Ichiro Hirao “New modality of DNA aptamers through genetic alphabet expansion” Zasshikai at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan, Jan. 24, 2024 (Invited Talk)

 Ichiro Hirao “High-affinity DNA aptamer generation method by ExSELEX targeting glycosylated proteins” Nucleic Acids Therapeutics Society of Japan Annual Conference (核酸医薬学会年会), Nagoya Japan, July 12, 2023 (Keynote Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao “Novel antibody modality, XenoAptamers, by genetic alphabet expansion” RIKEN IMS Seminar, Kanagawa Japan, July 7, 2023 (Invited Talk)

 Ichiro Hirao “ExSELEX for high-affinity six-letter DNA aptamer generation by genetic alphabet expansion” Aptamers 2023, Oxford, UK, Mar. 30, 2023 (Keynote Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao “Designing unnatural DNA and RNA aptamers” A*STAR Symposium on Engineering Biology ‘Outpacing Moore’s Law with Synthetic Biology’, Singapore, Feb. 2, 2023 (Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao “Creation of genetic alphabet expansion technologies” ISNAC 2022, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 3, 2022 (Special Lecture for Ikehara Award)

Ichiro Hirao “Imaging technology using functional nucleic acids by genetic alphabet expansion” MAF2022, Gothenburg, Sweden, Sep. 12, 2022 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, One of the panelists for LGC Seminar ‘Lessons Learned from the Pandemic’, Singapore, Aug. 2, 2022

Ichiro Hirao “High-affinity DNA aptamer generation by genetic alphabet expansion” Pacifichem 2021, Web-conference, Dec. 17, 2021 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao “Genetic alphabet expansion technology and its application to high-affinity DNA aptamer generation” Pacifichem 2021, Web-conference, Dec. 20, 2021 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao “Genetic Alphabet Expansion by Creating Unnatural Base Pairs” 2020 ACS National Meeting: Biopolymers Murray Goodman Memorial Prize symposium, Web-conference, April 6, 2021 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, “Genetic Alphabet Expansion for Xenobiology” Gordon Research Conference, Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides, Newport RI US, June 23-28, 2019 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, “Xenobiology Applications by Genetic Alphabet Expansion” Biosystems Design 5.0, Singapore, May 16-17, 2019 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, “High-affinity DNA aptamers for diagnostic and therapeutic applications” MEDLAB ASIA PACIFIC, Singapore, March 27, 2019 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, “Genetic alphabet expansion technology and its diagnostic and therapeutic applications” MEDLAB Asia 2018-Molecular Diagnostics Conference, Singapore, April 2-4, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, “Synthetic Xenobiology using genetic alphabet expansion” Biosystems Design 4.0 Symposium, Singapore, May 10-11, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, “Synthetic xenobiology: a new approach using genetic alphabet expansion of DNA” The 43rd FEBS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July 7-12, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, “High-affinity and high-stability DNA aptamer generation using genetic alphabet expansion for SELEX (ExSELEX) and extraordinarily stable mini-hairpin technology” XXIII International Roundtable on Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids, California, USA, August 26-30, 2081, USA (Invited Speaker)

Michiko Kimoto, Ichiro Hirao, “Xenobiology: Genetic Alphabet Expansion Using Unnatural Base Pairs” International Workshop on 50th Anniversary of Thermus Thermophilus Discovery, Shizuoka, Japan, Sep. 28-29, 2018

Ichiro Hirao, “Xenobiology: Genetic Alphabet Expansion and its Diagnostic Applications” A*STAR Scientific Conference 2018, Singapore, Oct. 23, 2018

Ichiro Hirao, “Genetic alphabet expansion and its applications to high-affinity DNA aptamers” 2nd Symposium on Functional Nucleic Acids (FNA), Perth, Australia, Nov. 22-23, 2018 (Keynote lecture) 

Ichiro Hirao, “Genetic alphabet expansion by Creating Unnatural Base Pairs toward Xenobiology” 41st Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan, Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 28-30, 2018 (Invited Speaker)

I. Hirao, New Platform Technology: Genetic Alphabet Expansion and Its Pharmaceutical Applications. Life Science and Technology Open Innovation Hub at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. June 6, 2017. (Invited Talk)

I. Hirao, Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet of DNA by Unnatural Base Pair Systems. Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet of DNA by Unnatural Base Pair Systems. Foundations of Nanoscience Meeting (FNANO 2017), Utah, USA. April 9-13, 2017. (Keynote Lecture)

I. Hirao, Genetic Alphabet Expansion Technology and Its Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications. Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Seminar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. March 7, 2017 (Invited Talk)

I. Hirao, High-affinity and high-stability DNA aptamer generation by genetic alphabet expansion and mini-hairpin DNA technologies. The 44th International Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 14-16, 2017 (Invited Talk).

Ichiro Hirao, Genetic alphabet expansion technology and its diagnostic and therapeutic applications. NTU CBC Seminar, March 7, 2017. Singapore (Invited lecture)

Ichiro Hirao, Creation of high-affinity DNA aptamers using a genetic alphabet expansion system. Aptamers in Bordeaux, June 24-25, 2016. Bordeaux, France (Invited speaker) 

Ichiro Hirao, Genetic alphabet expansion by creating unnatural base pairs. XB2: The Second Conference On Xenobiology, May 24-26, 2016. Berlin, Germany (Invited speaker)

Ichiro Hirao, Synthetic Xenobiology: 非天然構成成分で作る新たなバイオシステム (Synthetic xenobiology: making new biosystems by introducing artificial components). 日本農芸化学会2016 (The 2016 Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry), March 27-30, 2016. Sapporo, Japan (Invited speaker)

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