Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit (Takahashi Unit) would like to invite you to the seminar by Dr. Kohgaku Eguchi, IST Austria
Language: English



Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50

A mysterious talk by Nick Luscombe...

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Faculty Lunchtime Seminar Coordinators & FAO


Friday, July 29, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00

Prof. Atsushi Kaneda, Department of Molecular Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University



Monday, July 4, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Speaker: Assistant Prof. Tomonori Shibata
SANKEN (The Insitute of Science and Industrial Research), Osaka University

Title: A small molecule targeting UGGAA pentanucleotide repeat responsible for spinocerebellar ataxia type 31


Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field.
Language: English


Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30

Rob Muth, Duquesne University

Title: Superalgebra deformations of web categories


Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 15:30 to 16:30

Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit would like to invite you to a seminar!


Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

[Seminar]"Optimal inference of time intervals in cerebellar cortical circuits", Prof. Devika Narain, Associate Professor, Erasmus Medical Center.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50

Title: Behavioral, Social, and Institutional Dimensions of Cooperation

Abstract: Common goods are at the heart of many challenges facing humankind. Protective measures – such as mitigating climate change or not overexploiting natural resources – are collectively beneficial, yet costly to individual stakeholders with diverse interests. Common goods may thus be jeopardized by selfish agents at all levels – be they collaborators, citizens, companies, cities, or countries – resulting in social dilemmas that often follow a pattern known as the ‘tragedy of the commons.’ Salient examples concern not only climate change and natural resources, but also clean air, civil security, social welfare, ecosystem services, land use, prudent urbanization, natural-disaster protection, demographic planning, and the functioning of the internet. In this presentation, I will illustrate how quantitative analyses can help address the behavioral, social, and institutional dimensions of these challenges, promoting cooperative collective actions and the safeguarding of common goods.

Hosted by: Faculty Talk Coordinators and Faculty Affairs Office


Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00

Speaker: Professor Changyu Guo, Shangdong University


Title: Conservation law for harmonic mappings in higher dimensions


It has been a longstanding open problem to find a direct conservation law for harmonic mappings into manifolds. In the late 1980s, Chen and Shatah independently found a conservation law for weakly harmonic maps into spheres, which can be interpreted by Noether's theorem. This leads to Helein's celebrated regularity theorem on weakly harmonic maps from surfaces. For general target manifolds, Riviere discovered a direct conservation law in two dimension in 2007, allowing him to solve two well known conjectures of Hildebrandt and Heinz. As observed by Riviere-Struwe in 2008, due to lack of Wente's lemma, Riviere's approach does not extend to higher dimensions. In a recent joint work with Chang-Lin Xiang, we successfully found a conservation law, in the spirit of Riviere, for a class of weakly harmonic maps (around regular points) into general closed manifolds in higher dimensions. 


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