Dear Members of Society for Free Radical Research Asia (SFRR Asia),
It is great pleasure and honor for me to become the President of Society for Free Radical Research Asia.
My duty as the President of SFRR Asia started from January 2020 after organizing 9th SFRR Asia biennial meeting in Kyoto, Japan.
First of all, I would like to thank former President Prof. Yang Liu (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) for his leadership between 2018 and 2019, as well as to other all the members of the our executive members.
SFRR Asia currently consists of China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand. As these seven regions has their own SFRR society, I believe that it allow to increase and consolidate the membership of the Society and activities and also extend the strength of these field in Asia– hopefully make it attractive to a new generation of members.
The most characteristic merit of this society is the variety of researchers we hold, starting from chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists to physicians.
During my period of Presidency, I would like to attract more researchers from other societies in Asia. I believe that it is important to increasing the number, and rate of retention, of members of the Society who are younger scientists.
Next Biennial Meeting of SFRR International will be held in Taiwan in March 2020, organizing by SFRR Taiwan. As it’s term of SFRR Asia organization, I would like to ask all of you for your support of this meeting.
Since the meeting will expect variety of scientists from all over the world, it will be great opportunity to study on free radicals and antioxidants and any related fields. We look forward to integrating all the remarkable and meaningful knowledge that the SFRR regional members has been developed throughout the history of the society.
I wish you all the best and good health for 2020!
Yuji Naito, M.D., Ph.D.
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan