Tetsuya Higashiyama

University of Tokyo

Sessions by Adrienne H.K. Roeder

[Day 1]
12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Theme: 5 Universal Principles of Company Growth
[Day 2]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: 7 Key Business Owner Functions
[Day 3]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: Our Best Mistakes in Business


Specialising in plant reproduction and gametophyte development, Prof Tetsuya Higashiyama is one of the world’s leading plant molecular biologists. Higashiyama’s team solved a 140-year old puzzle with the discovery of LURE proteins, cysteine-rich polypeptides that attract pollen tubes to their ovule target. He has also made significant technical contributions to live cell imaging, developing techniques to visualize and manipulate various plant tissues. From 2010-2017 he was Director of a prestigious ERATO-funded program combining cell manipulation, transcriptomics and optical technologies to understand how plant cells communicate with each other. Over his career, Higashiyama has received numerous accolades, including the Chunichi Cultural Award (2018), Botanical Society of Japan Academic Prize (2018) and The Asahi Prize (2020). Currently Prof. Higashiyama holds research positions at both Nagoya University and The University of Tokyo.