The 12th Science Café event titled "Challenge the Limit of MRI! -Live Imaging, from Neural Activity to Immune Reaction-" to be held on May 3, 2013.

Science café series titled "Science Café on the Edge: What the Cutting-Edge Researchers are Searching and Finding" have been held as part of outreach activities of the AKIRA Project, FIRST Program for the purpose of introducing research activities and achievements to the general public in an easy-to-understand manner.

20130503_yoshioka_cafe_page1.jpgのサムネール画像Science cafés are interactive events where the public scientists and people in a local community can enjoy face-to-face conversation with scientists about latest topics of science in a casual setting. A facilitator assists in the smooth discussion between participants and scientists.

In the 12th Science Café event to be held at Suita campus as a part of the Osaka University Icho Festival held on May 2 & May 3, 2013. We look forward to your participation in the event.

Why not came to our science café event to talk with researchers during Golden Week?

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The 12th Science Café

      "Challenge the Limit of MRI! -Live imaging,from Neural Activity to Immune Reaction-"
    Date & Time:
      Friday (National Holiday) , May 3, 2013
        Alliance Hall, 1F Techno Alliance Complex, Osaka University (Suita Campus)
      • Prof. Yoshichika Yoshioka
      • (Specially Appointed Professor, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University)
      • Assoc. Prof. Jun Sakanoue
      • (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University)
        Approx. 100 people (*No pre-registration is required.)
      • Research Planning & Management Office, WPI-IFReC

      • TEL:06-6879-4273


      "The Forefront of Biofunctional Imaging"

      Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the medical imaging techniques used for tomography on the occasion of injury and disease diagnosis. Although MRI tends to be confused with X ray and CT scan, the principle of MRI technique is totally different from that of X ray and CT scan. The MRI machine and imaging technique  have made innovative development ever since their invention.  And, it is shown that MRI has the potential to be applied for various research in life science as well as for diagnosis of injury.
      MRI images taken by the Prof. Yoshioka's laboratory have one of the best and highest qualities in the world. You will be surprised at the various utilization of MRI and at fine images that nobody has ever seen before.

      Guest's Profile

      Prof. Yoshichika Yoshioka

      20130503_yoshioka_photo.jpgAfter receiving his Ph.D. from Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Prof. Yoshioka engaged in research at School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University and Advanced Medical Science Research, Iwate Medical University. He is currently a Specially Appointed Professor of WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University. His current research includes the development of non-invasive in vivo visualization of immune system in small animals and humans.


      Facilitator's Profile

      Assoc. Prof. Jun Sakanoue

      After receiving his Ph.D. from Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku University, Assoc. Prof. Sakanoue worked for the Ministry of Welfare and a private corporations.

      He is currently a Specially Appointed Associate Professor of WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, and is in charge of public relations and research management.


      *The name of Science café organized by the AKIRA Project has been changed from "Café on the edge" into "Science café on the edge".



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