The 9th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan April 14-18, 2024

Algae: Biodiversity, Evolution and SDGs

Welcome to APPF2024

Welcome to APPF 2024, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

The 9th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF 2020) was scheduled to be held in Sapporo, Japan, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the APPF will be held in April, 2024, in Sapporo, Japan as APPF 2024, not online or as a hybrid, but in person.

The APPF is a conference held by the Asian Pacific Phycological Association. The conference, held every three years, is an opportunity for researchers and engineers to gather and exchange ideas and acquire knowledge in a wide range of fields related to algae including basic biology and the applied sciences. To date, the Asia Pacific Phycological Forum has been held in eight countries: Australia (1996), Hong Kong (1999), Japan (2002), Thailand (2005), New Zealand (2008), Korea (2011), China (2014), and Malaysia (2017). The 9th APPF (2024) will be held at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. Hokkaido University has a long history dedicated to the study of algal biology. The theme of the APPF 2024 forum will be "Algae: Biodiversity, Evolution and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)". Sapporo is Japan's 5th largest city and is located on Japan's North Island, Hokkaido. The city is a popular tourist destination, due to its surrounding nature and pleasant climate. We warmly invite you to attend the APPF 2024 and look forward to your presentations.


Dr. Kazuhiro Kogame
Local Organizing Committee
9th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum
(APPF 2024)