19th-22nd April in Kobe, Japan

Since the B. subtilis genome sequencing project meeting in Paris in 1990, the BACELL meeting series has been held annually as an international conference to discuss academic, industrial and technological development of studies on B. subtilis and its related organisms in Europe.


Call for Abstract (New Deadline 13th December 2019)
If there is a special reason, we will consider to accept late submissions until the end of January 2020, Please contact us by email at
For Japanese participants: You are encouraged to submit the abstract as you usually do for the domestic annual Gram+ meeting serise.

Registration page is now open.
In case you need visa to come to japan, please get contact with japan embassy in your country.

The BACELL meeting 2020 will be held on 19th-22nd April in Kobe, Japan.


The KOBE Chamber of Commerce and industry
6-1, Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-8543, Japan


19th to 22nd April 2020

・Brief schedule (Tentative):

19th April (in the evening): Reception "Getting together"
20th-21st April: Full two-day conference on science (including lunches and coffee breaks)
21st April (in the evening): Conference dinner and Awards ceremony
22nd April: Optional excursion (Details are provided on the registration page.)

・The organizing commitee

Chair: Ken-ichi Yoshida, Kobe Univ
Co-chair(General affairs): Kei Asai, Tokyo Univ Agri
Accountants: Kenji Tsuge/Shu Ishikawa (auditor), Kobe Univ
External affairs: Hiromu Takamatsu, Setsunan Univ
Public relations: Nobuhiko Nomura, Tsukuba Univ

Any question/comment should be addressed to K.Yoshida.
phone/Fax:+81 90 4279 6263
Lab Website

The BACELL meeting 2020 will be held at The Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) , Kobe, Japan.

A Brief Introduction to Kobe

Location: Midwest Japan, Next to Osaka and Kyoto
Population: 1.5 million, 6th largest city in Japan
Average Temp (Apr): 19 ºC / 66.2 ºF--10 ºC / 50 ºF
Compact, convenient cosmopolitan city in a natural setting (mountains & ocean) Mt. Rokko, Osaka Bay & Inland Sea etc.

International Access

<1>Fly to Knasai International Airport (KIX)
<2>Transfer to Kobe by sea or road

Proposed Venue & Accomodation

Venue: The Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Ariston Hotel (connected to KCCI)

Easy access - Located on Port Island, a man made island directly in front of downtown Kobe.
Meeting rooms are located on the 3rd floor of the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry while poster sessions and exhibition take place on the 2nd floor.
All dining and function will take place in the adjacent Ariston Hotel Kobe which connects to the chamber of commerce via undercover walkway to make for a convenient and compact venue space.


Please arrange accommodation by yourself. There are a number of hotels and Inns available in Kobe, and you can check out,,, and so on. Below are some hotels for your reference: