The Chemical Society of Japan will co-host "Japan-UK Science, Technology & Innovation Symposium 2014 in London".
At this symposium, Prof. Suga will lecture on "Pseudo‐Natural Product Synthesis and Drug Applications", and Professor Schofield will lecture on "The Chemistry of Oxygen Sensing in Humans ".
Some natural products generated from microorganisms show efficacies on the mechanisms of occurrence of human diseases, and thus provide precursors of drug development. Meanwhile, the discovery of such molecules relies on "the matter of luck" rather than a platform technology. We here conduct research to devise platform technologies that enable us to discover functional "natural product‐like" molecules in a systematic manner. Such molecular technologies can lead a paradigm shift from a "by chance" to "reliable" drug discovery process, which brings about a new stream of innovation contributing to human health. Prof. Suga will introduce some of his unique and exciting achievements this in his lecture.
We hope that this special opportunity of meeting these leading scientists at the Embassy will be a memorable occasion where scientists from Japan and the UK will reinforce the strong scientific and cultural ties between the two countries.
|■ Master of Ceremony Mr. Atsushi Oku, First Secretary ; Embassy of Japan in the UK|
Mr. Nobuyuki Kawashima, Executive Director, The Chemical Society of Japan
H.E. Mr. Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan
|■ Chairman Dr. Atsushi Oku, First Secretary (Science and Technology)|
|15:15‐16:15||Professor Hiroaki Suga, The University of Tokyo
'Pseudo‐Natural Product Synthesis and Drug Applications'
|16:15‐17:15||Professor Christopher J Schofield, University of Oxford
'The Chemistry of Oxygen Sensing in Humans'
|Date||Wednesday, March 5th, 15:00‐17:15, followed by Reception Party|
|Venue||Embassy of Japan in the UK 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT United Kingdomweb site|
|Contact||Atsushi Oku, First Secretary (Science and Technology)