IUMS 2011 SapporoIUMS 2011 Sapporo
Outreach Program for Members of the Public

Supported by
METI -Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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The 30th World Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science

Public Symposium Open Forum
Public Exhibition On-site Visit Lectures

IUMS is the acronym for the International Union of Microbiological Societies, which is a unique federation of global academic societies and associations engaged in the field of microbiology. The scope of the IUMS covers an incredibly broad range, including viruses, fungi (mold, yeast etc.), bacteriology and applied microbiology.
The IUMS Congresses are being held in Japan (and in Asia) for the first time in 21 years, and it will be the first time for the event to be held in Sapporo.
Utilizing the opportunity provided by the IUMS Congresses we will be holding a number of public events (symposium, exhibition, lectures, etc.) free of charge, as a means of conveying to the members of the public Japan's wide-ranging contribution to all areas of microbiology and the current status of research and activities.
Public Symposium
9 September 16:30-19:15, Room A
[Jokichi Takamine-Shibasaburo Kitasato Symposium]
Transformative Moments in the History of Microbiology: The Contributions of Takamine and Kitasato
Simultaneous interpretation provided
This symposium (Plenary Lecture 10) is designed to honor the two great Japanese scientists who are among the most important pioneers in microbiology and microbial technology, Dr. Jokichi Takamine, the father of modern biotechnology and Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato, the founder and pioneer of medical microbiology.
Speakers: Joan W Bennett
Yutaka Yamamoto
Tomio Taki
Jörg Hacker
Takayuki Mori

Public Exhibition
6-11 September (except on 10 afternoon) 9:30-16:30, Conference Hall
Exhibits relating to Dr. Jokichi Takamine (From DAIICHI SANKYO CO., LTD., NPO Dr. Jokichi Takamine Research Foundation, etc.)
Exhibits relating to Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato (From Kitasato University, The Kitasato Institute, and Mr. Ichiro Kitasato)

Open Forum
11 September 10:00-16:00, Room D
"The Unlimited World of Microbes"
Japanese interpretation provided
It is the very good opportunity for the general public to learn about science and technology. Although microbiology deals with very minute organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eyes, these minute microbes have huge power over our everyday life.
Opening Remarks
Seigo Hirowatari
"Contributions of Microbial Biotechnology to Human Welfare"
Arnold Demain
"Exploring Terra Incognita, the New Microbial World"
Teruhiko Beppu
"How to Control Avian and Pandemic Influenza"
Hiroshi Kida
"Climate, Oceans, Infectious Diseases, and Human Health"
Rita Colwell
"Bioterrorism: What is it?"
Shigeru Morikawa
"Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases - Can We Control?"
Takeshi Kurata
"Interactions between Crops and Plant Pathogens"
Ichiro Uyeda
Closing Remarks
Sumio Shinoda

On-site Visit Lectures
6, 7 and 15 September
On-site visit lectures will be implemented for elementary, junior high and high schools in Sapporo and Muroran cities.
Hokkaido is often referred to as a "bio-islan" thanks to the robust bioscience-related social and economic infrastructure that is located there. Microbiology holds a tremendously important position in the field of bioscience and it is for this reason that the on-site visit lectures will seek to inform the younger generation about the great contribution being made by microbiology to the agriculture and livestock, fisheries and food industries. The lecturers are include famous scholars from Japan and overseas.
The on-site visit lectures will not only tour a number of elementary and junior high schools within the Sapporo city limits, but will also be held in high schools outside Sapporo.
For elementary school students
"Travels of Bob: the soil bacterium"
by Cindy Nakatsu
For junior high school students
"Jokichi Takamine: Japanese Father of American Biotechnology"
by Joan Bennett
For high school students
"Old and New Viruses: a challenge for medicine"
by Heinz Zeichhardt

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