HOPE Meetings

4th HOPE Meeting Lecturers

Dr. Makoto KOBAYASHI
Prof. Makoto Kobayashi
2008 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Director, Research Center for Science Systems, JSPS
Honorary Professor Emeritus, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
<Chairperson's Message: Prof. Makoto Kobayashi (2008 Nobel Laureate in Physics) >
  While experiencing dramatic economic growth as a region over recent years, Asia’s scientific development has also attracted the world’s attention. Advancing science and technology to yet-higher levels within the Asia-Pacific community will require fostering gifted young researchers who possess wide perspectives that reflect the region’s inherent cultures and span a spectrum of specializations. HOPE Meetings provide Asia’s foremost venue for cultivating and networking such talented researchers.

  Held on the theme “Chemistry for Creating the Future,” this year’s meeting enjoys the participation of Drs. Akira Suzuki and Eiichi Negishi, winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010, along with other Nobel laureates and distinguished world-leading researchers. Young participants, who are seeking new dimensions of knowledge, will be stimulated by not only the scientific expertise but also the philosophy and spirit of these frontline researchers by associating with them. I’m confident that by interacting with the lecturers, they will get a feel for the kind of passion that led them to challenge unexplored realms of knowledge. I also believe that they will gain the kind of motivation that drives innovation by informing and vying with each other as peers in a wide realm of ideas.

  HOPE Meetings offer young scientists an opportunity to meet, learn about and acquire appreciation for each other’s cultures, and become friends and colleagues who will go on to collaborate in friendly rivalry to advance science, ultimately creating a richer and sounder society in both this region and the wider global community.
Prof. Sir John E Walker
Prof. Sir John E Walker
1997 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Director, Medical Research Council Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Prof. Ryoji Noyori
Prof. Ryoji Noyori
2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
President, RIKEN
University Professor, Nagoya University
Prof. Roderick MacKinnon
Prof. Roderick MacKinnon
2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Professor, The Rockfeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Prof. Akira Suzuki
Prof. Akira Suzuki
2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University
Prof.Ei-ichi Negishi
Prof.Ei-ichi Negishi
2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Prof. Dan Shechtman
Prof. Dan Shechtman
2011 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Distinguished Technion Professor
Prof. Leo Esaki
Prof. Leo Esaki
1973 Nobel Laureate in Physics
President, Yokohama College of Pharmacy
Chairman, the Science & Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki
Prof.Gunnar Oquist
Prof.Gunnar Öquist
Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Physiology, Umea
University Former Permanent Secretary, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Takuzo Aida
Prof. Takuzo Aida
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Director, Riken Advanced Research Institute