The International Symposium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Asian Microbial Resources



Japanese and Asian researchers have conducted joint researches on microbial resources for long time and brought fruitful and successful results. On the other hand, since the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force in 1993, management of biological resources becomes a big and sensitive topic in the world. The Department of Biotechnology, NITE has imported, used and provided Asian microbial resources in accordance with the CBD. To implement the sustainable utilization of microbial resources, it is important to search the way to approach the international joint research and development utilizing microbial resources. [Click here for more information on our activities]

In October 2010, COP10 CBD will be held in Nagoya, Japan. (Public website: We would like to take this opportunity to plan the international symposium on microbial resources of Asia. During the symposium, Asian and Japanese scientists and key persons of microbial resource centers will deliver speeches on the forefront of researches on rich Asian microbial resources and future of the development of microorganisms in the CBD era, and active discussion among members is also expected.

We hope that you will be joining us.


Date 13th - 15th October, 2010
Place KOKUYO Hall, Tokyo [Show Map]
Organized by National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Co-hosted by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Cooperated by Japan Society for Culture Collections (JSCC)

Draft Program (as of 8th September)

13th (Wednesday) 9:30-11:30 ACM annual meeting (CLOSE)
11:30-13:00 Lunch time
International Symposium
13:30-13:45 Opening address
13:45-17:45 Session 1
Microbial Diversity in Asia
Session 2
Bioproduction from Asian Microbial Resources
18:00-20:00 Reception
14th (Tuesday) 9:30-10:00 Special talk
10:00-15:00 Session 2
Bioproduction from Asian Microbial Resources
Lunch time
Session 3
Research Collaboration in Asia
Coffee break
15:20-16:20 Session 4
Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources in the CBD era
16:20-17:00 Panel Discussion
17:00-17:15 Closing address
13th - 14th Poster Session
15th (Friday) 9:30-16:00 ACM annual meeting (CLOSE) at NITE


  • Dr. G. S. Prasad (IMTECH, India)
  • Dr. Hideyuki Muramatsu (Astellas Research Technologies Co., Ltd., Japan)
  • Prof. Huang Li (IMCAS, China)
  • Dr. Jung-Sook Lee (KCTC, KRIBB, Korea)
  • Prof. Kazuhito Fujiyama (Osaka Univ., Japan)
  • Prof. Kenji Sonomoto (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
  • Dr. Lily Eurwilaichitr (BIOTEC, Thailand)
  • Assoc. Prof. Michiko Tanaka (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)
  • Prof. Mamoru Yamada (Yamaguchi Univ., Japan)
  • Dr. Moriya Ohkuma (RIKEN-BRC, Japan)
  • Dr. Tsetseg Balijinova (MAS, Mongolia)
  • Prof. Yasuo Igarashi (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Itaru Yasui (NITE, Japan)
  • Dr. Katsuhiko Ando (NITE, Japan)
  • Dr. Ken-ichiro Suzuki (NITE, Japan)

Registration Information Registration is free.
Submit Please fill the following information and send via e-mail:
(1) Your name
(2) Institution
(3) E-mail address
(4) Date of participation (13th, 14th or both)
(5) Attending a reception or not.
Reception 13 October 18:00-20:00
5,000 JPY
Contact Secretary for International Conference
(Department of Biotechnology, NITE)