Poster Awards were given to :
Chun-Ya Chen --- National Tsing Hua University
Facet-Dependent Catalytic Activity of Gold Nanocubes, Octahedra, and Rhombic Dodecahedra toward 4-Nitroanaline Reduction
Yasuhito Nakahara --- Osaka University
Au-Catalyzed Direct Substitution of Alcohols with Nitrogen Nucleophiles
Daniel Widmann --- Ulm University
Preferential CO oxidation on oxide supported Au catalysts - O2 activation, nature of the active oxygen species and origin of selectivity
Nanotechnology & Materials
Masayuki Kanehara --- Okayama University
Electroconductive π-junction Au Nanoparticles
Yohei Konishi --- The University of Tokyo
Photoelectrochemical Dip Formation in Spectrum of Plasmonic Au Nanoparticles on TiO2
Shotaro Saito --- Ibaraki University
Characteristics of Selective Separation and Recovery for Gold(III) using pH Responsive Polymer in Ternary Liquid-liquid Extraction and its Application to Recycle System
Prasenjit Maity --- Hokkaido university
Synthesis and Characterization of Alkyne Protected Gold Clusters
Jonathan Edgar --- University of Mainz
Label-free detection of Adsorbates and Near-field Diffusers with Individual Gold Nanorods
- August 31, 2012
All online systems, registration, payment, and any changes, will be closed on 31 August, 12 midnight.
- August 28, 2012
Excursion: on 09 September:
"A motorcoach, which holds 40 people, will take you to the excursion.
Only a few seats are still available; please make a reservation at your
- August 27, 2012
Abstract Book is distributed in a form of USB flash memory.
- August 27, 2012
Information on Exhibition.
- August 27, 2012
Information on conference poster award.
- August 21, 2012
Accompanying persons program is available.
Accompanying persons can join welcome reception, coffee break, and short trips near Tokyo area.
- August 17, 2012
The submission of poster presentation will be closed at August 25.
- August 10, 2012
Deadline of pre registration: 20 August, midnight
Deadline of registration fee payment (Early bird): 20 August, midnight
Paypal system is available until 31 August for pre-registrants only.
- August 07, 2012
- If you submit poster presentation after 8 August, please send your abstract to the secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your abstract is shown on a separate sheet, not in USB abstract book.
- The deadline for early registration is closed on 20 August.
No longer available after 21 August.
- Paypal system is available from 21 August to 31 August midnight at on-site price only for participants who already create "my page".
- August 03, 2012
Oral and Poster Program has been updated on Scientific Program page.
- July 24, 2012
Registration for excursion is available.
- July 11, 2012
Poster presentation is still available.
Please be noted that your presentation title is not shown in the program, separate sheets will be prepared instead.
Thank you for your understanding.
- June 14, 2012
Tour program (Extra-charge required) :
We are planning to hold Excursion tour around Hakone area.
Please check the Social Event page.
Excursion registration open will be coming at the beginning of JULY.
- June 1, 2012
The deadline for submissions to the Gold Scientist Prize has been extended to 8th June 2012, 5pm GMT.
- May 28, 2012
The deadline for early registration has been extended from 31 May to 15 June.
- May 23, 2012
Acceptance letter for abstract has already sent.
If you have not received yet, please contact Conference Desk
- May 15, 2012
Gold Scientist Prize Programme is open!
- April 1, 2012
Abstract submission for only poster presentation is acceptable.
- March 2, 2012
Renewal: Invited Speakers
- February 29, 2012
The Abstract Submission deadline date extended to March 31st, 2012.
Call for more submission of Abstracts!
- February 1, 2012
Gold Conference Registration Is Open
- January 23, 2012
Please note that there is a change concerning submission by corresponding author.
- December 29, 2011
Abstract Submission is open!
Deadline of Abstract Submission ---
February 29, 2012
Gold is the first metal that human beings encountered several thousands of years ago. Throughout history, it has always had the power to dazzle; it is beautiful, luminous, rare, and eternal. In the 21st century, a new gold rush has just started at the leading edge of nano-science and –technology research. A leading field is catalysis by gold. For a century gold in bulk had been considered to be too noble to work as a catalyst. However it has recently been proved that gold exhibits surprisingly high catalytic activity for many reactions when deposited as nanoparticles on base metal oxides, carbons, and polymers.
Gold colloids and nanoparticles of different morphology are also attracting growing interest and leading to emerging applications in DNA diagnosis, health care, and new paints. Coulomb blockade by quantum dots may presents a new topic in electronics. Self-assembled monolayers on a substrate of gold is also a fascinating area of research where the functionalization of solid surfaces leads to catalysis, and optoelectronic applications. These are only part of the expanding science and technology of gold and in other areas we also expect discoveries and achievements that will be highlighted at this conference.
This conference presents a forum where scientists and technologists can come together to learn and discuss the latest advances in gold science and technology. You are cordially invited to the first Gold Conference in Asia. Japan was once called the island of gold (Zipang) and is now moving to the island to nano-gold. You can enjoy a whole view of Tokyo from the conference site, the 42nd and 43rd floors of Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku.