About ABIC 2009
SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE PROGRAM
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TECHNICAL AND CULTURAL TOUR
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Scientific conference program will consist of lectures presented by keynote / plenary / invited speakers, as well as oral / concurrent and poster sessions. The themes of the plenary sessions and subsequent concurrent sessions are described below, along with the corresponding lists of speakers who have confirmed they will be presenting at ABIC 2009.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Technical and Cultural Tour

 

Technical and Cultural Tour
Venue: Thailand Science Park and Phra Nakhon Si Ayuthaya

Time Description

07.30 – 08.00

Registration at Meeting Point, 1stfloor, Lobby, The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok

08.00 – 09.30 Transfer to Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani
09.30 – 10.00 Welcome & Briefing on National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)

10.00 – 11.30

Technical Program at Thailand Science Park
Laboratory Facilities Tour Focusing on Agriculture:

  • Animal Cell Biotechnology and Monoclonal Antibody Production Laboratory: The research unit is working in three broad areas: Cytotoxicity, skin equivalents and monoclonal antibody production. In the area of cytotoxicity projects the unit is looking for natural biopesticide derived from extracts of insect fungi. The skin equivalents work offers the potential of testing cosmetic products in vitro. In the area of monoclonal antibody production, the unit is working to rid agricultural pests, via the use of diagnostic kits. .
  • Plant Molecular Genetics Unit: The research unit focuses on molecular genetic study of male sterility in rice plant to further the research study on hybrid rice. .
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory: The Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory aims to generate new technologies by conducting multi-disciplinary research activities related to plant growth regulation. The core research disciplines include physiology, biochemistry, tissue and cell culture and molecular genetics. The program focus on selection of plants that is tolerant to drought and soil salinity
  • Genome Institute: Genome Institute was established to focus on post-sequences, functional genomic questions. The major technical platforms of high-throughput sequencing, high-throughput proteomics, bioinformatics, and HPC (High-Performance Computing Service) are integrated with programmes in molecular and cellular biology, and computational biology. Genome Institute houses Sequencing Laboratory, Proteomics Laboratory and Biostatistics and Informatics Laboratory, as well as providing DNA sequencing and related services through the Bioservice Unit and servicing genomic data through HPC and the Genomics Database Laboratory. Genome Institute currently houses the following genomic databases: Rice, Shrimp, Cassava, Spirulina and Thai SNP. It also plans to cover oil palm genome in the coming year.
  • Shrimp Biotechnology Business Unit (SBBU): The unit is an autonomous unit within BIOTEC to provide public service to develop the commercial potential of BIOTEC’s shrimp research. Along with the commercialization of diagnostic kits, SBBU expertise in shrimp health management broadens to diagnostic analysis laboratory, contract research for the shrimp industry, training and consulting. SBBU produces and markets a wide range of kits for diagnostic in crustaceans. The Ezee-Gene® range of PCR products includes test for the major viruses of shrimp; WSSV, TSV, YHV/GAV.

11.30 – 12.30

Lunch

12.30 – 13.30

Leave Thailand Science Park, go to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Ancient City

13.30 – 16.30

Cultural Program at Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Ancient City

16.30 – 18.30 Transfer to the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok

Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Scientific Conference and Trade Exhibition Show

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Lecture
Time: 09.00 – 10.10
Room: Plenary Hall 3

Time
Description
Ref. #
07.30 – 18.00
Registration (Main Foyer)  
09.00 – 09.30

Opening Ceremony:

09.00 – 09.10

Welcome Remarks and ABIC Reportt
Mr. Jerome Konecsni
Chair, ABIC Foundation INC., Canada

09.10 – 09.20 

ABIC 2009 Conference Report
Prof.Emeritus Morakot Tanticharoen
Chairperson ABIC2009 Organizing Committee, Thailand

09.20 – 09.30  Opening Remarks
Dr. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich
Minister of Science and Technology
Ministry, Thailand
 
09.30 – 10.10

Keynote Lecture:
Achieving large scale replacement of petroleum by cellulosic biofuels without impacting food and feed production while benefiting the environment and economies

Prof. Stephen P. Long
University of Illinois, USA

KL-001
10.10 – 11.00

Coffee Break and Exhibition

 
Morning Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session I: Plant and animal biotechnology
Time: 11.00 – 12.30
Room: Plenary Hall 3

Time

Description

Ref. #
11.00 – 11.30

GM crops for food, feed and energy

Prof. German Spangenberg
Plant Biotechnology Centre, Australia

PL-001
11.30 – 12.00

Fruit ripening traits of oil palm

Dr. Timothy J. Tranbarger
L'Institut de recherche pour le d?veloppement (IRD), France

PL-002
12.00 – 12.30 Increasing crop yields sustainable

Dr. Harvey L. Glick
Monsanto Company, Singapore
PL-003
12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

 
13.30 – 14.00

Poster Presentation and Exhibition

 

Plenary Session II: Aquaculture biotechnology
Time: 11.00 – 12.30
Room: Meeting Room 3 + 4

Time Description Ref. #
11.00 – 11.30

Farming the waters: Past, present and future

Dr. Rohana P. Subasinghe
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Italy

PL-004
11.30 – 12.00

The seafood sector in Thailand: Overview and trends

Mr. Paiboon Polsuwanna
Food Processing Industry Club, Thailand

PL-005
12.00 – 12.30

Genetic improvement in aquaculture production

Prof. John A.H. Benzie
University College Cork, Ireland and
Moana Technologies LLC, USA

PL-006
12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

 
13.30 – 14.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition  
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session : Plant Biotechnology/ Biofuels 
Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Room: Plenary Hall 3

Time Description Ref. #
14.00 – 14.30

Biotechnological approaches to cassava improvement

Dr. Claude M. Fauquet
Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

IL-001
14.30 – 15.00

Plant hormone profiling—A technology for plant functional genomics research

Dr. Suzanne Abrams
National Research Council of Canada, Canada

IL-002
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break and exhibition  
15.30 – 16.00

Global warming cannot be protect without increase of plant biomass

Prof. Atsuhiko Shinmyo
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

IL-003
16.00 – 16.30

Genomic-based approaches to understand and improve lignocellulosic biomass production in model and grass species

Dr.Deborah Goffner
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

OP-PBB-01
16.30 – 17.00

Rational Design and Molecular Breeding of Sorghum for Use as a Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock

Prof. Yinghua Huang
USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Laboratory, USA

OP-PBB-02

17.00 – 18.00

Poster Presentation and Exhibition

 

18.00 – 20.00

Welcome Reception Gala Dinner
(Reserved for the full registration participants)

 

Concurrent Session II: Animal biotechnology 
Time: 14.00 – 16.30
Room: Meeting Room 1

Time Description Ref. #

14.00 – 14.30

The importance of early nutrition in the development and long term health of the digestive system

Dr. Julia Dibner
Novus International Inc., USA

IL-004

14.30 – 15.00

Local beef production;Challenge of thai producers

Prof. David St. Louis
Mississippi State University, USA

IL-005

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee Break and Exhibition

 

15.30 – 16.00

Identification and characterization of ß-mannanase producing fungal strain KUB-SN2-1

Mrs. Achara Chaiongkarn
Kasetsart University, Thailand

OP-AB-01

16.00 – 16.30

Construction and characterization of an influenza A virus expressing green fluorescent protein (Gfp) as a potential tool for anti-influenza drug screening and microneutralization assay

Dr.Sriwan Wongwisansri
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

OP-AB-02

16.30 – 18.00

Poster Presentation and Exhibition

 

18.00 – 20.00

Welcome Reception Gala Dinner
(Reserved for the full registration participants)

 

Concurrent Session III: International bio business partnering forum
Time: 13.00 – 18.00
Room: Meeting Room 2

Time

Description

Ref. #

13.00 – 13.10

Opening Remark

-

13.10 – 13.30

Biotechnology business initiatives in Thailand

Prof. Amaret Bhumiratana
Mahidol University, Thailand

IL-006

13.30 – 13.50

Topic to be announced

Dr. Chei-Hsiang Chen
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan

IL-007

13.50 – 14.10

Stretching the startup dollar and becoming profitable without VC

Mr. Marvin Ng
DN Venture Partners LLP., Singapore

IL-008

14.10 – 14.30

Thailand's infrastructure to support international biotechnology R&;D and commercialization: Policy of Thailand Science Park

Prof. Chachanat  Thebtaranonth
Technology Management Center (TMC), Thailand

IL-009
14.30 – 14.50

Role of Thailand as a world leader in food production: Perspectives from a multinational agri-business and food company

Dr. Sarasin Veerapol
C.P. Group, Thailand

IL-010

14.50 – 15.10

Opportunities in Malaysian agriculture biotechnology

Dato Sofian Mohamad Salleh
Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Malaysia

IL-011

15.10 – 15.30

Collaborations in biotechnology, an imperative for the future  
Ms. Terry-Lynn Quadri
Ag-West Bio, Inc. Canada

IL-012
15.30 – 15.50

From Research to Product: Knowledge Transfer for the UK AgBiotech Sector 

Dr. Jayne Brookman
Bioscience for Business KTN, United Kingdom

IL-013
15.50 – 16.10

Technology transfer in a complex environment – the Norwich Research Park experience 

Dr. Jon Carter
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

IL-014
16.10 – 16.30

Technology transfer within Rothamsted Research – a leading UK research institute 

Dr. Stephen James
Rothamsted International, United Kingdom

IL-015
16.30 – 16.50

Technology transfer training – the UK experience of developing the skills of commercialisation professionals
 

Ms. Liz Flint
Praxis Courses Ltd  and
Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom

IL-016
16.50 – 17.10

Market driven innovations for animal health Virbac;Model

Mr. Marc Le Poul
Virbac S.A., France

IL-017
17.10 – 17.30

R&D activities and commercialized technology ; What have we achieved at biotec

Dr. Lily Eurwilaichitr
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

IL-018
17.30 – 17.50

Business opportunities for bioentrepreneurs at KMUTT Industrial park

Assoc. Prof. Solot Suwanyuen
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailandd

IL-019
17.50 – 18.00 Closing Remarks  
  Coffee break will be served during the meeting  
18.00 – 20.00

Welcome Reception Gala Dinner
(Reserved for the full registration participants)

 

Concurrent Session IV: Aqua breedingcryopreservative  and genetic
Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Room: Meeting Room 3 + 4

Time Description Ref. #
14.00 – 14.30

Identification, characterization and expression analysis of genes and proteins functionally involving ovarian development of the giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon

Dr. Sirawut Klinbunga
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

IL-020
14.30 – 15.00

Identification of reproduction-specific genes in black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) using cDNA microarray

Dr. Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

IL-021
15.00 – 15.30

Coffee Break and Exhibition

 
15.30 – 16.00

Cryopreservation technology of shrimp

Dr. Verapong Vuthiphandchai
Burapha University, Thailand

IL-022
16.00 – 16.30

Research and application of cryopreservation in aquatic animal species

Assoc. Prof. Amrit Bart
Asian Institute of Technology Center, Vietnam

IL-023
16.30 – 17.00

Boosting sexual maturation: Roles of eicosanoid pathway in ovarian development of black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon

Dr.Wananit Wimuttisuk
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

OP-ABCG-001
17.00 – 18.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition -
18.00 – 20.00

Welcome Reception Gala Dinner
(Reserved for the full registration participants)

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Thursday ,24 September 2009
Scientific Conference and Trade Exhibition Show

Time: 09.30 – 10.40
Room: Plenary 3

Time Description Ref. #
07.30 – 18.00 Registration (Main Foyer) -

09.30 – 10.10

Keynote Lecture:
Manipulating cell separation processes for crop improvement

Prof. Jeremy Roberts
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

KL-002

10.10 – 10.40

Gene technology for grain legume improvement

Dr. TJ Higgins
CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

PL-007

10.40 – 11.00

Coffee Break and Exhibition -

Morning Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session I: Plant and animal biotechnology
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
Room: Plenary 3

Time Description Ref. #
11.00 – 11.30

Engineering cassava and rice for food security and human health

Prof. Wilhelm Gruissem
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

PL-008
11.30 – 12.00

The use of gene technology to improve poultry health

Dr. Adam Karpala
Australian Animal Health Laboratory - CSIRO, Australia

PL-009

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

-

13.00 – 14.00

Poster Presentation and Exhibition

-

Plenary Session II: Aquaculture biotechnology
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
Room: Meeting Room 3 + 4

Time Description Ref. #

11.00 – 11.30

Aquaculture: The blue biotechnology of the future

Prof. Patrick Sorgeloos
Ghent University, Belgium

PL-010
11.30 – 12.00

Responsible ecologically sustainable aquaculture in the 21st century

Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

PL-011
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch -
13.00 – 14.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition -
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session I: Plant & Animal Biotechnology
Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Room: Plenary Hall 3

Time Description Ref. #
14.00 – 14.30

Can agricultural biotechnology contribute to better living in Africa?

Prof. Jocelyn Webster
AfricaBio, South Africa
Substituted by s:Prof.Diran Makinde

IL-024
14.30 – 15.00 Hybrid rice integration project :business for development

Mr. Vichai Poonpiriyasup

Charoen Pokphand Seeds Co., LTD., Thailand
IL-025
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break and exhibition -
15.30 – 16.00

Thai anti-tick vaccine: Production and potential

Assoc. Prof. Sathaporn Jittapalapong
Kasetsart University, Thailand

IL-026
16.00 – 16.30

Expression of recombinant VP2 protein of canine parvovirus in Escherichia coli

Ms. Siriwadee Phromnoi
Kasetsart University, Thailand

OP-AB-003
16.30 – 17.00

Metabolic engineering of useful compounds in plants

Prof. Takashi Hashimoto
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

OP-PB-001

17.00 – 18.00

Poster Presentation and Exhibition

-

Concurrent Session II: Algal biotechnology as a tool in improving our environment
Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Room: Meeting Room 1

Time Description Ref. #

14.00 – 14.30

Green solutions to global problems

Prof. Sammy Boussiba
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 

IL-027
14.30 – 15.00

Hydrogen production by means of sulfur-deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures from laboratory to outdoor photobioreactor

Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo
CNR - Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Italy

IL-028
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break and exhibition -
15.30 – 16.00

Microalgal biomass for bio-diesel – reality and prospective

Prof. Avigad Vonshak
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 

IL-029
16.00 – 16.30

Microalgae for aquaculture: A case study on continuous culture system development

Dr. Sorawit Powtongsook
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

IL-030
16.30 – 17.00

Field assessment of two planting methods for agarophyte gracilaria verrucosa and agar preparation at southeastern, Iran

Mr. Yousef  Filizadeh
Shahed University, Iran

OP-AGB-001
17.00 – 18.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition -

Concurrent Session III: Food safety and biosecurity
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
Room: Meeting Room 2

Time Description Ref. #
14.00 – 14.30

Increasing global food security and the role of agricultural biotechnology

Dr. Duncan Vaughan
Food and Agricultural Organization Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand

IL-031
14.30 – 15.00

Food biotechnology: Consumer perceptions of food biotechnology in Asia

Dr. George Fuller
Asian Food Information Centre (AFIC), Thailand

IL-032
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break and Exhibition -
15.30 – 16.00

Improving safety and quality standard in the Thai shrimp industry

Mr. Chatta Udomwongsa
and Mr. Wyn Ellis
FXA Company Limited, Thailand

IL-033
16.00 – 18.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition -

Concurrent Session IV: Aqua feed and nutrition
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
Room: Meeting Room 3+4

Time Description Ref. #
14.00 – 14.30

Building shrimp diets with sustainable ingredients: Commercial response to NuPro®

Mr. Chris King
Alltech Asia-Pacific Biosciences Centre, Thailand

IL-034
14.30 – 15.00

PmRab7 supplementation promotes shrimp survival after white spot syndrome virus challenge

Dr.Kallaya Sritunyalucksana
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

IL-035
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break and Exhibition -
15.30 – 16.00

Schizochytrium enrichment of Artemia nauplii for black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) postlarvae

Ms. Chansawang Ngamphongsai
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

OP-AFN-001
16.00 – 18.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition -

Friday, 25 September 2009
Scientific Conference and Trade Exhibition Show

Time: 09.30 – 10.40
Room: Plenary 3

Time Description Ref. #
07.30 – 18.00 Registration (Main Foyer) -
09.30 – 10.10

Food, more food, good food

Dr. William James Peacock
CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

KL-003
10.10 – 10.40

Plant made pharmaceuticals

Prof. Rainer Fischer
The Institute of Biology VII, Denmark

PL-012
10.40 – 11.00 Coffee Break and Exhibition -
Morning Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session I: Plant and animal biotechnology
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
Room: Plenary Hall 3

Time Description Ref. #

11.00 – 11.30

Metabolic engineering of fatty acids in plants for application in the nutraceutical and industrial markets

Assoc. Prof. Xiao Qiu
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

PL-013

11.30 – 12.00

Plant metabolomics: A basis for functional genomics and crop improvement

Prof. Kazuki Saito
Chiba University and RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan

PL-014
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch  
13.00 – 14.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition  

Plenary Session II: Aquaculture biotechnology
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
Room: Meeting Room 3 + 4

Time Description Ref. #
11.00 – 11.30

Biotechnology for environmentally friendly control of shrimp diseases

Prof. Timothy William Flegel
Mahidol University, Thailand

PL-015
11.30 – 12.00

The proPO-system an important immune system in aquatic invertebrates

Prof. Kenneth Söderhäll
Uppsala University, Sweden

PL-016
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch  
13.00 – 14.00 Poster Presentation and Exhibition  
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session I:Animal breeding & genomic
Time: 14.00 – 15.30
Room: Plenary Hall 3

Time Description Ref. #
14.00 – 14.30

Biomarkers for meat quality

Dr. Marinus F.W. te Pas
Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

IL-036
14.30 – 15.00

Capturing benefit from variation in production animal genomes

Dr. Jon G. H. Hickford
Lincoln University, New Zealand

IL-037
15.00 – 15.30

Variation in genes that may affect meat production in pigs

Ms. Sajee  Kunhareang
Lincoln University, New Zealand

OP-AGB-001
15.30 – 16.00 ABIC 2009 Announcement of Poster Award Winners & Closing Remarks  
16.00 – 17.00 Coffee Break & Social Event  

Concurrent Session II: Aqua disease & health management
Time: 13.30 – 15.30
Room:Meeting Room 3 +4

Time Description Ref. #
13.30 – 14.00

Engineering of B2 protein, a RNA interference antagonist, for attenuated vaccine development against betanodavirus

Prof. Jimmy Kwang
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, Singapore

IL-038
14.00 – 14.30 Applications of RNA interference in shrimp research

Dr. Apinunt Udomkit
Mahidol university, Thailand
IL-039
14.30 – 15.00

Molecular immunology and genomics of shrimp

Assoc. Prof. Ikuo Hirono
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan

IL-040
15.00 – 15.30

A novel viral responsive protein in the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon, and its implication in hemocyte homeostasis

Prof. Anchalee Tassanakajon
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

OP-ADHM-001
15.30 – 16.00 ABIC 2009 Announcement of Poster Award Winners & Closing Remarks  
16.00 – 17.00 Coffee Break & Social Event  

 

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand (BIOTEC)