The 1996 Laureates / Basic Sciences Category / Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology)

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Mario Renato Capecchi

U.S.A. / October 6, 1937
Molecular Geneticist; Professor, The University of Utah

“Production of Knockout Mice through the Development of Gene Targeting Technique and Outstanding Contribution to Elucidation of Gene Function”
A molecular geneticist who developed the "gene targeting" technique, which is widely used around the world today. With his success in breeding mice in which targeted genes were inactivated, referred to as "knock-out" mice, Dr. Capecchi established a new avenue for researching how genes work. His method of research has benefited immensely such branches of life sciences as biology, medicine and agriculture.

Workshop

Forum: "From Genes to Cellular Functions and Body Plan"

Coordinators/Moderators:
Nobutaka Hirokawa
Member, the Kyoto Prize Screening Committee in Basis Sciences; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
Masatoshi Takeichi
Member, the Kyoto Prize Screening Committee in Basis Sciences; Professor, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University

13:10
Opening
 
 
Greetings
Toyomi Inamori
Managing Director, The Inamori Foundation
13:15
Introduction of Laureate
Kumao Toyoshima
Chairman, the Kyoto Prize Screening Committee in Basis Sciences;
President, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases
13:20
Commemorative Lecture
Mario Renato Capecchi
Laureate in Basis Sciences;
"The Role of Hox Genes in Specifying Our Body Plan"
14:20
Lecture
Tadamitsu Kishimoto
Member, the Kyoto Prize Screening Committee in Basis Sciences;
Dean, Medical School, Osaka University
"Cytokine Signal Transduction; Lessons from knockout mice"
15:00
Intermission
 
15:20
Lecture
Nobutaka Hirokawa
"Molecular Mechanisms of Organelle Transport; Molecular Cell Biology of Motor Proteins, KIFs"
16:00
Lecture
Shigetada Nakamishi
Member, the Kyoto Prize Committee in Basis Sciences;
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
"Role of Glutamate Receptors in Brain Function"
16:40
Lecture
Masatoshi Takeichi
"Control of Tissue Construction by Cell - Cell Adhesion Molecules"
17:20
Closing
 

Workshop Program and Abstract(PDF)

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