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President-elect's Message

Dr. Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
Prof. Shinya Toyokuni, M.D./Ph.D.
Department of Pathology and Biological Responses
Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

Dear Members of SFRR-Asia:

My duty as the President of SFRR Asia started after the completion of SFRR Asia meeting held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November/December, which was very successful with many young participants. I would like to thank former President Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu (Chang-Gung University, Taiwan) for his cheerful leadership between 2014 and 2015.

SFRR Asia currently consists of China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan. Each region has its own SFRR society and the members are gradually increasing. We cannot live without oxygen, iron and foods. These inevitably cause oxidative stress. Thanks to the eradication of major infectious diseases through the discovery of antibiotics, the average lifetime of humans in Asian countries dramatically increased in the past few decades. And now the major causes of death in most of the countries are cancer and atherosclerosis. Indeed, oxidative stress is intimately associated with their pathogenesis. 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, and would like to return our novel scientific findings into our ordinary life for better human health.

SFRR societies hold many meetings worldwide as you can see in our homepage. I encourage especially young scientists to attend those meetings. Among them, SFRR Asia prepares travel awards and young investigator awards in the SFRR International meeting and in SFRR Asia meeting. We also have an official journal “Free Radical Research” published by Tailor & Francis (impact factor 2.976). I encourage the support of this journal from the members of SFRR Asia. A special issue is usually published after SFRR Asia meetings.

I look forward to seeing you all in SFRR meetings, and to working with you.

Sincerely yours,

Shinya Toyokuni, M.D., Ph.D.
Nagoya University, Japan

President elect

Dr. Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
Prof. Yang Liu, MS,PhD
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Beijing CHINA
Dear all,

I’d like to express my sincere thanks for my supporters and the committee in the election. It is my great honor to serve as the President-elect of SFRR Asia during 2016-2017. I will facilitate President Shinya Toyokuni for his vision and to strengthen the connections among the Regional Societys of SFRR Asia as well as with SFRR International .

Free radicals extensively exist in the life system. Despite breakthroughs about the properties of free radicals sprouts in recent years, the mystery of the free radicals still needs to be discovered. These unknown appeal researchers to the adventure of exploring the nature and the beauty of free radicals. And we welcome new scholars as fresh blood to join in the journey and I do wish SFRR Asia could act as an excellent platform to share our experience, our joy and our hard. New findings are encouraged and welcome to be submitted to our official Journal‘ Free Radical Research’.

I wish I could have a wonderful collaboration with you all and meet you as the SFRR Asia meeting!

Yang Liu, MS,PhD
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Beijing CHINA

Society for Free Radical Research

The Society promotes interest in all aspects of research into the reactions
and properties of free radicals and into their physical, chemical,
biological, medical and industrial roles.

SFRR International

Founded in 1982, and now with over 2800 members worldwide, the Society
consists of six autonomous regional groups: SFRR Asia, SFRR Europe, SFRR
Australasia, the Oxygen Society (Pan America), SFRR Africa, and SFRR ASEAN.

SFRR Asia Biennial Meetings
 1st 2003 November 6-8  Seoul, Korea
President: Myung-Hee Chung (Korea)

2nd 2005 June 24-29  Shanghai, China
President: Baolu Zhao (China)

3rd 2007 January 8-11   Lonavala, India
President: T.P.A. Devasagayam (India)

4th 2009 July 9-12   Langkawi, Malaysia
President: Kala Nesaretnam (Malaysia)

5th 2011 August 31 - September 4 Kagoshima, Japan
President: Hideyuki Majima (Japan)

6th 2013 October 16 - 19, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
President: Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu (Taiwan)

7th 2015 November 29-December 2, Chiang Mai, Thailand
President:Maitree Suttajit (Thailand)