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"The mystery of life visualized by advanced live imaging technique."

Date: August 10, 2010
Venue: Integrated Life Science Building, Osaka University
Host: Biological Imaging, IFReC

This program is one of the selected programs of HIRAMEKI✩TOKIMEKI SCIENCE (Welcome to a University Research Lab-Science That Inspires and Inspirits) by JSPS.

 

10:00am - 10:30am Opening Ceremony
10:30am - 11:30am Lecture~ "The Progress of Biological Imaging & Biological Imaging Today"
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 3:30pm Practice1&2, Young Researcher Discussion, Facility Tour
3:30pm - 4:30pm Roundtable Discussion
4:30pm -5:00pm Closing Ceremony

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Opening Ceremony / Lecture

After introducing each other, Associate Professor Ishii gave a lecture to the students;
"Biological Imaging is a research that enables us to see things that we usually think we cannot see. The sense of sight plays a very important role among human's five basic senses, so, "being able to see something" can often call creative idea. A research that adopts imaging techniques can also be considered as an art because you can find beauty when you observe nature. "

 


Practice

The students had two different practices.
They used a confocal laser scanning microscopy (Nikon) and observed the cells in which fluorescent protein was applied by gene transfer. The other practice was "Live Imaging". They observed the bone marrow cavity of a living mouse by using an intravital two-photon excitation microscopy (Leica).

Student Handout

Students and young researchers had a fun discussion. One of the interesting topics was "Researcher's daily life". They also had a tour to Research Institute for Microbial Diseases.

 


Roundtable Discussion and Closing Ceremony

After they had a tea break, Dr. Ishii and the students had a roundtable discussion sharing their thoughts. On the closing ceremony, the students were received "Future Doctor's Degree" from Dr. Ishii.

Students' Feedbacks

Here are some feedbacks from the students;

"The researchers looked so happy conducting their research."

"I learned how important biological imaging is by participating in this program.

"After I joined this program, I am so sure to become a researcher."

"I learned that there are many different approaches to study immunology."

 etc.

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