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[HeKKSaGOn Expansion Program] L-INSIGHT fellows held discussions on trans-disciplinary topics with early career researchers from two German universities. (23 November 2021)


This forum supports next generation of researchers in forming special international and inter-generational connections early in their careers in the hope of creating foundations for them to excel. This is a new initiative that has spined-off from the friendly relationship between German and Japanese universities fostered through the HeKKSaGOn (The German-Japanese University Alliance) framework, which is now in its eleventh year.

Researchers from Kyoto University, Heidelberg University, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will gather to discuss five topics proposed by several fellows from L-INSIGHT, a community of early career researchers at Kyoto University.
The fellows believe that these trans-disciplinary topics including research environments and ways of thinking in other spheres of research are important in discussing the development of their future research.

We cordially invite you to the discussions regarding the topics of your choice. Please sign up now to find your new and future connections through this opportunity.



YAMAMOTO Akihisa / Falko Ziebert (Heidelberg University)
Quantification, control, and modeling of mechanical and dynamical alteration of cell and tissue towards detection and mechanistic understanding of disease

HONGO Shun / Katharina Brotzmann (Heidelberg University) / Jochen Ait Müller (KIT) / Hjalmar Kühl (Max Planck Institute)
What research do we need to do to reconcile the conflicts between biodiversity conservation and food security in developing countries?

TANAKA Tomohiro / Carolin Klonner (Heidelberg University) / Tim Kerlin (KIT) / Ralf Loritz (KIT) / Andreas Schäfer (KIT) / Hoang Thai Duong Vu (KIT)
What engineering research is expected from society in this “full-of-informatics” (e.g. AI, Drone, ICT) era? Any research field in the similar situations?

FUJII Toshihiro / Iryna Lypova (Heidelberg University) / Markus Roth(KIT)
Clarifying the most energetic particles in the universe

FUJII Yuri / Georg Lars Hildenbrand (Heidelberg University)
How and where did life emerge? What did the first life look like? Is it possible to have other form of life?

  • Date
    23 November (Tuesday)
    2021, 17:30(JST) | 9:30(CET)
  • Venue
    Registration Required
    Online Forum(Zoom)
  • Registration
  • Program
    1.Opening remarks
     Prof. Dr. TOKITOH Norihiro
     [Executive Vice President]

     Prof. YOKOYAMA Mika
     [Deputy Executive Vice-President, Director of Kyoto University European Center, Kyoto University]

     Prof. Dr. Matthias Weidemüller
     [Vice-Rector for Innovation and Transfer, Heidelberg University]

    2.Parallel dialogues
     Dialogue 1.
    YAMAMOTO Akihisa
    [Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS)・Program-Specific Assistant Professor]

    Falko Ziebert
    [Research Group Physics of Complex Biosystems, Institute for Theroetical Physics]

     Dialogue 2.
    HONGO Shun
    [Center for African Area Studies・Program-Specific Researcher]

    Katharina Brotzmann
    [Research group „Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology“, EU-Project Horizon 2020 „EU-ToxRisk“, Project “PharmaSea“, Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) ]

    Jochen Ait Müller
    [Department: Institute of biological boundary surfaces]

    Hjalmar Kühl
    [Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology]

     Dialogue 3.
    TANAKA Tomohiro
    [Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES)・Assistant Professor]

    Carolin Klonner
    [Geoinformatics Research, GroupInstitute of Geography]

    Ralf Loritz
    [Institute for Water and River Basin Management – Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management]

     Dialogue 4.
    FUJII Toshihiro
    [The HAKUBI Center for Advanced Research・Program-Specific Assistant Professor]

    Iryna Lypova
    [Gamma Astronomy, Genter for Astromony]

    Markus Roth
    [Pierre Auger Observatory, Institute for Astroparticle Physics (IAP)]

     Dialogue 5.
    FUJII Yuri
    [Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies・Assistant Professor]

    Georg Lars Hildenbrand
    [Experimental biophysics, Kirchhoff Institute for Physics (KIP)]

    3.General discussion
     Wrap-ups from each group

     Comments from Guests
      Prof. Dr. KONO Yasuyuki
      [Vice President, Director International Strategy Office, Kyoto University]
      Prof. TANAKA Motomu
      [Institute for Physical Chemistry, Heidelberg University]

      Prof. Dr. Stefan Norra
      [Institute of Applied Geosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology]

      Prof. Dr. YOSHIKAWA Minako Jen.
      [Director, The Strategic Development Hub for Early Career Researchers, Kyoto University]
  • Contact
    Kyoto University Center for Enhancing Next-Generation Research
    E-mail : admin-l-inisght@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
  • Organizer
    Heidelberg University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Kyoto University
  • Collaborator/Sponsor
    Kyoto University European Center