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  • Professor Kazunori Kataoka attended the Leo Esaki Prize ceremony.

Awards ceremony was held
on October 17, 2012.
The Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki (headed by Leo Esaki) announced that the 9th Leo Esaki Prize was awarded to Professor Kazunori Kataoka, Graduate Schools of Engineering / Medicine, the University of Tokyo. This award is presented to support remarkable international scholarly research in the field of nanotechnology. The awards ceremony for this Leo Esaki Prize will be held in October 2012 in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. (Detail)


  • Dr. Leo Esaki visited Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Professor, Graduate Schools of Engineering and Medicine on Oct. 1.

    Dr. Leo Esaki, Chairman of The Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki and his wife - Mrs. Masako Esaki visited Dr. Kazunori Kataoka,Professor, Graduate Schools of Engineering and Medicine, the University of Tokyo who recently received the Leo Esaki Prize, in the afternoon of Monday, October 1, 2012. (Detail)

  • Professor Kazunori Kataoka awarded the Humboldt Research Award

Awards ceremony was held
on March 23, 2012.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany announced that this year’s Humboldt Research Award was granted to Professor Kazunori Kataoka of Graduate schools of Engineering and Medicine, the University of Tokyo. Initiated by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, an institution funded by the German government, the award is presented to support remarkable international scholarly research where fundamental discoveries or new theories have had a significant impact on the academic disciplines of humanities, social sciences, chemistry, engineering, medicine, or agriculture. Recipients are expected to continue their involvement in cutting-edge research. (Detail)

  • Kataoka Lab.'s paper entitled "Accumulation of sub-100 nm polymeric micelles in poorly permeable tumours depends on size" was published in Nature Nanotechnology. (Published online: 23 October 2011; doi:10.1038/nnano.2011.166)
    In this study, we improved the tissue penetration and efficacy of polymeric micelles against poorly permeable pancreatic cancers by controlling their size below 50 nm. We also demonstrated that the penetration of the larger micelles could be enhanced by using a transforming growth factor-β inhibitor. Our findings should provide important knowledge for designing nanocarriers for the targeting intractable cancers. This study was published in Nature Nanotechnology. (Published online: 23 October 2011;doi:10.1038/nnano.2011.166)
    Abstract:http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nnano.2011.166.html

  • CMSI retreat (annual camp) was held on October 1-2, 2011.


Outcomes of the CMSI curriculum 2011 achieved to date were shared with presentations of the CMSI summer internship students and case study groups as well as poster presentations by graduate students from an integrated fields involving medicine, engineering and pharmaceutical sciences, and furthermore,lectures were given by prime researchers from both medical devices field and corporate enterprise. There were heated discussion among the participants from integrated field.

  • Communicating with an astronaut Dr. Satoshi Furukawa (Jul 20, 2011)
The students from Faculty of Medicine who belong to Tetsumon Club succeeded in communicating with an astronaut Dr. Satoshi Furukawa who has been playing an active part in International Space Station (ISS), who is also a graduate from Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, on Wednesday, July 20 at Faculty of Engineering Building 12 in Asano Campus, the University of Tokyo. The Global COE Program Center of Medical System Innovation (CMSI) cooperated in conducting the event.

Report

Tetsumon Dayori

(2011. 9.10)

  • CMSI Annual Symposium was held. (Feb 22, 2011)


Plenary lectures by top scientists in the field of multidisciplinary area and student presentations of achievements in CMSI curriculum such as summer internship, poster award, and case study were provided at the symposium. Business person and scientific attache of embassies in Japan participated in the student presentation as judges.

  • Brown-Bag Lunch Meeting with US Ambassador Roos at The University of Tokyo was organized by CMSI and held (Dec 2, 2010)


Differences in educational system between US and Japan, entreprenuership, overseas study, leadership, politics, economics, etc. were discussed extensively over lunch. (Report)