The 33rd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR2023)
June 9, 2022
The 33rd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR2023) will be held on June 5-9, 2023 in Chiba, Japan. ICAR is an annual conference rotating among North America, Asia-Oceania and Europe, and covers all aspects of plant biology research on Arabidopsis as well as other plant species.
Motoaki Seki and Keiko Sugimoto, Team Leaders of RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science have been appointed chairs of the organizing committee, and plan to invite many researchers from around the world for a large-scale hybrid conference (mainly on-site) in ICAR2023.
The 21st ICAR was held in Yokohama, Japan in 2010, the commemorative final year for the international Arabidopsis 2010 project. During the past decade, plant biology has moved forward tremendously thanks to new technologies, resources, and various research projects on important topics. We would like to discuss “Arabidopsis for SDGs” as a core theme of the ICAR2023. We can expect further advances in basic plant biology based on Arabidopsis research and its application to crops and trees for solving global problems such as food, energy, health, and environmental crisis in the next decade.
Information about ICAR2023 will be announced on the website (https://icar2023.org/). We hope that many people will participate at ICAR2023, and this will be an opportunity for further development of plant science research in Japan.
- Dates: Monday, 5 June - Friday, 9 June 2023
- Venue: International Conference Hall. Makuhari Messe, Chiba, JAPAN （2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-8550 Japan）
- Theme: Arabidopsis for SDGs
- Organizer: ICAR2023 Organizing Committee
- Chairs: Motoaki Seki (Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science)
Tetsuya Higashiyama (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Keiko Sugimoto (Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science)
- ICAR Outline:
ICAR is a cutting-edge plant science research conference on Arabidopsis thaliana. Presentations will be made on the results of Arabidopsis research as basic research as well as on new approaches to research bridging to crops and trees. The conference is expected to make a significant contribution not only to agriculture, industry, and medicine, but also to long-term research on solving global warming caused by increasing carbon dioxide emissions.