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The 15th International Symposium on Traditional Medicine in Toyama

The 15th International Symposium on Traditional Medicine in Toyama
“Research Frontiers for Promoting Utilization of Natural Sources”

Date: November 8-9, 2017
Venue: Hall〝TENPYO″, 3rd floor ,Toyama Dai‐ichi Hotel (10-10 Sakuragi‐cho, Toyama‐city, Toyama 930-0082)

Host Organization: Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama

Auspices: Toyama prefecture
Tamura Science and Technology Foundation

Program Brochures


November 8 (wednesday), the first day of seminar

Opening Ceremony
I. Analyzing the mechanism of action of traditional medicines

Haruki Yamada (Specified nonprofit corporation DNDi Japan, Tokyo, Japan)

Elucidation of action mechanism of Kampo medicines as multi-ingredients natural drugs


Sang Kook Lee (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)

Antitumor activity of natural phenanthroindolizidines and daphnane diterpenoids

II. Application of natural products

Venkata Ramana Murthy Kolapalli (Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India)

Natural gums: Versatile excipients in drug delivery systems

  15:20-15:40 Break
Ⅲ. Discovering the drug leads from natural sources (PartⅠ)

Matthias Hamburger (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland)

Library-based discovery of bioactive natural products – tools and some recent results


Motoo Tori (Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima,Japan)

Chemical diversity of some Ligularia species in the Hengduan mountains, China

November 9(Thursday), the second day of seminar
IV. Discovering the drug leads from natural sources (PartⅡ)

Osamu Muraoka (Kindai University, Osaka, Japan)

Salacinol, a potent α-glucosidase inhibitor from ayurvedic traditional medicine “Salacia” as a lead for anti-diabetic agents


Nwet Nwet Win (University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar)

Discovery of bioactive natural products from Myanmar medicinal plants


Maurice D. Awoufack (University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon)

Phytochemical investigation of some Cameroonian medicinal plants

  11:30-13:00 Break

V. Biosynthesis of natural products and engineering useful substances

Hiroyuki Morita (University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan)

Studies on the biosynthesis of 2-alyklquinolones and manipulation of plant polyketide-producing enzymes to produce new compounds


John L. Sorensen (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada)

The annotation and heterologous expression of secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters from the lichen Cladonia uncialis


Dan Hu(Jinan University, Guangzhou, China)

Characterization of the biosynthesis of fusidane-type antibiotics

  15:00-15:20 Break
VI. Quality and sustainability of traditional medicines

Andrey A. Gontcharov (Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia)

Wild and cultivated medicinal plants for sustainable and effective uses in Primorsky Krai, Russia


Zhong-Mei Zou (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China)

Metabonomics-based study on active constituents and mechanism of action of Chai-hu Shu Gan San


Takuro Maruyama (National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan)

Quality assurance for crude drugs: genetic and chemical approaches

Closing Remarks: