The 16th International Symposium on Molecular and Neural Mechanisms of Taste and Olfactory Perception
ISMNTOP2017: in conjunction with
YR Umami Forum 201
7, AISCRIB 201


 Date: November 3-4, 2017
Venue: Station I & II, Collaborative Research Center, Kyushu University
             3-1-1, Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan

 Invited speakers
Dr. Robert F. Margolskee (Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA)
 Dr. Sue C. Kinnamon (University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA)
 Dr. Thomas E. Finger (University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA)
 Dr. Yuki Oka (California Institute of Technology, USA)
 Dr. Yuichi Iino (The University of Tokyo, JAPAN)
 Dr. Makoto Tominaga (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, JAPAN)

Hosted by
    Kyushu University, Research and Development Center for Taste and Odor Sensing  

  The organizers of the ISMNTOP extend special thanks and appreciation to the following organizations and companies for their generous support of the meeting.
    ・Japanese Association for the Study of Taste and Smell (日本味と匂学会)
    ・Umami Manufacturer's Association of Japan (日本うま味調味料協会)
    ・Ajinomoto Co., Inc.(味の素株式会社)
    ・Suntory Beverage & Food Limited(サントリー食品インターナショナル)

     Yuzo Ninomiya (Research and Development Center for Taste and Odor Sensing, Kyushu University, Japan)

 Organizing committee:
     Yuzo Ninomiya (Kyushu University, Japan)
     Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University, Japan)
     Masahiro Yamaguchi (Kochi University, Japan)
     Takeshi Imai (Kyushu University, Japan)
     Takeshi Kimura (Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Japan)
     Noriatsu Shigemura (Kyushu University, Japan)
     Keiko Yasumatsu (Kyushu University, Japan)
     Ryusuke Yoshida (Kyushu University, Japan)

  Contact: Ryusuke Yoshida (E-mail: