Molecular Movies
Molecular Movies

Illustrated by Dr. Junichi Ono.

“Molecular Movies”
  International Symposium 2023

Molecular Movies; to be continued.

November 30th and December 1st, 2023

Update: Nov. 27, 2023


November 30th (Thu) and December 1st (Fri), 2023
Hybrid (Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center + Zoom)
Participation Fee:


The concept of our Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Molecular Movies” is simple and clear; this is a four-dimensional version of “Seeing is believing”. The first objective of this research area is to remove these limitations as much as possible from the “Molecular Movies” technique and establish it as a universal method for a wide range of macromolecules. To achieve this, we will make full use of technologies such as beamline engineering, protein engineering, and chemical biology. The second objective is to use these observations to control macromolecules. “Molecular Movies” will be analyzed quantitatively and theoretically using computational sciences and spectroscopy. By creating proteins and small molecular compounds with additional or new functions, we are hoping to contribute to a wide range of fields such as imaging, optogenetics, and optopharmacology. We will organize the second and the final international symposium of this program in a hybrid format where we will present the latest results from our program and invite world experts to show the future direction of this field. As in the last symposium, we will also have a short-talk session where we encourage young scientists to present their latest results and will organize a poster session on the venue to facilitate further collaborations of the members and those interested in the field. We look forward to welcoming you in 2023.

Chair: So Iwata (Kyoto University)


Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Non-equilibrium-state molecular movies and their applications (Molecular Movies)”

This symposium is supported by the following organizations.

  • The NOVARTIS Foundation (Japan) for the Promotion of Science
  • Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation
  • Inoue Foundation for Science
  • The Kyoto University Foundation



So Iwata (Kyoto University)

Committee Members

Eriko Nango (Tohoku University)
Masaki Yamamoto (RIKEN SPring-8 Center)
Minoru Kubo (University of Hyogo)
Osamu Miyashita (RIKEN Center for Computational Science)
Sam-Yong Park (Yokohama City University)
Shigeki Kiyonaka (Nagoya University)
Shingo Nagano (Tottori University)