Last Updated August 8, 2018

Announcement from Ogranizer
August 8: The meeting program was uplaoded.
Oral presenters nominated for 'SAJ33 Poster Award' are kindly requested to prepare a poster (Standard sIze: AO)
of the prensentation contents, whose separate poster number is listed on the pragram.
July 24: Earlybird entry to the meeting was closed.
July 6: Abstract submission for presentation was closed.

Greetings from Organizer

The 2018 (33rd) annual meeting of SAJ (
SAJ33) will be held at Musashino University Ariake Campus (MUAC) on 11-12 September.

Ariake is located right in the center of Tokyo waterfront subcenter which symbolizes the exciting future of the city, and one of the major venue
zones of Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games 2020, "Tokyo Bay Zone". We are very pleased to welcome all the participants at MUAC.

We are looking forward to meeting you at SAJ33.

Best Regards,

Koji Ichinose, PhD
Chair Person
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Actinomycetes Japan
(Professor & Director, Musashino University, Faculty of Pharmacy & Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

General outline

Dates: September 11 (Tue)-12 (Wed), 2018
Venue: Musashino Univerisity Ariake Campus
Address: 3-3-3 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8181, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5530-7333
Welcome Banquet: from 18:30 on September 11 (Tue) 2017 at Hotel Sunroute Ariake

Scientific program

Invited lectures
Special Lecture 1 Prof. Hideaki Kakeya (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University)
Continuing Fascination with Actinomycetes: From Phenotypic Screening to Chemical Biology

Special Lecture 2 Dr. Mutsuaki Suzuki (Director, NIG Innovation, National Institute of Genetics)
Nagoya Protocol Implementation- Points about conducting microbial research with overseas-

SAJ award lectures
Omura Award (SAJ Award)
Dr. Yasuhiro Igarashi (Toyama Prefectural University)
Investigation of secondary metabolite diversity in actinomycetes using spectrochemical approach

SAJ Merit Award
Dr. Shoichi Amano (Fomerly Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd)
Discovery of various actinomycete metabolites and contribution to electron microscopic observation

Hamada Award
Dr. Yohei Katsuyama (The University of Tokyo)
Study on biosynthesis of natural products synthesized from aminobenzoate in Actinobacteria

Hamada Award
Dr. Atsushi Fukumoto (Toho University)
Screening for novel bacterial infection control compounds from actinomycetes

SAJ Award for Corporation
Toyama Technology Center, Astellas Pharm Tech Co. Ltd.
Efforts of stable supply and increasing production for tacrolimus produced by Streptomyces tsukubensis

Contributed paper sessions (oral/poster)

Registration fee including abstracts

SAJ member 10,000 yen (8,000 yen until July 17, 2018)
Student 4,000 yen (3,000 yen until J July 17, 2018)
Non-member 12,000 yen (10,000 yen until July 17, 2018)
Non-member Student 4,000 yen (3,000 yen until July 17, 2018)
Abstracts only 2,000 yen

Banquet fee

SAJ member 9,000 yen (7,000 yen until
July 24, 2018)
Student 5,000 yen (4,000 yen until July 24, 2018)
Non-member 11,000 yen (9,000 yen until July 24, 2018)
Non-member Student 7,000 yen (6,000 yen until July 24, 2018)

Registration for domestic participants

Registration is acceptable through the 2018 Annual Meeting Website (in Japanese). Please follow the web instruction.

Registration for overseas participants

Further information and guidance are available by contacting (replace "at" to @).
Cocerning the payment for SAJ33 participation, we accept the international remettance to the SAJ33 bank account (Japan Post Bank).

Guidance for remettance:

Regrettably, payment by credit card will not be accepted.

Application to presentation at SAJ33 (Procedure and remarks)

i) The presenter must be an active SAJ member. Please go to the SAJ web site for further information on the SAJ membership application.
ii) Follow the abstract template lay-out (Length: ONE-PAGE; font size & line-spacing). Appropriate figure/table can be inserted.
iii) Abstract papers will be printed in black and white.
iv) Two types,oral (10 min talk, 3 min Q&A) & poster (1.5 min oral briefing, 60 min session) of presentation are applicable.
v) A limited number of oral slots are available, and the organizer might ask an oral-applicant to accept poster presentation.
vi) Deadline for submission of abstracts is on
July 6, 2018.

Accommodation and transport

MUAC is easily accessible from Tokyo International (Haneda) airport and major transport stations in Tokyo.
There are many hotels nearby for participants to stay in, and no paricular arrangements will be made by SAJ33 organizing office.

For further information, contact to:

The SAJ33 organizing committee,
c/o, Prof. Koji Ichinose, Faculty of Pharmacy & Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Musashino University
1-1-20 Shinmachi, Nishitokyo-shi, Tokyo 202-8585, Tokyo, Japan
E-mail: (replace "at" to @)