Report: 1st TMDU-UCSD-USC Joint Symposium

Report: 1st TMDU-UCSD-USC Joint Symposium

On September 5, 2018, TMDU hosted the “1st TMDU-UCSD-USC Joint Symposium.”

This symposium provides our three universities with a vital opportunity to deepen our relationships and to exchange cutting-edge information and experience regarding medical and dental research.

The first symposium featured the research theme “Frontiers in Liver Research and Global Medicine.” After the opening remarks from President Yasuyuki Yoshizawa from TMDU, three speakers from each university gave a lecture on the research theme.

There were nine invited speakers, all well-known, active researchers in their respective liver research fields. The following professors were invited from each university, Vice Chancellor David Brenner, Health Sciences, UCSD, and Assistant Vice Chancellor Mounir Soliman, Health Sciences, UCSD, Associate Prof. Tatiana Kisseleva, Department of Surgery, UCSD, Prof. Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Department of Pathology, USC, Associate Prof. Kinji Asahina, Department of Pathology, USC, Associate Prof. Keigo Machida, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, USC. The following professors from TMDU gave lectures, Prof. Hiroshi Nishina, Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Prof. Shinji Tanaka, Department of Molecular Oncology, and Associate Prof. Sei Kakinuma, Department of Liver Disease Control.

There were one hundred participants all together, including speakers from each university. The symposium concluded with closing remarks by Vice Chancellor David Brenner from Health Sciences, UCSD.

We look forward to continuing a wide variety of active exchange between UCSD, UCS, and TMDU in the future.

Opening remarks
by TMDU President Yasuyuki Yoshizawa

A lecture by USC Prof. Hidekazu Tsukamoto

Closing remarks
by Vice Chancellor David Brenner
from Health Sciences, UCSD

Participants asking questions to the speaker

Lecture by USC Vice Chancellor Brenner

From left: Prof. Hidenobu Shigemitsu, Prof. Mounir Soliman, Associate Prof. Tatiana Kisseleva, and Prof. David Brenner (lunchtime)