Our Mission

=The Study of Bioscience and Bioengineering=

The society aims to contribute to the development of science by providing a means for the eminent research studies on theories and practical applications of biotechnology to be disseminated through all individuals holding interest in the field.

President (2021.5.25 – 2023.5)
Eiichiro Fukusaki (Osaka University)

Vice President (2021.5.25 – 2023.5)
Hideki Aoyagi (University of Tsukuba)
Yoji Hata (Gekkeikan Sake Company, Ltd.)

Business Office
The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
c/o Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, Japan 565-0871
Tel: 81-6-6876-2731 Fax: 81-6-6879-2034


1923 Established as the Osaka Brewing Society.
1962 Renamed as the Society of Fermentation Technology, Japan.
1992 Renamed as the Society for Fermentation and Bioengineering, Japan.
1999 Renamed as the Society for Bioscience and Bioengineering.
2002 80th anniversary
2003 Renamed as the Society for Biotechnology, Japan
2011 Established as Public Interest Corporation
2012 90th anniversary
2022 Celebrating the 100th anniversary


  1. Publishes the society's official Journals (Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering and a Japanese journal, Seibutsu-kogaku Kaishi) and other scientific books.
  2. Holds scientific meetings and symposia.
  3. Maintains contact and cooperates with other related societies both within Japan and overseas.
  4. Encourages research and presents awards for research findings, etc.
  5. Ensures the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and by keeping the Japanese public informed on the importance of biotechnology.
  6. Carries out other necessary activities involved in achieving the goals mentioned above.


  • Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Gene Engineering
  • Enzymology, Protein Engineering, and Enzyme Technology
  • Microbial Physiology and Biotechnology
  • Brewing and Food Technology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Cell and Tissue engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioanalysis
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics