Report on the JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists

-Emeritus Professor Robin Warren in Japan-

  1. Invited eminent scientist (name, title and affiliation, nationality)
  2. Robin Warren
    Emeritus Professor, The University of Western Australia

  3. Host
  4. Toshio Fujioka
    Professor and chairman, Department of Gastroenterology,
    Oita University, Faculty of Medicine

  5. Duration of the stay
  6. June 13. 2006 - July 1, 2007

  7. Schedule during the stay (date, research activities, name of the places to visit, and description of the visits )
    • June 14, 2007
    • Arrival at Narita Airport
      Stay at Century Hyatt Hotel ( Tokyo )

    • June 15, 2007
    • Stay at Century Hyatt Hotel ( Tokyo )
      Preparing for the Lectures in Japan

    • June 16, 2007
    • Joint Project Meeting of JSPS with Japanese Research Society for Helicobacter ( JRSH ) in relation to the future directions for the research project in Japan.

    • June 17-18, 2007
    • Week end

    • June 19, 2009
    • 1) Meeting with the President of Jichi Medical University
      ( accompanied by Prof. Fujioka )
      President conferred him honorary Professorship of Jichi Meidical University.

      2) Special Lecture for Faculty members, residents, students,
      Co-medical staff, and citizens ( attendants : 600 persons ).
      Title of Lecture : Helicobacter - The ease and difficulty of new discovery.

    • June 20, 2007
    • 1) Visit to the President of JSPS, and president conferred him the JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists with intimate discussion.
      ( accompanied by Prof. Fujioka )

      2) Memorial Lecture for Medical staffs and citizens ( attendants : 368 persons ) at National Medical Center of Japan ( Tokyo ).

    • June 21, 2007
    • Move to Kobe City and participate the Welcome Reception of The 12th Annual Meeting of JSHR.

    • June 22, 2007
    • Memorial lecture of The 12th Annual Meeting of JSHR.

    • June 23, 2007
    • Memorial Lecture for Faculty members, residents, students,
      Co-medical staff, and citizens ( attendants : 798 persons ).
      ( Hyogo College of Medicine )
      Hyogo College of Medicine conferred him honorary Professorship.

    • June 24-25, 2007
    • Week end

    • June 26, 2007
    • Memorial Lecture for Faculties, Graduate students, Students from Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmacy( attendants : 180 persons ).
      Title of Lecture : Discovery and Successful Culture of Helicobacter pylori.
      ( Venue : Alumni hall of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University )
      Move to Oita by airplane after memorial lecture.

    • June 27, 2007
    • Meeting with the President of Oita University
      ( Prof. Tadashi Hano )
      President conferred him Visiting Professorship and Honorary Professorship of Oita University.

    • June 28, 2007
    • Memorial Lecture for Faculty members, residents, students,
      Co-medical staff, and citizens ( attendants : 550 persons ).
      Title of Lecture : Discovery of Helicobacter pylori. \The ease and difficulty of new discovery\

    • June 29, 2007
    • 1) Memorial Lecture for Faculty members, residents, students,
      Co-medical staff, and citizens ( attendants : 380 persons ).
      Title of Lecture : Discovery of Helicobacter pylori. \The ease and difficulty of new discovery\

      2) Farewell party ( Sponsored by the President of Oita University )

    • June 30, 2007
    • Move to Tokyo ( Stay 1 night in Tokyo )

    • July 1, 2007
    • Leave Narita airport to Australia

  8. Description of and results from the invitation
  9. We are very honored that Prof. Robin Warren visited Oita University , and attended the 12th annual meeting of Japanese Society for Helicobacter Research ( JSHR ) and some other Universities to gave us the memorial lecture. As the result, about 3300 people participated the Nobel Laureatefs Commemorative Lecture.

    We would like to hearty thank the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science ( JSPS ) for giving us a great chance to invite Prof. Robin Warren and to give us a chance to reconsider the scientific promotion in Japan throughout the 21 century.

    He lectured the discovery and the development of Helicobacter pylori with his honest character and we understood that the great discovery is based on the daily enthusiasm and an effort, not based on the accident. Prof. Robin Warren emphasized that the new concept to be accepted, one should continue doing research to confirm ones findings.

    For his lecture, all of the audiences addressed great gratitude. Prof. Robin Warren intimately communicated many of the participants at the presidential dinner party at the annual meeting of JSHR.

  10. Contribution by the invitee to the host institute (e.g. inspiration to young scientists, internationalization of a host institute as a whole, etc.)
  11. Out of the extensive research into Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) conducted during these many years, two important achievements that bear particular mention are the development of H. pylori eradication as the basic treatment for peptic ulcers and the new approach for the infection/tumor sequence in stomach cancer and MALT lymphoma promoted by the study of persistent H. pylori infection, a slow bacterial infection. These findings will be very important for Japanese people and other east Asian Countries. On these points, JSHR and host institute ( Oita University and others) were greatly encouraged. Moreover, Robin Warren also emphasized that in the field of clinical science such as pathology, it is very important to make precise and accurate observation. These philosophical points of views impressed the audience very much.