IST Asia Pacific Section

The Asia Pacific Section of the IST was founded in 1987. It encompasses loosely the many countries in the Asia Pacific region, from western Asia to Japan to Australia. Since the first meeting of this section in 1987 in Singapore, there have been regular Section meetings showcasing the breadth and diversity of toxinology research in the region, reflecting the diversity and abundance of venomous and poisonous fauna in the region.

Past Section Meetings:
1. Singapore, June 1987
Organiser: P.Gopalakrishnakone
Proceedings: Progress in Venom and Toxin Research (P.Gopalakrishnakone, C.K.Tan, eds.), Nat.Univ.of Singapore, 1987.

2. Varanasi, India, February 1990
Organiser: S.C.Sanyal
3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June-July 1993
Organiser: N.H.Tan
Proceedings: Advances in Venom and Toxin Research (N.H.Tan, S.L.Oo, V.Thambyrajah, N.Azila,eds.), published by the Malayan Society on Toxinology, Kuala Lumpur 1993.
4. Kunming, Yunnan, China, June 1996
Organiser: Y.Xiong
5. Pataya, Thailand, October 1999
Organiser: V Sitprija
6. Cairns, Australia, July 2002
Organiser: R Norton
7. Cebu City, Philippines, October 2005
Organiser: Lourdes J Cruz & Rhodora V Azanza

8. Hanoi & Halong Bay, Vietnam, December 2008
Organiser: Dr. Trinh Xuan Kiem & Dr. Le Van Dong
9. Vladivostok, Russia, September 2011
Organisers: Prof. Eugene Grishin & Prof. Valentin Stonik




Next Planned IST Asia Pacific Section Meeting

The next meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of IST will likely be in Changsha, China, June 14-18, 2014. More information is available at the congress website.

Most Recent IST Asia Pacific Section Meeting

The most recent meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of the IST was in Vladivostock, Russia, September 4-8, 2011, at the Conference Hall of the Primorsky Region Administration. The main topics were; toxin structure & mode of action, proteomics & genomics, drug development, clinical toxinology, toxins miscellaneous. More details may be found at the Congress web site About 80 members and other scientists attended this small meeting, the first IST meeting ever held in Russia. Not surprisingly the meeting had a heavy representation from Russian toxinologists, but also toxinologists from a number of other nations in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Vladivostock has a wonderful setting next to the sea, which attendees were further introduced to on the Congress tour, by boat.The Society thanks all those involved in organising this meeting, especially Prof. Eugene Grishin and Prof. Valentin Stonik, for their hard work and commitment to making the meeting successful. Well done!