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The Foundation has sponsored Symposia on Bioscience since 1982 and Symposia on PharmaSciences since 2001, each of which is held alternately. Its purpose is to shed light on challenging questions in the life sciences and medical fields. Renowned scientists from all around the world are invited to report on their work and engage in discussions with other participants. It provides a unique opportunity for young and emerging scientists to create a close relationship with leading scientists.

To date, the symposia have dealt with the following themes.

The symposium this fiscal year

The Takeda Science Foundation Symposium on Bioscience

1st 1982.10. Humoral Factors in Host Defense Dr. Yuici Yamamura
2nd 1983.11. Calcium Regulation in Biological Systems Dr. Sethuro Ebashi
3rd 1984.10. Biomedical Imaging: From Anatomy to Physiology and Biochemistry Dr. Osamu Hayaishi
4th 1986.11. Frontiers of Antibiotic Research Dr. Hamao Umezawa
5th 1988.11. Brain Signal Transduction and Memory Dr. Masao Itoh
Dr. Yasumi Nishizuka
6th 1990.12. Peptide Regulation of Cardiovascular Function Dr. Hiroo Imura
7th 1992.11. Cell-Cell Signaling and Morphogenesis Dr. Masatoshi Takeichi
8th 1994.11. Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis and Cell Growth Dr. Kumao Toyoshima
9th 1996.12. Sleep and Sleep Disorders: From Molecule to Behavior Dr. Osamu Hayaishi
Dr. Shojiro Inoue
10th 1998.12. Molecular Basis of Microbial Pathogenesis Dr. Yoshihumi Takeda
Dr. Yoshiyuki Nagai
11th 2000.11. Frontiers in Molecular Motors Research: From Gene・Structure・Dynamics to Functions Dr. Nobutaka Hirokawa
Dr. Toshio Yanagida
12th 2002.11. Stem Cells and Organogenesis Dr. Masatoshi Takeichi
Dr. Shinichi Nishikawa
Dr. Yoshiki Sasai
13th 2004.12 Genome Analysis and Medicine Dr. Naoyuki Kamatani
Dr. Yusuke Nakamura
Dr. Setsuo Hirohashi
14th 2006.4 The 50th Anniversary of Oxygenases: Advances and Reflections Dr. Osamu Hayaishi
Dr. Shozo Yamamoto
15th 2008.12 Cell Death: What have we learned and what will we learn? Dr. Keiji Tanaka
Dr. Masayuki Miura
Dr. Takaomi Saido
16th 2010.12 Casting light on life
- Multidimensional approach for imaging the molecules of life
Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki
Dr. Michiyuki Matsuda
Dr. Yasuyoshi Watanabe
17th 2012.12

Therapeutic Approach for Neurogenerative Diseases:
Focusing on Alzeimer & Parkinson Diseases

Dr. Takeshi Iwatsubo
Dr. Ryosuke Takahashi
18th 2015.1

iPS Cells for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka
Dr. Hideyuki Okano
Dr. Jun Takahashi
Dr. Masayo Takahashi
19th 2017.1

Chronic Inflammation
- Initiation, Progression and Resolution

Dr. Masayuki Miyasaka
Dr. Shizuo Akira
Dr. Kouji Matsushima
20th 2019.2

RNA Neobiology

Dr. Shizuo Akira
Dr. Toshifumi Inada
Dr. Mikiko C. Shiomi

Towards Understanding Human Development and Evolution

Dr. Mitinori Saitou
Dr. Yukiko Gotoh
Dr. Takashi Hiiragi

The Takeda Science Foundation Symposium on PharmaSciences

1st 2001.10 Lipids in Signaling and Related Diseases Dr. Keizo Inoue
Dr. Syoshichi Nojima
Dr. Masahiro Nishijima
2nd 2003.12 The Science of Chiral Molecules: Its Diversity Dr. Kaoru Fuji
Dr. Yutaka Ebizuka
3rd 2005.12 On the Frontiers of Neuro - PharmaSciences
- Molecular Pathology and Drug Action -
Dr. Yasuyuki Nomura
Dr. Takeshi Iwatsubo
4th 2007.12 On the Frontiers of Chemical Biology Dr. Tetsuo Nagano
Dr. Hiroyuki Osada
Dr. Masatoshi Hagiwara
5th 2009.5 Bioactive Lipid Molecules and Transporters Dr. Kazumitsu Ueda
Dr. Hiroshi Suzuki
6th 2012.9

How Fascinating the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Is!

Dr. Kaoru Fuji
Dr. Masakatsu Shibasaki
7th 2014.1

iPS Cells in Drug Discovery & Development

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka
Dr. Haruhisa Inoue
Dr. Naoki Nagata
8th 2016.1

Biomolecule-Based Medicinal Science:
Featuring Mid-Size Drugs

Dr. Yoshiaki Kiso
Dr. Motonari Uesugi
Dr. Toshiaki Katada
Dr. Shigeki Sasaki
Dr. Satoshi Shuto
9th 2018.2

Genome Editing Towards Medicinal Applications

Dr. Takashi Yamamoto
Dr. Junji Takeda
Dr. Osamu Nureki
10th 2020.1

Mental Illness: Human Biology and Preclinical Modeling for Translation

Dr. Shuh Narumiya
Dr. Shigenobu Kanba
Dr. Akira Sawa
Dr. Tomoyuki Furuyashiki

Imaging-directed development of cutting edge drugs and medical technologies

Dr. Yasuteru Urano
Dr. Ichio Aoki
Dr. Koichi Fukase

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