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August 2, 2017
Photos at PRIMO19 are now downloadable.

June 26, 2017
All abstracts to be presented at PRIMO19 are downloadable.

June 22, 2017
Platform Session Program and Poster Session Program are now available.

June 5, 2017
Online registration has been closed. Hereafter, we only accept on site registration.

May 8, 2017
Abstract submission has been closed. Early bird registration has been closed. Regular registration is available now.

April 27, 2017
The deadline for abstract submission is EXTENDED to May 5, 2017 18:00 (Japan Time)

April 26, 2017
The deadline for early bird registration is EXTENDED to May 5, 2017 18:00 (Japan Time)

April 17, 2017
The deadline for abstract submission is 28th April, 2017.
Complete your early bird registration before or on May 1, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted rate.

March 28, 2017
The tentative symposium schedule is uploaded in Programmes of Events.
March 17, 2017

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for the Student Travel Award of PRIMO19.


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and all those who are involved in preparing for the 19th International Symposium on Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO 19), I am honored to welcome you to this candidly scientific meeting. The PRIMO has traditionally been held in America and Europe since 1981 with a team of investigators who had the spirit to try to understand chemical effects and the health of the ocean with mechanistic interpretation. Following in their footsteps, we are pleased to open a new window to Asia.

The aims of this symposium are to serve as an interdisciplinary scientific forum to present and discuss the cutting-edge researches in environmental chemistry and toxicology in the aquatic environment, and to promote international communications and collaborations on environmental science researches. It is our hope that the integration of a variety of environmental topics related to chemical contaminants including toxicokinetics, toxicodynamics, molecular toxicology, systems toxicology, computational modeling, and hazard and risk assessment in aquatic organisms will provide novel insights into the complex environmental challenges and effective and systematic solutions for the improvement of environmental health.

This international symposium is jointly held by the Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES) and the Joint Usage/Research Center - Leading Academia in Marine and Environmental Research (LaMer), Ehime University with support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT). We thank both centers for their financial and administrative assistance.

I wish you all memorable days in Matsuyama, Japan.

Hisato Iwata, Ph.D.
Convener and Chairman
Professor, CMES, Ehime University