Scientific Directors and Advisors who contribute to our science programs are experts and key opinion leaders in their fields on research.

Many hold leading positions in renowned universities, research institutions, scientific organizations, public health agencies and government bodies. They are also selected from a diversity of disciplines, including nutrition, clinical research, food safety, risk assessment, biotechnology, and consumer behavior.

Our Scientific Directors and Panel of Scientific Advisors include:

Dr. Cecilia Cristina Santos-Acuin
Senior Scientist – Human Nutrition, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

Dr. Aman Wirakartakusumah
Vice President, IPMI International Business School, Indonesia

Emeritus Prof. Corazon Barba
Emeritus Professor, University of Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Dr. Andrew Bartholomaeus
CEO, Bartcrofts Pty Ltd, Australia

Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana
President, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonhuri, Thailand

Dr. Paul Brent
Principal Scientific Consultant, Global Food and Chemical Risk Assessment and Risk Management Solutions, Australia

Dr. Mario Capanzana
Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute,Department of Science & Technology, Philippines

Dr. Lay Ching Chai
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Prof. Sushila Chang
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Prof. Lynne Cobiac
Science Director, Health and Biosecurity, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Prof. Dedi Fardiaz
Professor, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Dr. Rodolfo Florentino
Chairman-President, Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Philippines

Prof. Lynn Frewer
Professor, Food and Society, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Prof. Alonzo Gabriel
Professor, College of Home Economics, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

Prof. Barry Halliwell
Senior Advisor to the President/Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Purwiyatno Hariyadi
Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Emeritus Prof. Richard Head
Emeritus Professor, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia

Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre-A*STAR, Singapore

Dr. Le Thi Hop
President, Vietnam Nutrition Association (VINUTAS), Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Hamid Jan bin Jan Mohamed
Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Emeritus Prof. Geok Lin Khor
Emeritus Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Woon-Puay Koh
Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Dr. Matthew Lau
Deputy Director, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Jason Lee
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Yuan Kun Lee
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Siti Muslimatun
Head of Study Program, Food Science, Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences, Indonesia

Prof. Anadi Nitithamyong
Senior Advisor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Dr. Choon Nam Ong
Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Roy Sparringa
Senior Researcher, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology/ Senior Advisor, National Agency for Drug and Food Control, Indonesia

Prof. Songsak Srianujata
Senior Advisor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Mr. Jeffrey Stein
Biosafety Advisor, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

Dr. E Siong Tee
President, Nutrition Society of Malaysia/Nutrition Consultant, TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia

Prof. Paul Teng
Managing Director, NIE International Pte Ltd, Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Emorn Udomkesmalee
Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University Thailand

Dr. Tran Khanh Van
Deputy Director, Micronutrient Division, National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Pattanee Winichagoon
Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Dr. Widjaja Lukito
Advisor, SEAMEO Regional Center for Food and Nutrition, Indonesia