The Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan


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President's Greetings

The Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan

President's greetings to prospective members

Yoshikazu Sakagami, PhD.

I served as the president of the Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan, for 2 years term from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2017. I also serve as the president from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2019. Although I have not yet prepared myself sufficiently, I will do my best to fulfill its duty continuously from last time.

This Society started in 29 May, 1973, as the Research Committee on Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, and then became to the present title of Society in 1975. Since its foundation, the Society has been an interdisciplinary organization of scientists and engineers who are engaged in medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, physical sciences, engineering, agriculture, and life sciences at public research institutes, industries, universities, health centers, and hospitals. In this society, any topics about antibacterial and antifungal matters have been treated. The Society has innovated sciences and technologies in order to carry out its mission to protect the followings from harmful microorganisms; components of living environment for human such as clothing, food, and housing; hospital environment; manufacturing environment; and cultural properties.

Novel results of research and development are reported in annual meetings. The Society publishes 12 issues of Journal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents (in Japanese) and 4 issues of Biocontrol Science per year in order to publish original papers. I deeply appreciate the support of related members that the continuous satisfactory of Journal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, and impact factor (1.312: 2013 year) of Biocontrol Science were successfully performed (Unfortunately, now is below 1.0).

The Society also proposes places for debating and educating about technical issues through symposia, research meetings, and other such gatherings concerning microbiological experiments, the symposium concerning about GMP and Validation, microorganism control system, and a meeting by women researchers.

I think that it will be necessary to increase the members for further expansion of our society. For further expansion of our society it will require to perform more substantial enterprises. Most members of Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan belong to three main fields such as university, public organization, and industrial world. I emphasize that plenitude of three main field will lead the further expansion of the members. For this purpose it will be necessary the powerful and practical progress by president, vice-presidents, the directors, secretariats and the other concerning persons. Namely, I think it will be necessary that all persons concerning our society more recognize their allotment of roles and make progress to the target. I emphasize that it will lead to increase the total number of the member to make good stance of the society to all members. For this purpose, I will do my best.

Each person will possess small power, but when the cooperation was performed, I think that big outcome will be obtained. I emphasize again that I will try to do my best for the further development of the Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan.