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13th Japanese-American Symposium

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - U.S. National Academy of Sciences

November 30 - December 2, 2012
Irvine, California

Sessions:

Aftermath of Disasters

Organizers: Daiji Kawaguchi, Hitotsubashi University and Peter S. Dodds, University of Vermont

Chair:
Aftermath of Disasters
Carter T. Butts, University of California, Irvine

Speakers:
Insurance for People against Disasters?
Yasuyuki Sawada, The University of Tokyo

Situated Access: How Physical and Social Location Influence Post-Disaster Assistance
Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware

Artificial Cells and Tissues by Chemistry

Organizers: Yasuteru Urano, University of Tokyo and Torsten Fiebig, Northwestern University

Chair:
Artificial Cells and Tissues by Chemistry
Shin-ichiro M. Nomura, Tohoku University

Speakers:

Fiber-Shaped Cellular Constructs for Artificial Tissue Construction and Transplantation
Hiroaki Onoe, The University of Tokyo

Building a Synthetic Cell and Advancing Synthetic Genomics Technology
Daniel Gibson, J. Craig Venter Institute

Auction Theory and Mechanism Design

Organizers: Kazuhisa Makino, University of Tokyo and Jake Hofman, Yahoo! Research

Chair:
Auction Theory and Mechanism Design
Sergei Vassilvitskii, Google Research

Speakers:
Computational Mechanism Design: Truthful Combinatorial Auctions and Interdependent Value Auctions
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology

Modeling Sponsored Search Markets
Sebastien Lahaie, Microsoft Research

Epigenetics: Was Lamarck Right?

Organizers: Takeharu Nagai, Osaka University and Joy Ward, University of Kansas

Chair:
Epigenetics: Was Lamarck Right?
Jennifer Brisson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Speakers:
Adverse Caregiving during Postnatal Development Alters Epigenetic Gene Regulation and Behavior
Tania L. Roth, University of Delaware

Transgenerational Inheritance of Epigenetic Memory in Plants
Hidetoshi Saze, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

Ocean Acidification / N2O

Organizers: Yusuke Yokoyama, University of Tokyo and David McNear, University of Kentucky

Chair:
Ocean Acidification
Michael Beman, University of California, Merced

Speakers:
What Lies Ahead for Ocean Ecosystems?
CO2-Driven Ocean Acidification and the Reorganization of Marine Communities

Kristy J. Kroeker, University of California, Davis

Global Cycle Analysis of N2O using Isotopomers
Sakae Toyoda, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Personalized Medicine

Organizers: Toshihiko Hosoya, RIKEN nd Gonzalo Torres, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Chair:
Personalized Medicine
Taku Miyagawa, The University of Tokyo

Speakers:
Perspective for Therapeutic Future and Hypotheses of Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia: Overcoming the Heterogeneity of the Disease by Profiling of Carbonyl Stress Biomarker
Makoto Arai, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science

Making a Definitive Diagnosis: The Genomics Based Medical Revolution
Elizabeth Worthey, Medical College of Wisconsin

Potential Replacements for Rare Earths

Organizers: Yuka Tabe, Waseda University and Helen Lu, Columbia University

Chair:
Potential Replacements for Rare Earths
Toshiharu Teranishi, Kyoto University

Speakers:
Iron Nitride Interstitial Compound: New Candidate for Permanent Magnetic Material with Rare Earth Element Less/Free
Tomoyuki Ogawa, Tohoku University

Potential Replacement of Rare Earths in Magnetic Materials
Ping Liu, University of Texas at Arlington

Second Law of Thermodynamics

Organizers: Yusuke Kato, University of Tokyo and Heather Lewandowski, JILA, University of Colorado

Chair:
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Kensuke Kobayashi, Osaka University

Speakers:
Information Thermodynamics
Takahiro Sagawa, Kyoto University

The Dynamics of Disorder: From Clausius to Jarzynski
Gavin Crooks, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Japanese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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