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Technical Program

Preliminary program - updated 12/3/2019 ...

Preliminary program - updated 12/3/2019

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Thursday, December 05, 2019

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Ceremony - Chair: Mary Chan, Nanyang Technological University

Opening Address: Yoon Ho Sup, Nanyang Technological University

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary Session I - Chair: Remko Boom, Wageningen University & Research

Speaker: Rina AgustinaUniversitas Indonesia, Indonesia, Healthy Diet from Sustainable Food System

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Coffee Break

10:20 AM – 12:30 PM

Technical Session 1 - Technologies for Primary Production

Chair: Joergen Schlundt, Nanyang Technological University

10:20 AM – 10:55 AM

Keynote Talk: Mary B. Chan-Park, NAFTEC and SCBE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Emerging technologies for aqua- and agri-culture, Singapore

10:55 AM – 11:20 AM

Lee Chee Wee, Temasek Polytechnic and Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Singapore. Overview of Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC).

11:20 AM – 11:45 AM

Leo Wein, Protenga, Singapore. Insect based fish meal replacement for fish feed

11:45 AM – 12:10 PM

Sanjay Swarup, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering & National University of Singapore, Singapore. Integrated Agrotechnologies and Microbiome Applications in Urban Farming

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM

Andres Fernando Gonzalez Barrios, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Dissecting cocoa beans fermentation through metagenomic analysis.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 3:20 PM

Technical Session 2: Food Safety

Chair: Mary Chan, Nanyang Technological University

1:30 PM – 2:05 PM

Keynote Speaker: Joergen Schlundt, NAFTEC, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The use of microbiological risk assessment to reduce foodborne disease risk.

2:05 PM – 2:30 PM

Benjamin Smith, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Overview of Singapore Food Story and FRESH

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

Charley Swofford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Isolation of Selective Nanobodies Against Illegal Antibiotics Used in Food Supply Chains

2:55 PM – 3:20 PM

Alan Lai, PrintProfile/Teapasar, Singapore. Harnessing Technology, Fighting Food Fraud and Transforming Food Manufacturing.

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Rapid Fire Session - Chair: Mei Horng Ong, National University of Singapore

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Poster Session & Welcome Reception

Friday, December 06, 2019

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM


8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Plenary Session II - Chair: Stefan Wuertz, Nanyang Technological University

Speaker: Jan Knol, WUR and Danone, The Netherlands, The gut microbiota in early life, target for nutrition and health.

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Coffee Break

9:30 AM – 11:25 AM

Technical Session 3: Sustainability for Food Production

Chair: Anders Dalsgaard, Copenhagen University

9:30 AM – 10:05 AM

Keynote Speaker: Remko M. Boom, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands. Gentle Food Processing for Better Sustainability

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Farshad Shishehchian, Blue Aqua, Singapore. Sustainable aquaculture systems

10:30 AM – 10:55 AM

Janet Alejandra Gutiérrez Uribe. Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Monterrey, Mexico. Mexican foods: What can be done to preserve traditions, health and the environment?

10:55 AM – 11:15 AM

Stefan Wuertz, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Sustainability and the development of food production systems

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM


11:25 AM – 12:25 PM


12:25 PM – 2:25 PM

Technical Session 4: Diet, Health and the Gut Microbiome

Chair: Geoff Smith, International Life Sciences Institute

12:25 PM – 1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Margaret Morris, University of New South Wales, Australia. The intersection of diet, brain, gut and behaviour – intervening to improve cognition

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Yulan Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Metabolomics Detects Functions of Gut Microbes-Functional Microbiomes

1:25 PM – 1:45 PM

Christophe Lay, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Early Life Microbiome, A Risk Factor for Pediatric Allergy

1:45 PM – 2:05 PM

Chen Ming Hsu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Structural Properties of Dietary Fibers and the Human Gut Microbiome: Toward Rational Design of Prebiotics

2:05 PM – 2:25 PM

Raji Akeem, Kwara State University, Malete. Value addition and influence of succilynation levels on the quality of Discorea Villosa starch.

2:25 PM – 2:40 PM

Coffee Break

2:40 PM – 4:55 PM

Technical Session 5: Future Foods and Innovation

Chair: Remko Boom, Wageningen University & Research

2:40 PM – 3:15 PM

Keynote Speaker: Heiko Oertling, Nestle, Germany. Sugar and salt – a fresh look at well-known ingredients

3:15 PM – 3:40 PM

Ciaran Forde, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Sensory Influences on Oral Processing & Energy Intake: Challenges and Opportunities

3:40 PM – 4:05 PM

Jorge Benavides, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Monterrey, Mexico. The use of novel fractionation and isolation technologies for the recovery of biomolecules with application in food formulations

4:05 PM – 4:30 PM

Henry Jeyakumar, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Role of Food Technology and Future Foods in Enhancing Human Health

4:30 PM – 4:55 PM

Janet Alejandra Gutiérrez Uribe. Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Monterrey, Mexico. Agave: a new age of functional foods, Mexico

4:55 PM – 5:05 PM

Closing Remarks - Peter Preiser, Nanyang Technological University

Poster Session

Abstract #

Name, Affiliation, Poster Title


Veeramalini Jayabalan Sr., Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Affilated to Anna, India, Optimization of Various Edible Oil By Determining Totox Value Using Natural Antioxidants


Aberna Ebenezer Selvakumari I Jr., Vel Tech High Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Affilated to Anna, India, Microencapsulation of PUFA Enriched Ulva Lactuca Oil for Commercial Applications


Saiful Zubairi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, Effect of Plasma Treatment (He/CH4) on Glass Surface for the Reduction of Powder Flux Adhesion in the Spray Drying Process


Leo Wein, Protenga, Singapore, Do Dogs like Insects? A Palatability Test of Insect-Protein Formulated Dog Food


Fong T. Wong, Molecular Engineering Laboratory, A*STAR, Singapore, Lactic Acid Bacteria As Microbial Cell Factories: Updating the Heterologous Expression Toolbox


Vijay Kumar Sharma, Nanyang Technological University, Deep-Ultraviolet Light Emitting Chips for Food Safety


Ong Hong Ming Glendon, Nanyang Technological University, Integration of Sustainability Assessment and Quantitative Risk Assessment of Aquaculture in Singapore


Liwei Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Comparative Fecal Metabolomics Analysis of Healthy Elderly and Young Male Singaporean


Daoyan Wu, Sichuan University, China, Effects of Trimethylamine N-Oxide on Inflammation and the Gut Microbiota Alteration Induced By Helicobacter Pylori

  Siyao Guo, NAFTEC and SCBE, Nanyang Technological University, Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli isolated from ready-to-eat food in Singapore using disk diffusion, broth microdilution and whole genome sequencing methods