On Behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd Aquaphotomics International Symposium


Welcome to Aquaphotomics!


The importance of water in biological systems has not been well explored and recognized. In recent years, along with the advancement of computer science, data analysis and new measurement technologies, water has been studied by scientists and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. This new trend deserves special attention and effort to bring new findings and discoveries about water to a wider audience.

Aquaphotomics is a new “–omics” discipline advocated by Professor Tsenkova from the Biomeasurement Technology Laboratory at the Faculty of Agriculture in Kobe University, Japan. The main objective 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 a holistic bio marker, which works as molecular mirror, epitomizing the respective system.

In October 2014, we organized the 1st International Symposium on Aquaphotomics as a part of Kobe University Symposium held at its European Office in Brussels, Belgium. Scientists from 11 countries, mainly in Europe, came with talks and posters. Since then, a 5-year EU project which includes Aquaphotomics was started at UC Dublin. On November 26 – 29 2016, the 2nd International Symposium was held at Kobe University in Japan. Researchers from around the world participated in the event and presented their research studies on Aquaphotomics. Workshops were organized to introduce new analysis techniques and open lectures were held to promote the importance of water science. This year, the 3rd Aquaphotomics International Symposium will be held on December 2 – 6 in the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center in Awaji, Japan. In the world of inter-disciplinary science and technology, understanding the role of water and how it works is of crucial importance. This will pave a new path for hardware and software development of new water measurement devices. 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. New methods and instruments measuring changes in water structure directly related to disease diagnosis, understanding and prevention will lead to discoveries of new phenomena.

Thanks to the support of all the co-organizers 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.

We look forward to welcoming you all in the beautiful city of Awaji.


Roumiana Tsenkova