• Invitation
  • Venue
  • Committee
  • Program
  • Registration
  • Other Info.
  • Invitation

    Dear participants

    It isour great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 6th Korea-Japan-Taiwan International Symposium on Microbial Ecology that will be held at COEX (Seoul), Aug 24, 2014. In the same place, the 15th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME15) will be held from 24th to 29th Aug 2014.

    The symposium will provide you with an opportunity to share experience and acquire new information among three countries. The symposium will also allow new friendships to be forged, those already established to be renewed, and collaborative endeavors to be kindly. Ultimately, this symposium will provide Asian scientists with a platform for leading research activities in microbial ecology and related areas. We hope that all participants from three countries will enjoy this symposium.

    Since we are planning to distribute a proceeding booklet to the participants, it would be appreciated if you could send us your registration form including your personal profile and ISME15 presentation information via e-mail at msk@msk.or.kr, no later than July 11, 2014.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail msk@msk.or.kr.

    Thanks again for accepting our invitation and we all look forward to meeting you soon in Korea.

    Sincerely yours,

    Chang-Jun Cha, PhD

    The Symposium Chair

    The Organizing Committee of the 6th Korea-Japan-Taiwan

    International Symposium on Microbial Ecology

  • Tsuchiura City
    Kijo Plaza

    • COEX
      • World Trade Center Samseong-dong
      • Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-731, Korea
      • Homepage: http://www.coex.co.kr (The same venue as ISME15)
  • Organized by

    • The Microbiological Society of Korea (MSK)
    • Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology (JSME)
    • Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology (TSME)
  • Organizing committee

    • Chair

      Chang-Jun Cha, Chung?Ang University, Korea

    • Board members
      • Jang-Cheon Cho, Inha University, Korea
      • Tae-Ho Lee, Pusan National University, Korea
      • Jun Murase, Nagoya University, Japan
      • Koji Hamasaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
      • Natsuko Hamamura, Ehime University, Japan
      • Shir-Ly Huang, National Central University, Taiwan
      • Hong-Thih Lai, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
      • Jyh-Yih Leu, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
    • Executive advisors
      • Sang-Jin Kim, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Korea
      • Kazuhiro Kogure, The Unviersity of Tokyo, Japan
      • Shiu Mei Liu, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
    • Woman scientist roundtable organizers
      • Kyung-Sook Whang, Mokwon University, Korea
      • Natsuko Hamamura, Ehime University, Japan
      • Shir-Ly HUANG, National Central University, Taiwan
    • Student representatives
      • Jangho Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
      • Kenshi Suzuki, Shizuoka University, Japan
      • Tai-Hung Lin, Fu-Jen University, Taiwan
  • Timetable

    Date Programs Time Remarks
    8/23 (Sat) MSK, JSME, TSME Business meeting 16:30-17:30
    Welcome Reception 18:00-20:00 Near COEX
    Students Welcome Party
    8/24 (Sun) Registration 08:00-09:00
    Opening Ceremony 09:00-09:10
    Session 1 09:10-10:40 90 min / 3 speakers × 30 min
    Break 10:40-11:00
    Session 2 (Young Scientist Session) 11:00-12:00 60 min / 3 speakers × 20 min
    Lunch 12:00-13:30 90 min
    Woman Scientists Round Table
    Session 3 13:30-15:00 90 min / 3 speakers × 30 min
    Closing Ceremony 15:00-15:10
    ISME15 Registration and Opening 16:00~
  • Speakers

    • Jong-Shik KIM

      (Gyeongbuk Institute for Marine Bio-industry, South Korea)

      Yeast community associated with wildflowers and screening and characterization of biosurfactants produced by yeast

    • Woo Jun SUL

      (Chung-Ang University, South Korea)

      Earth's most diverse ecosystem - soil, within reach of high throughput sequencing

    • Hiroyuki OHTA

      (Ibaraki University, Japan)

      Microbial ecology in early soil development

    • Kazuo ISOBE

      (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

      Introduction of our new challenge: from metagenomics to ecosystem functions

    • Roland KIRSCHNER

      (National Central University, Taiwan)

      A necessary complement to phyllosphere microbiology: Fungi

    • Mei-Chin LAI

      (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)

      Deep sea methane production team

  • Students Session

    • Sung Uk Shin

      (Yonsei University, Korea)

      The effect of sequence-specific errors and filtering step on microbial community structures

    • Tomoyuki Minami

      (Tohoku University, Japan)

      Genomic ecology of Methylobacterium species in legume plants

    • Chi-Wei Chiang

      (Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan)

      Feedstock utilization: Production of biosurfactant MELs by Pseudozyma hubeinesis TS18 using agricultural residues

  • Registration

    • Participants need to send the Registration form via e-mail (msk@msk.or.kr). It will be available on MSK website. The deadline is July 11th.
    • The participants pay the registration fee at the on?site registration desk.
    • Downlaod the Regitration form -> DOWNLOAD
    • Amount
      Regular participants 30,000 KRW
      Students 15,000 KRW
  • Events

    • 1. Welcome Reception
      • Date & Time : Aug 23 (Sat) 18:00-20:00
      • Place : Soyon (Korea Food Restaurant, near COEX)
      • Fee : 40,000 KRW
    • 2. Students Welcome Party
      • Date and Time : Aug 23 (Sat) 18:00-20:00
      • Details will be announced soon. The student representative of each country will contact you in advance.
  • Posters

    • No poster sessions will be presented at this symposium. Instead, posters presented by the symposium participants at ISME-15 will be listed in the proceeding book.
  • Accommodation

  • Final Circular