高橋 賢

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Okayama University provides support for researchers with outstanding research achievements, promoting research strengths and fostering young researchers. In this context, the university has established a “research associate professor” system, which acts as an incentive system for lecturers and assistant professors. On August 24, a ceremony was held to give the title of research associate professor to the 8 elected lecturers and assistant professors, including Ken Takahashi, who had excellent research achievements. At the title award ceremony, President Hirofumi Makino handed the certificate in the presence of Director and Vice President Yasutomo Nasu. In the greeting, President Makino encouraged the awardees. I hope that you will continue to work hard on…


Okayama University has appointed Ken Takahashi, Ph.D. at Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as a Research Associate Professor in April 2020. The university established the position of Research Associate Professor this year to promote a researcher who has excellent research ability to play an active role as a principal investigator. It is given to an Assistant Professor or Lecturer who has an outstanding track record of internationally recognized publications and is active as a principal investigator. Takahashi earned his Ph.D. in medicine from Nagoya University. Subsequently, he began his scholarly career as a physiologist researching mechanobiology. He joined Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University from 2018…


Go promote teleworking – It’s a crisis! When else do you? 新型コロナウイルスの蔓延により、学校でも会社でもテレワークへの期待―あるいは要求―が高まっている。ウイルスの感染を防げる上、通学・通勤の時間を省けるのだから、是非とも導入したい。しかし、具体的にどうすればいいのか…。本稿では、テレワークに必要な3点に絞ってその方法を説明したい。

Kid’s dream for space: a robotic project

Ken Takahashi had a Skype discussion with elementary school students at Westford, MA, USA about their robotic project. The project is about prevention of muscle atrophy in astronauts in space.

Lecture: How does our body change in space?

講演:宇宙で身体はどう変わる?@高槻中学校・高校 In response to request, Ken Takahashi gave a lecture “How does our body change in space?” to junior high/high school students at Takatsuki Junior High/High School on January 31, 2018. It was carried out as an outreach activity of The Biophysical Society of Japan(日本生物物理学会).

Artificial Intelligence

The following article was written by Pipat Puengseangdee (Christopher) and Kattika Taraphongpaiboon (Nam). Development of technology is so fast. One of the hottest technology is artificial intelligence. Abilities of this technology is higher than we can imagine. Recently, AI defeated the best human go player. Some people even say that AI will take human works away. Although a specialist in cardiovascular physiology, our professor, Dr. Ken Takahashi, is interested in AI technology as well. Recently, he is developing AI in the medical field. Learning from him, we studied the basic functions of AI using TensorFlow. TensorFlow is a product of Google Brain Team. They develop technology and release them for…

Best Presentation Award in Project-based Learning Course of Medical School

Team E2, composed of one British, one Myanmar, and 6 Japanese students, won the Best Presentation Award in Project-based Learning in Molecular Pathogenesis Course of Medical School, Okayama University on April 30, 2016. In this course, third-year medical students learn about molecular pathology in groups of 6 to 8 students. Students actively learn about diseases such as diabetes using textbooks and academic literatures during 2-week session. Finally, they give a lecture about their study subject in 45 minutes in front of ~150 audiences including classmates and teachers. In this exciting course, Ken was assigned to mentor Team E2. The subject disease of Team E2 was Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptors and Familial…

Teacher learns how to teach at the world-famous Institute of Education in London

Date: March 3-7, 2014 Location: Institute of Education, University of London, UK Ken was enrolled as a student studying for the English Pedagogy for Science Specialists at the world-famous Institute of Education, University of London. In the dedicated 5-day course, he mastered state-of-the-art teaching in English. ### 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.

講演:宇宙と人間の身体 - 日本宇宙少年団リーダーズセミナー

Ken Takahashi gave a lecture entitled “Human body in space” at Daido University in Japan on November 3, 2007. The main audiences were leaders of Young Astronauts Club Japan. He talked about what happens to our body when we go to space. It is a must-know knowledge now that space travel is becoming a reality. Related: Lecture: How does our body change in space?

Newspaper: Learning effect of zero-gravity on human body

2006年2月20日・中日新聞尾張版朝刊27面 無重力状態での人体の影響学ぶ 一宮のYAC 日本宇宙少年団(YAC)一宮分団の子どもたちが十九日、一宮市富士三丁目の中日ホームサービスで、宇宙と人間の体についての講義を聞いた=写真。 講師は名古屋大学大学院の高橋賢研究員(三三)。写真を示しながら「宇宙に行くと、骨や筋肉が減るなどいろいろな影響が出てくる」と説明。「無重力状態では骨に力がかからないので、骨の中がすかすかになってしまう。宇宙では予防のために機械を使って運動しているんですよ」などと話した。 子どもたちは「地球に帰ってきたら骨ば元に戻るの」「予防のための薬は何種類ありますか」などと積極的に質問し理解を深めていた。(中日新聞)