3rd International BMS Symposium 2023 in Kyoto

October 6 and 7, 2023
The Division of Biological Mass Spectrometry (BMS), The Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan.
Main Hall, Shimadzu Corporation Headquarters
1, Kuwabaracho, Nishinokyo, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8511, Japan
The nearest station: Nishioji-Oike, Subway Tozai Line
The BMS division plans to hold an international academic symposium to open up the future of life science with mass spectrometry (MS), inviting prominent researchers from abroad and young MS researchers who will lead the next generation in Japan. The symposium will focus on academic topics in advanced MS researches to elucidate biological and life phenomena, with English as the main language.
Keynote Lecture:
Prof. Shang-Te Danny Hsu (Academia SINICA, Taiwan)
“Functional annotation of GlycoSHIELD for highly glycosylated proteins“
Structural Biology
Functional dynamics and glycan domains of coronavirus spike proteins
Prof. Hyun Joo An (Chungnam National University, Korea)
“Glycotechnology Empowered by LC-MS/MS at the Crossroads of Xenotransfusion”
Prof. Kevin Downard (Prince of Wales Clinical Research Sciences, Australia)
“25 Years Responding to Respiratory and Other Viruses with Mass Spectrometry”
Dr. Koichi Tanaka (Shimadzu, Corporation, Japan)
“Innovation from Analytical and Medical Technologies”
Innovation from Analytical and Medical Technologies
Invited Speakers:
Prof. Susumu Uchiyama (Osaka University, Japan)
“Orthogonal methods for size distribution analysis of adeno-associated virus vector for gene therapy”
Protein Engineering
Prof. Nobuyuki Okahashi (Osaka University, Japan)
“Untargeted analysis of microbial metabolites using mass spectrometry”
Untargeted lipidomics, Microbiome
Prof. Kosuke Ogata (Kyoto University, Japan)
“Ultrahigh throughput proteomics with high-speed and high-sensitivity LC/MS/MS system”
Proteomics, Ultrafast LC/MS
Prof. Eisuke Kanao (Kyoto University, Japan)
“Development of Spongy-like Polymer for Isolation, Subclassification, and Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles”
Exosomes, Subclassification
Prof. Hiroshi Tsugawa (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
“Multimodal mass spectrometry-based metabolomics environment in MS-DIAL 5”
Metabolic omics, Informatics
Prof. Kohta Nakatani (Kyushu University, Japan)
“Wide-scope targeted analysis of bioactive lipids by LC/MS/MS”
Sterols, Polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolites
Prof. Hiroshi Nakayama (RIKEN, Japan)
“Characterization of mRNA therapeutics by liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry”
Characterization of modified long-stranded RNAs such as mRNA
Dr. Masaru Nishiguchi (Shimadzu Corporation, Japan)
“High-resolution multi-turn time-of-flight mass spectrometer for biopharmaceutical analysis”
New technology development, Simulation
Prof. Sastia Prama Putri (Osaka University, Japan)
“Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics for improvement of food quality”
Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, Quality improvement
Time schedule (PDF 81KB)
Poster presentation, Technical report (PDF 161KB)
Registration fee:
Symposium: Free for MSSJ members, students and researchers from outside of Japan, 2,000 yen for domestic non-members.
Now registration is open. Please visit our web-site.
Mixer: 1,000 yen
Pre-registration is required.
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Registration deadline date: September 29, 2023 The deadline has passed.
Information for Participants
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Call for Poster Presentations:
The BMS Symposium will include poster presentations to provide an opportunity for active discussion among participants. We look forward to receiving your poster presentation submissions.
The symposium prize will be awarded to a young researcher from among the poster presentations.
If you wish to present a poster, please submit your abstract with your registration from the registration site. You can revise or replace your abstract until the deadline.
Manuscript file (A4 - 1 sheet) for abstracts of lectures and poster presentations: Template
Application deadline date: August 31, 2023 The deadline has passed.

Announced of the results of the judging of Symposium Award・Travel Award

Symposium Award for Young Researchers:
Symposium awards will be given to young researchers to encourage their research.
We will select a few winners from the poster presentations.
We look forward to your participation.
The winners will be asked to submit the article to the journal "Mass Spectrometry," an English-language journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan.
Travel Award for Young Researchers from Abroad:
Travel Awards will be offered to support young researchers (students and postdoctoral fellows) for poster presentation from outside of Japan. When you register for the symposium, please choose to apply for the travel award. Selection will be based on submitted poster abstracts. We hope to contact the applicants in September.
The winners will be asked to submit the article to the journal "Mass Spectrometry," an English-language journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan.
Symposium sponsors:
We would like to thank the following companies for their support of the 3rd International BMS Symposium 2023 in Kyoto.
Agilent Technologies Japan, Ltd.
Beckman Coulter K.K.
Bruker Japan K.K.
ChromaNik Technologies Inc.
CIL/Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation
Matrix Science K.K.
Nihon Waters K.K.
Thermo Fisher Scientific K.K.
Susumu Uchiyama (Osaka University)
Organizing Committee Members:
Yuki Yamaguchi (Osaka University), Kazumi Saikusa (AIST), Naoyuki Sugiyama (Kyoto University), Shang-Te Danny Hsu (National Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Fumio Matsuda (Osaka University), Shizuyo Horiyama (Assistant Treasurer, Mukogawa Women's University), Rika Miyake (Treasurer, Osaka University), Tohru Yamagaki (Secretariat, Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences)
The organizing committee of 3rd International BMS Symposium 2023 in Kyoto
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