2015

FUTI 2015: A Summer in Tokyo

by Krithika Swaminathan — As one of the beneficiaries of the 2015 FUTI Global Leadership Award, I had the unique opportunity to spend three months this summer in Japan researching at the University of Tokyo. The experience was incredibly special in numerous ways, and I am so thankful to Friends of UTokyo, Inc. for giving me this amazing chance. Before going to Japan, I already knew that the experience would be like none I had ever had before. However, as I have lived in both Belgium and India, I expected to find some aspects that were similar to both...
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2012

Friends of UTokyo Inc. Internship Report

by Jacob Albritton — I have been researching under Professor Ichizo Kobayashi in the Laboratory of Social Genome Sciences at the University of Tokyo for about 6 weeks now.  At a glance, Kobayashi-sensei et al. have been researching restriction-modification systems and DNA recombination machinery, with a focus on the role of these biological phenomena in shaping the genome and epigenome of bacteria. My internship began in July with a projected end date in July 2013, and was organized through the MISTI-Japan program and supported by both Friends of UTokyo Inc. and MISTI-Japan. Much of the research here at the...
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2012

Research Internship at the University of Tokyo

by Justin Holmgren — This summer I did a research internship at the newly established Hasuo Lab in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Tokyo.  This lab’s research centers on the use of particularly abstract mathematics to study formal logic in computer science.  This internship was organized by MIT’s MISTI‐Japan Program and supported by Friends of UTokyo Inc. My internship was about the formal verification of hybrid systems.  Hybrid systems are systems in which some continuous evolving behavior is combined with some discrete controlling behavior, in contrast to typical software verification, which involves only the latter. ...
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2011

Friends of UTokyo Inc. Internship Report

Shion An — August 21, 2011 Friends of UTokyo Inc. Internship Report This summer, I spent 10 weeks in Tokyo, Japan working as a student researcher in the Ozawa Laboratory, located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo. This lab studies various biological processes by fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging with the goal of establishing novel imaging methods and probes for applications in biochemical research. This internship was organized by MIT’s MISTI‐Japan Program and supported by Friends of UTokyo Inc. My internship project aimed to characterize the membrane recruitment pattern of the protein Akt as a result...
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