September 13

Japan-Lithuania Joint Life Science Symposium

 

Research Council of Lithuania will hold Japan-Lithuania Joint Life Science Symposium on September 13 in Vilnius.

 

Japan-Lithuania Symposium on Life Sciences is the third joint scientific event organized in cooperation by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Research Council of Lithuania (RCL). Two joint Symposia were already organized and took place in Japan in 2014 and 2015.

This year Symposium participants in Lithuania will have an opportunity to listen to six scientific presentations given by leading scientists in the field of Life Sciences from Japan and Lithuania.

In the beginning of the Symposium the ceremony of signing the Memorandum of Understanding between JSPS and RCL will take place. The Memorandum of Understanding will enable JSPS and RCL to launch bilateral calls for proposals which will strengthen the scientific links between both countries and even more joint research teams will be able to implement research projects in many fields of science.

 

 

Date and Time

September 13, 2016, 9:30-13:00

 

Venue

Research Council of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 3, LT01103 Vilnius

Meeting Hall No. 211

 

Program

Preliminary Program (PDF) can be found here.

 

Organizer

Research Council of Lithuania

 

 
 
 

 
     

September 12-13

3rd Tokyo Tech - Uppsala University Joint Symposium

 

JSPS supports Japanese universities to cultivate the academic network with the universities of Nordic and Baltic countries. This symposium will be held to strengthen academic ties among Japanese and Swedish researchers with the initiative from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Uppsala University based on their collaborations in frontline research areas of common interest.

 

In the symposium, Japanese and Swedish researches are invited to give lectures. Sessions on different research frontiers will include presentations followed by group discussions on areas offering opportunities for collaborations.

 

All interested are very welcome to participate.


Date

September 12-13, 2016

 

Venue

Uppsala University, Ångström Laboratory

 

Program

Program can be found here;

 Topics are as follows;

  1. Energy and Environmental Technology

   2. Material Sciences

   3. Energy Systems and Analysis

   4. Entrepreneurship and Innovation

   5. Mathematics

   6. Applied and Nuclear Physics

   7. Serious games and human interface

   8. Digitalization

 

Webpage and Registration

http://www.teknat.uu.se/research/uu-tt/  

 

Contact

Questions may be sent to uadmuuitfunk@uadm.uu.se

 
 

     

     

September 8 - 9 

JOINT SPRING-8-MAX IV LABORATORY WORKSHOP ON NEW LIGHT SOURCES AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS

 

A joint workshop on “NEW LIGHT SOURCES AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS” will be held on September 8 and 9 in Lund, Sweden.

Sweden and Japan work with top level X-ray technology, such as synchrotron radiation and X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL).

 

In this event, the possibilities of new research for life science will be discussed over the utilization of these next-generation X-ray light sources.

The MAX IV laboratory was inaugurated on June 21, 2016. It is the fourth synchrotron light facility in Lund. MAX IV can simply be described as a combination of a giant X-ray source and a microscope, intend for research.

Guided tour of the MAX IV is scheduled in the afternoon of 9 September.

We look forward to your participation.

 

Venue

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University

Fotongatan 2, 225 92 Lund, Sweden

https://www.maxiv.lu.se/

There is no registration for the meeting. Everyone who is interested in this workshop is welcome.

 

Date

Day1:Thursday, September 8, 9:00-

Day2:Friday, September 9, 9:00-


Program

Program is available here


Host Institutions

Max IV Laboratory

Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University

Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)

RIKEN SPring-8 Center

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Stockholm Office

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University

 
 
 
 

     

     

September 7

Seminar on student and PhD candidate mobility between NTNU and Japan


NTNU Alumni and NorAlumni Japan will hold the Seminar on September 7 at NTNU Gløshaugen Campus in cooperation with SiU and NTNU’s Japan Office.


Japan is one of the world’s leading research nations, and NTNU has a strong focus on increasing cooperation with Japan in research, education and innovation. When it comes to student mobility, at least 40% of NTNU's full-degree students should have completed an exchange visit lasting from six months to one year during their programme of study. 


The objective of the seminar is to: 

● Inspire and encourage increased mobility between NTNU and Japan for bachelor, master and PhD students - including exchange in general, full programmes of study, and internships in Japanese companies. 

● Provide academic and practical information about opportunities for exchange and internships - including introduction to Japanese educational systems, study opportunities and student life.

The groups they are focusing on are:
  i)    Students, researchers, PhDs  and academic communities with an interest in Japan
  ii)    Programme leaders 
  iii)   Business and industry with Norwegian-Japanese links. 


 

Date and Time

September 7, 2016, 12 :00 – 16:15

Followed by networking/mingling and finger food from 16:15 – 18:00


Venue

Rådssalen, Main Building, Gløshaugen Campus, Trondheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Organizers

NTNU Alumni and NorAlumni Japan in cooperation with SiU and NTNU’s Japan Office


Program

Program can be found here;

http://www.ntnu.no/alumni/japanseminar


Webpage & Resistration
http://www.ntnu.no/alumni/japanseminar

 

 
 
 

August 7-9

ACF Activity Seminar: "2nd Bone and Biomaterials Workshop"

 

JSPS Stockholm Office offers financial support to seminars organized by members of the JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF). The main objective of the workshop is integration and networking between Finnish and Japanese researchers in the field of biomaterials, ortghopaedics and regenerative medicine. The first workshop was held in August 2012 in Helsinki for one day at the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, one day at the Medical Faculty at Oulu University and two days in Inari, Lapland, where participants from several Japanese and Finnish universities were attending. Since then collaboration between those participants has increased and several extended visits to Japan and Finland have been organized. Over the past few years, significant advances have been made in regenerative medicine and especially principally new biomaterials concepts, also accompanied by regulatory changes. Both Japanese and Finnish Specialists have made advances in biomaterials research and there is now a big interest and need to hold such a workshop to strengthen the cooperation in this area between Japan and Finland.

 

Date

August 7-9, 2016

 

Venue

Hotel Inari

Inarintie 40
99870 Inari, Finland
Tel: +358 (0)16-671026
Fax: +358 (0)16-671047

 

Program

Program (PDF) can be found here

 

Organizers

Petri Lehenkari, Prof., Ph.D., MD
Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu
Juha Tuukkanen, Prof., Ph.D., DDS
Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu
Michael Gasik, Prof., Vice-chair of JSPS ACF Board
School of Chemical Technology, Aalto University Foundation
 
 



June 7 and 8 

KVA-JSPS Seminar Series: “Membrane protein structural biology”

Since 2009, JSPS has together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organized seminars with Japanese lecturers. The first seminar in the FY2016 series will be held June 7 and 8 2016, with  invited speaker Prof. Osamu Nureki, The University of Tokyo. He will talk about channels/transporters at Stockholm University. and about CRISPR at SciLifeLab.

 

1) Stockholm University

Date

Tuesday, June 7, 12:00-

 

Venue

Frescati Campus, Geovetenskapens hus Nordenskiöldsalen, Level 3

Svante Arrenius vägen 8,

106 91 Stockholm

 

Program

12.00 – 13.00 Lecture followed by Q&A and interaction

*Registration for the Seminar is NOT required.

 

2) SciLifeLab Stockholm

Date

Wednesday, June 8, 11:00-


Venue

Conference hall Air & Fire, Floor 2-gamma

SciLifeLab Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet

Tomtebodavägen 23A,

171 65 Solna


Program

11.00 – 12.00 Lecture followed by Q&A and interaction

*Registration for the Seminar is NOT required.

 


Organizer of above seminars 1) and 2)

Prof. Gunnar von Heijne, Stockholm University

Assoc Prof. David Drew, Stockholm University