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The 3rd Barley Mutant Conference (3BMC)
The 3rd Barley Mutant Conference (3BMC)  October 8-10, 2023

Dear colleagues,
Thank you for participating in the third barley mutant conference.
The number of participants was 86 including 38 people from overseas.
I hope you have enjoyed the conference and see you at the next conference at Lund, in 2026.
Best regards,
Kazuhiro Sato
On behalf of the local and international organizing committee

Group photo

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Barley Mutant Conference (3BMC) to be held on October 8-10, 2023 at the Institute of Plant Science and Resources (IPSR), Okayama University, Kurashiki Japan.
We will be publishing more details about the symposium over the coming days. Please visit this website periodically.
For further information, please contact Kazuhiro Sato(

October 17th, 2023, HP updated
October 10, 2023, 3BMC has been closed
September 28, 2023, Program and Poster list updated
September 22, 2023, Poster list updated
September 7, 2023, Poster information posted (@Abstracts and Poster).
September 1, 2023, Registration has been closed.
August 22, 2023, The program has been updated.

Scope for the Conference

The Barley Mutant Conference is a meeting where experienced scientists and students from different disciplines come together for broader discussions. The focus of the meeting is the barley mutations and related topics.

Abstract and Poster

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail as an attached file by August 31, 2023.
Submissions should be addressed to both Shun Sakuma ( and Kazuhiro Sato (, and the subject of the e-mail should read “3BMC ABSTRACT”.

The abstract is limited to ca. 300 words in Times New Roman font type with size 11 (single-space). The presenting author is underlined. Please follow the example. Only MS-word files can be accepted.
If you have questions or problems submitting the abstract, please contact Shun Sakuma (

A file of the abstract will be distributed at the Symposium.

Posters should be made within the size of W900×H1800 mm.

Committee members

Kazuhiro Sato, IPSR, Okayama University, Kurashiki General
Hiroshi Hisano, IPSR, Okayama University WEB, Registration
Ryo Matsuhima, IPSR, Okayama University Venue
Katsuyuki Kakeda, Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University, Tsu Registration, Finance
Shun Sakuma, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori Program



The conference will be held at Kurashiki Geibunkan Hall, Japan.

The conference place is located 20 min walk from JR Kurashiki railway station and 3 min walk from IPSR ( see also Google map!)


KURASHIKI is an old city in Japan. It is well known for its historical area (old town) 5min walk from IPSR.

Access to Kurashiki from Kansai International Airport is ca. 160 min by train. Access from Tokyo is 190min by Shinkansen fast train and 20 min local train. Flight from Tokyo Haneda airport to Okayama airport is 60min and 35min by bus to Kurashiki station.

For further information, please contact: Kazuhiro Sato(


Several types of accommodation are available around IPSR.
Please check the location of IPSR on Google Maps and book your accommodation accordingly.


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