Toyama Prefectural University,Toyama Pharmaceutical Vally Development Consortium

International Conference・Inviting Leading Researchers・Others

1.Inviting Leading Researchers from Japan and Other Countries

Dr. Ulrich Behrendt

Roche Diagnostics Former Vice President
Area of expertise:
Biopharmaceutical manufacturing

Prof. Harald Gröger

Bielefeld University - Germany Professor
Area of expertise:
Enzymatic Organic Chemistry Research

Prof. Pierre Monsan

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées(INSA) - France Professor
Area of expertise:
Enzyme engineering research / Bioindustrialization

Prof. Magali Remaud-Simeon

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées(INSA) - France Professor
Area of expertise:
Enzyme engineering research / Bioindustrialization

Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler

University of Basel- Switzerland Professor
Area of expertise:
Nanoliposome research

Prof. Mitsuru Hashida

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences,
Kyoto University  Specific Professor
Area of expertise:Drug Delivery

Dr. Masahiko Negishi

National Institute of Health (NIEHS/MIH) Senior Researcher - U.S.
Senior Researcher
Area of expertise:Pharmacology / Pharmacokinetics

Dr. Masaharu Miyajima

NanoCarrier Co., Ltd.  Auditor

Prof. Shingo Sakurai

Tokyo University of Science
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacy Professor
Area of expertise: Pharmaceutical Quality Design and GMP

2.International Conference

Held in 2022

Active Enzyme Melecule 2022

 Date:   September 30 (Fri) - October 1 (Sat), 2022 

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 Venue:   Toyama Prefectural University, 5180 Kurokawa, Imizu,
Toyama 939-0398, Japan
TEL. +81-766-56-7500 (Ex. 1561) 
FAX. +81-766-56-6182

AEM2022 is planned to be held in person, but it may be held in a hybrid format due to the COVID-19 circumstances. 
Topics:   ・New molecular biological techniques for protein design and engineering.
・Computational tools for enzyme discovery and design.
・The design and development of bioprocesses for the production of (fine) chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and new cascade reactions & combination of reactions.
・Medical biotechnology; antibodies and metabolic engineering for bio-production.
General Chair:   Yasuhisa Asano (Toyama Prefectural University, Japan) 
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 AEM2022 公式HP   Active Enzyme Molecule 2022

Held in 2019

1st Japan - Germany - Switzerland Workshop
for Enzyme Technology and Bioprocess Development

 Date:   September 10 (Tue)-12 (Thu), 2019 

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Venue:   Tateyama Kokusai Hotel
45 Hara, Toyama-shi, Toyama, Japan
TEL: +81-76-481-1111
 Topics:   ・Enzyme Technology
・Screening for enzymes and Directed evolution
・Protein engineering and In-silico design
・Bioprocess Development for Fine Chemical Production
・Medical Biotechnology (Antibody and Bio Pharmaceutical Production / Bio Therapy)
 General Chair:   Yasuhisa Asano
(Toyama Prefectural University, Japan)
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3.Laboratory Notebook Seminar

○Background  News of the research misconduct and plagiarism was reported in recent years. After that, the Science Council of Japan, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have suggested that it should be important for researchers and research institutions to share an awareness of the importance of proving their research attitude and integrity for the sound development of science.

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Seminar Scene

Seminar Scene② (Video)

○Significance The development of science and technology in Japan requires education from a global standard perspective. However, in reality universities in Japan do not provide proper education on the most fundamental aspect of the writing of laboratory notebooks. It is very important for researchers as well as students to understand the importance of recording their research in a way that justifying in their research and to accumulate experience, whether they go on to academia or industry in the future.
 ○Objective Intellectual Property is one of the indicators for the social implementation of research. It is extremely important to have clear experimental methods and results that can be used as the basis for the creation of detailed statement, etc., as well as for the reproduction of experiments. Researchers and graduates involved in R&D project of the "Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium", as well as undergraduates assigned to laboratory, deepen their understanding of the importance of laboratory notebooks and how to create and use them, and practice, which will upgrade the university’s research level.
 ○Characteristics of the laboratory notebook seminar at the university
The university has the vice director of R&D bases project of the "Toyama Pharmaceutical Valley Development Consortium", who was engaged in R&D as the director at a major foreign pharmaceutical company for many years, and has also taught in academia. The first step in fostering researchers at mega pharma is to teach them how to record laboratory notebooks correctly, and they are also required to thoroughly understand the importance of records that can be used as the basis for intellectual property and productization. As stated in the basic policy of the grant for creation of local universities and regional industries, the university has been continuously conducting seminars to enable researchers and students to create global standard laboratory notebooks as part of activities aimed at "strengthening the functions of universities and creating local universities with overwhelming strengths in specific fields that will be the driving force for regional industries vitalization.” (Conducted a total of 8 times from 2020 through December 2022 (Language: Japanese and English))

4.Improvement of Research Environment

Shared Facilities

(Toyama Pharmaceytical Vally Development Consortium's HP)