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A seminar by Dr. Masashi Nemoto was held on March 12.
The 4th International Symposium "Immunology at the Forefront" will be held on June 1-2.
Foreign researchers meeting was held on March 11.
Shizuo Akira, the Director of IFReC, was included again in the "Hottest Researchers" list.
A seminar by Dr. Junichi Nabekura on "Microglial surveillance of synapses- in vivo 2 photon microscopic observation" was held on March 3.
A seminar by Dr. Michio Tomura "Understanding of the immune system by spatiotemporal regulation of immune cells in the whole body " was held.
A seminar by Prof. Mitsutoshi Setou on "Imaging mass spectrometry" was held on Jan. 29.
A seminar by Prof. Mitsutoshi Setou on "Imaging mass spectrometry" was held on Jan. 29.
Immunogenicity of Whole-Parasite Vaccines against Plasmodium falciparum Involves Malarial Hemozoin and
A seminar by Masanori Matsuzaki, PhD on "Optical imaging" was held on Jan. 21.
A seminar by Dr. Ken Cadwell on "Virus-host interaction" was held on Jan. 21.
A seminar by Dr. Juan M Vaquerizas on "The nuclear pore, chromosomal organization and gene regulation" was held on Jan. 18.
IFReC Kishimoto Foundation
Site-visit was conducted on Jan. 14-15.
Professor Toshio Yanagida's Final Lecture before retirement
Three new laboratories will be opened.
A seminar by Dr. Jean-Pierre GORVEL was held on December 21.
Myelin-associated glycoprotein mediates membrane fusion and entry of neurotropic herpesviruses (Prof. Arase and Assistant Prof. Suenaga (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA))
"Imaging-Immunology Interactive Seminar" by Dr. Mark Miller was held on December 4.
The seminar by Dr. Kei Yasuda was held on December 1.
Induction of Intestinal Th17 Cells by Segmented Filamentous Bacteria (Associate Prof. Honda & Prof. Takeda in Cell)
Prof. Shizuo Akira, Director of IFReC was awarded Hans Bloemendal Medal in NCMLS.
IFReC concluded Academic Cooperation Agreement with Pohang University of Science and Technology.
A single polymorphic amino acid on Toxoplasma gondii kinase ROP16 determines the direct and strain-specific activation of Stat3. (Assistant Prof. Yamamoto & Prof. Takeda in J. Exp. Med.)
International Workshop "Bioinformatics in Immunology" was held on November 6.
Prof. Shimon Sakaguchi won the Medal with Purple Ribbon.
Shizuo AKIRA was named a Person of Cultural Merit by the Japanese Government
GPI Glycan Remodeling by PGAP5 Regulates Transport of GPI-Anchored Proteins from the ER to the Golgi. (Prof. Kinoshita in Cell)
A seminar by Dr. Kazuya Kikuchi, a new PI of IFReC was held on October 7.
Attn: A seminar by Dr. Kazuya Kikuchi, a new PI of IFReC will be held on October 7.
Opening ceremony of a new research facility was held.
A seminar by Dr. Herbert W. Virgin was held on September 28.
IFReC-IVI Joint Symposium "Regulation of Innate Immunity" - report
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor in combination with Stat1 regulates LPS-induced inflammatory responses. (Prof. Kishimoto in J. Exp. Med.)
TANK is a negative regulator of Toll-like receptor signaling and is critical for the prevention of autoimmune nephritis. (Associate Prof. Takeuchi & Prof. Akira in Nature Immunology
A seminar by Dr. Masaki Fukunaga was held on July 31.
A seminar by Dr. Miranda-Saavedra was held on July 27.
Zinc transporter Znt5/Slc30a5 is required for the mast cell–mediated delayed-type allergic reaction but not the immediate-type reaction. (Prof. Hirano in J. Exp. Med.)
The International Joint Symposium in Singapore - report
Functional Delineation and Differentiation Dynamics of Human CD4+ T Cells Expressing the FoxP3 Transcription Factor. (Prof. Sakaguchi in Immunity)
The International Symposium "Immune Regulation: Present and Future"
A seminar by Dr. Unanue was held on May 28.
The International Symposium "Frontier Immuno-Imaging" was held on May 11.
Shizuo Akira, Director of IFReC, Elected by National Academy of Science.