Dr. Patrick Larpent, who worked in the MC2 for two and half years, left Kyoto and started his new career in a pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland. Patrick certainly initiated a new project here in the MC2 and contributed a lot to the works of other members. We wish his great success in a new position!! Good luck!!

We organized his farewell party, together with the farewell for visiting Belgian students (Jasper Hendrikx and Lenz van Dommelen), in the restaurant next to the Kyoto Botanical Garden and continued the party almost till dawn. Our former members, Kenji Yoshida, Masashi Nakahama and Sophia Schmitt also came to Kyoto for celebrating his new departure. We will miss you!!