Invited Speakers


Biological Science and Health

"Functional plasticity of the neural circuit controlling the arterial baroreflex in rat models of liver cirrhosis"
Prof. JEONG, Seong-woo
Department of Physiology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
Loyola University Chicago, USA (Ph.D.) Yonsei University (Research Instructor) Laboratory of Molecular Physiology, Guthrie Research Institute, USA (Postdoc) 2000 - present: Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Korea (Assistan/Associate/Full professor) 2008 – 2015: Head, Department of Physiology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Korea
"Optogenetic Tuning of Behavioral Stress Response in Larval Zebrafish"
Prof. RYU, Soojin
University of Mainz & Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Harvard University (B.A.), University of California, Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (PhD), University of Freiburg, Germany, Department of Developmental Biology (Postdoc) 2008-2015: Head of the Developmental Genetics of the Nervous System Group, Max Planck Research Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg 2015- Professor, University of Mainz, Germany
"A Dynamic Search Process Underlies MicroRNA Targeting"
Prof. JOO, Chirlmin
Delft University of Technology
Jan 2014 – Assistant Professor (UD1), Department of BioNanoScience, Delft University of Technology (Principle Investigator) Jan 2011 – Dec 2013 Assistant Professor (UD2), Department of BioNanoScience, Delft University of Technology (Principle Investigator) Jun 2009 – Dec 2010 Research Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea (P.I.: Dr. V. Narry Kim) Sep 2007 – May 2009 Post-­‐‑Doctoral Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea (Mentor: Dr. V. Narry Kim) May 2007 – Aug 2007 Post-­‐‑Doctoral Fellow, Depts. of Bioengineering & Physics, University of Illinois, USA (Mentors: Drs. Y. Wang and T. Ha) Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-­‐‑Champaign, USA (physics, May 2007) Single-­‐‑Molecule FRET Study on the RecA-­‐‑Mediated DNA Repair (Advisor: Dr. Taekjip Ha) B.S. Seoul National University, South Korea (physics, summa cum laude, Feb 2002) Microcanonical Monte Carlo Simulation of Fermions and Bosons (Advisor: Dr. Insuk Yu)
"Microfluidic approach to Facilitate Novel Way to Biology"
Dr. SHIM, Jung-uk
Department of Physics, University of Leeds
Dr Jung-uk Shim is a lecturer at School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds. His research interests are to study biological systems from cells to molecules at single entity resolution using microfluidics. 2013- Lecturer at University of Leeds, 2012-2013 Research Fellow at University of Glasgow, 2007-2012 Research Fellow (Marie-Curie Fellowship, Isaac Newton Trust) at University of Cambridge, 2003-2005 Researcher at Harvard University, 2002-2007 Research Assistance at Brandeis University, 1994-2001 Senior Engineer at Samsung Electronics . PhD in Physics, Brandeis University (2007).
"Integration of Diverse Environmental and Endogenous Cues for Flowering at Shoot Apical Meristem through the Evolutionary Conserved Factor SPL15"
Dr. HYUN, Youbong
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany
"Cesium toxicity alters physiology in Arabidopsis thaliana."
Prof. JUNG, Il lae
"Quantitative analysis of stem cell dynamics"
Dr. BASAK, Onur
Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands
1999 – 2003 Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree at the department of Molecular biology and genetics at the Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. 2003 – 2004 Diploma work performed at Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany 2004 – 2008 PhD degree obtained from Albert-Ludwigs Universität for the work titled “Genetic analysis of neural stem cell heterogeneity” performed at Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany 2009 – 2010 Postdoc at MPI, Freiburg working on the project “A proliferation specific role for Notch1 in adult neural stem cells”. 2010 – now Postdoc at the Clevers lab at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands. As a stem cell specialist, my research focuses on analyzing adult stem cell niches using mouse genetics, organ culture systems and molecular biology. My ambition is to combine quantitative analysis of stem cell biology with engineering approaches to contribute to understanding of mammalian physiology, pathophysiology with potential use in regenerative medicine.
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying salamander limb regeneration"
Dr. YUN, Maximina
University College London, London, UK
I carried out my PhD studies at Cambridge University, at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, in the area of DNA repair. I investigated the interplay between different DNA repair pathways and their regulation throughout the cell cycle. My PhD work was awarded the “Max Perutz Prize” for exceptional research. During my PhD studies I became interested in regenerative biology and joined one of the leading labs in the field, Jeremy Brockes’ lab at UCL. Currently, I am trying to answer several outstanding questions in vertebrate regeneration using the salamander as a model system. In particular, I seek to understand what is the molecular nature of the signals that elicit the reprogramming of differentiated cells, a crucial step for regeneration. I am also interested in how and why the regenerative capacity changes with ageing in different species. My research aims to find explanations to these problems in order to understand why some species can regenerate while others cannot, and to guide strategies for the promotion of regeneration in humans. I am also founder and organiser of the London Tissue Repair and Regeneration Meeting Series. Fields of Research: regenerative biology, reprogramming, senescence, ageing

Engineering and Technology

"Paradigm Shift in Global Maritime Industry "
Prof. PAIK, Jeom kee
Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University
Dr. Jeom Kee Paik is a professor of the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Pusan National University (PNU) in Korea. He is also a Tier 1 professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London in UK. He is a fellow and council member of UK Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), and a fellow and vice president of US Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). Prof. Paik serves as president of the Korea Ship and Offshore Research Institute (KOSORI) and as director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Research Centre of Excellence at PNU. He served as chair of ISSC technical committees on ship collision and grounding, condition assessment of aged ships, and ultimate strength for 12 years, and is now a member of the standing committee. He received the William Froude Medal form RINA in 2015, the Order of Science and Technology Merits from president of Korea in 2014, the David W. Taylor Medal from SNAME in 2013, and a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Liege in Belgium in 2012. He is founder and editor-in-chief of Ships and Offshore Structures, which is a peer-reviewed international journal, SCI-expanded. His R&D subjects of interest are safety design and engineering of ships and offshore installations in association with extreme and accidental conditions.
"CFD in the offshore industry "
Prof. PETTERSEN, Bjørnar
NTNU (Norwegian Univiersity of Science and Technology)
1984-1987 Associate Professor, Div of Marine Hydrodynamics, NTH,Trondheim 1985-1986 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Ocean Engineering, MIT, USA 1988- Professor in Marine Hydrodynamics, NTH, Trondheim 2013-2014 Visiting Professor, KAIST - Project Manager, national program “Supercomputing for Norwegian Research”, 1986-1991 - Head of Department of Marine Hydrodynamics, 1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2005-2009 - Member of NTNUs Information Technology Committee, 1995-1997 - Chairman, “Computational Science and Engineering Committee”, NTNU, 1992-1994 - Member of the Board “Large Scale Facilities”, “Res. Infrastruct.” EU-project, 1998-2003 - Head of Strategic Univ. Program “Marine-CFD”, Research Council of Norway, 2004-2009 - Board of Directors, The Norw. Marine Techn. Research Institute (MARINTEK), 2009-2013 - Member of Scientific Committees : ECCOMAS “Marine 2013-Comp. Meth. in Marine Engng.”, Hamburg, 29.-31., May 2013 3rd Int. Conf. on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water, Ghent, 3.-5., June 2013 ParCFD 2014, 26th Int. Conf. on Parallel Comp. Fluid Dynamics, Trondheim, May 2014 Conf. on Computational Mechanics, MekIT’15”, Trondheim, May 2015
"Calculation of hydrodynamic loads on offshore wind turbine plants"
Prof. ABDEL-MAKSOUD, Moustafa
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Short bio and main R&D fields: 1992 - 1994: Research Assistant, Institute of Ship and Ocean Technology, Technical University of Berlin 1994 – 1995: Research Assistant, Potsdam Model Basin (SVA) 1995 – 2002: Head of department "Numerical Simulation", at Potsdam Model Basin 2003 – 2007: Professor at Institute of Ship Technology and Transport systems, Duisburg-Essen University 2003 – 2007: Managing Director of Institute of Ship Technology and Transport systems, Duisburg-Essen University Since 2007: Head of Institute of Fluid dynamics and Ship Theory, Hamburg University of Technology MAIN FIELDS OF COMPETENCE: ▪ Propellers and cavitation and ventilation ▪ Computational Fluid Dynamics ▪ Ship Manoeuvring ▪ Ship Motion in Waves ▪ Maritime Renewable Energy
"CFD Simulation of Flows around Marine Bluff Bodies at High Reynolds Numbers"
Prof. ONG, Muk chen
Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Material Science, University of Stavanger
Dr. Muk Chen Ong is currently a research scientist at MARINTEK, working on CFD and stochastic problems related to marine applications. From 1 Aug 2015, he will start his new position as an associate professor at Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Material Science, University of Stavanger, Norway. Professional Experience: Mar 2012 – Present Research Scientist at Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) Apr 2009 – Feb 2012 Post-doctoral fellow at Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway May 2005 - Apr 2009 Ph.D. research fellow at Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Aug 2001 - May 2005 Research Engineer at Maritime Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
"Graphene-based nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices"
Dr. CHOI, Choon-gi
Creative Research Center for Graphene Electronics, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
Dr. Choon-Gi CHOI received the doctorate from Université d’Orléans in 1996. He is currently a director at Creative Research Center for Graphene Electronics in Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea and a professor at the department of advanced device technology in University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea. He is also an associate editor of the journal Nano Convergence with Springer publishing. His research interests are graphene electronics and optoelectronics, metamaterials, nano-photonics, and nano-imprint lithography.
"Recent Development of Future Perspective of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
Prof. HONG, Jong in
Department of Chemistry, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
"Effect of Titania and Alumina Addition on Mechanical Properties of Dental Zirconia Ceramics"
Prof. PARK, Jongee
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, ATILIM University, Ankara, Turkey
"Biomimetics of nano/micro functional structure in nature"
Dr. KIM, Wan doo
Dr. Wan Doo Kim is a distinguished principal researcher of KIMM, and a professor of UST(University of Science and Technology). He was a former vice president of KIMM, and a steering committee member of National Science and Technology Commission. He got his B.S, M.S and Ph.D degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Seoul National University. His research interests are 3D bioprinting and nature-inspired technology based on mechanical insight. He is a founder of International Symposium of Nature-Inspired Technology (ISNIT), a vice president of Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers. He experienced lots of invited talk for 3D bioprinting and Nature-Inspired Technology.
"Protein self-assemblies in use: biomedical applications"
Dr. KIM, Young jun
KIST Europe

Gender Parity, Smart city, Transportation and Others

"How to cooperate between France and Europe for Aviation and Intelligence Transport System"
Dr. SAARI, Hanna-kaisa
Aerospace Valley
"Mitigation strategies and performances to prevent accident on railway platform in Korea "
Dr. KIM, Hyun
"Implementation Strategies for joint research and development in railway between Korean and European"
Dr. LEE, Eunho
"Insights into what it means to think and design as a creative architect"
Dr. EL-KHOULY, Tamer
UCL Bartlett Faculty of Built Environment / Tamer El-Khouly Architect Architects
Tamer is a research associate at Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources, University College London. He has PhD in design studies: ‘Creative discovery in architectural design processes’, University College London 2015. He has publications in a variety of prestigious conferences; Space Syntax Symposium (SSS 2012, 2013), International Conference of Design Computing & Cognition (DCC 2010, 2012), International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR 2009, 2013), & Euro-Korean Conference on Science and Technology EKC-2014. He is a senior architect, launched t(ek) architectural studio in 2000, and worked in a variety of rewarding projects in UK, ME and Africa.
"Becoming smart city: Strategic urban policy of European cities "
Mr. YOO, Seungho
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL
Seungho Yoo is a doctoral researcher of Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London from 2011. As an urban researcher, his main focus is on the relationship between internet technology and urban space, civil participation and governance in the digital era.
"Social Contributions of KOFWST "
Prof. KIM, Mi hye
Chungbuk National University
She is currently a director of KOFWST(Korea Federation of Women's Science and Technology Associations), and also a professor of the Department of Computer Engineering in Chungbuk National University, Korea. Her research interests are in the field of Fuzzy Measures & Fuzzy Integrals, Gesture Recognition, and Serious Games.

Natural Science and Mathematics

"Interaction of the Central Indian Ridge and the Reunion hotspot"
Dr. DYMENT, Jerome
CNRS, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
*E-mail: *Short bio and main R&D fields PhD 1991 (Strasbourg, France). Entered CNRS in Université de Bretagne Occidentale as Chargé de Recherche in 1993, moved to Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in 2002. Presently head of the Marine Geoscience Lab of IPGP. - Deep-sea exploration for marine mineral resources - industrial applications - Plate tectonic studies from marine magnetics and other geophysical data - Deep-sea magnetics to decipher the geomagnetic field and date the seafloor - Nature of the crust at passive margins - consequences for hydrocarbon exploration *Recent publications (book, journal paper, conference proceeding, patent, project) 65 international publications referred by ISI. Citation index 787, h factor 18
"Central Indian Ridge versus Reunion hotspot : on and off axis geochemical constraints on interaction processes"
Prof. EMOND, Christophe
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Full Professor at the University of Brest, member of the joint Université de Brest-CNRS research unit UMR "Domaines océaniques". Research : Isotope and trace element geochemistry of the Earth mantle. Heterogeneities of hotpots and their interactions with spreading ridges. Origin of upper mantle heterogeneities. Diploms : 1986 : PhD in Isotope geochemistry, Univ. Paris Denis Diderot, Supervisor C.J. Allègre 2002 : Habilitation à diriger les recherches : La géochimie des points chauds (traces et isotopes) et leurs interactions avec les dorsales, Université J. Fourier, Grenoble Responsabilities Head of the « Pole de spectrométrie Océan » convention housing the large analytical facilities of Brest research partners (University, Ifremer, CNRS) Director of the postgraduate school « Ecole doctorale des sciences de la mer » 2009-2012 11 scientific cruises including one as co-PI and two as PI. 38 publications in journals with review committee between 1985 and 2014.
"Marine ecosystem simulation of the East Asia and its near-future projection – a KIOST and PML collaboration initiative"
Dr. KANG, Hyoun-woo
KIOST-PML Science Office, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Dr. Hyoun-Woo Kang is a research scientist of KIOST. Before joining in the KIOST, he spent a couple of years in Hawaii as a post-doctoral fellow at the International Pacific Research Center after he got Ph.D. in Seoul National University, 2001. His major research topics include “global to regional ocean circulation modelling”, “tropical cyclones and ocean interactions”, and “ocean climate projection”. Since October 2011, he has been working at Plymouth, UK as the director of the Joint KIOST-PML Science Office. He is currently working on the coupled physico-biogeochemical modelling and its application to the Northwest Pacific Ocean in collaboration with PML modellers.
"Five years of the KOPRI Amundsen project - what we have found, and where we head for in the next 5 yrs"
Dr. LEE, Sang hoon
KOPRI (Korea Polar Research Institute)
Senior scientist at KOPRI (Korea Polar Research Institute), Dr. S.-H. Lee is a microbial ecologist interested in bacterial role in marine food web and material cycle, along with prokaryotic genes and nucleic acids from diverse environments. He currently leads an interdisciplinary, multi-national, ocean-going project that looks into the warming process in the Amundsen Sea and associated ecosystem changes, which is one of the flagship programs of KOPRI with ultimate research goals on the Southern Ocean and the climate changes. He leads numerous Antarctic expeditions as a chief scientist, published many interesting papers, served on SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) in the late 1990s to the early 2000s, and now on the SOOS (Southern Ocean Observing System) Science Steering Committee. He will be the Chief Scientist in the coming Southern Ocean cruise in the Udintsev Fracture zone in January-February 2016 on board the KOPRI icebreaker Araon, in collaboration with the French LOCEAN team (Prof. Y.-H. Park, PI) and the University of Rhode Island, USA (Prof. R. Watts, PI).
"The ocean at high latitudes in a changing climate: Contrasts between the Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean"
Dr. PROVOST, Christine
LOCEAN, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
After a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD, USA) she joined the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. She is Directeur de Recherche at LOCEAN, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Université Pierre et Marie Curie. She is currently leading the ABC (Austral Boreal, Carbon) team at LOCEAN. Her current interests focus on polar oceans and climate change. Her research includes investigation of physical processes at different scales, such as variations in volume transports, eddies, heat transport, ocean mixing, evolution of water masses and the relation of the ocean processes with the atmospheric forcing. She is an experimentalist and her activities range from instrumental development to data analysis and interpretation. In the Arctic, she is coordinating the EQUIPEX-funded project IAOOS (Ice-Atmosphere-Ocean Observing System dedicated to developing and maintaining an integrated observing system over the Arctic Ocean collecting information regarding the state of the ocean, atmosphere and sea-ice simultaneously and in real time ( index.html) (2011-2019). She co-leads WP1 of the EU FP7 ICE-ARC project (http:// ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change) (2014-2018) looks into the current and future changes in Arctic sea ice and investigates, in a robust way, the consequences of these changes on the economics of the area. She is also Co-PI of the Belmont Forum selected project Pan Arctic Options (2015-2021) ( In the Southern ocean, she uses in situ observations she gathers (for example from moorings) and satellite observations. She led the Drake Project within the CLIVAR and IPY framework, and co-leads the Malvinas and Phantom projects in collaboration with Argentina and Korea. All these projects are supported by the french spatial agency (CNES Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales). She has been leading many oceanographic expeditions in the southern ocean and in the Arctic (cruises and ice camps). She has a large experience with satellite data and has been P.I. on several satellite data steering committees. She uses model outputs to further interpret the data. She has been author or co-author of more than 60 papers and has supervised 20 Ph.D. students.