mpob isbab2018

ISBAB 2018

The 14th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

Keynote Speakers

Datuk Dr. Ahmad Kushairi Din

Director-General
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)


Andrew H.-J. Wang

Vice President (Emeritus), Professor
Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Programme


  • There will be 2 keynote address and 5 plenary lectures opened to all delegates.

  • Three concurrent sessions will be held, comprising lectures based on three main areas:
    1. Agricultural Biotechnology
    2. Biofuel & Bioprocesses
    3. Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals

  • Lunch with two teas will be provided throughout the first two days (22 and 23 October 2018) of the conference.

  • The second day ends with a closing ceremony and an international themed high-tea buffet as an additional platform for networking.

  • The third day of the programme (24 October 2018) involves a study tour opened to international delegates to experience a plantation tour, and enjoy cultural sights and local cuisines.

Plenary Speakers

TITLE:
Role of Biostimulants in Oil Palm Health Enhancement

Sharifah Shahrul Rabiah binti Syed Alwee

Felda Global Ventures, Malaysia

TITLE:
Functional analysis of genes in regulating perianth identity and development in orchids

Chang-Hsien Yang

National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

TITLE:
Bioprocess development using microbial metabolisms

Jun Ogawa

Kyoto University, Japan

TITLE:
Oils & Fats Modification – Enzymatic Interesterificatio

Ahmadilfitri Md Noor

Sime Darby Plantation, Malaysia

TITLE:
Lactic Acid Bacteria: The Myth As Bio-transformation Agent For Cellulosic Biomass

Foo Hooi Ling

Universiti Putra Malaysia



Agricultural Biotechnology
Kan-Fa Chang

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Canada

Tentative Title:
The occurrence of verticillium wilt of faba bean (Vicia faba) caused by Verticillium dahliae in Alberta, Canada


Sheau-Fang Hwang

University of Alberta, Canada

Tentative Title:
Short rotation of canola crops increases clubroot severity and accelerates the development of new clubroot strains in Alberta, Canada


Lin-Woo Kang

Konkuk University, Republic of Korea

Tentative Title:
Understanding the plant-pathogen interactions between rice and rice pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae at early stage


Mee-Len Chye

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tentative Title:
Potential applications of acyl-CoA-binding proteins in agricultural biotechnology


Kien Len Chong

Orion Biosains Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Advancing precision agriculture with high-throughput molecular biology tools


Wei-Kang Lee

Codon Genomics Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
The convergence of genomics, data analytics and technology for smart agriculture


Denis Murphy

University of South Wales, United Kingdom

Tentative Title:
Biotechnological approaches to promoting the sustainable development of the global oil palm industry


John L. Harwood

Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Tentative Title:
Increasing oil yields in oilseed rape


Jay Shockey

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (Southern Regional Research Center), USA

Tentative Title:
High oleate cottonseed oil: Beyond FAD2


Wirulda Pootakham

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand

Tentative Title:
Genome-wide SNP discovery and QTL mapping of agronomic traits in oil palm


Soheil S. Mahmoud

University of British Columbia, Canada

Tentative Title:
Prenyltransferases of lavenders


Abdelali Hannoufa

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

Tentative Title:
A step forward: Research towards improving alfalfa traits


David Hildebrand

University of Kentucky, USA

Tentative Title:
Potential of industrial hemp for medicinal, food and industrial uses


Igor Kovalchuk

University of Lethbridge, Canada

Tentative Title:
Methylome and transcriptome of various strains of Cannabis sativa (hemp) plants


Benjamin Pouvreau

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

Tentative Title:
High-throughput plant metabolic engineering platform


Tokuma Fukuoka

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Tentative Title:
Development of glycolipid biosurfactants and their potential application for agriculture

Biofuel & Bioprocesses
Aydin Berenjian

The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Tentative Title:
Bioprocess intensification as a tool to revolutionise fermentation industries


Thomas A. McKeon

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (Western Regional Research Center), USA

Tentative Title:
Replacing petroleum-derived chemicals with industrial chemicals from crops


Sevim Z. Erhan

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (Eastern Regional Research Center), USA

Tentative Title:
Emerging markets in bioproducts


Hak-Ryul Kim

Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea

Tentative Title:
Dihydroxy fatty acid (DOD): Efficient substrate for production of diverse value-added functional lipids


In-Hwan Kim

Korea University, Republic of Korea

Tentative Title:
Synthesis of adipate ester by lipase-catalysed esterification in a solvent-free system


Yong Wei Tiong

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Physical properties of non-corrosive [HSO4]- based ionic liquids and its catalysis for ethyl levulinate biofuel production


Martin Rushworth

Novozymes Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Biotechnology developments and the future of palm oil processing


Loh Soh Kheang

Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Biofuels and bioproducts from oil palm biomass


Wan Azlina Wan Ab Karim Ghani

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Palm oil-based formulated biopesticides: Formulation, characterisation and testing


Wolfgang Eger

Iosynth Labs Pvt Ltd, India

Tentative Title:
White biotechnology in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries


Tatiana Klempová

Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic

Tentative Title:
Utilisation of animal waste fat for production of fungal biologically active metabolites


Arief Izzairy Zamani

Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Oil to acids: Microbial conversion of palm oil to organic acids under minimal sterilisation


Yeh-Jin Ahn

Sangmyung University, Republic of Korea

Tentative Title:
Genetic engineering of industrial microorganisms


Tsunehiro Aki

Hiroshima University, Japan

Tentative Title:
Lipid biorefinery using versatile microbial catalysts


Milan Čertik

Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic

Tentative Title:
Biosynthesis of erucic acid by recombinant Yarrowia lipolytica

Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
Kazuo Miyashita

Hokkaido University, Japan

Tentative Title:
Innovative approaches in seaweeds as functional food materials


Yu-Ting Chen

National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
Building up the highest astaxanthin production platform by using optimal cultural condition analysis of Chlorella sp. DT and the transgenic approach


Masashi Hosokawa

Hokkaido University, Japan

Tentative Title:
Anti-inflammatory effects of apo-fucoxanthinoids


Suk-Hoo Yoon

Woosuk University, Republic of Korea

Tentative Title:
Enzymatic production of functional lipids and its application


Casimir C. Akoh

The University of Georgia, USA

Tentative Title:
Concentration and enzymatic modification of stearidonic acid soybean oil


Yong Wang

Jinan University, People's Republic of China

Tentative Title:
Enzymatic preparation of diacylglycerols-enriched oil by interesterification of saturated monoacylglycerols with medium-chain triacylglycerols


Ying Li

Jinan University, People's Republic of China

Tentative Title:
Vegetable oils as alternative solvents for green oleo-extraction, purification and formulation for food and nutraceutical products


Yomi Watanabe

Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Tentative Title:
Cytotoxicity evaluation of 2-monochloropropanediol


Harrison Lau Lik Nang

Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Production of palm vitamin E and carotenoids


En-Pei Isabel Chiang

National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Lie-Fen Shyur

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
Phytomedicine polypharmacology: Complementary strategy for cancer prevention


Sitti Rahma Abdul Hafid

Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Combination of palm tocotrienols and dendritic cells in cancer immunotherapy suppressed 4T1 tumours in BALB/c mice


Kevin L. Ohashi

Phenolaeis, USA

Tentative Title:
Commercial health and wellness applications of water-soluble palm fruit bioactives


Olga Kovalchuk

University of Lethbridge, Canada

Tentative Title:
Harnessing the health benefits of Cannabis sativa


Yin Yin Thoo

Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Formation of oleogel using palm olein


Toshihiro Nagao

Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Tentative Title:
Control of skin microbiome with fatty acids


Richard D. Ashby

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (Eastern Regional Research Center), USA

Tentative Title:
Antimicrobial character of sophorolipids against select bacterial strains