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KAKENHI International Symposium on
“Studying the Function of Soft Molecular Systems”
【 Date 】
June 26 - June 28, 2017
【 Venue 】
11-1 Kita 1 Jo Nishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo,Hokkaido, JAPAN
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Monday, June 26
Opening Remarks by Tahei TAHARA
Outline of Group A01 by Akio KITAO
A01 Akio KITAO (The University of Tokyo)
"Softness-function relationship in large molecules and molecular assemblies investigated at atomic resolution"
A01 Minoru SAKURAI (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Elucidation of the mechanism of multidrug recognition in transporter proteins and the molecular design of their inhibitors"
A01 Toshifumi MORI (Institute for Molecular Science)
"Molecular study of the interplay between chemical reactions and protein conformational changes in biomolecular systems"
A01 Kang KIM (Osaka University)
"Water like polyamorphism in a monoatomic potential model: liquid-liquid transition and glassy dynamics"
A01 Akihiro MORITA (Tohoku University)
"Theory of structure and functions of liquid and polymer interfaces"
Coffee Break (30 min.)
John E. STRAUB (Boston University, USA)
"Role of membrane domains and interfaces in promoting protein assembly and function"
A01 Norio YOSHIDA (Kyushu University)
"Theoretical study of ion transportation of light-driven channel"
A01 Hajime TORII (Shizuoka University)
"Structural formation, dynamical behavior, and spectra of complex interaction systems of water, ions, and biomolecules"
A01 Shigehiko HAYASHI (Kyoto University)
"Theoretical analysis and rational design of catalytic activity of flexible molecules"
Paul M. CHAMPION (Northeastern University, USA)
"Proton tunneling in proteins"
End of Session
Tuesday, June 27
Outline of Group A02 by Yasuhisa MIZUTANI
A02 Yasuhisa MIZUTANI (Osaka University)
"Time-resolved observation and elucidation of functionally-important molecular flexibility"
A02 Masaaki FUJII (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Structual variety and solvation dynamics of hydrogen-bonded system studied by gas-phase spectroscopy"
A02 Satoshi TAKAHASHI (Tohoku University)
"Investigation on the dynamics of protein folding by single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy"
A02 Tahei TAHARA (RIKEN)
"Study of complex molecular systems by ultrafast and nonlinear spectroscopy"
Coffee Break (30 min.)
Stephen R. MEECH (University of East Anglia, UK)
"Photo-switches in chemistry and nature – Time resolved studies"
A02 Kenta MIZUSE (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Study of intermolecular dynamics on the basis of optical control, spectroscopy, and direct imaging of molecular clusters"
Lunch (95 min.)
A02 Ryota IINO (Institute for Molecular Science)
"High-speed single-molecule measurement of molecular motors with metallic nanoprobes"
A02 Akira YAMAKATA (Toyota Technological Institute)
"Reaction dynamics at the liquid/solid soft-interfaces"
A02 Takayuki UCHIHASHI (Nagoya University)
"Oligomeric state and conformational dynamics of eubacterial ion-pumping rhodopsin studied by high-speed AFM"
Break (10 min.)
Outline of Group A03 by Hideki KANDORI
A03 Hideki KANDORI (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
"Soft” structure-function relationship revealed by functional conversion of photoreceptive proteins"
A03 Tetsuro MURAHASHI (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Organo-transition metal clusters: synthesis and elucidation of dynamic structures"
A03 Takashi NAKANISHI (National Institute for Materials Science)
"Development of photo-responsible supramolecular materials with precise molecular design"
Coffee Break (40 min.)
A03 Michito YOSHIZAWA (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Coordination-driven double capsules with multiple polyaromatic panels"
A03 Shun HIROTA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
"Creation of functional protein oligomers utilizing the structural change of the flexible loop region"
Mordechai SHEVES (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Light activation mechanism of retinal proteins"
End of Session
Wednesday, June 28
A03 Yoshimitsu SAGARA (Hokkaido University)
"Development of mechanoresponsive luminescent materials utilizing flexible cyclophanes"
A03 Koji NAKANO (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
"Integration and optical properties of helicenes with nonplanar π-conjugated skeletons"
A03 Osamu SATO (Kyushu University)
"Development of switchable soft molecular crystals"
Poster Session (Odd Numbers)
Lunch (60 min.)
Poster Session (Even Numbers)
Concluding Remarks by Tahei TAHARA
End of Symposium
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