-DATE-     Saturday, November 2, 2019,11:30AM-5:30PM
Harvard University, Northwest Bldg.,
     52 Oxford Street, Room B103, Cambridge, MA 02138

After the unprecedented high economic growth in the post-war period and the “bubble economy” in the late 1980s, Japan now faces difficult challenges, such as an ageing and declining population and an energy crisis, that other countries have never experienced. Japan is well positioned to offer the world innovative solutions to address those challenges.

“The Japan-US Science Forum in Boston” was inaugurated in 2016, aiming to create an interdisciplinary meeting opportunity that stimulates collaborations between researchers to solve world-wide problems.  Previous forums were held to discuss how science could help an ageing society (in 2016), a safe food supply (in 2017) and a science of sleep (in 2018) . This year’s topic is “Nano Science”.

-Program (Tentative)- 

Registration and Poster session/Refreshments starts at 11:30AM 

    (Poster Registration is 11:00AM-11:30AM ) 

  • Lecture 1 “Near infrared photoimmunotherapy of cancer”,Hisataka Kobayashi (Senior Investigator, National Cancer Institute/ NIH)
  • Lecture 2 “Organic ligand-stabilized metal nanoparticles and nano clusters: Implications in chemistry and biology”, Cathleen Crudden(Professor and Killam Research Fellow, Queen’s University. Research Professor, Institute Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM/WPI), Nagoya University)
  • Lecture 3 “Biohybrid micro/nano devices”, Shoji Takeuchi(Professor,Institute International Research Center for Neurointelligence(IRCN/WPI) the University of Tokyo)  
  • Panel Discussion on “the Future of Nano Science”, all three lecturer and Professor Takao Hensch of Harvard University as a moderator.
  • Poster Session (application is requirerd) with flash talks, awards, and presentation session with lunch.
  • Exhibition by Sponsors

Harvard University, Northwest Bldg.,
52 Oxford Street, Room B103, Cambridge, MA 02138


Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on Monday, October 28, 2019
NOTE: Please use Poster Session Application Form below if you would like to attend the forum as a poster presenter.


We invite you to submit a poster to be displayed at the forum and to present your poster in a one-minute flash-talk. Please look at “Call for Poster Presentations” for more information.

<Reference> Call for Poster Presentations


■Poster session Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 26, 2019
■Poster Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 30, 2019
■ 1 slide to present your poster in Flash-Talk submission Dead line: 5 pm EDT on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

(*If the number of applicants reaches a certain number, we will close the application.)

NOTE: Those who submit a poster session application will be registered as forum participants.


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