The 15th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Molecular Science

President's message

The Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Molecular Science is the most important activity of our society, where researchers, educators and intellectuals over 1,400 as well as 20 supporting companies who engage in various scientific fields involving molecules gather together. Every year the local organizing committee at each meeting venue has taken up the active challenge of organizing a stimulating meeting. Quite regretfully, the 14th Annual Meeting last year had to be canceled because of the spread of COVID-19. This year, the Annual Meeting will be held with great care for health and safety of attendees, owing to the much effort by the local committee contributed from Hokkaido University and Muroran Institute of Technology. In recent years, more than 1,000 individuals, consisting of both society members and non-members, participate the annual meeting to present the latest research results and to have active discussion. At the exhibition booth area, participants can access to information about the latest technology related to molecular science, provided by the sponsors and other companies. A large number of young researchers and students who work on molecular science participate this meeting, and therefore this meeting also provides an important forum for fostering young researchers and developing human resources.

Molecular science is a discipline that pursues deep understanding of the structure, property and reactivity of molecules. From molecules floating amid the stars in the universe to those integral for life on earth, molecular science unravels every possible phenomenon involving molecules, and contributes even to creation of new molecules, materials and systems with functionalities so far unexplored. It is a key discipline that crosses boundaries between various academic fields of natural science, and our everyday life has deep roots in it. We would like to welcome you to join us at the 15th Annual meeting in 2021, where you will get firsthand knowledge of the forefront of molecular science.

February 2021
President of the Japan Society for Molecular Science
Yasuhiro Ohshima