14th International Conference on Protein Phosphatases


Dec 10-12, 2020

Venue(for real-style attendee)
Sysmex Hall and Shinryoku Hall, Kobe University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Organized by
Japanese Association for Protein Phosphatase Research
Cell Signaling and Medical Innovation Center (CSMI), Kobe University

Akira Suzuki , Takashi Matozaki

Organizing Committee
Akira Suzuki (Professor, Kobe Univ, Grad. School of Medicine)
Takashi Matozaki (Professor, Kobe Univ, Grad. School of Medicine)
Hiroshi Shima (President, Miyagi Cancer Center)
Hitoshi Nakagama (President, National Cancer Center Japan)
Masaharu Noda (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Masanori Hatakeyama (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Tomohiko Maehama (Associate Prof., Kobe Univ, Grad. School of Medicine)

Invited Speakers
Mathieu Bollen (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Nunzio Bottini (University of California San Diego, USA)
Gen-Sheng Feng (University of California San Diego, USA)
Tzu-Ching Meng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Benjamin G. Neel (NYU School of Medicine, USA)
Rosalie Sears (Oregon Health & Science University, USA)
Yotis A. Senis (Inserm UMR-S1255, France)
Tse-Hua Tan (National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan)
Tony Tiganis (Monash University, Australia)
Nicholas Tonks (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)
Michel Tremblay (McGill University, Canada)
David Marc Virshup (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)
Jukka Westermarck (University of Turku, Finland)
Hiroaki Suga (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Takehiko Sasaki (Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ, Japan)

   In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we will schedule to do the phosphatase meeting on December 10 & 11, 2020 by mixture of virtual and real-style.The speakers or attendees from abroad can join the meeting by virtually, and those from Japan can join either by virtually or real-style.
   The phosphorylation status of proteins is regulated by the balance of kinase and phosphatase activities. The causes of abnormal phosphorylation have mainly been focused on kinases, and many kinase inhibitors have been applied as a molecular targeted therapy. Recently, diverse molecular mechanisms which regulate phosphatase activities have also been identified, and their dysfunctions are reported to be related to various diseases.
   The principal aim of the meeting is to gather the leaders of various fields and provide the ongoing cutting-edge science to young investigators and students; to advance understanding of the biochemical mechanisms and fundamental principles of phosphorylation events; and to develop the new joint research projects; and to generate the innovative therapies to target phosphatases in human disease, finally.
   For attendees especially from North America or Europe, the time difference may be a problem, but please join in the conference to learn the latest developments and interact with our speakers.
   Young fellows or students (Age under 40) might participate in the meeting with a short talk or poster presentation. in the virtual style, and have chance to receive the young investigator’s award. Therefore, please advise to your young investigators to send Abstracts.
   Abstract format is described below.
   It is regrettable that we cannot invite foreigners to Kobe this time, but we look forward to your participation at virtual style conference this year on December 10 & 11, 2020
                                                                                                             Akira Suzuki
                                                                                                      Takashi Matozaki

Abstract Deadline
Oct 7, 2020

Preparation of Abstracts
Please generate Abstract (Word file) using this TEMPLATE FILE , and send the abstract Word file to the workshop secretariat via e-mail under the subject "Abstract Submission".
Submission will be completed when you receive the confirmation e-mail from us.
If you don't receive any reply within 2 weeks, please notify us.


Please send the REGISTRATION FORM  to  mikis@med.kobe-u.ac.jp till Oct 7, 2020

Will be shown till Oct 31, 2020

Registration fee
* Japanese participants for real-style : JPY 5,000
* Japanese participants for virtual style : JPY 3,000
* Foreign participants for virtual style : Free
*All Students : Free

Transportation or Booking hotel to Japanese attendee: Click here 

The Uehara Memorial Foundation
The Naito Foundation
Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation
Official Travel Guide of Kobe
Kobe Convention Bureau
Mochida Memorial Foundation for Medical and Pharmaceutical Research
Life Science Foundation of JAPAN