Special Sessions
DR. MCBETH, David
Research and Knowledge Exchange Servics, The University of Strathclyde
David McBeth has led RKES, formerly Research & Innovation since 2003. Prior to that, he spent four years as Deputy Director & Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Manager with responsibility for all Strathclyde's IPR management and licensing activity. He has a special interest in the role of Higher Education Institutes in economic development, and in innovative ways of improving this. This approach is evident in the Directorate’s work in the area of enterprise and commercialsiation, in particular Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network and its associated initiatives and programmes. He is also the current Vice-Chair of AURIL, the UK’s premier knowledge transfer association, and uses this role to promote the Higher Education sector’s contribution to politicians and policy makers at UK level.
MR. PARK, Cheonkyo
KIAT Europe Office
Mr PARK Cheonkyo is the director of KIAT Europe office. From Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2016 he was a Principal Researcher at KIAT. He has also worked as Specialist at MKE (Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Senior Researcher at IITA (Institute for Information Technology Advancement) and Researcher at ETRI (Electronic Telecommunication Research Institute).
MR. WEI JAN WANG,
Innovation Office, Chalmers University of Technology
Mr. Wang works as an Innovation Advisor at Chalmers University supporting the utilization of research results. His previous professional experience include working in a business incubator and in the finance industry.
Opportunities for Korean and European Researchers to cooperate
MR. ANDRéE, Dan
Vinnova
Dan Andree is a Senior Advisor to the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and to the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research with specific tasks related to European Research and Innovation Policy. He has more than 30 years’ of professional experience whereof more than 10 years’ of management at high level from being director of two governmental agencies. He has written two books about the Framework programme. He represents Sweden in several Committees such as the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC). He has been the Chair of EUs Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation (SFIC). Earlier in his career he was a researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in Optimisation and Systems Theory. He has worked for industry in Soviet Union, India and Israel. He has been Science Counsellor at the Swedish Embassy in London.
Role over time of science for future development
MR. JOHNSSON, Mats
Swedish ministry for Education and Research
Mats Johnsson is Senior Advisor at the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research with specific tasks related to Research Policies, Arctic and Antarctic affairs. On the international areana he represents Sweden in the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, The European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure ESFRI, the Strategy Group for Human Resources and Mobility SGHRM and the two committees in OECD, The CSTP and the GSF. Earlier in his career he was a researcher at Lund university in Inorganic Chemistry, at the State University of New York in Physical chemistry, and in Oral Biology. He has work at the Natural Science Research Council and in teaching.
Autonomy and Responsibility of Science in Public Research
DR. PARK, Kibeom
Science and Technology Policy Institute, Korea
Kibeom Park is a fellow researcher of STEPI (Science and Technology Policy Institute of Korea) since 2005. After his 2 years of post-doctorate period at Weizmann Institute of Science of Israel, he worked in Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS). He also worked in private company, LG CNS Co. Ltd. as a Technology Strategy Team leader. His main research area is S&T Human Resources Policy Policy for basic science and research in university. He received his Ph.D in Physics from Seoul National University, Korea in 1998.
Science & Society
DR. PARK, Byeongwon
Science and Technology Policy Institute, Korea
Byeongwon Park studied in Seoul National University (SNU) for both of Bachelor’s degree in Science in Inorganic Materials, and Master’s degree in Inorganic Materials. He received his Ph.D. in Ceramics Professional Experience from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1998). He had post-doctorate study in Pacific Northwest National Lab.(PNNL) and Sandia National Lab.(SNL) of USA. Also worked in Korea Inst. S&T Evaluation and Planning(KISTEP) and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology(SAIT) of Korea. He is currently research fellow and group leader for Center for Strategic Foresight of STEPI (Science and Technology Policy Institute).
Brief history of EKWSEA
DR. SONG (JEUNG), Mi-young
EKWSEA/CHRU de Strasbourg
- MD at Seoul NU (1976) and at U. of Toulouse (1979). - Specialist Board in Radiodiagnostics in France (1982) and in S. Korea (1986). - Clinical professor at Strasbourg U. Hospital since 1994. - Founding president of Euro-Korean Women Scientists and Engineers Association (EKWSEA) since 2015.
Beyond the glass ceiling: Policy and plan of KOFWST
DR. YU, Myeong-hee
KOFWST/KIST
Dr. Myeong-Hee Yu is a principal research scientist at the Biomedical Research Institute of KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology). She is the President-elect of KOFWST. She also serves as the Co-chair of Bioeconomy Forum of KOFST. She has been recognized as both an excellent scientist and S&T policy maker. She received Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley (1981). After postdoctoral training at M. I. T. she returned to Korea and has spent over 30 years working on the structure-function relationship of the proteins. Dr. Yu has shown that genetic emphysema, a human disorder resulting from alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, is associated with a hepatic block in the protein folding process. Since July 2002 Dr. Yu had been the Director of Functional Proteomics Center, one of 21C Frontier R&D Initiatives of Ministry of Science and Technology, to build up national infrastructure of emerging proteomics technology. In July 2010 she was appointed as the Senior Secretary to the President of Korea for national future strategy, and had served the position till February 2013. Dr. Yu had been the President of KOGO (The Korean Genome Organization), The Korean Biophysics Society, and KSBMB (Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). She has earned numerous national and international awards including UNESCO-L’OREAL Award from UESCO (1998), Seoul City Cultural Award from Seoul City (2001), and Order of Science and Technology, Ungbi Medal, from Korean Government (2004). She was elected as one of 60 Women in 60 Years History of UNESCO (2006). She has been a member of The National Academy of Science and Technology since 2002 and a member of The National Academy of Engineering of Korea since 2014.
Kallmann syndrome and ciliopathy – an old problem and a new disease. Is there a new solution?
PROF. KIM, Soo hyun
St. George's Medical School, University of London
Dr. Soo-Hyun Kim is a cell biologist with a track record of research on the molecular genetics and cell signalling pathways of human developmental disorders. She received her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University, U.S.A. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (Cancer Research UK) and a Senior Research Fellow at UCL Medical School. She was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at St. George's Medical School, University of London in 2009.
Optofluidics for Life Science
DR. LEE, Sung sik
ETH Zurich
Sung Sik Lee received his PhD at Chem. Eng. in Seoul Nat’l Univ. He has been a senior scientist at ETH Zurich, initially as a postdoc with Prof. Luke Lee and then as an Oberassistent (Senior Scientist) with Prof. Matthias Peter. Currently, he is appointed as optofluidics unit head at ScopeM in ETH Zurich. His current research interests include integration of fluidics with state-of the art microscopy (super-resolution, TIRF, EM), Systems bioengineering, Cell signaling, Global health care (cardiovascular disease, viral infection), Viscoelastic microfluidics and microrheology.
Identification and Application of Molecular Targets of Phytochemicals for Human Wellness
PROF. LEE, Ki won
Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology
Ki Won Lee received PhD in Dept. of Agricultural Biotechnology at Seoul Nat’l Univ. (SNU) in 2004. After finishing his postdoc carrier with Prof. Zigang Dong, he became an assistant professor in Dept. of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Konkuk Univ. in 2006. Currently, he is an associate professor of the Dept. of Agricultural Biotechnology and the director of Wellness Emergence Center in the Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology at SNU.
Bioinspired Electrocatalyst for Artificial Photosynthesis
PROF. NAM, Ki tae
Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology
Dr. Nam has been an associate professor of the Materials Science and Engineering at the Seoul National University since 2010. He received the B.S degree and M.S degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, and the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the award “Outstanding PhD Thesis” in 2007. He worked as a postdoc at the Molecular Foundry in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Nano Delivery system in Food and Functional Food
PROF. PARK, Hyun jin
The Korean Academy of Sceince and Technology(KAST)
Fellow, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology A Ph.D. food process engineer who is responsible for teaching and developing courses in food engineering and food packaging. Research responsibilities are in broad area of food engineering with particular attention on biopolymer and/or degradable films, coatings and capsules production and application. Major researches are the preparation of micro and nano capsules for functional food ingredient delivery systems and mathematical modeling for prediction of gases or solutes diffusion through the films or capsules in systems. Education 1991 Ph. D., Food Engineering, The University of Georgia, U.S.A. 1987 M.S., Food Engineering, Korea University, Korea 1985 B.S., Food Technology in Korea University Honors and Awards 2016 International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) fellow 2015 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) fellow
Accumulative Charge Transfer for Artificial Photosynthesis
PROF. WHANG, Dong ryeol
Johannes Kepler University
Dong Ryeol Whang is an university assistant professor at Johaness Kepler University Linz, Austria. His research expertise and interests lie in the areas of artificial photosynthesis for solar fuel production. His research asset comprises catalysis for energy (fuel and chemicals) production combined with fine ligand synthesis, organometallic synthesis, density functional theory (DFT) based quantum chemical calculation, and analytical chemistry.