Prof. Lim Phaik Eem, Ph.D
Deputy Director of Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya
She is one of the founder members and the current secretary of the Consortium of Southeast Asian Seaweed Taxonomy (SEASTax). She has published more than 150 publications. Her main research focus has been on algae since the 1990s. With the challenges facing in the carrageenan industries, especially lack of genetic diversity of cultivars of the eucheumatoids, she has initiated the study in Malaysia as well as in the Southeast Asian regions since the past 10 years and the research scope is expanded with her involvement in GCRF GlobalSeaweedSTAR programme, where problem-based multidisciplinary approach adopted to address several main issues affecting the seaweed cultivation and processing industries. These include detection of diseases and pests associated with the seaweed farming, farm management and legislation (biosecurity), conservation and exploration of genetically diverse seed stocks, and socio-economic resilience of the industry.
Munawar Khalil, M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Indonesia
Dr. Khalil earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from New Mexico Tech, USA working under Dr. Ning Liu at Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC) and Professor Michael D. Heagy in 2015. He completed his B.Sc. in chemistry at Bogor Agricultural University in 2007 and obtained M.Eng.Sc. in chemical engineering from University of Malaya in 2011. He was the HIR Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Energy Science, University of Malaya. Before joining UI as inorganic chemistry lecturer, he briefly worked as Research Fellow at Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Catalysis (NANOCAT), University of Malaya. He was the recipient of 2015 NMT Founders Award and Ambassador Award for Excellence from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington DC.
Prof. Delin Duan, Ph.D
Institute of Ocenology, CAS · Experimental Marine Biology Lab
Research interest from Prof. Delin Duan is as follows : Algal genetics and breeding, algal genome and functional gene, seaweeds development and culture, seaweeds cultivation and ecological & environmental function, seaweeds food and functional components.
So far, over 150 papers (of which 100 SCI papers) were published, three monographs were published, 3 scientific and technological progress awards were issued from the province and administrations in China.
Cahya Kurnia Fusianto, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D
Post Doctoral Research Associate at Aquatic Animal Health Department, Michigan State University
Dr. Cahya Kurnia Fusianto is an post doctoral research candidate at Aquatic Animal Health Department, Michigan State University. Dr. Cahya obtained S.Si. and M.Sc. degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). In 2017, he completed his Ph.D. from University of Sydney, Australia. He is specializing in fish disease (viruses, bacteria, parasites) both in marine and freshwater (temperate and tropical regions).
Victor Nikijuluw, Ph.D
Yayasan Konservasi Cakrawala Indonesia