The 12th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria at BCCK, Kuching

The 12th Asian conference on lactic acid bacteria

Evidence-based
Lactic Acid Bacteria:
Advances, Opportunities
and Challenges

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Welcoming Address

President of the Asian Federation of Lactic Acid Bacteria (AFSLAB) Professor Dr. Sung-Sik Yoon / South Korea
Hello, Dearest Colleagues and Friends in Asian Lactic acid Bacteria Societies!

As a current president of Asian Federations of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria (AFSLAB), I would like to thank the organizing committee and volunteers for their constant effort to make the ACLAB12 successful. Also, my sincere gratitude goes toward the Malaysian Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria, led by Prof. Dr. Hooi-Ling Foo, who is in charge of the ACLAB12 organising committee despite the Covid-19 pandemic across the world. The international conference will be held at Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, in the most beautiful place, in October 2022.
AFSLAB has successfully held the ACLAB conferences annually to encourage research, communication, and education in LAB-related sciences for more than twenty years. The main objectives are enhancing the communication and interaction between Asian scientists interested in LAB and the related subjects and facilitating discussion and dissemination of the Science of LAB through conferences, symposia, meetings, and report publications. In that context, we all have gathered to discuss LAB's forefront knowledge and their prodigious probiotic functions. This ceaseless effort has allowed us to consider many traditional fermented foods, microbial biodiversity, and human health in Asia. I am sure the ACLAB12 conference will be fruitful and successful via the active involvement of Asian scientists and students working in LAB.
Finally, I will strongly encourage all of you to come and join the ACLAB12 to learn and enjoy all the sessions at the international event in Malaysia. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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Prof Sung-Sik Yoon
Dr Foo

Message from
The CHAIRPERSON of ACLAB12

Vice President of the Asian Federation of Lactic Acid Bacteria (AFSLAB)
President of the Malaysian Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria (MSLAB)
Professor Dr. Hooi Ling Foo
Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria (ACLAB) is an annual scientific meeting organised rotatably by the consortium countries of the Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid bacteria (AFSLAB), which has members from all over Asia such as China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The Malaysian Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria is given the great honour to organise the ACLAB12 in 2022.
Over the past couple of years, we have been enveloped by the pandemic threat of Covid-19. We have learned to live in a new norm in all aspects of our life, whereby almost all seminars/conferences have been held virtually. It has been great as it has connected people from all over the world with just a “click”. However, humans are never meant to live remotely, so physical presence is greatly missed, whether with family and friends, schools, or work settings. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that the ACLAB12 will be organised as an in-person scientific meeting on the 10 - 13 of October 2022 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
We wish to welcome you to Kuching, Sarawak, with the greatest pride. Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, located on the exotic Borneo island, rich in the biodiversity of flora and fauna. The city takes pride in its diverse cultures and foods, national parks, rainforests, and colonial history. We cordially invite you to discover more about the beauty of Sarawak in addition to the advanced knowledge and applications of Lactic Acid Bacteria
The conference theme of ACLAB12 is “Evidence-based LAB: Advances, Opportunities & Challenges” in response to the fast development of lactic acid bacteria (LAB)-based research and applications in various avenues over the past few decades. ACLAB12 will feature 2 full days of scientific sharing sessions and a day of technical visits. We look forward to bringing together researchers, academicians and industry representatives from all over the world to participate in this highly anticipated annual event of AFSLAB. We hope that ACLAB12 will continue to be the primary platform to showcase the latest scientific advances and applications of Lactic Acid Bacteria.
On behalf of the Organising Committee, I take great pleasure and honour to meet you at the exciting event of ACLAB12.
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ACLAB12 is organised by

https://mslabmy.wixsite.com/mslab

The Malaysian Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria (MSLAB) is proud to host the 12th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria (ACLAB12) under the auspices of the Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria (AFSLAB). The main objective of ACLAB12 is to disseminate cutting edge developments of LAB. The conference theme of ACLAB12: “Evidence-based LAB: advances, opportunities and challenges” will encompass 8 tracks of scientific sessions. The 12th ACLAB will continue to be the primary platform to showcase the fast development of LAB-based research and technologies that will facilitate networking and collaborations with various stakeholders. We look forward to meet researchers, academicians, students and industry representatives to participate in this highly anticipated event.

Organising Committee

Organising Committee for the 12th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria 2022 (ACLAB12)

Patrons
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Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman

Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Putra Malaysia

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Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohamad Kadim Suaidi

Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Advisors
Prof Sung-Sik Yoon

Prof. Sung-Sik Yoon

President, Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria, Yonsei University, Korea.

UPDATED_Prof. Datuk Wira Dr. Raha Abdul Rahim

Prof. Datuk Wira Dr. Raha Abdul Rahim

Ex-Officio, Malaysian Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Programme

Pre- registration will start from 3:00pm – 8:00pm at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)

TIME

EVENTS

Registration

Welcome & Opening Address

Keynote 1

Associate Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Penna
Humanitas Research Hospital,
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Morning Tea Break

Breakout 1
LAB and Host Interactions

Plenary 1
TBC

Plenary 2
Dr. Byung-Yong Kim R&D Centre
Chong Kun Dang Healthcare, Inc. Korea

Invited Presentations

Sunhye Lee
Department of Food Science, Sun Moon University, Korea

Associate Prof Dr. Ts. Dr Lionel In Lian Aun Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University, Malaysia

Dr. Jinzhong Xiao
Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan

Dr. Sanghyun Lim
R&D center Microbiome, Cell Biotech, Gyeongi, Korea

TBC

TBC

Oral presentations

Lunch

Keynote 2 (TBC)
Prof. Dr. Dennis Sandris Nielsen
Department of Food Science University of Copenhagen Denmark

Breakout 2

Next-generation and Innovation of LAB

LAB and Host Interactions

Plenary 4
Prof. Dr. Ming-Ju Chen
Department of Animal Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Plenary 3
Prof. Dr. Fusao Tomita
Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University

Plenary 5
Prof. Sung-Sik Yoon
Division of Biological Science and Technology Yonsei University, Korea

Plenary 6
Prof. Dr. Jyoti Prakash Tamang
Department of Microbiology, Sikkim University, India

Invited Presentations

Assist. Prof. Dr. Massalin Nakphaichit Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Dr Ratha Mahendran Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Neerja Hajela Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd.

TBC

Oral Presentations

Afternoon Tea | Poster Viewing | Networking

Conference Dinner

TIME

EVENTS

Breakout 3

(Taxonomy of LAB/Molecular Genetics of LAB/ Next-generation and Innovation of LAB)

Food and Agriculture-based LAB

Plenary 7
Prof Koichi Watanabe
Department of Animal Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Plenary Session 8
Prof. Dr. Shuhaimi Mustafa
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Plenary Session 9
TBC

Plenary Session 10
Prof Dr. Francisco Elegado,
National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), University of Philippines Los Baños

Morning Tea Break

Invited Presentations

Industrial and Regulatory Approval of Probiotics

Food and Agriculture-based LAB

Dr Tee E-Siong,
President, Nutrition Society of Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Seyed Abbas Shojaosadati
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Puan Shazlina binti Mohd Zaini
Senior Deputy Director, Food Safety and Quality Division Ministry of Health Putrajaya, Malaysia

Associate Prof Dr. Jirawan Apiraksakorn
Faculty of Technology, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

TBC

Associate Prof. Dr. Maryam Tajabadi Ebrahimi
Faculty of Biology, Islamic Azad University, Tehran branch

TBC

TBC

Oral presentations

TBC

TBC

Lunch

Breakout 4

Metabolism of LAB

LAB and Host Interactions

Plenary Session 11
Prof. Dr. Yoshio Katakura
Faculty of Chemistry
Kansai University, Japan

Plenary Session 12
Prof. Dr. Sin-Hyeog Im
Department of Life Sciences, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Plenary Session 13
Prof. Dr. Endang Rahayu
Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Plenary Session 14
Prof. Dr. Raja Affendi Bin Raja Ali
Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia

Invited presentations

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Forum

Closing and Award Ceremony

Afternoon Tea

Following technical visits are complimentary for participants of ACLAB12.
For accompany person, there will be a charge of RM50 per person for joining the technical visit.
Please note that the ACLAB12 organizer will not bear the entrance fees for the Semenggoh Orang Utan trip.

Please register before 15th September 2022 as we have limited slots for these visits.

Please register here

ITINERARY / PROGRAMME

semenggoh

SEMENGGOH ORANG UTAN TRIP

Group 1 : Depart at 7.00 am ( max 40 pax )

Group 2 : Depart at 7.30 am ( max 40 pax )

Pick up at 7.00 am / 7.30 am from BCCK and depart to the Orang Utan centre and be there for the feeding at 9 am. Over 20 rehabilitated and locally born orang-utans roam this forest reserve and many still return for extra feeding at the stations.

Transfer back and drop off at BCCK

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Upon arrival at the main entrance, delegates MUST scan their My-Sejahtera and check their temperature before entering.
  • All participants need to list their name/passport number and pass to AAB team/Guide who are in charge for each bus for entrance arrangement at Semenggoh Orang Utan the day before trip.
  • Entrance Fees:

           Adult: RM 5.00 (Local) / RM 10.00 (Foreigner)
           Child age 6-18 years old: RM 2.00 (Local) / RM 5.00 (Foreigner). Children below 6 years old is free.

  • Shuffle Fees for Semenggoh Orang Utan: RM10.00 per person (return transfer)

SARAWAK BIODIVERSITY CENTRE (SBC) TRIP

Group 3 : Depart at 8.15 am ( max 40 pax )

Group 4 : Depart at 9.15 am ( max 40 pax )

Pick up at 8.15 am / 9.15 am from BCCK and depart for Sarawak Biodiversity Centre for a site visit.

Transfer back and drop off at BCCK

Itinerary

Group 1

DelegatesPick-up TimeProgram/ActivityRemark
Group 17.00am

Pick up from BCCK transfer to Semenggoh Orang Utan

*approx. 20 minutes transfer to/from entrance park

  • All delegates have to standby at BCCK 30 minutes before departure.
  • Delegates are to be advised to have early breakfast
  

 IMPORTANT NOTES

*Upon arrival at the main entrance, delegates MUST check the temperature.

10.00amDepart back to BCCK
  • As the timing back is the peak hour, the transfer will take about 2 hours depending on the traffic.

*PIC – Person in-charge

Group 2

DelegatesPick-up TimeProgram/ActivityRemark
Group 27.30am

Pick up from BCCK transfer to Semenggoh Orang Utan

*approx. 20 minutes transfer to/from entrance park

  • All delegates have to standby at BCCK 30 minutes before departure.
  • Delegates are to be advised to have early breakfast
  

IMPORTANT NOTES

*Upon arrival at the main entrance, delegates MUST check their temperature.

10.30amDepart back to BCCK
  • As the timing back is the peak hour, the transfer will take about 2 hours depending on the traffic.

Group 3

DelegatesPick-up TimeProgram/ActivityRemark
Group 308.15am

Pick up from BCCK transfer to SBC

  • All delegates have to standby at BCCK 30 minutes before departure.
  

 IMPORTANT NOTES

*Upon arrival at the main entrance, delegates MUST scan their my-sejahtera

11.15amDepart back to BCCK
  • As the timing back is the peak hour, the transfer will take about 2 hours depending on the traffic.

*PIC – Person in-charge

Group 4

Delegates Pick-up Time Program/Activity Remark
Group 4 09.15am

Pick up from BCCK transfer to SBC

  • All delegates have to standby at BCCK 30 minutes before departure.
   

 IMPORTANT NOTES

*Upon arrival at the main entrance, delegates MUST scan their my-sejahtera

12.15am Depart back to BCCK
  • As the timing back is the peak hour, the transfer will take about 2 hours depending on the traffic.

*PIC – Person in-charge

Themes

Industrial and regulatory approval of probiotics

Scope: Clinical trials, design and guidelines, quality control of manufacturing, regulatory approval of probiotics

Next-generation and innovation of LAB

Scope: New preparation and innovation of LAB

Metabolism of LAB

Scope: Biochemistry and fermentation process of LAB

Molecular genetics of LAB

Scope: Genetics and genomics analysis of LAB

Food and agriculture-based LAB

Scope: Role of probiotics in food and agriculture productivity

LAB and host interactions 

Scope: LAB interaction in gut and beyond

Taxonomy of LAB

Scope: Identification and classification

Terms and Conditions of Registration:

  1. All fees are to be paid in full upon registration. The fees will cover the two full-day conference from 11 – 12 October 2022.  
  2. Any data collected from the participants will be used by the organiser only during the period of this event, unless prior consent has been given by the participant.
  3. Please refer to the cancellation policy for any cancellation inquiries.
  4. Substitutions can be made at any time throughout this event
  5. The organiser reserves the right to make alterations, changes, and postponements to the programme, venue & timings.
  6. The organiser shall not be held responsible for views expressed by speakers, sponsors, and/or exhibitors.
  7. The organiser will not be held liable for any loss during the conference.

Registration Refund and Return Policy

  1. Please email the secretariat at [email protected] for cancellation request.
  2. Registration cancelled before 1st August 2022 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. Refund is subject to a 10% administrative fee.
  3. Registration cancelled after 1st August 2022 is not eligible for a refund. Registration fee may be transferred to another individual; payment invoice for the new registration will be revised to reflect the new registrant.
  4. ACLAB12 reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule events due to government restrictions or unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation of ACLAB12, full refund will be made within 14 days via the same method payment was made unless requested otherwise

Important Dates

18th March 2022Opening of registration and abstract submission
31st August 2022Closing of abstract submission
Closing of the application for the Young Investigator Award
Before 1st August 2022Registration cancelled before 1st August 2022 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. Refund is subject to a 10% administrative fee.
After 1st August 2022Registration cancelled after 1st August is not eligible for a refund.
Registration fee may be transferred to another individual; payment invoice for the new registration will be revised to reflect the new registrant
15th September 2022Notification of the decision for the Young Investigator Award
30th September 2022Closing of registration and payment

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ACLAB12 is Supported by

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Sponsor opportunities

The ACLAB12 2022 organiser welcomes the support of companies and organisations with interest to contribute to the betterment of the science and technology field of lactic acid bacteria. Sponsors are exposed to benefits such as branding and networking opportunities.

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