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"The Science of Aliens" Exhibition Relative Event Demonstration by Researchers "Special Mission" No. 1: "Is it OK in Space?! Sleeping Chironomids that Live in Extreme Environments" - Takashi Okuda

Mr. Takashi Okuda

Sleeping Chironomids live in the dry areas of Africa. When they dry up, they fall asleep and can bear extreme climate changes from hot to cold and bear solar radiation. They are mysterious creatures that can continue to sleep for decades. Why don't you come think about the application of these attributes in space and the mystery of life of this organism that is being researched at the International Space Station?


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Takashi Okuda
Insect Science/National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences

1956: Born in Nagoya City
1981: Completes the Graduate School of Agriculture of Gifu University
1984: Obtains PhD at the Czechoslovakia Academy of Sciences
1989: Joins the National Institute of Sericultural and Entomological Science
2001: Due to reorganization, becomes researcher for National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
2006: Unit Director of the Anhydrobiosis Research Unit of the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences

Anhydrobiosis Research Unit of the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences:
http://www.nias.affrc.go.jp/anhydrobiosis/

Date
June 7 (Sat.), 2008 13:00 - 13:50
Venue
1F Exhibition site for "Alien Lab," Exhibition Space b, Miraikan
Participation method
Please purchase a ticket for the Special Exhibition and come directly to the event site within the Exhibition Space.
Capacity
50 people (20 seats and standing)
Contact
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation TEL: +81-3-3570-9151 / FAX: +81-3-3570-9150

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