International Conference on Stracturak Genomics 2013

General Information

Congress Name

International Conference on Structural Genomics 2013


Structural Life Science


29 July – 1 August, 2013


Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Structural Genomics 2013


Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo (


Katsumi Maenaka, Hokkaido University, Japan

Vice Chair

Min Yao, Hokkaido University, Japan

Official Language


Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available at the registration desk for all participants.


The Organizing Committee shall not accept responsibility for personal accidents and damage to the private property of participants. Participants should therefore make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance if they wish.


The YEN is the official national currency of Japan. The denotation is JPY.
Notes and Coins: There are 4 kinds of notes and 6 kinds of coins.

  • Notes: 10,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 2,000 yen and 1,000 yen
  • Coins: 500 yen, 100 yen, 50 yen, 10 yen, 5 yen and 1 yen

Currency Exchange:

  • Major foreign currencies are exchanged at the airports, banks, hotels and the Central Post Office in Sapporo.
  • Major convenience stores (mostly open 24 hours) have ATMs with cash dispensers that accept most major credit cards.

Credit Cards and Cheques:

  • Major hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit card payment. Many places do not accept payment by bank cheques.


For taxi and restaurants the service charge is included in the price.

Consumption Tax

The Japanese government imposes a 5% consumption tax. Thus, an extra 5% will be charged on almost all commodities and services.

Climate and clothing

Summer days in July and August bring temperatures into the mid-twenties. Short sleeved shirts are suitable for the daytime but temperatures drop a little in the evenings and early mornings.

Electrical Voltage

The electricity supply in Sapporo is 100 V AC 50 Hz with 2-pronged plug/socket arrangement.
The official hotels have a limited number of adaptors to adjust to your electricity devices. You are highly recommended to bring your own adaptor and transformer.
If you wish to use ybunour own computer at the venue, you are also advised to bring the plug adaptor with you.

Scientific Secretariat

Laboratory of Biomolecular Science and Center for Research and Education on Drug Discovery, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University
Tel: +81-(0)11-706-3764, Fax: +81-(0)11-706-4986

Organizing Secretariat

c/o Convention Linkage, Inc.
Sapporo Daido Seimei Bldg., 3-1 Kita3-jo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0003, Japan
Tel: +81-11-272-2151, Fax: +81-11-272-2152

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