Life Under Extreme Conditions

26th Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V. 

Date: May 12–13, 2023
Venue: Hans-Geiger-Hörsaal, Leibnizstr. 13, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 24118 Kiel, Germany
 

PROGRAM

May 12, 2023

12:00

Registration
 

Convener: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Duschl (University of Kiel)

13:00

Welcome Remarks

  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman, German JSPS Alumni Association)
  • Kikuko Kato (Consul General Japan)
  • Prof. Dr. Simone Fulda (President, University of Kiel)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Kempken (Dean of Natural Sciences, University of Kiel)
  • Dr. Hans-Michael Kiefmann (Honorary Chairman, DJG Schleswig-Holstein)
     
 

13:45

“Lorenz von Stein in Japan”
Jule Herbst (University of Kiel, Lorenz von Stein Institut für Verwaltungswissenschaften)
Abstract Herbst (252 KB)
 

Part 1: Microbiology under Extreme Conditions
Convener: Dr. Matthias Hofmann (JSPS Club Board Member)
 

14:30

“Dark Energy Ecosystem Driven by Chemical Disequilibrium in the Earth and even Extraterrestrial Bodies”
Prof. Dr. Ken Takai (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, JAMSTEC)
Abstract Takai (339 KB)
 

15:00

“Extremophiles”

Prof. Dr. Peter Schönheit (University of Kiel)
Abstract Schönheit (228 KB)
 

15:30

Q & A sessions
 

15:45

Group Picture & Coffee Break
 

Part 2: Extra-Terrestrial Life
Convener: Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi (JSPS Bonn Office)
 

16:30

“Exoplanets, Astrobiology”

Prof. Dr. Motohide Tamura (The University of Tokyo)
Abstract Tamura (223 KB)
 

17:00

“In-situ research in the Solar System”

Prof. Dr. Robert Wimmer-Schweingruber (University of Kiel)
Abstract Wimmer-Schweingruber (240 KB)
 

17:30

Q & A session
 

17:45

“Introduction of JSPS Programs”

Eriko Suto (JSPS Bonn Office)
 

18:00

go to dinner venue
 

19:00

Dinner at restaurant
JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony
 

May 13, 2023

09:00

Opening Message from Prof. Dr. Kodaira (former Director, JSPS Bonn Office)
online from Japan

 

Part 3: Life in Deep Sea
Convener: Dr. Wolfgang Staguhn (JSPS Club Board Member)
 

09:15

“Life at the Edge: Black Smokers and Hydrothermal Systems in the Deep Sea”

Dr. Sven Petersen (GEOMAR)
Abstract Petersen (212 KB)
 

09:45

“Ocean World Habitability and the Origin of Life”

Prof. Dr. Yasuhito Sekine (Earth-Life Science Institute of Tokyo Institute of Technology, ELSI)
Abstract Sekine (341 KB)
 

10:15

Q & A sessions
 

10:30

Coffee Break
 

Part 4: Extreme Conditions in Society?
Convener: Prof. Dr. Katja Kölkebeck (JSPS Club Board Member)
 

11:15

“Modelling pandemics, Mathematics of Pandemics in a Nutshell”

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schlickeiser (University Bochum)
Abstract Schlickeiser (208 KB)
 

11:45

“Removing CO2 from the Air and Reflecting Sunlight into Space – Extreme Ways to Deal with Climate Change?” (tbd)

Dr. Christine Merk (Institute for the World Economy, IfW)
Abstract Merk (333 KB)
 

12:15

Q & A session
 

12:30

Closing Remarks

Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi (JSPS Bonn Office)
 

12:45

Lunch
 

For participants of the General Assembly of the JSPS Club:

14:00

General Assembly of the JSPS Club

Transport: public transport

16:45

Guided tour to the Zoological Museum of the University of Kiel


For others:

Transport: public transport

14:30

Guided tour to the Zoological Museum of the University of Kiel


With kind support of