1st ICReDD International Symposium Held at Hokkaido University

The 1st ICReDD International Symposium was held on March 12 and 13, 2019 with more than 130 researchers and students in and outside of Hokkaido University participating.

Group Photo with Participants
Executive/Vice-President Nishii
Director Kaneko
Program Director Ukawa

On the first day, Professor Satoshi Maeda, Director of ICReDD, outlined ICReDD and talked about its research projects, followed by presentations by Professor Hajime Ito, Vice Director of ICReDD and Professor Kenichiro Itami, Director of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) and Professor of Nagoya University.

Professor Maeda, Director of ICReDD
Professor Ito, Vice Director of ICReDD
Professor Itami

In the evening, symposium speakers and participants got together at a reception and discussed research projects and further development of ICReDD.

On the second day, presentations were delivered by Professor Shin-ichi Minato of Kyoto University, Professor Alexandre Varnek of Université de Strasbourg, Professor Benjamin List of Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, and Professor Hisashi Yamamoto of Chubu University.

Professor Minato
Professor Varnek
Professor List
Professor Yamamoto

At the end, Kazuyuki Tatsumi, Program Officer of WPI-ICReDD, gave a closing remark to end the two-day symposium.

Program Officer Tatsumi

ICReDD plans to hold an international symposium annually that invites prominent researchers as speakers in the aim of transmitting the information of cutting-edge research and the research in ICReDD to the world.