NCKU YuShan Scholar AI Lecture Series: Discussing Transnational Scholars' Perspectives on Trends in Life Science Research

NCKU YuShan Scholar AI Lecture Series: Discussing Transnational Scholars' Perspectives on Trends in Life Science Research.

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NCKU YuShan Scholar AI Lecture Series: Discussing Transnational Scholars' Perspectives on Trends in Life Science Research.

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National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) welcomed Professor Takashi Gojobori, YuShan Scholar, on May 14th for a special lecture at the Kuang-Fu Campus. A renowned expert in the field, Professor Gojobori discussed the latest developments and challenges at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and life sciences, sparking significant interest among attendees. The "NCKU YuShan Scholar AI Lecture Series" will continue until mid-June, featuring four additional online lectures where scholars from Taiwan, Japan, the United States, and Saudi Arabia will share their experiences and insights into AI research applications. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate in this rare opportunity for international research exchange. (Lecture Details)

In recent years, the convergence of life sciences and artificial intelligence has rapidly advanced, profoundly impacting areas such as healthcare, biotechnology, and environmental protection. Professor Gojobori's lecture, titled "Opportunities and Challenges of Life Science and AI," focused on exploring the innovative developments and challenges arising from the integration of life sciences and AI, highlighting the potential to improve human health and living environments through collaborative efforts in these two fields.

Professor Gojobori emphasized that the fusion of life sciences and AI is revolutionizing data analysis, model identification, and modeling, accelerating progress in innovative medical and biotechnological developments. However, this integration also presents challenges, including data privacy, ethical considerations, and integration with existing systems, which must be addressed to ensure effective progress in life sciences.

The "NCKU YuShan Scholar AI Lecture Series" is a collaborative effort between NCKU's Office of Research and Professor Takashi Gojobori, aiming to provide insights from experienced scholars in AI research. Starting from the next lecture on May 21st, the speakers will conduct online sessions, with physical spaces available at four locations on different campuses for local attendees.

During his address on May 14th, Vice President of NCKU, Hong-Chen Chen, quoted NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang's statement, "Life science is the future," underscoring the promising future of life sciences development. Through this diverse lecture series, NCKU aims to foster innovative and diverse research contributions in relevant fields.

Professor Takashi Gojobori, who joined NCKU as a YuShan Scholar in August 2023 for a three-year term, is renowned for his interdisciplinary research aligned with current United Nations sustainable development goals. He has held positions at prestigious institutions worldwide and has made significant contributions to the field of evolutionary biology.

Returning to NCKU after several years, Professor Gojobori recalled the vivid memory of receiving an honorary doctorate in 2014 and was impressed by the warmth of the people of Tainan. During his lecture, he shared experiences from the recent "Genome Thunderstorm Symposium," emphasizing the astonishing capabilities of AI and its collaborative potential with human intellect. He also highlighted ongoing international cooperation projects in AI applications in life sciences.

The upcoming lectures, starting from May 21st, promise to deliver rich content on representative AI applications, including discussions on AI's impact on education, personalized learning systems, and future learning trends.

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- May 21st: Lecture by Sheng-Tzong Cheng, President of National Taitung University, and NCKU Professor, on AI applications in computer networks and digital learning. (Registration)
- May 28th: Lecture by Professor Andrey Rzhetsky from the University of Chicago on AI modeling of complex disease etiology using extensive medical records. (Registration)
- June 5th: Lecture by Professor Toshinori Endo from Hokkaido University on the revolutionary impact of AI in protein structure research using the "AlphaFold 2" program. (Registration)
- June 11th: Lecture by Associate Professor Robert Hoehndorf from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on AI models' ability to predict protein function and phenotype using machine learning and deep learning approaches. (Lecture Details)

Professor Takashi Gojobori, a YuShan Scholar at NCKU, delivered a special lecture at the Kuang-Fu Campus. As an internationally renowned expert, he provided insights into the latest trends in AI analysis in the field of life sciences, sparking widespread interest in key research topics.

The NCKU YuShan Scholar AI Lecture Series is a collaborative effort between NCKU's Office of Research and Professor Takashi Gojobori, YuShan Scholar. It aims to invite scholars with rich experience in AI research applications to deliver consecutive lectures.

The "NCKU Yushan Scholar AI Lecture Series" will be conducted online, with physical spaces available for faculty and students at four locations: the International Conference Hall at Kuang-Fu Campus, the College of Bioscience at Li-Hsing Campus, the College of Medicine at Cheng-Hsing Campus, and the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Tzu-Chiang Campus.

Returning to NCKU after many years, Professor Takashi Gojobori reminisced about the vivid memory of the honorary doctorate ceremony awarded to him in 2014. He also deeply appreciated the warm hospitality of the people of Tainan.

Lecture Details.

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