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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia

Udayana University, Indonesia

Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia received Doctor Degree from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta, Indonesia on August 2003, with major field of study was Material Engineering. He participated in various international research collaborations such as with Muroran Institute of Technology Japan (2004), Toyohashi University of Technology Japan (2006), Leoben Mining University Austria (2008-2009), Technical University of Vienna Austria (2010), Institute Chemical technology of Prague Czech Republic (2012-now) and very recently with Michigan State University (MSU) and University of Hawaii in the USA under Fulbright Scholarship. His current job is as Full Professor in the field of Material Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Udayana University, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. His research interest covers subjects such as, Biomedical Engineering, biosensor, biomaterial, waste recycle, failure analyses, advance ceramic, metallurgy, composite, renewable energy, and environmental friendly manufacturing.

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Keimei Oh

Akita Prefectural University, Japan

Dr. Keimei Oh was born in Shanghai, China. He received B.Sc. in the Department of Chemistry from Shanghai University and Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo in 1997. After working at RIKEN as a Special Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined the Department of Biotechnology faculty at Akita Prefectural University in 1999. In 2003, he worked as a visiting scientist at US Department of Energy, Plant Research Laboratory in Michigan State University. He was appointed as Associate Professor at Akita Prefectural University in 2007. Currently, he is working in the field of design and synthesis biological active chemicals targeting plant hormone biosynthesis and signaling transduction pathways. He received numerous awards including the Society Award of the Japanese Society for Chemical Regulation of Plants.

 

 

Prof. Robert Borris

Tianjin University, China

Following completion of a BS degree (Biology) from Loyola University in Chicago, Robert P. Borris earned his BS (Pharmacy) and PhD (Pharmacognosy) degrees at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. He then pursued postdoctoral studies in organic chemistry at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Returning to the United States, he served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy at Rutgers University before moving to the pharmaceutical industry where he established and headed phytochemical research in the New Drug Discovery programs at Merck Research Laboratories. Retiring after a long career at Merck, he became Vice President for Botanical Science and Regulation at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (Washington DC) before moving to the University of Hawaii at Hilo as Associate Dean for Research at the newly formed Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. After several years in Hawaii, he moved to his current position of Professor and Vice Dean (Research and Academic Programs) at the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology at Tianjin University. He is a Tianjin 1000 Talents Scholar and the winner of the Tianjin Haihe Friendship Award for service to the people and government of Tianjin. Throughout his career, his passion for “Discovery” in general and “Natural Products Chemistry” in particular have enabled him to become President of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (1997-8) and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.