Inner Ear Biology Workshop 2014 in Kyoto


Juichi Ito, MD, PhDDear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you to the “Inner Ear Biology Workshop 2014 in Kyoto” which will take place in Kyoto, Japan, from November 1 to 4, 2014. I am very pleased and honored that Kyoto has been proposed as the host for the Workshop.

Regarded as an extraordinary meeting, this Inner Ear Biology Workshop will be the first to be held outside of Europe. I anticipate that, with your participation and contributions, it will be a great success.

The Workshop will include a high-quality scientific program focused on basic research of the inner ear function and inner ear disorders in order to reflect the remarkable recent progress in the field of basic science such as molecular biology, genetics, and regenerative medicine together with translational research and the clinical application of basic research.

Kyoto, the capital of Japan for more than 1000 years from 794 to 1868, is one of the most historic and beautiful cities in Japan. It is the heart of traditional arts and religions. It is also a city of science and culture. Kyoto has given rise to seven Nobel Laureates, most recently in 2012, the Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine.

November is one of the most beautiful seasons in Kyoto, especially as the mountains are covered with a brilliant brocade of red, yellow and orange leaves. The temperature is also most comfortable.

Many attractive social programs have been planned for the enjoyment of all participants and accompanying persons.

I hope that you will all enjoy everything that Kyoto offers.

Juichi Ito

Juichi Ito, MD, PhD
Kyoto University