On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Aquaphotomics Symposium:
WELCOME TO AQUAPHOTOMICS
The importance of water in biological systems has not been well explored and recognized. Recently, with the development of computer science, data analysis and new measurement technologies, water has been studied by scientific teams in wide variety of disciplines. This new trend deserves special attention and effort to bring new findings and discoveries about water to wider audience. Aquaphotomics is a new “– omics” discipline introduced by the Laboratory of Bio Measurement Technology at Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University, Japan.
The main object of this new field is to understand the role of the water molecular system by monitoring water spectrum of bio – and aqueous systems under various perturbations. Aquaphotomics presents water spectrum as holistic bio marker, which works as molecular mirror, epitomizing the respective system.
In October 2014, we have organized the First International Symposium on Aquaphotomics as a part of Kobe University Symposium held at its European Office in Brussels, Belgium (www.aquaphotomics.com). Scientists from 11 countries, mainly in Europe, came with talks and posters. Since then, new 5-years EU project lead by Prof. Aoife Gowen, UCD Ireland, and some other works, all on Aquaphotomics, have started all over the world and the number of papers in the area of Aquaphotomics has increased. In these regards, we decided to hold the Second Aquaphotomics International Symposium this year, from 26 to 29 November, at Kobe University in Japan.
In the contemporary world of interdisciplinary science and technology understanding the role of water and how it works is of crucial importance. This will pave a new venue for hardware and software development of new water measurement devices and technologies. New methods and instruments measuring changes in water structure directly related to disease diagnosis, understanding and prevention will appear. New industry of big data management and analysis of spectral data coming out of in-vivo bio monitoring will be seen in food quality evaluation and biotechnology.
Thanks to the support of Kobe University and all the Japanese coorganizers of the Symposium we have the ambition to establish a network of scientists from different disciplines learning about the water molecular matrix and its direct relation to system functionality, for the benefit of society. Looking forward to welcome you all in the beautiful city of Kobe.