Asia has an incredibly high diversity of plants. The flora of temperate Asia, e.g. China, Korea and Japan, comprises the largest number of species when compared with all other temperate regions of the world, and the tropical Asian flora is the most species-rich. The plant diversity of Asia is an ideal focus for evolutionary studies, biogeographical analysis, informatics, phylogenetics and systematics. This symposium aims to review current research on various aspects of Asian plant diversity, with emphasis on the use of modern approaches and techniques. The symposium will include six symposium sessions and one poster session.
July 29 (Thu) - August 1 (Sun), 2004
Excursion: August 2 (Mon), 2004
National Museum of Japanese History, Sakura, Chiba Pref., JAPAN
Traffic guidance to the symposium venue
Open symposium: "Plants and Flowers that Crossed the Sea"
Symposium 1: Phylogeography: Molecular Approaches to Biogeography
Symposium 2: Asian Plant Diversity and Floristic Research
Symposium 3: Molecular Phylogeny of Asian Plants
Symposium 4: Informatics in Plant Systematics
Symposium 5: The Changing Species Concepts in Plant Kingdom
Symposium abstracts HERE!
Jul 29 (Thu) 13:30 - 16:30 Open Symposium & Registration 16:30 - 17:30 Mixer Jul 30 (Fri) 9:00 - 11:00 Opening & Opening Lecture 11:00 - 12:30 Poster session 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 15:00 Poster session 15:00 - 18:00 Phylogeography: Molecular Approaches to Biogeography 18:00 - Dinner Jul 31 (Sat) 9:00 - 12:00 Asian Plant Diversity and Floristic Research 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 17:00 Molecular Phylogeny of Asian Plants Aug 1 (Sun) 9:00 - 12:00 Informatics in Plant Systematics 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 16:30 The Changing Species Concepts in Plant Kingdom 16:30 - 17:00 Closing Aug 2 (Mon) 8:00 - 19:00 Full day Excursion to Nikko
All participants are welcome to contribute posters to the poster session. Posters must deal with any topics related to Asian plant diversity and systematics. Deadline for abstract submission is 16th May 2004. Abstracts may not be more than 350 words. Please submit your abstract online.
IAPT, JSPS, JSP, and SSSB Poster Prizes
The Poster Session is one of the most important events in the Symposium, and participants are encouraged to contribute poster presentations on any topic of Asian plant diversity and systematics. IAPT, JSPS, JSP (Japanese Society of Phycology), SSSB (The Society for the Study of Species Biology) will be happy to award the IAPT, JSPS, JSP, and SSSB Poster Prizes for the best poster contribution. They will be selected among posters presented in the Symposium by the IAPT, JSPS, JSP, and SSSB Poster Prize Selection Committees on the criteria of relevance to the symposium theme, scientific significance and novelty, and poster design quality.
FAQ for poster session
Abstracts of poster sessions!
In the excursion, we will go to Nikko by chartered bus. We are planning to make a tour of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and the Nikko Botanical Garden, etc. in the field trip. You might be able to feel the Japanese history and the nature.
The official symposium language is English
Excursion: JPY 5,000
Registration Fee Symposium party Standard
(After May 17, 2004)
(After May 17, 2004)
Domestic participants should use Postal/Bank transfer (see Information in Japanese). Other participants can choose one of the followings. All participants should pay registration fees in Japanese currency (JPY) prior to making registration via Online registration form.
Postal Transfer: Account Name: "Organizing Committee of the JSPS International Symposium". Account No. 00190-0-721603
Bank Transfer: Account Name: Organizing Committee of the JSPS International Symposium. Ordinary Account No. 3282958. Bank Name: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Cooperation, Flower Town Sub branch. Swift Code: SMBCJPJT.
Postal Money Order to the " Organizing Committee of the JSPS International Symposium." Postal money order must be sent by registered air mail to the contacting person: "Dr. Yoko Kita , Department of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033, JAPAN"
On Site Payment: see Terms and Conditions.
Online Registration Form (** Make Registration HERE! **) (Online registration has finished, please contact Dr. Kita undermentioned.)
DEADLINE for poster contribution: May 16, 2004
Wishton Hotel Yukari
4-8-1 Yukarigaoka, Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Phone: +81-43-489-6111 / Facsimile: +81-43-489-9898
Single-bed room (5,541 JPY per person)
Double-bed room (8,316 JPY per two persons)
RESERVATION should be made by a facsimile letter with a statement of participation in IAPT SYMPOSIUM 2004 to Wishton Hotel Yukari (+81-43-489-9898)
The Japanese Society for Plant Systematics
International Association of Plant Taxonomists
National Museum of Japanese History
The Society for the Study of Species Biology
The Japanese Society of Phycology
The Union of Japanese Societies for Systematic Biology
Kunio Iwatsuki, The University of the Air
Masahiro Kato, The University of Tokyo
Jin Murata, The University of Tokyo
Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Kyoto University
Noriaki Murakami, Kyoto University
Minoru N. Tamura, Osaka City University
Hiroyuki Akiyama, Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo
Hisayoshi Nozaki, The University of Tokyo
Seiichiro Tsuji, National Museum of Japanese History,
Yasuyuki Watano, Chiba University
Dr. Yoko Kita
Department of Biological Science
Graduate School of Science
University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033
Phone: +81-3-5841-2969; Facsimile: +81-3-3818-5367
Inoue Foundation for Science
Kirin Brewery Co. Ltd.
Nippoh Chemicals Co. Ltd.
Plant Science Foundation
The Asahi Glass Foundation
The Chiba International Convention Bureau
The Naito Foundation