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date May 5th-6th, 2014

Bordeaux-Kyoto Symposium 2014 at Bordeaux University, France

Program

Monday, May 5

8:45 Coffee and Registration
Hall de l’Atrium
9:00-9:40 Opening of the Symposium & Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding
@ Amphi Durkheim
Manuel Tunon de Lara, President of the University of Bordeaux
Michiaki Mishima, Executive Vice President, Kyoto University
9:40-10:00 Presentation of Research and International Cooperation
@Amphi Durkheim
Vincent Dousset, Vice-President for International Affairs, University of Bordeaux
Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Executive Vice President for Research, Kyoto University
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break / Photo
@Hall Leyteire/ Hall du Parvis
10:30-11:00 Keynote Lecture 1: Prof Tasuku Honjo, Kyoto University
“Academic innovation of cancer immunotherapy by PD-1 antibody”
@Amphi Durkheim
11:00-11:30 Keynote Lecture 2: Prof Georges Hadziioannou, University of Bordeaux
“The Genesis and Rise of the flexible and printable “Polymer Organic Electronics” Science and Technology: birth of a new industry”
11:30-12:15 Presentation of the Horizon H2020 programme
Olivier Steffen, EU and international cooperation project officer French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
12:15-13:30 Lunch
@Hall de l'Atrium
13:30-17:00 Parallel Sessions I
  1. 1. Philosophy @Room 31
  2. 2. Archeological sciences @Room 33
  3. 3. Territory and Environment @Room 39
  4. 4. Organic, Biological and Materials Chemistry @Room 40
  5. 5. Nutrition and Public Health @Room 41
  6. 6. Inorganic Chemistry and Photonics @Room 42
  7. 7. Engineering and Computer Science @Room 43
  8. 8. Academia-Industry partnership in medical innovation @Room 44
  9. 9. Medical Imaging and its Application to Clinical Medecine @Room 45
  10. 10. New Generation Functional Materials for Diagnosis and Cure of Diseases @Room 46
  11. 11. Cell Function Control by Membrane Meso-Domains and Cell-Material interactions @Room 47
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
@Hall Leyteire
17:00 Optional Visit
@Museum of Ethnography
20:00 Conference Dinner

Tuesday, May 6

8:30-12:00 Parallel Sessions II
  1. 1. Philosophy @Room 31
  2. 2. Archeological sciences @Room 33
  3. 3. Territory and Environment @Room 39
  4. 4. Organic, Biological and Materials Chemistry @Room 40
  5. 5. Nutrition and Public Health @Room 41
  6. 6. Inorganic Chemistry and Photonics @Room 42
  7. 7. Engineering and Computer Science @Room 43
  8. 8. Academia-Industry partnership in medical innovation @Room 44
  9. 9. Medical Imaging and its Application to Clinical Medecine @Room 45
  10. 10. New Generation Functional Materials for Diagnosis and Cure of Diseases @Room 46
  11. 11. Cell Function Control by Membrane Meso-Domains and Cell-Material interactions @Room 47
12:00-13:15 Lunch
@Hall de l'Atrium
13:15-15:45 Parallel Sessions III
(preparation for wrap-up 11 parallel sessions)
  1. 1. Philosophy @Room 31
  2. 2. Archeological sciences @Room 33
  3. 3. Territory and Environment @Room 39
  4. 4. Organic, Biological and Materials Chemistry @Room 40
  5. 5. Nutrition and Public Health @Room 41
  6. 6. Inorganic Chemistry and Photonics @Room 42
  7. 7. Engineering and Computer Science @Room 43
  8. 8. Academia-Industry partnership in medical innovation @Room 44
  9. 9. Medical Imaging and its Application to Clinical Medecine @Room 45
  10. 10. New Generation Functional Materials for Diagnosis and Cure of Diseases @Room 46
  11. 11. Cell Function Control by Membrane Meso-Domains and Cell-Material interactions @Room 47
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
@Hall Leyteire
16:15-17:30 Plenary wrap-up & closing speech
@Amphi Durkheim
Yannick Lung, Vice-President of Research University of Bordeaux
Michiaki Mishima, Executive Vice President, Kyoto University
17:30 Close

Report

The Bordeaux–Kyoto Symposium was held in Bordeaux, France as a joint international symposium between Kyoto University and the University of Bordeaux, which was one of the first three universities to be accredited as a "Campus of Excellence" by France's government-sponsored "Investing for the Future" program in 2011. The goal of the symposium was to promote international collaboration between the two universities. Over 200 people attended the symposium during the course of its two days. The Kyoto University delegation to the symposium comprised fifty-four members, including executives, scholars, and administrative staff.

The symposium was opened with addresses by Prof. Manuel Tunon de Lara, president of the University of Bordeaux and Dr. Michiaki Mishima, Kyoto University's executive vice-president for international affairs and hospital administration. Those speeches were followed by a signing ceremony to conclude of memorandum for academic cooperation between the two universities. After overviews of the two universities, delivered by Prof. Vincent Dousset, vice-president for international affairs of the University of Bordeaux and Prof. Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, executive vice-president for research of Kyoto University, keynote lectures were given by Visiting Prof. Tasuku Honjo, Graduate School of Medicine, and Prof. Georges Hadziioannou, Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux.

In the afternoon, eleven parallel academic sessions were held at the Victoire Campus. The sessions were dedicated to such diverse fields as medical science, materials chemistry, engineering and computer science, archeology, and philosophy. In keeping with the unique regional characteristics of Bordeaux, one session even included a scientific discussion about grapes and wines from the perspective of nutrition and public health. The two-day event provided an opportunity for researchers from the two institutions to form new friendships, deepen their mutual respect and develop a firm basis for future collaboration.