Glia is our mind.

Where is the location of our mind? It probably resides in the milky-white substance that sits inside your skull. But the half of the brain is glia. Let's, for the sake of argument, assume that our mind is embedded in these glial cells. What would be your counterevidence?

ABOUT

Framework
Young Glia
Established
November 15, 2015
Budget source
Japan: Glial Assembly
Germany: Glial Heterogeneity

Executive Supervisors
Japan: Dr. Kazuhiro Ikenaka
Germany: Dr. Frank Kirchhoff

Project Overview

The purpose of this framework is to stimulate mutual exchange visits of young researchers of glial research. The collaborative research between Japan and German will be carried out by the young researchers. Applicants must be graduate students or have obtained a Ph.D. degree within the past five years. The collaboration must be approved by the priciple investigators on both sides but the original proposal and execution of the research itself must be done by the young researchers.

CONCEPT

Decontruction of the neuron central dogma

Scientific revolutions are always executed by the young generations. Our mission is to support the seeds of inovation. Let go of "neuroscience", we are pursuing "brain science".

The purpose of this framework is to stimulate mutual exchange visits of young researchers of glial research. The collaborative research between Japan and German will be carried out by the young researchers. Applicants must be graduate students or have obtained a Ph.D. degree within the past five years. The collaboration must be approved by the priciple investigators on both sides but the original proposal and execution of the research itself must be done by the young researchers.

Application for the first collaborative exchange program were made on January 11, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. See the link for the list of selected.

Application for the second collaborative exchange program should be made on May 31, 2016 in Homburg, Germany. See the link for the list of selected.

このたび、日本の新学術領域研究「グリアアセンブリによる脳機能発現の制御と病態(グリアアセンブリ)」は、国際共同研究加速基金(国際活動支援班)に採択されました。そこで、ドイツのグリア研究コンソーシアム(Glial HeterogeneityNetwork Glia)と連携し、若手研究者の国際共同研究の促進を目的とした助成制度を立ち上げました。日本とドイツの若手研究者が研究課題を共同申請し、1年度あたり上限100万円の助成を、2年間受けられる制度を想定しています。今後、Young Glia の会を適宜開催していきますが、会の当日、日独の若手同士が意気投合して、共同研究の提案に至ることを歓迎します。また、本ホームページ等を通して、ある程度、事前にお互いの情報を交換できるようにし、若手による共同研究提案の一助としたいと思います。なお、この若手同士の共同研究は、日独双方の研究室主宰者(PI)の了承の元に行うものとします。

TOPICS

* Dates are written as YEAR . MONTH . DATE, in that order.
2016.04-03
Execusion of FY2016 "Young Glia" collaboration program
2016.05.31
Collaborations for FY2016/2017 have been selected!!
Link for the list of selected.


2016.05.29-31
2nd "Young Glia" meeting in Homburg, Germany
Standard traveling schedule from Japan:
Depart Japan May 28/ attend meeting 29-31/ depart Germany June 1, arrive Japan June 2
2016.02-03
Execusion of the first "Young Glia" collaboration program
2016.01.11
Collaborations for FY2015/2016 have been selected!!
Link for the list of selected.


2016.01.08-11
1st "Young Glia" meeting in Tokyo, Japan

Jan 8 will be the public symposium of "Glial Assembly". "Glial Assembly" research group meeting will be held on Jan 9. The 1st "Young Glia" meeting will be held subsequently on Jan 10 and 11. Based on the proposal given on Jan 11, the collaboration program for the fiscal year 2015 (from April 2015 to March 2016) will be selected and executed. We wait for the original proposal given by the young researcher who are still in graduate school or who holds the Ph.D. status for less than 5 years.

2015.11.25
1st "Young Glia" executive committee meetig

The Japan side of the first committee meeting was held at Keio University (Tokyo) to discuss about the execusion of this international endeavor. The practical core of this framework will be handled by the younger generation faculty members and Dr. Ikenaka will stand as an advisor and observer. The chairperson of this executive committee was decided to be Dr. Kenji F. Tanaka.

2015.11.15
Memorial two-top Paris conference

Agreements were made between Dr. Kazuhiro Ikenaka and Dr. Frank Kirchhoff in a two-top Paris conference to originate a new research framework of future glial research. The name of this framework was decided as "Young Glia".

2014.10.10-15
Glial Heterogeneity kickoff meeting

Dr. Frank Kirchhoff (University of Saarland) and Dr. Christine R. Rose (Universität Düsseldorf) organized the first "Glial Heterogenity" meeting at Düsseldorf (Germany). Japanese glial researchers, Drs. Kazuhiro Ikenaka, Hiroaki Wake, Ko Matsui, and Hajime Hirase were invited to this meeting. This event marks as a hallmark of the initiation of long-term collaborative efforts between Germany and Japan.

2013.07.03-06
Euroglia meeting at Berlin

Dr. Frank Kirchhoff (University of Saarland) and Dr. Hajime Hirase (RIKEN) organized Workshop I "Imaging glial activity" at XI European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease (Euroglia) in Berlin (Germany). One of the current executive committee member of the "Young Glia", Dr. Ko Matsui (Tohoku University), was also invited to give a talk. The idea of German-Japan collaboration hatched at this event.


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