TOKYO 2019THE AGE TO COME
Sun. 17 March, Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2009
President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Professor Emerita, Morris Herzstein Endowed Chair in Biology and Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
She is a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research. She shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.
Laureate in Economic Sciences 2015
Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Presidential Professor, University of Southern California
His interests include health, development, poverty, inequality, and wellbeing. He received Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare” in 2015. He was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to economics and international affairs in 2016.
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2018
Deputy Director-General and Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS)
President, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe
He was a professor at the School of Medicine of Osaka University, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Kyoto University. Today, he is a Deputy Director-General and Distinguished Professor of Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS).
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2001
Visiting Researcher, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
He was, until his retirement in 2010, a principal scientist at Cancer Research UK, Clare Hall Laboratories. In July 1982, he discovered cyclins, which turned out to be components of “Key Regulator(s) of the Cell Cycle”. This led to a share of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001.
Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2013Professor, University of California, BerkeleyInvestigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
He developed a genetic and biochemical approach to the study of eukaryotic membrane traffic. Among his awards are the Gairdner International Award, the Albert Lasker Award in Basic Medical Research and in 2013, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with James Rothman and Thomas Südhof.
Professor, Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo
Hiroko Akiyama, a social psychologist, is professor at the Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo and the former vice president of Science Council of Japan. Professor Akiyama has conducted a number of cross-national surveys and is widely recognized as an expert on issues of global aging.
The Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Emeritus, the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies, Princeton University
She has written extensively on health over the life course. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the NIH-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science, and the Committee on National Statistics.
Professor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Yuko Fujigaki received Ph.D. at University of Tokyo in 1990. She worked as an assistant professor in Univ. of Tokyo (1990-1996), a Vice Director in Research, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (1996-2000), an associate professor at Univ. of Tokyo (2000-2009) and a professor (2010-).
Emeritus Professor, Tohoku University
She is former Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) at the Cabinet Office. Prior to joining the CSTI, she spent two years at the OECD and ten years at the Tohoku University.
Professor of Gerontology, University of Oxford
Sarah served on the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, and chaired the UK government's Foresight Review on Ageing Populations. She is a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, and a non-exec Director of Health Data Research UK. Sarah was appointed a CBE in 2018 for services to Demography.
Representative Director & President of ExaWizards Inc.
Visiting Professor, Shizuoka University
Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Former Director at Recruit Institute of Technology and Executive Manager of R&D at Recruit Holdings. Founded a big data startup that creates aggregation services in support of marketing professionals and sold it to Recruit Holdings, the parent company of indeed.com.
Professor and Chairman, Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nephrology
Vice Director, Center for Supercentenarian Medical Research, Keio University
He is the president of Japanese Society of Hypertension and the president of Japan Society of Endocrinology. He is the conference president of International Society of Hypertension 2022. He aims at the pre-emptive medicine for metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney diseases.
Senior Specialist, National Diet Library
He received his Ph.D. from Osaka University. He was Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo, and is seconded to National Diet Library. His current research focuses on public finance and social security policy in the ageing society.
Director, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Dr. Ryuta Kawashima is a Director of Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC), Tohoku University from 2014. He has succeeded in developing and spreading the use of a new system to improve the cognitive function of seniors.
Professor Emeritus, Newcastle University
His research examines why and how we age, including the causes of age-related disease. He is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and advises the UK government and international organizations on aspects of population ageing, as well as working with the business, professional and voluntary sectors.
Professor, College of Economics and Population Research Institute, Nihon University
Yasuhiko Saito obtained his Ph.D. (Sociology) from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. He is a demographer in training and working on aging and health in both developed and developing countries in recent years.
President and CEO, CYBERDYNE Inc.
Professor, University of Tsukuba
He created the new academic field of “Cybernics,” which is centered around systems of human, robots, and information. In 2004, he established CYBERDYNE, INC. to address social challenges through Cybernics, which led to development of “Medical HAL” that is now used for treatment in Japan, U.S. and Europe. He works to bring about further innovation in a global scale.
Chief Scientific Officer, Nobel Media AB
Following Fellowships at Oxford, Harvard and the University of Heidelberg he pursued research in developmental neuroscience at Oxford University, before moving into science publishing, working as a Chief Editor and Publisher with Elsevier and Nature Publishing Group. He joined Nobelprize.org, now Nobel Media, in 2006.
Professor, Deputy Executive Vice-President for Research, Kyoto University
After PhD at Kyoto University (1988), She moved to France to work as a posdoc in Prof. Nicole Le Douarin’s laboratory (1988-1991). Following 3-year stay in USA, Team Leader at RIKEN, Professor at NAIST, she moved to Kyoto Univ (2012).
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