Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO

Taiwan-Japan Joint Symposium on Plant Virus Diseases~ Tackling to new threats on agriculture ~


In line with the visit of leading plant virus researchers from Taiwan, a joint international symposium on plant virus diseases will be held to introduce the latest research results on plant virus diseases and its control in Japan and Taiwan. This symposium will be a venue to deepen academic exchanges between the two countries. The symposium will be open to the public and the presentation will be in English.

Date & Time

July 3, 2018 (Tue)


Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center
2-1-9, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8601
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Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO (CARC)


13:00 Opening Address
Current study of emerging viruses and its vectors
(Chair: Jun OHNISHI)
13:10-13:40 Occurrence of tospovirus diseases in Japan
Okuda, Mitsuru (Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO)
13:40-14:10 Current studies of tospoviruses and criniviruses in Taiwan
Tsung-Chi CHEN (Department of Biotechnology, Asia University)


Emerging virus diseases of lisianthus and crucifers in Taiwan
Yuh-Kun CHEN (Department of Plant Pathology, National Chung Hsing University)
14:40-15:00 ~BREAK~
Topics on molecular analysis of plant-virus interaction
(Chair: Masayuki ISIKAWA)
15:00-15:30 Studies on the coevolutionary arms race between Tomato mosaic virus and the resistance gene Tm-1
Kazuhiro ISHIBASHI (Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO)
15:30-16:00 A single amino acid substitution in the movement protein enables mechanical transmissibility of a geminivirus
Fuh-Jyh JAN (Department of Plant Pathology, National Chung Hsing University)
Development of new countermeasures against virus diseases
(Chair: Mitsuru OKUDA)
16:00-16:30 Development of attenuated plant viruses for viral disease control
Yasuhiro TOMITAKA (Kyushu Okinawa Agriculture Research Center, NARO)
16:30-17:00 An epidemic model of plant virus mediated by a migratory planthopper
Keiichiro MATSUKURA (Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO)
17:00Closing Remarks


There is NO registration fee. All are welcome.

Contact address

Mitsuru OKUDA, PhD
Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO
E-mail: mokuda@affrc.go.jp TEL: +81-29-838-8885

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