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Scientific Program - Keynote Speaker

 

Aerospace & Mechatronics

"Austrian Space"
Dr. KLAFFENBÖCK, Elisabeth
Agency for Space and Aeronautics, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Dr. Klaffenböck is an Expert on Industrial Policy in the Aeronautics and Space Agency (ALR) of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). She has graduated from Vienna University of Technology with LEO orbit determination using laser distance measurements, and then continued her PhD research in the same university on the GNSS navigation technology area. Since 2004, she is working in the Austrian Research Promotion Agency in the domain of the Space and Aeronautics of Austria. She was in charge of the Satellite Navigations and served as the president of the Austrian Institute of Navigation between 2006 and 2010. In EKC2014, as an invited keynote speaker, she elaborates the Austrian Space Policy and Strategy as well as potential international cooporations with countries such as Korea.

Architecture

"The Language of the Expressionist Architecture with Hans Pölzig (1869-1936)"
Mr. RHEE, Eonuh
Indarti Associates, London, UK
Eonuh Rhee was born in Seoul, 1945. He studied architecture at Seoul National University with BA & MA and also at Architectural Association School of Architecture (1976-1981) in London, UK. He held a professorship in Korea until 1976 before London. He worked and travelled over Europe and Africa for a few corporations’ assignment. His last corporational engagement was as CEO of a German Engineering Co. in Leipzig for 5 years until January 2001. Returning back to London, he set up own consulting office and also delivers lectures mainly on architecture and its history. He has keen interest in the development of Science and Technology, arts and Asian history. He has produced a number of papers and has lecture tours, especially, for Korean universities, the other institutions & Society.

Biological and Medical Science

"Regulation on Biomedical Research: Introduction to Korean Bioethics and Safety Act 2013"
Dr. LEE, Ilhak
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Dr. Ilhak Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Ethics, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. After studying medicine and receiving clinical training in Severance Hospital, he developed his career in Medical Ethics by obtaining Masters and PhD degree from Yonsei University in 2005 and 2010, respectively. After working as a Research Associate at the Catholic Medical School, Seoul, Korea in 2007 - 2010, he moved to work as a senior research fellow at the Biomedcal Ethic Policy Research Institute in 2010-2011. He became an assistant professor at Yonsei in 2012. He published in numerous journals and authored books and editorials on the topic of Medical Ethics in Korea.
"Genome editing in cells and whole organisms with programmable nucleases"
Prof. KIM, Jin soo
Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science & Dept of Chemistry, Seoul National University
Dr. Jin-Soo Kim is the director of Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science, and Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. After his BSc and MSc degree from Dept. of Chemistry, Seoul National University, he obtained his PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1994. He then worked as a Research Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/MIT. Returning to Korea in 1997, he became a Principal Investigator at the Samsung Biomedical Research Institute. In 1999, he became the CEO and CSO of ToolGen, Inc. He took the position of an assistant Professor in Seoul National University in 2005. His research interests are genome engineering/editing via programmable nucleases, which can be used for nuclease-mediated gene/cell therapy. He also works on functional genomics via genome-scale libraries of engineered nucleases.
"EGFR signaling networks in cancer development"
Prof. SIBILIA, Maria
Institute for Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna
Professor Maria Sibilia graduated from University of Pavia in 1989 and obtained her PhD in 1992. She received postdoctoral trainings at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria and became Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology, DIAID, University of Vienna Medical School in 1999. She received the venia docendi for Molecular Biology and Genetics in 2002. Since 2007, she has been full Professor of Cellular and Molecular Tumor Biology at the Medical University of Vienna. In 2010, she was appointed as Head of the Institute for Cancer Research (Internal Medicine). She received, among others, the Habilitation prize of the City of Vienna, the Otto Kraupp Prize for the best Habilitation in Austria for 2003, and the Alois Sonnleitner Prize of the Austrian Academy of Science for outstanding achievements in cancer research. In 2012 she has been elected as a EMBO member and 2013 as corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She is a member of various professional biomedical research boards such as the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and head of the PhD program “Inflammation and Immunity”.
"Health Technology R&D situation and future development plan of South Korea "
Mr. PARK, Noh hyun
Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)
Professor Noh-Hyun Park is a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine (SNUCM) and an Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist. He obtained his Masters and PhD degrees at SNUCM in 1989 and 1995, respectively. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF, USA, until 1996. He was a exchange professor at UCLA, USA in 1999-2001. He was the Assistant Minister for Planning and Coordination at SNUCM in 2007-2010. Since 2012, he has been serving as the General Director of Bureau of Health, R&D Planning and Budget Management at the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI). In 2013, he became the Multi-ministry Joint Special Member of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning in Korea.
"Genome variations for personalized medicine"
Dr. KIM, Hyung tae
Macrogen, Seoul, Korea
Dr. Hyung-Tae Kim is CEO of Macrogen Inc., a Korean Biotech company. He received a BSc in Biotechnology from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1986 and a PhD in Genetics from George Washington University, Washington, USA in 1997. He has research experience working at National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in USA and then Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Japan, before he joined Macrogen in 2000as CEO. Macrogen has developed and commercialized innovative technologies for genetic analysis, such as 'Super Alcohol Bacteria', a congenital disorder diagnosis kit and a xenotransplant mouse model (MGenbio Inc.). Currently, Macrogen has branches in USA, Japan and Europe providing gene analysis service to more than 60 countries worldwide and produced publications in major scientific journals including Nature Biotech, Nature Genetics and Nature.

Energy and Environment

"Global Marine Trends 2030"
Prof. CHENG, Fai
Lloyd’s Register, UK
Dr Cheng is the Head of Research and Technology of Lloyd’s Register, responsible for long term research, technology innovation and the development of future scenarios. Primary activities include collaborative research and the development of relationships with research communities world-wide. Dr Cheng joined Lloyd’s Register in 1984 and he has held various senior executive roles in the last fourteen years. He sits on a number of influential UK, EU and industry committees providing advices on research direction and funding priorities. Dr Cheng is Fellows of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and of the Institute of Marine Engineers Scientist and Technologies. He is visiting Professors to the University of Strathclyde and the University of Southampton.

Natural Science

"Regulation on Biomedical Research: Introduction to Korean Bioethics and Safety Act 2013"
Dr. LEE, Ilhak
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Dr. Ilhak Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Ethics, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. After studying medicine and receiving clinical training in Severance Hospital, he developed his career in Medical Ethics by obtaining Masters and PhD degree from Yonsei University in 2005 and 2010, respectively. After working as a Research Associate at the Catholic Medical School, Seoul, Korea in 2007 - 2010, he moved to work as a senior research fellow at the Biomedcal Ethic Policy Research Institute in 2010-2011. He became an assistant professor at Yonsei in 2012. He published in numerous journals and authored books and editorials on the topic of Medical Ethics in Korea.

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