Important: OBTRC workshop has been postponed deu to the influence of the COVID-19.


Optobiotechnology center (OBTRC) in Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT) organizes an international workshop for encouraging young researchers to discuss their recent studies and cultivate their international relationships. The workshop will be held on 30th of October at Nagoya Institute of Technology in conjunction with the 19th international conference on retinal proteins (ICRP2020) in Ise-Shima (From 1st to 6th of November). Many researchers studying retinal proteins, which is one of the reading research field closely relating to our research concept (optobiotechnology), will get together in ICRP2020. Therefore, we decided to organize the satellite workshop in Nagoya and would like to welcome the participants of ICRP2020, especially students and postdocs, presenting their recent advances with oral form [If the submitted abstract is approved by us, we would like to treat the speaker as invited]. We also sincerely welcome two keynote lecturers (Profs. Klaus Peter Hofmann and Mordechai Sheves), who are distinguished researchers in the field of retinal proteins. They will give us lectures including historical backgrounds of the research field as special seminars of Frontier Research Institutes. Thus, we also welcome students in master and Ph.D courses in NIT. Finally, we are looking forward to meeting all of people who are interested in this workshop, especially young researchers all over the world.

There is no fee to participate the workshop!
Yuji Furutani, Satoshi Tsunoda and Kota Katayama
Organizers of the OBTRC International Workshop

Prof. Klaus P. Hofmann


Prof. Klaus Peter Hofmann

Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Prof. Mordechai Sheves


Prof. Mordechai Sheves

Department of Organic Chemistry
Weizmann Institute of Science

PROGRAM (Tentative)

30th of October)
  8:50-9:00 Opening Remarks  
  9:00-10:30 Oral Presentations 1  
  10:30-10:45 Coffee Break  
  10:45-11:30 Oral Presentations 2  
K1 11:30-12:30 Keynote Lecture 1 (Special Seminar)  
  12:30-14:00 Lunch  
  14:00-14:45 Oral Presentations 3  
  14:45-15:00 Coffee Break  
K2 15:00-16:00 Keynote Lecture 2 (Special Seminar)  
  16:00-17:30 Oral Presentations 4  
  17:30-17:40 Closing Remarks  
  18:30-20:30 Banquet  


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