Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to the 8th International Symposium on Metallomics!
The International Symposium on Metallomics (ISM) has been held every two years since its first symposium in Nagoya in 2007, which was chaired by Professor Hiroki Haraguchi. The 8th symposium (ISM-8) was originally scheduled in 2021, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISM-8 executive committee, in agreement with the ISM steering committee, has decided to reschedule it for 2022. In addition, the venue has been moved to Kanazawa. Following the first ISM held in Nagoya, it was held in various areas around the world, including the US, Germany, Spain, China, Austria, and Poland. The return of ISM to Japan signals the second phase of metallomics research. Indeed, several emerging topics are expected in ISM-8. The Symposium will include plenary, keynote, and special topic sessions, oral and poster presentations, and vender exhibitions. The executive committee and the local organizing committee cordially invite you to join us in Kanazawa. However, considering the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also welcome online participation.
Kanazawa is located in the Hokuriku region in Japan. Although known for heavy snow in winter, the city boasts of one of its best seasons in mid-July. Kanazawa has over 500 years’ history, and many historic spots have remained intact because they were spared from severe damage during WWII. Symposium participants will be able to enjoy well-preserved ancient structures and streets in the modern city. A must-see historic spot is Kenroku-en, one of three most beautiful gardens in Japan. The ISM-8 local organizing committee will organize an excursion to several tourist spots, and will also present No-gaku, a Japanese traditional stage art, during the Symposium banquet.
Access to Kanazawa City is easy from the gateway cities of Japan by plane, train or express bus. Please visit “Access” page for details.
I very much look forward to seeing you in Kanazawa.
Chair, ISM-8 Executive Committee