The 2012 Kyoto Prize Workshops

50 Years of Autophagy

Yoshinori Ohsumi

/  Molecular Cell Biologist

Basic Sciences

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


11 /12 Mon

13:00 - 17:00

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

Address:Kyoto International Conference Center



Opening Address Yuji Kohara (Chairman, Kyoto Prize Selection Committee; Director General, National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information and Systems)
Laureate’s Lecture Yoshinori Ohsumi
“World of Autophagy Opened by Yeast”
Lecture Tamotsu Yoshimori
“Mammalian Autophagy: Its Membrane Dynamics and Roles in Diseases”
Lecture Noboru Mizushima
“Physiological Role of Autophagy and Its Molecular Mechanism in Mammals”
Lecture Kohki Yoshimoto (Researcher, INRA Versailles)
“Autophagy in Plants: Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Significances”
Lecture Hitoshi Nakatogawa (Associate Professor, Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Molecular Mechanisms of Autophagy in Yeast: Membrane Formation and Target Recognition”


Yoshinori Ohsumi

Molecular Cell Biologist

Dr. Ohsumi has achieved world-leading results in his genetic study of autophagy in yeast, a cellular process that degrades proteins in order to adapt to the nutritional environment and other factors. He has made groundbreaking contributions toward elucidating of the molecular mechanisms of autophagy and its physiological significance.

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


Related information

Monday, November 12, 2012
Kyoto International Conference Center
Coordinators and Moderators
Tamotsu Yoshimori (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University) Noboru Mizushima (Professor, Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)