MANA International Symposium 2008 & ICYS Workshop 2008

(2008.03.20 Update)

(March 10-13, 2008) The International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) and the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) held 4-day workshop and symposium.

"Photo: All the participants on March 10, 2008 At the ICYS Final Workshop" Image

Photo: All the participants on March 10, 2008 At the ICYS Final Workshop

ICYS Workshop was held to highlight the many outstanding researchers who have worked at the ICYS since its establishment in September 2003 and the research results of ICYS alumni in completing the ICYS project at the end of March 2008.

At the MANA Symposium, achievements during the half-year period beginning in September 2007 and research plans for the future were announced. As a guest at the ICYS Workshop, Mr. Hiroshi Ikukawa, Director of the Strategic Programs Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) delivered the opening greetings.

Since the ICYS was launched in September 2003, it was received 81 researchers from 27 countries, and has also received 52 freshman researchers and researchers working under exploratory research grants from NIMS. At the MANA Symposium, 4 Senior Researchers from MANA's satellite research centers gave lectures. The entire 4 day period was characterized by spirited discussions. These events succeeded in impressing the many participants with the accomplishments of the two projects.

Total number of participants: 191
ICYS Workshop presenters
Invited lectures: 3
Oral presentations: 34
Poster presentations: 87
(Among persons giving presentations, 31 persons were ICYS graduates invited from 15 countries)
MANA Symposium presenters (Oral presentations)
Senior researchers: 18
Young researchers: 10