The JSRR's 20th Anniversary Symposium

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The Latest Frontiers of Root Research in Asia


Date: November 6th (Sun.), 2011

Venue: Yayoi Auditorium, 
The University of Tokyo,
Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Sponsored by Japanese Society for Root Research


Prof. Jiro Tatsumi


During the 20-year history of the JSRR, many studies have been performed on plant roots, contributing new evidence to root science and technology. The JSRR has played an important role in enlarging the international network of root studies as a member of the ISRR in Asia. I look forward to celebrating the JSRR's 20th Anniversary Symposium in the coming November. I hope that the root research network will continue to expand on an international scale, particularly in Asia, and produce many useful results.

President of Japanese Society for Root Research
Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technolog

Prof. Shigenori Morita

The Japanese Society for Root Research (JSRR) was founded in 1992, and it has operated for two decades. We are holding an international symposium to develop a network of root researchers in Asia in order to advance efforts to secure healthy food, a safe environment, and peace. Come join us!

Shigenori Morita
Chair of Organizing Committee
Professor, The University of Tokyo


About JSRR

The Japanese Society for Root Research (JSRR; was established in 1992 to enhance plant root research and communication among plant root scientists in Japan and elsewhere. Nearly 450 individuals are registered members of the JSRR.
Over the course of its 20-year history, the JSRR has organized bi-annual domestic meetings and published the domestic newsletter Root Research. In addition, the JSRR organized several international symposiums. In particular, the JSRR co-organized the sixth Symposium of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR) with the ISRR in Nagoya City in 2001. Three hundred forty-one people from 34 countries participated in this symposium. The selected papers from the 6th ISRR Symposium were published as a special issue of Plant and Soil (Vol. 255, Issue. 1) and a book (Root: The dynamic interface between plant and the Earth, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003).
The JSRR began publishing an open access electronic journal, Plant Root (, in 2007. Plant Root is the only international journal in the world that specializes in plant root science.

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