Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Tohoku University

FRIS Hub Meeting

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Purpose

At the Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS) at Tohoku University, nearly all academic fields are divided into six research areas (Materials & Energy, Life & Environment, Information & Systems, Device & Technology, Humans & Society, and Advanced Basic Sciences). However, FRIS researchers do not confine themselves to their respective areas, but actively engage and collaborate with researchers from other fields, aiming to foster cross-disciplinary integration and the emergence of nascent research.

The FRIS Hub Meeting is a research presentation seminar in which all FRIS researchers participate, held monthly on the fourth Thursday of every month except August since January 2019. The purpose of these meetings is for presenters to introduce their research and provide accessible, specialized content to researchers from all areas, fostering the creation of new research themes. Since January 2021, these meetings have been held jointly with the Tohoku Initiative for Fostering Global Researchers for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TI-FRIS) Hub Meeting.

Presentations not only introduce easily understandable research findings to researchers from different fields, but also emphasize aspects such as "what makes your field interesting," "the research methods in your field," and "introducing problems that seem unsolvable within your field alone." As common understanding and thought processes cannot be expected among researchers from different fields, participants are encouraged to actively ask questions, engage in discussions, and deepen their understanding during the presentations.

At the Hub Meeting, we strongly encourage presentations in English. Those who are eligible to participate in the Hub Meeting (see below) are encouraged to attend.

  • Date and Time: The 4th Friday of every month (16:00-) except August
  • Eligible Participants: The following persons are eligible to participate, provided that they understand and agree to the purpose and confidentiality obligations.
    1. Hub Meeting members
      Participants targeted for presentations and archive viewing
      - FRIS faculty members
      - TI-FRIS Fellows
    2. Observers
      The following participants interested in the Hub Meeting (may also participate in questions and discussions)
      - Tohoku University DIARE Students
      - Staff and students of Tohoku University
      - Staff and students of TI-FRIS participating universities
      - TI-FRIS officials (committee members, etc.)
      - Fellows of "Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers"
      - Science Journalists
      - Those approved by the Director of FRIS / TI-FRIS Program Manager
   
  • Next Meeting
    The 55th Meeting
    Date & Time: June 28, 2024, 16:00-
    Method: Onsite/Online (Zoom)
    *On-site participation will be limited to FRIS faculty and staff for the time being. Registration:  https://forms.gle/YoCTdFkpDYQdjSNV6
    Presenter: Assistant Professor, Kotaro Yasui (FRIS, Tohoku University / Information and Systems)
    Title: Exploring Design Principles for Life-like Locomotor Intelligence

FY2024 Schedu

# Date Presenter Research Field Affiliation Title
53rd Apr. 26 Yuka Hatano Humans and Society Assistant Professor, FRIS, Tohoku University
54th May 24 Madoka Ichikawa-Seki Life and Environments Associate Professor, Iwate University / TI-FRIS Fellow Challenge to establish an in vitro culture system for liver flukes ―Is it possible to mature juveniles in in vitro culture conditions?
55th June 28 Kotaro Yasui Information and Systems Assistant Professor, FRIS, Tohoku University Exploring Design Principles for Life-like Locomotor Intelligence
56th July 26 Yuta Yamane Device and Technology
Assistant Professor, / TI-FRIS Fellow
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57th Sep. 27 Naoki Kawano Materials and Energy
Associate Professor, Akita University / TI-FRIS Fellow
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58th Oct. 25 Sho Kobayashi Life and Environments Associate Professor, Yamagata University / TI-FRIS Fellow -
59th Nov. 22 Yuji Saito Materials and Energy Assistant Professor, FRIS, Tohoku University -
60th Dec. 27 Atsushi Tahara Advanced Basic Science Assistant Professor, FRIS, Tohoku University -
61st Jan. 24 Shinsuke Niwa Life and Environments Associate professor, FRIS, Tohoku University -
62nd Feb. 28 Hakuto Suzuki Advanced Basic Science Assistant Professor, FRIS, Tohoku University -
63rd Mar. 28 Kexin Xiong Humans and Society Assistant Professor, FRIS, Tohoku University -
 
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