JAACT2018 Tsukuba
The 31st Annual and International Meeting of the Japanese Association for Animal Cell Technology

General Information


Dates: November 5 (Mon) – 8 (Thu), 2018
Venue: Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba)


Please click and visit the Congress Center website below.

Official Language


About Tsukuba

Tsukuba City is located approx. 50 km from Tokyo, only 45 min. by Tsukuba Express line (express railway) and 60 min. by car. The topography is rather flat covered with rich nature, such as Mt. Tsukuba at the north which is familiar to many people, and Lake Kasumigaura at the east which is the second largest lake in Japan.
The city is now the largest science technology accumulation site among the country, where more than 300 public and private institutions and enterprises are located.
For more information, please visit the following links.

Tsukuba Convention & Tourism Bureau


Tsukuba city is cool at the time of scheduled Conference. Accordingly, a light jacket would be appropriate. The average temperature in November is around 10°C. (high 16℃ / low 5℃)


Informal for all occasions

Power Supply:

100V is the standard power supply throughout Japan with a frequency of 50Hz in the Tsukuba area. Plugs are the Japanese two-pin variety.

JAACT2018 Tsukuba Organizing Committee

Meeting Chairperson

Hiroko Isoda (Tsukuba University)

Meeting Vice-Chairperson

Takeshi Omasa (Osaka University)


Yusaku Miyamae (Tsukuba University)
Kazunori Sasaki (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST))
Myra Villareal (Tsukuba University)

Yasunori Chiba (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST))
Yoshinori Katakura (Kyushu University)
Koichiro Miyamoto (Tohoku University)
Mari Maeda-Yamamoto (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization(NARO))
Masaya Nagao (Kyoto University)
Satoshi Oguchi (Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.)
Kuwae Shinobu (Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd)
Shinya Takuma (Chugai Pharma Manufacturing Co., Ltd)