Past Events, Reports and Presentations

Past Events, Reports and Presentations

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Science Symposium: ReThink Carbohydrates – Science, Health and Regulatory Development

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This 1-day IN-PERSON symposium will provide an opportunity to re-visit the role of carbohydrates in human nutrition and health, with the latest scientific and regulatory updates from experts, researchers and regional regulatory personnel. It will offer a multi-stakeholder platform to evaluate and discuss the scientific basis and approaches, to identify research gaps, recommend dietary guidance and in development of food regulations in health promotion and disease prevention efforts for the target SEA population.

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				Header.Rethink Carbohydrates
	

Over the past two decades, advances in scientific research have led to increasing evidence of the beneficial role of complex carbohydrates, in providing important micronutrients, dietary fiber and phytochemical, as well as some with specific components that serve certain functional benefits. In line with these increasing scientific evidence of regulatory development having taken place, especially pertaining to health claims. There is on the other hand on-going scientific debates, popular trends and social media coverage that have centered on the types and amount of carbohydrates intake in relation to health conditions such as overweight, diabetes and hyperlipidemia, with resulting confusion for consumers and misperception of dietary carbohydrates.

The 1-day IN-PERSON symposium will revisit the role of carbohydrates in human nutrition, providing scientific and regulatory updates from experts, researchers, and regional regulatory personnel. It will discuss scientific approaches, identify research gaps, and recommend dietary guidance and food regulations for health promotion and disease prevention in the SEA population.

REGISTRATION

Registration Registration REGISTRATION FEES

*Note: Local registration fees are only applicable to participants residing in Malaysia.

*Malaysian Registrants: This seminar, co-organized by the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM), is HRD Corp-claimable.

Venue The Science Symposium will be held IN-PERSON at:

Pullman 1 Ballroom, Level 3
Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel
Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Please refer to the map below:

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PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS

Opening and Welcome Remarks Expand

Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong is the Executive Director of ILSI SEA Region, based in Singapore. ILSI SEA Region was established as a regional branch of the world-wide scientific-foundation ILSI in 1993, covering ASEAN and Australasia. Mrs. Yeong oversees the Branch's operation, scientific programs and partnership activities, working closely with stakeholders from private sectors, leading academic institutions, international organizations and key government and health agencies throughout the vast geographical region. ILSI SEA Region facilitates programs that address pertinent nutrition, food safety and sustainability topics as well as issues for the improvement scientific decision for public health benefits.
Mrs. Yeong obtained her BSc and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kings College (previously Queen Elizabeth College) University of London, and has over the past decades actively served to build scientific capacity and nutrition improvement for the target population in the region. Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty is an Associate Professor of Sports Nutrition and Coordinator of the Sports and Wellness Clinic at the Faculty of Sports Science & Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. He has served as the Vice President (2020-2024) and Assistant Hon Secretary (2006-2020) of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) before taking office as President in 2024. Dr. Appukutty also serves as Vice President of the Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (MASM) and Council Member of the Malaysian Society of Body Composition (MSBC). He was elected to the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS) as an Executive Council Member (2019-2023). In 2021, he was appointed Scientific Advisor of the ILSI SEA Region. He also serves on the Clinical Care Committee for the World Obesity Federation since 2013. Dr. Appukutty's research interests and focus are on functional food and exercise science. He was awarded as a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (FNSM) in 2016 and a Fellow of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (FMASO) in 2022. He chairs the Malaysian Vegetarian Dietary Guidelines (MoH) and contributed as a key writer for the Malaysian Dietary Guidelines. He has worked closely in the capacity building of nutritionists in the region (Southeast Asia Nutrition Leadership Program, SEAMEO-RECFON, Indonesia) and also served as Chairperson of the Malaysian Nutrition Leadership Programme (MyNLP) and South East Asia Public Health Nutrition Leadership Programme (SEAPHN LP).
Dr Appukutty holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences focusing on nutrition, immunity, and exercise performance from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, an MSc in Sports Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Community Health from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Ms. Ts. Zailina Abdul Majid, a Food Technologist since 2000 in Ministry of Health, by qualification, holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Technology (Food Technology), University of Science Malaysia (1995) and a Master of Science (Food Science), National University of Malaysia (2013).
At present, she is the Director for the Policy, Strategic Planning and Codex Standard Division, Food Safety and Quality Programme under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Her main responsibilities are on formulating of national policies on food safety, promulgation of national legislation, overseeing the management of food analysis, risk assessment, and communication and consumerism activities. She is also responsible in managing international issues of Codex, WTO, SPS and TBT, regional issues pertaining to ASEAN, APEC, etc, including bilateral, multilateral agreements as well as FTAs.  She also attends Codex, ASEAN and other international meetings to ensure Malaysia's positions are upheld.
She is also the Secretary for the Malaysian Food Analyst Council, Assistant to the Chair for Codex Committee of Fats and Oils and at the ASEAN level, and Vice Chair for the Task Force for ASEAN Food Safety Regulatory Framework Agreement (TF AFSRF). Session 1: Carbohydrates and Its Role in Human Nutrition and Public Health Guidance Expand

Mr. Geoffry Smith is President of ILSI Southeast Asia Region based in Singapore, and a Representative of the branch to the ILSI Global Assembly. He is also the Chairman of the Essential Micronutrients Foundation, a non-profit organization which addresses micronutrient deficiencies globally as a public health issue. In addition, he is Director of Nutrition Strategies International which deals with food and nutrition issues in developing countries. Mr. Smith serves as a member of the editorial board of the journal Food and Nutrition Bulletin. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Smith was the Global Director, Health Chelates for Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, and directed the global business for these compounds in food and nutrition as well as pharmaceutical applications. He was responsible for the global project within Akzo Nobel addressing iron deficiency anemia.

Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry is currently Senior Advisor, BMRC, A*STAR, Singapore. Until recently, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and the Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, A*STAR. He trained initially as a food scientist. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was a Board member of UK Food Standards Agency. Prof. Henry is on the Board of Directors of International Life Sciences Institute South East Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region), and Advisory board of Monell Chemical Senses Centre, USA. In 2010, he was awarded the British Nutrition Foundation prize for his outstanding contribution to nutrition. He was made a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Scientists and Technologists (2012). Prof. Henry was recipient of the NutraIngredients-Asia NutraChampion Awards 2019, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Award & Lectureship 2019, 100 Most Influential Asian Scientist - 2019 Edition, Asian Scientist Magazine, and the prestigious Niigata International Food Award 2018 known as "Asian World Food Prize". He was the scientific commentator on the highly successful TV program "Food Detective. He continues to be actively engaged in improving the food and nutritional status of people in the ASEAN region and beyond.

Prof. Joanne Slavin is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, teaching Advanced Human Nutrition. She holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Registered Dietitian (RDN). Notably, Prof. Slavin was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), contributing significantly to the national nutrition guidelines.
Prof. Slavin's extensive research contributions include over 350 scientific articles covering diverse topics such as dietary fiber, carbohydrates, whole grains, protein, snacking, gut health, brain health, and sustainable agriculture. In addition, she had delivered over 400 scientific presentations globally. Prof. Slavin also actively engages in science communication initiatives as a Science Communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), while also holding membership in esteemed scientific societies such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Dr. E Siong Tee is Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultanc, Malaysia. He is also Adjunct Professor for International Medical University and a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He is a member of several Technical Working Groups of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, including the committees related to Malaysian Food Regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network in 2014 and is the current Chairman of the Network.

Session 2: Science of Carbohydrate Quality and Its Impact on Health Expand

Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry is currently Senior Advisor, BMRC, A*STAR, Singapore. Until recently, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and the Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, A*STAR. He trained initially as a food scientist. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was a Board member of UK Food Standards Agency. Prof. Henry is on the Board of Directors of International Life Sciences Institute South East Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region), and Advisory board of Monell Chemical Senses Centre, USA. In 2010, he was awarded the British Nutrition Foundation prize for his outstanding contribution to nutrition. He was made a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Scientists and Technologists (2012). Prof. Henry was recipient of the NutraIngredients-Asia NutraChampion Awards 2019, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Award & Lectureship 2019, 100 Most Influential Asian Scientist - 2019 Edition, Asian Scientist Magazine, and the prestigious Niigata International Food Award 2018 known as "Asian World Food Prize". He was the scientific commentator on the highly successful TV program "Food Detective. He continues to be actively engaged in improving the food and nutritional status of people in the ASEAN region and beyond.

Dr. Amy Lin is a Senior Principal Scientist leading the Food Carbohydrate Platform at the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation at A*STAR, a Singapore government research entity. Her general research area is carbohydrates and health and structure-function relationships of carbohydrates. Amy's particular interest is slowing the starch degradation process into glucose and controlling carbohydrate utilisation between digestion and colonic fermentation. She is an expert in starch degradation enzymes and starch molecular & granular structure, and she is experienced in potato and wheat quality. Dr. Lin is a former faculty member at Purdue University (USA), the University of Idaho (USA), and Washington State University (USA) and a visiting associate professor at the National Taiwan University (Taiwan). She formerly served as the Chair of the Carbohydrate Division at IFT and AACCI (renamed "Cereals & Grains Association); a Scientific Committee member for the past conferences of Food Hydrocolloids and IUFoST. Dr. Lin is also an Associate Editor of Cereal Chemistry and Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre and has a leading role in Starch Digestion Consortium Inc. (non-profit).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrew Holmes has general interests in microbial diversity, its evolutionary origins and ecological applications. He did his PhD studies at the University of Queensland before postdoctoral stints at the University of Warwick, UK and Macquarie University. In 2002 he joined the University of Sydney where he is now Associate Professor in the School of Molecular Bioscience and Microbiome Project node leader in the Charles Perkins Centre. He has particular interests in the relationship between food and health. His research focusses on how diet manipulation via food components influences the host-microbiome interaction and potential for informing public health guidelines or diet interventions in chronic disease. He is currently a Fellow of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

Dr. Koo Hui Chin is an associate professor at Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology. She received her Ph.D. (Nutrition) from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2017. She started her first career as a clinical dietician in the Ministry of Health from 2007 until 2013, prior to pursuing her PhD. She is one of the writers for the revision of "Strategy for the Prevention of Obesity-Malaysia", (SPOM), a national level guideline. Several awards have been received by her, such as the Outstanding Researcher Award from Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology and the Publication Prize Award from the Nutrition Society of Malaysia. She has authored and co-authored a number of research papers related to whole grain, diabetes, childhood obesity and chrono-nutrition. Several research grants have been awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education and other institutions to conduct studies, particularly in whole grain, diabetes and chrono-nutrition. Dr. Koo was featured in leading local newspapers, sharing her knowledge of nutritional health too. She is quite skilled at altering healthy dishes and has a passion for nutrition.

Session 3: Science and Innovation Updates in Carbohydrates Expand

Asst. Prof. Anadi Nitithamyong spent her academic career at the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU), Thailand where she served as the Deputy Director for Education and Special Affairs from 2008 to 2011 and Deputy Director for Policy and Planning from 2015 to 2016. Her research interest and experience involve food processing and product development for nutritional and functional purposes, particularly in dietary fibre related areas.  Currently, she is the Immediate Past President of the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT), and a member of the Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT).  She is also a member of the Panel of Science Advisors of ILSI SEA Region and is the Coordinator of its Thailand Country Committee. Dr. Nitithamyong received her PhD in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Dr. Sophie Vinoy obtained her PhD from the French Paris University of life science in human physiology. She is the nutrition senior group leader in global research department of Mondelēz International. She is strongly involved in the European International Life Science Institute at the cross section of academic and industrial scientific partnership. Her primary interest is the impact of food on postprandial metabolism linked to metabolic disease prevention involving food behaviour, low grade inflammation and microbiota modulation. Her main publications are on carbohydrate metabolism and investigated specifically health interest of starch digestibility, as well as satiety. She is co-author of several patents related to foods and health interest.

Dr. Santad Wichienchot is an Associate Professor, Director of Center of Excellence in Functional Foods and Gastronomy, and Vice Dean for Research Innovation and International Affairs, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand. His research focuses on functional carbohydrates, prebiotics, functional food/ingredient for gut-brain health. He is research program administrator, principal investigator and co-investigator of 38 completed research projects in last 16 years. He holds 12 patents and research collaboration with 12 companies. He has published 48 articles in the last 5 years in peer-reviewed and internationally referred Food Science & Technology and Life Science Journals. He had been published 5 book chapters, 1) "Prebiotic oligosaccharides: origins and production, health benefits and commercial applications" in 2011; 2) "Prebiotics and dietary fibers from food processing by-products"; 3) "Sustainability of nutraceuticals and functional foods" had been published in John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2017.; 4) "Polyphenols from food processing by-products and their microbiota-gut-brain axis based health benefits", had been published in 2021 by Elsevier. 5) "Dietary fibers: Structural aspects and nutritional implications. In Food Hydrocolloids Functionalities and Applications" had been published in 2021, Springer Nature Inc. He is invited speaker and participate in international conferences. He is currently serving as reviewer in several International Journals in Food and Health Sciences. Dr.Santad Wichienchot received his PhD in Biotechnology with Food Science and Technology background. He had experience in research work on prebiotics and gut microbiota at University of Reading, UK during he was studying in PhD. and during postdoctoral study. He got a Best PSU Advisor in Science and Technology Award in 2020 and a Best PSU Researcher in Science and Technology and Health Science Award in 2022.

Dr. Sangeetha Shyam is currently a Maria Zambrano Fellow at the Rovira i Virgili University, IISPV & CIBEROBN, Spain. She is a Working Group Member of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies, that develops guidelines to improve reporting standards in nutrition trials internationally. Dr. Shyam is an esteemed alumna of the Interstellar Initiative by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Japanese Agency for Medical Research & Development, which recognizes promising early-career researchers. Prior to her fellowship, she served as a Senior Lecturer at the International Medical University, Malaysia, from 2013 until 2022. Her scholarly achievements include 40 peer-reviewed publications, 3 invited editorials, 4 book chapters, and 1 international technical report.
Some of Dr. Shyam's research work includes a year-long dietary trial targeting metabolic risks in Malaysian women with prior Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), which includes programming a Malaysian Diet Database Calculator and a project exploring the association between nutrition transitions and obesity using nationwide datasets. Her international postdoctoral research work in the UK, Spain and Singapore focused on obesity, dietary patterns, pancreatic cancer and glycemic index values of non-Western foods.
Dr. Shyam actively participates in research dissemination and capacity building. She is an Associate Editor for the Malaysian Journal of Nutrition and has organized conferences, chaired sessions, presented internationally, and delivered public talks for the Ministry of Health, Malaysia & Nutrition Society of Malaysia. She was recently elected as a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia for recognition of her contributions towards nutrition in the country.

Dr. Stephan Theis is Head of Nutrition Science and Communication at BENEO-Institute. His responsibilities include the scientific research activities on the nutritional and health benefits of Beneo's functional carbohydrate ingredients worldwide. Stephan joined the Suedzucker/Beneo Group in 2001. He graduated with a diploma in Nutrition Science from the University of Giessen, Germany and obtained a PhD (Dr. rer. nat) from the Technical University of Munich. He is actively involved in international scientific committees and collaborative research projects including several Committees of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI).

Session 4: Regulatory Updates of Carbohydrates and Promotion Programme in Southeast Asia Expand

Dr. E Siong Tee is Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultanc, Malaysia. He is also Adjunct Professor for International Medical University and a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He is a member of several Technical Working Groups of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, including the committees related to Malaysian Food Regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network in 2014 and is the current Chairman of the Network.

Ms. Ts. Zailina Abdul Majid, a Food Technologist since 2000 in Ministry of Health, by qualification, holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Technology (Food Technology), University of Science Malaysia (1995) and a Master of Science (Food Science), National University of Malaysia (2013).

At present, she is the Director for the Policy, Strategic Planning and Codex Standard Division, Food Safety and Quality Programme under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Her main responsibilities are on formulating of national policies on food safety, promulgation of national legislation, overseeing the management of food analysis, risk assessment, and communication and consumerism activities. She is also responsible in managing international issues of Codex, WTO, SPS and TBT, regional issues pertaining to ASEAN, APEC, etc, including bilateral, multilateral agreements as well as FTAs.  She also attends Codex, ASEAN and other international meetings to ensure Malaysia's positions are upheld.

She is also the Secretary for the Malaysian Food Analyst Council, Assistant to the Chair for Codex Committee of Fats and Oils and at the ASEAN level, and Vice Chair for the Task Force for ASEAN Food Safety Regulatory Framework Agreement (TF AFSRF).

Ms. Priscilla Li works within the Policy and Strategy Development team in HPB. She leads pieces relating to Nutri-Grade and sugar reduction, maternal and child health, as well as food labelling and claims.
She is an accredited practicing dietitian and a certified nutrition support specialist. She received the Ministry of Health - Healthcare Manpower Development Award and obtained fellowship at Cambridge University Hospital and St Georges' Hospital in the UK.

Dr. Roseline Yap started her career as an academic and scientist in the field of nutrition. Currently, she is the Managing Editor for Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. Roseline has been a Council Member of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) since 2012 and currently is the Honorary Treasurer. Her passion is in the field of community nutrition therefore she is in the expert committee for several programmes such as Nutrition Month Malaysia, Positive Parenting including leading the nutrition promotion programme, NSM Roadshows 2.0.

Ms. Megawati Suzar, Fonterra Brands (M) Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

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CO-ORGANIZERS

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CONTACT

If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the following:

For Local Participants:
Dr. Tee E Siong
Malaysia
Email: estee@nutrihealth.com.my For Overseas Participants:
ILSI Southeast Asia Region
Singapore
Tel: 65 6352 5220
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This two-day seminar will:

  1. Update on food consumption and nutrients quality for Indonesia and Southeast Asia target population
  2. Update on latest science and innovations in food processing and processed food for health and NCD prevention
  3. Share nutrient profiling and healthier choice programs in Indonesia and Southeast Asia and lessons learnt
  4. Provide insight on consumer trends and perceptions of healthier food choices for strategies and guidance
  5. Discuss industry engagement for product development and consumer education
Registration Registration REGISTRATION FEES

*Note:Local registration fees are only applicable to participants residing in Indonesia.

Venue Location The two-day seminar will be held IN-PERSON at:
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan No. 1, 10710 Jakarta, Indonesia Please refer to the map below:

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Program and Speakers

DAY 1 (December 4, 2023): Nutrition and Food Processing: Status, Trends and Innovations for Food Guidance

Welcome Remarks, Opening and Keynote Speech Expand

Session 1: Nutrition and Food Quality: Updates on Science and Technology Expand
Dr. Widjaja Lukito, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Dr. Widjaja Lukito is lecturer of food and nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. He also serves as an Advisor to SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition under the auspices of the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization, University of Indonesia. Dr. Lukito was the Director of the Center in the years 2004-2008. Since 2009, he has also been acting as the Coordinator of the ongoing development of Human Nutrition Research Cluster, Medical Education and Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. He was Special Staff to the Ministry of Health, Indonesia in 2004-2009, and in the Presidential Advisory Council for health. Dr. Lukito received his medical degree in 1986 from Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia and his PhD in Medicine in 1995 at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include nutrition, aging and non-communicable diseases, and their linkages with metabolism. He is the Immediate Past-President of the Indonesia Clinical Nutrition Society, and the Past President of the Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society.

Dr. Helda Khusun, Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Food and Nutrition (SEAMEO RECFON) and Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. HAMKA (UHAMKA), Indonesia
Dr. Helda Khusun is senior researcher and coordinator of the postgraduate training program at SEAMEO RECFON, and lecturer at UHAMKA, Indonesia. Her research areas are dietary assessment and dietary pattern analysis, as well as determinants of obesity including cultural influences. She currently focuses on nutrition transition, especially on the influence of food choice and its determinant in dietary pattern and impact on obesity and NCDs. Dr. Khusun is currently principal investigator evaluating multi-component behavioural determinants of health in adolescents (MEDAL) using a web-based application across three countries in Southeast Asia, a collaborative research study with National University of Singapore. Her existing and previous grants and commissioned work include the Indonesia food barometer study and Socio-cultural research on protein transition (SCRIPT) in Southeast Asia, both collaborations with Taylor-Tolouse University Center. Dr. Khusun obtain her degree in food technology and nutrition from IPB University, Master of Community Nutrition from University of Indonesia, and PhD in Public Health Nutrition from University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Umi Fahmida, SEAMEO RECFON and University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Dr. Umi Fahmida is a senior researcher and program coordinator of Early Childhood Care, Nutrition, and Education (ECCNE) at SEAMEO RECFON, and lecturer at the Department of Nutrition Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia. Her research interests are in the nutrient and non-nutrient interaction related to child growth and development.  In the past 20 years, she has been working with diet modelling using linear/goal programming (LP) to develop and evaluate food-based recommendations, and to use the identified nutrient gap to develop food multi-mix using locally-available nutrient-dense foods. Under "Model of partnership to translate guidelines into practices for the optimal diet of Southeast Asia community", Dr. Fahmida and her team promoted the LP approach in Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines for both communities, school and workplace settings.  Currently, she is involved in the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Action Against Stunting Hub, an interdisciplinary multi-centre multi-country study, as Country Lead for Indonesia. Dr. Fahmida holds Ph.D. in Nutrition and MSc in Community Nutrition from Faculty of Medicine at Universitas Indonesia and Bachelor in Agriculture Technology from Faculty of Agriculture Technology at Bogor Agriculture University. Dr. Wantanee Kriengsinyos, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Wantanee Kriengsinyos has 20 years of professional experience in clinical nutrition and dietetics. Her current research involves metabolic studies of food products in development of non-communicable diseases (NCDs); body composition and energy expenditure; diet and behavior modification for patients with diet-related chronic diseases; and protein quality and amino-acid metabolism. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Kriengsinyos has also developed experience in nutrition policy and was a part of the team that successfully worked to ban partially-hydrogenated oils in Thailand. She currently leads a promotion project on implementation of healthier food logos to combat NCDs through reduction of sugar, fat, and sodium consumption in the Thai population. Currently, Dr. Kriengsinyos is chair of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University. She received a doctorate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada, and holds a Registered Dietitian credential from the United States. Session 2: Food Processing and Processed Food - Technological Advances and Role in Nutritious Food Supply Expand

Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono, Southeast Asia Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (SEAFAST) Centre, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia
Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono is Director and Head of SEAFAST Center-LPPM IPB and lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology, IPB University, Indonesia. Dr. Giriwono obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular nutrition from Tohoku University in 2012. He is involved in various research projects on effects of bioactive/functional compounds on inflammation and related cellular signaling, and effects of antioxidants on health. In 2019, Dr. Giriwono completed the Retooling Vocational Competency Program for Lecturers in Food Safety, Coffee Technology, a collaboration with the Directorate General of Institutional Knowledge, Technology, and Higher Education, Indonesia. He was also training instructor on Risk Analysis with FAO/WHO/Ministry of Health in 2019; with Directorate Standardization of Processed Food, Indonesian Drug and Food Authority (BPOM) in 2020; and with the Center for Food and Drug Research and Studies, BPOM, in 2021. Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia
Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi is a Professor in Food Processing and Engineering at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, IPB University, Indonesia. He is actively involved with many professional organizations, including the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) and Institute for Thermal Process Specialist (IFTPS). Prof. Hariyadi has been consulting for government ministries and agencies including BPOM and Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia, as well as for food industries. His research interests are (i) post-harvest handling and processing; especially for palm oil and (ii) food processing and engineering; especially on sterilization, pasteurization and aseptic processing/packaging, including irradiation of foods. In 2012, he was elected to the Indonesian Academy of Sciences as a member of the Commission of Engineering Sciences. In 2016, Prof Hariyadi was elected to the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST - IUFoST). He is also a member of the CODEX National Committee since 2010, and he served as the Vice-Chair of Codex Alimentarius Commission from 2017- 2021. He was the president of the Indonesian Palm Oil Society (2005-2009) and the President of the Indonesian Association of Food Technologist (IAFT) for two periods (2006-2008; and 2008-2010). Prof. Hariyadi is also the Chief Editor of the monthly magazine of FOODREVIEW Indonesia. He obtained his Ph.D. in Food Chemistry (with minor in Chemical Engineering) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1995). Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Agency for Science and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Prof. Jeyakumar Henry is currently Senior Advisor, BMRC, A*STAR, Singapore. Until recently, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and the Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, A*STAR. He trained initially as a food scientist. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was a Board member of UK Food Standards Agency. Prof. Henry is on the Board of Directors of International Life Sciences Institute South East Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region), and Advisory board of Monell Chemical Senses Centre, USA. In 2010, he was awarded the British Nutrition Foundation prize for his outstanding contribution to nutrition. He was made a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Scientists and Technologists (2012). Prof. Henry was recipient of the NutraIngredients-Asia NutraChampion Awards 2019, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Award & Lectureship 2019, 100 Most Influential Asian Scientist - 2019 Edition, Asian Scientist Magazine, and the prestigious Niigata International Food Award 2018 known as "Asian World Food Prize". He was the scientific commentator on the highly successful TV program "Food Detective. He continues to be actively engaged in improving the food and nutritional status of people in the ASEAN region and beyond. Prof. Ciarán Forde, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Prof. Ciarán Forde leads research on how the sensory properties of foods influence calorie selection, eating behaviour and energy intake and metabolism in adults and children. In 2015 he established and led the 'Sensory and Ingestive Behaviour' at the Clinical Nutrition Research Center in Singapore. From mid-2021 he joined Wageningen University and Research as a Professor and Chair in Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour in the Division of Nutrition and Health. Prof. Forde has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and presented his research at over 180 national and international scientific meetings. He is currently Executive Editor for the journal Appetite, a Section Editor in 'Nutrition Behaviour and Food Intake Regulation' for the European Journal of Nutrition, and an Editorial Board member for Nutrition Bulletin, Journal of Future Food and Journal of Texture Studies. Prof. Forde has previously spent over 11 years in food research roles in the UK (GSK), Australia (CSIRO) and Switzerland (Nestlé Research). He received his BSc in Food Chemistry and a PhD in Sensory Science from the Dept. Nutrition at University College Cork in Ireland.
Session 3: Consumer Trends and Guidance Expand

Dr. E Siong Tee, TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia
Dr. E Siong Tee has been a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region since 1996 and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee since 2005. He is currently a Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He was Nutrition Advisor to the Food Safety and Quality Division of the Ministry of Health Malaysia from 2002-2011. In that capacity, Dr. Tee was Chairperson or member of several technical committees related to food regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He is still a member of the National Advisory Committee on Food Regulations and several Codex sub-committees. Dr. Tee is also President of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM). In this capacity, he has led the implementation of various community nutrition promotion programs, including the annual Nutrition Month Malaysia program. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network and is the current Chairman of the Network. He was recently elected as Vice-President of the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS). Dr Tee is also Adjunct Professor of the International Medical University, Malaysia. Mr. Adhi Lukman, Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), Indonesia
Mr. Adhi Lukman is the current Chairman of GAPMMI, the Indonesian Food & Beverages Association. Founded in 1976, the organization creates a conducive business climate for the food and beverage industry in Indonesia, strives to provide healthy food products for the community and strengthen member capabilities in the fields of food safety, processing, health and nutrition. In addition to his role with GAPMMI, Mr. Lukman works with several organizations, as Chairman of Permanent Committee for Development of Food Industry, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN); Commissioner National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN); Member of Working Team of Indonesia's National Productivity Board (LPN); Member of Expert Working Group of National Food Security Council (DKP); Member of National Codex Committee; and Executive Board of AFBA (ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance), among others. Mr. Lukman graduated from IPB University in Food Technology and Human Nutrition in 1984. Panel Discussion: Processed Foods and Consumer Guidance Expand Moderator:
Dr. E Siong Tee, TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia

Panel Members:

  • Ministry of Health, Indonesia
  • BPOM, Indonesia
  • Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi, IPB University, Indonesia
  • Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Mr. Adhi Lukman, GAPMMI, Indonesia

DAY 2 (December 5, 2023): Nutrient Profiling and Healthier Choice Programs: Implementation, Challenges and Strategies

Session 1: Understanding Food Labeling and Nutrient Profiling Expand

Ms. Pauline Chan, ILSI SEA Region
Ms. Pauline Chan is the Director of Scientific Programs for ILSI Southeast Asia Region, a global scientific organization that seeks to improve public health through the advancement of science in the areas of nutrition and food safety. ILSI SEA Region is headquartered in Singapore and covers the 10 ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand. Pauline has extensive experience in developing scientific programs and facilitating dialogue between scientists, government regulators, and industry to address regional and international issues in nutrition, food safety, sustainability and health. A frequently invited resource speaker at conferences and seminars, Ms. Chan is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Chan received her M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, USA, and her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Rita Endang, Indonesian Drug and Food Authority (BPOM), Indonesia
Dr. Rita Endang is Deputy for Processed Food Supervision in the Indonesian Drug and Food Authority (BPOM), Indonesia.  Previously, she was Deputy for Drug, Narcotic, Psychotropic, Precursor, Addictive Substance Control. She also served as a Director. She also served as Director of Drug, Narcotic, Psychotropic, Precursor Production Control (2018-19), Director of Safety, Quality, and Export-Import of Drug, Narcotic, Psychotropic, Precursor, Addictive Substance Control (2017-18), and Head of the Center of Drug and Food Information (2015-17). Dr. Endang achieved Rank No. I in the Information Security Index (Indeks Keamanan Informasi/KAMI), an assessment outcome of ISO 27001: 2013 application, with a score of 634 in the Strategic category. In 2017, Dr. Endang raised an application "SMART BPOM", to improve the effectiveness of drug and food control and to serve as an outcome reporting tool recommended by BPOM to other ministries, agencies and local governments. For this work, Dr. Endang received an achievement award by the State Administration Institute of the Republic of Indonesia. Dr. Endang also received the Satya Lencana Karya Satya XX (Silver) from the President of Republic of Indonesia in 2016. She obtained her pharmacy degree and Master of Health from University of Indonesia. Dr. E Siong Tee, TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia
Dr. E Siong Tee has been a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region since 1996 and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee since 2005. He is currently a Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He was Nutrition Advisor to the Food Safety and Quality Division of the Ministry of Health Malaysia from 2002-2011. In that capacity, Dr. Tee was Chairperson or member of several technical committees related to food regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He is still a member of the National Advisory Committee on Food Regulations and several Codex sub-committees. Dr. Tee is also President of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM). In this capacity, he has led the implementation of various community nutrition promotion programs, including the annual Nutrition Month Malaysia program. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network and is the current Chairman of the Network. He was recently elected as Vice-President of the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS). Dr Tee is also Adjunct Professor of the International Medical University, Malaysia.

 

Session 2: Nutrient Profiling Program Implementation Expand

Dr. Siti Muslimatun, i3L, Indonesia
Dr. Siti Muslimatun is senior lecturer and Head of Food Science and Nutrition Department at i3L, Indonesia. She is also Indonesia Country Committee Scientific Coordinator at ILSI SEA Region, and member of the Advisory Panel on Asia Soybean Excellent Centre (ASEC) - Human Protein commissioned by the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Her research interests include nutritional assessment, micronutrients, and maternal and child nutrition. She is the Editorial Member of the Malaysian Journal of Nutrition and Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan and serves as a peer-reviewer of many national and international journals. Previously, Dr. Muslimatun was Deputy Director for Program Development and Consultancy, lecturer and researcher in SEAMEO RECFON (2002-2014). She did research in the area of nutritional assessment, micronutrient deficiencies, and food security across Indonesia and in Timor Leste. Dr. Muslimatun graduated from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, in 1991, and obtained her master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Indonesia in 1996 and PhD in Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, Netherlands, in 2001. Dr. Eunice Pang, Health Promotion Board, Singapore
Dr. Eunice Pang is the Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy Development at Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore.
Her expertise includes upstream supply chain strategies tackling nutrition-related issues at the population level. She is a pioneer in helping to grow the Healthier Choice and has a wealth of experience working with industry colleagues on R&D solutions. Prior to joining HPB, Eunice was a post-doctoral associate at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging-USDA in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Dr. Wantanee Kriengsinyos, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Wantanee Kriengsinyos has 20 years of professional experience in clinical nutrition and dietetics. Her current research involves metabolic studies of food products in development of non-communicable diseases (NCDs); body composition and energy expenditure; diet and behavior modification for patients with diet-related chronic diseases; and protein quality and amino-acid metabolism. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Kriengsinyos has also developed experience in nutrition policy and was a part of the team that successfully worked to ban partially-hydrogenated oils in Thailand. She currently leads a promotion project on implementation of healthier food logos to combat NCDs through reduction of sugar, fat, and sodium consumption in the Thai population. Currently, Dr. Kriengsinyos is chair of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University. She received a doctorate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada, and holds a Registered Dietitian credential from the United States. Dr. Chie Furuta, Ajinomoto Co., Japan
Dr. Chie Furuta joined Ajinomoto Co. Inc in 2008. She studied as a visiting researcher at Tufts University, U.S.A and International Nutrition Foundation, U.S.A in 2011, focusing on international nutrition. She joined the Ghana nutritional improvement program and learned hands-on the importance of nutrition and the power of healthy eating to everyone. Ever since, she has been doing research on how people can achieve "Eat well live well". Dr. Chie Furuta graduated from Department of Veterinary Medicine, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, and completed her PhD at Laboratory of Veterinary Physiology, Doctorial Course of the United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, Japan. Session 3: Consumer Awareness and Product Development Expand
Dr. Junaida Astina, i3L, Indonesia
Dr. Junaida Astina is a faculty member of the Food Science and Nutrition Department at Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L). Her research involves functional food development, sensory evaluation, clinical trials of resistant maltodextrin on metabolic profile, and maternal and child nutrition. Over the past half-decade, she has spearheaded pioneering projects, educating young mothers on child nutrition and complementary feeding practices. She is actively involved in several projects related to sensory profiling of soy beverages, soy sauce, and sensory profiling training in collaboration with the food industry. Dr. Astina obtained her doctoral degree in Food and Nutrition from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2021 and her B.Sc in Nutrition Science from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia in 2012.

 

Dr. Aang Sutrisna, GAIN Indonesia
Dr. Aang Sutrisna is Technical Director at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Indonesia. He is a highly experienced monitoring, evaluation and research professional, including in nationwide bio-behavioral and socio-economic impact surveys, and in research and methodology across the health sector, law and justice sector, disaster risk, and poverty reduction. As Capacity Development Consultant for the European Commission delegation, he identified the critical factors hindering effective implementation and absorption of the Global Fund grants for AIDS, TB and malaria. Based on his findings, he developed a two-year capacity building plan for enhancing effectiveness of the grants. Dr. Sutrisna obtained his Master in Public Health from the Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) in 2003. Dr. Gie Liem, Deakin University, Australia
Dr. Gie Liem is an Associate Professor in sensory and consumer science at Deakin University, CASS food research centre in Melbourne, Australia. With his research he aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice by investigating sensory and psychological mechanisms which drive food choice. In addition, Gie is an executive editor of the journal Appetite, a member of the Editorial Board of Food Quality and Preference, and a member of the strategic investment panel for Hort Innovation. Gie has previously held positions at Unilever Research and Development and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, as well as the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, USA. With his expertise in sensory and consumer science, Dr. Gie Liem is dedicated to advancing the field through his research and professional activities. Dr. Rosela Delos Reyes, R&D Asia Director, Unilever, Thailand
Dr. Rosela Delos Reyes is R&D IC Head of Unilever Asia, covering Southeast Asia, China, India and Pakistan. Previously she was R&D IC Head of Southeast Asia. She has 19 years of experience in R&D in food industries. She obtained her degree in food technology from University of the Philippines, Diliman.

 

Panel Discussion: How to accelerate production and consumption of healthier food and beverage options? Expand Moderator:
Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, A*STAR, Singapore

Panel Members:

  • Ministry of Health, Indonesia
  • Dr. Rita Endang, BPOM, Indonesia
  • Dr. Wantanee Kriengsinyos, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Dr. Gie Liem, Deakin University, Australia
  • Dr. Chie Furuta, Ajinomoto Co., Japan
  • Dr. Rosela Delos Reyes, Unilever, Thailand
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Program and Speakers

Session 1: Protein for Health and Sustainable Solution Expand

CHAIR: Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong, Executive Director, ILSI Southeast Asia Region, Singapore
Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong is the Executive Director of ILSI SEA Region, based in Singapore. ILSI SEA Region was established as a regional branch of the world-wide scientific-foundation ILSI in 1993, covering ASEAN and Australasia. Mrs. Yeong oversees the Branch's operation, scientific programs and partnership activities, working closely with stakeholders from private sectors, leading academic institutions, international organizations and key government and health agencies throughout the vast geographical region. ILSI SEA Region facilitates programs that address pertinent nutrition, food safety and sustainability topics as well as issues for the improvement scientific decision for public health benefits.
Mrs. Yeong obtained her BSc and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kings College (previously Queen Elizabeth College) University of London, and has over the past decades actively served to build scientific capacity and nutrition improvement for the target population in the region. Assessing Protein Quality of Sustainable Food Sources to Improve Nutrition in Asia
Assoc. Prof. Wantanee Kriengsinyos, Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand
Dr. Wantanee Kriengsinyos has 20 years of professional experience in clinical nutrition and dietetics. Her current research involves metabolic studies of food products in development of non-communicable diseases (NCDs); body composition and energy expenditure; diet and behavior modification for patients with diet-related chronic diseases; and protein quality and amino-acid metabolism. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Kriengsinyos has also developed experience in nutrition policy and was a part of the team that successfully worked to ban partially-hydrogenated oils in Thailand. She currently leads a promotion project on implementation of healthier food logos to combat NCDs through reduction of sugar, fat, and sodium consumption in the Thai population. Currently, Dr. Kriengsinyos is chair of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University. She received a doctorate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada, and holds a Registered Dietitian credential from the United States. Protein Nutrition and Sarcopenia in the Aging Population - A review and case example in Taiwan
Assoc. Prof. Feili Lo Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Science, College of Human Ecology, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Assoc. Prof. Feili Lo Yang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Nutritional Science, College of Human Ecology, Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. She has been active in the university, serving different roles such as Chairperson of the Department of Nutritional Science (2013-2019), Member of Service Learning Advisory Board (2010-2018) and is currently a member of the Research and Development Committee at the Senior Care Resource Center, College of Medicine.
She specializes in lifespan nutrition and biochemical nutritional assessment, and currently serves as the project leader in charge of revising Taiwan's Dietary Reference Intakes and guidelines.
Dr. Feili Lo Yang holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University, USA and a Bachelor in Nutrition and Food Science from Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. Harnessing Plant Proteins for Cell-based Meat Culture and Seafood Analogues for Human Nutrition and Sustainable Development
Prof. Dejian Huang, Professor & Deputy Head, Department of Food Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Dejian Huang is a professor and deputy head at the Department of Food Science and Technology, National University of Singapore. His research interests cover chemistry of dietary antioxidants: their analytical methodology and action mechanisms as free radical scavengers; chemistry of bioactive compounds in fruits and vegetables for controlling diabetes, aging, inflammation, and obesity; plant proteins for 3D printing of seafood mimics and scaffolds for cell-based meat culture and 3D cell culture for biomedical applications. He has published over 200 scholarly papers and was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher 2014 and 2015. He is an associate editor of Journal of Functional Foods and Frontiers in Nutrition Food Chem Section.

 

 

Session 2: Food Fortification for Improved Nutrition and Health - Strategies, Success and Challenges Expand

CHAIR: Assoc. Prof. Pattanee Winichagoon, Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Pattanee Winichagoon is an Associate Professor, and currently, Senior Advisor, at the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand. Her research in maternal and child micronutrient status and interventions, and community-based nutrition is well-regarded. This includes impacts of micronutrient fortification on nutritional status and cognitive functions; iron bioavailability from iron fortified foods using stable isotopes, iron metabolism in hemoglobinopathy. She has collaborated with several international renowned researchers and research institutions. Recently, she has been leading research on the application of stable isotopic methods for early life nutrition in Thailand and Asian countries, including human milk intake, body composition of mothers and children, and infant energy expenditure, aiming to contribute to data gaps from low- and middle-income countries. She has served on WHO guideline development groups on indicators for assessing anemia and iron status; FAO/WHO expert group on nutrient requirements of infants and young children. She has published numerous international peer-reviewed articles and monographs, and was recognized as the IUNS fellow at the 13th International Conference of Nutrition. Assoc. Prof. Winichagoon was the Vice-Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 19th International Congress of Nutrition held in Bangkok (2009). She obtained her M.Sc. in Nutrition from the University of Hawaii, PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University, USA. Nutritional Status and Food Fortification Efforts in the Philippines
Dr. Imelda Agdeppa, Director IV and Scientist IV, Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), Philippines
Dr. Imelda Agdeppa is the Director of the Department of Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition Research Institute and conferred as Scientist IV by the National Academy of Science and Technology and the Civil service Commission. She is also a Board Member of the Professional Regulatory Board of Nutrition and Dietetics, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). She conducted numerous community trials that contributed significantly to the improvement in nutritional status of Filipinos.
She has been a short-term consultant in Indonesia and in the National Institute of Nutrition, Hanoi, Vietnam, a project leader in the conduct of National Nutrition Surveys. Her most recent research is development of Healthy Eating Index for Filipinos.
She received numerous awards: PAGASA awarded by the President of the Philippines, the Alberto Romualdez Outstanding Health Research Award, Clara Ruth Darby by the Nutritionist - Dietitians Association of the Phil. Voluntary Food Fortification for Improved Nutrition - Industry Perspectives 
Ms. Wei Tang, Regional Head, Diet & Health - Asia, Unilever, China
Ms. Wei Tang is Regional Head of Diet and Health (Asia) of Unilever. Ms. Tang supports Unilever's external nutrition and health-related programs and collaboration across Asia. She has 16 years of working experience in Research & Development at various positions related to Nutrition & Science, Product Development and Scientific Affairs in France and China. She joined Unilever in 2017 as Regional Head of Nutrition External Engagement for North Asia and expanded her responsibility to Southeast Asia and Australasia (SEAA) region from 2018. Ms. Tang obtained her M.Sc. in Biology and Innovation in Quality and Productions of Vegetable respectively at University Paris XIII and University Paris XI. Status of Food Fortification Regulations in Southeast Asia -  An Overview
Ms. Pauline Chan, Director, Scientific Programs, ILSI Southeast Asia Region, Singapore
Ms. Pauline Chan is the Director of Scientific Programs for ILSI Southeast Asia Region, a global scientific organization that seeks to improve public health through the advancement of science in the areas of nutrition and food safety. ILSI SEA Region is headquartered in Singapore and covers the 10 ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand. Pauline has extensive experience in developing scientific programs and facilitating dialogue between scientists, government regulators, and industry to address regional and international issues in nutrition, food safety, sustainability and health. A frequently invited resource speaker at conferences and seminars, Ms. Chan is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Chan received her M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, USA, and her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Download Program

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The 12th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling and Claims aims to provide updates on regional developments and regulatory changes in nutrition labeling, nutrition and health claims, Front-of-Pack labeling and related issues in Southeast Asia and other regions. It will also discuss on the regulatory status of non-nutritional food components and updates on harmonization efforts of nutrition labeling in ASEAN, as well as scientific substantiation and harmonization opportunities for nutrition & health claims in SEA. Registration Venue Location Registration REGISTRATION FEES

*Note:Local registration fees are only applicable to participants residing in Malaysia.

*Malaysian Registrants:This seminar, co-organized by the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM), is HRD Corp-claimable.

 

Venue Location The 12th Nutrition Labeling and Claims Seminar will be held IN-PERSON at:
Grand Hibiscus Ballroom
Level 3 - Residences Building
Swiss-Garden Hotel, Bukit Bintang
117, Jalan Pudu, 55100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Please refer to the map below:

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Program and Speakers

Welcome Address and Introduction Expand Ms Ts. Zailina Abdul Majid, a Food Technologist since 2000 in Ministry of Health, by qualification, holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Technology (Food Technology), University of Science Malaysia (1995) and a Master of Science (Food Science), National University of Malaysia (2013).
At present, she is the Director for the Policy, Strategic Planning and Codex Standard Division, Food Safety and Quality Programme under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Her main responsibilities are on the formulating national policies on food safety, promulgation of national legislation, overseeing the management of food analysis, risk assessment, and communication and consumerism activities. She is also responsible in managing international issues of Codex, WTO, SPS and TBT, regional issues pertaining to ASEAN, APEC, etc, including bilateral, multilateral agreements as well as FTAs. She also attends Codex, ASEAN and other international meetings to ensure Malaysia's positions are upheld.
She is also the Secretary for Malaysian Food Analyst Council, the Lead Secretariat for Codex Committee of Fats and Oils host country secretariat and at the ASEAN level, she is the Vice Chair for the Task Force for ASEAN Food Safety Regulatory Framework Agreement (TF AFSRF).

Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong  is the Executive Director of ILSI SEA Region, based in Singapore. ILSI SEA Region was established as a regional branch of the world-wide scientific-foundation ILSI in 1993, covering ASEAN and Australasia. Mrs. Yeong oversees the Branch's operation, scientific programs and partnership activities, working closely with stakeholders from private sectors, leading academic institutions, international organizations and key government and health agencies throughout the vast geographical region. ILSI SEA Region facilitates programs that address pertinent nutrition, food safety and sustainability topics as well as issues for the improvement scientific decision for public health benefits.

Mrs. Yeong obtained her BSc and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kings College (previously Queen Elizabeth College) University of London, and has over the past decades actively served to build scientific capacity and nutrition improvement for the target population in the region.

Dr. E Siong Tee has been a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region since 1996 and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee since 2005. He is currently a Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He was Nutrition Advisor to the Food Safety and Quality Division of the Ministry of Health Malaysia from 2002-2011. In that capacity, Dr. Tee was Chairperson or member of several technical committees related to food regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He is still a member of the National Advisory Committee on Food Regulations and several Codex sub-committees. Dr. Tee is also President of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM). In this capacity, he has led the implementation of various community nutrition promotion programs. He represents NSM in several Technical Working Groups in the Ministry of Health Malaysia, including the National Coordinating Committee for Food and Nutrition (NCCFN) and the Technical Working Group for Nutritional Guidelines. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network and is the current Chairman of the Network. Dr Tee is also Adjunct Professor of the International Medical University, Malaysia.

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Dr. E Siong Tee has been a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region since 1996 and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee since 2005. He is currently a Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He was Nutrition Advisor to the Food Safety and Quality Division of the Ministry of Health Malaysia from 2002-2011. In that capacity, Dr. Tee was Chairperson or member of several technical committees related to food regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He is still a member of the National Advisory Committee on Food Regulations and several Codex sub-committees. Dr. Tee is also President of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM). In this capacity, he has led the implementation of various community nutrition promotion programs. He represents NSM in several Technical Working Groups in the Ministry of Health Malaysia, including the National Coordinating Committee for Food and Nutrition (NCCFN) and the Technical Working Group for Nutritional Guidelines. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network and is the current Chairman of the Network. Dr Tee is also Adjunct Professor of the International Medical University, Malaysia.

Ms. Noor ul-Aziha Muhammad is a Senior Assistant Director at the Food Safety and Quality Division (FSQD), Ministry of Health Malaysia. She has been working in the Ministry of Health Malaysia for the past 15 years and is currently the Secretariat for the National Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses. One of her responsibilities is to ensure the harmonization of the international guidelines and standards set in the Codex with the Malaysian Food Regulations, specifically on nutrition labelling and claims as well as the special purpose food standard. She is also Secretariat for the Expert Committee on Nutrition, Health Claims and Advertisement, a member of the National Codex Committee on Food Labelling and a member of the Expert Committee on Food Labelling. In her role, she is also giving technical and professional advice on the Malaysian Food Regulations to industries and consumers.

Ms. Meliza Suhartatik, STP, MKM is a Food Product Regulator Officer from Indonesian FDA with more than ten years of experience working in Directorate for Food Product Standardization. She graduated from Indonesia University in 2020 with master's degree in public health nutrition and a bachelor's degree in 2004 in Bogor Agriculture Institute Meliza is also in charge of providing information to the public about processed food regulations, particularly regulations regarding nutritional labeling. In 2022, she worked in a team to develop an application to create nutrition information tables that comply with Indonesian regulations (Aplikasi Cetak Informasi Nilai Gizi Mandiri). With this application, Food producers, especially SMEs, can easily create their own nutritional information for their products.

Ms. Maricel Rosaroso Naniong is Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian and a Licensed Professional Teacher. She is a senior food evaluator of the Licensing and Registration Division of the Center for Food Regulation and Research of FDA Philippines. She is one of the contributors to the modified electronic portal version 2 which is being used for product registration application.

Maricel worked as a Home Economics and Livelihood Education teacher for a year and as Assistant Restaurant Manager of Jollibee, a Filipino chain of fast food restaurants for three years prior to entering the Food and Drug Administration.

Ms. Seah Peik Ching is the Deputy Director for Regulatory Standard & Veterinary Office of the Singapore Food Agency. She holds an honours degree in Nutrition and is involves in setting policies on food labeling and claims.  Peik Ching is also part of the Singapore National Codex Office which oversees the strategies and Singapore's participation in Codex.

Prior to this, she was involved in nutrition and health promotion and was involved in formulating national nutrition policies and strategizing programmes to create a conducive environment for healthy eating. She was instrumental in key strategies such as the Healthier Choice Symbol, Healthier Hawkers Programme and Healthier Dining Programme. Peik Ching was also a WHO Technical Advisor in Obesity Prevention to share her experience in promotion of healthy eating.

Ms. Jiraratana Thesasilpa is a Food and Drug Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level, at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. She is currently responsible for the standard establishing such as food additives, contaminant and others food standards, and also participates in the international meeting concerning food standards. She received her M.sc. in Tropical Nutrition and Food Science from Mahidol University, Thailand.

Dr. Tran Khanh Van is Head of the Micronutrient Department at the National Institute of Nutrition. Dr. Van served as a focal point for food fortification programs and the SBN network (Scaling Up Nutrition Business network). During her professional career of more than 25 years, she has been involved in numerous research and community educational projects focusing on nutrition communication and education, micronutrient deficiency, food fortification, and nutrition labelling emphasizing information on overweight and obesity control. She is also a member of the core group to develop important nutritional policies such as National Strategies for Nutrition and the National Plan of Action for Nutrition, nutrition labelling, Nutrition reference intakes. Dr. Van received her M.D. in Hanoi Medical School and completed her M.S. in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, USA. She achieved her PhD in nutrition at both University of Massachusetts, USA and the National Institute of Nutrition, in Vietnam.

Ms. Norlida Zulkafly is a Nutritionist and currently appointed as the Section Head, for Special Food Group Section in the Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health. She obtained her degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2002. She began her career as nutritionist in a pharmaceutical and health industry for three years before joining Ministry of Health as Nutritionist in 2005.

Ms. Norlida has been involved with several expert committees namely Expert Committee on Nutrition, Health Claims & Advertisement and Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU). Her field of interest includes nutrition labelling and food standards development.

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Ms. Pauline Chan is the Director of Scientific Programs for ILSI Southeast Asia Region, a global scientific organization that seeks to improve public health through the advancement of science in the areas of nutrition and food safety. ILSI SEA Region is headquartered in Singapore and covers the 10 ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand. Pauline has extensive experience in developing scientific programs and facilitating dialogue between scientists, government regulators, and industry to address regional and international issues in nutrition, food safety, sustainability and health. A frequently invited resource speaker at conferences and seminars, Ms. Chan is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Chan received her M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, USA, and her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Wilfred Feng joined Dentons Shanghai Office as Senior Counsel in 2019. His practice focuses on international regulatory laws concerning life science, health, environment and data security, advising clients in the sectors of food, packaging materials, drug, medical device, tobacco products, cosmetics, agricultural products, chemicals, biomanufacturing and artificial intelligence.
By bridging law and science, he works with the regulatory authorities in China, the U.S., EU, Japan, and other jurisdictions, such as Chinese National Health Commission (NHC), State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), etc. His work includes compliance review for products and businesses, obtaining pre-market clearance, defending clients' products in the administrative or legal procedures, and other routine legal service.
Before joining Dentons, Mr. Feng spent 14 years at Keller and Heckman, an international regulatory law firm.  As the first Chinese member joining its Shanghai Office, Mr. Feng has made significant contribution to its establishment and growth. Before working at law firms, Mr. Feng gained extensive experience in regulatory affairs, government affairs, business administration and R&D at DuPont.
Mr. Feng earned B.Sc. (biology) from Fudan University, and master degrees in agriculture and law, from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and East China University of Law and Political Sciences. He is qualified to practice law in China. Dr. Eunice Pang is the Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy Development at Health Promotion Board in Singapore.
Her expertise includes upstream supply chain strategies tackling nutrition-related issues at the population level. She is a pioneer in helping to grow the Healthier Choice and has a wealth of experience working with industry colleagues on R&D solutions.
Prior to joining HPB, Eunice was a post-doctoral associate at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging-USDA in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Ms. Fatimah Sulong is a Senior Principal Assistant Director at Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Putrajaya.  She is currently leading the Industry Collaboration Sector in Nutrition Division. Her responsibilities include planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating nutrition programmes related to healthier products initiatives, food services and code of ethics for the marketing of infant products.
She was previously the Senior Principal Assistant Director at Negeri Sembilan State Health Department from 2014-2016 and the Senior Assistant Director from 2006-2010. In addition, Ms Fatimah also worked at the Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia from 2010-2014 and 2001-2006 where she was directly involved in formulating and reviewing policies for special purpose foods, nutrition labelling and claims regulations and advertisements. She was also the Secretariat for the National Codex Sub Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (NFSDU).
Ms Fatimah holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Nutrition from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2009 and 1997 respectively.

Ms. Meliza Suhartatik, STP, MKM is a Food Product Regulator Officer from Indonesian FDA with more than ten years of experience working in Directorate for Food Product Standardization. She graduated from Indonesia University in 2020 with master's degree in public health nutrition and a bachelor's degree in 2004 in Bogor Agriculture Institute Meliza is also in charge of providing information to the public about processed food regulations, particularly regulations regarding nutritional labeling. In 2022, she worked in a team to develop an application to create nutrition information tables that comply with Indonesian regulations (Aplikasi Cetak Informasi Nilai Gizi Mandiri). With this application, Food producers, especially SMEs, can easily create their own nutritional information for their products.

Mr. Araya Rojjanawanicharkorn hold a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition for Development from Mahidol University. In 2011, he graduated from the Thammasart University, Faculty of Economic with a Master of Business Economy. He has been work for Thai Food and Drug Administration for 12 years as a researcher. In his current roles, Mr.Araya became a politician and is one of the key person driven Food and Nutrition policy in Thailand. Moreover, he is also a member of National Food Committee and Thai Health Fund. More importantly, Mr.Araya plays important role in driving "Front-of-Pack policy" since 2015 and now appointed to Spokesman for Deputy Minister of Public Health and also worked as the President of Policy driving working group for Thailand's Healthier Choice Logo.

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Dr. Eunice Pang is the Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy Development at Health Promotion Board in Singapore.
Her expertise includes upstream supply chain strategies tackling nutrition-related issues at the population level. She is a pioneer in helping to grow the Healthier Choice and has a wealth of experience working with industry colleagues on R&D solutions.
Prior to joining HPB, Eunice was a post-doctoral associate at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging-USDA in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Mr. Araya Rojjanawanicharkorn hold a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition for Development from Mahidol University. In 2011, he graduated from the Thammasart University, Faculty of Economic with a Master of Business Economy. He has been work for Thai Food and Drug Administration for 12 years as a researcher. In his current roles, Mr.Araya became a politician and is one of the key person driven Food and Nutrition policy in Thailand. Moreover, he is also a member of National Food Committee and Thai Health Fund. More importantly, Mr.Araya plays important role in driving "Front-of-Pack policy" since 2015 and now appointed to Spokesman for Deputy Minister of Public Health and also worked as the President of Policy driving working group for Thailand's Healthier Choice Logo.

Assoc Prof Dr Chin Yit Siew is the Associate Professor, Community Nutrition Unit, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Her field of specialisation in community nutrition has prompted research interests that include i) child and adolescent nutrition and body composition, ii) early nutrition and allergic diseases, and iii) nutrigenetics and metabolic syndrome. She is one of main researchers of the Research Centre of Excellence Nutrition and Non-Communicable Chronic Disease (RCOE-NNCD), in UPM.  She serves on the Editorial Boards of BMC Public Health and Malaysian Journal of Nutrition (Mal J Nutr).  She is also Hon. Secretary of Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) and Vice President of Malaysian Society of Body Composition (MSBC). She also serves as a member of several Technical Working Groups (TWGs) under Ministry of Health of Malaysia.
As a community nutritionist, she has been actively organising various nutrition and health promotion programmes in various community settings. Currently, she is a member of Nutrition Month Malaysia National Steering Committee, and expert committee of both Healthy Kids Programme, and 'Good Nutrition - Key to Healthy Children' (GNKHC) Programme and 'Malaysia School Nutrition Promotion Programme' (MySNPP). She also leads several research-driven community programmes, such as Program Cara Hidup Sihat, 'Eat Right, Be Positive About Your Body and Live Actively' (EPaL) intervention programme, School Nutrition Programme (SNP), and 'PUTRA Community Nutrition Ambassador' Programme. Panel Discussion: Fostering Harmonization of Substantiation of Claims in SEA - Moving Ahead Expand Dr. Kittiporn (Kit) Phanvijhitsiri has been leading the R&D Life Sciences at PepsiCo Services Asia based in Bangkok for 7 years.He joined PepsiCo after 10+ years with global food companies, including Thai Union, Ingredion, Unilever,  Mead Johnson and Ajinomoto.
He also served on the expert panel subcommittees for the Thai FDA to work on Dietary Guidelines for the Thai 2016 and Nutrient Profiling (Thailand Healthier Logo) 2013-2020. Currently, he also works as nutrition science advisor to the FTI (Food Industry) on subject related to health and nutrition.
A former lecturer at the Institute of Nutrition (Mahidol University - Thailand), Kit holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition from the University of Chicago. He completed his Masters at Vanderbilt following his undergraduate years at Kasetsart University with publications in the internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. He is a strong supporter of new scientific research on functional foods and ingredient at both the local and international level. Ms. Norlida Zulkafly is a Nutritionist and currently appointed as the Section Head, for Special Food Group Section in the Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health. She obtained her degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2002. She began her career as nutritionist in a pharmaceutical and health industry for three years before joining Ministry of Health as Nutritionist in 2005.
Ms. Norlida has been involved with several expert committees namely Expert Committee on Nutrition, Health Claims & Advertisement and Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU). Her field of interest includes nutrition labelling and food standards development. Ms. Seah Peik Ching is the Deputy Director for Regulatory Standard & Veterinary Office of the Singapore Food Agency. She holds an honours degree in Nutrition and is involves in setting policies on food labeling and claims.  Peik Ching is also part of the Singapore National Codex Office which oversees the strategies and Singapore's participation in Codex.
Prior to this, she was involved in nutrition and health promotion and was involved in formulating national nutrition policies and strategizing programmes to create a conducive environment for healthy eating. She was instrumental in key strategies such as the Healthier Choice Symbol, Healthier Hawkers Programme and Healthier Dining Programme. Peik Ching was also a WHO Technical Advisor in Obesity Prevention to share her experience in promotion of healthy eating. Download Program

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For Local Participants:
Dr. Tee E Siong
Email: president@nutriweb.org.my
estee@nutrihealth.com.my For Overseas Participants:
ILSI Southeast Asia Region
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Singapore 238967
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Mr. Geoffry Smith is President of ILSI Southeast Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region), based in Singapore, and a Representative of the branch to the ILSI Global Assembly. Mr. Smith is also the Chairman of the Essential Micronutrients Foundation, a non-profit organization which addresses micronutrient deficiencies globally as a public health issue. In addition, he is Director of Nutrition Strategies International, which deals with food and nutrition issues in developing countries. Mr. Smith serves as a member of the editorial board of the journal Food and Nutrition Bulletin.
Prior to his current positions, Mr. Smith was the Global Director, Health Chelates for Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, and directed the global business for these compounds in food and nutrition as well as pharmaceutical applications. He was responsible for the global project within Akzo Nobel addressing iron deficiency anemia. Dr. Hazel Khoo is currently the Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).  Officially launched in April 2020, this institute brings together existing efforts and research capabilities across A*STAR under one roof, in the areas of microbial discovery, biotransformation, fermentation, agri-food technology, as well as clinical nutrition and food safety research.  In addition, SIFBI is building up new capabilities in food structure engineering, food process engineering as well as downstream processing. SIFBI engages with a wide range of partners, including industry and public sector agencies, and positions itself to be a global player driving excellence in food and biotechnology innovation for economic and societal advancement.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Khoo was the Executive Director at the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) of A*STAR. Her portfolios included overseeing the SERC research institutes in the sectors of Chemicals, Materials & Energy, Electronics, Infocomms and Engineering; strategic and resource planning including infrastructure (Fusionopolis 2 development and re-location); laboratory and cleanroom management; and the competitive research funding framework under the domain of advanced manufacturing and engineering. In 2015, Dr. Khoo was appointed as sub-team co-leader in the Technology team for the National Scenarios 2035 (NS2035) exercise in Singapore.

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Mr. Suresh Sachi is Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate), A*STAR. He oversees the corporate services divisions and its research entities in performing functions such as Corporate Communications, Digital Technology and Innovation, and Enterprise Risk Management, to ensure provision of client-centric services to support A*STAR's R&D operations. Mr. Sachi concurrently serves as A*STAR's General Counsel, taking charge of all legal and intellectual property (IP) matters. Mr. Sachi currently serves on the boards of the Consortium for Clinical Research and Innovation Singapore (CRIS) and IPOS International, having served for 9 years on the Board of IPOS. He also serves on the board of the A*STAR Research Entities that houses all the A*STAR research institutes and research entities. Mr. Sachi is currently a member of the SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Board and the Data Protection Appeals Panel.
Before joining A*STAR, Mr. Sachi was a partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property Department in a leading law firm. He has represented many public and private organizations, including A*STAR Research Institutes and local and foreign institutes of higher learning. He spearheaded a number of national efforts to coordinate and streamline legal and IP terms across Singapore's public agencies, including the Public Sector Master Research Collaboration Agreement (MRCA) and the Master Clinical Trials Agreement. He was a former member of the board of governors of and an advisor to the IP Academy. Mr. Sachi is also a founding member and past president of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Singapore.
As a specialist in intellectual property and technology transfer, Mr. Sachi is a frequent speaker at the Global Forum on Intellectual Property and other forums by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, LES Singapore, the IP Academy, and the Law Society of Singapore. He was named in the 2020 IAM 300 magazine as one of the World's Leading IP Strategists (IAM 300). Mr. Sachi holds an LLB from the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore and attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, Fontainebleau in 2016.

Prof. Huck Hui Ng is the Assistant Chief Executive of the Biomedical Research Council, A*STAR. He is renowned in the field of gene regulation and genomics. His laboratory is developing diagnostics and therapeutics modalities for brain and liver diseases.
Prof. Ng was the Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore and the Executive Director of the A*STAR Graduate Academy. Prior to joining A*STAR, he was a postdoctoral fellow with Harvard Medical School under the prestigious Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellowship. He was also the President for the Stem Cell Society Singapore, a major platform for educating the public on stem cell research. In 2016, Prof. Ng was elected to be an Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, making him the only associate member based in Singapore. Most recently, Prof Ng was also elected as Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Science (SNAS). In recognition of his scientific contributions, Prof. Ng has received numerous local and international honors and awards, including the President's Science Award (Team Award) in 2018 and The Public Administration Medal (Silver), National Day Awards 2019.
Outside of A*STAR, Prof. Ng holds adjunct positions at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS Faculty of Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) School of Biological Sciences and LKC Medicine and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). He also sits on the Board of Consortium for Clinical Research and Innovation Singapore (CRIS) Pte Ltd, National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Science Centre Singapore and NUS High School.

Prof. John Eu-Li Wong is the Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences; Executive Director, Centre for Population Health at NUS, and Senior Advisor, National University Health System (NUHS) Singapore. He is Co-Chair of the US National Academy of Medicine Commission for a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity; an invited Commissioner of the Lancet Commission on 21st Century Global Health Threats, a member of the Advisory Committee for Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, The Culinary Institute of America, and the Association Montessori Internationale on Healthy Aging, Diet and Lifestyle, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
He received an honorary Degree of Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine, and an elected member of Academia Europaea. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and London, and the American College of Physicians.

Prof. Sze Wee Tan is the Assistant Chief Executive of A*STAR's Innovation and Enterprise (I&E) Group, comprising the Industry Development Group and A*ccelerate Technologies Pte Ltd. Prof. Tan leads the I&E Group in steering efforts to translate A*STAR's R&D to market so as to enable research-fueled economic and social impact. Prof. Tan has been in various leadership roles in A*STAR since 2009, supporting and leading both the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) and Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC). He is also an Adjunct Professor of NTU's Lee Kong Chian Medicine and at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. Prof. Tan is a member of the Singapore National Eye Centre's Ophthalmic Incubator Board. He is also a council member of the Singapore Medical Association, as well as SMA Charity Pte Ltd. He was a former Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore, and a recipient of Friend of Labour Award and the Public Administration Medal (Silver).
Prof. Tan graduated with MBBS from NUS, and attained his MBA from Warwick University, UK. He attended the Stanford Executive Programme at the Stanford Graduate School Business. He was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Fellowship in Public Service Programme, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is an affiliate member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, UK.

Prof. Judith L. Swain is Chief Medical Officer of Physiowave, a medical device startup in Palo Alto, USA, and Visiting Professor, NUS. Her current research interests are centered on assessing and enhancing human performance in extreme environments. She currently serves on the Higher Council for NEOM City, Saudi Arabia, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, The Institute for Life Changing Medicine, and Prometheus Biosciences. She is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.
Prof. Swain was previously A*STAR Senior Fellow and Professor of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and was the Founding Executive Director of the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences. In 2018 she was awarded the Singapore Presidential Science and Technology Medal, the highest scientific award bestowed in Singapore. Prior to Singapore, she was the Dean for Translational Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and previously served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University and held the Arthur Bloomfield and George E. Becker Professorships there. Dr. Swain served in several national leadership roles in the U.S., including President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, President of the American Association of Physicians, and an elected member of the Council of the National Academy of Medicine. She served on the NIH Director's Standing Committee on Clinical Research, the NIH National Advisory Research Resources Council, and the NRC Commission to evaluate the organization of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Swain also served on international advisory committees including the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Association, the UK Medical Research Council, the Qatar Foundation, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.
Dr. Swain received her undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her medical education at the University of California, San Diego. She trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine at Duke University. She then joined the faculty at Duke where she became widely known in the field of molecular cardiology and pioneered the use of transgenic animals to understand cardiovascular development and disease.

Dr. Stephan Theis is Head of Nutrition Science at BENEO-Institute, Germany. His responsibilities include the scientific research activities on the nutritional and health benefits of Beneo's functional carbohydrate ingredients including prebiotic dietary fibers and Palatinose™ worldwide. He joined the Suedzucker/Beneo Group in 2001.
Dr. Theis graduated with a diploma in Nutrition Science from the University of Giessen, Germany, and obtained a PhD (Dr. rer. nat) from the Technical University of Munich. He is actively involved in international scientific committees and collaborative research projects including several Committees of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI).

Prof. Yap Seng Chong is the Lien Ying Chow Professor in Medicine and Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. He is also Deputy Chief Executive (Education & Research), NUHS. As the former Executive Director (2015-2021) and now the Chief Clinical Officer at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, Prof. Chong oversees clinical programmes that seek to promote health and human capacity in Singapore and the world. These programmes include the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) and the Singapore Preconception Study of long-Term maternal and child Outcomes (S-PRESTO) longitudinal studies. Prof. Chong is also a Senior Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the National University Hospital (NUH) under the NUHS.
In addition to his special research interest in the developmental origins of health and disease, Prof. Chong has co-authored more than 500 research publications. He received the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award from Singapore's Ministry of Health in 2017 for his research efforts in early human development and nutrition, and was recently conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) at the 2022 Singapore National Day Awards. For the past few years, his energies have been focused on helping develop national strategies to advance child and maternal health and well-being, promoting healthy living for families, and improving health resources equity in Singapore. Session 2 Expand Chairs:
Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong is the Executive Director of ILSI SEA Region, based in Singapore. ILSI SEA Region was established as a regional branch of the world-wide scientific-foundation ILSI in 1993, covering ASEAN and Australasia. Mrs. Yeong oversees the Branch's operation, scientific programs and partnership activities, working closely with stakeholders from private sectors, leading academic institutions, international organizations and key government and health agencies throughout the vast geographical region. ILSI SEA Region facilitates programs that address pertinent nutrition, food safety and sustainability topics as well as issues for the improvement scientific decision for public health benefits.
Mrs. Yeong obtained her BSc and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kings College (previously Queen Elizabeth College) University of London, and has over the past decades actively served to build scientific capacity and nutrition improvement for the target population in the region. Dr. Sumanto Haldar is a Principal Investigator and Junior Group Leader at the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovations (SIFBI), ASTAR. He has a primary research interest on how foods and food components effect cardiometabolic disease risk, in particular type 2 diabetes and CVDs. Through his recent work, he has been contributing to the understanding of how timing of consumption of foods and food components affects cardiometabolic health. He has over 15 years of experience working both in UK and in Singapore, undertaking and managing over 30 clinical trials in nutrition, which included extensive collaboration with the food industry.
He has published numerous papers and presented at several conferences and is an alumnus of the European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP), founding joint-secretary of the ASEAN Nutrition and Food Science Network (ANFSN) and member of several learned bodies of nutrition globally. Speakers: 
Prof. Winnie Chee is Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the International Medical University (IMU), and also Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic and consultant dietitian at IMU Healthcare. In addition, she leads the Centre of Transformative Nutrition & Health at IMU. Prof. Chee is the President of the Malaysian Dietitians' Association, having been appointed to the position since 2014 and serves on national committees including setting medical nutrition therapy in clinical practice guidelines for Type 2 diabetes (2020) and Osteoporosis (2021). She is also a member of the writing group for Recommended Nutrient Intakes (2017), Malaysian Dietary Guidelines (2020) and chaired the development of the Healthy Plate Model for Malaysia (2019). Prof Chee is also a Council Member with the Malaysian Allied Health Professions Council.
Prof Chee is active in research and publications with over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has led several research grants on dietary/lifestyle interventions for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes, obesity and bone health. She contributes medical nutrition therapy expertise for several diabetes lifestyle related programmes in the country. Prof Chee has been invited speaker to national and international workshops and conferences on diabetes nutrition, and featured in local news media to promote healthy diet and lifestyle to the public. Prof Chee was awarded the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture Award from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, USA in 2015.

Prof. Barry Halliwell is Chairman, BMRC Advisory Council, A*STAR, and Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry, NUS. He is also Senior Advisor, Academic Appointments and Research Excellence, Office of the Senior Deputy President and Provost, NUS, and Programme Leader, Neurobiology Research Programme, Life Sciences Institute. Prof. Halliwell is recognized for his seminal work on the role of free radicals and antioxidants in biological systems, being one of the world's most highly-cited researchers with a Hirsch-Index of 168 (Based on Scopus, Jan 2023). His Oxford University Press book with John Gutteridge, Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine, is now in its 5th edition (2015) and regarded worldwide as an authoritative text. He was honored as a Citation Laureate (2021) for pioneering research in free-radical chemistry including the role of free radicals and antioxidants in human disease. The distinction is awarded by Clarivate to researchers whose work is deemed to be of "Nobel Class" as they are among the most influential, even transformative, in their fields. He was one of 16 scientists (only 3 in Chemistry) listed in the 2021 Hall of Citation Laureates.
Prof. Halliwell was a Visiting Research Professor of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of California Davis (1995-1999). He graduated from Oxford University with BA (first class honours) and D.Phil degrees.  He holds a Doctor of Science degree from the University of London. He was a faculty member with King's College London (1974-2000) and held a prestigious Lister Institute Research fellowship. Dr. Conor Delahunty is Vice President, Global Sensory & Consumer Insights, Symrise Taste, Nutrition & Health. Dr Delahunty has more than 30 years of experience in underpinning and applied research in flavor science, sensory and consumer science and nutritional science, and with Symrise in the development of new flavour solutions, foods and beverage products. His scientific achievements have application to methods development, understanding the flavor of foods, foods reformulation for health (lower salt, sugar, fat), and demonstration of the role of sensory properties of foods in dietary compliance and eating behaviours.
Dr. Delahunty is recognized internationally, having worked closely within the sensory science community and having (co-) authored numerous scientific research papers and articles.

Dr. Viswanathan Mohan is the Chairman of Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre at Chennai in South India, which is an IDF Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care. Dr. Mohan oversees a chain of 50 diabetes centres across 8 states of India and has over 585,000 registered diabetes patients across all his centres. He is also Chairman of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation which is Asia's largest stand-alone diabetes research centre.
Deeply interested in research from his undergraduate medical student days, Dr. Mohan has published over 1560 papers in peer reviewed journals which includes 1006 original articles. His research has attracted over 179,000 citations and has a 'h index' of 147.

Prof. Emorn Udomkesmalee is Senior Advisor of the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand, and holds a current position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA. Internationally, Prof. Udomkesmalee currently serves on the Standing Together for Nutrition (ST4N) Consortium; Technical Advisory Group for Global Anemia Exemplars; Scientific Committee of Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy as well as Scientific Director of ILSI Southeast Asia Region. At national level, she holds the position of the Eminent Panel member under the National Policy Council on Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation; Chair of Sub-Committee on Agriculture and Nutrition, Office of Atoms for Peace (Thailand) as well as Board member of Ajinomoto Foundation/Thailand.
Prof. Udomkesmalee was Former Director of the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand. She was also former Board Chair of IFPRI and former Member of the Board of Directors of the Micronutrient Forum. Prof. Udomkesmalee's research interests include micronutrients; efficacy of food-based interventions; maternal and child nutrition policy and program implementation. She received her Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA in 1985. Her post-doctoral training was at the Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, USA (1987).

 

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Ms. Pauline Chan is the Director of Scientific Programs for ILSI Southeast Asia Region, a global scientific organization that seeks to improve public health through the advancement of science in the areas of nutrition and food safety. ILSI SEA Region is headquartered in Singapore and covers the 10 ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand. Pauline has extensive experience in developing scientific programs and facilitating dialogue between scientists, government regulators, and industry to address regional and international issues in nutrition, food safety, sustainability and health. A frequently invited resource speaker at conferences and seminars, Ms. Chan is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Chan received her M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, USA, and her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Bi Xinyan is a professional with expertise in chemical and biomolecular engineering. She holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore, where she focused on engineering oligopeptide-modified surfaces for metal ion adsorption and sensing. Her work experience includes research fellow positions at the Clinical Nutrition Research Center, where she conducts analyses of metabolites and biomarkers related to human nutrition. She has extensive knowledge in utilizing advanced analytical techniques such as LC MS/MS, GCMS, and ICPMS.
Her previous roles include working as a research scientist at Nitto Denko Asia Technical Center, where she developed medical devices, assays, and microfluidic systems. Additionally, she has conducted research at the National University of Singapore, focusing on projects involving quantum dots-based microfluidic devices and portable liquid crystal-based bioassays. Before her research career, she worked as a teacher at Beijing Foreign Language School and as a research scientist at the Shandong Academy of Sciences, specializing in the synthesis of fireproof phenolic resin composite materials. Speakers: 
Prof. Paul Teng is Adjunct Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and concurrently Managing Director & Dean, NIE International Pte. Ltd., both of Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He is also Senior Adviser (AgriFood) to A*STAR Singapore. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in tropical agrifood systems, urban agriculture and food security. He has published widely and is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences and other professional societies.
Prof. Teng previously held leadership positions in the Worldfish Centre, the International Rice Research Institute, Monsanto Company and U.S. universities. He has an Honorary D.Sc. from Murdoch University, Australia.

Prof. Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc., R.D., is a professor of medicine and community health, and adjunct professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, director of the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts Medical Center, and senior scientist at the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. Her career has been devoted to expanding the scientific basis for clinical and public health interventions related to diet, especially in obesity, cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease, and to ensuring that public policy fosters such efforts. She has written over 550 research and review articles in scientific journals and books and currently serves as editor of Nutrition Today.
Prof. Dwyer served on the scientific review committee for A*STAR at the University of Singapore, Singapore (2016-18) and at the SIFBI (2022).  Her many government assignments include: staff, US Congress, and senior nutrition scientist, Office of Dietary Supplements, US National Institutes of Health (2003-present). She was a member of the year 2000 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and also of the Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and served on its Council. Her honors include the C.A. Elvehjem Award for public service of the American Society of Nutrition (2005) and the Monsen award 2021 from the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She holds a BS from Cornell University, M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, and M.Sc. and D.Sc. from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Makiko Yoshida is current manager of Nutrition Care Group, Quick Nourishment Dept of Food Products Division at AJINOMOTO. CO., INC.  In this role, she manages the Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) Project.  Dr Yoshida has been involved in the RUTF project since 2019 and member of the Promasidor Nigeria and Ajinomoto joint project of the development of nutritious products for children in Nigeria since 2016.  Prior to that she was a team member of the research and development of iron fortified products for pregnant and lactating women in Ghana.  From 2008 to 2016, Dr Yoshida has served in the clinical development of new medicines related to noncommunicable diseases and data management.
Dr. Yoshida graduated from Japan Women's University, Tokyo, Japan and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. She received her Ph.D.in Nutrition Epidemiology Major from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA. Her publication includes Vit K supplementation on insulin resistance and effect of different food ingredients on diabetes.

Prof. Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.  His Seattle Obesity Study (S.O.S.), funded by the National Institutes of Health, combined health survey research with novel methods of spatial analysis to examine the multiple determinants of health and body weight. Prof. Drewnowski has published more than 350 research articles, and advises governments, foundations and the private sector on affordable nutrient density, product reformulation, and obesity-related issues. He is the author of the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, an early nutrient profiling model which helps consumers to identify affordable healthy foods.
Prof. Drewnowski obtained his MA degree in biochemistry at Balliol College, Oxford; PhD degree in psychology at The Rockefeller University in New York. Prof. Weibiao Zhou is the foundation Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology and the inaugural Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor in Food Science and Technology, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has been working as a food scientist for over 30 years.
Among his many professional appointments and honours are: Elected Fellow of Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST), Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the UK, Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology (SIFST); Chair, Advisory Committee on Evaluation of Health Claims, Singapore Food Agency (SFA); and Editor for Food Control (published by Elsevier) and Associate Editor for Science of Food (published by Nature).

Prof. Philip Calder is Professor of Nutritional Immunology and Head of the School of Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. He is an internationally recognised researcher on a) nutritional immunology; b) the metabolism and functionality of fatty acids with an emphasis on the roles of omega-3 fatty acids. He is currently President of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies and Associate Editor of several journals.
Prof. Calder was President of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (2009-2012), Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (2012-2016), President of the Nutrition Society (2016-2019) and President of ILSI Europe (2019-2021). He has received many awards and prizes including the DSM Lifetime Achievement Prize in Human Nutrition (2017), the European Lipid Science Award (2021) and the Stephen S. Chang Award (American Oil Chemists' Society; 2023). He was Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition (2006-2013).

 

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Ms. Steffiana Wijaya is Scientific Programs Manager at ILSI SEA Region. She develops scientific programs and facilitates dialogue between scientists, government regulators, and industry to address nutrition and health issues in the region. She and the ILSI SEA Region team recently facilitated a Symposium on ReThink Proteins in Southeast Asia, a collaboration with SIFBI and NUS, and co-published a report on the regulatory status of micronutrient fortification in Southeast Asia in Q1 2023.
Before joining ILSI SEA Region, Ms. Wijaya was Senior Manager in the Health Promotion Board, where she co-led a research study on the effectiveness of a health coaching cum biometric and lifestyle data feedback intervention among pre-diabetic individuals. She also provided one-to-one health coaching for a range of clients including engineers, teachers, hawker assistants and migrant workers. Prior to the study, she led and provided personalized lifestyle coaching programs for overweight and underweight students and their parents, benefiting more than 8,000 children and youth in Singapore. Ms. Wijaya has presented at the MOH Diabetes Prevention & Care Taskforce and at public health conferences. She received her Master in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Canberra, Australia, and B. Sc. in Food Science & Technology, NUS. She is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology.

Dr. Shaun Sim is a Junior Principal Investigator at SIFBI, A*STAR's Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC). He received his Ph.D in Food Engineering at Cornell University and his B.A. (Hons.) in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Sim is constructing future foods and ingredients with nutritional advantages. His team focuses on plant-based proteins and fats; egg and dairy alternatives; high-pressure processing and other novel technologies. Some products developed by his group include high-protein plant-based yoghurts and pastries made using healthier plant-based solid fats.

Mr. Sridhar Kameswaran is the Area Director for Abbott Nutrition R&D for the Asia Pacific region. In his current role, he manages the R&D team across Singapore and India leading product, process, and packaging development. He and his team work across the Paediatric & Adult portfolios, and partner cross-functionally to deliver the Innovation pipeline for Asia Pacific consumers and patients.
Before joining Abbott, Sri led the Nutrition Category R&D efforts for Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) in Singapore. Before GSK, he was with Tata Global Beverages based in London, heading up the Global R&D team across India, the U.K, and the U.S. In a previous role with the Kellogg Company in the U.S, Sri was the Director of Global Crackers and Wholesome Snacks portfolios. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for innovative new product launches, core product improvements, and significant capacity expansions - while bringing together multicultural technical talent. Originally from India, Sri has an M.Tech in Dairy and Food Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, an M.S in Food Science from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from the Carlson School of Management.

Prof. Alejandro G. Marangoni is a Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Food, Health and Aging at the University of Guelph, Canada.  His work concentrates on the physical properties of food materials in foods, cosmetics and biolubricants, with particular emphasis on sustainability, preservation of biodiversity and health. Prof. Marangoni is a fellow of the American Oil Chemists' Society, the Institute of Food Technologists and the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.).  He is the Editor in Chief of both Current Opinion and Current Research in Food Science. Prof. Marangoni has also founded and commercialized 3 major technology platforms with global reach.  With an H-index of 85, i-index of 403 and over 26,000 citations of his work, he has published over 500 refereed research articles, 90 book chapters, 18 books, and over 40 patents.  His awards include the 2015 ISF Kaufmann Medal, the 2017 AOCS Alton E. Bailey Medal, and the 2019 European Lipid Technology Award from EuroFed Lipids.
Prof. Marangoni was honored as one of the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians in 2012, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2018, and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2021.

Mr. Luke Tay is Founder of Cornucopia FutureScapes and a Singapore Futures Fellow (adjunct) in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), NUS. He leads Cornucopia, a globally-oriented foresight and strategy practice with a focus on food security, sustainability, technology, and geopolitics. Mr. Tay works on emerging issues, scenarios, and strategic opportunities, and supports foresight capability development, and future-readiness initiatives, advising corporates, institutions, governments, and international organizations. He convenes a range of platforms to address emerging futures and opportunities in food systems transformation, (inter)national resilience strategies, ESG, food citizenship, countering misinformation, and the future of strategic agrifood value chains.
Mr. Tay lectures and develops content for the LKYSPP executive education arm in foresight and Singapore public policy. As a Resident Futurist at venture builder Budding Innovation (BI), he helps shape BI's work to ideate, innovate, and implement future-ready nutrition, wellness, and sustainability solutions.

 

Dr. Catherine Lefranc-Millot is Senior Nutrition & Health R&D Manager at Roquette, France. Her research is specifically focused on long-term, prospective and exploratory research, around plant-based proteins and their derivatives, with interest in their potential impact on nutrition and health. She has been working for Roquette since 2005, first as the Corporate Scientific Communications Manager for Nutrition and Health (R&D), before her current role since 2016.
Prior to working for Roquette, she had managed for several years a research team in a French dairy company, working around milk peptides, proteins and hydrolysates with specific biological activities, compatible with food and nutraceutical applications. She qualified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (from the National Veterinary School, Maisons-Alfort, France) and later obtained a French PhD in Biotechnology (from the University of Technology, Compiègne, France).

Dr. Min Hao Wong is the incoming director for Food & Nutrition at A*STAR. He was previously at SIFBI, where he led the corporate strategy and business development team, securing several large grants and projects for the institute.

Prior to his appointment at A*STAR, Dr. Wong was at the Boston Consulting Group in the Boston office, where he was a project leader. Dr. Wong holds an MBA and PhD in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and has received awards such as the Forbes 30 under 30 and the MIT Tech Review Innovators under 35 for his work.

Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and the director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre. He initially trained as a food scientist and subsequently obtained his MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was instrumental in the development & launch of the UK's first dedicated Functional Food Centre. Prof. Henry has served on several committees including the UK Committee on Medical Aspects of Food & Nutrition Policy (COMA) panel on novel foods, was a board member of the UK Food Standards Agency and was a member of the General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) of the Food Standard Agency (FSA). He also served as a panel member on the UK Department for International Development (DFID) health and population research committee and was a member of the research panel of the UK Crop post-harvest Technology. He was a Royal Society visiting professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong & continues to remain a visiting professor at the same university.

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Over the past two decades, advances in scientific research have led to increasing evidence of the beneficial role of complex carbohydrates, in providing important micronutrients, dietary fiber and phytochemical, as well as some with specific components that serve certain functional benefits. In line with these increasing scientific evidence of regulatory development having taken place, especially pertaining to health claims. There is on the other hand on-going scientific debates, popular trends and social media coverage that have centered on the types and amount of carbohydrates intake in relation to health conditions such as overweight, diabetes and hyperlipidemia, with resulting confusion for consumers and misperception of dietary carbohydrates.

The 1-day IN-PERSON symposium will revisit the role of carbohydrates in human nutrition, providing scientific and regulatory updates from experts, researchers, and regional regulatory personnel. It will discuss scientific approaches, identify research gaps, and recommend dietary guidance and food regulations for health promotion and disease prevention in the SEA population.

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PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS

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Mrs. Boon Yee Yeong is the Executive Director of ILSI SEA Region, based in Singapore. ILSI SEA Region was established as a regional branch of the world-wide scientific-foundation ILSI in 1993, covering ASEAN and Australasia. Mrs. Yeong oversees the Branch's operation, scientific programs and partnership activities, working closely with stakeholders from private sectors, leading academic institutions, international organizations and key government and health agencies throughout the vast geographical region. ILSI SEA Region facilitates programs that address pertinent nutrition, food safety and sustainability topics as well as issues for the improvement scientific decision for public health benefits.
Mrs. Yeong obtained her BSc and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kings College (previously Queen Elizabeth College) University of London, and has over the past decades actively served to build scientific capacity and nutrition improvement for the target population in the region. Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty is an Associate Professor of Sports Nutrition and Coordinator of the Sports and Wellness Clinic at the Faculty of Sports Science & Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. He has served as the Vice President (2020-2024) and Assistant Hon Secretary (2006-2020) of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) before taking office as President in 2024. Dr. Appukutty also serves as Vice President of the Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (MASM) and Council Member of the Malaysian Society of Body Composition (MSBC). He was elected to the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS) as an Executive Council Member (2019-2023). In 2021, he was appointed Scientific Advisor of the ILSI SEA Region. He also serves on the Clinical Care Committee for the World Obesity Federation since 2013. Dr. Appukutty's research interests and focus are on functional food and exercise science. He was awarded as a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (FNSM) in 2016 and a Fellow of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (FMASO) in 2022. He chairs the Malaysian Vegetarian Dietary Guidelines (MoH) and contributed as a key writer for the Malaysian Dietary Guidelines. He has worked closely in the capacity building of nutritionists in the region (Southeast Asia Nutrition Leadership Program, SEAMEO-RECFON, Indonesia) and also served as Chairperson of the Malaysian Nutrition Leadership Programme (MyNLP) and South East Asia Public Health Nutrition Leadership Programme (SEAPHN LP).
Dr Appukutty holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences focusing on nutrition, immunity, and exercise performance from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, an MSc in Sports Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Community Health from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Ms. Ts. Zailina Abdul Majid, a Food Technologist since 2000 in Ministry of Health, by qualification, holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Technology (Food Technology), University of Science Malaysia (1995) and a Master of Science (Food Science), National University of Malaysia (2013).
At present, she is the Director for the Policy, Strategic Planning and Codex Standard Division, Food Safety and Quality Programme under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Her main responsibilities are on formulating of national policies on food safety, promulgation of national legislation, overseeing the management of food analysis, risk assessment, and communication and consumerism activities. She is also responsible in managing international issues of Codex, WTO, SPS and TBT, regional issues pertaining to ASEAN, APEC, etc, including bilateral, multilateral agreements as well as FTAs.  She also attends Codex, ASEAN and other international meetings to ensure Malaysia's positions are upheld.
She is also the Secretary for the Malaysian Food Analyst Council, Assistant to the Chair for Codex Committee of Fats and Oils and at the ASEAN level, and Vice Chair for the Task Force for ASEAN Food Safety Regulatory Framework Agreement (TF AFSRF). Session 1: Carbohydrates and Its Role in Human Nutrition and Public Health Guidance Expand

Mr. Geoffry Smith is President of ILSI Southeast Asia Region based in Singapore, and a Representative of the branch to the ILSI Global Assembly. He is also the Chairman of the Essential Micronutrients Foundation, a non-profit organization which addresses micronutrient deficiencies globally as a public health issue. In addition, he is Director of Nutrition Strategies International which deals with food and nutrition issues in developing countries. Mr. Smith serves as a member of the editorial board of the journal Food and Nutrition Bulletin. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Smith was the Global Director, Health Chelates for Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, and directed the global business for these compounds in food and nutrition as well as pharmaceutical applications. He was responsible for the global project within Akzo Nobel addressing iron deficiency anemia.

Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry is currently Senior Advisor, BMRC, A*STAR, Singapore. Until recently, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and the Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, A*STAR. He trained initially as a food scientist. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was a Board member of UK Food Standards Agency. Prof. Henry is on the Board of Directors of International Life Sciences Institute South East Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region), and Advisory board of Monell Chemical Senses Centre, USA. In 2010, he was awarded the British Nutrition Foundation prize for his outstanding contribution to nutrition. He was made a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Scientists and Technologists (2012). Prof. Henry was recipient of the NutraIngredients-Asia NutraChampion Awards 2019, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Award & Lectureship 2019, 100 Most Influential Asian Scientist - 2019 Edition, Asian Scientist Magazine, and the prestigious Niigata International Food Award 2018 known as "Asian World Food Prize". He was the scientific commentator on the highly successful TV program "Food Detective. He continues to be actively engaged in improving the food and nutritional status of people in the ASEAN region and beyond.

Prof. Joanne Slavin is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, teaching Advanced Human Nutrition. She holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Registered Dietitian (RDN). Notably, Prof. Slavin was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), contributing significantly to the national nutrition guidelines.
Prof. Slavin's extensive research contributions include over 350 scientific articles covering diverse topics such as dietary fiber, carbohydrates, whole grains, protein, snacking, gut health, brain health, and sustainable agriculture. In addition, she had delivered over 400 scientific presentations globally. Prof. Slavin also actively engages in science communication initiatives as a Science Communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), while also holding membership in esteemed scientific societies such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Dr. E Siong Tee is Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultanc, Malaysia. He is also Adjunct Professor for International Medical University and a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He is a member of several Technical Working Groups of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, including the committees related to Malaysian Food Regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network in 2014 and is the current Chairman of the Network.

Session 2: Science of Carbohydrate Quality and Its Impact on Health Expand

Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry is currently Senior Advisor, BMRC, A*STAR, Singapore. Until recently, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and the Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, A*STAR. He trained initially as a food scientist. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was a Board member of UK Food Standards Agency. Prof. Henry is on the Board of Directors of International Life Sciences Institute South East Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region), and Advisory board of Monell Chemical Senses Centre, USA. In 2010, he was awarded the British Nutrition Foundation prize for his outstanding contribution to nutrition. He was made a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Scientists and Technologists (2012). Prof. Henry was recipient of the NutraIngredients-Asia NutraChampion Awards 2019, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Award & Lectureship 2019, 100 Most Influential Asian Scientist - 2019 Edition, Asian Scientist Magazine, and the prestigious Niigata International Food Award 2018 known as "Asian World Food Prize". He was the scientific commentator on the highly successful TV program "Food Detective. He continues to be actively engaged in improving the food and nutritional status of people in the ASEAN region and beyond.

Dr. Amy Lin is a Senior Principal Scientist leading the Food Carbohydrate Platform at the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation at A*STAR, a Singapore government research entity. Her general research area is carbohydrates and health and structure-function relationships of carbohydrates. Amy's particular interest is slowing the starch degradation process into glucose and controlling carbohydrate utilisation between digestion and colonic fermentation. She is an expert in starch degradation enzymes and starch molecular & granular structure, and she is experienced in potato and wheat quality. Dr. Lin is a former faculty member at Purdue University (USA), the University of Idaho (USA), and Washington State University (USA) and a visiting associate professor at the National Taiwan University (Taiwan). She formerly served as the Chair of the Carbohydrate Division at IFT and AACCI (renamed "Cereals & Grains Association); a Scientific Committee member for the past conferences of Food Hydrocolloids and IUFoST. Dr. Lin is also an Associate Editor of Cereal Chemistry and Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre and has a leading role in Starch Digestion Consortium Inc. (non-profit).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrew Holmes has general interests in microbial diversity, its evolutionary origins and ecological applications. He did his PhD studies at the University of Queensland before postdoctoral stints at the University of Warwick, UK and Macquarie University. In 2002 he joined the University of Sydney where he is now Associate Professor in the School of Molecular Bioscience and Microbiome Project node leader in the Charles Perkins Centre. He has particular interests in the relationship between food and health. His research focusses on how diet manipulation via food components influences the host-microbiome interaction and potential for informing public health guidelines or diet interventions in chronic disease. He is currently a Fellow of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

Dr. Koo Hui Chin is an associate professor at Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology. She received her Ph.D. (Nutrition) from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2017. She started her first career as a clinical dietician in the Ministry of Health from 2007 until 2013, prior to pursuing her PhD. She is one of the writers for the revision of "Strategy for the Prevention of Obesity-Malaysia", (SPOM), a national level guideline. Several awards have been received by her, such as the Outstanding Researcher Award from Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology and the Publication Prize Award from the Nutrition Society of Malaysia. She has authored and co-authored a number of research papers related to whole grain, diabetes, childhood obesity and chrono-nutrition. Several research grants have been awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education and other institutions to conduct studies, particularly in whole grain, diabetes and chrono-nutrition. Dr. Koo was featured in leading local newspapers, sharing her knowledge of nutritional health too. She is quite skilled at altering healthy dishes and has a passion for nutrition.

Session 3: Science and Innovation Updates in Carbohydrates Expand

Asst. Prof. Anadi Nitithamyong spent her academic career at the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU), Thailand where she served as the Deputy Director for Education and Special Affairs from 2008 to 2011 and Deputy Director for Policy and Planning from 2015 to 2016. Her research interest and experience involve food processing and product development for nutritional and functional purposes, particularly in dietary fibre related areas.  Currently, she is the Immediate Past President of the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT), and a member of the Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT).  She is also a member of the Panel of Science Advisors of ILSI SEA Region and is the Coordinator of its Thailand Country Committee. Dr. Nitithamyong received her PhD in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Dr. Sophie Vinoy obtained her PhD from the French Paris University of life science in human physiology. She is the nutrition senior group leader in global research department of Mondelēz International. She is strongly involved in the European International Life Science Institute at the cross section of academic and industrial scientific partnership. Her primary interest is the impact of food on postprandial metabolism linked to metabolic disease prevention involving food behaviour, low grade inflammation and microbiota modulation. Her main publications are on carbohydrate metabolism and investigated specifically health interest of starch digestibility, as well as satiety. She is co-author of several patents related to foods and health interest.

Dr. Santad Wichienchot is an Associate Professor, Director of Center of Excellence in Functional Foods and Gastronomy, and Vice Dean for Research Innovation and International Affairs, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand. His research focuses on functional carbohydrates, prebiotics, functional food/ingredient for gut-brain health. He is research program administrator, principal investigator and co-investigator of 38 completed research projects in last 16 years. He holds 12 patents and research collaboration with 12 companies. He has published 48 articles in the last 5 years in peer-reviewed and internationally referred Food Science & Technology and Life Science Journals. He had been published 5 book chapters, 1) "Prebiotic oligosaccharides: origins and production, health benefits and commercial applications" in 2011; 2) "Prebiotics and dietary fibers from food processing by-products"; 3) "Sustainability of nutraceuticals and functional foods" had been published in John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2017.; 4) "Polyphenols from food processing by-products and their microbiota-gut-brain axis based health benefits", had been published in 2021 by Elsevier. 5) "Dietary fibers: Structural aspects and nutritional implications. In Food Hydrocolloids Functionalities and Applications" had been published in 2021, Springer Nature Inc. He is invited speaker and participate in international conferences. He is currently serving as reviewer in several International Journals in Food and Health Sciences. Dr.Santad Wichienchot received his PhD in Biotechnology with Food Science and Technology background. He had experience in research work on prebiotics and gut microbiota at University of Reading, UK during he was studying in PhD. and during postdoctoral study. He got a Best PSU Advisor in Science and Technology Award in 2020 and a Best PSU Researcher in Science and Technology and Health Science Award in 2022.

Dr. Sangeetha Shyam is currently a Maria Zambrano Fellow at the Rovira i Virgili University, IISPV & CIBEROBN, Spain. She is a Working Group Member of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies, that develops guidelines to improve reporting standards in nutrition trials internationally. Dr. Shyam is an esteemed alumna of the Interstellar Initiative by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Japanese Agency for Medical Research & Development, which recognizes promising early-career researchers. Prior to her fellowship, she served as a Senior Lecturer at the International Medical University, Malaysia, from 2013 until 2022. Her scholarly achievements include 40 peer-reviewed publications, 3 invited editorials, 4 book chapters, and 1 international technical report.
Some of Dr. Shyam's research work includes a year-long dietary trial targeting metabolic risks in Malaysian women with prior Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), which includes programming a Malaysian Diet Database Calculator and a project exploring the association between nutrition transitions and obesity using nationwide datasets. Her international postdoctoral research work in the UK, Spain and Singapore focused on obesity, dietary patterns, pancreatic cancer and glycemic index values of non-Western foods.
Dr. Shyam actively participates in research dissemination and capacity building. She is an Associate Editor for the Malaysian Journal of Nutrition and has organized conferences, chaired sessions, presented internationally, and delivered public talks for the Ministry of Health, Malaysia & Nutrition Society of Malaysia. She was recently elected as a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia for recognition of her contributions towards nutrition in the country.

Dr. Stephan Theis is Head of Nutrition Science and Communication at BENEO-Institute. His responsibilities include the scientific research activities on the nutritional and health benefits of Beneo's functional carbohydrate ingredients worldwide. Stephan joined the Suedzucker/Beneo Group in 2001. He graduated with a diploma in Nutrition Science from the University of Giessen, Germany and obtained a PhD (Dr. rer. nat) from the Technical University of Munich. He is actively involved in international scientific committees and collaborative research projects including several Committees of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI).

Session 4: Regulatory Updates of Carbohydrates and Promotion Programme in Southeast Asia Expand

Dr. E Siong Tee is Nutrition Consultant for TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultanc, Malaysia. He is also Adjunct Professor for International Medical University and a Member of the Board of Directors of ILSI SEA Region and Scientific Coordinator of ILSI Malaysia Country Committee. Dr. Tee was Head of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Centre of the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, until his retirement in February 2002, after serving for 30 years. He is a member of several Technical Working Groups of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, including the committees related to Malaysian Food Regulations and Codex Alimentarius. He initiated the formation of the Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Network in 2014 and is the current Chairman of the Network.

Ms. Ts. Zailina Abdul Majid, a Food Technologist since 2000 in Ministry of Health, by qualification, holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Technology (Food Technology), University of Science Malaysia (1995) and a Master of Science (Food Science), National University of Malaysia (2013).

At present, she is the Director for the Policy, Strategic Planning and Codex Standard Division, Food Safety and Quality Programme under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Her main responsibilities are on formulating of national policies on food safety, promulgation of national legislation, overseeing the management of food analysis, risk assessment, and communication and consumerism activities. She is also responsible in managing international issues of Codex, WTO, SPS and TBT, regional issues pertaining to ASEAN, APEC, etc, including bilateral, multilateral agreements as well as FTAs.  She also attends Codex, ASEAN and other international meetings to ensure Malaysia's positions are upheld.

She is also the Secretary for the Malaysian Food Analyst Council, Assistant to the Chair for Codex Committee of Fats and Oils and at the ASEAN level, and Vice Chair for the Task Force for ASEAN Food Safety Regulatory Framework Agreement (TF AFSRF).

Ms. Priscilla Li works within the Policy and Strategy Development team in HPB. She leads pieces relating to Nutri-Grade and sugar reduction, maternal and child health, as well as food labelling and claims.
She is an accredited practicing dietitian and a certified nutrition support specialist. She received the Ministry of Health - Healthcare Manpower Development Award and obtained fellowship at Cambridge University Hospital and St Georges' Hospital in the UK.

Dr. Roseline Yap started her career as an academic and scientist in the field of nutrition. Currently, she is the Managing Editor for Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. Roseline has been a Council Member of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) since 2012 and currently is the Honorary Treasurer. Her passion is in the field of community nutrition therefore she is in the expert committee for several programmes such as Nutrition Month Malaysia, Positive Parenting including leading the nutrition promotion programme, NSM Roadshows 2.0.

Ms. Megawati Suzar, Fonterra Brands (M) Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

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