Basic Sciences

The 2017 Kyoto Prize Workshop

“From Understanding Plant Life to Projecting Changes of Global Environments”

Basic Sciences/Graham Farquhar

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Thank you for your interest. The workshop is fully booked and no more places are available.

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 13:00-16:50
Place: Kyoto International Conference Center
Coordinator and Moderator: Yoh Iwasa (Kyushu University)


  • Yoh IwasaYoh Iwasa
  • Kaoru KitajimaKaoru Kitajima
  • Ichiro TerashimaIchiro Terashima
  • Yuko T. HanbaYuko T. Hanba
  • Takeshi IseTakeshi Ise
  • Akiko SatakeAkiko Satake
Opening address: Yoh Iwasa
Introduction of laureate: Kaoru Kitajima (Kyoto University)
Keynote speech: Graham Farquhar (Laureate in Basic Sciences)
“On the exchange of water for carbon dioxide: are land plants economical?”
Speech: Ichiro Terashima (The University of Tokyo)
“Influences of Elevating Atmospheric CO2 on Leaf Photosynthesis and Transpiration”
Speech: Yuko T. Hanba (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
“Application of Stable Carbon Isotopes in Plant Ecophysiological Studies”
Speech: Takeshi Ise (Kyoto University)
“Projecting Future Climate and Ecosystem Changes by Computer Simulations”
Speech: Akiko Satake (Kyushu University)
“Predicting Flowering Season of Forest Ecosystems from Gene Expression Monitoring”

Organized by Inamori Foundation
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, NHK
With the Cooperation of Crop Science Society of Japan, Japan Geoscience Union, Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology, The Botanical Society of Japan, The Ecological Society of Japan, The Japanese Society of Photosynthesis Research, The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, The Society of Population Ecology, and The Society for the Study of Species Biology


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