ICOBM 2016



Abdul Salam bin Babji (Malaysia)

Professor, School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Microbiological Quality and Bioactive Components of Hydrolysed Edible Bird Nest


Alexander Haslberger (Austria)
Professor, Department of Nutritonal Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Diets May Affect Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammation Via Short Chain Fatty Acids of GI Microbiota





Angel Hui Xian Chong (Malaysia)
Aqurate Ingredients Intl (M) Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Probiotic Regulation Update in Malaysia


Chandrika Balachandrun (Thailand)
Regulatory Manager Asia Pacific, Human Health and Nutrition, Chr. Hansen, Denmark
(Supported by Dutch Mill Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand)

Health Supplements: ASEAN Harmonization and AEC


Dzung B Diep (Norway)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

What Is The Nature That Defines a Bacteriocin's Inhibitory Spectrum?


Gwénaël Jan (France)
INRA, Rennes, France

Peculiar Properties of Propionibacteria Lead to Unexpected Probiotic Properties With Opportunities For Digestive Cancer And For IBD

Heping Zhang (China)

Professor of Chang Jiang Program
Director, Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Engineering, Ministry of Education, P.R.China
Director, Dairy Product Processing Laboratory of National Dairy Industry and Technology System, P.R.China
Vice Dean, College of Food Science and Engineering, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, P.R.China

Effect of Probiotic Lactobacillus casei Zhang on the Prevention of Colon Carcinoma


Hiroshi Ohno (Japan)
Group Director of the Laboratory for Intestinal Ecosystem at RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS), Japan. 
Professor of the Division of Immunobiology, Department of Medical Life Science, Graduate School of Medical Life Science, Yokohama City University

Integrated Multi-Omics Approach For Understanding The Gut Ecosystem


Jin-Zhong Xiao (Japan)
General Manager, Next Generation Science Institute, Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd

Insight into the Ecology and Potential of Health Benefits of Human-Residential Bifidobacteria


Justin Van Rooyen (USA)
Vice President, Business Development, Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits, USA

The Keys to the Successful Implementation of Industrial Biotech at Full Scale


Kamariah Long (Malaysia)
Director General Office, Malaysia Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia

MARDI’s Red Yeast Rice – A Future Alternative Therapy for Hyperlipidemia?


Koen Venema (Netherlands)
Beneficial Microbes® Consultancy, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Towards Personalized Prebiotics: Opportunities and Challenges


Lee Yuan Kun (Singapore)
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore

Regionalized and Personalized Probiotics



Mitsuo Maruyama (Japan)
Department Head of Mechanism of Ageing Research Institute, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan

Improvement of Immunity In The Elderly By Probiotic Bacteria


Saehun Kim (Korea)
Professor, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Korea University, South Korea

Probiotic Interventions for Inflammatory Metabolic Disorders


Sejong Oh (Korea)
Professor, Division of Animal Science, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea

Animal Probiotics vs Plant Probiotics


Simon Grimley (Thailand)
Regional Representative, EURAXESS Links ASEAN, Bangkok, Thailand

EURAXESS: Bridging Global Research with Europe


Sudesh Kumar (Malaysia)
Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

A Novel Process for the Efficient Production and Recovery of Polyhydroxyalkanoates by Using Single Cell Protein Approach


Sunee Nitisinprasert (Thailand)
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Keratinase, A Bioactive Compound For Production of Feather Meal Wsed As A Protein Source In Feed Industry


Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov (Brazil)
Associate Professor, Universidade Fedeal de Vicosa, Departamento de Veterinaria, Campus UFV, Vicosa, MG, Brasil

Safety aspects of application of Lactic Acid Bacteria


Tiong Chia Yeo (Malaysia)
Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Biodiversity Center, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bioprospecting the Rainforest in a Meaningful Way


Wilhelm Holzapfel (Korea)
Professor, Advanced Green Energy & Environment Institute, School of Life Sciences, Handong Global University, Pohang, South Korea.
President, International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH)

Biodiversity and Beneficial Features Of The Lactic Acid Bacteria


Yong-Ha Park (Korea)
Professor, School of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea
Probionic Institute, Daejeon, South Korea

A Comparative Analysis of Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutic Activity of Lactobacillus sakei Probio-65 in TNBS-induced Colitis Mice Model


Byong Lee (Canada)
Professor, Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, South Korea
Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Overproduction of Bioactive Molecules By Probiotics And Their Derived Enzymes


 Dae-Kyung Kang (Korea)

ProfessorDepartment of Animal Resources Science, Dankook University, Korea.

Changes in the Diversity and Composition of Fecal Microbiota by the Administration of Probiotics in Pigs


Hyune Lee (Korea)
Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Kyunggi-Do, South Korea

Metabolic Engineering For The Enhanced Biosynthesis Of γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) And α-Ketoglutarate In Corynebacterium glutamicum


Nam-Soo Han (Korea)
Professor, Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Chungbuk National University, Chungbuk, South Korea

Biotechnological Application of Lactic Acid Bacteria to Produce Bioactive Compounds


Shinji Fukuda (Japan)
Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Yamagata, Japan
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan

Gut Microbiota-Derived Metabolites Shape Host Physiological Homeostasis


Tadaaki Miyazaki (Japan)
Professor, Department of Probiotics Immunology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Prevention of The Infectious And Autoimmune Diseases By Lactic Acid Bacteria


Tony Mutukumira (New Zealand)
Associate Professor, Institute of Food Nutrition & Human Health, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Antimicrobial Potential of L. reuteri Cell-Free Supernatant- New Zealand Blend Honey


Widodo Hadisaputro (Indonesia)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Studies on Antihyperglycemia and Antihypercholesterolemia in Rats (Rattus norvegicus) using Intestinal-origin Probiotics Strains


Ying-Chieh Tsai (Taiwan)
Professor, Institute of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and Psychobiotics: Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 as an example