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ORGANIZED BY Universidad Autónoma de Occidente de Cali (Autonomous University of the West - Cali) Universidad de Caldas (University of the Province of Caldas) SENA - Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (National Higher Learning Service) REISHI COLOMBIA S.A.S Universidad Nacional de Colombia.(National University of Colombia) Co-organized by Chamber of Commerce of the City of Manizales DATE AND LOCATION The 8th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC8) will be held in Manizales, Colombia -Registration date: August 23, 2015 Local Organizing Committee Honorary Chairman: Prof. Shu-Ting Chang, Prof. Solomon P. Wasser Chairman: Prof. Carmenza Jaramillo Lopez General Coordination : Mrs. Maria Elena Jimenez and Mrs. Maria Helena Uribe CONFERENCE SITE The place of the conference is TERMALES EL OTOÑO HOTEL PROFESSOR SHU-TING CHANG PH.D Professor Shu-Ting Chang, Emeritus Professor of Biology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was Chairman of the Department of Biology from ; and was President of the Hong Kong Society of Microbiology ( ). Member of Executive Committee of International Society for Mushroom Science ( ); Professor Chang is now the Vice- President of World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products; and Director of Hong Kong Microbiological Resources Centre, sponsored by the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He is also the Director of the Centre for International Services to Mushroom Biotechnology under the aegis of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Editor of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. He was awarded a post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard University during , a Visiting Fellow at the University of Tokyo in 1969 and at the same time a Visiting Fellow of Australian National University (ANU) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) during and respectively. Honorary Visiting Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Wollongong University, NSW, Australia ( ). PROFESSOR SHU-TING CHANG -- An Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honour List (1994). -- Magnolia Silver Award from Shanghai Municipal People s Government, China (2004). -- Outstanding Researcher Award from World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products (2005). -- Fellow of the World Technology Network (WTN), USA, (2005). -- West Lake Friendship Award from Zhejiang Provincial People s Government, China (2008) -- Friendship Award from the Chinese Government, the country s highest award for foreign experts for their contributions to its economic and social development (2009). Professor Chang has authored or co-authored over 200 articles in scientific journals, and 21 books and booklets; which cover the fields of fungal genetics, mushroom biology, mushroom cultivation, medicinal mushroom products, and lignocellulosic biomass wastes management and utilization. Since 1977, Professor Chang has been associated with UN agents, e.g. UNESCO, UNU, UNIDO, FAO, and UNDP/UNOPS as a consultant on mushroom cultivation and mushroom products. Since 2000, Professor Chang has been invited twice by Commonwealth Secretariat in London to serve as a consultant on mushroom farming in Namibia. He has also been invited to conduct many training workshops/courses on mushroom biology and mushroom biotechnology all over the five continents. He has also been invited to serve as scientific adviser and honorary Professor for over 30 Research Institutes (e.g., Shanghai Institute of Edible Fungi), and Universities (e.g., Tsinghua [Qinghua] University, Beijing) in China. In Africa, Professor Chang has been honourably called as Mushroom Missionary travelling five continents, teaching mushroom biology. Professor Chang and his family have moved to Canberra, Australia after his retirement from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1995 SOLOMON P. WASSER PH.D. Biodiversity and taxonomy of Discomycetes (Ascomycetes) in Israel Biodiversity and taxonomy of Agaricacea s.l. in Israel Biodiversity and taxonomy of Aphyllophorales of Israel Biodiversity and taxonomy of Erysiphales of Israel Biodiversity and biology of Dead Sea fungi Anticancer, antioxidant, and radical scavenging activity of medicinal mushrooms Biotechnology of submerged cultivation of many medicinal mushrooms, including haploid strains of Tremella mesenterica, Ganoderma tsugae var. janieae, Pleurotus eryngii and P. ostreatus, Agaricus brasiliensis, Coprinus comatus. Immuno-modulating, cholesterol lowering, antidiabetic, antioxidant, and radical scavenging activities for world market dietary supplements Investigation of enzymatic activity of pure Basidiomycetes cultures from different ecological groups: cellulose-degrading enzymes, oxidative enzymes (laccase; peroxidase) and lipase PROF.SOLOMON P. WASSER Grants and Projects: FP7 project of EU: Biotechnology for the conversion of agro-industrial wastes into food, nutraceuticals, enzymes and novel biological active substances by medicinal mushrooms Chief Scientist-Ministry of Agriculture: Production of Food Supplements from Culinary Medicinal Mushrooms in Liquid Culture for the Israeli Market and Some for the International Market. Biotechnology and Cultivation of Culinary Medicinal Mushroom Fruit Bodies New to Israel and Rare in World Markets. Ministry of Science and Technology: Israel-Ukraine Title: Biotechnological investigations of food, dietary supplement, and polysaccharide production from culinarymedicinal mushrooms Alternative energy: Sustainable production of enzymes from Higher Basidiomycetes mushrooms for the bioconversion of agro-industrial waste to cellulosic ethanol. Biotechnology and Cultivation of Culinary Medicinal Mushroom Fruitbodies New to Israel and Rare in World Markets. Production of Food Supplements from Culinary Medicinal Mushrooms in Liquid Culture for the Israeli Market and Some for the International Market PROFESSOR PETER C.K. CHEUNG Professor Peter C.K. Cheung obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales in Australia and is the Director of the Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Cheung s research interest is on bioactive components in functional foods with a focus on the structure and function of dietary fiber, especially mushroom polysaccharides. He is the associate editor of Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fiber and editorial board members of 4 food science journals. He is the author of over 100 SCI publications including 2 books: Mushroom as Functional Foods and Handbook of Food Chemistry. HA WON KIM, PH.D Professor Ha Won Kim has been working on biologically active natural products, especially from fungi or mushrooms at the University of Seoul, Korea. Many of his research are focused on the intracellular signal transductions and molecular biology oriented works and already has many papers. He is the authors of the immunology or mushroom books such as Cancer Arresting Phellinus Mushroom (Seoul, pp. 232, 2006) and Cancer, Don t Worry Any More: Beta-glucan Therapy (Seoul, pp. 153, 2003). His major research working area is development of the anticancer compounds from mushrooms and he has many papers on the action mechanisms of the anti-cancer compounds. As his major background is microbiology and immunology, he is also working on the Dectin-1 beta-glucan receptor signal transduction in the macrophage by using immunomodulating beta-glucan from medicinal mushrooms. More recently he is trying to work on relationship between obesity and inflammation. His laboratory is well equipped with modern experimental facilities such as FACS, ultracentrifuge, HPLC-Mass, ELISA, tissue culture system, western blot system and gene cloning. HIROKAZU KAWAGISHI Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, 836 Ohya, Shizuoka , Japan EDUCATION: Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University Awarded the degree of BSc in agriculture Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University Awarded the degree of MSc in agriculture Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University Awarded the degree of Ph.D. POSITION HELD SINCE GRADUATION: Research Associate at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University Visiting researcher at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA Professor at the Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University 2011-present Leading Researcher of Shizuoka University 2013-present Professor at the Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, Shizuoka University AWARD: 1994 The Japan Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry Award for the Encouragement of Young Scientists, The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, Bio-organic Chemical and Biochemical Study on Cell-Function Regulating Substances from Mushroom JOHN C. HOLLIDAY Mycology: Formed Mushrooms Maui, a culinary mushroom cultivation company in 1997, Cultivating exotic species of medicinal and gourmet mushrooms. Sold this company to Aloha Medicinals Inc. in Jan 2000 Director of Research for Aloha Medicinals Inc. since Jan. 2000, responsible for all aspects of cultivating over 4000 species of medicinal fungi Mar 2002 to June 2007 Managing Director and Director of Research of Pacific Myco Products division of Aloha Medicinals Inc. in Santa Cruz, CA. July 2007 to present President and Director of Research for Aloha Medicinals Inc. at their main research and manufacturing facility in Carson City, NV, Which has a monthly production capacity in excess of 400,000 kgs per month of finished mushroom products, making this the largest medicinal mushroom production facility in the world. This equates to more than sixteen million bottles of health supplements per month. This plant currently produces more than 50% of the total Cordyceps consumed in the world. Feb 2002 to Present Managing Director of the AMI Mycology Culture Bank, a unique collection of over 11,000 cultures of medicinally and industrially important fungal strains. Misc. Data: He first became interested in growing mushrooms in As a hobby, he cultivated many varieties of mushrooms from 1976 until 1997, at which time he started a company called Mushrooms Maui. Managing this company became his full time job, until he sold this company to Aloha Medicinals, Inc in Jan As President and Director of Research at Aloha Medicinals, he is responsible for the acquisition of rare Medicinal Mushroom strains, their cultivation, and research into the medicinal properties of the mushrooms. Aloha Medicinals has brought onto the market more than 60 different Medicinal Mushroom formulations since 2000, several of which have received drug approval in various countries. As Director of Research for Aloha Medicinals Inc, he was and is responsible for the design and conduct of several Human Clinical Trials, including a very successful trial using one of Aloha Medicinals formulations (Immune-Assist Critical Care Formula ) in the treatment of advanced stages of Cancer. He was also responsible for another extremely successful clinical trial with the same product for the treatment of Hepatitis and another trial on Alcoholic Liver Disease, as well as a clinical trial conducted in Ghana, Africa, testing our third-generation Medicinal Mushroom formulation (Immune-Assist 247 ) for the treatment and control of HIV/AIDS. This trial showed HIV to be a manageable disease when caught in the early stages. In this trial, patients testing positive for HIV but who still have a high T-cell counts are given Immune-Assist 247 daily, to keep the T-cell count from declining, and thereby extending the period of time before a compromise of the immune system occurs and therapy with antiretroviral drugs must begin. This may very well herald in an entirely new way to treat this dreaded disease, using a low cost, non-toxic medication to manage HIV, making this a manageable disease in much the same way that diabetes is managed with the use of insulin. This could dramatically change the long-term outlook for HIV patients worldwide. In April of 2002, Aloha Medicinals Inc. took over operation of the oldest mushroom research company on the West Coast of the United States, formerly Stoller Research Lab. This facility, which has been in continuous research and production of mushroom products since 1955, has been completely re-tooled and re-organized to maximize the production of specific medicinal compounds from mushrooms, specializing in Cordyceps sinensis. He is presently managing the operations at the Aloha Medicinals Inc. research and manufacturing facility in Nevada and oversee the production of all the raw materials for Aloha Medicinals line of medicinal and health supplement products, as well as supplying raw material into the research and nutraceutical fields for human and veterinary medicine. With his extensive background in mechanical engineering, and his extensive knowledge of fungal biology, he was able to design and built most of the equipment and infrastructure used in his unique production methodology. The combination of the unique production methods that he has developed, and the specific-application machinery which he has designed, is what makes Aloha Medicinals the major medicinal mushroom production company in the world today. Utilizing these new production methods, we are able to produce medicinal mushroom products that are not only of a greater consistency and potency than has ever been possible in the past, but also to produce these more cost effectively than any other bio-tech lab in the world. He has conducted several seminars on mushroom cultivation techniques, and presently act as a Mycology Consultant for the Government of Ghana, the Denman Island Forest Products Co-Op in Denman Island, Canada, and a large number of Culinary and Medicinal Mushroom production Companies. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, and is the peer-reviewer for a number of professional journals on Cordyceps and other medicinal fungi. He is the only Non-African ever to be elected to the Executive Committee of the African Society of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms (ASEMM). He is also Vice President of the International Society for Medicinal Mushrooms (ISMM) PROF. DR. ULRIKE LINDEQUIST Institute of Pharmacy / Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Germany CV Presently Greifswald Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology at the Institute of Pharmacy at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University , Director of the Institute of Pharmacy at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald 1996 Founding member of the Institute of Marine Biotechnology e.v. at the Biotechnikum Greifswald; chair C3 Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology at the Institute of Pharmacy at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt- University Greifswald 1988 Habilitation Untersuchungen zum immunsuppressiven Wirkstoff von Tricholoma populinum LGE Hungary and Finland Scientific staff at the Institute of Pharmacy at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, several research stays in 1977 Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.) PhD Thesis at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University in Greifswald under the supervision of Prof. Dr. E. Teuscher Untersuchungen zur Beeinflussbarkeit des Kontraktionszustandes isolierter und in vitro kultivierter Rattenaortenzellen durch glattmuskulär wirksame Pharmaka und zum Bindungsverhalten der Zellen für 3H-Dibenamin und 3H-Propranolol 1975 Diplom Thesis, Approbation Research Medicinal mushrooms: Bioactivities; Analytics and Quality control; Isolation and structure elucidation of novel compounds; European mushrooms Plants and fungi from ethnomedicine Marine biotechnology Plasma medicine Supervision of about 200 diploma thesis, more than 20 PhD thesis, and 4 habilitation thesis About 200 scientific publications, 2 books, about 30 monographs, about 20 patents/patent applications Memberships Member of the Kommission E at the Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel GIUSEPPE VENTURELLA Giuseppe Venturella was born in Palermo (Italy). He completed his University studies at the Agricultural Faculty of the University of Palermo (Italy) in He is currently member of the Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences of the University of Palermo as full Professor of Forest Botany and Mycology. In 2012 he was appointed as Coordinator of the graduate and postgraduate degrees of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Agroengineering and Environmental Redevelopment and Naturalistic engineering. From 1991 to 2000, G. Venturella was the Editorial manager of the international journals Flora Mediterranea and Bocconea. He was also member of the Scientific Committee of the International Foundation pro Herbario Mediterraneo. Since 1993 he has been scientific coordinator of research project funded by Italian government. Scientific coordinator of a C.N.R. bilateral project Italy/Greece. Member of the List of Consultees for the preparation of Important Plant Areas Site Selection Manual of Planta Europa. Coordinator of the Working Group for Mycology of the Italian Botanical Society (years ; ; ). Member of the Executive Committee of International Mycological Association ( ). Member of the editorial board of the international journal Mycologia Balcanica. Coordinator of the Working Group of Mediterranean Mycology within the European Mycological Association. The main current activities and research interests of G. Venturella could be summarized as follows: Ecology, systematics of hypogeous and epigeous fungi; biodiversity and conservation of macromycetes; mushroom breeding and cultivation, nutritional and medicinal value of macromycetes with particular reference to Pleurotus species. Ethnobotany, Forest Botany. Prof. Venturella is author of 254 scientific publication (139 on national and international scientific journals, 10 articles in scientific books, 11 monographs, 72 abstracts in international and national meetings, 19 as editor of books and/or scientific journals). BAOJUN (BRUCE) XU Dr. Xu, Associate Professor in Food Science Program of UIC, co-supervisor of doctoral student stationed in Hong Kong Baptist University-United International College Joint Institute of Research Studies (HKBU-UIC-JIRS), and Associate Director of UIC Key Lab -Laboratory for Health Promotion Mechanism of Medicinal Food and Folk Remedy. Dr. Xu received Ph.D from Department of Food Science in Chungnam National University, South Korea, in He conducted postdoctoral research work in Department of Cereal and Food Science in North Dakota State University in , followed by postdoctoral research work in Department of Veterinary Clinical in Purdue University, and Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation during He owns memberships of American Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), American Chemical Society (ACS), and senior membership of Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Xu is serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of Food Science and Human Wellness, Regional Editor of Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology; Editorial Board Members offood Science & Nutrition,International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences,Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, The Open Addiction Journal,The Open Nutraceuticals Journal,International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Food Sciences,Journal of Chem and Biochemistry World. He is also working as peer-reviewers for over 20 international English journals. During the past 15 years, over 70 peer-reviewed papers authored and co-authored by Dr. Xu have been published in the international journals. The papers have been widely cited. One of papers was cited 222 times so far. Due to the out
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