15:30-15:55 Opening Ceremony 15:55-17:30 Plenary Session
Plenary chair: Hisayo Yamane (Kyoto University)
Yoshinori Kanayama, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Laboratory of Horticultural Science, Tohoku University
Research and technology in the history of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science
Dr.Yoshinori Kanayama is a professor in horticultural science in Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. His research interests are in the production and quality improvement of horticultural crops including vegetables, fruits, and cut flowers. Research content is to analyze the functions of enzymes and genes related to carbohydrates and functional components that are important for quality, and to search for suitable cultivation environment conditions for the growth of crops. Currently, he studies the effects of light quality on cut flower flowering and tomato fruit metabolism. He also studies the physiological mechanisms of tomato blossom-end rot and apple juvenility. He is the former president of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science.
Changhoo Chun, Ph. D., Head & Professor, Department of Plant Science Chair, Diversity Council Seoul National University
Horticultural Industry in Korea- Trends and Challenges
Dr. Changhoo Chun is a professor at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources at Seoul National University. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Control Engineering from The University of Tokyo and had three years of research experience at the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training at Purdue University. Prior to joining Seoul National University, he taught and conducted research at Chiba University for seven years. His research interests are focused on plant physiology, environmental control, and smart farming.
Xiu-xin Deng, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Review and prospect of horticultural development in China in the past 40 years
Prof. & Dr. Xiu-xin Deng is professor in College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. He has mainly been engaged in citrus germplasm discovery, innovation and utilization for genetic improvement and genomic research. His recent work includes the exploitation of wild citrus as the model plant for citrus genetics and functional genomics, and the molecular regulation of important traits such as fruit color, polyembryony, and etc. He serves as vice president of Chinese Academy of Engineering, president of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, and chief scientist of National Technology System for Citrus Industry.