Our Aim

Recently people in the world are getting a new understanding of the importance of infectious immunity, and are expecting the further progress in this area. A major mission of this forum is to provide a common plat form for sharing and exchanging new results and ideas among basic and clinical scientists working in microbiology and immunology. In the symposiums, leading scientists in the areas of bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, and virology from abroad and Japan present the cutting-edge of the recent results and freely discuss in the relaxed environment of the Awaji Island. In the training course, the forum provides young scientists in the fields of infection and immunity with the opportunity to learn the basics as well as the recent progress in bacteriology, immunology, parasitology and virology.

Organizing Committee

Osaka University

  • Yasuhiko Horiguchi
  • Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Hitoshi Kikutani
  • Yoshiharu Matsuura
  • Tatsuo Shioda
  • Tetsuya Iida
  • Hisashi Arase
  • Ryo Iwamoto (Secretariat)

The University of Tokyo

  • Yasushi Kawaguchi
  • Yoshihiro Kawaoka
  • Hiroshi Kiyono
  • Tetsuro Matano
  • Kensuke Miyake

Kyoto University

  • Yoshio Koyanagi

Hokkaido University

  • Hiroshi Kida

Nagasaki University

  • Kaneko Osamu
  • Kenji Hirayama

The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University

  • Yasuyuki Gomi
Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center

Information about the forum venue is on the following linked website;