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Report on the 10th International Symposium of the Institute Network (Institute of Medical Science)

August 12, 2015

Date of activity: July 23, 2015 - July 24, 2015

The 10th International Symposium of the Institute Network was held under the theme of “Towards the Next Generation Research for Cancer and Immunology” at alumni hall “Frate,” Hokkaido University School of Medicine from July 23rd to 24th, hosted by the Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University. A total of six PIs and young researchers took part from the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo (IMSUT). This symposium has been organized annually since 2005, attended by 11 university-affiliated institutes, with an aim to spread their efforts and key research findings to the public. The mission is to create new academic disciplines and large-scale industry academia government cooperation and to build human capacities through the network of university affiliated research institutes.

A reception was held on the evening of the first day where representatives, speakers, and young scientists were able to interact with each other. Dr. Yosuke Kurashima, Assistant Professor of IMSUT, delivered a short presentation entitled “Tissue-Specific Mast Cell-Fibroblast Network for Tissue Homeostasis” and received the Young Investigator Award.

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