News & Events

September 22nd, 2017
Basic information for 4th Symposium is now available. Click here to download the doc.(PDF).
Information in this PDF is for participants with prior registration.
Walk-up audiences are also welcomed. Please visit us at the center.

• Location
Seminar Room, Ito International Research Center 3F, Hongo campus, The University of Tokyo.
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654
[http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ext01/iirc/en/access.html]

• Date and Time
Date: Nov. 20 - Nov. 22, 2017
Time: TBD

September 26th, 2017
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 20th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on October 11th, 2017, at IMS campus (4-6-1, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan).
http://www.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/imsut/jp/events/gakuyukai/archive/post_733.php
Poster PDF
September 20th, 2017
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 19th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on September 27th, 2017, in Japan.
Poster PDF
September 14th, 2017
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 18th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on September 27th, 2017, in Japan.
Poster PDF
May 11th, 2017
The 4th Symposium will be held in November.
We are happy to announce that we’ll have the 4th Symposium from November 20th to 22nd, 2017 in Tokyo.
For your participation, please consult with one of member Principal Investigators.

Venue: Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Address: Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
January 16th, 2017
Thank you for attending the 3rd Symposium in Berlin. It was a great success. The album is available on Member’s page. Please contact the administrative office if you don’t have its password.
collage(PDF)
November 16th, 2016
Brief Report on The Meeting with German President Joachim Gauck by Tada Taniguchi

   Below is an account of the occasion I was provided to meet German President Joachim Gauck and other dignitaries as a result of my commitments with our Max Planck Center. A welcome dinner was held on November 14th in President Gauck’s honor, hosted by Japan’s Prime Minister at his residence.

   First, I had the pleasure of being seated next to Professor Helmut Schwarz, President of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Professor Schwarz and I discussed at length about the importance of fostering basic research. Prof. Schwarz kindly introduced me to President Gauck and we talked about our Center, albeit rather briefly. President Gauck commented to me that he was very satisfied with our joint activity.

   Following this, I met with Ambassador Takeshi Yagi at the Japanese Embassy in Berlin. He expressed his deep interest in our Center and kindly told me that he and his staff will do their best for the forthcoming symposium/reception in Berlin. I also met with Ambassador Dr. Hans Carl von Werthern of the German Embassy in Tokyo. When I explained to him about our common endeavor of the Center, he told me that he would be very happy to organize a reception when we will have the next year's symposium in Tokyo.

   Overall, the reception was very enjoyable and productive in terms of forging so-called "science diplomacy" in the context of advancing the visibility and development of our Center.

   Finally, I take this opportunity to thank our German colleagues for the strong support and cooperation.

     Tada

November 15th, 2016
Thank you for your registration for the 3rd Symposium (Nov 28-30, 2016).
Here are the program and the information on directions to the hotel(s).
Your hotel has been informed via email. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office at mputc[atmark]iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp. We're looking forward to seeing you in Berlin.
(Program updated on Nov. 17. No change on your talk schedule unless you are reached directly. Please press "reload" button to clear a cache on the PDF window.)

Program PDF

Accommodation and directions to your hotel

November 8th, 2016
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 16th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on December 9th, 2016, in Japan.
Poster PDF
August 2016
Dr. Kohei Kometani from Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
(Prof. Grosschedl’s lab) visited our Center in Tokyo for collaboration on B cell development.
August 29th, 2016
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 15th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on September 21st, 2016, in Japan.
Poster PDF
June 23rd, 2016
Dr. Bill S. Hansson, Vice-President of Max Planck Society, visited our Center on June 9th, 2016.
Dr. Hansson took this occasion to meet with Dr. Teruo Fujii, Director General of Institute of Industrial Science, and Dr. Kohei Miyazono, Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine, and discussed about issues related to the Center's future activities.
June 1st, 2016
Welcome a new Max Planck Junior Fellow
We are happy to announce that Sho Hangai (M.D., Ph.D.) has been selected as the Max Planck Junior Fellow. He’ll carry out research in the center as well as contribute to the Center’s activities.
May 1st, 2016
Travel support for young scientists attending the 3rd Symposium
The Center will support a part of travel expense for young scientists attending the 3rd Symposium.
Please contact through your PIs or contact to the Center's administrative office for details.
(Deadline: May 13th, 2016)
April 5th, 2016
The 3rd Symposium will be held in November.
We are happy to announce that we’ll have the 3rd Symposium from November 28th to 30th, 2016 in Berlin.
For your participation, please consult with one of member Principal Investigators.
Venue: Harnack-Hause
Address: Ihnestraße 16-20、14195 Berlin
URL: http://www.harnackhaus-berlin.mpg.de/11090/Directions
March 30th, 2016
Recruitment of The Max Planck Junior Fellow
Now we have a vacancy in the Junior Fellow position. The Junior Fellow is expected to be based at the UT campus so as to support the Center’s activities. For those who are interested, please contact Ms. Emi Shimizu, Assistant of the Center, prior to application.
Email: mputc@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp.
Application format
(Deadline of applications: April 13th, 2016)
January 15th, 2016
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 13th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on January 29th, 2016, in Japan.
Poster PDF
December 2nd, 2015
Albums of the 2nd Symposium are available on Member's site.
Thank you for attending the 2nd Symposium in Tokyo. More photos are available on our Member's site.
October 20th, 2015
Program is now available. Each speaker will have 20 min including QA. We're looking forward to meeting you at the Conference Hall. Click here for Program (PDF).
October 5th, 2015
Access to the Sanjo Conference Hall from the hotel is now available. Click here for Directions and other information package (PDF).
Information in this PDF is for participants with prior registration.
Walk-up audiences are also welcomed. Please visit us at the conference hall.
September 17th, 2015
Thank you for your registration for the 2nd Symposium in Tokyo (Oct 26-28), 2015.
Before the full information package will be available, please be informed on the locations.
The location of the Symposium and accommodation are as follows.
(Accommodation can be changed according to the total number of participants. Participants will be directly contacted. If you are not contacted by the end of September, please contact the office at mputc[atmark]iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp )

• Location
Sanjo Conference Hall, Hongo campus, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654 [URL]

• Accommodation for participants of MPS.
HOTEL NIWA TOKYO [URL]
1-1-16 Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0061
Tel.+81-(0)3-3293-0028 Fax.+81-(0)3-3295-3328

  • Access to Hotel Niwa [URL]
  • From Narita AP [URL]
  • From Haneda AP [URL]

When you use a limousine bus, please get off at Tokyo Dome Hotel and have a 5 min walk from there to Hotel Niwa.

• Access to the Sanjo Conference Hall from the hotel
coming soon.

• Program
coming soon.

August 25th, 2015
Registration for the 2nd symposium has been started.
Information has been sent to PIs. Please ask PIs for details.
We’re looking forward to your attendance.
June 8th, 2015
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 11th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on July 21st, 2015, in Japan and the 12th seminar on July 22nd.

The 11th seminar: Details available on IMS, UT, HP.
Speaker: Dr.Warren J.Leonard
Title: New insights into the regulation and fine-tuning of the actions of γc family cytokines.
http://www.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/imsut/jp/events/gakuyukai/archive/post_568.php

The 12th seminar: Poster PDF
June 4th, 2015
Report
Introducing “Report on a private meeting between Chancellor A. Merkel of Germany and Japanese scientists in Tokyo”.
April 22th, 2015
The 2nd symposium will be held in October 2015.
The 2nd symposium on Max Planck-The University of Tokyo Center for Integrative Inflammology will be held in October 2015.

• Date; 2015 October 26th Mon - 28th Wed
• Place; Tokyo, Japan

The meeting would start with a key note lecture and dinner on Mon. starting from around 15:00 (TBD), followed by two days of seminars.
Details on the program and registration will be notified on this site.
March 12th, 2015
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 10th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on March 27th, 2015, in Japan.
Poster PDF
February 16th, 2015
We've opened Member’s page. Log-in name and Password will be informed to all Member PIs. For other members, please contact MPUTC office by email with your name and the name of laboratory you belong to.
February 16th, 2015
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 9th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on March 2nd, 2015, in Japan.
Poster PDF [2.4MB]
February 2nd, 2015
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 8th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on February 24th, 2015, in Japan.
Poster PDF [3MB]
December 19th, 2014
The 1st Symposium was held in Berlin, Germany.
The 1st Symposium of Max Planck-The University of Tokyo Center for Integrative Inflammology
was held successfully in Berlin, Germany on Dec. 16-18 2014. Thank you for the participation.
To view its program, click here.
The symposium was partially supported by Seiken Symposium grant.
For any follow up information, please contact the administrative office.
E-mail: mputc_atmark_iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Please replace _atmark_ to @.)
October 24th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 7th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on December 8th, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
August 18th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Mini-Symposium
The center will have the Max Planck-The University of Tokyo Center Mini-Symposium on September 6th, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
July 18th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 6th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on September 3rd, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
May 12th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 5th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on July 24th, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
April 8th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 4th seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on May 12th, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
March 28th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 3rd seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on April 18th, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
March 11th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 2nd seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on March 27th, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
March 10th, 2014
The 1st symposium will be held in December.
The first symposium on Max Planck-The University of Tokyo Center for Integrative Inflammology will be held in December, 2014.
  • Date; December 16-18;
    The meeting would start with a dinner on Wednesday evening December 16, followed by two days of seminars and a last dinner on the evening of December 18.
  • Place; Harnack House, Berlin; http://www.harnackhaus-berlin.mpg.de/2316/en
We will soon provide with further details.
March 1st, 2014
Welcome The Max Planck Junior Fellows
We are happy to announce that Yumiko Fujii (Ph.D.), Hiroaki Ikushima (M.D., Ph.D.), Hiroko Nishikawa (Ph.D.), Tomohisa Okamura (M.D., Ph.D.) and Hideyuki Yanai (Ph.D.) have been selected as the Max Planck Junior Fellows. They’ll carry out research in laboratories they applied and contribute to the Center’s operation.
January 17th, 2014
Recruitment of The Max Planck Junior Fellows
We are currently inviting applications for two open Junior Fellow positions. Applicants are expected to pursue a research topic in accordance with the "Research Activities" as outlined on the Center's website. The length of the appointment is 5 years (until the end of 2018). Successful recipient(s) of this Junior Research fellowship will include exceptionally talented researchers at the Postdoctoral or Assistant Professor level, who currently hold a non-tenure track position. The fellows will be primarily based at the UT campus and are expected to support the Center's activities by joining a laboratory affiliated with the Center. They will also be encouraged to spend a part of their Fellowship at a participating Max Planck Institute so as to intensify the mutual cooperation of the two organizations.
  • Application deadline; January 31, 2014.
  • Submit applications and supporting documents to Ms. Emi Shimizu (The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science) by mail; <mputc@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
  • Documents to be submitted (All documents should be written in English); (1) CV of the applicant, (2) Publication list, (3) Brief description (1,000 words or less) of research plans and their prospects (including description on which lab she/he would like to join).
  • Accepted candidates must comply with the employee bylaws of The University of Tokyo.
January 16th, 2014
The Max Planck Center Seminar Series
The center will have the 1st seminar of The Max Planck Center Seminar Series on January 16th, 2014, in Japan.
Poster PDF [705KB]
June 25th, 2013
Signing Ceremony
Representatives of the Max Planck Society (MPS) and The University of Tokyo (UT), including Presidents Peter Gruss and Junichi Hamada, respectively, gathered at the UT headquarters for the signing ceremony of the Max Planck-The University of Tokyo Center of Integrative Inflammology. The Center starts from January, 2014 and will operate for five years.

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