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Molecular Ensemble 2009

Period: December 7, 2009(Mon.)
December 8, 2009(Tue.)
December 9, 2009(Wed.)

Venue:RIKEN    2F Meeting Room at RIBF Building

Sponsor: Molecular Ensemble Research Group, RIKEN

"Molecular Ensemble" means a highly organized and functional molecular system, each component of which is joined to each other by a variety of weak non-covalent interactions. Molecules interact with one another through weak intra- and inter-molecular interactions. These intra- and inter-molecular non-covalent interactions play crucial roles in determining the function of the molecular assembly.
Our grand challenge is to understand properties and functions of the molecular assembly in terms of the non-covalent interactions, and create highly organized and functionalized molecular systems. Our strategy is based on the concepts, "the electron is the lead of materials science", and "structure and spectroscopy tell us electronic state, and the electronic state explains properties and functions". Our research group is based on collaboration of physics, chemistry, and biology.
In this symposium, we will demonstrate newest research topics of the molecular systems and discuss possibilities of research collaborations.

加藤礼三(加藤分子物性研究室 川合真紀(川合表面化学研究室 侯召民(侯有機金属化学研究室
長田裕之(長田抗生物質研究室 袖岡幹子(袖岡有機合成化学研究室 宮脇敦史(脳科学総合研究センター
城宜嗣(城生体金属科学研究室 高木英典(高木磁性研究室 田原太平(田原分子分光研究室
辛埴(励起秩序研究チーム 高田昌樹(高田構造科学研究室 松崎禎市郎(岩崎先端中間子研究室
渡邊功雄(岩崎先端中間子研究室 坂口喜生(先端技術基盤部門化学分析チーム 伊藤隆(首都大

1日目      2009年12月7日      中間レビュー

9:00-9:10 挨拶
玉尾 皓平/理研

9:10-9:40 【Overview of Molecular Ensemble Research】
GH:Reizo KATO,Research Group for Molecular Ensemble
9:40-10:10 【Basic Science toward Molecular Devices】
Reizo KATO/Development team
10:10-10:40 【Synthese of New Functional Molecules】
Zhaomin Hou/Development team
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 【New Methods and Instruments for Molecular Systems】
Tahei TAHARA/Analysis team
11:30-12:00 【Physics and Chemistry of Metalloproteins(1)】
Yutaka ITO/Analysis team
12:00-14:00 Lunch and Poster Session
14:00-14:30 【Physics and Chemistry of Metalloproteins(2)】
Yoshitsugu SHIRO/Analysis team
14:30-15:00 【Physics and Chemistry of Metalloproteins(3)】
Shik SHIN/Analysis team
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break
15:20-15:50 【Science of Fluorescent Proteins -Collaboration inside and outside RIKEN】
Atsushi MIYAWAKI/Development team
15:50-16:10 【Structural Insight into Fluorescence Mechanism of GFP-like Proteins】
Akihiro KIKUCHI/Analysis team
16:10-16:30 【Emission Mechanism of Fluorescence Proteins studied by Advanced Laser Spectroscopy】
Haruko HOSOI/Toho University
16:30-16:50 【Toward Rational Molecular Design of Functional Proteins;Emission Color Tuning Mechanism of Fluorescent Proteins】
Jun-ya HASEGAWA/Kyoto University
16:50-17:10 General Comments from Reviewers
17:20-17:50 Closed session
18:00 懇親会(恐れ入りますが1,000円ご負担いただきます)

2日目      2009年12月8日

      New Stage of Solid State Physics(Chairperson; H. Kobayashi)
9:30-10:10 "Fascinations in p-d Systems"
H. Fukuyama (Tokyo Univ. of Science)
10:10-10:50 "Collaboration of Materials Science and Ultrafast Science for the development of Molecular Ensemble Research"
S. Koshihara (TITECH)
10:50-11:10 休憩
      Biological Molecular Systems(Chairperson; H. Fukuyama)
11:10-11:50 "Modeling light-driven proton pumps in artificial photosynthetic reaction centers"
F. Nori (RIKEN)
11:50-12:30 "Gating motions of the KcsA potassium channel detected as a movie"
H. Shimizu (Univ of Fukui.)
12:30-14:00 昼食

      Molecular Devices(Chairperson; T. Tahara)
14:00-14:40 "Organo Electronic Devices:Syncretism of Molecular science and Technology"
E. Nakamura (Univ. of Tokyo)
14:40-15:10 "Electronic States of Molecular Devices in Operation"
H.S. Kato (RIKEN)
15:10-15:40 "Spin-spin Interaction Studied by the Reaction Yield Detected and Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance"
Y. Sakaguchi (RIKEN)
15:40-16:00 休憩
      Biological Molecules(Chairperson; Z. Hou)
16:00-16:40 "Electronic Structure and reactivity of heme complexes and heme proteins"
H. Fujii (OIIB)
16:40-17:10 "Chemical Biology studies Based on small-molecular-protein Interaction"
A. Saito (RIKEN)
17:10-17:40 "Development of Small Molecule Modulator Controlling the Function of Protein Kinase and Phosphatase"
M. Sodeoka (RIKEN)

3日目      2009年12月9日

      Computational Science for Molecular Systems(Chairperson; S. Koshihara)
9:30-10:10 "Recent Activities inthe Electronic Structure Calculations of Molecule-based Materials"
K. Terakura (JAIST)
10:10-10:50 "Variational Wave Function Model Studies of Quasi Two Dimensional Triangular Materials"
S. Yunoki (RIKEN)
10:50-11:10 休憩

      Theoretical Approaches to Molecular Systems(Chairperson; M. Takata)
11:10-11:50 "Effective Models and Charge, Spin, Lattice Orderings in Molecular Conductors"
H. Seo (RIKEN)
11:50-12:30 "Multi-sclae Simulations of Calcium Ion Pump and Phosphoserine Phosphatase"
Y. Sugita (RIKEN)
12:30-14:00 昼食

      New Phenomena and Methods(Chairperson; S. Shin)
14:00-14:40 "Ferroelectric Polarization in Organic Conductors Generated by Wigner Crystallization of Electrons"
K. Yamamoto (IMS)
14:40-15:10 "Visualization of Inter- and Intra- Molecule Interaction by Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction"
M. Takata (RIKEN)
15:10-15:40 "Single spin detection of molecules by STM/STS"
H. Takagi (RIKEN)
15:40-16:00 休憩

      Molecular Ensembles: Interdisciplinary and International Collaboration(Chairperson; R. Kato)
16:00-16:30 "Developments of Extreme Conditioned μSR Setups"
T. Matsuzaki (RIKEN)
16:30-17:10 "Molecular Ensembles - Playground for Chemistry and Physics:a European Perspective"
P. Day (Royal Institution of Great Britain)