The 2000 Kyoto Prize Workshops

Challenge to Evolutionary Development Biology: Exploring of Life through Molecules

Walter Jakob Gehring

/  Developmental Biologist

Basic Sciences

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


11 /12 Sun

13:10 - 17:25

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

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



Opening Shin-Ichi Nishikawa
Greeting Toyomi Inamori
Managing Director, the Inamori Foundation
Introduction of Laureate Masatoshi Takeichi
Member of the Kyoto Prize Committee; Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University
Laureate Lecture Walter Jakob Gehring Laureate
Master Control Genes in Eye Development and Evolution
Lecture Shinichi Aizawa, Professor, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University
Developmental Patterning in Vertebrate Head
Question – and – Answer
Lecture Yoshiki Sasai, Professor, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
Inversion of the Dorsal-Ventral Axis and the Origin of the Central Nervous
Question – and – Answer
Lecture Yoshinori Shichida, Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Functional Diversity of the Photoreceptive Proteins in Vision
Question – and – Answer
Lecture Mitsuyasu Hasebe, Professor, National Institute for Basic Biology and PRESTO
Origin and Evolution of Floral Homeotic Genes
Question – and – Answer
Closing Shin-Ichi Nishikawa


Walter Jakob Gehring

Developmental Biologist

Through his research into the developmental process of Drosophila, Professor Gehring discovered the homeobox and its conserved developmental mechanisms, which represented a groundbreaking contribution to the basic understanding of the morphogenesis of organisms. He is a developmental biologist who has made significant contributions to recent advances in biology.

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


Related information

Sunday, November 12, 2000
Kyoto International Conference Center
Coordinator & Moderator
Shin-Ichi Nishikawa, Chairman of the Kyoto Prize Screening Committee; Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Inamori Foundation
Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, NHK
With the cooperation
The Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists, The Molecular Biology of Japan