COE海外派遣 レポート

 

小塚 淳(ナノ生体科学講座 ソフトバイオシステムグループ(柳田研究室)D3)
派遣期間:平成17年2月18日-2月27日(10日間)
派遣目的:International Conference on NanoTechnology: Science and Application[NanoTech Inskght A'5]に参加し、研究成果発表を行う(エジプト)



Report on the presentation at International Conference on NanoTechnology: Science and Application [NanoTech InsightA´05] Luxor/Egypt

Destination (1) International Conference on NanoTechnology: Science and Application [NanoTech InsightA´05] Luxor/Egypt at Isis Pyramisa Luxor Hotel, Khaled Ibn el Walid St, Luxor, Egyp


Purpose of the trip
To present and discuss our recent results at the workshop

Schedule of the trip
2/18 KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JP) →2/19 DUBAI (AE) → CAIRO (EG) →LUXOR (EG)
2/19-26 Isis Pyramisa Luxor Hotel
2/26 LUXOR (EG) → CAIRO (EG) →DUBAI (AE) → 2/27 KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JP)

Meeting report
Nanoscience spans a wide field of research and technology of crucial importance to the well being of humankind. Advances in our understanding of the nanoworld have been rapidly increasing in the past few years. As nanoscience/nanotechnology is beginning to reach maturity, it is vitally important that nanoscientists have a forum where they can meet to discuss the up-to-the-minute developments in this state-of-the-art research. This conference was presented as a forum where nanoscientists were given the chance to meet and discuss all aspects of Nanoscience/Nanotechnology. This meeting emphasized the multidisciplinary nature of nanoresearch. Single molecule measurement techniques can measure the dynamic properties of proteins by monitoring the dynamic behavior of individual proteins. Through direct observation of the protein’s conformational change we can understand the function of a given protein. In this meeting, the dynamic polymorphism of actin which we observed using single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer method surprised many nanoscientists. I predict that many nanoscientists will try to monitor the dynamic conformational change of a given protein using diverse nano-sensing methods.
Perspective and future plans
In the early studies using single molecule measurements, the memory effect in the acto-myosin motor was suggested. The dynamic polymorphism of actin seems to be relevant to this memory effect. Our future plan is to monitor the relaxation process in acto-myosin motor using single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer method and the other nean-sensing methods and understand the mechanism of acto-myosin motor.

Finally, I appreciate this COE financial support for this trip.