Message from the chair:
I would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in this exciting symposium and contributed to making it a great success. Much positive feedback was received and everyone who participated appeared to have a great time and enjoy the stimulating scientific discussions.

This international symposium featured scientists from Australia and Japan, and showcased exciting plant basic research with future potential to benefit worldwide agriculture.  Active discussions throughout the symposium also contributed to improving internationality in the plant sciences and enhanced the scientific interaction between Australia and Japan.

Photos from the symposium have now been uploaded, so please take a look at the
photo page.

We look forward to building upon the new scientific relationships and also an opportunity to organise a similar international symposium sometime in the future!

Chair: Derek Goto [website]
17 February 2012

Japan-Australia Symposium on Plant Sciences for Agriculture
Date: 19-20 January 2012.
Venue: Grand Hall, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan.

Symposium Speakers: [more info]
  • Koh Aoki (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • Derek Goto (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Chris Helliwell (CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia)
  • Tetsuya Higashiyama (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Mike Jones (Murdoch University, Australia)
  • Naoya Takeda (National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan)
  • Robyn Overall (Sydney University, Australia)
  • Iain Searle (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Ken Shirasu (RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan)
  • Junpei Takano (Hokkaido University, Japan)
    Interdisciplinary Session:
  • Francois Feugier (Hokkaido University - mathematical biology)
  • Toshiro Ohashi (Hokkaido University - microfluidics, bioMEMS)
  • Yoshikazu Tanaka (Hokkaido University - structural biology)

  • co-organised with:
    International Committee of the
    Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

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