Keynote Speakers

Wooki Kim, PhD

Wooki Kim, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Food and Nutrition
Yonsei University
Seoul, Korea

Dr. Wooki Kim is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. in Nutrition Immunology from the Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition at Texas A&M University, USA, from 2004 to 2008, under the co-advisement of Dr. Robert Chapkin and Dr. David McMurray. His doctoral research focused on investigating the immunomodulatory effects of dietary fish oil and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on T-cell signaling. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Kim completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, from 1995 to 2002.

Dr. Kim has accumulated extensive professional experience in academia and research. He has held various academic positions, including Professor and Associate Professor in the Departments of Food Science and Biotechnology at Kyung Hee University, Korea, from 2012 to 2024. He also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University, USA, from 2010 to 2012, under the co-advisement of Dr. Charles Parkos and Dr. Timothy Denning. Additionally, he completed another Postdoctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M University, USA, from 2008 to 2009, under the advisement of Dr. Robert Chapkin.

Dr. Kim’s research interests lie at the intersection of nutrition, immunology, and food science, with a focus on investigating the health-promoting properties of various food compounds and their impact on inflammatory responses, oxidative stress, and metabolic disorders. He has contributed significantly to scientific literature with numerous research papers published in reputable journals. Some of his notable publications include studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of dietary compounds such as trehalose, ginsenosides, and turmeric, as well as investigations into the modulation of mitochondrial respiration and cytokine production in immune cells.

In recognition of his scholarly achievements, Dr. Kim has received several prestigious awards and honors throughout his career. These include the Kyung Hee Fellowship in Education (2022), the Academic Advance Award from the Korean Society for Food Science and Technology (2017), and the Young Scientist Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology (2011), among others. He is an active member of various professional organizations, including the Korean Society of Food Science and Technology and the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Kim also serves in editorial roles for several scientific journals, demonstrating his commitment to advancing research in his field and contributing to the scientific community through scholarly dissemination and leadership.

Dr. Jungbin Song

Dr. Jungbin Song

Assistant Professor
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Oriental Medical Doctor Department of Herbal Medicine
College of Oriental Medicine, Kyunghee University

Jungbin Song is an accomplished academic and medical professional, serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Herbal Medicine at Kyunghee University’s College of Oriental Medicine. With a distinguished background in Oriental Medicine, she holds the esteemed titles of Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Oriental Medical Doctor. Throughout her career, Jungbin Song has demonstrated a profound commitment to advancing the field of Oriental Medicine through research, education, and clinical practice. Her expertise encompasses various aspects of traditional Eastern healing modalities, including herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal pharmacology.

As an Assistant Professor, Jungbin Song plays a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of Oriental Medicine practitioners. She is deeply invested in educating and mentoring students, imparting both theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for success in this specialized field. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Jungbin Song is actively engaged in clinical practice, where she applies her expertise to provide holistic healthcare solutions to patients. Her compassionate approach and dedication to patient care have earned her respect and admiration within the medical community.

Jungbin Song’s contributions to Oriental Medicine extend beyond the classroom and clinic. She is an avid researcher, continually exploring new avenues for enhancing the efficacy and understanding of traditional healing practices. Her research interests span a wide range of topics, including herbal medicine formulations, acupuncture techniques, and integrative approaches to healthcare. With her multidimensional expertise and unwavering dedication to advancing Oriental Medicine, Jungbin Song stands as a respected figure in the field. Through her teaching, clinical practice, and research endeavors, she continues to make meaningful contributions to the promotion and preservation of traditional healing practices in contemporary healthcare settings.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dr. Nupurdji A. Taslim, MD., MPH., SP.G(K)

Prof. Dr. Nupurdji A. Taslim, MD., MPH., SP.G(K)

Hasanuddin University

Plenary Speech Title: “Micro-nutritional deficiency”

Assoc. Prof. Nelly Mayulu, M.D., M.Si., Ph.D

Assoc. Prof. Nelly Mayulu, M.D., M.Si., Ph.D

Medical Faculty of Sam Ratulangi University

Plenary Speech Title: “Nutrition and Food Science Research”

Assoc. Prof. Nelly Mayulu is a lecturer, Medical Doctor and Food & Clinical Nutrition Scientist with experience in Food Sciences, Nutrition, and Public Health Medicine. She completed her PHD in Medical Science at Hasanuddin University, Indonesia. She is a working as a reviewer in International Peer- reviewed, Refereed Journals, and Open Access Journal. Also, she is a scientific advisor and a webinar speaker in Global Obesity Awareness for Longevity & Svelte. He was the Head of Department of Food & Clinical Nutrition from 1995 – 2007 and from 2014 – 2018. She was the Head of Nursing Program from January 2007 – 2012 and a lecturer Midwifery from 1995 – 2007 and from 2014 – 2018. Her expertise areas are Food Sciences, Clinical Nutrition, Obesity and Non-communicable diseases and Epidemiology. Also, she has taken part in number of global conferences and events.

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