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Tohoku NeuroTech Symposium 2023

Date: 08:45-18:20 July 31, 2023 (NeuroTech Art Exhibition: July 31, 2023 –August 4, 2023 10:00 – 16:00 (JST) *Last day until 12:00 (JST))
Venue: TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University
Hosted by: Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion, Tohoku University Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University
In cooperation with: Tohoku Initiative for Fostering Global Researchers for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University
Organizers: Yuanyuan Guo (Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences), Toshiharu Ichinose (Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences), Hiroya Abe (Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences)
Keynote Speakers: Haruhiko Bito (The University of Tokyo), Naotaka Fujii (HACOSCO Inc.), Ken-ichiro Tsutsui (Tohoku University)
Speakers: Kazumasa Tanaka (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University), Yukinori Hirano (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Marylka Yoe Uusisaari (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University), Toshiharu Ichinose (Tohoku University), Ritchie Chen (The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)), Hideaki Yamamoto (Tohoku University), Yoshiho Ikeuchi (The University of Tokyo), Shinsuke Niwa (Tohoku University), Takao Inoue (Yamaguchi University), Sae Kaneko (Hokkaido University), Ryutaro Mori (KONICA MINOLTA, INC.)
Abstract: The brain represents one of the most complex systems in the whole world. The scientific desire to unravel its complexity drives the innovations in new neurotechnology, which in turn helps gain mechanistic insights into brain dynamics. In addition to fundamental neuroscience, the prevalence of neurological, psychiatric, and age-associated brain disorders in current society demands urgently the search for effective therapeutic solutions. Such pressing needs propel phenomenal advancement as well as clinical translations of novel neurotechnology therapies.
Tohoku NeuroTech 2023, taking place in Sendai, aims to bring together leading academic researchers, industrial partners, and entrepreneurs working at the intersection of neuroscience, technology, and innovation.
In addition, Tohoku NeuroTech 2023 hosts NeuroTech Art exhibitions which features the innate entanglement between art, technology and science to explore the beauty, complexity, and mystery of the brain.
Contact: Yuanyuan Guo (Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University),
Registration: Participation fee : free
How to register for participation :
Due date : 15:00 July 26, 2023
*Registration is not required for Art Exhibition
Capacity : 60

BMI satellite symposium of Neuro2023@Sendai
Neuroscience for X-communication

Date: 10:00-17:00 July 31, 2023
Venue: Trust City Conference Sendai
Host: JST Moonshot Goal 1
Organizers: Takufumi Yanagisawa (Institute for advanced co-creation studies, Osaka University), Shuntaro Sasai (Araya)
Speakers: Sean L. Metzger (Berkeley CA US), Chen Xing (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine・Department of Ophthalmology), Sarah K. Wandelt (California Institute of Technology・T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center), Shuntaro Sasai (Araya), Zyunichi Rekimoto (The University of Tokyo, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies), Yukio Nishimura (Tokyo Metropolitan Insitute of Medical Science), Ryusuke Hayashi (AIST Human Informatics and Interaction Research Institute), Misako Komatsu (Institute of innovative research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Abstract: Moonshot project group 1 is developing X-Communication as a new communication method using the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). By applying AI technology to invasive signals to decode neural information and also by developing technology to input information to the brain, the aim is to achieve direct brain-to-brain information transfer. However, there are many neuroscientific challenges in both decoding and information coding in order to realize X-Communication. This satellite symposium aims to share the latest findings essential for realizing the X-Communication, such as speech BCI using invasive techniques, information encoding and AI-based neural decoding, and to clarify the challenges as neuroscience.
Registration: register from the website (

Adaptive Circuit Census Social

Co-organizer:Adaptive Circuit Census (ACC), Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A)
Organizer:Takuya Sasaki (Tohoku Univ.),
Abstract: The aim is to exchange our ideas within and outside of the ACC Research Areas. The poster presentations are mainly with graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in adaptive neuronal circuits. Posters for main conference (Japanese Neuroscience Society) or New posters are both welcome. Light meals are provided during the event.
Contact: Takuya Sasaki (Tohoku Univ.)(
Participation fee: free
Registration website:

2023 Taiwan-Japan Neuroscience Exchange Symposium (JNS Taiwan Night)

Date: August 1, 2023 (19:10-21:00)
Venue: Sendai Ryokusaikan
Host: Taiwan Neuroscience Society
Organizers: Wen-Sung Lai (National Taiwan University), Chien-Yuan Pan (National Taiwan University), Ming-Yi Chou (National Taiwan University), Chi-Jung Hung (Nagoya University), Pin-Wu Liu (Kyoto University), Li-Feng Yeh (RIKEN)
Speakers: Kazuto Kobayashi‬ (Fukushima medical university), Po-Wu Gean (National Cheng Kung University), Noriko Osumi‬ (Tohoku University), Larry Young‬ (Emory University), Kazutaka Ikeda (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science), Ken-Ichiro Tsutsui (Tohoku University), Wen-Sung Lai (National Taiwan University), Chi-Jung Hung (Nagoya University)
Abstract: We are holding this exchange symposium to promote exchange and cooperation between Taiwan and Japan. It is intended for Taiwanese living in Japan, Taiwanese researchers who have come to participate in the conference, and Japanese who are interested in Taiwan. A couple of short talks will be given to briefly introduce Neuroscience in Taiwan and Japan, 2024 Taiwan SfN conference, life and work experience in Japan etc. Everyone (from undergraduate students to Professors) is welcome. English is the main language, but Japanese and Chinese are also understood. Simple meals and drinks will be served in buffet style.
Contact: Chi-Jung Hung or Pin-Wu Liu
Email: or
Tel: 080-8876-6911
Registration: Capacity : ~80 people
Student (up to PhD) : 2000 yen,
Postdoc : 3000 yen,
Lecture or higher : 4000 yen
Pre-registration period (before 7/23) : 1000 yen discount
Google registration and pre-registration (

Young Investigators Seminar on AI and Brain

Date: 15:30-17:45 August 4, 2023
Venue: Room 6, Sendai International Center
Host: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Transformative Research Area (A) “Development and validation of a unified theory of prediction and action"
Organizers: Misako Komatsu (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masafumi Oizumi (The University of Tokyo)
Speakers:Teppei Matsui (Doshisha University), Takefumi Ohki (The University of Tokyo), Riichiro Hira (Tokyo Medical and Dental University), Kensuke Yoshida (RIKEN CBS), Yoshiki Ito (The University of Tokyo), Ken Nakae (National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
Abstract: This satellite program aims to facilitate networking among young researchers interested in the fusion of theoretical and experimental research, and to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration in exploring new frontiers in neuroscience. We invite young researchers from theoretical and experimental backgrounds to present their research and discuss the challenges and prospects for the future integration of theoretical and experimental work in neuroscience, in addition to sharing the background of their studies.
Supported by:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Transformative Research Area (A) “Establishing Qualia Structure Paradigm"
Participation fee: free
Registration: No prior registration required (registration required in case you participate in the social gathering).
Capacity : 120

Non-human Primates Archaeotechnology for Neuroscience

Date: August 5, 2023
Venue: Iwate Medical University
Host: Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University
Organizer: Kei Mochizuki (Iwate Medical University)
Speakers: Shintaro Funahashi (Kyoto University), Akira Murata (Kindai University), Katsumi Nakajima (Iwate Medical University), Kei Mochizuki (Iwate Medical University)
Abstract: Advances in neurophysiological techniques for non-human primates made the lab setups more complicated than ever. It is now difficult not only for non-biologists but also for neuroscientists to become fully acquainted with cutting-edge technologies.
In this symposium, we dare revisit classical neurophysiological techniques. Although sometimes called as "legacies", such techniques contain full of practical "pearls" that still shine and continue to the latest methods. By reviewing these classics, we'd like to consolidate our basic skills that act as a "common language" for us experimental neuroscientists.
Contact: Kei Mochizuki (
Registration: Up to 20-30 people can join. No participation fee needed, but pre-registration required. (

The 16th Meeting of Japanese Consortium of Autism Research

Date: 13:00-19:00 August 5, 2023
Venue: Kobe University School of Medicine, Sysmex Hall
Host: Japanese Consortium of Autism ResearchCenter for Medical Transformation, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Organizer: Toru Takumi (Kobe University School of Medicine)
Speakers: Larry Young (Emory U), Eunjoon Kim (KAIST), Katrina Y Choe (McMaster U), Hanna Hornberg (Max Delbruck Center), Jun Nomura (Kobe U), Motofumi Sumiya (Hamamatsu U Sch Med), Natsumi Awata (Kyushu U), Yuji Sato (JCR Pharma)
Supported by: JST Moonshot 9
Participation fee: Free