Meeting Title: 21st IUPAB Congress 2024 (IUPAB2024), Date: June 24 (Mon) – 28 (Fri),Venue: ICC Kyoto(Kyoto International Conference Center)

Invited Speakers

Plenary Lecture

Lecture title : TBA (27. June, 2024 9:00-9:50 (JST))

Speaker: Dr. David Baker
Dr. David Baker Director, Institute for Protein Design
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Henrietta and Aubrey Davis Endowed Professor of Biochemistry, University of Washington
Adjunct Professor, Genome Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics, University of Washington

Lecture title: Filming Biomolecules in Dynamic Action by High-speed AFM (26 June, 2024 9:00-9:50(JST))

Speaker: Prof. Toshio Ando
Prof. Toshio Ando Distinguished Professor, Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Kanazawa University

Lecture title [TBC]: Exploration of Biological Diversity (24. June, 2024 13:30-14:20 (JST))

Speaker: Prof. Feng Zhang
Prof. Feng Zhang Core Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience at MIT
Associate Professor, Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering, MIT
New York Stem Cell Foundation-Robertson Investigator

Keynote Lecture

Lecture title: Accurate Models for Interrogating and Engineering Biomolecular Condensates (26 June, 2024 16:00-16:50 (JST))

Prof. Jerelle A. Joseph
Prof. Jerelle A. Joseph Jerelle Joseph holds a PhD in Chemistry (Computational) from the University of Cambridge, and an MPhil in Chemistry and a BSc in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of the West Indies. She conducted postdoctoral studies as a research fellow at King’s College Cambridge and in the lab of Rosana Collepardo. Currently, Jerelle is an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University. Her research group focuses on developing accurate computer models to investigate biomolecular organization and engineer intracellular compartments.

Lecture title[TBC]: Cytoplasmic Mechanics in the Maturation and Aging of Mammalian Oocytes (26 June, 2024 17:00-17:50 (JST))

Prof. Rong Li
Prof. Rong Li Dr. Rong Li received her BS and MS degrees from Yale University and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. She is currently Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University, and Distinguish Professor and Director of Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore. She studies cellular dynamics and mechanics, focusing on understanding the morphogenesis, homeostasis, adaptation and aging of eukaryotic cells.

Lecture title: Molecular Simulations Open a Window into Cellular Dynamics (26 June, 2024 17:00-17:50 (JST))

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hummer
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hummer Director, Department of Theoretical Biophysics, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland Professor of Biophysics, Department of Physics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland Senior Fellow, Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Gerhard Hummer studied physics at the University of Vienna, Austria (1985-1990). After PhD studies at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (1990-1992), he joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) as a postdoctoral fellow (1993-1996) and then as group leader (1996-1999). In 1999, he moved to the National Institutes of Health (USA), where he became Chief of the Theoretical Biophysics Section in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics. In 2013 he was appointed director at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany. Gerhard Hummer uses molecular simulations and theory to study biological systems at the molecular scale.

Lecture title: Searching for Universal Laws in Evolved and Evolvable Complex Biological Systems (25. June, 2024 9:00-9:50 (JST))

Speaker:Kunihiko Kaneko
Prof. Kunihiko Kaneko Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo.
Kunihiko Kaneko earned his Ph.D. in chaos theory from the University of Tokyo in 1984. His career includes postdoctoral research at Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Assistant/Associate Professorship at the University of Tokyo, and Stanislaw Ulam Fellow at Los Alamos. He served as a professor at the University of Tokyo (1994-2022) and then joined the NBI. He held directorial roles at the Universal Biology Institute and the Center for Complex Systems Biology, while he was a visiting professor at several institutions including Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, Ecole Normale Lyon, and Osaka University. He works in theoretical biophysics, to extract universal characteristics in hierarchical biological systems.

Lecture title[TBC]: Decoding regeneration using computer designed proteins (28 June, 2024 9:00-9:50 (JST))

Speaker:Hannele Ruohola-Baker
Prof. Hannele Ruohola-Baker


IUPAB2024_List of invited speakers