Thu Sep 9 12:49:42 EST 1993

First Announcement


                 October 17 - 21, 1994

In order to promote the use of BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS (B.t.)-based
insecticides in the Pacific rim region, the conference is being
organized by a group of scientists from the universities, government
institutions, and B.t. industries from Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S.A.

The conference will be held in the Academic Activity Center, Academia
Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, which can accommodate around 200 participants.
In addition to the speakers from the U.S.A. and Canada, the conference
organizers plan to invite as many speakers as possible from the Asia-
Pacific area.

The goals of the conference are:
 * To promote the biotechnolgy of B.t. for the agricultural industry;
   to exchange the latest information on strain isolation and
   identification; to review the current topics on the molecular
   biology of the insecticidal proteins, transgenic plants, resistance
   management and field application of B.t. products in the Asian
   Pacific environment.
 * To promote collaboration among scientists working on B.t. in the
   Pacific rim region.

         Planned Topics of the Conference

- New strains/genes discovery

- Structural and function relationship of B.t. insecticidal proteins
  at the molecular level

- Registration and application of recombinant B.t. products

- Resistance management

- Impact to the environment

         Organizing Committee (listed in the alphabetical order)

(1)  Local organizing committee:

     Dr. K.-F. Chak (National Yang-Ming Medical College) (Secretary
     Dr. S.-S. Chang (National Taiwan University)
     Dr. L.-J. Chen ( National Chung Hsing University)
     Dr. T.-Y. Feng (Academia Sinica) (Coordinator)
     Dr. S.-S. Kao (Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic
        Substances Research Institute)
     Dr. C.-L. Lan (Fu Jen Catholic University)
     Dr. H.-S. Tsai (Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute)

(2)  Organizing Committee for North America:

     Dr. Michael Adang (University of Georgia)
     Dr. Bruce Carlton (Ecogen Inc.)
     Dr. Thomas Currier (Ciba-Geigy Corp.)
     Dr. Donald Dean (Ohio State University)
     Dr. James Wong (Dupont Company)
     Dr. Leo Kim (Mycogen Corp.)
     Dr. Robert Smith (Abbott Lab.)
     Dr. Robert Starnes (Entotech Inc.)
     Dr. Takashi Yamamoto (Sandoz Agro Inc.) (Coordinator)

(3)  Organizing Committee for Japan

     Dr. Toshihiko Iizuka (Hokkaido University) (Coordinator)


(1)  National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
(2)  Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.
(3)  Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan, R.O.C.
(4)  Chinese Biochemical Society, Taiwan. R.O.C.
(5)  Industrial companies from R.O.C., the U.S.A., and Japan


If you are interested in participating in this Conference, please
complete and return the enclosed form before March 1994. The
participants will then receive the Second Announcement in March 1994,
consisting of the final registration form, summary of the scientific
programme and a list of hotels in Taipei and the residence hall in
Academia Sinica. The deadline for submitting abstracts for oral
presentations and posters is July 1, 1994.


All correspondence concerning the conference must address to the
Coodinator of the Conference in Taiwan:

               Dr. T-Y Feng
               c/o The Pacific Rim Conference of B.t.
               Institute of Botany
               Academia Sinica
               Taipei, Taiwan 11529
               Fax# 886-2-7827954    Tel# 886-2-7899590
               E-mail# BOFENG at CCVAX.AS.EDU.TW

Application Form

For further infomation, please return this form to the
Coordinator of the Conference in Taiwan before March 1, 1994.

Those who are in the U.S.A., Canada and Japan can send this form

In the U.S.A. and Canada:
    In Japan:

     Dr. T. Yamamoto
             Dr. T. Iizuka

     Sandoz Agro, Inc.
              Faculty of Agriculture

     975 California Avenue
          Hokkaido University

     Palo Alto, CA 94304
           Sapporo, Hokkaido 060

     Phone#: 1-415-354-3561
        Phone#: 81-11-716-2111 ext 2423

     Fax#: 1-415-493-1073
          Fax#: 81-11-716-0879

     E-Mail#: yamamoto at

Name: _________________________





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