The Asian Pacific Phycological Association (APPA)
The APPA co-operates with other national and international phycological organizations to forward these aims. Our conference, the Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF), is held every three years and attracts eminent researchers from the Asian Pacific region and beyond.
Conference – postponed due to Covid-19
The Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF) is held every three years, and is a wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with phycologists from the Asia-Pacific region. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the next APPA, which was to be held in Sapporo in 2020, has been postponed until at least 2021. More information will be made available when alternative dates have been finalised. Please also visit the conference website for more details.
All individuals who attend the Asian Pacific Phycological Forum are automatically Members of the APPA for a period of six years after conference registration.
Organisations that financially support the APPF are Corporate Members of the APPA for the six years following the Conference.
Honorary Members are individuals who have given outstanding service to the Association, and must be nominated by the Council of the Association. Honorary Memberships are lifelong.
Membership fees are included in the Registration Fee of the APPF, and no further payment is required from members.
The APPA is governed by a Council consisting of about 20 members representing the Asian Pacific countries and regions, including elected Presidents (or designated representatives) of national phycological societies in the region. The President and Vice President are elected by this council from among their members, and the Secretary and the Treasurer are appointed by the President.
The Advisory Committee consists of past Presidents of the Association and Honorary Members, and is available to the Council for consultation.
Current Council Members
President: Professor Hiroshi Kawai (Japan)
Vice President: Professor Put O. Ang, Jr (Hong Kong)
Secretary: Dr Anchana Prathep (Thailand)
Treasurer: Professor Jeong Ha Kim (Korea)
Professor Yusho Aruga (Japan)
Professor In Kyu Lee (Korea)
Professor Siew Moi Phang (Malaysia)
Professor Khanjanapaj Lewmanomont (Thailand)
Professor Wendy Nelson (New Zealand)
Professor Sung Min Boo (Korea)
Japan Mitsunobu Kamiya
Japan Chikako Nagasato
Korea Gwang Hoon Kim
Korea Jin Ae Lee
China Zhengyu Hu
China Yong-Ding Liu
China Song Qin
Hong Kong Put O. Ang, Jr
Taiwan Hon-Nong Chou
Taiwan Showe-Mei Lin
Malaysia Chu Wan Loy
Malaysia Lim Phaik Eem
Indonesia Jana Anggadiredja
Thailand Anong Chirapat
Philippines Susan Badia
Russia Tatyana Klochkova
Vietnam Dang Diem Hong
Guam Tom Schils
Australia John Beardall
Australia Alecia Bellgrove
New Zealand Judy Sutherland