Professor Akira, the Core Researcher, took the podium and the Project opened a booth at the Business Matching Symposium

"FIRST Program Business Matching Symposium in Kyoto", supported by Cabinet Office and organized by Nikkei BP Consulting, Inc., was held at the Silk Hall of  Kiratto Plaza Kyoto Sangyo Kaikan on February 10, Monday, 2014, with 337 participants in total.


As the AKIRA Project we opened a booth and introduced our research and some of our outcomes in plain language, utilizing a video, brochures, and panels.


Professor Shizuo Akira, the Core Researcher of the Project, gave a lecture themed, "Research aiming for elucidation of immune mechanism & manipulation of immune responses - outcomes of the AKIRA Project, FIRST Program & our future prospect," and presented the research achievements of the AKIRA Project to date. Further, he participated in the panel discussion entitled, "Japan's medical industries to be successful in the world; the barrier to overcome," and actively exchanged views on how large-scale research programs as the FIRST Program should be managed and outcomes of such programs could be transferred to the industry.


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