TOK4 - Nanoscience
7 July 2017 – 19 July 2017
Hosted by the University of Tokyo
This lecture series provides a general overview of nanoscience, which has grown very rapidly in the last few years.
This course is comprised of three sub-courses of lectures (Biotechnology, Biomedicine and Nanobiotechnology and Nanotechnology). Each sub-course will include visits to active laboratories in the University of Tokyo.
Planned Course Schedule
Part I: Biotechnology
This sub-section focuses on advanced biomedical science and technology bound to the drug discovery
- The proteasome: destruction for life
- GTP-binding proteins involved in intracellular signal transduction
- NMR in biological systems
- From Catalysis to Life Science
- Lab Tour
Part II: Biomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
This sub-section focuses on the understanding of the structure and functions of the living systems at the nano level as a basis for the development of bioinspired structures and functions as well as for the establishment of methodologies to integrate living components, including biomolecules and cells, into nanodevices while regulating their functions. To effectively achieve this goal, the section sets 4 topics: (1) Mechano-bioengineering; (2) Biodevice Technology; (3) Nanotechnology and Materials Science for Nanoscale Cell Therapy and (4) Nano Bioelectronics.
- Biodevice technology
- Nanotechnology and materials science for nanoscale cell therapy
- Nano bioelectronics:
- Lab Tour
Part III: Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology: This sub-section covers fundamentals and applications of nanotechnology mainly established in a field of semiconductors, including the following four topics. (1) Nanostructures for advanced photonics; (2) Silicon-based integrated nanoelectronics; (3) Physics and technology of semiconductor nanostructures, and (4) Spintronics: fundamentals and applications.
- Nanostructures for advanced photonics
- Silicon-based integrated nanoelectronics
- Physics and technology of semiconductor nanostructures
- Spintronics: fundamentals and applications
- Lab Tour
A one-day field trip related to the lectures (“Study Visit”) will be organized for students as part of the course.
Also, a Japanese cultural experience opportunity will be scheduled out of the course.
Target Audience/ Prerequisites
- Bachelor students
- Master students
- PhD students
Delivery Method & Learning Outcomes
Delivery method: Lecture, discussion and laboratory tour
Learning outcomes: The lecture series provides a general overview of nanoscience, which has grown very rapidly in the last few years.
Assessment will be made in consideration of attendance frequency and three short essays on the subjects chosen from each sub-section of Nanoscience lectures (one from Biotechnology, one from Biomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, and one from Nanotechnology) submitted no later than the designated date. Attendance is mandatory and the scores will be given according to the essays.
Credit equivalent at host university & Contact hours
Approx. 21 total contact hours (105 minutes x 12 classrooms) +1 study visit hours + 6 lab tours (excluding self-study hours).
The courses of "Biotechnology", "Biomedicine and Nanobiotechnology" and "Nanotechnology" research comprise 4 lectures each and every lecture is 105 minutes in duration. A 1 hour laboratory tour will follow after every 2 lectures.
Another obligation is to write three essays with a few pages each.
Lecturer(s) / Tutor(s)
Professor Teruyuki NAGAMUNE
Hotel Wing International Kourakuen http://kourakuen.hotelwingjapan.com/ or similar. A list of accommodation will be provided for students to choose from during the pre-admission procedure.
Students must arrive by 6 July 2017.
Students will be able to check in from 6 July 2017.
Check-out date 20 July 2017.
Figures are estimates only, costs are subject to changes and successful applicants will be informed. Click on each item for details.
Tuition FeesJPY 29,600
AccommodationAccommodation, including any deposits: Maximum JPY 112,000, depending on the type of accommodation you choose from the accommodation list.
Living ExpensesApproximately JPY 3,000 per day
For Students from U.C. Berkeley and Yale UniversityFriends of UTokyo, Inc., a not-for-profit charitable organization in the State of New York, plans to provide summer scholarships to students at U.C. Berkeley and Yale University. For more details, please visit the following website: http://www.friendsofutokyo.org/grants-and-awards/
Required and/or Recommended Insurance(s)
All participants of the IARU Global Summer Program at UTokyo are required to purchase adequate health and travel insurance BEFORE leaving their home university, and to be insured throughout their time in Japan.
You can find pictures and comments from 2016 TOK participant and frequently asked questions with answers on the following website: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/iaru.html.