August 28(Mon) - 31(Thu), 2023. The University of Tokyo, JAPAN, Hongo / Yayoi Campus

Invited Speakers

Genetic Resources and Breeding

Kuan-Hung Robert Lin, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Morphological and Physiological Analysis of Cucurbit Species under Waterlogged Stresses

He is a professor in Department of Horticulture and Biotechnology, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan. His research field is Molecular breeding (marker-assisted selection and QTL mapping), Plant stress physiology, and Genetic engineering (transgenic technology). Currently, he studies physiological analysis of Cucurbit species under waterlogged conditions and influence of light quality on the morphological traits and flower sex expression in the squash plants. He serves as a Secretary-General in Taiwan Society for Horticultural Science (TSHS).

Biochemical and Molecular Aspect

Hideki Hirakawa, Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan

Genome Information and its Industrial Applications

He is a chief scientist in Department of Applied Genomics, Laboratory of Plant DNA Analysis of Kazusa DNA Research Institute.
His research field is bioinformatics related to genome analyses of bacterial and plant species. He have determined approximately 20 kinds of plant genome sequences. Currently he has performed genome analysis, polymorphism analysis, transcriptome analysis, functional annotation of genes for plant species, and construction of metagenome analysis pipeline for fungi, and database construction.
He serves as a Visiting Scientist in Humans in Space of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and a Visiting Professor in Graduate School of Life Sciences Tohoku University.

Plant Physiology

Wen-Wu Guo, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Metabolic Adaptation and Fruit Quality Formation of Citrus Auto- and Allo-Tetraploids

Prof. & Dr. Wen-Wu Guo is professor in Horticulture from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. His research field is citrus genetic improvement, and currently he studies on citrus germplasm enhancement by biotechnological approaches, and on molecular dissection of male sterility, fruit quality and stress tolerant traits of citrus novel germplasm produced via cell engineering. He has published over 100 relevant papers in international journals such as PNAS, Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Journal of Experimental Botany etc. He serves as co-editor-in-chief of Scientia Horticulturae.

Production System

Jung Eek Son, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Advanced Technologies for Greenhouse Crop Production and Vertical Farming

He is a professor emeritus in Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources (Horticultural Science and Biotechnology) as well as a senior researcher in Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea. His research field is “greenhouse horticulture and plant factory (vertical farm)”. Currently he studies 3D plant modelling, light use/management, and AI application. He serves as a member of Science and Technology Commission of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry, Korea; a co-convener of LightSym2024 ISHS symposium to held in Seoul, Korea; a co-chair of AGHPF(Asia Greenhouse Horticulture and Plant Factory); and editors of several international SCI journals.

Postharvest Physiology

Varit Srilaong, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Application of Micro-bubbles Technology on Maintaining Postharvest Quality of the Tropical Fresh Produce

He is an Associate Professor in Postharvest Technology Program, School of Bioresources and Technology (SBT), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand. His research field is Postharvest Technology, Biochemistry and Supply Chain Management of the tropical fresh produces. Currently he studies focused on the application of microbubbles technology and stress treatments on maintaining the quality of agricultural fresh produces. At present, he serves as a Dean of SBT, KMUTT and serves as a Vice Chair in Workgroup Postharvest in Developing Countries under the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).

Plant Protection

Suryo Wiyono, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Biological Control of Diseases of Major Vegetable Crops in Indonesia

He is a professor in plant protection at Faculty of Agriculture, IPB University, Bogor Indonesia. He got doctor degree in plant pathology and plant protection in Georg-August University, Goettingen Germany. His research fields are emerging diseases in Indonesia, and biological control of major plant diseases using various agents (yeast, endophytic fungi and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria). He also actively involves in disseminating plant protection technology into farmers community in Indonesia by cooperation with farmers organization, NGO and governments

Genetic Modification

Professor Dr. Feishi Luan,  Horticulture and Landscape Architecture College at Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China

The genes mining and function analyzing of important quality and disease-resistant traits in watermelon and melon

Prof. & Dr. Fei-Shi Luan is professor in College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture from Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China. Her research field is watermelon and melon germplasm improvement by biotechnological approaches, genetic mapping and molecular mechanism analysis of fruit quality and development traits of watermelon and melon. She has published over 100 SCI publications in international journals such as Plant Biotechnology Journal, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, and Scientia Horticulturae etc. Her serves as the vice chairman of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, the gust associate editor of cucurbit crops special issue in Frontiers in Plant Science and Journal of Integrative Agriculture.