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 Interesterification

Ahmadilfitri Md Noor

Sime Darby Plantation, Malaysia



Hak-Ryul Kim

School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

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


Mee Len Chye

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


In-Hwan Kim

School of Biosystem & Biomedical Science, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

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


Zaiton Ahmad

Agrotechnology & Biosciences Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency

Tentative Title:
Improvement of selected crops through mutation breeding technology


Lin-Woo Kang

Department of Biological Sciences, Konkuk University

Tentative Title:
Genome-wide gene expression analysis of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae upon initial interaction with rice


Kan-Fa Chang

Pest Surveillance Section, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Crop Diversification Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Milan Čertik

Institute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Igor Kovalchuk

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

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


Richard D. Ashby

Biobased and Other Animal Coproducts RU, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, USA

Tentative Title:
Antimicrobial character of sophorolipids against select bacterial strains


David Hildebrand

Plant Science Building, Univ. Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Tentative Title:
Genetic improvement of industrial hemp


Aydin Berenjian

Bioprocess Engineering Research, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

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


Stéphan Barbe

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Köln, Germany

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Benjamin Pouvreau

Agriculture and Food, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia

Tentative Title:
High throughput plant metabolic engineering platform


Yong Wang

College of Science & Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou, P.R. China

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


Jay Shockey

Southern Regional Research Center, USDA-ARS, New Orleans, LA, USA

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed

Tsunehiro Aki

Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, Japan

Tentative Title:
Biorefinery processes for lipid production


Casimir C. Akoh

Department of Food Science and Technology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Tokuma Fukuoka

National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

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


Li-Hua Zhu

Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Sheau-Fang Hwang

Pest Surveillance Section, Crop Research and Extension Division, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Crop Diversification Centre North, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


John L. Harwood

Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Biomedical Sciences Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX, Wales, U.K

Tentative Title:
Increasing oil yields in oilseed rape


Yomi Watanabe

Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Morinomiya Center, Osaka, Japan

Tentative Title:
Analytical method to analyze FA distribution in fat of high melting point


Tatiana Klempová

Institute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Olga Kovalchuk

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Tentative Title:
Harnessing health benefits of Cannabis sativa


Foo Hooi Ling

Department of Bioprocess Technology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UPM

Tentative Title:
The myth of probiotic characteristics of Lactobacillus plantarum strains


Wirulda Pootakham

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, Thailand

Tentative Title:
SNP-based linkage map construction and QTL mapping of agronomic traits in oil palm using a genotyping-by-sequencing technology


En-Pei Isabel Chiang

Food Science & Biotechnology, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Prof. Dr. Robiah Yunus

Biobased Products and Processing Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Sevim Z. Erhan

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

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Loh Soh Kheang

Energy & Environment Unit, Engineering and Processing Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Board

Tentative Title:
Biofuels and Bioproducts from Oil Palm Biomass

Kazuo Miyashita

Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Suk Hoo Yoon

Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Woosuk University, Samnye, Jeonbuk, Korea

Tentative Title:
Enzymatic production of functional lipids and its application


Martin Rushworth

Novozymes Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Abdelali Hannoufa

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada

Tentative Title:
Biotechnological improvement of Medicago sativa (alfalfa)


Thomas A. McKeon

USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA, USA

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Iva Pichová

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Flemingovo nám. 2, Prague, Czech Republic

Tentative Title:
Targeted mutations of fatty acid desaturases


Toshihiro Nagao

Lipid Engineering Laboratory, Biomaterials and Commodity Chemicals Research Division, Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Morinomiya Center, Osaka, Japan

Tentative Title:
Control of skin microbiome with fatty acids


Lie-Fen Shyur

Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
Novel plant derived agents for cancer prevention


Yu-Ting Chen

Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed


Hsin-sheng Tsay

Institute of Biochemical Sciences and Technology, Chaoyang University of Technology, Wufong, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
Herbs-based functional foods: from laboratories to the market


Yeh-Jin Ahn

Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea

Tentative Title:
Genetic engineering of industrial microorganisms


Masashi Hosokawa

Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan

Tentative Title:
Anti-inflammatory effects of apo-fucoxanthinoids


Ming-Che Shih

Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan

Tentative Title:
Exploring microbial genomes for biocontrol agents against plant pathogens


Thoo Yin Yin

School of Science, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
Formation of oleogel using palm olein


Ying Li

College of Science and Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

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


Phuah Eng-Tong

Department of Agricultural and Food Science, Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Perak, Malaysia

Tentative Title:
To be confirmed