Welcome to APPF2020
Welcome to APPF 2020, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
The Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF) is a conference held by the Asian Pacific Phycological Association. The conference, held every three years, is an opportunity for researchers and engineers to gather and exchange ideas and acquire knowledge in a wide range of fields related to algae including basic biology and the applied sciences. To date, the Asia Pacific Phycological Forum has been held in eight countries: Australia (1996), Hong Kong (1999), Japan (2002), Thailand (2005), New Zealand (2008), Korea (2011), China (2014), and Malaysia (2017). The 9th APPF (2020) will be held at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. Hokkaido University has a long history dedicated to the study of algal biology. The theme of the APPF 2020 forum will be "Algae: Biodiversity, Evolution and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)". Sapporo is Japan's 5th largest city and is located on Japan's North Island, Hokkaido. The city is a popular tourist destination during the Summer and Autumn months, due to its surrounding nature and pleasant climate. We warmly invite you to attend the APPF 2020 and look forward to your presentations.
Dr. Kazuhiro Kogame
Local Organizing Committee
9th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum