November 21st & 22nd, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave a lecture for the Graduate School of Medicine (Kyoto University), entitled “Pioneering Medical Physics Tackling Clinically Relevant Issues – Novel Approaches from Non-Equilibrium Physics -“.


October 3rd, 2018
The 9th Medicine-Mathematics-Physics Joint Study Group Seminar.
Prof. Hisashi Fujiwara (Biomedical Information Sciences,  Hiroshima City University)


September 12th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave an opening keynote lecture at the Thematic Workshop “Membrane Dynamics” held by Lund Institute for Neutron and X-ray Science (LINXS, Lund, Sweden), entitled “Influence of Genetic Mutation and Disease on Membrane Electrostatics, Mechanics and Dynamics”.


July 24th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave an invited talk at the 27th International Liquid Crystal Conference:
“Cell Membranes as Liquid Crystals: Impact of Surface Carbohydrates on Mechanics and Biological Functions”


July 3rd, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave an invited talk at the 16th European Powder Diffraction Conference:
“Coherent X-Ray Diffraction Imaging of Frozen Hydrated Human Erythrocytes Infected by Malaria Parasites”


June 20th, 2018
The 8th Medicine-Mathematics-Physics Joint Study Group Seminar.
Dr. Atsuyasu Sato (Dept. Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto Univ.)


June 19th, 2018
Tanaka Group to host 14 undergraduate / graduate students for the MACS (MAthematics-based Creation of Science) program of Faculty of Science, Kyoto Unversity.
The theme of our study group is “Developing mathematical models to understand collective cellular behaviors in dieseases”(「疾患における集団的細胞挙動の数理モデルの開拓」)and will bring together students from various disciplines to tackle a new, interdisciplinary field.
(link in Japanese)


April 14th – 15th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka and Dr. Yamamoto joined the 4th Network Conference Reseach Alumni which was held at Kyoto University by the Heidelberg Alumni International and Heidelberg Alumni Japan.
Prof. Tanaka gave a talk “My Experience as a HeKKSaGOn Professor”, while Dr. Yamamoto introduced his scientific activities as a Heidelberg Alumni and HeKKSaGOn Junior Reseacher.
(link in Japanese, photos)


April 12th – 13th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka chaired a Working Group (WG) “Life and Natural Science Fusion” at the 6th HeKKSaGOn German-Japanese University Network Presidents’ Conference at Osaka University.
He also presented past achievements and future visions of the WG at the general meeting.


April 11th, 2018
Kick-Off Symposium of the new “Center for Integrative Medicine and Physics” took place at the KUIAS Main Building Lecture Hall.
It was a huge success, bringing together over 100 participants!
(more photos , news from Kyoto Univ. PR office (link in Japanese))


April 4th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka was invited by the Kansai Ophthalmopathy Society(関西眼疾患研究会)to give a Special Lecture (also as a graduate school special lecture) at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (Dept. Ophthalmology), where he gave a talk titled “Developing Medicine Physics that leads to Clinical Practice”(「臨床へとつながる医学物理学の開拓」).


January 26th, 2018

Prof. Tanaka is appointed as professor for the new endowed research section “Center for Integrative Medicine and Physics” (Nakatani Foundation) of Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study.
(link in Japanese)