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September 6 - September 9, 2018



Kyoto Brighton Hotel (Kyoto, Japan)


セッショントピックスSession Topics:


Speciation genomics: How new species are formed

Molecular encryption and processing of information

Astrobiology: Life in extreme conditions

Programmable matter: The future of robotics

New observations for cosmology

Mechanisms of sociocultural evolution


List of Participants:

   PGM: Planning Group Member
Speciation genomics: How new species are formed (Biology / Life Science)
PGM Naoki Osada Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
PGM Tim Nicolai Siegel Biomedical Center Munich, Physiological Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Introductory speaker Masato Yamamichi Department of General Systems Studies, The University of Tokyo
Speaker Eva H. Stukenbrock  Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Kiel 
Speaker Asano Ishikawa National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information Systems
Molecular encryption and processing of information (Chemistry / Materials Science)
PGM Keiichi Inoue Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
PGM Stefan Schiller Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg Center for Biological Systems Analysis (ZBSA)
Introductory speaker Alexander Schiller Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Jena
Speaker Andreas Walther Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Freiburg 
Speaker Akihito Ishizaki Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Astrobiology: Life in extreme conditions (Earth Science / Geosciences / Environment)
PGM Tomohiro Usui Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
PGM Thomas Laepple Helmholtz Young Investigators Group ECUS, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)
Introductory speaker Jean-Pierre de Vera Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center, Berlin
Speaker Sihane Merouane Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen 
Speaker Yoshihiro Furukawa Department of Earth Science, Tohoku University
Programmable matter: The future of robotics (Mathematics / Informatics / Engineering)
PGM Shohei Hidaka Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
PGM Sanaz Mostaghim Faculty of Computer Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Introductory speaker Florian Roehrbein Informatics Department, TU Munich
Speaker Mariana Medina Sanchez Micro- and Nanobiomedical Engineering Group Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Material Research, Dresden
Speaker Jun Nakanishi Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University
New observations for cosmology (Physics / Astrophysics)
PGM (Co-Chair) Yasuhiro Hasegawa Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Engineering, Saitama University
PGM (Co-Chair) Michael Schmiedeberg Institute of Theoretical Physics 1, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Introductory speaker Kohei Yorita Graduate school of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Speaker Nadine Neumayer Research Group Galactic Nuclei, Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)
Speaker Keiko Kokeyama Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo
Mechanisms of sociocultural evolution (Social Sciences)
PGM Yui Arimatsu Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University
PGM Mandy Boehnke Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
Introductory speaker Hisashi Nakao Department of Anthropology and Philosophy,  Nanzan University
Speaker Anne Kandler Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Speaker Kohei Tamura Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University
General Participants (Japan)
General Participant Yuki Ishikawa Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
General Participant Hitoshi Takizawa International Research Center for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
General Participant Hiroharu Ajiro Institute for Research Initiatives, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
General Participant Kumiko Hayashi Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
General Participant Shigeyuki Betsuyaku Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
General Participant Aki Takigawa The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research/Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyoto University
General Participant Kanako Morohaku School of Science and Technology, Institute of Agriculture, Shinshu University
General Participant Jun Muto Graduate School of Sciences, Tohoku University
General Participant Kazunori Komatani The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
General Participant Makiko Sasada Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
General Participant Mahito Sugiyama Principles of  Informatics Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
General Participant Kyoko Ishizaka Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
General Participant Yoko Yamanishi Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University
General Participant Natsuho Tomabechi Faculty of Information Technology and Social Sciences, Osaka University of Economics
General Participant Yuichiro Fujioka Graduate School of  Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Kyushu University