Updated: July 19, 2022 (Tuesday)

Information (July 19, 2022)

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Information (July 8, 2022)

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The Moonshot International Symposium
“Diverse plant genetic resources for future sustainable agriculture”


In our project, “Achieving zero food risks by improving crop robustness using cyber-physical systems”, which is project of “Moonshot Research and Development Program for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries”, we have started research with the goals of solving food risks, and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To reach those goals, we will develop a new cyber crop design technology that can quickly and freely develop crops with high environmental adaptability by making full use of the biological functions of wild plants.

Currently, the number of plants that we humans use as food is limited, and it is said that recent environmental changes will cause enormous damage to their production. On the other hand, wild plants have high potential for environmental adaptation. In this project, we aim to understand the tough stress tolerance specific process of these and develop the technology that can be used for crop breeding.

This time, we will hold a symposium for the purpose of sharing domestic and international research trends on the diversity and resilience of plant genetic resources such as wild plants and discussing the potential of those genetic resources in future sustainable agriculture.

Date and Venue

[Date] 2022/07/16 13:00-17:00 (JA/JST) (Opening Time 12:30)

[Venue] Yayoi Auditorium Ichijo Hall, The University of Tokyo (1-1-1, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
     *Up to first 130 people can participate at the venue.
    Online (on Zoom) *We will send a guidance email to the registrant.




13:00 – 13:05

1.Opening Address

CHIBA Kazuhiro
Program Director of Moonshot Goal 5
President, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

13:05 – 13:15

2.Project Outline

Project Manager of “Achieving zero food risks by improving crop robustness using cyber-physical systems”
Professor, The University of Tokyo

3.Plenary Lecture

13:15 – 14:00
[45 minutes]

Professor, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University

“Providing foods healthy for both mankind and the planet:
rice in the post-genomics era”


14:00 – 14:30
[30 minutes]

IZAWA Takeshi
Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, The University of Tokyo

“Aiming to create a new useful allele for low fertilization conditions for future rice breeding”

14:30 – 14:50


14:50 – 15:20
[30 minutes]

Cheng-Ruei LEE
Associate Professor, National Taiwan University

“The climatic constraints of the historical global spread of mungbean”

15:20 – 15:50
[30 minutes]

Principal Scientist, Research Center of Genetic Resources, NARO

“Diversity of salt tolerance in the wild Vigna”

15:50 – 16:20
[30 minutes]

Research Leader, Fundación PROINPA / Professor, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés

“Current state of the agriculture in the arid lands of Bolivia and its genetic resources”

16:20 – 16:50
[30 minutes]

FUJITA Yasunari
Project Leader, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

“Tackling the mystery of quinoa’s ability to withstand harsh environment”

16:50 – 16:55

5.Closing Remarks

Project Manager


Registration has been closed.Thank you for registration.

[Registration period] from Tuesday 7 June to Thursday 7 July 2022 17:00 (JA/JST)

[Capacity] Venue: First 130 people, Online: Up to 1,000 people
*Even before the deadline, the application will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.

[Cost] Free of charge


“Cyber Crop Design” consortium of “Moonshot Research and Development Program for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries”


Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (BRAIN)


Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)


Symposium Secretariat in “Cyber Crop Design” consortium
cybercropms(at)gmail.com  *Please replace (at) with @ when sending the e-mail.

[Important Notice] Information on COVID-19 (in the venue)

・To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please wear a mask, disinfect hands, measure the body temperature, and keep a safe distance in the venue.

・If you are not feeling well on the day, please refrain from participating.