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9:00-9:05 Welcome address
Dr. Kazuki Saito (Director, RIKEN CSRS)
9:05-9:10 Opening remarks
Dr. Hiroshi Matsumoto (President, RIKEN)
9:10-9:15 Greetings
Mr. Mitsuhiro Doishita (Director, Environment and Energy Division, MEXT)
 
Keynote Lecture 1
9:15-10:00 Photo of Dr. YoshinoDr. Akira Yoshino
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019
Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation

"The Future Society Engendered by Lithium-ion Batteries"


  Break

 
Session 1: Innovative Catalysts
10:10-10:30 Photo of Dr. HouDr. Zhaomin Hou
Project Leader, RIKEN CSRS
"Innovative Catalysts for Efficient Use of Natural Resources"
10:30-10:50 Photo of Prof. CruddenProf. Cathleen M. Crudden
Professor, Queen’s University, Canada
"Organometallic catalysis: molecules and clusters in catalysis"
10:50-11:10 Photo of Prof. SugiyamaProf. Masakazu Sugiyama
Professor, The University of Tokyo
"Integrated Electrochemical Systems for Scalable CO2 Conversion to Chemical Feedstocks"

  Break

 
Session2: Leading-edge Polymers
11:20-11:40 Photo of Dr. AbeDr. Hideki Abe
Project Leader, RIKEN CSRS
"Contribution of new functional polymers to realization of a sustainable society"
11:40-12:00 Photo of Prof. NozakiProf. Kyoko Nozaki
Professor, The University of Tokyo
"Heterolytic Cleavage of H2 for Hydrogenolysis of Polar Bonds"
12:00-12:20 Photo of Prof. KumarProf. Sudesh Kumar
Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
"Development of a sustainable and low cost process for the production of biodegradable plastics (polyhydroxyalkanoates) from oil palm biomass"

  Lunch

 
Session 3: Innovative Plant Biotechnology
13:20-13:40 Photo of Dr. MatsuiDr. Minami Matsui
Project Leader, RIKEN CSRS
"To the goal of Innovative plant biotechnology
-Contributing to sustainable food and biomass production through development of plant trait improvement techniques-"
13:40-14:00 Photo of Prof. GruissemProf. Wilhelm Gruissem
Professor, ETH Zürich
"Genetic engineering and CRISPR-Cas9 strategies for sustainable micronutrient and yield increases in rice and cassava"
14:00-14:20 Photo of Dr. ShirasuDr. Ken Shirasu
Vice Project Leader, RIKEN CSRS
"Plant Symbiosis Research for Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability"

  Break

 
Session 4: Metabolic Genome Engineering
14:30-14:50 Photo of Dr. KondoDr. Akihiko Kondo
Project Leader, RIKEN CSRS
"Metabolic genome engineering project: Overview and examples in microorganisms"
14:50-15:10 Photo of Prof. OsbournProf. Anne Osbourn
Professor, John Innes Centre
"Finding drugs in the garden: Harnessing plant metabolic diversity"
15:10-15:30 Photo of Dr. HiraiDr. Masami Hirai
Vice Project Leader, RIKEN CSRS
"Approaches to metabolic genome engineering of plant"

  Break

 
Session 5: Early career scientists
15:40-15:50 Photo of Dr. AsakoDr. Sobi Asako
Senior Scientist, RIKEN CSRS
"Towards Sustainable Organic Synthesis Using Sodium"
15:50-16:00 Photo of Dr. FujitaDr. Miki Fujita
Senior Scientist, RIKEN CSRS
"Plant Phenomics Links Between Plant Science and the Future of Agriculture"
16:00-16:10 Photo of Dr. IzumiDr. Masanori Izumi
Senior Scientist, RIKEN CSRS
"Dissecting a recycling system in plants– towards the development of sustainable agricultural production"
 
Keynote Lecture 2
16:10-16:55 Photo of Prof. RockströmProf. Johan Rockström
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Professor, Earth System Science, University of Potsdam

"Sustainable Resource Science in the Anthropocene: Governing the Global Commons within Planetary Boundaries"


  Break

 
Panel Discussion
17:05-17:45 Panel discussion
 
17:45-17:50 Closing remarks
Dr. Yuko Harayama (Executive Director of RIKEN)