Molecular Frontiers Symposium 2017 : Lectures on “Science for Tomorrow” (2017/10/21)


Published: September 4, 2017

Aimed to promote dialogue between internationally acclaimed scientists and high school students, Molecular Frontiers Symposium 2017 will be hosted by Tokyo Tech on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. The first day of the event is open to members of the Tokyo Tech community and will feature lectures on the theme “Science for Tomorrow.” The program will be conducted in English.

Tokyo Tech students, faculty and staff members are invited to register outerfor the event by Friday, September 29.


Date and Time  Saturday, October 21, 13:30-18:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Venue  Ookayama Campus, West Bldg. 9, Multi-Purpose Digital Hall
Eligibility  Tokyo Tech students, faculty and staff members

 Advance registration required.

 Deadline: Friday, September 29
 Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited.

Speakers (in order of appearance)

  • Dr. Ada E. Yonath, 2009 Nobel laureate in Chemistry
     “Next generation environmental friendly antibiotics”

  • Dr. Tim Hunt, 2001 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine
     “My Life As A Scientist”

  • Dr. Bengt Nordén, Founder and Chairman, Molecular Frontiers Foundation
     “Discovery of a stretched conformation of DNA – could it have a biological role?”

  • Dr. Joseph L. Kirschvink, Principal Investigator, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
     “Earth’s Magnetic Biosphere”

  • Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, 2016 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine
     “What is autophagy? A dynamic cellular recycling process”

Update : September 5, 2017