- Seminars and lectures will be conducted to familiarize graduate
students with up-to-date concepts and knowledge.
Special laboratory course: Introduction to the Patch-clamp
The patch-clamp method, for which a Nobel Prize was awarded in
1991, is a revolutionary method to record neuronal activities.
This program aims to provide hands-on training for small number
of people who wish to learn what can be done with this technique.
Single channel recording from cells expressing normal and mutant
form of receptors will be attempted.
- Monthly unpublished data presentations "COEX MEETING"
will be held for the purpose of information exchange among young
investigators and promotion of joint research, and advanced graduate
student and postdoctoral (PD) education will be supported.
- A "Bioethics Course" is being offered.
- Improvement of the teaching assistant (TA) system and research
assistant (RA) system
- Through the "Awarding
of the Keio Medical Science Prize" by the Keio University
Medical Science Fund and the project of holding international
symposia, interchange between graduate students and truly top
level investigators worldwide as well as joint research will be
promoted, and human resources with an international perspective
will be fostered.
- A flow cytometry core facility will be established as a stem
cell isolation and support facility; training courses centered
on stem cell biology will be held; and cell analysis and isolation
by flow cytometry, consultation services for users, and equipment
management will be performed.