Press Release

KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #9: Event Announcement

We would like to formally announce the launch of “Kyoto University-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series” which are co-hosted by Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Moores Cancer Center, and the Center for Novel Therapeutics. As a part of our on-site laboratory, Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC-SD), we plan to alternately invite one guest speaker from Kyoto University and UC San Diego to hold a series of online seminars on a regular basis.
For the ninth meeting, we have invited Osamu Takeuchi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, as a guest speaker. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Brief Agenda
June 25, 2021 (Fri) (Kyoto):
– 9:00~9:45am “Post-transcriptional control of innate immunity
and inflammation via mRNA decay”
– 9:45~10:00am Q&A

*June 24, 2021(Thu) (San Diego):
– 5:00~5:45pm  “Post-transcriptional control of innate immunity
and inflammation via mRNA decay”

– 5:45~6:00pm Q&A

Guest Speaker
Osamu Takeuchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

Facilitator
-Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/ Director of Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
-J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center

Registration Link (Zoom Webinar)
https://uchealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WMJtmxJ7RUa7ZC3fNLbcIQ
*Pre-registration is required.

Reference
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC- SD) HP:
https://en.kurcsd.com/

Contact Information
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Promotion Office (Chiaki Murata)
E-mail: 060kensui@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
Kyoto University Graduate Program for Medical Innovation
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Center for Novel Therapeutics

 

KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #8: Event Announcement

We would like to formally announce the launch of “Kyoto University-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series” which are co-hosted by Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Moores Cancer Center, and the Center for Novel Therapeutics. As a part of our on-site laboratory, Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC-SD), we plan to alternately invite one guest speaker from Kyoto University and UC San Diego to hold a series of online seminars on a regular basis.
For the eighth meeting, we have invited Christopher Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, as a guest speaker. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Brief Agenda
May 28, 2021 (Fri) (Kyoto):
– 9:00~9:45am  “Decoding macrophage and microglia
phenotypes in health and disease”
– 9:45~10:00am Q&A

*May 27, 2021(Thu) (San Diego):
– 5:00~5:45pm  “Decoding macrophage and microglia
phenotypes in health and disease”
– 5:45~6:00pm Q&A

Guest Speaker
Christopher Glass, M.D., Ph.D.,
Distinguished Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine
School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Christopher Glass is a biophysicist, holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He works on molecular mechanisms that control macrophage functions in health and disease. He is particularly known for elucidating roles of nuclear hormone receptors and other signal-dependent transcription factors in controlling pathogenic programs of macrophage gene expression that contribute to atherosclerosis, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Glass is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Facilitator
-Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/ Director of Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
-J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center

Registration Link (Zoom Webinar)
https://uchealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8MqdN0jGThCV30OrRO9HJA
*Pre-registration is required.

Reference
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC- SD) HP:
https://en.kurcsd.com/

Contact Information
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Promotion Office (Chiaki Murata)
E-mail: 060kensui@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
Kyoto University Graduate Program for Medical Innovation
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Center for Novel Therapeutics



KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #7: Event Announcement

We would like to formally announce the launch of “Kyoto University-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series” which are co-hosted by Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Moores Cancer Center, and the Center for Novel Therapeutics. As a part of our on-site laboratory, Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC-SD), we plan to alternately invite one guest speaker from Kyoto University and UC San Diego to hold a series of online seminars on a regular basis.
For the seventh meeting, we have invited Sidonia Fagarasan, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Integrated High-Order Regulatory Systems, Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, as a guest speaker. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Brief Agenda
Apr 23, 2021 (Fri) (Kyoto):
– 9:00~9:45am  “The biochemical dialog between major
physiological systems mediated by immune cells”
– 9:45~10:00am Q&A

*Apr 22, 2021(Thu) (San Diego):
– 5:00~5:45pm  “The biochemical dialog between major
physiological systems mediated by immune cells”
– 5:45~6:00pm Q&A

Guest Speaker
Sidonia Fagarasan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Integrated High-Order Regulatory Systems, Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Team Leader Laboratory for Mucosal Immunity, Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) RIKEN Yokohama Institute

Facilitator
-Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/ Director of Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
-J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center

Registration Link (Zoom Webinar)
https://uchealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OwoZJGHMSUuYuCHoA1kJhA
*Pre-registration is required.

Reference
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC- SD) HP:
https://en.kurcsd.com/

Contact Information
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Promotion Office (Chiaki Murata)
E-mail: 060kensui@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
Kyoto University Graduate Program for Medical Innovation
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Center for Novel Therapeutics

KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #6: Event Announcement

We would like to formally announce the launch of “Kyoto University-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series” which are co-hosted by Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Moores Cancer Center, and the Center for Novel Therapeutics. As a part of our on-site laboratory, Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC-SD), we plan to alternately invite one guest speaker from Kyoto University and UC San Diego to hold a series of online seminars on a regular basis.
For the sixth meeting, we have invited Ananda W. Goldrath, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego as a guest speaker. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Brief Agenda
Mar 19, 2021 (Fri) (Kyoto):
– 9:00~  9:45am  “Transcriptional programming of T Cell immunity to infections and tumors”
– 9:45~10:00am  Q&A

*Mar 18, 2021(Thu) (San Diego):
– 5:00~5:45pm  “Transcriptional programming of T Cell immunity to infections and tumors”
– 5:45~6:00pm  Q&A

Guest Speaker
Ananda W. Goldrath, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Ananda Goldrath is a Professor in the Molecular Biology Section in the Division of Biology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In 2011 Ananda was named a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar, and in 2007 she was named a Pew Scholar. She is also a recipient of the Cancer Research Institute New Investigator Award, V Scholar Award and the Julia Brown Faculty Fellowship.
The goal of her research is to understand how CD8+ T cell immunological memory is generated and maintained by identifying the transcriptional and signaling events that regulate the survival and differentiation of T cells as they navigate the immune response and become long-lived memory T cells.

Facilitator
-Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/ Director of Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
-J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center

Registration Link (Zoom Webinar)
https://uchealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8_51wE3SQKixOFadUKKd7w
*Pre-registration is required.

Reference
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC- SD) HP:
https://en.kurcsd.com/

Contact Information
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Promotion Office (Chiaki Murata)
E-mail: 060kensui@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
Kyoto University Graduate Program for Medical Innovation
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Center for Novel Therapeutics

KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #5: Event Announcement

We would like to formally announce the launch of “Kyoto University-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series” which are co-hosted by Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Moores Cancer Center, and the Center for Novel Therapeutics. As a part of our on-site laboratory, Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC-SD), we plan to alternately invite one guest speaker from Kyoto University and UC San Diego to hold a series of online seminars on a regular basis.
For the fifth meeting, we have invited Seishi Ogawa, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Department of Pathology and Tumor Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University as a guest speaker. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Brief Agenda
Feb 19, 2021 (Fri) (Kyoto):
– 9:00~  9:45am  “Cancer mutations in normal tissues”
– 9:45~10:00am     Q&A

*Feb 18, 2021(Thu) (San Diego):
– 4:00~4:45pm  “Cancer mutations in normal tissues”
– 4:45~5:00pm      Q&A

Guest Speaker
Seishi Ogawa, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pathology and Tumor Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

Facilitator
-Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/ Director of Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
-J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center

Registration Link (Zoom Webinar)
https://uchealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P1JXJPmPTMW6HdQzT4zvVg
*Pre-registration is required.

Reference
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC- SD) HP:
https://en.kurcsd.com/

Contact Information
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Promotion Office (Chiaki Murata)
E-mail: 060kensui@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
Kyoto University Graduate Program for Medical Innovation
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Center for Novel Therapeutics

KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #4: Event Announcement

 We would like to formally announce the launch of “Kyoto University-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series” which are co-hosted by Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Moores Cancer Center, and the Center for Novel Therapeutics. As a part of our on-site laboratory, Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC-SD), we plan to alternately invite one guest speaker from Kyoto University and UC San Diego to hold a series of online seminars on a regular basis.
For the third meeting, we have invited Michael Karin, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Department of Pharmacology, UC San Diego as a guest speaker. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Brief Agenda
Jan 22, 2021 (Fri) (Kyoto):
– 9:00~9:45am  “The Fat that Feeds the Fire: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Liver Immunology and Cancer”
– 9:45~10:00am Q&A

*Jan 21, 2021(Thu) (San Diego):
– 4:00~4:45pm  “The Fat that Feeds the Fire: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Liver Immunology and Cancer”
– 4:45~5:00pm Q&A

Guest Speaker
Michael Karin, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, UC San Diego

Michael Karin, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego). Dr. Karin is a world authority on signal transduction pathways that regulate gene expression in response to extracellular stimuli, infection, and stress. His works led to understanding the mechanisms of JNK pathway and NF-B pathway. For these contributions, he was elected to the member of National Academy of Sciences (2005) and Institute of Medicine (2011). He was also awarded the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology (2013). His current research remains devoted to understanding the molecular mechanisms of inflammation with the goal of using cancer immunotherapy to defuse its effects and improve outcomes in patients.

Facilitator
-Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/ Director of Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
-J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center

Registration Link (Zoom Webinar)
https://uchealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lajwh2-0SEKKx51JJsADNA
*Pre-registration is required.

Reference
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC- SD) HP:
https://en.kurcsd.com/

Contact Information
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Promotion Office (Chiaki Murata)
E-mail: 060kensui@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
Kyoto University Graduate Program for Medical Innovation
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Center for Novel Therapeutics

 

 

KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #3: Event Announcement

We would like to formally announce the launch of “Kyoto University-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series” which are co-hosted by Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Moores Cancer Center, and the Center for Novel Therapeutics. As a part of our on-site laboratory, Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC-SD), we plan to alternately invite one guest speaker from Kyoto University and UC San Diego to hold a series of online seminars on a regular basis.
For the third meeting, we have invited Hideki Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Department of Immunology, Graduate of School Medicine as a guest speaker. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Brief Agenda
Dec 11, 2020 (Fri) (Kyoto):
– 9:00~9:45am  “Tumor antigen-specific T cell responses in human malignancies”
– 9:45~10:00am Q&A

*Dec 10, 2020 (Thu) (San Diego):
– 4:00~4:45pm  “Tumor antigen-specific T cell responses in human malignancies”
– 4:45~5:00pm Q&A

Guest Speaker
Hideki Ueno, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Immunology
/Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Facilitator
-Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/ Director of Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
-J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Associate Director of the Moores Cancer Center

Registration Link (Zoom Webinar)
https://uchealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xmzb892FQAe2DZ-9ut4Fig
*Pre-registration is required.

Reference
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego (KURC- SD) HP:
https://en.kurcsd.com/

Contact Information
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Promotion Office (Chiaki Murata)
E-mail: 060kensui@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-sponsored by
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego
Kyoto University Graduate Program for Medical Innovation
University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Center for Novel Therapeutics

 

The 1st International Symposium of CCII -Bioinformatics and its application to cancer and other diseases-

“The 1st International Symposium of CCII -Bioinformatics and its
application to cancer and other diseases-“ will be held on Friday, January
15, 2021 via Zoom Webinar.
This symposium consists of lectures by distinguished researchers from Japan
and abroad and presentations by young scientists under the theme of
bioinformatics on cancer and other diseases, and technical development.
You are invited to join. Advance registration is required.
Details for the registration and the application for presentations, please
refer to the symposium website linked below.

Registration fee: Free
Language: English

We look forward to your participation.

Symposium website
https://www.ccii.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp/symposium/20210115.html

Inquiries
Secretariat, the 1st Symposium of CCII
Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology (CCII)
060event-ccii@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series #1 was held.(16 October 2020)

Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), Moores Cancer Center (MCC), and Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT) co-organized “KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar Series #1”. The first in this seminar series was held by Zoom Webinar on Friday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. Japan time. The guest speaker was Dr. Tasuku Honjo, Director of the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology, who gave a special lecture titled “Future Perspective of Cancer Immunotherapy”.
Nearly 350 researchers from Kyoto University as well as UC San Diego and other nearby institutions participated in the seminar. Representatives from both universities, Dr. Nagahiro Minato, President of Kyoto University and Dr. Kazuhiro Iwai, Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine, and Dr. Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor of UC San Diego, Dr. Thomas Kipps, CNT Director and Dr. Scott Lippman, MCC Director gave an address on behalf of both universities. In a special lecture, Dr. Tasuku Honjo presented a wide range of known discoveries as well as new research results, which were discussed in a lively question and answer session.
To promote online research exchange activities under the corona disaster, this kind of the seminar will be held periodically in the future.