November 20 (Mon) at 14:45 - 18:00, 2023 (JST)
  • Satoshi Horike (Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
  • Yoshihiro Morishita (Team Leader, Laboratory for Developmental Morphogeometry, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR))

14:45-15:00 Teatime discussion

15:00-16:00 Talk by Dr. Satoshi Horike (Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Title: Material science of new glasses of metal-molecular architectures
Abstract: The three major materials - ceramics, metals and organic polymers - all form glass phases and underpin our daily lives and industry. Unlike crystals, glasses have a random structure and designing their molecular structures and properties is still a major challenge. In this talk, I will present research on new glasses made of metals and molecules. It will discuss how the glasses are designed and synthesised, as well as the unique glass structures and functions that result from the metal-molecule chemical bonds.

16:15-17:15 Talk by Prof. Yoshihiro Morishita (RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Team leader)
Title: Optimal coding design of positional information and an appropriate spacetime coordinate system to capture an archetype of organ morphogenetic dynamics
Abstract: We are engaged in developmental biology research at the intersection of experimentation and theory, driven by a curiosity to understand the laws governing organogenesis. Ideally, we aim to mathematically represent these laws and find commonalities across species and organs. In this seminar, I will present research on a coding design of spatial information within developing tissues, as well as propose spacetime coordinates to directly and quantitatively compare the morphogenetic dynamics of homologous organs across species with different sizes and developmental rates. Furthermore, we will introduce results suggesting the existence of speceis-independent morphogenetic dynamics (a kind of archetype) achieved by applying these methods to biological data.

17:15-18:00 Discussion

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