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March 14-15, 2022
Online (Zoom)

March 14 (Mon.)

Opening Remark
9:00-9:30 Satoshi Murata
Morning Session
9:30-10:15 Shun-Ichi Azuma
10:15-11:00 Yukiko Yamauchi
11:00-11:45 Yalikun Yaxiaer
11:45-12:30 Sara Romanazzo
Poster Session I
14:00-15:30 Video + Breakout Rooms
Afternoon Session
16:00-16:45 Yutaka Hori
16:45-17:30 Kazunori Matsuura
17:30-18:15 Kerstin Göpfrich
18:15-19:00 Pier Luigi Gentili

March 15 (Tue.)

Morning Session
9:00-9:45 Rebecca Schulman
9:45-10:30 Erika Szymanski
10:30-11:15 Ryuma Shineha
11:15-12:00 Ibuki Kawamata
12:00-12:45 Anthony Genot
Poster Session II
14:00-15:00 Video + Breakout Rooms
Afternoon Session
15:30-16:15 Kaoru Uesugi
16:15-17:00 Yoko Yamanishi
17:00-17:45 Yusuke Sakai
17:45-18:30 Ebbe Sloth Andersen
Panel Discussion
18:30-19:00 Towards Chemical AI
Closing Remark
19:00-19:15 Taro Toyota

(Updated 3/13) Zoom link and the Abstract PDF have been sent out to all registered participants. Please check your Spam folder or contact the organizer if you haven't received the email.

Date and Time are all based on JST (Japan Standard Time). Please check your local timezone.

Registration & Call for Posters


Poster presenter: -March 9, 12:00 (Noon) JST

Audience: -March 11, 12:00 (Noon) JST

Now open for registration! (FREE) CLOSED
Zoom links and the Abstract PDF will be sent to your email address shortly before the workshop.
(Updated 3/13) Zoom link and the Abstract PDF have been sent out to all registered participants. Please check your Spam folder or contact the organizer if you haven't received the email.

Call for Posters

Poster presenters must first complete the registration above (including a short abstract).

Poster submission deadline: March 11, 12:00 (Noon) JST

Posters (video format) will be presented on-demand (uploaded to YouTube as "unlisted" videos only during the workshop). Breakout rooms will be provided for direct online communication between presenters and audiences.

We welcome poster submission by attendees in different timezones. Attendance to the poster session is not mandatory in those cases.  (Comment section will be utilized for communication between audiences.)

Invited Speakers

Andersen, Ebbe Sloth
Aarhus U. (Denmark)
Azuma, Shun-ichi
Nagoya U. (Japan)
Genot, Anthony
CNRS (France), U. Tokyo (Japan)
Gentili, Pier Luigi
U. Perugia (Italy)
Göpfrich, Kerstin
Max Planck Inst. (Germany)
Hori, Yutaka
Keio U. (Japan)
Kawamata, Ibuki
Tohoku U. (Japan)
Matsuura, Kazunori
Tottori U. (Japan)
Romanazzo, Sara
NIMS (Japan)
Sakai, Yusuke
RIKEN (Japan)
Schulman, Rebecca
Johns Hopkins U. (USA)
Shineha, Ryuma
Osaka U. (Japan)
Szymanski, Erika
Colorado State U. (USA)
Uesugi, Kaoru
Ibaraki U. (Japan)
Yamanishi, Yoko
Kyushu U. (Japan)
Yamauchi, Yukiko
Kyushu U. (Japan)
Yaxiaer, Yalikun

About Workshop


C. Elegance has a brain consisting of 302 cells, which controls all the behaviors of the organism. The neurons in its brain are classified into three levels, and they are connected by about 6000 synapses. On what principle do these “wet” information processing systems operate? At least, such systems must be constructed by the power of chemistry. A new methodology of “how to assemble individual molecules and molecular devices into complex functional systems” is attracting attention as “molecular systems engineering”. 

 In MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Transformational Research Areas “Molecular Cybernetics” (2020-2024), we will investigate principles of molecular systems engineering. Specifically, designed molecules that function as sensors, processors, and actuators will be assembled in a micrometer-sized compartment (artificial cell) such as a liposome. The resulting artificial cells can then be further combined with each other to construct higher-order functional systems. In this workshop, we will discuss the design principles and practice of such artificial cells and other issues related to the construction of chemical artificial intelligence (AI).


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Workshop Committee

Taro Toyota
Shogo Hamada
Kaoru Uesugi

Website and Public Relations

Shin-Ichiro M. Nomura
Kana Higashida