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Regulations on the Advisory Board of TI-FRIS

Established on December 23, 2020

Article 1. These regulations shall govern the organization and operation of the Advisory Board of the Tohoku Initiative for Fostering Global Researchers for Interdisciplinary Sciences (hereinafter referred to as “TI-FRIS”).
(Matters Under Jurisdiction)
Article 2. The matters under the jurisdiction of the Advisory Board shall be as follows.
(i) Matters related to confirmation, verification and improvement of the progress of TI-FRIS
(ii) Other matters as consulted by the Program Manager
Article 3. The Advisory Board shall consist of the following members
(i) External experts: several individuals
(ii) Other persons deemed necessary by the Advisory Board
Article 4. The Advisory Board shall have a Chairperson, who shall be elected by its members.
(2) The Chairperson shall preside over board affairs.
Article 5. The members listed in Article 3 Items i and ii shall be appointed by the Program Manager.
Article 6. The term of office of the members listed in Article 3, Items i and ii shall be two years. Reappointment shall not be precluded. However, the term of office of a substitute member shall be the remaining term of office of his/her predecessor.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions in the preceding paragraph, the term of office for a member whose term does not begin on April 1 shall be until the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which he/she was appointed.
(Convening Meetings)
Article 7. In principle, the Advisory Board shall be held once a year.
(2) The Advisory Board shall not hold a meeting unless half or more of its members are present.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1, the Program Manager may hold an extraordinary meeting of the Advisory Board if he/she deems it necessary. (Miscellaneous Provisions)
Article 8. In addition to the provisions of these regulations, matters necessary for the operation of the Advisory Board shall be prescribed separately.

Supplementary Provisions
These regulations shall come into effect on December 23, 2020, and shall apply from November 13, 2020.

Member list

Advisory Board of TI-FRIS


(1) Several outside experts
(2) Other persons deemed necessary by the Advisory Board


Chairman:Mutual election of committee members


Matters under the jurisdiction:
(1) Matters related to confirmation, verification, and improvement of the progress of efforts in this project
(2) Other matters to be consulted by the program manager

As of 1 April, 2022
Affiliation / Position Name Term Remarks
Consulting Fellow
Shiro Takegami R04.04.01 – R06.03.31 (1)
General Manager, Technology Management Center, Technology Strategy Office, Research and Development Group
Yuuko Kani R04.04.01 – R06.03.31 (1)
Tsukuba University
Director, Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics,Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance 
Akiyoshi Fukamizu R04.04.01 – R06.03.31 (1)
Kyushu University
Professor, Informational Biology
Daisuke Saito R04.04.01 – R06.03.31 (1)