Science for Tomorrow

In Tokyo, many high school and university students gathered to listen to inspiring talks by great scientists. The students also engaged directly with the speakers in group work sessions, and laboratory workshops on the theme of “Science for Tomorrow.”

The symposium was organized by Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with Molecular Frontiers Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Time: October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017 Location: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan


Tim Hunt, 2001 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, United Kingdom: My Life as a Scientist
Joseph L. Kirschvink, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan: Earth’s Magnetic Biosphere
Bengt Nordén, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden: Discovery of a stretched conformation of DNA – could it have a biological role?
Yoshinori Ohsumi, 2016 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Japan: What is autophagy? A dynamic cellular recycling process
Ada E. Yonath, 2009 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Israel: Next generation environmental friendly antibiotics
Hideki Shirakawa, 2000 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Japan

Video recordings of four of the presentations available below!