Seeds Presentation Held by Female Researchers

November 21, 2017

As part of the 2016 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology (MEXT) Funds for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology Project, 'Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment,' TUFS was selected to work alongside the leading institution of this project, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and is currently working towards creating a more comfortable environment for female researchers to work in.
On Friday the 6 th of October, the 'Diversity Seminar & Female Researchers Tackling Social Issues Seeds Presentation' were held at the Nakano Sun Plaza. At this event, the results of research by female academics was made available to a large number of companies with the goal of creating sustainable innovations through industry-academic relations.

At the 'Diversity Seminar,' social insurance consultant Junko Arai was invited to speak on the topic of 'Connecting Work-Life Balance with Retention Improvement, and Compatibility of Support-Related Grant-in-Aid in 2017,' through which she spoke about proactive labor reformation and effectively using grant-in-aid.
At the 'Female Researchers Tackling Social Issues Seeds Presentation,' there were six oral presentations. TUFS doctorate student, Sachiko Gochi, gave a presentation on 'Elderly Medical Care and Nursing Services in Indonesia: A Proposal from a Life Practice Level.'

The other presentations were as follows:

■Food-Related 'Seed' Research■
  • 'Clarification of the Reproductive Mechanisms of Useful Shrimp Species and Development of Technology using this Basic Knowledge'
    Researcher at Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Bong Jung Kang
  • 'Clarification of the Reproductive Manipulation Mechanism of Symbiotic Microorganisms in Major Tea Pest, Homona Magnanima'
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Lecturer Maki Inoue
■Medical Care/Population Aging-Related 'Seed' Research■
  • 'Creation of New Micro Materials by Cell Mimicry'
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tenure Track Specially Appointed Associate Professor Miho Yamagizawa
  • 'Towards the Implementation of Cleaning Robots by Humans? Emotional Understanding from Analysis of Biological Information'
    Shibaura Institute of Technology, Associate Professor Midori Sugaya
  • 'Sophia Cross-lingual Health Assistant System: SoCHAS "Multilingual Support Information System" in the Medical, Nursing, Welfare, and Caregiving Fields'
    Sophia University, Professor Eiko Takaoka

For more information on this event, click the link below (page in Japanese).

There was also a poster exhibition showcasing each university and organization.