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Asian Forum on Chronobiology in 2015






  September 7-9, 2015



  Conference Hall of Hokkaido University,

 North 8, West 5, Kita-Ku, Sapporo Japan





What is Asian Forum on Chronobiology

Asian Forum on Chronobiology in 2015 is aimed to assemble outstanding chronobiologists from Asian countries, and to exchange information and ideas on biological rhythm researches for future collaborations. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt for the Asian scientists in this field to get-together. Fortunately, we were able to constitute the organizing committee consisting of leading chronobiologists in Japan, China, Korea, India and Turkey. The Forum is sponsored by Hokkaido University and Aschoff/Honma Memorial Foundation with spiritual support of Japanese Society for Chronobiology. Anybody who is interested in Chronobiology is welcome to participate.


Organizing Committee

Ken-ichi Honma (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Sato Honma (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Takao Kondo (Nagoya University, Japan)

Hitoshi Okamura (Kyoto University, Japan)

Yoshitaka Fukada (Tokyo University, Japan)

Kazuhiro Yagita (Kyoto Prefecture Medical College, Japan)

Hiroki Ueda (Tokyo University, Japan)

Han Wang (Soochow University, China)

Ying Xu (Soochow University, China)

Eun Young Kim (Ajou University, Korea)

Hrudananda Mallick (All India Institute of Medical Science, India)

Murat Aksu (Acibadem University,Turkey)



Sept 7 (Mon)

8:30 Opening Address; Sato Honma (Japan)

8:30 Agendum 1: Comparative Aspects of Circadian Clock

Jinhu Guo (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Eun Young Kim (Ajou University, Korea)

Kenji Tomioka (Okayama University, Japan)

Hiroki Ueda (Tokyo University, Japan)

11:00 Key-note Lecture 1; Takao Kondo (Nagoya University, Japan)

12:00 Opening Ceremony

12:30 Lunch-on Poster

14:00 Agendum 2: Molecular Mechanism of Circadian Clock in Mammals

Yoshitaka Fukada (Tokyo University, Japan)

Kyong-Tai Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)

Hitoshi Okamura (Kyoto University, Japan)

Ying Xu (Soochow University, China)

16:30 Agendum 3: Ontogeny and Aging of Circadian Clock

Kazuhiro Yagita (Kyoto Prefecture University, Japan)

Xiaodong Li (Wuhan University, China)

Daisuke Ono (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Anita Jagota (University of Hyderabad, India)

19:30 Welcome Party (free) at Aspen Hotel


Sept 8 (Tue)

8:30 Agendum 4: Circadian Clock and Cell Networks

Zhangwu Zhao (China Agricultural University, China)

Michihiro Mieda (Kanazawa University, Japan)

Gi-Hoon Son (Korea University, Korea)

Yasufumi Shigeyoshi (Kinki University, Japan)

11:00 Key-note Lecture 2: Han Wang (Soochow University, China)

12:00 Lunch-on Poster

13:30 Agendum 5: Circadian Clock and Photic Environment

Xiaodong Xu (Hebei Normal University, China)

Tomoko Yoshikawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Vijay Kumar Sharma (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India)

Wataru Nakamura (Osaka University, Japan)

16:00 Agendum 6: Circadian Clock and Sleep-Wake Cycle

Kazuhiko Kume (Nagoya City University, Japan)

Jonhoo Choe (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)

Toshiyuki Hamada (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Zhili Huang (Fudan University, China)

19:00 Banquet at Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo


Sept 9 (Wed)

8:30 Agendum 7: Circadian Clock and Physiology

Hrudananda Mallick (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India)

Ryosuke Enoki (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Murat Aksu (Acibadem University, Turkey)

Chang Liu (Nanjing Normal University, China)

10:45 Agenda 8: Circadian Clock and Metabolism

Shinya Nishide (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Jiangfa Zhang (Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China)

Yujiro Yamanaka (Hokkaido University, Japan)

12:15 Lunch-on Forum: Current States of Chronobiology

Sato Honma (Japan), Ying Xu (China), Eun Young Kim (Korea),

Hrudananda Mallick (India), Murat Aksu (Turkey)

13:30 Excursion

19:00 Farewell Party at Aspen Hotel



Registration fee: Early 5,000 Japanese Yen through internet

Late 7,000 Japanese Yen at the Forum Desk on Sept 7

Banquet: 5,000 Japanese Yen

Excursion: 2,000 Japanese Yen


Early Registration is accepted through Internet ( from April 30 to August 31


Application to Lunch-on Poster   To poster presenters → 

Up to 30 papers are accepted for Lunch-on Poster through internet ( Applicants send us an abstract including Title, Name of Speaker, Institution, Mail and e-mail addresses, Text (less than 3,000 characters, including references, if necessarily) by July 24. Applicants should have finished registration.


Travel Grant Application

Travel-grant of 50,000 Japanese Yen is available for an accompanying scientist with a speaker from abroad up to 20 persons. Applicant should submit a Lunch-on Poster. Application form is available through Internet ( Applicants should have finished online registration. Application is accepted by July 24. The winners will be announced by July 31 and be awarded on the occasion of opening ceremony to be held on September 7.


Important Date

  • May 1: On-line Registration open

  • May 31: Requirement of an official invitation letter for Visa application

  • June 30: Dead line for abstract submission

  • July 24: Dead line of application for Lunch-on-Poster

  • July 24: Deadline of travel-grant application for accompanying scientists

  • July 31: Announcement of Travel-Grant Winners

  • August 31: Dead line of On-line Registration


Registration Form


Travel Grant ApplicationForm


Registration and Travel Application can be made by E-mail : 

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