28th French-Japanese Symposium on Medicinal & Fine Chemistry

Publié le 25 mars 2021 Mis à jour le 15 mars 2023

le 1 février 2023


1- 4 october 2023 – Nice, France


In the early 1980s, Yoshio Ban, Yuichi Kanaoka, Pierre Potier (Golden medal of CNRS, member of the Académie des Sciences) and Jean Mathieu (Roussel-Uclaf) have suggested to organize French-Japanese meetings around fine and medicinal chemistry. The first meeting took place in 1981 in Biwako (Japan), and since that date, French-Japanese Symposia (FJS) are organized alternatively in Japan and France every 18 months. Thus, the 28thFJS 2021 organized in Nice follows previous symposia in Fukuoka (2019) and Strasbourg (2017).

National and International Context

The FJS gathers for three days a hundred academic participants and industrials, and is organized around twenty lectures given in parity by colleagues from each country, as well as poster presentations. It is necessary to underline that the FJS is one of the two bilateral conferences (with the French-American Conference, FACS) on organic chemistry that still exists after over thirty years, due to its scientific and cultural relevance. In this long period, the best researchers of both countries in the main topics were invited to present their research. These exchanges have greatly contributed to structure the Franco-Japanese relationship in chemistry and led to the development of privileged exchanges, including the University of Nice which has had, for numerous years, a strong networking interaction via the JSPS or bilateral agreements with Japanese universities or research centers (for example, invitations of professors of the University of Nice, Tokyo university…, exchanges of students and researchers, ongoing bilateral projects). Furthermore, the participation of industrial representatives in fine chemistry, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals is one of the key points of the symposium, allowing to strengthen the public-private interaction and to establish close contact with the aim of collaborations.