Joint Symposium of WPI-ICReDD and the Research Faculty of Agriculture in Hokkaido University

Date & time: March 8 (Wed) 2023, 13:00 – 17:30

Venue: School of Agriculture Auditorium* + Online (Zoom)
(*School of Agriculture, Main Building, 4F, Kita 9-jo, Nishi 9, Hokkaido University)

Language: English

Registration (free): https://forms.gle/R7wYn1ur2hTEDAdW6 or QR code on poster

Deadline for registration: March 7th (Tue) 2023, 12:00
(The Zoom link will be sent to your registered email on the afternoon of March 7)

Event Poster:


(Chair: Prof. Yasuchika Hasegawa, WPI-ICReDD)

13:00 – 13:10 Opening remarks
Prof. Noboru Noguchi, Vice Dean, Research Faculty of Agriculture

(15-min talk and 5-min discussion)

13:10 – 13:30 Satoshi Maeda (Professor, Computational Science, WPI-ICReDD)
“Artificial force induced reaction method: A computational approach for exploring chemical reactions based on quantum chemical calculations”

13:30 – 13:50 Tomomichi Kato (Associate Professor, Research Faculty of Agriculture)
“Modeling for understanding the material cycling in land ecosystem”

13:50 – 14:10 Hajime Ito (Professor, Experimental Science, WPI-ICReDD)
“Mechanochemistry: Revolution in organic chemical reaction”

14:10 – 14:30 Haruhide Mori (Professor, Research Faculty of Agriculture)
“Diversity of carbohydrate-active enzymes and their application to carbohydrate conversion”

14:30 –14:50 Short break: 20-min————————————————————————————————–

14:50 – 15:10 Yasuhide Inokuma (Associate Professor, Experimental Science, WPI-ICReDD)
“Polyketones as shapable molecular ropes”

15:10 – 15:30 Hideyuki Matsuura (Professor, Research Faculty of Agriculture)
“Jasmonic acid is not a biosynthetic intermediate to produce the pyrethrolone moiety in pyrethrin ii”

15:30 – 15:50 Tasuku Nakajima (Associate Professor, Experimental Science, WPI-ICReDD)
“Mechanical reinforcement of foods for creation of tough soft materials”

15:50 –16:10 Short break: 20-min————————————————————————————————–

16:10 – 16:30 Takashi Suzuki (Professor, Research Faculty of Agriculture)
“Analysis of fructo-oligosaccharides in asparagus plant tissues utilizing MALDI-TOF MS and ESI-MS”

16:30 – 16:50 Sunao Shoji (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Experimental Science, WPI-ICReDD)
“Luminescent paint film using a Eu(III) complex for accelerating plant growth”

16:50 – 17:10 Hideyuki Saito (Lecturer, Research Faculty of Agriculture)
“Improvement of plant growth using a transparent Eu3+-painted UV-to-red conversion film”

17:10 Closing remarks
Prof. Satoshi Maeda, Director, WPI-ICReDD


Dr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, Professor, WPI-ICReDD & Faculty of Engineering
Email: hasegaway[at]eng.hokudai.ac.jp

Organizing committee

Yasuchika Hasegawa (Professor, WPI-ICReDD & Faculty of Engineering)
Takashi Suzuki (Professor, Research Faculty of Agriculture)
Yuichi Kitagawa (Associate Professor, WPI-ICReDD & Faculty of Engineering)
Sunao Shoji (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, WPI-ICReDD & Faculty of Engineering)
Mengfei Wang (Postdoctoral Fellow, WPI-ICReDD)