Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Tohoku University


The 2nd FRIS-TFC Joint Symposium「Unlocking the Brain — from Engineering Approaches」


Date: Monday, January 21, 2019, 14:00 –
The 2nd FRIS-TFC Joint Symposium

Unlocking the Brain — from Engineering Approaches

Brain defines who we are. It is the most complicated system in the universe, the function of which is so delicately performed via each individual neuron and glial cell. Endeavors from generations of enthusiastic neuroscientist have been dedicated to peek into brain, in order to figure out detailed mechanisms underlying their function. Unraveling such mysteries will not be possible if mere biological approach is adopted.
We encourage interdisciplinary effort, across chemistry, physics, material sciences, electronics or engineering at large, work together to untangle such long-standing mysteries. Taking together, this symposium aims to bring people from different fields who endeavor to unlock the brain.
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019, 14:00 – 18:20
   〔18:20~20:00 Social gathering〕
Organized by:
・Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University (FRIS)
・Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion (TFC)
Co-organized by
・Career Development Project for Researchers of Allied Universities (FoXFoRD)
・Division for Interdisciplinary Advanced Research and Education (DIARE)
Venue: TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Access]
Polina Anikeeva, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT)
Haruhiko Bito, M.D., Ph.D. (The University of Tokyo)
Ritchie Chen, Ph.D. (Stanford University)
Norio Takada Ph.D. (Keio University)
Ko Matsui, Ph.D. (Tohoku University)

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