(Event Report) ASHBi Retreat 2022

January 28, 2022

(Event Report) ASHBi Retreat 2022

With the aim to promote interactions between young scientists of different ASHBi PI groups, we held the ASHBi Retreat 2022 on 28 & 29 January 2022, via Zoom online.

A total of 238 researchers and students participated in two dates in the 3rd retreat held by ASHBi.

The 4th Workshop on ASHBi Fusion Research Grant was held on 28 January, and a total of 14 presenters from each fusion research groups reported the progress of their fusion research in FY2021.

The 2nd day, 29 January was the Poster session where 31 poster presenters gave flash talks followed by active discussions between presenters and participants in the breakout rooms.

To wrap up the retreat, ASHBi Director Mitinori Saitou awarded the “Excellence in Research Award” to Shruti Bhagat (Murakawa Group), Ken Mizuta (Saitou Group), and Naoya Toriu (Yanagita Group). The three recipients were granted research funding of JPY300000 in FY2022 to promote their research.

ASHBi Retreat 2022 Program

ASHBi Retreat 2022 Fusion WS Photo 1

ASHBi Retreat 2022 Fusion WS Photo 2

ASHBi Retreat 2022 Poster Photo 3

ASHBi Retreat 2022 Photo 4

ASHBi Retreat 2022 Photo 5


28 (Fri) – 29 (Sat) January 2022
9:20–18:40, JST on 28 January
9:00–13:30, JST on 29 January
Zoom Online Meeting*
[NOTE] Highspeed LAN/WiFi environment advised for stability


the 4th Workshop on ASHBi Fusion Research Grant (Zoom)

Day 1, Friday, 28 January

9:20 Opening Remarks
9:30 Workshop
10:50 Break
11:10 Workshop
12:30 Lunch Break
13:40 Invited Talk by Hiroshi Kori, (The University of Tokyo)
14:20 Break
14:30 Workshop
16:00 Break
16:10 Invited Talk by Hironobu Fujiwara, (RIKEN BDR)
16:50 Break
17:00 Workshop
18:30 Closing Remarks

Poster Session (Zoom & Breakout rooms)

Day 2, Saturday, 29 January

9:00 Opening Remarks
9:10 Flash talk 1
9:30 Poster Session 1
10:40 Break
10:50 Flash talk 2
11:10 Poster Session 2
12:20 Lunch & Social (Spatial Chat)
13:20 Poster Award / Closing Remarks


Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (WPI-ASHBi), Kyoto University


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