Global Agri-Food
Scientific Symposium

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Date & Time:

21 – 22 November 2024 (Thurs & Fri) 9:00am – 5:30pm

Venue:

Level 3 Jasmine Ballroom at Sands Expo & Convention Centre

The event aims to bring together researchers, scientists and technology providers to encourage the exchange of knowledge and catalyse scientific discussions amongst those with an interest in the food ecosystem. This platform serves to advance cutting edge science, technology and innovation, and foster collaboration to build agri-food capabilities for climate-resilient and sustainable food ecosystems. 

TIME PROGRAMME AGENDA
8:30am - 9:30am
Registration
9:30am - 9:40am Opening Address

9:40am - 10:20am Keynote

The Next Frontiers of Genetic Improvement in Aquaculture

Professor Ross Houston
Director of Genetics and Innovation, Benchmark Genetics
10:20am - 10:50am Tea Break
TRACK 1: Aquaculture
10:50am - 11:30am Keynote

Advancement Needs in Intensive Aquaculture with More Focus on Disease Prevention

Professor Patrick Sorgeloos
Emeritus Professor, Ghent University
11:30am – 11:50am Technical presentation

Efforts towards a green and sustainable aquaculture: Haid’s practices and solutions

Dr Jian Wang
Vice President, Haid Research Institute
11:50am – 12:10pm Technical presentation

Precision Modelling of Feed Intake: Reducing Overfeeding for Sustainable Aquaculture

Dr Richard Le Boucher
Research Director, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
12:10pm – 12:30pm Technical presentation

Revolutionising Tropical Species Aquaculture: Disease Prevention and Growth Enhancement through Cutting Edge Biotech Solutions Delivered Orally

Dr Rishita Changede
CEO and Co-founder of TeOra
The Liveability Challenge 2023 Food and Nutrition Track Winner
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
TRACK 2: Agriculture
2:00pm - 2:40pm Keynote

Optimising Light Conditions of Pak Choi in Vertical Farms

Professor Leo Marcelis
Professor/Chairholder Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University and Research
2:40pm - 3:00pm
Keynote

Breeding of Indoor Farming Crops

Professor Yu Hao
Professor and Head, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
3:20pm – 3:40pm Technical presentation

Developing Seed Breeding Protocols for Staple Crops in Plant Factory with Artificial Light

Professor Tao Li
Professor at Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
3:40pm – 4.00pm Technical presentation

Improving Sustainability of Urban Farming: From Growth Media to Whole Plant Sensing

Professor Ng Kee Woei
Associate Professor & Associate Chair (Research), School of Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
4:00pm – 4:20pm Technical presentation

Latest Advancement and Future of Plant Factory Innovations towards Sustainable Well-being Societies

Dr Eri Hayashi
President, Japan Plant Factory Association
4:20pm - 4:40pm Tea Break (Research Poster Exhibition)

Programme Agenda DAY 2 (22 NOVEMBER 2024)

TIME PROGRAMME AGENDA
Track 3: Future Foods
9:30am - 10:10am
Keynote

Professor Jay D. Keasling
Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Tea break
10:40am - 11:20am
Keynote

TBC
11:20am – 11:40am Technical presentation

Development and Safety Assessment of Cell Lines for Cultivated Meat: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr Andy Tan
Principal Scientist and Group Leader, Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), A*STAR
11:40am – 12:00pm Technical presentation

Crafting Plant-based Meat Delights: A Scientific Exploration of Nutritionally Balanced and Texturally Enhanced Meat Analogues

Dr Chiang Jie Hong
Senior Scientist, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), A*STAR
12:00pm – 12:20pm Technical presentation

Feeding the Future: The Impact of R&D in Elevating Cricket Protein to Market Standards

Mr Nam Dang
Co-founder & CEO, Cricket One
The Liveability Challenge 2024 Food and Nutrition Track Winner
12:20pm – 1:40pm Lunch
Track 4: Nutrition and Food Safety
1:40pm - 2:20pm
Keynote

The Healthy Future of Future Foods

Professor David Cameron-Smith
Head of Department (Nutrition), Singapore Institute for Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), A*STAR
2.20pm – 3:00pm
Technical presentation

The Assessment of Aflatoxin Dietary Exposure, and its Relationship to the Prevention of Child Malnutrition

Professor Yun Yun Gong
Professor, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds
3:00pm – 3:20pm
Technical presentation

New Features in AllerCatPro for Food Protein Allergenicity Assessments

Dr Sebastian Maurer-Stroh
Executive Director, Bioinformatics Institute (BII), A*STAR
3:20pm - 3:40pm
Technical presentation

Plant-Based Diets: A Local Perspective on Knowledge, Barriers and Demands

Dr Claire Louise Pettit
Associate Professor, Health and Social Sciences Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology
3:40pm – 4:10pm Tea Break
4:10pm – 5:00pm Scientific Panel Discussion
5:30pm – 7:00pm Networking cocktail


2024 Speaker Lineup

Patrick Sorgeloos,Emeritus Professor, Ghent University

Patrick Sorgeloos


Emeritus Professor, Ghent University

SIAW 2024 speaker

Ross Houston

Director of Genetics and Innovation, Benchmark Genetics

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Jian Wang

Vice President, Haid Research Institute

Rishita Changede

CEO and co-founder of TeOra 

Leo Marcelis

Professor/Chairholder Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University and Research

siaw 2024 speaker

Yu Hao

Professor and Head, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

siaw 2024 speaker

Ng Kee Woei

Associate Professor & Associate Chair (Research), School of Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Li Tao

Professor, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Jay D. Keasling

Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

siaw 2024 speaker

Andy Tan

Principal Scientist and Group Leader, Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), A*STAR

siaw 2024 speaker

Chiang Jie Hong

Senior Scientist, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), A*STAR

Nam Dang

Cofounder & CEO, Cricket One

David Cameron-Smith

Head of Department (Nutrition), Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), A*STAR

siaw 2024 speaker

Claire Louise Pettitt

Associate Professor, Health and Social Sciences Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Sebastian Maurer-Stroh

Executive Director, Bioinformatics Institute (BII), A*STAR

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Richard Le Boucher

Research Director, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

Photo of Eri Hayashi

Eri Hayashi

President, Japan Plant Factory Association

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Yun Yun Gong

Professor, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds

*Agenda, speakers and panelists are subjected to changes

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