The 19th International

Cyclodextrin Symposium

April 27-30,


Sophia University

Tokyo, Japan

The due date of manuscript submission for special issue has been postponed to June 15, 2018.



About ICS

The 19th International Cyclodextrin Symposium (ICS 2018) will be held on April 27 – 30, 2018 at Sophia University in Tokyo Japan, with the aim to present the achievements in the field of cyclodextrin science and technology and promote communications for the scientists all around the world. The first ICS was held in Budapest, Hungary in 1981 organized by Prof. J. Szejtli. The 2nd ICS was held in Tokyo, Japan in 1984. Also the 7th ICS (ICS 1994) and the 14th ICS (ICS 2008) were held in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.  Thus the ICS 2018 will be the forth time ICS held in Japan.


The 19th International Cyclodextrin Symposium (ICS 2018) follows the 18th ICS held on May, 2016 in Florida, USA.  As you know, Tokyo is a capital of Japan and Sophia University (Yotsuya Campus) locates in the heart of Tokyo.  All the researchers who are interested in cyclodextrins are cordially invited.



Tokyo Polytechnic University



Sophia University


The area around the Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University has long been at the center of the Japanese political, economic and cultural worlds. The Imperial Palace, the National Diet, the State Guest House, and the National Diet Library as well as an array of offices of multinational enterprises are all within easy walking distance of the university.

Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University

Railway Access Guide from Narita Airport and Haneda Airport:


The Organizing Committee has reserved hotels in different rate categories for participants of ICS 2018. In order to secure reservation, please make the hotel reservation through the online system (The reservation system using AMARYS opened on Aug 10, 2017).

Plenary Speakers

• Prof. Kohzo Ito (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

• Dr. Cristin Davidson (Albert Einstein University of Medicine, U.S.A.)

Invited Speakers

Akira Harada (Osaka University, Japan)

Antonino Mazzaglia (CNR-ISMN c/o Univ. Messina, Italy)

Carmen Alvarez Lorenzo (Santiago de Compostella, Spain)

Chris Easton (Australian National University, Australia)

Francesco Trotta (University of Torino, Italy)

Gerhard Wenz (Saarland University, Germany)

Helmut Viernstein (University of Vienna, Austria)

Hidetoshi Arima (Kumamoto University, Japan)

Hiroaki Kitagishi (Doshisha University, Japan)

Ingo Jeschke (Wacker Chemie AG, Germany)

Jun Li (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Kazuaki Kato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Keiichi Motoyama (Kumamoto University, Japan)

Keiji Terao (CycloChem Co. Ltd., Japan)

Lajos Szente (CycloLab, Ltd., Hungary)

Matthieu Sollogoub (Sorbonne University, France)

Naoko Ikuta (Kobe University, Japan)

Sophie Fourmentin (University of Littoral, France)

Thornsteinn Loftsson (University of Iceland, Iceland)

Tsukasa Ikeda (Utsunomiya University, Japan)

Yu Liu (Nankai University, China)

Scientific Program

This symposium will cover all aspects of CD researches from fundamental CD sciences to industrial applications. In this symposium two highlighted topics are selected as:

• Cyclodextrins as drug for lysosomal storage disorders

• Cyclodextrins for supramolecular materials

The scientific program includes 1) two plenary lectures regarding the highlighted topics, 2) invited oral presentations, 3) oral presentations, and 4) poster presentations.

Topics and Scope

The scope title is “Cyclodextrins: past, present, and future”.  We will discuss the recent progress in cyclodextrin sciences based on the following topics:

• Supramolecular Chemistry

• Host-Guest Chemistry

• Pharmaceutical Science

• Medical Science

• Biomolecular Science

• Materials Science and Engineering

• Industrial Application

 • Others

[Secretariat and Information]

Takeshi Hashimoto

Address: Department of Materials and Life Sciences,

Faculty of Science and Technology, Sophia University,

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan

E-mail: [Show Email Form]

Phone: +81-3-3238-3370,   Fax: +81-3-3238-3361