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First International Conference on Labyrinthulean Protists (ICoLP)

-KONAN GAKUEN 100th Anniversary International Scientific Symposium Series Sponsored by The Hirao Taro Foundation of KONAN GAKUEN for Academic Research-

Labyrinthulean protists are used as industrial microorganisms to produce high-value compounds such as polyunsaturated fatty acids and terpenes including carotenoids. They also play important roles in food webs and elemental cycles in marine ecosystems, and are involved in some diseases of marine plants and animals. Research on labyrinthulean protists therefore extends over a wide variety of academic and industrial fields, and so opportunities for information exchange among the diverse researchers working on these organisms are limited. Small symposia have been held several times in Japan since 2000. To reach a broader audience, we decided to hold the first international conference so that labyrinthulid researchers can gather together to promote future research and development on these interesting and useful microorganisms. This conference will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of Konan Gakuen in 2019. We are hoping to gather 200 participants from many countries to visit the land of Kobe beside the Seto Inland Sea, where many labyrinthulids live, for active discussions at keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations.


VENUE
ICoLP will take place at Koyu Hall in Konan University.
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https://www.konan-u.ac.jp/english/map/

8-9-1 Okamoto, Higashinada, Kobe, Hyogo 658-8501, Japan

Photo gallery of the venue

ORGANIZERS
Dr. Daiske Honda (Konan University, Japan)
Dr. Makoto Ito (Kyusyu University, Japan)
Dr. Masahiro Hayashi (Miyazaki University, Japan)
Dr. Tsunehiro Aki (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Dr. Jackie L. Collier (Stony Brook University, USA)

INVITED SPEAKERS
Dr. Seshagiri Raghukumar (Ex-Scientist of CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India)
Dr. Chandralata Raghukumar (Ex-Scientist of CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India)
Dr. Guangyi Wang (Tianjin University, China)
Dr. Xiao Qiu (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Dr. Jackie L. Collier (Stony Brook University, U.S.A.)
Dr. Damare Varada (Goa University, India)
Dr. Ning He (Xiemen University, China)
Dr. Javier del Campo (University of Miami, U.S.A.)
Dr. Brandon T. Hassett (University of Tromso - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
Dr. Alberto Amato (Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire de Grenoble, France)
Dr. Yoko Hamamoto (Konan University, Japan)
Dr. Daiske Honda (Konan University, Japan)
Dr. Tsunehiro Aki (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Dr. Makoto Ito (Kyusyu University, Japan)

SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 28
12:30 - Registration at Koyu Hall
13:00 - 15:00
Tea Ceremony (Applicants only)
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Remarks
15:30 - 16:10 Keynote Lecture 1
Drs. Seshagiri Raghukumar & Chandralata Raghukumar
(Ex-Scientist of CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India)
Emergence of Labyrinthulomycetes over eight decades as the major eukaryotic, marine osmotrophs
16:10 - 16:50
Keynote Lecture 2
Dr. Makoto Ito
(Kyusyu University, Japan)
LipoQuality of thraustochytrids
17:00 - 19:00 Welcome Reception and Poster Session 1

Thursday, August 29
09:30 - 10:10
Keynote Lecture 3
Dr. Guangyi Wang
(Tianjin University, China)
Significant role of Labyrinthulomycetes protists in the ecological and biogeochemical processes of coastal and pelagic waters
10:10 - 10:40 Keynote Lecture 4
Drs. Yoko Hamamoto & Daiske Honda
(Konan University, Japan)
Studies on ecological role and effect of labyrinthulids in marine environment
10:40 - 11:10
Keynote Lecture 5
Dr. Damare Varada
(Goa University, India)
Relation of aplanochytrids with the zooplankton in the marine environment
11:10 - 12:00
Oral Presentations 1
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:40
Keynote Lecture 6
Dr. Jackie L. Collier
(Stony Brook University, U.S.A.)
Insight into the ecology of the thraustochytrid QPX, an opportunistic pathogen of hard clams
13:40 - 14:10
Keynote Lecture 7
Dr. Javier del Campo
(University of Miami, U.S.A.)
Unveiling the ecological role of novel labyrinthulid diversity. A call to action.
14:10 - 14:40
Keynote Lecture 8
Dr. Brandon T. Hassett
(University of Tromso - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
Arctic marine thraustochytrids: culturing and metabarcoding reveals novel diversity
14:40 - 15:30
Oral Presentations 2
15:30 - 17:00
Poster Session 2 & Tea Break
17:00 - 18:00
Transfer to the Banquet Hall
18:00 - 20:30
Conference Banquet at Sakabayashi
https://www.shushinkan.co.jp/sakabayashi/
Photo gallery of Sakabayashi

Friday, August 30
09:30 - 10:10
Keynote Lecture 9
Dr. Xiao Qiu
(University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Biosynthesis and assembly of very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in Thraustochytrium
10:10 - 12:00 Oral Presentations 3
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:40
Keynote Lecture 10
Dr. Ning He
(Xiemen University, China)
Studies on the polyketide synthase pathway and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids synthesis in Schizochytrium
13:40 - 14:20 Keynote Lecture 11
Dr. Alberto Amato
(Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire de Grenoble, France)
14:20 - 14:50 Tea Break
14:50 - 16:10 Oral Presentation 4
16:10 - 16:50 Keynote Lecture 12
Dr. Tsunehiro Aki
(Hiroshima University, Japan)
Gas-to-lipids bioprocessing by acetogens and thraustochytrids
16:50 - 17:00 Closing Ceremony


REGISTRATION
Registrant Type
Early Registration Fee
until July 31
Late Registration Fee
from August 1
Regular
15,000 JPY
20,000 JPY
Student
5,000 JPY
10,000 JPY

Your Registration Fee Covers:
  1. Welcome Reception
  2. Coffee/Tea Breaks
  3. Conference Banquet
  4. Book of Abstracts
Payment must be made by credit card through the PayPal system. Automatic payment processing. Receipt will be e-mailed to you instantly. If you have "Payment Problem", please contact ICoLP 2019 Secretariat.

Contributed papers:
Each participant can give a maximum of two papers as a presenter. If you hope to give two papers, one paper will be a poster presentation. The time allotted for each oral presentation would be approximately 20 minutes.

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ABSTRACTS
Please use the following template files to prepare your abstract. NOTE: English language only, (.rtf) or (.doc) file, 250 words MAX, NO pictures/tables/graphs.

Click here for template (.doc) file download
Click here for template (.pdf) file download


Submit an abstract to the following email address: icolp@ml.konan-u.ac.jp

If you do not receive a confirmation email from the secretariat within about 3 days, please contact the following email address:
icolp@ml.konan-u.ac.jp

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019.

PRESENTATION
Oral presentation:
A computer will be available for checking your presentation  (PowerPoint 2016 on Windows 10). You can connect your own computer directly to the projector. Either a cable with an HDMI or VGA (15-pin D-sub) connector can be used.

Poster presentation:
The max size of a poster is 48 inches (120 cm) vertical height x 35 inches (90 cm) horizontal width.

VISA
The secretariat will prepare visa supporting documents only to paper presenters who register and complete the payment transactions. Please be advised that the secretariat will neither act as a guarantor nor issue any documents to guarantee your identity. Please contact the embassy of your country by yourself to confirm how long it will take to acquire your visa, and apply for your visa well in advance. For inquiries and requests regarding visa please contact ICoLP 2019 Secretariat.

CONTACT
ICoLP 2019 Secretariat
Konan University
8-9-1 Okamoto, Higashinada, Kobe, Hyogo 658-8501, Japan
TEL: +81-78-435-2607
FAX: +81-78-435-2548
E-mail: icolp@ml.konan-u.ac.jp

SPONSORS
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The Hirao Taro Foundation of KONAN GAKUEN for Academic Research



Tsutomu Nakauchi Foundation


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Kobe Convention Bureau


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Kobe Tourism Bureau


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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science