(February 22, Online Event) Join us for the HIRAKU-Global Annual Conference FY2023

HIRAKU-Global Annual Conference FY2023

 "Sharing experiences and honing skills: 
The progression of the HIRAKU-Global Researchers through FY2023"


Thursday, February 22, 2024
(Online via Zoom Webinar)


The HIRAKU-Global Program will hold its Annual Conference for FY2023 as an online event on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

This fiscal year, the eight 2nd Cohort HIRAKU-Global Researchers (HGRs) who were selected in FY2021 have partaken in and received a mid-term evaluation from the HIRAKU-Global Program, and as a result, have been reflecting on their past research activities and reviewing their future goals and action plans. Therefore, within this year's Annual Conference, the 2nd Cohort of HGRs will outline how they will make further strides towards becoming world-class researchers by presenting upon their research vision and future plans. They will also receive comments from their experienced mentors.
Following the presentations, a seminar on the topic of “Science Communication” will be presented by Dr. Irina FILONOVA (the phd whisperer CEO & Associate Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)). 

Please click the above image to view the event flyer.

Date & Time

February 22, 2024 (Thu) 10:00 – 15:55 Japan Standard Time (JST)



Registration to Join the Audience

You can join the audience for this year's event by registering via the below link.

Registration Link

Registration Deadline: 15:00 JST on February 21, 2024 (Wed)

*Note that we are planning to send the access information for the event via e-mail once the registration deadline has passed.


MC: Jorge TENDEIRO, HIRAKU-Global Program Manager

10:00 Opening Session

  • Opening Remarks
    SUGETA Atsushi, Executive Vice President, Hiroshima University
  • Overview of the HIRAKU-Global Program
    AIDA Misako, Professor (Special Designation), Hiroshima University

10:15 Presentation of Achievements by the 2nd Cohort of HIRAKU-Global Researchers (Part I)

  • ENJU Satomi, Assistant Professor, Ehime University (Mineralogy)
  • IDETA Shinichiro, Associate Professor, Hiroshima University (Superconductivity)
  • INAGAKI Mai, Assistant Professor, Tokushima University (Molecular Pharmaceutics)
  • MATSUMOTO Daisuke, Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University (Genome Engineering)

11:55 Lunch Break

12:55 Presentation of Achievements by the 2nd Cohort of HIRAKU-Global Researchers (Part II)

  • HASUIKE Rina, Assistant Professor, Yamaguchi University (Steel Corrosion)
  • MIZOGUCHI Yoko, Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University (Pediatric Hematology / Oncology)
  • TARUTANI Naoki, Associate Professor (Special Recognition), Hiroshima University (Nanomaterials Chemistry)
  • MATSUSAKI Motonori, Assistant Professor, Tokushima University (Biochemistry)

14:35 Break

14:45 Seminar “Science Communication”

Instructor: Irina FILONOVA, PhD, PCC (professional certified coach)
the phd whisperer CEO & Associate Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

15:45 Closing Session

  • Closing Remarks
    SUZUKI Eiichiro, Executive Vice President, Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation for the Advancement of Life Sciences


"Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users Driving Global Impact (HIRAKU-Global)" under the "Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)


・Program for Developing and Supporting the Next-Generation of Innovative Researchers at Hiroshima University
・Hiroshima University Graduate School Research Fellowship
・Vigorous Development of the Next-Generation by Establishment of the Hiroshima University Fellowship for Female Graduate Students in Science and Technology

Inquiries/Contact Information

HIRAKU-Global Office
Office of Research and Academia-Government-Community Collaboration, Hiroshima University
E-mail: hiraku-global*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp  (replace * with @)