20th-23rd November 2023 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.


Thank you. Application for presentation was closed on 31 August 2023.

Thank you. Registration was closed on 31 August 2023.

The BACELL meeting 2023 will be held on 20th-23rd November 2023 in Kobe, Japan.

[NEW] The programme and abstract book: HERE.

BACIP European student travel award
Thanks to the generous support of Bacillus Industrial Platform (BACIP), 10 European students will enjoy 1,000 EUR of the travel award for each. The awardee will be selected based on the quality of the submitted abstracts. This time, we might consider early career Postdocs as well.

BACIP European student travel award winners:

Valentina Andrea Floccari (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Cyprien Guérin (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
May Khider (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Veronika Kočárková (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, Czech Republic)
Michael Kohlstedt (Saarland University, Germany)
Thomas Konjetzko (Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, Germany)
Sandra Maaß (University of Greifswald, Germany)
Shafagh Moradian (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Frederic Schramm (Newcastle University, UK)
Frederik Völker (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

BACELL2023-Kobe is supported by NBRP.
The National BioResource Project (NBRP) collects, preserves, and provides bioresources that form the basis and foundation of life science research. BACELL2023 is supported by NBRP of bacteria including E. coli and B. subtitlis.


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


20th to 23rd November 2023

・Brief schedule (The detailed version is HERE)

BACELL2023-KOBE Programme
20 November
13:00- Registration (KOBE Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2F Event Hall)
18:00- Welcome reception (Ariston Hotel 2F)
21 November
09:00-10:15 Oral session 1: Antimicrobials and toxins (KOBE Chamber of Commerce and Industry 3F Lecture Hall)
10:15-10:45 Coffee break (KOBE Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2F Event Hall)
10:45-12:00 Oral session 2: Evolution and mobile genetic elements/Microbial interaction
12:00-13:00 Lunch (Ariston Hotel 2F)
13:00-14:15 Rapid fire (All posters, 70 sec for each) Posters
14:15-15:30 Oral session 3: Biotechnology 1
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:15 Oral session 4: Biotechnology 2
17:15-18:30 Poster session 1 (Odd numbers) (KOBE Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2F Event Hall) Posters
22 November
09:00-10:15 Oral session 5: Biotechnology 3
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:00 Oral session 6: Regulation
12:00-13:00 Lunch (Ariston Hotel 2F)
13:00-14:30 Poster session 2 with coffee (Even numbers) Posters
14:30-16:00 Oral session 7: Sporulation and development/Stress response
16:00-16:15 Break without coffee
16:15-17:15 Oral session 8: Cell division/Others
18:00- Banquet (Ariston Hotel 16F Party Hall)
23 November
10:00-17:00 Optional excursion: Himeji Castle (Buses from KOBE Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
(Details are provided on the registration page.)

The detailed version is HERE.

The programme and abstract book: HERE.

・The organizing commitee

Chair: Ken-ichi Yoshida, Kobe Univ
Co-chair(General affairs): Kei Asai, Tokyo Univ Agri
Accountants: Kenji Tsuge/Shu Ishikawa, Kobe Univ
External affairs: Hiromu Takamatsu, Setsunan Univ/Saori Kosono, Univ Tokyo
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 2023 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: 1.6 million, 6th largest city in Japan
Average Temp (November): 9ºC - 17ºC
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: