Welcome to ISNAC 2018 in Kyoto!

On behalf of the organizing committee and executive committee of the 45th International Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry (ISNAC 2018), I am pleased to pen greetings and invite you all to join ISNAC 2018 to be held from November 7 (Wed) – 9 (Fri), 2018 at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto, Japan. We are also delighted to inform that the 2nd annual meeting of the Japan Society of Nucleic Acids Chemistry (JSNAC) established last year would be combined with the ISNAC 2018.

ISNAC inaugurated in 1973 as an annual domestic meeting of nucleic acid chemists in Japan got evolved as an international symposium in 2005 with invited nucleic acid chemists from all over the world. Presently, ISNAC is one of the largest and most active symposiums of bio-related chemistry in the world. With the growing number of scientists focusing on nucleic acid-based research, ISNAC is now extending its scope to encompass diverse aspects of synthetic biology, computational biology, gene regulation, epigenetics, bioengineering, molecular biology, nanobiotechnology, and therapeutic and/or diagnostic applications of these fields as well as nucleic acid chemistry.

It is a great honor for us to host ISNAC 2018 in Kyoto with excellent speakers invited from around the world. We will arrange an exciting scientific program to bring together this scientific community to discover, share and network with the leading experts in nucleic acids research.

Again, we extend a cordial welcome to everyone from students to senior scientists and researchers engaging in the research fields mentioned above in both academia and industry. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all in Kyoto.

Hiroshi Sugiyama

Chairman of ISNAC 2018

Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University,