Dear Colleagues and Friends,

 On behalf of the International and Local Organizing Committees, I am pleased to announce that the 6th International Conference of D-Amino Acid Research (IDAR2024) and 18th Joint Conference of the D-Amino Acid Research Society Japan will be held at Kanazawa University in August 2024 between 21 (Wednesday) and 24 (Saturday). It is a great honor and pleasure for me to serve as the Chairman of this conference, which has a long history and established tradition. All of us involved in running the conference are working hard to make it a fruitful experience for all participants. We hope that many of you will join us to present the results of your excellent research, and we look forward to your active participation in asking questions and enriching discussions.

 Researchers in the fields of biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacology, engineering, and agriculture doing research on D-amino acids will gather to discuss the latest research findings. It is a unique international interdisciplinary conference that deepens comprehensive exchanges among researchers from various fields. In addition to the traditional topics, we have planned new topics for this year's conference, including food and clinical applications (diagnosis and treatment) in medicine. We are very much looking forward to attending the transdisciplinary discussions about D-amino acid research, which has been established by many researchers, with the latest findings at this conference. We hope that D-amino acid research will continue to progress and be applied in various fields, making a significant contribution to society.

 In the conference, we will also be advised to take basic infection control measures to ensure safe participation for everyone. It is our hope that many of you will attend the conference and enjoy the latest research topics in the field.

 Kanazawa is a beautiful city with rich tradition and culture. We hope that you will enjoy the unique natural scenery, culture, and sightseeing opportunities in Kanazawa in Hokuriku, Japan. I am looking forward to welcoming you all to Kanazawa.


Takashi Wada, Chair of IDAR2024


International scientific committee
Yasuhisa Asano (Toyama Prefectural University, Japan)
Darrick T. Balu (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Francesco Errico (University of Naples, Italy)
Kiyoshi Fukui (Tokushima University, Japan)
Noriko Fujii (Kyoto University, Japan)
Kenji Hamase (Kyushu University, Japan)
Hiroshi Homma (Kitasato University, Japan)
Janine Mauzeroll (McGill University, Canada)
Jean-Pierre Mothet (The National Center for Scientific Research, France)
Toru Nishikawa (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
Loredano Pollegioni (University of Insubria, Italy)
Tian (Autumn) Qiu (Michigan State University, USA)
Jonathan Sweedler (University of Illinois, USA)
Herman Wolosker (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Tohru Yoshimura (Nagoya University, Japan)

I. Metabolism and transport of chiral amino acids
II. Neurophysiology and pathophysiology involving D-amino acids
III. Immunity and cancer biology associated with D-amino acids
IV. Renal and endocrine physiology and pathophysiology related to D-amino acids
V. Diagnosis and therapeutics using D-amino acids
VI. Analytical methods for D-amino acids
VII. D-Amino acid residues in the proteins/peptides
VIII. D-Amino acids in the foods/beverages
IX. D-Amino acids and microorganisms
X. Enzymes for D-Amino acids and application

Symposium Venue
Kanazawa University Takaramachi Campus, Kanazawa, Japan