Symposium / Experience

4th International Joint Symposium between University of Freiburg, University of Adelaide, and Nagoya University (FAN)

Opening Remarks at the Symposium Symposium Participants

The 2nd International Joint Symposium between University of Adelaide, University of Freiburg, and Nagoya University was held on October 15-17 on our campus. Each university takes a turn in hosting the symposium every 6 months, and it is our second time to host the symposium since last March. Many researchers attended the symposium to promote a joint educational program between the 3 universities, and to seek opportunities to engage in research collaborations.
The symposium started with welcoming remarks by Dean Prof. Masahide Takahashi from the Graduate School of Medicine Nagoya University. 13 researchers from the 3 universities gave presentations, targeting 3 research areas - Neurology, Geriatrics, and Cancer & Psycooncology. After the presentations, an active Q and A session took place, and the symposium ended as a great success. The outcome will play a great role in developing possible collaborations in the future. Additionally, an academic strategy meeting was held on October 16, and direction and future issues regarding academic collaborations were discussed.
Moreover, a student session was included as a new approach to the program. Students from Nagoya University and University of Adelaide gave presentations as well. The purpose of this session was to create an opportunity for the exchange of information. Following the symposium, students from the University of Adelaide were placed in laboratories related to their research for 2 weeks.
We hope that not only faculties, but also students will establish deeper relationships that serve to promote further interactions among the 3 universities through this experience.

October 15

Opening Remarks : Masahide Takahashi, Dean of Graduate School of Medicine
Session 1 Neurology / Neurosurgery
  • Lyndsey Collins-Praino (University of Adelaide)
    Investigating the complex relationship between neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and long-term functional outcomes in an experimental model of traumatic brain injury.
  • Renee Turner (University of Adelaide)
    A novel approach to improving clinical translation in stroke: Targeting cerebral oedema in a large animal model
  • Masahisa Katsuno (Nagoya University)
    Molecular pathogenesis and therapy of motor neuron disease
  • Atsushi Natsume (Nagoya University)
    Clinical relevance of the molecular classification of lower-grade gliomas
Session 2 Geriatrics
  • Renuka Visvanathan (University of Adelaide)
    Achieving Healthy Aging By Addressing Frailty
  • Masafumi Kuzuya (Nagoya University)
    Our Current Clinical and Basic Research Targets –from Geriatric Department in the Super-Aged Society
Session3 Cancer & Psychooncology
  • Christoph Peters (University of Freiburg)
    Proteases in Cancer Progression
  • Michael Wirsching (University of Freiburg)
    Psychooncology – Clinic, Training, Research
  • Tomoya Yamaguchi (Nagoya University)
    ROR1, a transcriptional target of TTF-1/NKX2-1 oncogene, sustains lineage-survival signaling in lung adenocarcinoma
Students’ Session,
Benjamin Leow (university of Adelaide)
Natasha Friend (University of Adelaide)
Yasuhiro Hijikata (Nagoya University)
Yipeng Han(Nagoya University)

October 16

  • Alastair Burt (University of Adelaide)
  • Christiane Niess (University of Adelaide)
    The University of Adelaide and the Joint PhD Program between Nagoya and Adelaide
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