Dr. Yuan-Kun Lee
National University of Singapore,
Probiotics: their impact on
health and regulatory position

Prof. Ying Chieh Tsai
National Yang-Ming University,
Microbiota-gut-brain axis
and development of potential
Prof. Dietmar Haltrich
University of Natural Resources
and Life Sciences, Austria
Microbial production
of prebiotics

Dr. Erwin G. Zoetendal
Wageningen University,
The Netherlands
The human intestinal
microbiota: What can we learn
from our closest neighbours?
Dr. Koichi Watanabe
Visiting Professor
Department of Animal Science and Technology
National Taiwan University
TOPIC: Enumeration of probiotic strains: culture-dependent and alternative techniques to quantify viable cells
Dr. Ratha Mahendran
Department of Surgery,
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore,
TOPIC: The use of Lactobcillus in bladder cancer therapy

Professor G. Balakrish Nair
Centre for Human Microbial Ecology,
Translational Health Science and Technology Institute,
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
TOPIC: Microbial membership and functional profiles of the gut microbiome of Indian children
Professor Guo-Qing He
The Institute of Food Science and Fermentation Engineering, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Biosystems Engineering & Food Science, Zhejiang University, China
TOPIC: Lactic acid bacteria in chinese sourdough

Dr. Namrata Thapa, Assoc. Prof.
Department of Zoology,
School of Life Sciences, Sikkim University,
TOPIC: LAB in some ethnic fermented foods of North East India
Professor Ing. Miroslava Kačániová
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra,
Slovak Republic
TOPIC: Identification of lactic acid bacteria by real time PCR isolated from wine
Professor Jyoti Prakash Tamang
Department of Microbiology,
School of Life Sciences, Sikkim University,
TOPIC: Molecular characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from ethnic fermented foods
Professor Raha Abdul Rahim
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences /Director, Research Management Center, Universiti Putra Malaysia,
TOPIC: Lactic acid bacteria as a vaccine delivery vehicle: targets and challenges
Professor Tadao Saito
Laboratory of Animal Products Chemistry,
Graduate School of Agricultural Science of Tohoku University,
TOPIC: Developmental strategy of functional yogurts in Japan
Professor Ming-Ju Chen
National Taiwan University,

TOPIC: Microorganisms and functionalities of fermented products: kefir and sugary kefir
Professor Sung-Sik Yoon
Division of Biological Science and Technology,
Yonsei University Graduate School,
South Korea
TOPIC: A natural odor attraction between Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) and strains of lactic acid bacteria
Dr. Foo Hooi Ling, Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
TOPIC: Cytotoxic effect of postbiotic produced by
Lactobacillus sp.
Professor Kohei Oda
Kyoto Institute of Technology,
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto,
TOPIC: Bio-functional pickles that reduce blood pressure of rats
Dr. Jairam Vanamala, Assoc. Prof.
Department of Food Science,
The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute,
TOPIC: Gut bacteria: an intersection between food and host inflammation
Dr. Min-Tze Liong, Assoc. Prof.
School of Industrial Technology,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
TOPIC: Probiotics: a new brain food
Professor Sin-Hyeog IM
Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
Pohang University of Science and Technology,
South Korea
TOPIC: Rationally selected probiotics as an immune modulator for hyper-immune disorders
Dr. Neerja Hajela
Yakult Danone India Private Ltd.,

TOPIC: Probiotics and Vaccine
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