The 2008 Kyoto Prize Workshops

Signal Network in Biological Functions

Anthony James Pawson

/  Molecular Biologist

Basic Sciences

Life Sciences and Medicine(Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Systems Biology, etc.)


11 /12 Wed

13:00 - 17:00

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

Address:Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan



Opening Address Shigetada Nakanishi
Introduction of Laureate Kozo Kaibuchi
Laureate Lecture Anthony James Pawson (the Laureate in Basic Sciences)
“SH2 domains, Adapters and Tyrosine Kinases: Back to the Future”
Lecture Ryuichi Sakai (Chief, Growth Factor Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute)
“Roles of Phosphotyrosine-Containing Molecules in Tumor Progression”
Lecture Michiyuki Matsuda (Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
“Live Cell Imaging of the Growth Signaling Network”
Lecture Kozo Kaibuchi
“Signalling for Cell Polarity”
Lecture Shizuo Akira (Member, Kyoto Prize Selection Committee; Director, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University)
“Pathogen Recognition: Receptors and Signaling”


Anthony James Pawson

Molecular Biologist

Dr. Pawson proposed and proved the concept that the unique adapter structure exists in signaling proteins, and that the binding of adapters to specific phosphotyrosine-containing domains induces cascades of intracellular signaling that controls cellular growth and differentiation. This concept has established one of the basic paradigms of signal transduction and significantly contributed to the subsequent development in life sciences.

*This field then was Field of Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology).


Related information

13:00 – 17:00, November 12, 2008 (Wed.)
Kyoto International Conference Center
Shigetada Nakanishi (Chairman, Kyoto Prize Committee; Director, Osaka Bioscience Institute)
Kozo Kaibuchi (Member, Kyoto Prize Selection Committee; Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University)
Organized by Inamori Foundation
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, and NHK
With the cooperation of The Japan Neuroscience Society, Japan Society for Cell Biology, The Japanese Biochemical Society, The Japanese Cancer Association, The Molecular Biology Society of Japan