Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)

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  • 2ndTARA International Symposium: Frontiers in cryo-electron microscopy [March 10, 2021]

    Date : Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    Time : 9:30 – 14:20
    Veneu: Online seminar(Zoom live stream& On-demand)
    Registration for participation: https://activenet-tv.jp/tara2/e/
    Poster

    Program
    ━ 10th, Mar, Wed ━
    ・[09:30-09:35] Opening Remarks: Akiyoshi Fukamizu – Vice Director, TARA, University of Tsukuba

    ・[09:35-09:45] Introduction to Symposium: Kenji Iwasaki – Professor, TARA, University of Tsukuba

    ・[09:45-10:20] Kenji Murakami – University of Pennsylvania
                              “Structural studies of DNA repair and transcription”

    ・[10:20-10:55] Vignesh Kasinath – University of Colorado Boulder
                              “Overcoming bottlenecks in cryo-EM for structural studies of chromatin modifier PRC2”

    ・[10:55-11:30] Cornelius Gati – University of Southern California
                              “Structural basis of metabotropic GABA receptor activation”

    ・[11:40-12:40] Luncheon seminar: JEOL
                              “Introduction of New generation cryo TEM “CRYO ARMTM 300 II”

    ・[13:00-13:35] Radostin Danev –The University of Tokyo
                              “Pushing the performance limits of cryo-EM for GPCRs”

    ・[13:35-14:10] Fabian Eisenstein – The University of Tokyo
                              “In-situ and in-vitro structure of a novel contractile injection system”

    ・[14:10-14:20] Closing Remarks: Kenji Iwasaki – Professor, TARA, University of Tsukuba

  • TARA Seminar [November 5, 2019]

    Date: tuesday, November 5, 2019
    Time: 16:30 – 17:30
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Takayuki Kuraishi, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa University)
    Subject: Sterile induction of innate immunity in Drosophila larvae
    Click here for more information (Seminar flyer)

  • TARA Seminar [September 20, 2019]

    Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
    Time: 16:00 – 17:15
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Rita C. Tostes, Ph.D., FAHA (Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, The Federative Republic of Brazil)
    Subject: The impact of testosterone in the cardiovascular system: still a controversial topic
    Click here for more information (Seminar flyer)

  • TARA Seminar [September 19, 2019]

    Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Time: 15:00 – 16:30
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Dr. Jonathan G. Heddle (Bionanoscience and Biochemistry Laboratory, Malopolska Center of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, The Republic of Poland)
    Subject: Synthetic Structural Biology: Building Bespoke Protein and DNA Nanostructures
    Click here for more information (Seminar flyer)

  • TARA Seminar [September 9, 2019]

    Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Dr. Robert Passier (Department Chair, Professor Applied Stem Cell Technologies University of Twente, The Netherlands)
    Subject: Advanced human stem cell-based models for mimicking cardiovascular disease. Towards personalized medicine.
    Click here for more information (Seminar flyer)

  • With sincere gratitude to Prof. Dr. Kazuo Murakami (1936-2021)

    We regret to announce that Professor Emeritus Kazuo Murakami, the first Director of the Center for Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA Center), passed away on April 13, 2021.

    Dr. Kazuo Murakami was a leading expert in research on renin-angiotensin, which is involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension. He purified renin, analyzed the structure of human renin, and produced and analyzed genetically modified mice. He was awarded the Japan Academy Prize for his research on “Biochemical and Molecular Biological Studies of Renin-angiotensin System (Joint Research)” in 1996. He was also awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, in 2011.

    As the first Director of the TARA Center, he made a great contribution to the development of interdisciplinary scientific research at the University of Tsukuba.

    We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Dr. Kazuo Murakami and pray that his soul may rest in peace.

    Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA Center)

  • 2ndTARA International Symposium: Frontiers in cryo-electron microscopy [March 10, 2021]

    Date : Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    Time : 9:30 – 14:20
    Veneu: Online seminar(Zoom live stream& On-demand)
    Registration for participation: https://activenet-tv.jp/tara2/e/
    Poster

    Program
    ━ 10th, Mar, Wed ━
    ・[09:30-09:35] Opening Remarks: Akiyoshi Fukamizu – Vice Director, TARA, University of Tsukuba

    ・[09:35-09:45] Introduction to Symposium: Kenji Iwasaki – Professor, TARA, University of Tsukuba

    ・[09:45-10:20] Kenji Murakami – University of Pennsylvania
                              “Structural studies of DNA repair and transcription”

    ・[10:20-10:55] Vignesh Kasinath – University of Colorado Boulder
                              “Overcoming bottlenecks in cryo-EM for structural studies of chromatin modifier PRC2”

    ・[10:55-11:30] Cornelius Gati – University of Southern California
                              “Structural basis of metabotropic GABA receptor activation”

    ・[11:40-12:40] Luncheon seminar: JEOL
                              “Introduction of New generation cryo TEM “CRYO ARMTM 300 II”

    ・[13:00-13:35] Radostin Danev –The University of Tokyo
                              “Pushing the performance limits of cryo-EM for GPCRs”

    ・[13:35-14:10] Fabian Eisenstein – The University of Tokyo
                              “In-situ and in-vitro structure of a novel contractile injection system”

    ・[14:10-14:20] Closing Remarks: Kenji Iwasaki – Professor, TARA, University of Tsukuba

  • Notification of reorganization of TARA Center

    In April 1st 2018, the center was reorganized and renamed as the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA).

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Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics
Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)

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