ICOBM 2018

International Conference on Beneficial Microbes: Microbes for the Benefit of Mankind



Abdul Salam bin Babji (Malaysia)

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

Title: Swift-let Oligo-EBN as a Source of Prebiotics and Bio-ingredients


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

Title: Microbiota in the epigenetic regulation of Inflammation and DNA stability





Dae-Kyung Kang (Korea)

ProfessorDepartment of Animal Resources Science, Dankook University, South Korea

Title: Characterization of Probiotic Properties in Lactobacillus mucosae LM1 by Omics-based Approaches


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

Title: Bacteriocins, from fundamental to applied research


Gwénaël Jan (France)
Director of Research, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Rennes, France

Title: Combining selected immunomodulatory Propionibacterium freudenreichii and Lactobacillus delbrueckii strains: development of an anti-inflammatory cheese

Heping Zhang (China)

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

Title: Beneficial Effects of Probio-Fit on IBS and IBD


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

Title: Ruminococcus-induced CD8+ regulatory T cells prevent type 1 diabetes


Jinna Cao (China) 
Marketing Manager, Northeast Healthcare Co. Ltd., Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd., Shenyang, China

Title: The application of the strain Bacillus licheniformis 63516 in humans


Jin-Seng Lin (Taiwan) 
Director, Culture Collection & Research Institute, SYNBIO TECH INC., Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Title: Microbiome, probiotics and exercise performance


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

Title: Bifidobacteria in the intestinal microbiota, new findings from molecular ecological and functional studies


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

Title: Beneficial Microbes in Food & Agriculture @ MARDI


Michael Leonidas Chikindas (USA) 

Head, Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory & Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers State University, New Jersey, USA

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Title: Bacilli probiotics for poultry: an emerging group of health promoting supplement


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

Title: Modulation of Gut-Brain Axis by Lactic Acid Bacteria Fermented Maillard Reaction Products


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

Title: Probiotics modulate the virulence of Clostridium difficile




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

Title: Microbial synthesis and application of biodegradable and biocompatible polyesters as tissue engineering scaffold via electrospinning technique


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

Title: Application of Bacteriocins - what will be the next frontier?


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)

Title: Will the lactic acid bacteria retain their primary importance among beneficial microbes? 


Woo Sik Jeong (Korea)
Professor, Department of Food and Life Sciences, Inje University, Kimhae, South Korea

Title: Cellular defense by red ginseng oil: liver, gut and skin


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

Title: Effects of Lactobacillus sakei ProBio-65 on Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis


You Hee Cho (Korea)
Professor, Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, CHA University, South Korea

Title: Non-mammalian model hosts to study bacterial infections


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

Title: Psychobiotics and Neuropsychiatric Disorders