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Group LS: Life science

We aim to encourage communication and discussion of ideas at the forefront of research in different areas of life sciences, especially in the biological and health-related research. It will maximise the great opportunity that EKC 2016 can offer for the Korean scientists working in the field of life sciences in Europe. Our goal is to strengthen the global networks and promote the world-class research through international cooperation in the areas of plant science and Korean medicine. We will also try to enhance the national competitiveness by developing joint research projects between Korea and Europe.
The sessions will be organised in 4 categories:
1) Plants and environments
2) Globalisation of Korean medicine
3) Disease model development and applications

4) Poster presentation
The session will discuss the current ideas and strategic plans for international cooperation in life science research, especially focusing on topics from the plant science and Korean medicine including new understanding of the molecular mechanisms of plant evolution and physiology and novel herbal therapeutic application. Each session will be chaired by senior researchers who are active and respected in the field. Prominent researchers working on a variety of topics from new emerging fields have been invited as speakers.

Session LS 1: Plants and environments (Room: Estrel C2) 11:00 - 12:40, 28 July
Convener: Dr. YeonKyeong Lee (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway;
Session description: Plant are sessile organisms and basal for all of the advance organisms by supplying not only foods and beverages but also aesthetic uses. For their proper growth, they need to adapt to their environments in molecular, biochemical, metabolomical genetical, cell biological and epigenetical ways. The primary goals for this session are to encourage communication and discussion of ideas at the frontiers of plant research. In recognition of the significance of this session, it is necessary to address how plant research has impacted on their field, how continued focus on a deeply developed research will contribute to answering remaining key problems in biology and how that will impact food security and crop production. This session is based on the biological functions in plants, which represent an ideal context to highlight the most recent breakthroughs and development of innovative approaches in plant researches.

11:00 - 11:40 “Infection strategies of plant pathogenic fungi”

Prof. Dr. Holger B. Deising (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)_invited speaker


Prof. Dr. Holger Bruno Deising is a full professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg,Institute of Plant Breeding and Plant Protection since October 1997.  Prof. Dr. Deising received his PhD at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany in 1987. Prof. Dr. Deising is a president of the German Society of Plant Protection and Plant Health (DPG), member of the Directorate of ScienceCampus Plant-Based Bioeconomy, Halle (WCH) and director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Crop Plant Research, Halle (IZN) Now. Prof. Dr. Deising has published many papers in high-profile peer reviewed scientific journals especially in plant sciences. 




11:40 - 12:00 “Characterization of microProtein involved in plant development”, Dr. Shin-Young Hong (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)


12:00 - 12:20 “Plant pathogen effectors and plant immunity between Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Arabidopsis thaliana”, Dr. Dae Sung Kim (The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)


12:20 - 12:40 “Optimizing Physcomitrella patens as a terpenoid biosynthesis platform by  increasing oil bodies”, Dr. Hansol Bae (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)


Session LS 2: Globalisation of Korean medicine (Room: Estrel C2) 14:00 - 15:40, 28 July
Convener: Dr. Kwon O Sang (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), Korea;
Chair: Dr. Ryu Yeon Hee (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), Korea)
Session description: Traditional Korean medicine which is believed to be originated in ancient and prehistoric times and can be traced back as far as 3000 B.C. emphasizes the perceived interactions within the body rather than functional mechanisms. It has become increasingly important for modern medicine to understand these traditional healing techniques and explain how they can be applied by scientific approaches. This session will cover related topics of the Korean medicine including  Herbal medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, in order to deliver an overview on the current practices, trend and research by Korean and European scientists in the field. This can also provide a significant platform for the Korean health and food industry and governmental and educational organisations to develop international collaboration opportunity and catch up with the latest information.


14:00 - 14:20 "Visualization of the Meridian System: Exploring spatial patterns of acupoint indications from clinical data"

Prof. Dr. Younbyoung Chae (Kyung Hee University & Duisburg-Essen University)_invited speaker

Professor Chae majored Korean traditional medicine at Kyung Hee University and has Ph.D degree both in Korean Medicine (Meridian and acupuncture points) and brain science. Chae is working at Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, College of Korean Medicine in Kyung Hee University as an associate professor and researching at the department of neurology in University Duisburg-Essen for this year.



14:20 - 14:40 “International standardization activities of Traditional Medicine”“International standardization activities of Traditional Medicine”, Dr. Sunmi CHOI (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) , Korea)


14:40 - 15:00 “Mechanical Stimulation of the HT7 Acupuncture Point to Reduce Ethanol Self-Administration in Rats”, Dr. Yeonhee  Ryu (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), Korea)

15:00 - 15:20 "A systematic review of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions of herbal medicine with warfarin”,Dr. Ui Min Jerng (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), Korea)

15:20 - 15:40 “Development of Ultrasound Moxibustion Device”, Dr. O Sang Kwon (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), Korea)



Session LS 3: Disease model development and applications (Room: Estrel C2) 09:00 - 10:40, 29 July


Convener: Dr. WooKee Min (Leibniz Institute for age research-FLI, Germany;


Session description: Model systems have been intensively used for better understand, diagnose and treat human disease. Animal and cell are the classical disease models and in recent years, the demand for the alternative and more sophisticated model systems has been increased due to the technical breakthrough, cost, ethical reasons and others. The main aim of this session is to highlight the up-to-dated research and development of innovative approaches in disease model and promote communication.


09:00 - 09:25 “Understanding single fluorophore blinking to unveil protein complex formation with PALM”

Dr. Jae Yen, (Ludwig Maximilians University Munchen, Germany)_invited speaker

Dr. Shin is a biophysicist interested in the structure and function of proteins that organize chromosomes. Currently she works as a project leader at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. Dr. Shin specialized in super-resolution microscopy PALM during her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley after obtaining her doctoral degree in microbiology at the University of Chile.



09:25 - 09:50 “SEVA linkers: a versatile and automatable DNA backbone exchange standard for synthetic biology”, Dr. Se Hyeuk Kim (Technical University of Denmark).


09:50 - 10:15 “CHO cell factory engineering for controlled and efficient production of therapeutic proteins”, Dr. Jae Seong Lee (The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark).

10:15 - 10:40  “Integrative soft multi-way clustering of pan-cancer cell line data to identify context-specific regulation in cancer genome”, Dr. Yongsoo Kim (Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands)



Session LS : poster presentation (Room: Conventional Hall/Foyer) 12:40 - 14:00, 28 July

Chair: Dr. Soo-Hyun Kim (BiKiE, Europe; University of London, United Kingdom)


LS-01 "Numerical Modeling of Dental Implants: Industrial Applications"
Woo-Suck Han (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France)
LS-02 "Investigation of The Bacterial Flagellar Motor through Torque Spectroscopy"
Ilyong Jung (TU Delft, Netherlands)
LS-03 "Soybean and Cholesterol Lowering Effect"
Valeriy Pak (Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances, Uzbekistan)
LS-04 "Extracellular Vesicles from Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Elicit a Potent Innate Immune Response in the Lung"
Kyong-su Park (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
LS-05 "Human Gait Decoding based on Electrocorticography"
Kyuhwa Lee (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland)
LS-06 "The Role of WDR11 in Development of Reproductive System and Its Clinical Implications for Human Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism"
Soo-Hyun Kim (University of London, United Kingdom)
LS-07 "LC/MS-Based Polar Metabolite Profiling Reveals Gender Differences in Serum from Patients with Myocardial Infarction"
Jueun Lee (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, United Kingdom)
LS-08 "Enhanced Specific Absorbtion Rate of Exchange Coupled Bi-Magnetic Nanoparticles for High Frequency Electromagnetic Absorption"
Valentin Nica (Saarland University, Germany)
LS-09 "The Effect of Sensorimotor Training on the Physical and Psychological Parameters of Breast Cancer Patients with a Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy"
Eunbin Jee (Christian-Albrechts Universiät zu Kiel, Germany)
LS-10 "Microscale Patterning for Preventing Posterior Capsular Opacification by Controlling Lens Epithelial Cell Migration"
Hojeong Jeon (KIST Europe, Germany)
LS-11 "ZFL (Zebrafish Liver Cell) 3D Culture into Spheroids as an Alternative to Animal Testing"
Kwang-Hun Jeong (KIST Europe, Germany)
LS-12 "Point-of-Care CD4 Test for Monitoring HIV/AIDS Patients"
Jung Kyung Kim (Kookmin University, Korea)
LS-13 "Studying Oct4 Gene Expression in Hypoblast Stem Cells"
Dongjun Han (Humboldt universität zu Berlin, Germnay)
LS-14 "Understanding the Unfolding and Aggregation of Human Lysozyme by PRE and RD NMR"
Minkoo Ahn (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
LS-15 "Bud Dormancy-Related Changes in Cell Wall Composition and Metabolite Profiles in Norway Spruce"
YeonKyeong Lee (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
LS-16 "Investigating the Pertussis Resurgence in England and Wales and Options for Future Control"
Yoon Hong Choi (Public Health England, United Kingdom)
LS-17 "Single-molecule investigation of protein translocation through a transmembrane pore"
Sejeong Lee (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)