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11月13日 (月) 第1回 OHRC Seminar / WISE Special Lecture 開催のお知らせ

第1回 OHRC Seminar / WISE Special Lecture を開催しますので、ご案内致します。                                                                                       

Please to informed that the 1st OHRC Seminar / WISE Special Lecture will be held as follows.


【Date】Nov. 13 (Mon), 2023, 16:00-17:30

【Venue】Lecture Room 2, Shool of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University

【Speaker】Byron Caughey, Ph.D.

      Senior Investigator

      Chief, TSE/prion Biochemistry Section

      Laboratory of Neurological Infections and Immunity

      NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories

【Title】Protein seeds as pathogens and biomarkers


Dr. Byron Caughey is one of the leading scientists in the field prion diseases and protein misfolding diseases.

He has been established very important techniques such as in vitro conversion reactions and thereafter real-time

quaking induced conversion (RT-QuIC) that enables a high sensitive detection of prions. RT-QuIC is now widely used

not only for the diagnosis of prion diseases but also for other neurodegenerative disorders. He has also focused on

the elucidation of infectious prion structures and recent his work includes elucidation of prion structure using a cryo-electron

microscopy. His scientific approaches are always straightforward to address the questions what we need to be clarified




Pre-registering is not required, please bring your ID card with you.



We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!