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UK-Japan Symposium on Data-Driven Health: Data strategies to predict risk, prevent and manage disease in individuals and populations

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Wednesday 26 February 2020

Co-organisers: The Academy of Medical Sciences, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.

This symposium, co-Chaired by Professor Jill Pell FMedSci and Dr Yuko Harayama, will bring together representatives from academia, industry and the healthcare sector in the UK and Japan around the theme of health data.

Throughout the day, speakers will address health data optimisation and resources including biobanks; engaging with patients and delivering care through digital platforms; and the application of health data to support clinicians through AI and machine learning.

This event is a part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20, and aims to promote international scientific exchange and collaboration.




Introduction to data and resources available at Statistics Bureau Japan

We would like to inform you of the following event organised by Dr Ekaterina Hertog of the University of Oxford and funded by the JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme.

 

"Introduction to data and resources available at Statistics Bureau Japan"

Date and Time: 11:00 t0 18:00, Thursday 9th January 2020.

Venue: LLR Room, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

 

In two parts this symposium aims to showcase data collected and made available to researchers by the Japanese Statistical Bureau. In the first part two Japanese statisticians: Professor Hiroe Tsubaki (Director-General, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo; former president of the National Statistics Centre, Japan) and Dr Kiyomi Shirakawa (Deputy Director, National Statistics Centre, Japan) will talk about the statistical data collected by Statistics Bureau Japan with a particular focus on the data that can be used by scholars residing outside Japan. These presentations will be followed by Prof Nobuko Nagase (Ochanomizu University) and Mr Minoru Yagishita (Tokyo Metropolitan University) presenting their own research carried out using the data from the Statistics Bureau, Japan

 

For further details, including a full list of speakers and how to register attendance, please visit the link below:

https://januarysymposium.github.io/index.html

*This event is free to attend.




JSPS SUMMER PROGRAMME 2020 FOR MPhil OR PhD STUDENTS

JSPS Summer Programme 2020
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020, 23:59 GMT
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 9 June to 19 August 2020

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer.

Eligibility: For the 2020 Programme, 23 fellowship places are available for UK nationals who are enrolled in PhD or M.Phil. programmes at a UK university at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo.

Application guidelines and form are available on their website here:

https://www.britishcouncil.jp/en/programmes/higher-education/support-researchers

For any Enquiries please e-mail: science@britishcouncil.or.jp

Also reports written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows about their experiences of this programme can be found on the JSPS London website at the following link:

http://www.jsps.org/funding_case_studies/fellowsummerprogramme/