The Asian Conference for Lactic Acid Bacteria (ACLAB) is an annual event which is one of the activities supported by the Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria (AFSLAB). Each member country of AFSLAB takes turn to host this event.

In 2021, Japan is honored to host the ACLAB-11. The conference will be held in an online only, due to COVID-19 pandemic
(Important Announcement from the ACLAB11 Organizing Committee).

The aim of the conference is to provide opportunities for researchers from both academia and industry to communicate the latest scientific topics on lactic acid bacteria and related microbes. The event will be conducted in English and focus on the following topics.

  1. Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotics
  2. Fermentation and Foods
  3. Microbiome
  4. Host-Microbe Interaction
  5. Genetics and Genomics
  6. Physiology and Metabolism
  7. Taxonomy
  8. New Technology

Your active participation will be greatly appreciated.
(Links to Registration and Abstract Submission)

Welcome Messages

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome all of you to join the 11th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria (ACLAB11) in Japan on November 5-6, 2021. Despite the virtual format of the conference, I think ACLAB11 would be a good platform for us to maintain and strengthen our friendship during this pandemic. This conference will consistently be the primary event for AFSLAB members and many researchers in Asia to present new scientific advances of lactic acid bacteria.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to warmly invite you to join the conference. Your valuable participation would be beneficial to all attendees and make the program even more successful and remarkable.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought so many changes and challenges to our working lives, let’s keep striving so we can contribute to the human’s health and the importance of microbiology science

I would like to wish all of you – a very healthy and happy days ahead

Prof. Dr. Endang S Rahayu
Chairperson of Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great honor to host the 11th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria (ACLAB11) in Japan that will take place on November 5-6, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s ACLAB in Thailand was unfortunately cancelled. This year, it still seems difficult to hold the conference in a traditional format. Therefore, we currently plan on holding the ACLAB11 in an online virtual format, although we are cautiously optimistic that we can convene via hybrid format. Despite this difficult situation, it is a good opportunity for us to take advantage of the virtual style. We are planning to host several new activities in the conference, while maintaining the benefits of traditional style conferences. Although we cannot meet and talk to each other face-to-face, we believe that the ACLAB will be a place where all researchers from both academia and industry can exchange and discuss the latest research outcomes and deepen relationships so that we can collectively contribute to human health and well-being through close cooperation.

I look forward to seeing you at ACLAB11.

Prof. Yoshio KATAKURA
Chairperson of ACLAB11, President of JSLAB

Important Announcement from the ACLAB11 Organizing Committee

The ACLAB11 Organizing Committee has decided to hold ACLAB11 as an online-only event. We have been discussing the possibility of convening ACLAB11 in a hybrid format. However, the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections has been spreading in Japan since April, and there is no indication that entry restrictions and quarantine measures will be eased by the time ACLAB11 is held in November. Given this situation and for the safety and health of all participants and staff, we regret to inform you that we have decided not to hold the event in a hybrid format. Although we will hold the event virtually, we will make our best effort to prepare and make the reception and get-together party as real as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
Tetragenococcus halophilus
Bifidobacterium bifidum

Source: National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)