INVITATION: Siebold – O’Ine Science Lecture 28 September 2023

Siebold2Siebold – O’Ine Science Lecture

Thursday, 28 September 2023  12:00-14:30

Venue: Residence of the Ambassador of the Netherlands
3-6-3 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Philipp Franz von Siebold (“Siebold”) in Japan, and the visit of vice-minister for Education, Culture and Science, Ms. Marjan Hammersma, the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organizing a commemorative lecture, for which you are cordially invited. The Siebold – O’Ine Science lecture this year will be titled:

‘Siebold and the importance of promoting biodiversity to maintain a healthy society’

The two distinguished speakers Dr. Mariko Fukuoka and Prof. Dr. Pancras Hogedoorn will from their expertise reflect on Siebold and O‘Ine, their legacy and the current relations between Japan and the Netherlands, with a focus on the fields of medicine and biodiversity. Historic and current Japanese and Dutch cooperation and scientific advances and breakthroughs in these field will be discussed. The lecture will underscore the importance of scientific cooperation between Japan and the Netherlands, specifically when regarding biodiversity and medicine, and will end with a look to the future and the possibilities for deepening, excellent and impactful cooperation that it holds.

This lecture is also organized in the framework of the Road2Osaka, a series of events that are held in the run-up to the participation of the Netherlands in the Osaka 2025 World Expo. The Dutch presentation has ‘common ground’ as its core theme and the aim is to stimulate collaboration, explore new ideas and innovate together. For this event we will use Siebold, O’Ine and their scientific and societal merits as a starting point to consider the current state of affairs in the field of biodiversity and health and the challenges that Japan, the Netherlands but also the rest of the world are facing.


12:00  Doors open

12:15   Welcome by Theo Peters, Charge d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

12:20 Remarks by Marjan Hammersma, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

12:30 Introduction on Siebold and his work by Dr. Mariko Fukuoka, Associate Professor, National Museum of Japanese History

12:55 Memorial Lecture by Prof. Dr. Pancras Hogendoorn, Professor of pathology, vice-chair of the Board of Directors, and dean of the Leiden University Medical Centre

13:30 Closing, Toast on Siebold and O’Ine

13:40 Lunch buffet

14:30 END

Please register by 27 September:
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