Activities

  • 2022.10.29 One-day Workshop on Cellular-level ethological dynamics towards "proto-intelligence" was held at Kyoto University.

    Two speakers from overseas and four from Japan gave lectures. Forty participants attended in person and 30 participated online.

    One-day Workshop on Cellular-level ethological dynamics towards proto-intelligence

    One-day Workshop on Cellular-level ethological dynamics towards proto-intelligence

  • 2022.10.25 Sinior Scientist Tomoyuki Shikata (Planning Team A01-1) conducted an outreach activity to elementary school students (the Miiraku elementary school).

    【Date】
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 9:30-11:00

    【Place】
    Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (Fukue Island)

    【Contents】
    We explained on red tide and swimming behavior of red-tide plankters, and introduced the research activities of Ethological dynamics of protists in diorama environments.

    elementary school students (the Miiraku elementary school)

  • 2022.9.10 On Saturday, September 10, Dr. Taniguchi and Dr. Charles Fossepre, postdoctoral fellows of group B02-01, accepted a one-day college experience (five students) from Hokkaido Keisei High School, a super science high school, and conducted a hands-on course on an overview of "Ethological dynamics of protists in diorama environments".

    [Program]
    Hokkaido Keisei High School SSH 1-day experience program

    Hokkaido Keisei High School SSH 1-day experience program

    Commemorative photo after the course

  • 2022.8.28 Associate Professor Hironori Ueno (Group B01-1) gave a lecture "Let's look into the world of microorganisms" - introduction of various microorganisms and their research, observation of microorganisms in water using a microscope - at the Miyoshi City Library Learning Exchange Plaza "SunLive". In this lecture, we introduced the research activities of Ethological dynamics of protists in diorama environments.

    【Course Title】
    Let's look into the world of microorganisms

    【Date】
    Sunday, August 28, 2022, 13:00-15:00

    【Place】
    Miyoshi City Library Learning Exchange Plaza "SunLive"

    【Contents】
    introduction of various microorganisms and their research, observation of microorganisms in water using a microscope. In this lecture, we introduced the research activities of Ethological dynamics of protists in diorama environments.

    Let's look into the world of microorganisms

  • 2022.8.26 Professor Nakagaki of Team B02-01 will give a lecture on "Ethological dynamics of protists in diorama environments" for high school students at "Academic Fantasista 2022," a project promoted by Hokkaido University and the Hokkaido Shimbun as part of the "Science and Technology Dialogue with the Public" project by the Cabinet Office.
  • 2022.8.25 Dr. Yuasa, Dr. Onizuka, and Dr. Kitatsuji (TeamA01-1) conducted outreach activities at a work-study program held at Hatsukaichi Municipal Ohno Junior High School.

    work-study program held at Hatsukaichi Municipal Ohno Junior High School

  • 2022.8.21 Prof. Kazuo Inaba (Team A01-2) conducted outreach activities at a lecture for high school teachers held at Hakodate Shirayuri Gakuen Junior & High School.

    lecture for high school teachers held at Hakodate Shirayuri Gakuen Junior & High School

  • 2022.8.20 On August 20, 2022, the Plenary Meeting, with the participation of 74 in-person and 14 online, was held at Hokkaido University.

    This was our first meeting in which all members participated.
    Senior scientific research specialists and external evaluation committee members also attended the meeting to give their comments.

    the Plenary Meeting

  • 2022.8.15 Associate Professor Kenji Kikuchi (Team A02-2) participated as an online lecturer in "Field Biology of the Northern Sea, Intertidal Zone in Summer 2022" organized by Research Center for Marine Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, and conducted outreach activities to a total of five 2nd to 4th year undergraduate students from national, public and private universities.
  • 2022.8.6 Assistant Professor Shiba Kogiku (Team A01-2) conducted outreach activities at Open campus in College of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba.

    Open campus in College of Biological Sciences

  • 2022.8.5 Prof. Kazuo Inaba (Team A01-2) conducted outreach activities at an open lecture for high school students held at Shimoda marine research center, University of Tsukuba.

    open lecture for high school students

  • 2022.8.4-6 Dr. Kitatsuji, Dr. Sugimatsu, and Dr. Yuasa (Group A01-1) observed a diurnal vertical migration of the toxic red tide dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi in the Yatsushiro Sea by R/V Yoko-Maru of the Fisheries Research and Education Agency on 4-6th August in 2022.

    Karenia mikimotoi in the Yatsushiro Sea

  • 2022.8.1-5 Associate Professor Kenta Ishimoto (Team B01-2) conducted outreach activities at Mathamatics Public Lectures at Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University.

    Public Lectures at Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences

  • 2022.7.25 Prof. Noritaka Hirohashi, a member of the publicly offered research group, conducted outreach activities for 13 high school students as a part of the STEAM project organized by Matsue Higashi High School.

    a student dissecting a female of “akaika” squidPhoto: a student dissecting a female of “akaika” squid

  • 2022.7.21 The 11th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.
  • 2022.6.18 Assistant Professor Nishigami of Team B01-1, Professor Nakagaki of Team B02-1, Postdoctoral Researcher Atsushi Taniguchi, Postdoctoral Researcher Charles Fossepre, Graduate Student Shun Echigoya, et al.

    Dr. Atsushi Taniguchi, Dr. Charles Fossepre, and graduate student Shun Echigoya gave a science lecture for high school students at Asahikawa Kita High School in Hokkaido. The theme was "Exploring the Ecology and Behavior of Protists," and participants learned experientially through field practice, laboratory practice, and lectures. It was hosted by Hokkaido University and the Hokkaido branch of the Yomiuri Shimbun, and co-sponsored by Diorama Behavioral Dynamics.

    Science Lectures
    https://www.es.hokudai.ac.jp/news/2022-06-18-science-lecture/
    Reported in the Hokkaido edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper on July 20, 2022.

    Hokkaido University Research Times
    https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/researchtimes/

    science lecture 2022 part1
    https://www.cris.hokudai.ac.jp/news/3196

    science lecture 2022 part2
    https://www.cris.hokudai.ac.jp/news/3246

    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/HokkaidoUnivPR/status/1572100190185869313?s=20&t=-4PihQ-L6SmjaeNEa-Nt1Q

    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/HokkaidoUniversity

  • 2022.6.11 Research exchange meeting was held in Sendai.

    研究交流会

  • 2022.6.10 The 10th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held in Sendai.

    第10回 総括班会議(領域幹事会)

  • 2022.6.2 Associate Professor Hironori Ueno (Team B01-1) conducted outreach activities at a Senior High School Affiliated to AICHI UNIVERSITY of EDUCATION.
  • 2022.5.19 The 9th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.
  • 2022.5 Technical support for sperm chemotaxis research was provided among Teams A01-2, A02-2, and B01-2 to help strengthen collaboration.
  • 2022.4.20 Prof. Toshiyuki Nakagaki of Planning Team B02-1 presented "Online Science Cafe "Schrödinger's Wednesday (Wednesday Night Live 19:30-21:30)" and exchanged opinions with participants on the theme "Formulation of proto intelligence by diorama behavioral dynamics".
    https://wirelesswire.jp/2022/04/82145/
  • 2022.4.16 The 8th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.

    At the Shimoda Seaside Experiment Center, University of Tsukuba

    Shimoda Seaside Experiment Center, University of Tsukuba

  • 2022.4.2 Associate Professor Kenji Kikuchi (Team A02-2) cooperated in an interview with the Asahi Shimbun newspaper "Nono-chan's DO Science: Why can water striders walk on water?".
  • 2022.3.11-14 Technical assistance on ciliate swimming observation and mechanistic modeling was provided among Teams B01-1, B01-2, and B02-1 to promote stronger collaboration.
  • 2022.3.11-12,18-19 Associate Professor Kenji Kikuchi (Team A02-2) participated as a lecturer in the 10th transgrade training course "Fluorescence Microscope Assembly Training" organized by Associate Professor Keiko Numayama, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, and conducted outreach activities to a total of 49 participants including junior high and high school students and teachers.
  • 2022.3.17 The 7th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.
  • 2022.02.17 The 6th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.
  • 2022.01.27 The 5th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.
  • 2022.01.11 On January 11, 2022. Assistant Professor Yukinori Nishigami (Research Group B01-1)., together with graduate students Mr. Shun Echigoya, Associate Professor Katsuhiko Sato (Research Group B02-1).), and Professor Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Research Group B02-1)., hosted six students from the Hokkaido Keisei High School, a super science high school, for a one-day university training program at the Institute of Electronic Science, Hokkaido University.

    Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Yukinori Nishigami and others, the program students studied and conducted experiments on the theme of "Exploring the Behavior of Protists," and then presented and discussed their findings.

  • 2021.12.16 The 4th General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.
  • 2021.12.15-16 Associate Prof. Hironori Ueno (Team B01-1) conducted outreach activities at a high school attached to Aichi University of Education.
  • 2021.11.27 The 3rd General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.

    National Research Institute of Fisheries and Environment of Inland Sea at Hatsukaichi City

    National Research Institute of Fisheries and Environment of Inland Sea at Hatsukaichi City

  • 2021.10.25 Associate Professor Hironori Ueno (Team B01-1) conducted an outreach activity at Aichi Prefectural Obu Higashi High School.
  • 2021.10.21 The 2nd General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.
  • 2021.9.16 The 1st General Group Meeting (Regional Executive Committee Meeting) was held.

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