Prof. Hiroaki Kitano — speaker

The plenary opening ceremony will include a presentation by Professor Hiroaki Kitano, who will speak on the theme of “Systems biology — From symptomatic relief to disease modification and cure”. 

Kitano is the president and founder of the Systems Biology Institute, Japan, one of the first research institutes dedicated to systems biology. He is also president and CEO of Sony Computer Sciences Laboratory Inc., along with being principle investigator at the Open Biology Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), and group director at the Laboratory for Disease Systems Modelling, RIKEN Centre for Integrative Medical Sciences. 

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