The 19th Meeting of Japanese Association for Food Immunology (JAFI2023)


Conference Theme

Connection of Food and Health through Gut Environment


14 November 2023 – 15 November 2023


Tower Hall Funabori (Edogawa-ku, Tokyo)


Miyuki Tanaka (Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.)


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Plenary Lecture

Effect of lactoferrin on the immune system
Shinichi Hashimoto (Department of Molecular Pathophysiology, Institute of Advanced Medicine, Wakayama Medical University)

Symposium 1

Gut Environment and Immune System

S1-1Age-related disruption of the crosstalk between host and gut microbiota through Immunoglobulin A
Shimpei Kawamoto (RIMD, Osaka University)
S1-2Regulation of gut microbiota via innate immune function by Paneth cell α-defensin
Kiminori Nakamura (Innate Immunity Laboratory, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University)
S1-3 Uniqueness of maternal immune functions revealed by mucosal immunology researches in the field of agricultural science
Tomonori Nochi (Tohoku University Graduate School of Agricultural Science)
S1-4Host-derived microRNAs mediate cross-talk between host and gut microbiota
Kei Sonoyama (Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University)

Symposium 2

Brain-gut Dynamics: Impact of Food to Health

S2-1Role of microbiota-gut-brain interaction in pathology of eating disorders
Nobuyuki Sudo (Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University)
S2-2Activation of the gut-brain interaction by exosomes induced by food components
Yoshinori Katakura (Kyushu University)
S2-3Immune response in the brain and gut-brain interaction
Minako Ito (Division of Allergy and Immunology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University)
S2-4 Prevention of cognitive frailty (mild cognitive impairment) by probiotics
Daisuke Asaoka(Department of Gastroenterology, Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center)

Symposium 3

Gut Microbial Metabolites and Diseases: Role of Food

S3-1Anti-allergic effects of short chain fatty acids
Chiharu Nishiyama (Department of Biological Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science)
S3-2Daikenchuto alleviates colitis by reshaping microbial profiles and enhancing group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3)
Naoko Satoh-Takayama (Laboratory for Intestinal Ecosystem, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences)
S3-3Elucidation of the human gut environment associated with colorectal cancer progression
Takuji Yamada (School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
S3-4A crucial role of a novel free-fatty acid receptor GPR164 in maintaining intestinal homeostasis
Takako Ikeda (Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)

BMFH lecture

Effects of food-derived intestinal bacterial metabolites on host health
Shin Kurihara (Faculty of Biology-oriented Science and Technology, Kindai University)