The 6th Sakeology Symposium, “Global Expansion of Sakeology -Collaboration with Enology in the U.S.A.-” will be held

The 6th Sakeology Symposium, organized by Niigata University, Niigata Prefecture, and Niigata Sake Brewers Association, will be held in a hybrid format (on-site and online) on November 28 in Nippo Hall.
This year, under the theme of “Global Expansion of Sakeology -Collaboration with Enology in the U.S.A.-,” we invite two enology scientists from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), with which Niigata University has established an inter-university collaboration agreement in 2020, and promote exchange between enology in the U.S.A. and sakeology in Japan. The symposium will present the initiatives of the Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis, which has a world-class department of viticulture and enology, as well as research in enology and sakeology.
This symposium is open to everyone interested in enology and sakeology.
We look forward to your participation.


The 6th Sakeology Symposium
“Global Expansion of Sakeology -Collaboration with Enology in the U.S.A.-“

Date and time: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 14:00-17:00 (Japan standard time, UTC+9h)
Target: Everyone is welcome
Participation fee: Free
Participation method: Hybrid (on-site or online (Zoom)), simultaneous interpretation available
On-site venue: Nippo Hall (Niigata Nippo Media Ship 2F)
*3-1-1 Bandai, Chuo-ku, Niigata, Japan (Click here for access) (The linked website is in Japanese)

14:00 Welcome Speech Dr. USHIKI Tatsuo (President, Niigata University)
14:10 Special Lecture “Initiatives at the Robert Mondavi Institute” Dr. Edward SPANG (Associate Professor, Food Science & Technology; Director, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis)
14:30 Invited Lecture “Saké Brewing in the U.S.A.”  Dr. Glen Patrick FOX (Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor, Food Science & Technology, UC Davis)
15:00 “Globalization of Saké: Opportunities and Challenges”  Dr. KISHI Yasuyuki (Vice Director, Sakeology Center)
15:50 “Circular Economy Solutions forFood Waste”  Dr. Edward SPANG
16:20 “Exploring the Health Benefits of Sake Lees”  Dr. KAKIHARA Yoshito (Sakeology Center)
16:35 “Relation of the Yeast-derived Functional Components with Alcohol Fermentation”  Dr. NISHIDA Ikuhisa (Sakeology Center)
16:50 Closing Speech  Dr. AOKI Toshio (Director, Niigata Prefectural Sake Research Institute)
Mr. ODAIRA Shunji (Chairman, Niigata Sake Brewers Association)
Dr. SUEYOSHI Kuni (Director, Sakeology Center)

Space for participants: 80 for on-site, 100 for online
How to apply: Please fill out the following application form
*Personal information will be used only for this symposium, not for other purposes.

Application deadline: November 23, 2023 (Thursday, Japanese national holiday)

We will send the e-mail to all applicants on Friday, November 24 with the venue information for on-site participants and Zoom information for online participants.
If you do not receive the e-mail, pleasecontact us.

Sakeology Center, Niigata University
TEL +81-25-262-7695 (Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00, except Japanese national holidays)
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