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Welcome Message

Prof. Ohno
Dr. Kikuo Ohno, Trustee and Vice President for Planning and International Exchange

Welcome to ISP2012!

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to ISP2012, our fourth annual International Summer Program. We are very pleased to report that this year we accepted 25 excellent young researchers and students from Asia to ISP.

ISP2012's theme is "Brain and Mind: Neuroscience Up-to-date". The three days of ISP2012 will feature lecture courses taught by leading scientists from overseas and Japan, a symposium, and many other events, including a library tour, mini-lectures, laboratory visits, cultural programs, a poster session and social events. In addition, this year we are initiating the "ISP Special Selection" in which selected students will have the opportunity to apply for entrance to a TMDU PhD program on the fourth day of ISP.

The topics to be presented at ISP2012 include research methods in neuroscience and current research on neurological diseases, mental illnesses, pain management and related areas. Clinically-oriented basic research, which is critically important for the development of clinical applications for medical treatment, will also be presented in the lecture courses.

At TMDU we are putting a great deal of effort into not only educating our students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, but also into the promotion of interdisciplinary research in medical and dental science. As a reflection of these efforts, it was recently reported that TMDU topped the category of citations per paper in the 2012 QS Asian University rankings. In addition, TMDU is becoming increasingly attractive to promising students and young researchers from Asia and beyond, and we now have 211 international students in our graduate school.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our participants in ISP2012. I am sure that this program will yield many fruitful results and will also help build bridges of friendship between all of the participants.

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