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ASMeW: Successful research of 4 and a half years.

International Symposium
“Realizing high quality of life and extension of health life expectancy through the consolidation of advanced science, health studies, and medical care”

Scene from the poster session.

The Waseda University Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced Science and Medical Care (established in June, 2004), otherwise known as ASMeW, held an International Symposium on August 27th and 28th at the Waseda University International Conference Center. The purpose of the symposium was to present the successful research of the past 4 and a half years.

Research of Professor Kuniaki Tatsuya (Graduate School of Science and Engineering) is shown in a tapestry.

The first day of the symposium featured the keynote address “Future of Health Science: Shift from an Integrative Approach to Fusion” by Dr. Hiroo Imura, President of the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation and Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University. From that afternoon until the second day of the symposium, a number of presentations were given by guest lecturers, and many results of the main research conducted until now by ASMeW were introduced. The research of ASMeW was of the high quality expected of Waseda, and focused on approaching medicine from fields such as robotics, nanotechnology, and organic synthetic chemistry.

ASMeW is conscious of communicating with society, and has established an “Appeal Project” which seeks to “convey research results to many people in a format that is easy to understand and appealing”. As part of these efforts, a “science tapestry” was created and displayed at the symposium. In the future, ASMeW will make an effort to use the media for conveying themes and results of newly created advanced consolidated research.