The 8th KUIP “Immune System Regulates Whole”
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Since 2014, the Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium (KUIP) has been held to raise awareness regarding the Kyoto Prize as well as its fields and laureates. Every year, a high-profile topic related to the research of the invited laureates is selected as the theme of each symposium. This provides the general public with an opportunity to gain insight into cutting-edge research. This year, the symposium will be held both online and at a live venue in Tokyo.

The title for this year’s symposium is “Immune System Regulates Whole; Cancer, Aging, Brain, Microbiome.” The main speaker is Dr. Tasuku Honjo, the 2016 Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences. He will be joined by three other researchers to conduct lectures and a panel discussion about their research on the immune system and how it relates to our health and wellbeing.

Admission is free and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for venue participants. Online participants are also asked to make a reservation. We are looking forward to your participation!


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Event Outline


Date and time
February 13, 2022, 13:00~

Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
*The lectures and panel discussion will be live-streamed online.

Free of charge *Reservation is necessary for both online and venue participants.
Venue: First-come, first-served basis; Max. 300 people
Online: No limit


Tasuku Honjo Director, Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Yoko Hamazaki Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)/Laboratory of Immunobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Masaaki Murakami Professor, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University/Group Leader, Institute for Quantum Life Science, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
Sidonia Fagarasan Professor, Division of Integrated High-Order Regulatory Systems, Center for Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University/Doctor, Laboratory for Mucosal Immunity, Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, RIKEN

*The first three lectures and the panel discussion will be held in Japanese.

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