Speakers ICBB2019|International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering

2019 International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (9th ICBB 2019)

9th ICBB, September 25-28, 2019 Poznan, Poland



We will select qualified oral presentations from submitted abstracts after review. More qualified speakers will be announced soon after confirmation.
To be a speaker of ICBB2019, please submit your abstract [click here]. 

Prof. Ikuro ABE
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ikuro Abe received his B.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1989) from The University of Tokyo. After two years postdoctoral research with Professor Guy Ourisson at the CNRS Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, and mostly with Professor Michel Rohmer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse (1989-1991), he moved to the USA to work with Professor Glenn D. Prestwich at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1991-1996) and then at the University of Utah (1996-1998). He returned to Japan to join the faculty at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka (1998-2009), and is currently Professor at The University of Tokyo (2009-).  H-index: 39.
Research Interests: mostly focus on exploring and engineering the natural products biosynthesis.
Presentation Title: Engineered Biosynthesis of Medicinal Natural Products

Prof. Bozena Kaminska-Kaczmarek
Head of Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Graduated in 1985 from the University of Warsaw; did Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1991) at the Nencki Institute and postdoctoral training in 1994-1996 at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She returned to lead a research group at the Nencki Institute where she has been ever since. In 2001-2002 was a visiting scientist at the Brain Research Institute, UCLA, USA. In 2003 she received a national Professorship and became a head of the Laboratory of Transcription Regulation; in 2013 created a new Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology. H-index: 42.
Research Interests:Kaminska's group is focused on understanding molecular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and cancer related inflammation, in particular the role of chromatin modifications in transcription and their involvement in cancer.

Prof. Tomasz Twardowski
Head of Department of Protein Biosynthesis, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
He is author of nearly 80 original experimental works, over 100 scientific statements, more than 200 review works and around 70 popular articles as well as author, co-author or scientific editor of 25 books. He has been promotor of 10 doctoral dissertations.
Research Interests: the regulatory mechanism of genome expression in eukaryotic systems, particularly in plants.
Presentation Title: Legal and Social Limitations of the Progress in Plant Biotechnology in EU

Dr. Jacek Kolanowski
Head of Department of Molecular Probes and Prodrugs, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Research Interests:  interdisciplinary basic and translational research in developing chemical tools for biomedical applications, fluorescent responsive probes and masked bioluminescent substrates for live cell applications, molecular assays for high throughput screening, chemoproteomics, studying protein environments, biomarkers and biomedicine.
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Previous Speakers (ICBB2016~2018)

Previous ICBB speakers (ICBB 2016 - ICBB 2018) are partly listed as follows, for full details please visit ICBB Archives to check.

Dr. Pukánszky Béla
Laboratory of Plastics and Rubber Technology, Department of Physical Chemistry and Material Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Research Interests: Interfacial phenomena in heterogeneous polymer systems; Natural and biodegradable polymers; Medical application of polymers, catheters, scaffolds; Degradation and stabilization of polymers; natural antioxidants; Morphology of crystalline polymers, melting, crystallization, nucleation. Current H-index: 56
Presentation Title: Halloysite support for an enzyme and its use for the controlled enzymatic degradation of PCL

Prof. Dr. Nongyue He
State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, China
Research Interests: Nanotechnology; Biosensors; Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Biochips; Microarrays; Biomedical devices
Presentation Title: Selection of specific DNA aptamers for molecular classification of breast cancer subtypes
Prof. Dr. Shin-ichiro SUYE
Department of Fiber Science and Technology, University of Fukui, Japan
Research Interests: Development of novel catalytic materials; Isolation of useful microorganisms; Development of novel biosensing system; Research for control of cell behaviors on nano-materials
Presentation Title: Biodevice for biofuel cells combined with carbon nanomaterial and carbon binding peptide fused enzyme

Prof. Alexander M. Kulminski
Duke University, U.S.A.
Research Experience: Physics and applied mathematics; Biological physics; Bio-demography; Health sciences and aging; Genetics and genomics
He has published more than 120 papers in peer-review journals. Also, he has made about 140 presentations in international conferences.
Presentation Title: Genome-wide meta-analysis leveraging genetic heterogeneity identified abundant associations with multiple age-related phenotypes
Prof. Choi Seong Soo
Research Center for Nanobio Science, SunMoon University & Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Seong Soo Choi, Director of Research Center for Nano bioscience, honorary Professor of Physics and Nanoscience, SunMoon University and Sungkyunkwan University. Expertise: Nanofabrication of Plasmonic Nanopore for single molecule analysis, Characterization and Fabrication of Nanostructure.He has published more than 170 papers in journals. 
Presentation Title: Towards the Plasmonic Nanopore on Au-C binary mixture membrane for Next Generation Nanobio Sensor
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe
IMTEK – Department of Microsystems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany
He was the Managing Director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering and the founding director of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). From 2006 to 2014 he served as Vice Rector for Internationalization and Technology Transfer of the University of Freiburg.
Research interests: Polymers at interfaces, metamaterials, surface modification, biomedical surfaces, micro- and nanostructuring of surfaces, anti-(bio)fouling strategies, biosensors, surface analysis.
Presentation Title: Engineered Biointerfaces through Tailormade Surface-attached Polymer Networks – From to new diagnostic tools to implantable materials
Prof. Dr. Tatsuo Omata
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan
He has been working on CO2 and nitrate assimilation of cyanobacteria and published more than 90 papers in reputed journals.
His research at the laboratory aims at better understanding the ways plants and algae acquire energy, carbon, and nitrogen. It seeks to understand the events involved, in terms of basic mechanism, and to discover the ways they are integrated and regulated so as to determine the response of the photosynthetic organisms to different physical and chemical environments.
The research projects focus on the areas of plant biochemistry, molecular biology, and physiology, etc.
Presentation Title: Importance of the “Milking” strategy for sustainable production of biofuels using photosynthetic microorganisms

Prof. João Lúcio 
Azevedo, Department of Genetics, School of Agriculture, University of SãoPaulo, Brazil
Research Interests: Microbial genetics, biodiversity, microbiology
He is the member of editorial board from 14 international peer-review journals, and the reviewer of 44 internationaljournals like Plos One, Current Microbiology, Biocontrol and other researchjournals.
Prof. João Lúcio Azevedo has published morethan 240 papers on peer-review journals. The H-index is 46.
Presentation Title: The diversity of citrus endophytic bacteria and their interactions with Xylella fastidiosa and host plants

Prof. Jiri Jan
Brno University of Technology , Czech Republic
Prof. Jan is a senior member of IEEE and a member of EURASIP. He was or is serving as Associate Editor for several international journals and served as a programme committee member or session organiser of many international conferences, a.o. IEEE – EMBC, IEEE – ICASSP and ISBI, Eurasip - EUSIPCO, IFMBE, WOC and others. 
Research Interests: His present research interests are in the area of medical image data processing and analysis, concerning namely multimodal image fusion, diagnostic feature analysis and image reconstruction from non-standard tomographic data. 
Presentation Title: Spine lesion analysis in 3D CT data – reporting on research progress 

Dr. Anna Roujeinikova 
Associate Professor, ARC Research Fellow
Department of Microbiology & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Australia
Research areas:
Bacterial flagellar motor, structural biology, Helicobacter pylori, crystallography, biocatalysis, chemotaxis, antibiotic resistance, molecular basis of disease
Presentation title: Bacterial Chemoreceptors and Their Applications

Prof. Se-Kwon Kim
Director of Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea
Research fields: investigation and development of bioactive substances derived from marine organisms and their application in oriental medicine, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals via marine bioprocessing and mass- production technologies.
He has also conducted research on the development of bioactive materials from marine organisms for applications in oriental medicine, cosmeceuticals, and nutraceuticals. To date, he has authored over 600 research papers and holds 152 patents. In addition, he has written or edited more than 60 books.
Presentation title: Research and application of bioactive substances form marine resources

Prof. Dr. Ichiro Maruyama
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan
Research fields: molecular mechanisms underlying activation of cell-surface receptors; molecular mechanisms of transmembrane signaling mediated by cell-surface receptors. 
Presentation Title: Activation of type-1 transmembrane receptors via a common mechanism? The “rotation model” 
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[update on Nov. 29, 2018]