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The 11th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting MIP2021

International Conference Center Hiroshima (ICCH), Japan | July 4 – July 9, 2021


As the situation on the outbreak of COVID-19 is still uncertain, the Society for Molecular Imprinting and the MIP2020 organizers have made the decision to postpone MIP2020 to July 4-9, 2021 in Hiroshima, Japan (MIP2021). As soon as we complete the rearrangement, the revised information will be posted on the web site.

The pre-registered delegate to MIP2020 will automatically be transferred to MIP2021. Please let us know if you will not be able to attend on the rearranged dates.

Your kind understanding to the rescheduling would be gratefully appreciated.

Toshifumi Takeuchi, the chair, MIP2021

The 11th International conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2021)

MIP2021 will be held at International Conference Center Hiroshima (ICCH), Japan from July 4 to 9. This conference aims to bring together scientists and engineers interested in molecular imprinting and related technologies, from academia and industry, in a productive and manageable environment. The scope of the conference ranges from new concepts and principles to advanced preparation techniques and industrial applications. The program will include a special session on bio-related cutting-edge research in Japan, presented by Prof. Kazunori Kataoka (DDS and nanomedicines), Prof. Takahiro Ochiya (Extracellular vesicles), Prof. Kazuhiko Ishihara (Biomaterials), and Prof. Yasushi Okada (Super-resolution imaging).


Since the first conference held in Cardiff, UK, in 2000, the MIP Conference has acted as the most relevant forum for researchers to share new ideas, discuss the most recent advancements, and exchange information. We hope that MIP2021 will provide participants with an excellent opportunity to accelerate future developments through various presentations and discussions, as well as building friendships. Hiroshima is known worldwide as an international city of peace and culture, and we will welcome all participants equally, regardless of age, sex, nationality, religion, and political belief. We are looking forward to meeting you in Hiroshima.

MIP2021 Organizing Committee, Toshifumi Takeuchi (Chair)

Important Dates

Start of abstract submission
To be Announced
End of abstract submission
To be Announced
Notification of acceptance
To be Announced
End of early registration
To be Announced
End of regular registration
To be Announced
Opening the conference
To be Announced


March 17, 2020

The MIP2020 organizing committee is concerned about the recent situation of the Coronavirus COVID-19. You may be also afraid of not being able to attend MIP2020 due to the regulation of travel abroad and/or the anxiety of infection. We are now conferring with the board members of SMI on this matter.

This is a difficult decision for us, but we believe that the attendants‘ safety and enjoyable staying in Japan are most important. We will announce our decision to all of you by the end of March, whether MIP2020 are being hold as scheduled or postponed. Your kind patience and helpful cooperation would be gratefully appreciated.

February 17, 2020
MIP2020 will be held as scheduled, while we are carefully watching the ongoing situation on the coronavirus 2019-nCoV.
The end of abstract submission and the notification of acceptance have been changed to March 31, 2020 (GMT+9) and April 5, 2020 (GMT+9), respectively.
The end of Early Registration has been changed to April 15, 2020 (GMT+9).
The following condition in the abstract submission process: “At least one presenter from each accepted abstract should register for the Conference by March 1, 2020, to be included in the final program.” has been changed to “At least one presenter from each accepted abstract should register for the Conference by April 15, 2020, to be included in the final program.”
January 7, 2020
Information on GSS-BFM in Asia 2020 has been added.
December 4, 2019
The special issue will be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B (RSC). Please see "Call for papers to the special Issue" site.
December 4, 2019
The organizing committee has set up the best speak awards and the best poster awards in MIP2020, sponsored by The Royal Society of Chemistry and MDPI. Please see "Abstract Submission" site.
November 29, 2019
October 11, 2019
The date of the special session and gala dinner have been changed to June 24 from June 25.
October 07, 2019
Abstract Submission has been started.
September 25, 2019
Web site opened.