Fighting COVID-19 epidemic with Zoom video conference
Ken hosted a Zoom video conference for research report, which was originally scheduled as a face-to-face meeting, on February 27 and 28, 2020. Online meeting is an effective option to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
The conference is a biannual event held by a research group of “Living in Space”, a section of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. More than 60 researchers in the fields of space biology and medicine attended the conference and reported their findings and achievements.
In Japan, work styles and business productivity are more concerned than ever, and video meeting is thought as one of the solutions to streamline face-to-face meetings that impose location restrictions. The COVID-19 epidemic is unexpectedly urging for solutions to the problems.
Takahashi Lab at Okayama University uses principles of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics. The purpose of the lab is to unveil the mechanisms of diseases through collaborations with scientists, epidemiologists, and corporate alliances. The alliance includes Harvard University, Boston University, Tokyo University of Science, and PD Aerospace, Ltd.