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International Society of Rare Sugars (ISRS)

About International Society of Rare Sugars

Organization (international committee)

Prof. K. Izumori (President, Japan)
Prof. M. Leisola (Vice President , Finland)
Prof. M. Tokuda (Japan)
Prof. F. Giffhorn (Germany)
Prof. E. Vandamme (Belgium)
Assoc.Prof. C-S. Park (Korea)
Prof. L. Saisamorn (Thailand)
Prof. G. WJ. Fleet (UK)
Prof. A.L. Weber (USA)
Prof. S. Hayakawa (Japan)
Prof. K. Akimitsu (Japan)

Constitution and Regulation of the ISRS

1. Name and Purpose
The name of this organization shall be the International Society of Rare Sugars, hereinafter known as the ISRS.
The purpose of the ISRS is to perform world-wide activities for scientific society on rare sugars by international scientists with a variety of research fields. (Definition of rare sugars is described elsewhere.) 

2. Membership
2.1 The membership shall consist of two classes, regular members (an individual) and supporting members (corporation and institutions) that are interested in rare sugars.
2.2 Application for membership shall proceed on the ISRS homepage.
2.3 All members shall not pay annual dues. 

3. Constitution
3.1 The International Committee shall be composed of 10-15 international scientists with a variety of research fields and shall be responsible for all the ISRS activities.
3.2 The International Committee selects President and Vice-President.
3.3 The International Committee may appoint Advisory Board members whom the International Committee may consult.
 

4. Management
4.1 Head Office
The Head Office is founded in Kagawa University. The Head Office consists of Secretary Board and Web Board. International Committee selects all officers of Head Office from members working in Kagawa area.

4.1.1 Secretary Board
Secretary Board consists of a chief secretary, a vice-chief secretary, an accountant and a few secretaries who manage general office works.

4.1.2 Web Board
Web Board consists of a chief web editor, a vice-chief web editor and a few web editors who manage the ISRS homepage and circulates information on rare sugars. 

5. Finances
5.1 All the activities are supported by the donations from regular members and supporting members.
5.2 Settlement of accounts may be reported on the ISRS homepage.

 6. Amendment
Any modification of constitution and regulation will be proposed by the International Committee; the information will be posted on the ISRS homepage.