OKAYAMA University

International Symposium on Animal Bioscience
November 3rd, 2021


With a total of 333 registered participants, the International Symposium on Animal Bioscience was successfully held on November 3rd, 2021. We had 3 opening remarks, and 4 invited and 37 oral presentations as shown in the program. All the presentations were quite interesting, high in scientific quality, and line with the symposium theme “Recent Advances in Animal Bioscience.” On behalf of Okayama University and Nong Lam University, the organizing committee thanks all participants, speakers, and associated members. We hope to meet you again next year.

Welcome message

Dear Colleagues

We are delighted that the International Symposium on Animal Bioscience will be taking place online on November 3rd, 2021. We cordially invite you to join this freshly born international symposium that aims to inspire ambitious young researchers.

By 2050, the consumption of animal products is expected to increase by 1.7-fold globally and more than 2.0-fold in developing countries. Without sustainable development of animal production, processing, consumption, and supply chain, a stable food supply and healthy life will not be achieved. The intensification is essential for animal production to stabilize food security, but it also may increase the burden on the environment and the risk of animal and zoonotic diseases. Scientists are required to improve resource use efficiency, enhance disease control, and reduce environmental impact. In addition, the market for functional foods is projected to expand rapidly in Asia as urbanization leads to increased spending on health care products. Although excessive intake of animal products is considered a factor contributing to obesity and obesity-induced lifestyle-related diseases, animal products have a great potential to be developed into novel functional foods. Research that integrates animal science, food science, and health science is worth promoting further.

The theme of this symposium is “Recent Advances in Animal Bioscience.” Discussions will be made from a wide range of perspectives, including animal production science, life science, food science, environmental science, and others. Priority will be given to presentations by young researchers including graduate students. Outstanding presentations will be selected for excellent presentation awards. Proceedings will be published as a Supplement in Scientific Reports of the Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University.

Prof. Naoki NISHINO
Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University, Japan
LE Quang Thong
Assoc. Prof. Quang Thong LE
Dean of the Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Nong Lam University, Vietnam

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Naoki NISHINO (OU)
  • Prof. Koji KIMURA (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Kensuke ARAKAWA (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Takeshi TSURUTA (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Yuki YAMAMOTO (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Quang Thong LE (NLU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Quang Thieu NGUYEN (NLU)
  • Prof. Duong Khang NGUYEN (NLU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Minh Tung CHE (NLU)
  • Dr. Kien Cuong NGUYEN (NLU)
  • Dr. Tuyet Anh QUACH (NLU)
  • Dr. Thi Tra Mi BUI (NLU)

Advisory Committee

  • Prof. Noboru SAITO (OU)
  • Prof. Hiroaki FUNAHASHI (OU)
  • Prof. Hidetoshi MORITA (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Junko OTSUKI (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Takehito TSUJI (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Toshimitsu HATABU(OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Takayuki IBI (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Takuya WAKAI (OU)
  • Assist. Prof. Hidetaka TASAKI (OU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Tat Toan NGUYEN (NLU)
  • Assoc. Prof. Phu Hoa NGUYEN (NLU)
  • Dr. Ngoc Thuy NGUYEN (NLU)

Contact information

Japanese participants, non-Vietnamese participants, and Okayama University associates

Contact: Prof. Koji KIMURA
Email: kimurak (at sign) okayama-u.ac.jp

Vietnamese participants and Nong Lam University associates

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Quang Thieu NGUYEN
Email: nguyen.quangthieu (at sign) hcmuaf.edu.vn