Speakers

VIPs        Host        Moderators        Keynote Speakers        Faculty Presenters        Student Presenters

 

VIPs

Teruo Fujii
President
The University of Tokyo

Dr. Teruo Fujii became the 31th President of the University of Tokyo on April 1, 2021, with a six-year term. He was previously Executive Vice President in charge of finance and external relations for the university. He also served as Director General of Institute of Industrial Sciences (IIS) of the university from 2015 to 2018. He received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1993, held research positions at IIS and RIKEN Institute, and became a professor of IIS in 2007. Dr. Fujii’s research specializes in applied microfluidics systems and underwater technology.

Chung-Ming Kuan
President
National Taiwan University

Dr. Chung-Ming Kuan received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, San Diego in 1989. Prior to joining the NTU faculty, he was Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor of Economics with tenure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor of Economics at National Taiwan University, and Distinguished Research Fellow and Director of the Institute of Economics at Academia Sinica. He was elected Academician of Academia Sinica in 2002 and Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 2014. He currently serves as President and Chair Professor of National Taiwan University.

Hsiao-Wei Yuan
Vice President for International Affairs
National Taiwan University

Dr. Hsiao-Wei Yuan joined the faculty at National Taiwan University since she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University, USA. In nearly 30 years of her illustrious career as a champion of international education and biodiversity conservation, Dr. Yuan has received numerous awards and recognitions for her research, teaching, and services. Throughout her career as an advocate for international higher education, she also served as Director for International Affairs of the National Applied Research Laboratories and CEO of the Foundation for International Cooperation for Higher Education of Taiwan.


  

Host

Takeshi Haga
Professor
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
The University of Tokyo

Dr. Takeshi Haga is a Professor at Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco and at Kyoto University. He then joined the faculty at Miyazaki University and returned to the University of Tokyo. His research interests include the control of animal infectious diseases, and pathogenesis of viral cancer. He is a member of Papillomavirus Study Group at International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), and Secretary General of Asian Association of Veterinary Schools (AAVS).


 

Moderators

Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue
Associate Professor, Deputy Hospital Director
Department of Cell Processing and Transfusion, IMSUT CORD, Research Hospital, IMSUT

The University of Tokyo

Nagamura MD, PhD is a physician scientist engaging with the study of possibility of umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (UC-MSC) and clinic in hematology field.
She established umbilical cord blood and UC-MSC bank, namely IMSUT CORD to serve the cells for clinical and research use, off-the-shelf.
IMSUT CORD has manufactured and shipped UC-MSC products for severe acute graft-versus-host disease (Physician’s initiated clinical trial) in 2018-2020, cerebral palsy, and COVID-19-related ARDS in 2021. She continues to explore the possibility of UC-MSC for clinical applications.

Yen-Hsuan Ni
Dean
College of Medicine

National Taiwan University

Dr. Yen-Hsuan Ni is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Dean of College of Medicine at National Taiwan University.
Dr. Ni’s clinical expertise is in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. His research and clinical interests are the followings: (1) pediatric liver diseases: viral hepatitis, NAFLD, hereditary diseases, and transplantation (2) gut microbiota, and (3) pediatric IBD. Dr. Ni participated in many international academic activities; he is the President of 4th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (Taipei, 2012), which convened more than 1800 delegates from 88 countries.

Satoshi Watanabe
Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Special Advisor to the President
Deputy Director, Division for Global Campus Initiatives
The University of Tokyo

Dr. Satoshi Watanabe was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Division for Global Campus Initiatives at UTokyo on April 1, 2021. He has been a Special Advisor to the President since 2019. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1989 and held research positions at the Research Development Corporation of Japan (predecessor of Japan Science and Technology Agency) and Hitachi, Ltd. until 1997. He joined the School of Engineering in 1997 as an associate professor and became a professor in 2004. He was the Director of the Center for International Affairs of the School of Engineering between 2015 and 2018.

Jiun-Haw Lee
Associate Vice President for International Affairs
National Taiwan University

Dr. Jiun-Haw Lee is a Professor in Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, and Department of Electrical Engineering in National Taiwan University (NTU). He is also serving as Associate Vice President for International Affairs in NTU, and Deputy Director of AUO-NTU Joint Research Center. Dr. Lee’s research interests include display technologies, organic light-emitting diode, thin-film solar cells, organic solar cell, and optoelectronic devices.
Dr. Lee is the Conference Chair of “Advances in Display Technologies” in SPIE Photonics West, and Vice Chair of SID Publications. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of JSID and Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Journal.


  

Keynote Speakers

Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi
Professor, Chairman, Division of Infectious Diseases, Advanced Clinical Research Center, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
Director, IMSUT Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Applied Immunology

Dr. Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi graduated from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 1986. His main research themes are viral diseases including viral hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. Since 2021, he has been working on COVID-19 as the chairman of the Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases.

Wang-Huei Sheng
Professor and Chairperson
School of Medicine
National Taiwan University

Dr. Wang-Huei Sheng is a Professor of National Taiwan University College of Medicine. He is also a previous Director of the Center for Infection Control, and Director of Division of Infectious Diseases at National Taiwan University Hospital.
Dr. Sheng is a currently a member of the Society of Emergency Medicine, the Society of Internal Medicine, the Society of Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the Society of AIDS Research, and the Society of Hospital Infection Control in Taiwan. His research interests include infection control of multiple drug resistant bacteria and HIV/viral hepatitis co-infections. Publications include more than 150 SCI manuscripts during 1998-2021.


  

Faculty Presenters

Masatoshi Hori
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Head of the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
Professor of the Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmacology
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture 
The University of Tokyo
Head of the AMED iD3 Catalyst unit

Dr. Masatoshi Hori is a Professor at Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo.
He received Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, then worked as a faculty of the UTokyo.
By solving the unknown mechanisms of skeletal and smooth muscle dysfunction and its regenerative repair function, he will create new treatments for various immunoinflammatory diseases including infectious diseases and fibrosis. In addition, he would like to clarify the molecular mechanism of “organ aging”.

Sieh-Chuen Huang
Professor
College of Law
National Taiwan University

Prof. Sieh-Chuen Huang is a professor of civil law. She received her Bachelor Degree of Laws from NTU, Taiwan (2001) and the master and doctoral degree (Doctor of Juridical Science) from Hokkaido University, Japan (2004 and 2006). She joined the College of Law at NTU in August 2009 and focuses her research interests on family law, guardianship, trusts and estates, empirical legal studies and legal analytics.


  

Student Presenters

Natsu Sasaki
Ph.D. candidate
Department of Mental Health

Graduate School of Medicine
The University of Tokyo

Natsu Sasaki, MD, has worked in occupational mental health field.
She is a research project coordinator on the E-COCO-J study.

Yen-Chen Chen
Ph.D. student
Department of Mathematics Informatics
The University of Tokyo

Yen-Chen Chen graduated from the master course the Department of Applied Mathematics, National Taiwan University and is now a third-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Mathematics Informatics, the University of Tokyo. His research interest is high-performance computing and his current research focus is parallel-in-time methods.

Cheng-Chieh Lin
Ph.D. candidate
International Graduate Program of Molecular Science and Technology at National Taiwan University (NTU-MST)

Cheng-Chieh Lin is currently a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Prof. Chun-Wei Chen in the International Graduate Program of Molecular Science and Technology at National Taiwan University (NTU-MST). His research interests have focused on the development of semiconductor materials and their application for optoelectronic devices and photocatalysts.

Yin-Yan Yeung
Ph.D. student
Department of Forestry and Resource Conservation
National Taiwan University

Yin-Yan Yeung is a PhD student of Department of Forestry and Resource Conservation. Her research interest is Forestry Therapy. Given her past career as a clinical psychologist, she is interested to combine Nature-based Therapy with Cognitive-behavioral Therapy for treatment of anxiety-depressed patients. With provision of psychological services online, she has her clinical practice parallel to her research conduction. She hopes that she can integrate knowledge and skills in an evidence-based manner to benefit the society.