Manai Instituteは、中高生を対象とした体験イベント Manai Experience Weekend を実施します。
日毎に異なるワークショップをご用意し、サイエンスを学ぶだけでなく、Manaiにおいて自身の研究を行うイメージも持っていただける様なイベントになっています。 Manai Instituteへのご応募を検討されている方は、この機会にぜひご参加ください。
- 会場: Manai Tokyo Base @市ヶ谷[Google MAP]
- 対象者: 12 – 17 歳 (Grade 7 – 12)
- 参加費: 無料
- お申し込み先： https://forms.gle/YLDhq56ngLwd6xDy7
- 個別相談会 : 同日に個別相談会も実施します。 参加ご希望の方は、事前に以下リンクよりご希望の時間をご予約ください。
- ワークショップ(13:00-15:00) *各日のワークショップ詳細につきましては、以下”Workshops”の項目を参照ください。
- 個別相談会 (13:00-17:00) *事前予約優先制
- March 27th Viruses: The Beauty of the Beasts Lecturer: Pavel Prosselkov
It is hard to find anyone who would not be familiar with the word “viruses” our days. The list of diseases this word associated with is pretty long: HIV, herpes, hepatitis, Ebola, influenza, COVID-19 etc., to mention only a few. And it is even harder to find a person who would appreciate and acknowledge the diversity and intricate complexity of these God’s creatures, their life cycles and amazing abilities as perfect killer machines. Nature is neither good or bad, everything is for a reason, we just need to find it, leaving behind our selfish inclination to see this world through the lens of our own endless benefit and insatiety. Viruses are mobile genetic elements, unable to reproduce on its own and depending on their hosts, who is eventually got killed by them, deserving to be named parasites. As gatekeepers between the living and non-living (~machine) worlds they should be studied and understood, to keep their behavior under control and harmony with their hosts. To prevent the outbreak of the viruses-borne diseases is the primary goal of Virology, a fascinating field of Microbiology studying the beauty of these beasts.
- March 28th Programming: Face Recognition Lecturer: Cristina Valle
Face recognition algorithms are used in a wide range of applications: from security checks to screen locks, from digital makeup to dating apps. But how do they work? What is their accuracy? And do they have any limitations? After studying the theory of face recognition and the basics of neural networks, we are going to build our own face recognition program and test it. It will be interesting to challenge the algorithm with makeup, glasses or hats and see what additional information the computer can “learn” from our faces.
- March 29th Proteins and Protein Folding Lecturer: Fred Junghans
Proteins are the basis of life. In spite of that, besides how much of them we should eat everyday and that they are good for people doing sports, the average person does not know much about them. However the world of proteins is vast and full of marvelous little bio machines that have been perfected over millions of years. This workshop will introduce many examples of fascinating proteins and how they work and additionally will take a deeper look in how form follows function on a molecular level.