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The 14th International Symposium on Traditional Medicine in Toyama

The 14th International Symposium on Traditional Medicine in Toyama
“Towards Sustainable and Effective Uses of Traditional Medicines & Traditional Medicine-based Drug Development”

Date: 2014/10/27-2014/10/28
Venue: Toyama International Conference Center (1-2 Ote-machi, Toyama, 930-0084)

Host Organization: Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama

(Joint Usage/Research Center for Science-based Natural Medicine)

Auspices: Toyama prefecture

Program Brochures


October 27 (Monday), the first day of seminar

Opening Ceremony:
I. Effort and approach toward sustainable use of medicinal resources

Dahui Liu (Institute of Medicinal Plants, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China)

The development status and general survey of Chinese traditional medicinal resources


Katsuko Komatsu (Division of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan)

Development of branded herbal drugs on the basis of analytical results on genetic and chemical diversity of medicinal plants


Kayo Yoshimatsu (Research Center for Medicinal Plant Resources (Tsukuba Division), National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan)

Feasibility study for the utilization of crude drug including Glycyrrhiza produced by the artificial hydroponic cultivation system


Tomotsugu Koyama (Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research, Suntory Foundation for Life Science, Japan)

Metabolic engineering of the lignan biosynthetic pathway in transgenic Forsythia plants

  16:00-16:10 Break
II. New approach for integrated assessment of bioactivity and constituents of traditional medicine

Hiroyuki Fuchino (Research Center for Medicinal Plant Resources (Tsukuba Division), National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan)

New methodology for quality control of crude drugs: Use of LC-NMR/MS and LC-SPE-NMR-CAD to elucidate the structures of bioactive compounds


Susan J. Murch (Departments of Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada)

Metabolomics for phytochemical discovery

October 28(Tuesday), the second day of seminar

Choong Hwan Lee (Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Bio/Molecular Informatics Center, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea)

MS-based metabolomic interpretation of natural product: From in vitro to in vivo

III. Traditional medicine-based drug development—Chemical approaches

Ikhlas A. Khan (Department. of Pharmacognosy, National Center for Natural Products Research School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, USA)

Herbal medicine and future development


Masami Ishibashi (Department of Natural Products Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, Japan)

Natural products screening studies targeting Wnt, Hedgehog, and TRAIL signaling pathways


Kenny Kuchta (Natural Products Chemistry Research, Department of Food and Nutrition, Sanyo Gakuen University-College, Japan)

New data from Japanese-Chinese-German research cooperation on traditional medicines

  11:30-13:00 Break

IV. Traditional medicine-based drug development—Pharmacological approaches

Bhushan Patwardhan (Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune, India)

Traditional knowledge-inspired discovery: Moving from NCE to multi-target formulations


Meiwan Chen (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, University of Macau, China)

Compatibility art of traditional Chinese medicine: From the perspective of herb pairs


Miwon Son (Pharmaceutical Product Development Laboratories, Research Institute of Dong-A ST Co.,Ltd., Republic of Korea)

Pharmacological effect of DA-9801, a novel botanical drug for diabetic neuropathic pain

  15:00-15:10 Break
V. Front-line study for regulating the neuronal function

Chihiro Tohda (Division of Neuromedical Science, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan)

Traditional Medicine-based Drug Development: Our approach to new therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases


Rieko Muramatsu (Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan)

Angiogenesis allows spontaneous neuronal remodelling after CNS inflammation


Akiko Satoh (Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, USA)

The role of the hypothalamus in the regulation of mammalian aging and longevity

Closing Remarks: