It is with great pleasure that we announce and invite you to the 17th Protein Island Matsuyama International Symposium (PIM2019), to be held on the 11th of September 2019 in Matsuyama, Ehime Japan.
PIM2019 is organized by Ehime University in conjunction with Ehime Prefecture, the City of Matsuyama, the Matsuyama Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as Ehime Association of Corporate Executives. PIM symposia began in 2003 with a goal of disseminating the 21st Century cell-free protein synthesis innovative knowledge and technology to the world. The first five years, symposia focused on establishment of a firm basis for cell-free protein synthesis. The subsequent years greatly emphasized on application of the accumulated protein synthesis knowledge and technology in different research fields, more so, on membrane proteins.
In 2013, Ehime University Proteo-Science center (PROS) was established with an objective of understanding life through the use of innovative wheat germ cell-free protein synthesis technology. PROS aims at creating a new research area, “Proteo-Science” to conduct cutting-edge research at molecular, cellular and individual levels and develop novel diagnostics and treatments in the management of intractable diseases.
This year, PIM2019 will with great honor host leading scientists and guest speakers on the current status of cutting-edge research in the molecular understanding of diseases. We look forward to having you join us and enjoy wonderful and memorable experiences in Matsuyama.
Takafumi Tsuboi, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Proteo-Science Center, Ehime University
Chairman, PIM Organizing Committee
Development of novel serum peptide biomarkers – Toward clinical application –
Methods for identification and sequence analysis of intact proteins on a chromatographic time-scale by 21 tesla FT-ICR MS.
Cancer immunotherapy and immune metabolism
Broadening the applicability of adoptive T cell therapy
Broadening the applicability of adoptive T cell therapy
Development of Evidence-Based Therapy Against Chronic Infections and Cancers via Bridging of Science of Developed and Developing Countries: A Legacy of Three Decades
Development Of A New Drug For Chronic Hepatitis B Via Phase I/II/and III Clinical Trials at Bangladesh: Role of South-South Collaboration
Malaria transmission-blocking vaccines ~ ultimate tool for eradication? ~
Immune profiling of experimentally induced immunity to malaria
Dr. Manae S. Kurokawa
St. Marianna University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Specialty: Disease Biomarker Analysis and Molecular Regulation
Title: Development of novel serum peptide biomarkers – Toward clinical application –
Dr. Lissa Anderson
Research Faculty I
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida, USA
Specialty: Intact protein mass spectrometry (top-down proteomics)
Title: Methods for identification and sequence analysis of intact proteins on a chromatographic time-scale by 21 tesla FT-ICR MS.
Dr. Kenji Chamoto
Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
Specialty: Cancer Immunology, Autoimmunity, Metabolism
Title: Cancer immunotherapy and immune metabolism
Dr. Tingxi Guo
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
Specialty: Cancer immunology
Title: Broadening the applicability of adoptive T cell therapy
Dr. Akbar Sheikh Mohammad Fazle
Senior Assistant Professor
Division of Pathology, Proteo-Science Center, Ehime University, Japan
Specialty: Gastroenterology and hepatology, Immunology, Epidemiology
Title: Development of Evidence-Based Therapy Against Chronic Infections and Cancers via Bridging of Science of Developed and Developing Countries: A Legacy of Three Decades
Dr. Mamun Al Mahtab
Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Specialty: Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Title: Development Of A New Drug For Chronic Hepatitis B Via Phase I/II/and III Clinical Trials at Bangladesh: Role of South-South Collaboration
Dr. Kazutoyo Miura
Growth Inhibition Assay and Standard Membrane Feeding Assay Reference Center, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, USA
Specialty: Malaria, vaccine development, assay validation
Title: Malaria transmission-blocking vaccines ~ ultimate tool for eradication? ~
Dr. Benjamin Mordmüller
Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany
Specialty: Tropical medicine, vaccinology
Title: Immune profiling of experimentally induced immunity to malaria
Young Researchers' Meeting
We are pleased to announce that the annual Young Researchers’ Meeting will be held on September 10, 2019 in Matsuyama, Ehime. The aim of the meeting is to discuss cutting-edge research as well as facilitate communication among young researchers. We hope that many young researchers will be joining us.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 pm -6:30 pm (tentative)
Nanka Memorial Hall
1F, Common Lecture building B
(Johoku Campus, Ehime University)
Students, Researchers, Postdocs and young faculty members (No age limit)
You may register for presentation either orally or by poster.
Oral session: 12minutes presentation and 8 minutes for discussion
* Duration of presentations may change depending on the number of presenters
(A Poster session will also be available during the PIM symposium on September 11th)
From July 1, 2019 to August 19, 2019
Visit PIM symposium website for registration
Free (except the social gathering)
Venue: To be determined
Please check the updated schedule here. (PDF)
Update 2019/8/27 （PDF)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
1:35 pm – 2:45 pm
9:00 am – 6:15 pm
Set-up: Between 9:00 am – 9:30 am
If you also present at the poster session of Young Researchers’ Meeting on the 10th, you need to set up your poster on the day （1:00 pm – 2:00 pm）
Taken-down: 6:15 pm – 6:30 pm
1st Floor, Common Lecture Building B, Ehime University
Researchers and University Students
About 25 presenters
Monday, July 1, 2019 – Monday, August 19, 2019
[Deadline for abstract]
Monday, August 19, 2019 by 5:00pm
Johoku Campus, Ehime University
3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8577, JAPAN
- Symposium : Nanka Memorial Hall
- Poster Session, Yang Researchers’ Meeting : 1F, Common Lecture Building B
- Banquet : haco (Restaurant at Ehime University)
The online registration system will be open until August 19, 2019.
If you are interested in conducting a poster presentation, your registration and abstract submission should definitely be completed by the date above.
Admission is FREE. Just register your participation in advance.
A social gathering for the symposium will be held, and the fee is 4,000 JPY for general public and 3,000 JPY for student.
Another gathering will be held, which is for Young Researchers’ Meeting, on August 10, one day before the symposium. The fee is 5,000 JPY for each.