Opening lecture

Shizuo Akira (Japan)
Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University
Center Director, Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center

Title of lecture:

Innate immunity in mammals

Research & career history:

Clinical Training and Physician (1977-1980)
Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (1985-1987)
Research Associate (1987-1995), Associate Professor (1995), Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University
Professor, Hyogo College of Medicine (1996-1999)
The top cited immunologist since (2004) (Thomson Scientific Research)
"Hottest Researcher" in all research fields for two consecutive years (2006 and 2007) (Thomson Scientific Research)