Workshop on Sustainable Development


2nd Stockholm-Tokyo Workshop

Multidisciplinary collaboration for sustainable development

Tokyo, 28th-30th October, 2018, Hongo Campus

Sunday 28 October: 18:00-20:30 Welcome Reception
Venue to be announced later

Monday 29 October: Plenary symposium, The Ito Hall

9:00-9:10 Opening session

– President Makoto Gonokami of The University of Tokyo (tentative)

– Prof. Peter Gudmundson and video messages from the presidents of KI, KTH and SU.

9:10-10:25 Healthy aging (1): Biological mechanisms regulating healthy and maladaptive ageing

Chairs:  Prof. Haruhiko Bito (MED), Prof. Erik Lindahl (KTH, SU)


– Dean, Prof. Kohei Miyazono (MED)

TGF-β family signaling in healthy signaling: An overview

– Prof. Makoto Murakami (MED)

Phospholipid metabolism in healthy and maladaptive ageing


– Prof. Maria Lindskog (KI)

Increasing resilience with a balanced neuron-astrocyte interaction

Coffee break
10:45-12:00 Healthy ageing (2):

Chairs: Director, Prof. Junichiro Okata (IOG), Prof. Laura Fratiglioni (KI)


-Prof. Katsuya Iijima (IOG)

To achieve healthy ageing and well-being: Multi-faceted action
research of ”Frailty prevention”


-Prof. Miia Kivipelto (KI)

     [Subject to be announced]

-Prof. Joakim Gustafsson (KTH)

Social robots for the elderly – companionship with a purpose 

12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:20-13:30 Group Photo
13:30-14:45 Sustainable  materials

Chairs: Prof. Junichiro Shiomi (ENG), Prof. Anders Karlhede (SU)


-Prof. Akira Isogai(AG)

TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibers and nanocrystals:

   New bio-based nanomaterials for establishment of a sustainable society


-Prof. Lennart Bergström (SU)

Nanocellulose-based hybrid foams and films: from single-fibril properties to
assembly of high-performance materials

       -Prof. Daniel Söderberg (KTH)

Developing processes for fabrication of high-performance bio-based materials

Coffee break
15:00-16:40 Bridging materials and life science by electron microscopy

Chairs: Prof. Naoya Shibata (ENG), Prof. Lennart Nilsson (KI)


-Prof. Yuichi Ikuhara (ENG) (Material)

Atomic Resolution STEM Characterization of Grain Boundaries and
Surfaces in Energy Materials

-Prof. Masahide Kikkawa (MED)(Life Science)

 Combination of cryo-electron microscopy and genetics for studying
eukaryotic cellular structures


-Prof. Xiaodong Zou (SU)

Electron microscopy as an important tool for developing new materials for sustainable society

-Prof. Björn Högberg (KI)

DNA Origami and what it can help us learn about biology

16:40-17:40 Tour of the campus and electron microscope centers
18:00- Dinner


Tuesday 30 October: 9:00-15:00 Satellite workshops

Time table and venue to be decided by each satellite coordinator

(1)  Biological mechanisms regulating healthy and maladaptive aging

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Haruhiko Bito (MED)

Stockholm coordinator: Prof. Maria Lindskog (KI)

(2)  Healthy aging and well-being: From social science aspects [subject to be confirmed]

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Katsuya Iijima (IOG), Prof. Yuto Kitamura (EDU)

Stockholm coordinator: Prof. Malgosia Malec (SU), Prof. Laura Fratiglioni (KI)

(3) New technologies: Electron microscopy

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Naoya Shibata (ENG)

Stockholm coordinator: Prof. Xiaodong Zou (SU), Jonas Weissenrieder (KTH)

(4) Sustainable materials

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Akira Isogai (AG)

Stockholm coordinator: Prof. Lennart Bergstrom (SU), and Prof. Lars Wågberg (KTH)

(5) Sustainabiity and resilience challenges in an era of ageing populations and expanding and shrinking cities

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Kensuke Fukushi (IR3S)

Stockholm coordinator: Prof. Thomas Elmqvist (SU)

(6) New technologies: Multiscale computation

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Junichiro Shiomi (ENG)

Stockholm coordinator: Prof. Erik Lindahl (KTH, SU)

(7) Nano-biomaterials

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Yuji Teramura (ENG)

Stockholm coordinator: Prof. Agneta Richter-Dahlfors (KI)

(8) Arctic

UTokyo coordinator: Prof. Hideaki Murayama (Frontier)

Stockholm: Prof. Magnus Burman (KTH)

15:00-16:00 Gather and summarize, The Yayoi-Ichijyo Hall

Prof. Shu Takagi (ENG)

16:00-17:00 Poster sessions on-going collaborations
Venue: The foyer in Ichijo hall
18:00 Dinner with the satellite group (Optional)

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