The olfactory receptor (OR) is the first protein that recognizes odorants in the olfactory signal pathway and it is present in over 1,000 genes. Olfactory receptors are G protein-coupled receptors which serve important sensory functions beyond their role as odorant detectors in the olfactory epithelium. Olfactory receptors detect volatile chemicals that lead to the initial perception of smell in the brain.
Most ORs are extensively expressed in the nasal olfactory epithelium where they perform the appropriate physiological functions that fit their location.
However, recent whole-genome sequencing shows that ORs have been found outside of the olfactory system, suggesting that ORs may play an important role in the ectopic expression of non-chemosensory tissues.
The 3rd World Congress of the Digital Olfaction Society was held in Tokyo in December 7-8, 2016. This third edition was a huge success gathering around 70 attendees coming from academics but also industries.
The 3rd World Congress of the Digital Olfaction Society was held in Tokyo on December 7-8, 2016. This third edition was a huge success gathering around 70 attendees coming from academics but also industries. To access to the list of attendees, please click here.
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Digital Olfaction Society published the final agenda of the 3rd Digital Olfaction Society World Congress which will be held in Tokyo in December 7-8, 2016.
To access to the agenda, please click here.
The Scientific Committee of DOS selected the abstracts which will be presented during DOS World Congress 2016.
Dr Haruka Matsukura from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology will demonstrate the new Smelling screen mini: Presenting spatial odor distribution
over the touch screen of a tablet computer during DOS World Congress 2016.
Dr Hiroshi Ishida from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Engineering, Japan will give a presentation about the recent applications of the mobile robot with odor sensor. This presentation will be held on the first day of DOS World Congress 2016.
During DOS Congress 2016, Dr Yosuke Maruno, Dr Masaaki Iseki and Pr Takamichi Nakamoto from the Tokyo Institute of Technology will give a pratical demonstration of the cocktail maze using wearable olfactory display.
The 3rd World Congress of the Digital Olfaction Society will gather academics and industrials involved in the field of the olfaction, digital olfaction, electronic noses, olfactive markers and all other fields related to the digital olfaction.
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Dr Shuji Fujita from New Business Creation Dept of Sony Corporation will present the last innovation of SONY "AROMASTIC, a personal aroma diffuser, changes the way you enjoy scents" during Olfaction Congress 2016.
Dr Kea-Tiong (Samuel) Tang is working at IEEE BioCAS TC Chair Elect, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- How can we realize a compact gas sensor array using high frequency?
- How sampling can be done properly with a maximum of time resolution ?
Odor sensing and classification have become important from a viewpoint of enforcement of information quality as one of five senses of human being. Dr Sigeru Omatu showed two kinds of odor sensors and their intelligent classification.
Dr Hyung-Gi Byun from the Kangwon National University, South Korea will give a presentation about "exhaled breath analysis for monitoring of lung cancer patients using E-Nose system" during the 3rd World Congress of the Digital Olfaction Society.
Monica Bordegoni is Professor at the Department of Mechanisms of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
During DOS World Congress 2016, she will give a very interesting presentation about "Enhancing user interaction with olfactory experiences".
How large effects does olfaction have on Quality of Experience (QoE) such as the sense of presence and fairness compared with other senses?
How do you assess the effects?
What kinds of applications with olfaction do you suppose in the assessment?
How does the network delay influence QoE?
Jesús Lozano Rogado is associate Professor of the electric, electronic and automation engineering department at the University of Extremadura, Spain. His main field of research is the development of artificial olfactory systems.
Dr. Michael Rapp is a researcher from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and working on Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) sensor based analytical systems for gas, olfaction and bio- sensing. To fulfill a proper job of these systems he continuously work on new sampling methods to improve the signals in term of sensitivity, selectivity, unwanted cross sensitivity and a good reproducibility. This includes the use of microfluidic sampling systems especially in the area of biosensing. A major goal of his work is to keep the manufacturing and also the operating costs of these systems low and, thus, being able to emerge in new markets.