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Welcome message

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB) is organized once every three years in a different
country in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of Asia-Pacific Society for Applied Phycology (APSAP). On the
occasion of the 9th APCAB, King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Thailand has been tasked
with organizing the conference under the theme of Algae for Food, Feed, Fuel and Beyond on 15-18 November,
2016 at the Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
This conference will provide a platform for students, scientists, technologists and people who are working with both
macro- and microalgae in the diverse organizations and industry in the Asia-Pacific region to share their experience.
The majority of algal research in the Asia-Pacific region is in the field of taxonomy, biology, physiology, ecology,
cultivation, biochemistry, bioprocesses, biotechnology, bioinformatics and systems biology of macro- and microalgae,
including value-added products and their applications. Therefore, the conference will gather experts of all fields to
exchange ideas and experience. The participants can update their research work status, knowledge, technology and
policy. Moreover, the aim of this conference is to expand the networks, partnerships and collaborations between
different universities and/or entrepreneurs in the field.
We will have an exciting array of keynote speakers and APCAB will be offering prizes for the best presentations.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to warmly invite all of you to attend the 9th APCAB 2016
Conference and submit the papers.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bangkok.
Assoc. Prof. Boosya Bunnag
Conference Chair
Prof. Yong-Ki Hong
President, Asia-Pacific Society of Applied Phycology

APCAB 2016 Committees


Advisory Committee
Prof. Yong-Ki Hong

Department of Biotechnology, Pukyong National University (Korea)

Dr. Lim Phaik Eem

Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Assoc. Prof. Anong Chirapart

Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Dr. Navid Moheimani

Algae R&D Centre, Murdoch University (Australia)

Prof. Michael Borowitzka

Algae R&D Center, Murdoch University (Australia)

Dr. Senthil Chinnasamy

Aban Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, Biotechnology Division (India)

Prof. Avigad Vonshak

The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, BGU (Israel)

Prof. Choul-Gyun Lee

Department of Biological Engineering, Inha University (Korea)

Prof. Phang Siew Moi

Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Dr. Yeong Hui Yin

Institute of Ocean & Earth Sciences, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Prof. Sammy Boussiba

The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, BGU (Israel)

Professor Emeritus Morakot Tanticharoen

King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)

Assoc. Prof. Sakarindr Bhumiratana

King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)

Professor Emeritus Khanjanapaj Lewmanomont

Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Organizing Committee
Conference Chair
Assoc. Prof. Boosya Bunnag

King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Michael Borowitzka

Algae R&D Centre, Murdoch University (Australia)

Prof. Phang Siew Moi

Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Prof. Avigad Vonshak

The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, BGU (Israel)

Dr. Lim Phaik Eem

Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Prof. Yong-Ki Hong

Department of Biotechnology, Pukyong National University (Korea)

Prof. Iwane Suzuki

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences,


University of Tsukuba (Japan)

Professor Emeritus Milagrosa R. Martinez-Goss Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines (Philippines)
Dr. Teresita R. Perez

School of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

Prof. Aran Incharoensakdi

Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Assoc. Prof. Yuwadee Peerapornpisal

Chiang Mai University (Thailand)

Assoc. Prof. Anchana Prathep

Prince of Songkla University (Thailand)

Assoc. Prof. Anong Chirapart

Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Dr. Jantana Praiboon

Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Dr. Jeeraporn Pekkoh

Chiang Mai University (Thailand)

Asst. Prof. Kittisak Yokthongwattana

Mahidol University (Thailand)

Dr. Metha Meetam

Mahidol University (Thailand)

Dr. Jittra Teeramaethee

Institute of Marine Science, Burapha University (Thailand)

Dr. Sorawit Powtongsook

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)

Dr. Apiradee Hongsthong

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)

Dr. Kalyanee Paithoonrangsarid

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)

Dr. Peerada Prommeenate

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)

Dr. Chiraphan Khannapho

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)

Assoc. Prof. Supapon Cheevadhanarak

King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)

Asst. Prof. Marasri Ruengjitchatchawalya

King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)

Dr. Wipawan Siangdung

King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)

Contact
Conference Secretariat
King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
49 Thian Thale 25, Tha Kham, Bang Khun Thain, Bangkok 10150, Thailand.
Tel. 66 2470 7401, 66 2470 7452
Fax: 66 2452 3466
Email: apcab2016kmutt@gmail.com

Conference website
For more information, please visit the conference website at www.apcab2016.com

Conference Topics
1. Taxonomy, Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity of Algae
2. Cultivation, Bioprocesses and Biotechnology
3. Algae and the Environment
4. Algal Omics and Applications
5. Algal Biorefinery and Industrial Trends: Food, Feed, Neutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals

Keynote Speakers
Professor John Beardall
School of Biological Sciences,
Monash University
John Beardall was born in the UK and has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology (1973) and
a PhD (1976) from the University of London. After post-doctoral fellowships at what is now
the School of Ocean Sciences at Menai Bridge, North Wales and later at the University of
Dundee, in Scotland, he joined the lecturing staff at La Trobe University in Australia in 1982.
In 1988 he took up an appointment as Senior Lecturer at Monash University, where he is currently a Professor.
John has over 40 years experience in algal physiology, with a broad range of interests, and has published extensively
on aspects of photosynthesis, respiratory metabolism, nutrient transport and energetics. He is also co-author of a
textbook on plant biochemistry and one on marine photosynthesis. He has a published >150 international journal
articles and 19 book chapters, and has also interacted strongly with industry, having written 11 substantial reports for
various organizations.
In recent years his research has been focused on aspects of the impacts of global change on marine and freshwater
phytoplankton, including the effects of elevated CO2, ocean acidification and UVB on algal physiological performance.
In addition, he also has interests in the role of algae in CO2 sequestration and in bioremediation, especially of heavy
metal contamination.

Professor Arthur Grossman


Department of Plant Biology,
The Carnegie Institution, Stanford

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Yonghua Li-Beisson
French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission
Yonghua Li-Beisson is a senior scientist at the French Atomic and Alternative Energies
Commission in France. Her current research focus is on unravelling the biological mechanisms
underlying oil accumulation in algal cells when exposed to stress conditions; and how to bypass the requirement of
stress for massive oil accumulation using molecular genetic means. She received her PhD in
2002 from the University of Hull (UK) under the direction of Professor Colin Ratledge; followed by postdoctoral research
in the lab of Professor John Ohlrogge at Michigan State University (USA). Her research has focused on the metabolism
of lipids, first in yeast, then in higher plants, and lately in microalgae since 2010. She has over 15 years of research
experience in lipids, lipid metabolism and biotechnological application of lipids. Dr. Li-Beission has published over 30
peer-reviewed articles and has 4 patents.

Professor Il Soo Moon


Graduate School of Medicine,
Dongguk University
Il Soo Moon is a professor of neuroanatomy at the Graduate School of Medicine
Dongguk University in Republic of Korea. He received his PhD in 1991 from University of
New Brunswick (Canada). As a postdoctoral fellow he investigated the synaptic mechanism of
learning and memory in the lab of Professor Mary B. Kennedy at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena,
USA). His current research focuses: Firstly, on the role of the NAGK-dynein motor complex which plays a critical role
in the development of neuronal axon and dendrites. Secondly, on the neuroceuticals from marine algae, which
promote neuronal development and/or protect neurons from oxidative damages. By combining basic and applied
neurosciences he tries to find potential natural products that would benefit brain health in this ever aging society.

Tentative Theme Speakers


will be updated

Call for Papers


All participants are invited to submit scientific papers to APCAB 2016 Conference for oral or poster presentation. The
abstract should be submitted via online system at www.apcab2016.com. The submission is open until 5 August 2016.

Guidelines for abstract preparation, please see details in the APCAB 2016 Conference website.

Manuscript Submission
Journal of Applied Phycology
will be updated
APCAB 2016 Proceedings
For further information on submitting a manuscript for consideration, please visit the APCAB 2016 Conference website.

APCAB Prizes
The APSAP President (Prof. Yong-Ki Hong, Pukyong National University, Korea) is pleased to offer prizes for The
Best Researcher presenting at the APCAB 2016 Conference.
The Best Researcher Prizes are as follows:
2 Awards for The Best Researcher Oral Presentation 250 USD each.
2 Awards for The Best Researcher Poster Presentation 250 USD each.

Important Dates:
Registration and abstract submission opens

1 Feb 2016

Abstract submission deadline for grant students *

15 Jun 2016

Notification of student conference grants

22 Jul

2016

Abstract submission deadline

5 Aug 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance

9 Sep 2016

Deadline for early-bird registration

30 Sep 2016

Proceedings submission deadline

21 Oct 2016

* The conference will offer a limited number of student conference grants (to cover the registration fee). Students
who wish to apply for this grant must submit the abstract for oral or poster presentation before 15 June 2016.

Registration fee:
Early Bird: on/Before

Standard /Onsite

30 Sep 2016

1 Oct - 18 Nov 2016

General : APSAP member

400 USD

450 USD

General : non-member

500 USD

550 USD

Student : APSAP member

280 USD

330 USD

Student : non-member

330 USD

380 USD

General

6,000 Baht

7,500 Baht

Student

4,000 Baht

5,500 Baht

Local Delegate*

Excursion Fee
Accompanying person

80 USD/ 2500 Baht


220 USD

* For Thai participants, the registration fee will be partially supported by local private sectors.
The registration fee includes lunches, refreshments, conference documents, bag, materials and welcome dinner.
We are happy to receive accompanying persons with the delegates to Bangkok. The registration fee for accompanying
persons includes lunches, refreshments and welcome dinner.
For APSAP member rate, you must be a 2016 financial member of the Asia-Pacific Society for Applied Phycology to
be eligible for member registration. Or you can apply for APSAP membership at http://apsap.kasetsart.org.
Non-member registrations include Asia-Pacific Society for Applied Phycology (APSAP) Membership until the next
conference (10th APCAB).
For more information, please visit the APCAB 2016 Conference website.

Excursion
Please note that this excursion event is not included in your registration fee.
An excursion will take place on Friday, 18 November 2016 for delegates who have registered to attend. You will have
a chance to visit the Royal Chitralada Projects on Sri Ayudhya Road, Bangkok. The Royal Chitralada Projects were
initiated to find the root causes of the problems, as well as create a practical knowledge base, for agriculture in
Thailand. There are many research projects in agriculture and agricultural products in this area, for example,
agriculture (Spirulina ponds, mushroom cultivation, rice fields, etc.), energy factories (for biodiesel, gasohol, etc.) and
Suan Chitralada Dairy Farm. After the Royal Chitralada Projects visit, all delegates will have lunch at Rajchatrinnamai
Restaurant.
After lunch, all delegates will enjoy the Emerald Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace, the most famous place located
near Sanam Luang in the very heart of Bangkok. Please indicate your attendance when registering.

Excursion cost - 80 USD or 2500 Baht per person which includes transportation, snack, lunch and tickets for the
Emerald Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace.

Tentative Program
Monday 14 November 2016
16:00 - 19:30

Conference Registration Desk Open

18:00 - 19:30

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Tuesday 15 November 2016


08:00 - 09:00

Conference Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Conference Opening Ceremony

09:30 - 10:30

Keynote: Prof. John Beardall

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

Monash University (Australia)

Room 1
Session: Cultivation, Bioprocesses and
Biotechnology
11:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30

Theme speaker and oral presentation

Session: Cultivation, Bioprocesses and


Biotechnology

15:20 - 15:50

Session: Taxonomy, Biology, Ecology and


Biodiversity of Algae
Theme speaker and oral presentation

Lunch
Room 1

13:30 - 15:20

Room 2

Theme speaker and oral presentation

Room 2
Session: Taxonomy, Biology, Ecology and
Biodiversity of Algae
Theme speaker and oral presentation

Coffee/Tea Break

15:50 - 17:10

Oral presentation

17:10 - 18:30

Poster Presentation

18:30 - 21:00

Welcome Dinner

Oral presentation

Wednesday 16 November 2016


09:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Prof. Arthur Grossman The Carnegie Institution, Stanford (USA)

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote: Dr. Yonghua Li-Beisson French Alternative and Atomic Energy Commission (France)

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee/Tea Break
Room 1
Forum of Energy and Algae-Are we getting

11:20 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30

any closer?
Lunch

Room 2
Session: Algae and the Environment
Theme speaker and oral presentation

Wednesday 16 November 2016 (Cont.)


Room 1

Room 2

Session: Industrial case studies Successes

Session: Algae and the Environment

and Failures
13:30 - 15:20
15:20 - 16:30

Theme speaker and oral presentation


Coffee/Tea Break and Poster Presentation

16:30 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00

Theme speaker and oral presentation

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

APSAP Meeting

Thursday 17 November 2016


09:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Prof. Il Soo Moon

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

Dongguk University (Korea)

Room 1
Session: Algal Biorefinery and Industrial Trends:
Food, Feed, Neutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals

10:30 - 12:20
12:20 - 13:30

Theme speaker and oral presentation

Room 2
Session: Algal Omics and Applications
Theme speaker and oral presentation

Lunch

13:30 - 15:10

Oral presentation

15:10 - 15:30

Coffee/Tea Break

15:30 - 16:30

Award Presentations and Closing Ceremony

Oral presentation

Friday 18 November 2016


Excursion

Excursion time departure from Century Park Hotel at 8.45 am and return to the hotel at approximately 4.30 pm.