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 (140 KB)

Friday, May 12, 2023

12:00    Registration

Convener: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Duschl (University of Kiel)
13:00    Welcome Remarks
             • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman of 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 (Lorenz von Stein Institut für Verwaltungswissenschaften, University of Kiel)
             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 session

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 2023 Ceremony

Saturday, May 13, 2023

09:00    Opening Message from Prof. Dr. Kodaira (former Director of the 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 the Tokyo Institute of Technology, ELSI)
             Abstract Sekine (341 KB)

10:15    Q & A session

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?
             Dr. Christine Merk (Kiel Institute for the World Economy, IfW)
             Abstract Merk (363 KB)

12:15    Q & A session

12:30    Closing Remarks
             Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi (JSPS Bonn Office)

12:45    Lunch

For participants of General assembly of JSPS Club:
14:00    General Assembly of 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

First Joint Symposium of
four European Researchers
Associations in Japan

Tokyo | October 21, 2023

Neues vom Club 02+03/2022

The Nikkei Shinbun of 10/12/2022
reported about Prof. Dr. Heissig's
initiative to invite medical
personnel from Ukraine to Japan