Kansai University (Senriyama Campus)
Suita, OSAKA, JAPAN
August 27-30, 2018

What’s New

14 May, 2018
Deadline of abstract submission was postponed to May 31(Thu)
27 April, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission was postponed to May 15(Tue)
21 December, 2017
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Welcome Message

The 14th International Chitin and Chitosan Conference (14th ICCC) & 12th Asia‐Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (12th APCCS) will be held in Osaka, Japan from 27th to 30th August, 2018. 32nd Japanese Society for Chitin and Chitosan Conference (32nd JSCCC) is also jointed.

More than 200 years ago, Henri Braconnot isolated interesting substance from mushroom in 1811, and ten years later, this substance was named “chitine” by A. Odier. However, it was just 50 years ago researchers awared again the interesting properties of chitin after more than 100 years silence. It was the time that the 1st International Conference on Chitin and Chitosan (ICCC) was held in Boston, USA on April, 1977, not only basic but also applied research has made extensive progress. After the 2nd ICCC was held in Sapporo on 1982, Japan, this very successful series of international conferences is running every three years since then. The interest in chitin and chitosan among researchers in Asia was coming up around 1990s. As a result, 1st Asia-Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium was held at Bangi, Malaysia on 1994. APCCS were held every two years normally. During these 40 years, the ICCC as well as APCCS have been continuously promoted the exchange of ideas and methodologies regarding the chitin/chitosan from basic to application in the several fields. It was also an excellent exchange field for professors, researchers and students in the chitin/chitosan community all over the world.

On behalf of Japanese Society for Chitin and Chitosan, it is our great pleasure and honor to extend you a cordial invitation to the 14th International Chitin and Chitosan Conference (14th ICCC) and the 12th Asia‐Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (12th APCCS). In addition, the 32nd Japanese Society for Chitin and Chitosan Conference (32nd JSCCC) is also jointed. We strongly expect that this conference will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to gather the latest information and exchange their experience in chitin and chitosan research.

Your participation is critical to the success of this conference.
Come and join us in Osaka!
Osaka is expected to provide the excellent catalyst field for all the participants.

Hiroshi Tamura Hiroshi Tamura
  • Chairperson of
    14th International Chitin and Chitosan Conference (14th ICCC)
    12th Asia‐Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (12th APCCS)
  • President of Japanese Society for Chitin and Chitosan
Tetsuya Furuike
  • Chairperson of
    32nd Japanese Society for Chitin and Chitosan Conference (32nd JSCCC)

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission 31 May, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance 30 June, 2018
Deadline for Early Bird registration 31 July, 2018
Conference 27-30 August, 2018

Contact Information

Secretariat of 14th ICCC/12th APCCS
Email: iccc.apccs2018@gmail.com