Saturday 27 November 2010

My 50th Birthday Today

(Due to the time-setting of this blog, it is a day before, actually, but....) Became 50 years old, which is unbelievable for me. Thanks for letting me to live and work by now, and hope so for next 50 years. Thanks for the party on Friday lunch, and for cards, E-mails, and DMs on twitter. Wish you are happy and healthy as well.

Friday 26 November 2010

Visited Eri, Grant, and their family @Alameda

It is several years since I met Eri and Grant when they visited me in Sendai, and more since when I visited their home at Alameda. During these years, new members have added to their family, a son Kenta (age 3), and a daughter (age almost 1), Ayumi. This time, I met Eri's mother after their wedding party.

Yuhka visited lab

A girl baby, Yuhka, the first daughter of Yoko & Yuji, visited our lab the day before yesterday. She was sleeping deeply, suggesting she will become brave.
Will add a picture later.

SfN@San Diego, Stanford, MGH

Attended a meeting with my students and postdocs, and gave three talks at Stanford and MGH. Our Tohoku Neuroscience Golobal COE team visited Salk Institute.

Saturday 13 November 2010

Prof. Yamanaka has been awarded Kyoto Prize 2010

On Nov 10, I attended a ceremony and banquet for Kyoto Prize this year. A good friend of mine, Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, was awarded in the field of biotechnology. Congratulations!