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

    Dear Microbial Ecology Colleagues

    After a big success in the 6th KJT international symposium, Seoul, we strive to make our next symposium, the 7th Japan-Taiwan-Korea (JTK) International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. The symposium will take place at Kijo Plaza in Tsuchiura, Japan, on 17-19 October, 2015. In the same place, the 30th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology (JSME2015) will be held from 17th to 20th October, 2015.

    We are planning a vibrant scientific program, based on the theme, “microbes and climate change”, and co-organized with English sessions of the JSME2015. Confirmed plenary presenters are Drs. Janet Jansson (ISME President), Gary King (Louisiana State Univ.), and Ken Takai (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology). Opportunities for young as well as senior researchers will be considered for session conveners in the symposium.

    Tsuchiura City is situated about 65 km north of Tokyo and along the western shores of Lake Kasumigaura, the second biggest lake in Japan. It takes 70 min from Tokyo to Tsuchiura by local train and 45 min. by express. The venue, Kijo Plaza, is at the center of downtown Tsuchiura, facing Kijo Park (Tsuchiura Castle remains).

    We invite you to this stimulating symposium and are looking forward to welcome you to Tsuchiura.

    Sincerely yours,

    Hiroyuki Ohta, PhD (Ibaraki Univ.)
    Chair of the JSME 2015 and the 7th JTK Symposium

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  • Tsuchiura City
    Kijo Plaza

    • 2-16-4, Chuou, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, 300-0043 Japan
    • Tourist Guide map is available from: Download
  • Co-organized by

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

    • Chair

      Hiroyuki Ohta, Ibaraki University, Japan

  • Board members

    • Koji Hamasaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    • Satoshi Hanada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
    • Seigo Amachi, Chiba University, Japan
    • Natsuko Hamamura, Kyusyu University, Japan
    • Shir-Ly Huang, National Central University, Taiwan
    • Jyh-Yih Leu, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
    • Gia-Luen Guo, Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taiwan
    • Woojun Park, Korea University, Korea
    • Jong-Chan Chae, Chonbuk National University, Korea
    • Che Ok Jeon, Chung-Ang University, Korea
  • Executive advisors

    • Kazuhiro Kogure, The Unviersity of Tokyo, Japan
    • Shiu Mei Liu, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
    • Sang-Jin Kim, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Korea
  • Luncheon Symposium

    • JSME Committee for the Promotion of Diversity and Gender Equality Natsuko Hamamura, Kyushu University, Japan
    • Juei-Yu Chiu, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan Kyunghwa Baek, Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea, Korea
    • Sun-Ja Cho, Pusan National University, Korea
  • Student

    • Kenshi Suzuki, Shizuoka University, Japan
    • Yi-Lung Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
    • Sungeun Ahn, Korea University, Korea
    • Language: English (A part of JSME sessions will be in Japanese)
  • Registration and
    Abstract Submission

    • On-line registration and payment will be available from the site (LINK)
    • Dead line of your abstract submission: 1st August.
    • Dead line of early registration: 31st August
    • Category Registration fee
      before 31st August From 1st September
      Regular member
      (JSME, TSME or MSK member)
      9,000 JPY 11,000 JPY
      Student member
      (JSME, TSME or MSK member)
      4,000 JPY 5,000 JPY
      non member
      11,000 JPY 13,000 JPY
      non member
      5,000 JPY 6,000 JPY
  • Banquet

    • All JSME and JTK participants are invited. Please pay the fee on-line in your registration process.
    • Date and Time: Oct 19, 18:30-20:30
    • Site: Hotel Maraud Tsukuba
    • Fee:
    • Category before 31st August From 1st September
      Regular participant 6,000 JPY 7,000 JPY
      Student participant
      (JSME, TSME or MSK member)
      5,000 JPY 6,000 JPY
  • Other social events

    • * Welcome Reception

      Date: Oct 17 (Open to all principal investigators; details to be announced)

    • * Young Scientist Welcome Party

      Date: Oct 17 (Students and post-docs; details to be announced)

  • Accommodation

    • We block 20 rooms each of the following two hotels for JTK symposium participants. These hotels are closely located to the venue (10 min walk). Please contact to the meeting office
    • (kandoku.ohta@gmail.com) for booking.
    • You can also find other hotels in the website of the Tsuchiura City Tourist Association
    • (http://www.tsuchiura-kankou.jp/en/index.html).
    • Hotel Marroad Tsukuba (http://www.marroad.jp/tsukuba/)
    • Room rate: 5800-6300 JPY (a single- or a twin-bedded room per night including breakfast)
    • Bell’s Inn Tsuchiura (http://www.bells-inn.jp)
    • Room rate: 6200 JPY (a single-bedded room per night including breakfast)