Symposium / Experience

1st Joint Symposium between Lund and Nagoya

An International Joint Symposium, a Signing Ceremony of Agreement for a Joint PhD Program, and a Strategy Session between Lund University and Nagoya University were held on January 18-20.

Symposium Participants

The Signing Ceremony

The 1st International Joint Symposium between Lund University and Nagoya University was held on January 18. The symposium started with welcoming remarks by Dean Prof. Masahide Takahashi from the Graduate School of Medicine Nagoya University and Dean Prof. Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson from the School of Medicine Lund University. After the introduction of both universities, 8 researchers gave presentations targeting 3 research areas - Cancer, Neurology and Orthopedics. Many researchers and students attended the symposium and an active Q & A session took place after the presentations. The symposium ended as a great success.

The Signing Ceremony was held on October 19. The Agreement of a Joint Degree Program between both universities was signed. Dean Prof. Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Vice Dean Prof. Cecilia Lundberg, Pro-Dean Prof. Lars Dahlin from the School of Medicine Lund University and President Seiichi Matsuo from Nagoya University, Dean Prof. Masahide Takahashi, Vice Dean Prof. Kenji Kadomatsu from the Graduate School of Medicine signed an agreement for a Joint PhD Program. The discussion took place regarding establishing a new education program, “International Collaborative Program in Comprehensive Medical Science between Nagoya University and Lund University” (tentative) which offers a joint PhD Degree in Medicine. Additionally, the Strategy Session between both universities was held and active discussion took place regarding the Joint PhD Program, the exchange of medical students, education of graduate students with research collaborations, and a partnership for exploring the seeds for research colla Through this experience, we hope that we will establish deeper relationships between both universities that serve to promote further research and educational collaboration among faculty members.

January 18

Opening Remarks Prof. Masahide Takahashi, Dean of Graduate School of Medicine Nagoya University
Prof. Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Dean of School of Medicine Lund University
Session 1 Research Overview-Lund University and Nagoya University
  • Dean Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson (Lund University)
    Prof. Lars Dahlin (Lund University)
    Lund University Faculty of Medicine: Research Overview
  • .Prof. Kenji Kadomatsu (Nagoya University)
    Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine: Research Overview
Session 2 Cancer
  • Prof. Takashi Takahashi (Nagoya University)
    ROR1, a transcriptional target of the TTF-1/NKX2-1 lineage-survival oncogene, sustains lung adenocarcinoma survival
  • Prof. David Gisselsson Nord (Lund University)
    Molecular dissection of cancer cell diversity over anatomic space and treatment time
Session 3 Neuroscience
  • .Prof. Masahisa Katsuno (Nagoya University)
    Molecular pathogenesis and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Prof. Cecilia Lundberg (Lund University)
    Development of in vivo gene therapy methods to treat Parkinson’s disease.
  • Prof. Malin Parmar (Lund University)
    Towards a stem cell based therapy for Parkinson’s disease
Session 4 Orthopedics
  • A/ Prof. Hiroshi Kitoh (Nagoya University)
    Treatment strategies for achondroplasia
  • Prof. Lars Dahlin (Lund University)
    Diagnosis and treatment of nerve tumors – a challenge with a mixture of neuroscience, orthopedics, hand surgery and cancer research
  • Prof. Martin Englund (Nagoya University)
    The tale of meniscus tears, knee symptoms and osteoarthritis

January 19


General about Opportunities for International Students at Lund University
Prof. Cecilia Lundberg (Lund University)
Ms. Karin Frydenlund (Lund University)

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