Greeting from the President
It has been over 10 years since the establishment of the Japan Society for Molecular Science (JSMS) in 2006. JSMS is now firmly established as an academic society thanks to the efforts of all its members. We believe that the good tradition of molecular science has been inherited by, and will be further developed within, this society to create the next generations of molecular scientists.
The most important activity of JSMS is our Annual Meeting. In this platform for our community over 1000 attendees participate, presenting their latest findings and exchanging information. This Meeting plays an important role in educating young scientists and graduate students through active and rigorous discussions. In addition, JSMS supports young researchers' activity, publishes electronic journals, and presents awards to senior and young researchers. Molecular Science E-mail News is used for sharing information among our members.
Internationalization of JSMS is progressing. Since science has no borders, internationalization is a natural and desired direction. Indeed, the number of non-Japanese participants in the Annual Meeting is increasing, and we initiated an international session at the Annual Meeting this year. We also continue to organize the Asian International Symposium with the Chemical Society of Japan.
Based on these ideas, we have made the following five policies for the seventh term:
· Aim for sustainable development with a free and vigorous scientific atmosphere based on the strong tradition of Molecular Science.
Apart from fields such as elementary particle physics and nuclear physics, we can say that all fields of natural science are “science based on molecules”. In this sense, molecular science is of growing importance because it seeks to unravel molecular behaviors and mechanisms from first principles.
We appreciate your continued participation in this shared endeavor through the Society and your continued support for our activities.
September 1, 2018
Board Members (2018-)