General Information

Invitation to the 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

You are cordially invited to the 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Plant Physiologists, JSPP, to be held on March 16-18, 2015, in Tokyo. The meeting will cover many exciting subjects in the field of plant biology.

1. Date

Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2. Venue

Tokyo University of Agriculture
(Sakuragaoka 1-1-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8502, Japan)

3. Presentations

Membership in JSPP or ASPB is a requirement for presentation. Each member may present a paper in one of the sessions during the meeting. Japanese or English may be used for the presentations and during the discussions. Registration instructions for scientists interested in attending or presenting can be found below. If you plan to become JSPP member, please see JSPP website.

3-1. Oral presentations

Oral presentations are limited to 14 minutes and 30 seconds, including the discussion time. All sessions will be held in rooms that have LCD projectors that are to be operated by the presenter or their colleagues. Chairpersons may interpret as needed during the question and answer time.

3-2. Poster presentations

Poster presentations will also be accepted. Poster presenters must be in attendance for the scheduled poster session.

4. Symposia

Fifteen symposia are scheduled. The details of the symposia will be on the website later. All symposium speakers will be selected and invited by the symposium organizers. Please note that a symposium speaker can not give an oral or poster presentation.

5. Banquet and Reception
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Place: Tokyo University of Agriculture
(Sakuragaoka 1-1-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8502, Japan)
Reservations are required for banquet participants. (See the details below.)
6. Registration for Participation and Presentations

Registration is required of all attendees. Please fill out the registration located at the web site and submit the form before February 13, 2015.

For paper presentations, please register your paper title together with abstract before December 1, 2014 at the above web site. A list of sessions is attached as a PDF file.

Anyone who wants to present a paper should register for attendance on or before December 1, 2014. Applications for presentations will not be accepted after that deadline.

  • Deadline for the registration of paper presentation: Monday, December 1, 2014, 24:00 (Japan Standard Time).
  • Deadline for attendance only: Friday, February 13, 2015, 24:00 (Japan Standard Time).

The program of the meeting will be placed on the website in January 2015.

7. Instruction for Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted online thorough the website. Please see details on the “Registration” page, and also read the page containing “Instruction of Registration and Abstract Submission”. The abstract should not exceed 1200 letters and spaces. Figures and tables should not be placed in the abstract.

8. Registration Fee
Registration fee For presenting
a paper*
On or before
December 1, 2014
For only
On or before
February 13, 2015
For only
JSPP member or
ASPB member
8,000yen 8,000yen 10,000yen
JSPP student member or
ASPB student member
5,000yen 5,000yen 6,000yen
Non-JSPP or ASPB member** 9,000yen 9,000yen 13,000yen
Banquet (regular) 5,000yen 5,000yen 6,000yen
Banquet (student) 3,000yen 3,000yen 4,000yen

* Presentation: JSPP and ASPB members only
** Non-member symposium speakers are exempt from registration fee, but banquet fee is required. Symposium abstract should be submitted on-line by December 1, 2014.

Please send all fees in Japanese yen. (Note: Members who would like to attend both the meeting and the banquet need to send 13,000 yen when the registration is made on or before February 13, 2015)

The registration fee should be sent by postal giro transfer (Postal account No. 00900-4-274535, domestic transaction only) by February 13, 2015. However, in case you are coming from overseas, please complete online registration by the deadline (on or before December 1, 2014 if you are presenting a paper, on or before February 13, 2015 if you are attending but not presenting a paper) and e-mail Organizing Committee ( With online registration and prior notification to the Organizing Committee, you may pay the fee (early-bird rate) on site. Without online registration and prior notification, early-bird rate will not be applicable.

Receipts will not be issued. Once registration forms and payment have been received, the payment will not be refunded, even if the registration is cancelled.

If you have an accompanying guest(s), please consult the Organizing Committee.

9. Transportation and Accommodations

The Organizing Committee does NOT make travel arrangements.

10. Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Takuji Sasaki, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Office: Organizing Committee, 56th Annual Meeting of JSPP
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Shimotachiuri Ogawa Higashi
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8048