- Symposium Program is now updated. 3 speakers are added.
- Symposiumsite is opened.
Functional polymers are key materials in various fields including life science, nanotechnology and energy issues to develop sustainable future. This symposium focused on the synthesis, essential properties and applications of a wide spectrum of functional polymers. Outstanding young scientists in various specialized fields are invited to this symposium both from Ja-pan and United States. Active discussions in this symposium should be beneficial for all participants to create a new dire-ction of functional polymers for the next generation.
- Opening Remark (Kazuma Yasuhara)
- Tsuyoshi Ando (Graduate School of Materials Science, NAIST)
“Star polymers: their potential applications for biopolymers"
- Yukari Oda (Department of Macromolecular Science, Osaka University)
“Block and star-shaped polyelectrolytes: precision synthesis and sequence-specific properties"
- Satoshi Nagao (Graduate School of Materials Science, NAIST)
“Cytochrome c polymerization by domain swapping"
- Coffee Break
- Edmund F. Palermo (Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan)
“Synthesis, characterization, and morphology of π-conjugated gradient copolymers
- Manami Tsukamoto (Graduate School of Materials Science, NAIST)
“The effect of curcumin to raft domains on membrane"
- Shin-ichi Yusa (Department of Materials Science and Chemistry, University of Hyogo)
“Preparation of nanogel and Its pH-responsive behavior"
- Kayo Terada (Graduate School of Materials Science, NAIST)
“Helical polyacetylenes for application as stimuli responsive biomaterials"
- Kira Landenberger (Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan)
"Cocrystal engineering of energetic materials"
- Kazuma Yasuhara (Graduate School of Materials Science, NAIST)
“Antimicrobial action of amphiphilic polymer through membrane perturbation"
- Hiroharu Ajiro (Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka University)
“Thermosensitive biodegradable homopolymer of trimethylene carbonates directly connected with oligoethylene glycol"
- Yuichi Sakumura (Graduate School of Biological Science, NAIST)
“Location estimation of beads embedded in flexible substratum for quantifying mechanical force of neuronal morphogenesis"
- Timothy F. Scott (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan)
“Reconfiguring the connectivity of covalently cross-linked polymer networks"
- Closing Remark (Tsuyoshi Ando)