Plenary Speakers

Prof. Jo Shu Chang

Chair Professor and Dean of College of Engineering, Tunghai University.

Adjunct Chair Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

President of Taiwan’s Society of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (BEST) Executive committee member of Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB)

 Title of talk: Realising Circular Bioeconomy via a Microalgae Platform

Dr. Christian Patermann

Fellow of the International Society of Horticultural Societies, Louvain.

Member of the Georgofili Academy, Florence.

Member of the first Research and Technology Council “BioEconomy” of the Federal German Government.

Title of Talk: Bioeconomy – fit for the next decade -hype or reality

Keynote Speakers

Professor Dr. David Barrie Johnson

School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Wales

Title: Direct and indirect redox reactions catalysed by acidophilic prokaryotes and how these mediate metal recovery

Professor Dr. Kenji Sakai

Kyushu University, Japan

Title: Mysterious Ecology and Physiology of Extreme Thermophile found in Hyperthermal Compost of Municipal Wastewater Sludge in Kagoshima

Professor Dr. Wong Tin Wui

Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Title: The Significance of Pharmaceutical Technology in Precision Medicine

Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Pau-Loke Show

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham, Malaysia

Title: Latest Development of Microalgae Biorefinery in Biotechnology Industry

Professor Dr. Akihiko Kondo

Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

Title: Development of Biofoundry Platform for Rapid Construction of Microbial Cell Factories for Production of Chemicals and Fuels from Bioresources

Professor Dr. Thomas Curtis

Professsor in Environmental Engineering

Centre for Synthetic Biology and Bioeconomy,

Newcastle University, UK

Title: Engineering Real Open Biological Systems

Professor Dr. Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan

Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Title: Anti-Inflammation, Anti-Cancer Mechanism and Microarray Gene Expression of Soft Coral Derived Secondary Metabolites

Professor Dr. Chiaki Ogino

Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

Title: Cancer therapy by the combination of nano-particle and X-ray irradiation

Professor Dr. Ing. Misri Gozan

Department of Chemical Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Title: Production and Purification of Furfural from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch

Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Cheng Ee Meng

Faculty of Electronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Title: When Scaffolds Meet Dielectric

Associate Professor Dr. Midhat Nabil Ahmad Salimi

Faculty of Electronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP), Malaysia

Title: Biotechnology Industry in Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr. Sehanat Prasongkuk

Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Title: Biotechnological Applications of the Tropical Black Yeast Aureobasidium spp.

Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Nashrul Fadzli Mohd Nasir, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hsiu-Wen ChienNational Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Dr. Wan Abd Al-Qadr Imad Wan Mohtar, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Heera a/p Rajandas, AIMST University, Malaysia

Dr. Nurul Yuziana Mohd Yusof, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Asst. Prof. Dr. Yang Wei, National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan

Prof. Dr. Chi-Wei Lan (John), Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Dr. Khanom Simarani, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor’Aini Abdul Rahman, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Asst. Prof. Dr. Steven Lim, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sureewan Sittijunda, Mahidol University, Thailand

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sompong O-Thong, Thaksin University, Thailand

Dr. Takashi Kamada, Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Ts. Dr. Nor Azizah binti Parmin, Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Dr. Nor Azlan Nor Muhammad, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Fauzi Mh Busra, Universiti Kebangsaaan Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Ts. ChM. Dr. Mohd Sani Sarjadi, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shaza Eva Mohamad, MJIIT, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr. Ahmad Bazli Ramzi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia