Tentative Programme

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 (Day 1) Next Day

Time Speakers

8.00 – 9.10

Registration and Reception

9.10 – 10.00

Welcoming speech

9.00 – 10.00

Keynote Address :Nutritional Therapy for Reversing Chronic Health Disorders
Speaker : Dato’ Steve Yap (DSY Wellness Centre, Malaysia)

10.00 – 10.30


10.30 – 11.30

Opening Ceremony by the Deputy  Minister of Higher Education (MOHE)

11.30 – 12.30

Plenary 1
Topic : Tropical and Sahara Herbal Products
Speaker :
Prof. Ramlan Aziz (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Prof. Mansur Al Said (King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Chairman : Prof Dr Mohamad Roji Sarmidi(Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch/Poster Sessions

14.00 – 14.45

Plenary 2
Topic : Development of Cosmeceuticals from Malaysia
Tropical Plants : Current Outcomes and Future Works
Prof Dr Chang Seo Park (Dongguk University, South Korea)
Chairman : Prof. Dr. Maged El Sherbiny(The Academy of Scientific Research & Technology)

14.50 – 17.00


Junior Ball Room
Track A1 : Natural Herbal Product
Chairman : Prof Mansour Al Said (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)

(i)Prof Zhari Ismail
Title : Updates on Malaysian Herbal Standardisation,
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia


(ii) Dr Abdul Ghani Hussain
Title : Ulam for Wellness
Herbwalk Consultancy, Malaysia

(iii) Mr. Bernatal Seragih
Title : Potential Use of Plant Tiwai as a New Functional Drink
Universitas Mulawarman Samarinda Kalimantan Timur Indonesia

(iv) Assoc Prof.  Dr. Amin Malik Shah bin Abdul Majid
Title : Targeting Tumor Vasculature Orthosiphon stamineus (Misai Kucing)

Department of Pharmacology
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Function Room 7
Track B1 : Food and Nutraceuticals
Chairman : Prof Koshiro Otsuka, Institute of Holistic Healthcare & Integrative Medicine, Japan.

(i) Dr Harisun Yaakob
Title : Improving solubility and stability of hidrophobic falvonoid by self emulsifying drug delivery system (sedds) formulation
Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


(ii) Dr Julio Villena
Title : Pobiotics for everyone! The novel immunobiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505 and the beginning of Social Probiotic Programs in Argentina
Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Biochemistry, Reference Centre for Lactobacilli (CERELA-CONICET). Tucuman, Argentina

(iii)Dr Kamariah Long
Title : ƴ-Aminobutyric acid (gaba)-enriched mung bean
MARDI, Malaysia

(iv) Ms. Nuraimi Azlan Hadi Tan
Title : Perah Oil : A New Opportunity in Health and Skincare Wellness

Bioprocess Department, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Function Room 8
Track C1 : Cosmeceuticals & Pharmaceuticals
Chairman : Prof Dr Chang Seo Park, Dongguk University, South Korea

(i) Dr Beom Shim
Title : Cosmeceutical – From Bench to Market
Amore Pacific Singapore Research & Innovation Centre,  Singapore


(ii)Dr Mariani Abd Hamid
Title : α-Mongostin axerted anti-melanogenic activity by preventing tyrosinase activity in vitro and by suppressing tyrosinase gene expression in b16f1 melanoma cells.
Dongguk University, South Korea

(iii) Ir. Yap Choon Kiat
Title : The Development of Swiftlet Bio-Business – The Sustainable Business Model
Executive Director of Swiftlet Garden Sdn. Bhd.

(iv) Mr. Esaldin Ibrahim Keleb
Title : Evaluation of Some Granulating Techniques for the Production of Effervescent Granules.
Department of Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tripoli University




20.00 – 22.00

DINNER AT RESTORAN SERI MELAYU sponsored by Return 2 Green Sdn Bhd
Cultural Show

Refreshment / End of Day 1

Thursday, 21st June 2012 (Day 2) Previous Day

Time Speakers

9.00 – 10.00

Plenary 3
Topic : 3D Fluorescent Cell Assays for High-Throughput Screening of Herbal Medicines
Speaker :
Prof Dr Shang Tian Yang (Ohio State University, United State of America)
Chairman : Prof. Dr. Mohammad Wadaan(King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia)

10.00 – 10.30


10.30 – 12.30


Junior Ballroom
Track A2 : Environmental Wellness
Chairman : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fadzilah Adibah Bt. Abdul Majid


(i)Assoc Prof Dr Lee Chew Tin
Title : The Scientific Research of Microbial Composting : Metabolite Profiling & Kinetics Study.
Department of Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering,  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

(ii) Ms. Noor Azrimi Umor
Title : Biotreatment of Raw Textile Wastewater in Lab Scale and Pilot Scale Bioreactor System.
School of Biology, Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Semebilan, Malaysia



(iii) Mr. Sheikh Imranuddin Sheikh Ali
Title : Development of Bio Insect Repellent Using Citronella, Vinegar and Triglycerides for Commercial Applications
Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

(iv) Mr. Ali Moslehyani
Title : Polyethersulfone Silver Halloysite Nanotubues Mixed Matrix Membrane for Bacterial Removal

Advance Membrane Technology Reserach Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Function Room 7
Track B2 : Biofactories, Bioprocessing and Biobusiness
Chairman : Prof Shang Tiang Yang, Ohio State University, USA


(i) Dr. Rer. Nat. Elsayed Ahmed Elsayed
Title :Hydrocyclones : A new cell separation device for Mammalian cell perfusion bioreactors
Advanced Chair for Proteomics & Cytomics Reserach, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

(ii) Ms. Roslinda Abd Malek
Title : Probiotic isolated from breast milk: Semi-Industrial scale production of Lactobacillus salivarius WICC BO8 and functionality characterization as infant formula.
Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


(iii) Mohd Shafiq Mohd Sueb
Title : Industrial Plaltform Design for Yeast Probiotic : Batch and Fed Batch Cultivation of kluyveromyceslactis in high density culture (HCDC)
Faculty of Chemical Engineering & Natural resources , Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia


(iv) Ms. Mastooreh Rahaeifard
Title : Isolation and optimization of biomass production of Trichoderma harzianum: A biological control agent against the oil palm pathogen Ganoderma boninense

Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Function Room 8
Track C2 : Biomolecule Discovery
Chairman : Assoc Prof Dr Azila Abd Aziz, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

(i)  Dr Nagib El-Marzugi
Title : Spectroscopic study of Biological Biocomplexes of PEG and DNA   
Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

(ii) Dr Rania Hussein Ahmed Al Ashwal
Title : The Effect of Khat (Catha Eduils) Chewing on Blood Plasm Biochemical Constituent Constituents
Faculty of Health Science & Biomedical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


(iii)  Dr Aman Shah bin Abdul Majjid
Title : Plant Based Biomolecules : A Source of Anti-aging and Neuroprotective Agents
Advanced Medical & Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia

(iv) Dr. Johnson Kinyua
Title : Computer Assisted Drug Design (CADD) against Tropical Diseases.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch / Poster Sessions

14.00 – 14.45

Plenary 4
Topic : Health and Wellness Business Opportunities
Speaker : Dr George Sakellaris (Bionian,EU), Greece
Chairman : Prof. Dr. Hesham Ali El-Enshasy(Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)




14.50 – 15.20




15.20 – 15.50




16.00 – 16.20

Junior Ballroom
Track D1 : Wellness Industry, Policies and Regulatory
Chairman: Prof Ramlan Aziz, Institute of Bioproduct Development, UTM Malaysia.

(i) Faisal Fadzil (Wellness Industry)
Title : Future and Current Trends of the SPA Industry
Tanamera Tropical Spa Sdn Bhd


(ii) Ms Yoke M. Wong
Title : Natural Wellness Market
President, AVVYA, San Francisco
California, USA

(iii) Dato Tony Peng
Title : Agricultural Biotechnology : Current and Future Trends in South East Asia
CEO of All Cosmos Industries Sdn Bhd

16.20 – 16.30


16.30 – 16.50


16.50 – 17.20

(iv) Prof. Dr. Hesham El Enshasy
Title : Development of non-Financial Business Performance Indicator (n-FBPI) for Biotechnology Companies


(v) Datuk Dr Siddiq Mohamed
Title : Ozone Therapy
Sidiq Specialist Medical & Rejunevation Clinic

17.20 – 17.45

Closing Ceremony
- Awards Presentation