The World Oyster Society

The 5th International Oyster Symposium

December 10-13, 2013 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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The announcement of IOS5

We are pleased to inform you that the 5th International Oyster Symposium (IOS5) is being held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 10-13, 2013. The theme for the conference is “Positioning for Profit”.
The IOS5 is being held jointly with Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2013 (APA13) in the same venue, Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. This conference will enable academics, researchers and farmers from all over the world to present research and skills in each oyster session. 
This two day event will feature keynote addresses as well as oral and poster presentations. WOS encourages presentations by young researchers and based on the presentations made, the society will present young researcher awards. 
In addition to the scientific program, there will be opportunities for all participants to network with colleagues through the conference. 
Please note that registrations for APA13 will include attendance to the IOS5, so simply register for APA13. Abstract submission is also via the APA13 submission process. When prompted indicate that the abstract is intended for “oysters” or note IOS5 in the “special sessions” category. To qualify for Member Rate, we encourage you to join our society.
We look forward to welcoming you in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in December.

The World Oyster Society

The information of IOS5

Information brochure (part) >> click here

APA2013 session >> click here

IOS5 Best Young Scientist Award Winners

First Prize Winner

Ms. Emiko Miki (Watanabe Oyster Laboratory Co., Ltd. Japan)

Relationship between selenium supplementation by oyster extract and reduction of the serum cholesterol in type 2 diabetic patients.


It is my great pleasure and honor to accept the award of best young scientist. I would like to thank to Dr. Mitsugu Watanabe, Dr. Hitoshi Chiba, Dr. Huifang Wang and the World Oyster Society for this opportunity. I am grateful for Watanabe Oyster Laboratory Co., Ltd. This award would not have been possible without the considerable support of them. We hope to continue to demonstrate the health benefits of oysters while advancing with research to increase the added value of oysters in order to contribute to the happiness of people worldwide.

Second Prize Winner

Dr. Xiangyun Wu (Key Laboratory of Marine Bio-resource Sustainable Utilization, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Guangzhou, China)

Mitochondrial DNA and morphological identification of Crassostrea zhanjiangensis sp. nov. (Bivalvia: Ostreidae): A new species sympatric with the Hong Kong oyster in Zhanjiang, China >> abstract


It is my great honour to receive the award at IOS5. I would like to thank the World Oyster Society, Prof. Katsuyoshi Mori and all colleagues who pay close attention to our work on oysters’ species identification and diversity. I firmly believe that this award will encourage me and my collaborators to work harder in future studies.

IOS List

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