Welcome to the 17th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas

June 26 - July 1, 2016, Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan


Next meeting is organized by Arthur Grossman (Carnegie Institute, USA) and Stephen King (University of Connecticut Health Center, USA) to be held on June 2018.


The conference will begin on Sunday evening, June 26 with Keynote Addresses by Dr. Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont (Univ. of Geneva) and George Witman (Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School) after conference dinner (17:00-, included by the registration fee), and end on Friday, July 1. Invited lectures will be given by Dr. Arthur Grossman (Carnegie Institution for Science) and Dr. Kevin Redding (Arizona State Univ.) .This meeting brings together investigators and students from different fields, disciplines and geographic locations to discuss new approaches to major scientific problems. Do not miss this meeting where you can build relationships that are key to future collaborations. The sessions will be organized to maximize opportunities for interdisciplinary group discussion and will be complemented by poster sessions for detailed presentation of experimental work. Oral presentations will be selected on the basis of their contributions to the session topics and preference will be given to young researchers, for whom we believe this experience will be of special career significance. This conference covers research topics related with the following categories:
- Flagella assembly, structure, transport, motility, Basal bodies, Transition zones
- Photosynthesis, Photosystems, Carbon acquisition
- Light perception and responses, Chloroplast, Mitochondria, Golgi
- Stress sensing, Acclimation, Cell signaling
- Sexual reproduction, Circadian rhythm, Cell cycle, Development
- Algal biotechnology, Biofuel, Metabolism
- Emerging technology, Genome editing
- Evolution, Chlamydomonadales / Volvocales
- Omics and System biology.


  • Detailed schedule was updated. Abstracts are now available for only registered persons. Download from here (ID and password have been sent to all participants via e-mail).
  • If you want to pay through a bank transfer, please contact to Conference official agency, CS Center, from here.
  • Although we closed abstract submission for oral presentation, we can still accept limited numbers of poster abstracts until May 24th, 2016. All submitted abstracts will be visible only to the registered persons on this website soon.
  • We welcome presentations not only on the green alga, Chlamydomonas, but also other microalgae such as Chlorella, Euglena, diatom, red algae, and so on from the evolutionary or industrially applied aspects.
  • A satellite meeting on photosynthesis will be held at Kyoto University from July 1-2. Please contact Prof. Yuichiro Takahashi (taka[at]cc.okayama-u.ac.jp) for detail.
  • 2016 Important Dates (The schedule has changed)

    Detailed schedule was updated and abstracts are now available for only registered persons. Download from here (ID and password have been sent to all participants via e-mail).
    Conference Registration and Abstract Submission Open
    (Accommodation Registration is NOT included)
    February 15
    Accommodation Registration Open March 15
    Abstract Submission for oral presentation Close May 1
    Abstract Submission for poster presentation Close May 24
    Oral/Poster Assignments Online May 31
    Early Conference Registration Close May 31
    Regular Conference Registration
    & Accommodation Registration Close
    June 9


    Hideya Fukuzawa, Kyoto University
    Yuichiro Takahashi, Okayama University
    Jun Minagawa, National Institute for Basic Biology

    International committee members

    Ralph Bock, MPI-MP, Potsdam, Germany
    Susan K. Dutcher, Washington Univ. St. Louis, USA
    Arthur R. Grossman, Carnegie Inst. Sci., USA
    Masafumi Hirono, Hosei Univ., Japan
    Paul A. Lefebvre, Univ. Minesota, Saint Paul, USA
    Sabeeha Merchant, UCLA, USA
    Maria Mittag, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena, Germany
    Saul Purton, Univ. College London, UK
    Lynne Quarmby, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
    Olivier Vallon, CNRS-UPMC, France
    Francis-André Wollman, CNRS-UPMC, France


    Contact mail address (chlamy2016[at]gmail.com) is available. Please replace [at] to @.