2020 Activity Report vol.8:Wakayama Medical University

Activity Report of Open Application Program 2020 vol.8 (Online)

Online symposium on advanced medical engineering in Japan and South Korea

Report from School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University

In 2018 and 2019, Wakayama Medical University implemented two exchange projects for the A. Science and Technology Experience Course using the University of Science and Technology + Kyung Hee University, and University of Science and Technology + Chungnam National University + Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science as exchange groups. We conducted the online exchange of these implemented projects (follow-up support) the Japan-Korea Advanced Medical Engineering Online Symposium on January 13, 2021.

Firstly, in the morning, presentations were given from the Japanese side. Three faculty members and eight third-year medical students gave presentations on the following.

(1) Case report of integrated research on the peony root - toward the sustainable use of crude drug resources: Assistant Professor Zhu Shu (Toyama University, scheduled to be assigned to the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wakayama Medical University)

(2) Clarification of the Spatial Distribution and Metabolic Accumulation Process of Tropane Alkaloids in Eggplant Family: Tanaka Yoshie

(3) Medical Education System at Wakayama Medical University: Professor Kaisho Tsuneyasu

(4) The Importance of 3D Modeling in Science: Inoue Saya

(5) Study on the number of copies of the C4 gene in healthy Japanese people: Okawa Masaaki

(6) Regarding the spiritual health law of Japanese people: Oka Ryota

(7) Genetic analysis of androgen receptor in castration-resistant pre-endocrine carcinoma: Fujiwara Ari

(8) Biological function of dendritic cells: Isui Harie

(9) Sting pathway in dendritic cells: Tanaka Hinako

(10) Immune activation function of cholera toxin: Hayashi Mari

(11) New molecular basis for IL-1β production induction by cholera toxin B subunit: Minami Momoka

The Korean side gave their presentations in the afternoon. This included two faculty members and one researcher from a national research institute. In addition, five students, graduate students, and post-doctoral students conducted the presentation as follows.

(12) Importance of mitochondria in cognition and Parkinson's disease: Prof. Jun Young Heo (Chungnam National University)

(13)Standardization and reference materials in clinical testing:Prof. Ji-Seon Jeong (University of Science and Technology)

(14)Development of reference material for the diagnosis of carbohydrate metabolic disorders:Dr. Ha-Jeong Kwon (Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science)

(15) Importance of Mitochondria in Endothelial Cells for Maintaining Blood - brain barrier: Dr. Min Joung Lee (Chungnam National University)

(16) Neuroinflammation and UPRmt in kaolin induced hydrocephalus mouse model: Jiebo Zhu (Chungnam National University)

(17)Determination of the Ca, Mg, and K in human plasma CRM by isotope dilution inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ID ICP/MS): Norliza Binti Baharom (University of Science and Technology)

(18) Measurement comparability concerns in laboratory medicine: Based on the Insulin assay case:Nordiana Rosli (University of Science and Technology)

(19)Development of reference material for newborn screening: Sangji Woo (Kyung Hee University)

The Japanese side particularly was nervous because it was their first time to give a presentation in English regarding their research, especially for the students. However, everything proceeded very smoothly. I think that is because their teachers checked everything carefully beforehand, and because they could use free pronunciation correction software such as Google and the like. During the questions, there were some that were difficult to hear because they were different from when asking face-to-face, and because of the masks and the like that everyone was wearing. However, with the support of the teachers and others, we managed to get through. The Korean side also delivered from multiple presentation locations (Chungnam National University, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, and University of Science and Technology), but everything went very smoothly. This time, we gained valuable experience thanks to the support of the Sakura Science Exchange Program.

View of the online exchange (screen)
View of the online exchange
Group photo
Japanese language poster