Chemistry and Plant Biology Symposium focuses the scientific boundaries between chemistry and plant biology, especially, researches on plant biology and biotechnology using chemistry and/or chemical methodology. The chemistry- and plant biology-related multidisciplinary research has recently been attractive and hot topics with involving various scientific communities. This might be because plant science has a great potential to contribute to “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
The symposium was planned in March 2020, however, was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2022, we will reorganize it as a virtual symposium. The current symposium is supported by Kyoto University and Japan Science and Technology (JST). The poster session and some parts of the symposium are also supported by journals of American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry.
JST Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Numata Organellar Reaction Cluster Project started in 2016 and developed several methods of peptide-based carrier for delivery into plant cells based on the knowledges of the polymer chemistry, organic chemistry and polymer physics as well as the plant biology. For further improvement, we need to seek out opportunities to share knowledges beyond the boundaries between chemistry and plant biology. The aim of this symposium is to bridge the gap between chemists and plant biologists and to create international research community in a broad range of fields. I hope that the findings and connections in this symposium will contribute to innovative insights to plant biology, chemistry and overall sciences.

Invited Speakers
  • Prof. Markita Landry (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Prof. Gregor Anderluh (National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia)
  • Prof. Daniel J. Cosgrove (Penn State University)
  • Prof. Taku Demura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Prof. Shin-ichi Arimura (The University of Tokyo)
  • Prof. Kazuki Saito (RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science)
General Information
  1. Date and Time
    March 15, 2022, 9:00 – 16:50 (Zoom virtual symposium)
  2. Chair
    Keiji Numata
    Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
    JST ERATO Numata Organellar Reaction Cluster Project
    Team Leader
    Biomacromolecules Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

"Chemistry and Plant Biology" Secretariat