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Advanced Course on Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Recent advances on catalysis development to contribute environmentally benign organic synthesis will be presented by three lecturers. The lecture will include (1) Development of cooperative asymmetric catalysis for atom-efficient organic transformation; (2)Dinulcear Rhodium catalysis for efficient C-H insertion reactions and their synthetic application; and (3) Cationic Co(III) catalysis for C-H bond functionalization.

Advanced Marine Biotechnology and Microbiology I : Marine Microbiology in Post-Genome Era

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A course on Advanced Marine Microbiology will be provided for discussing the future directions of Marine Microbiology studies in the post-genome era. We have invited Dr. Stefan Sievert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Introduction to PARE I: Population-Activities-Resources-Environments Chain 

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This course will focus on how we monitor and improve the environmental burdens caused by human activities through the PARE chain.

Leading and Advanced Molecular Chemistry and Engineering III (Engineering directed production of useful chemicals)

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Special omnibus English lectures by six professional teacher in this field of applied material chemistry. This program deals with study on textures of advanced molecular and material chemistry (syntheses, reactions, analyses, applications,fabrications, observations etc), self-studying, and active learning for encouraging the global leaders.

Special Lecture on Drug Discovery Science I (Life innovation seminar)

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Understanding rapidly advancing technologies for drug discovery.

Advanced Environmental Health Sciences (Infectious Disease Epidemiology)

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This module explains fundamental concepts of infectious disease epidemiology and sets out the analytical methods employed in public health practice. The contents of the lecture series covers the concept/definition of epidemiological measurements, assessment of the spread and control of diseases.

Introduction to PARE II: Populations-Activities-Resources-Environments Chain

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This course will focus on how we monitor and improve the environmental burdens caused by human activities through the PARE chain.

Leading and Advanced Materials Chemistry and Engineering II (Frontier of Bio-Electrochemistry)

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This seminar covers the recent studies on active probes for multimodality molecular imaging in vivo. Precise measurement of enzyme activity in living systems with molecular imaging probes is becoming an important technique to unravel the functional roles of different enzymes in biological processes. Activatable probes whose imaging signal can be specifically switched from the “off” to “on” state upon interaction with a target of interest, are particularly attractive due to their improved sensitivity and specificity. The principle, history and recent development of this technique will be introdued. It will be focused on their applications for multimodality imaging (fluorescence, MRI and PET) of different biological events in living cells and animals.

Advanced Marine Bioresource Science I

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Understanding the effects of climate change on marine ecosystem.

Exercise on Advanced Marine Bioresource and Environmental Science I

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Natural Products Chemistry

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Bioactive natural product have been an important source for drug development. The aim of this course is to understand the latest structure elucidation methods and biosynthetic studies of bioactive natural products isolated from the marine organisms, microorganisms, and terrestrial plants.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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In order to deepen your understanding of the basic principle of computer algorithms, software and databases often used in life sciences, this course reviews these technologies from a point of view of information science, aiming to acquire the applicative skills necessary for doing advanced research.

Structural Geology and Tectonics of Hokkaido: Geometric principles, and the relationship between active and ancient deformation

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Learn how geologic structures, developed from microscopic to map scale, reflecting the rates, directions, and mechanics of past and contemporary plate tectonics and deformation. Hone your three-dimensional perception and skills through practical applications.

Leading and Advanced Molecular Chemistry and Engineering II (Small Molecule Activation and Green Catalysts)

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Goal of this course is to discuss fundamental inorganic and bioorganometallic chemical principles established from the natural energy processes and the adaptation of such concepts to future catalyst designs for energy applications. We will focus on understanding various biological catalytic reactions, particularly those based on the activation of energy-related small molecules (such as N2, H2, CO2/CO, H2O/O2 and NOx) and then seek to accomplish similar catalytic activation using a biomimetic methodology.

Leading and Advanced Molecular Chemistry and Engineering I (Advanced Studies on Organic Reactions with Organometallic Complexes)

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The course is intended as an advanced introduction to modern fluorine chemistry and includes aspects of both organic and inorganic/organometallic fluorine-containing compounds.

Introduction to PARE III: Populations-Activities-Resources-Environments Chain

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This course will focus on how we monitor and improve the environmental burdens caused by human activities through the PARE chain.

Research Ethics <This course has been cancelled.>

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<This course has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.>

The purpose of this class is to provide basic ideas and skills ethically to conduct research and other research-related activities. Students are expected to acquire those ideas and skills through case studies and group discussion.

Gene Designing

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Leading and Advanced Biological and Polymer Chemistry and Engineering III (Frontier of Chemical Science)

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Recent topics in Chemical Science fields:
1) Multi-functional Electrochromic Systems;
2) Laser trapping for molecular assembly formation;
3) Catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates;
4) Catalytic properties of graphitic carbon materials;
5) Designed Transition-Metal Catalysts;
6) Chemical compound-based regulation of precise genome editing;
7) Material science sustaining “Hydrogen Society”

Adhesive dentistry: Basic

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Catalysis Principle and Catalyst Design

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This course provides lectures on catalysis principles and methods for catalyst design. The lectures are appropriate for master and Ph.D. students and covers electronic structure theory of catalysis, catalytic mechanism, surface structure analysis, and high-throughput screening method for catalyst development.

Training course for Drug Delivery System

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Lectures and experiments on drug delivery system and more. Lectures on pharmacokinetics and drug delivery, followed by the experiments to see the function or trafficking of the nanoparticle.

Oral Physiology: recognition to swallow

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Eating is a basic pleasure in life and is automatically performed in daily life. This course will educate ”sensory-motor interaction” during diet, such as sensory inputs to muscular reactions. The effects of pain and mental stress on the eating performance will also be explained. There will be some laboratory work and small experiments that the participants will join.

Complex Analytic Geometry - Residues and Fixed points

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This course introduces a cohomologyical method in complex analytic geometry and applications to complex dynamical systems.

Adhesive dentistry: Advanced

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To learn the basic and advanced science of adhesive dentistry.

Special Lecture of Cosmosciences 1 (Exploration of Requirement for Remote-Sensing in Asia)

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Through invited lecturers by representatives of top universities, governmental institute or national academy in several Asian countries, introducing the latest status of the space development and the potential needs for remote-sensing in their countries.

Leading and Advanced Materials Chemistry and Engineering I (supramolecule chemistry and application to catalysis)

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The present lecture will deal with synthetic methodologies for the preparation of calix[n]arenes and resorcin[4]arenes functionalized with phosphine or N-heterocyclic carbene moieties and their applications in homogeneous catalysis. After a brief overview of the general properties of phosphines and N-heterocyclic carbenes based-ligands followed by selected examples of derivatization of calixarenyl and resorcinarenyl macrocycles, emphasis will be placed on their contemporary use in emerging and promising areas such as coordination chemistry and catalysis of industrial interests.

Introduction to Brain Science VI:The Foundations of Cognitive Sciences

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Students will learn recent studies and methods in the diverse research fields, including cognitive psychology, brain science, and cognitive development, to elucidate how our brain and mind works.

Life science special lecture III (Advanced Light Microscope in Life Science Research)

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This course is on advanced fluorescence microscopy imaging techniques for quantitative study of molecular interactions in live cells. The course focuses in particular on Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, Fluorescence (Cross) Correlation Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching and their application.

Life Science Special Lecture III (Practical bioimaging workshop for international lifescience)

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This practical workshop is directed towards students and researchers in life sciences who study molecular mechanisms of biological processes and would like to learn how to use FCS and FCCS to quantitatively characterize molecular mobility and interactions in live cells.

Leading and Advanced Biological and Polymer Chemistry and Engineering I (Cell Signaling Networks)

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Learn “Cell Signaling Networks” about the following topics; 1. Structure and Dynamics of Protein-protein Interaction (PPI) Networks; 2. Experimental Methods for large-scale analysis of signaling networks; 3 Extracting insight from noisy cellular network; 4 Mechanisms and Consequences of Macromolecular Phase Separation. This course also includes a thematic research lecture, ”How liquid-liquid phase separation may drive morphogenesis”.

International Course on Integrated Marine Biology and Ecology I

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This field course aims to understand basic mechanisms of coastal ecosystem in cold-current regions and current human impacts on its sustainability. In this special lecture, students will learn specially about marine ecology focusing on both pelagic and benthic ecosystems at Akkeshi Marine Station of Hokkaido University.

Functional Cellular Sciences (Molecular Cell Dynamic Science I and II)

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This course is on advanced Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Cross Correlation Spectroscopy methods, in particular in an imaging mode, to analyze the dynamic property of live cells and organisms. The main techniques covered are FCS, FCCS, and imaging FCS (TIR and SPIM).

Soft Matter: From single molecules to materials

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The aim of the course is to provide graduate students with fundamental education on Soft Matter Science. The course consists of a series of lectures given by world-leading scientists, covering Polymer Physics, Soft Matter Mechanics, and Soft Matter Chemistry and Materials.

Special Lecture of Cosmosciences 1 (Practice of optical remote-sensing)

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Through the spectral measurement of plants in lab and natural vegetation, and its analysis, you will learn the importance of remote-sensing and how to utilize optical remote-sensing data obtained by satellite, airplane and drone.

Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience 1: Nano Biosystems

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This is aimed at exploring advanced topics relevant to nano-bioscience from a wide range of scales: from molecule and cell to tissue, organ and whole body. This is in between normal lecture where a single lecturer teaches all the hours and omnibus-style lecture where many lecturers teach one and half hours, namely each lecturer spends from three hours to four and half hours semi-intensively.

Introduction to Dynamical System

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Dynamical system is powerful tool to understand rich phenomena in natural science. Continuous dynamical system is closely related to differential equation and discrete dynamical system is difference equation. The aim of this cource is to study basic theory and application of discrete dynamical system.

Leading and Advanced Biological and Polymer Chemistry and Engineering II (Hydrogen Bond-rich Dendrons and Dendritic Polymers)

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Dendritic molecules (dendrons) exhibit well defined, three-dimensional branched architectures, and compose a unique nanoscale structure. This lecture focuses on the facile synthesis of hydrogen bond-rich dendrons and the covalent incorporation of these dendrons into polymers along with examples in various functional usages such as dendritic surfactants, self-assembly, shape-memory effects, etc.

Modern Day Materials

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In this course, you will synthesize your own functional material and measure its magnetic properties using state of the art apparatus.
Throughout the process, you will learn how the functionalities of modern day materials supported our everyday life and how new materials are being designed for shaping the future of technology.

Introduction to Applied Topology

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This course gives an introduction to computational and applied topology.

Special lecture of the basics of biomedicine

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In this course, you can learn the basic knowledge for the development of biopharmautical medicines, such as protein sciences, immunology and organic chemistry. You also learn the process for the development of biopharmautical medicines. Invited foreign speakers give the integrated lecture of virus, immunology and vaccine.

International Field School in Rebun Island

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This course is intended to develop professional groups that play leading roles in the fields of archaeology, cultural anthropology, paleo-environmental sciences. We will hold this International Field School on Rebun Island from the early to the end of August, 2017.

International Field School in Rebun Island: Russia-Japan Joint Education Program: Environment, Culture and People

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This course is intended to develop professional groups that play leading roles in the fields of archaeology, cultural anthropology, paleo-environmental sciences. We will hold this International Field School on Rebun Island from the early to the end of August, 2017.

Satellite Views of the Arctic

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During this course, we will explore natural environment of the Arctic regions using Earth observation technology.
Students will learn an overview of environmental issues and sciences in the Arctic and the surrounding regions.
Computer exercises for beginners will also be provided for analysis of Earth observation data.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Special lecture of state-of-art drug development

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Recently, many pharmaceutical companies collaborate with universities, which have drug seeds based on advanced research. Invited foreign lecturers will teach drug development from the clinical view. Furthermore, other lectures give state-of-the-art recent basic research results directly connecting to drug development.

Social Ecology :Principles of Invasion Ecology

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The course will cover how plants and animals become invasive, the economic, social and environmental damage they cause, and the population dynamics of invasion. This will include examples from Japan, New Zealand and around the world.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Subjects on Fundamental Veterinary Science Advanced Wildlife and Conservation Medicine

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This class gives lectures on advanced wildlife and conservation medicine by Japanese and foreign professors and experts.

Social Ecology :Introduction to Management of Invasive Alien Species

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The course will cover principles, legislation, control tools and technologies, and strategies for controlling and eradicating Invasive Alien Species (IAS), illustrated with examples of management from Japan, New Zealand and around the world.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

International Course on Integrated Marine Biology and Ecology II

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This field course aims to understand basic mechanisms of coastal ecosystem in cold-current regions and current human impacts on its sustainability. In this special lecture, students will learn about marine biology specializing in macroalgae (e.g., ecology, taxonomy cell biology, molecular biology) at Muroran Marine Station of Hokkaido University.

Leading and Advanced Materials Chemistry and Engineering III (Solid State and Surface/Interface Nano Chemistry)

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This course is designed to acquire basic knowledge in functional materials chemistry, such as solid state chemistry, energy band structure, and
surface/interface nano structures, which are essential for the research and development of functional materials. Approaches in design and construction of materials in nano, micro and macro scales will also be introduced for exploring photo functionality of materials.

Service Design Workshop for Problem Solving

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This class will introduce in a compact form the key elements, ideology and methods of service design to participants. They will learn through a concrete case and quick method experiments how service design works in practice. The aim of service design is to make services more usable, efficient and better for users as well as for service providers.

Introduction to Far East and Arctic Studies: Russia-Japan Joint Education Program: Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development

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This course is intended to develop professional groups that play leading roles in the fields of sustainable environment, sustainable culture and sustainable development in the Far East and the Arctic Circle. To this end, the Consortium was formed based on this joint teaching program.

Training Course for Behavioral Pharmacology

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Lectures and practices on behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience. Lectures on neuronal mechanisms of analgesics, antidepressants, and anxiolytics followed by the experiments to see the effects of these drugs.

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