Professor Mark L. Wahlqvist was educated at Westbourne Park Primary School and Unley High School in Adelaide and at Adelaide and Uppsala Universities in Australia and Sweden, respectively. He is a Consultant Physician and has held chairs in Human Nutrition, Medicine, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine at Melbourne’s Deakin and Monash Universities and been Chair of Internal Medicine at Prince Henry’s Hospital, then the Monash Medical Centre, in Melbourne. He was President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences from 2001 to 2005. He was a member of the Melbourne group which drew up the inaugural constitution of the ANF, the Australian Nutrition Foundation. During his time as National Chair of the ANF (1995-2001), its re-badging as Nutrition Australia was realized. Nutrition Australia became the secretariat for FANO (the Federation of Australian Nutrition Organizations). He played a key role as Foundation Chair of the WMCACA (Weight Management Code Administration Council of Australia) for some 15 years and was a Board member of ANZFA, the Australian and New Zealand Food Authority (now FSANZ) and Foundation Chair of the Food Safety Council of Victoria. He chaired the Australian Academy of Science National Nutrition Committee (2002-2006). He has been Director of the APHNC (Asia Pacific Health & Nutrition Centre) at the MAI (Monash Asia Institute) and an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University, a Principal Investigator at the National Health Research Institute (NHRI) in Taiwan and Honorary Professor of Food & Nutrition Science of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition for most of its 22 year history and is currently Emeritus Professor at Monash University, Visiting Professor at NHRI and Honorary Professor at Deakin University. His ongoing research interests include eco-nutrition and food systems, migration and cross-cultural health, population health and ageing. He was awarded the Charlotta Medal of the Emigrant’s Research Institute in Sweden in 1994 for his contributions to migrant studies His achievements have been recognized by awards or honors from the Australian, British ,American, Chinese and Taiwanese Nutrition Societies, the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Australian Nutrition Foundation. On Australia Day, January 26th 2000, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). He and his first wife, Dr Soo Sien Huang, a fellow medical student and mother of his 2 children, Ingmar Wei-Tzu Wahlqvist and Kerstin Yih-Fen Wahlqvist, who died in 2004, married in Singapore in 1967. He has married again to Dr Meei-Shyuan Lee in Taiwan. He enjoys music of almost every kind, current affairs and understanding his grandparents through genealogy. He enjoyed his farm at Inverleigh in Victoria, Australia, for as long as he could. His grandchildren, Gustav Kang-Ming, Otto Yong-Ming, Oriane An-Yu and Malia Ai-Yu are his great hope. He has no religion but considers himself to be spiritual in his belief that there is a ‘connectedness’ between humans past, present and future, all earthly things and cosmological phenomena, which we have yet to understand.
Dr. Jacques Bindels is a trained Protein Biochemist and obtained his PhD in the Netherlands on the thesis structural studies on soluble eye lens proteins. In 1982 he entered the Nutrition Arena and worked for 6 years on human milk proteins and lipid components with Milupa Research in Germany. In 1988 he moved to Nutricia Research (The Netherlands) and became responsible for nutrition research into infant and clinical nutrition. In the 1990-ies he was involved in several innovations like HA formulas and products for preterms with AA and DHA and structured lipids Betapol/OPO. From 2000 till 2005 Dr. Bindels was a Professor on Nutrition during Growth and Development at Wageningen University. In this period the concept design for addressing nutritional management of babies with minor digestive problems was developed including clinical studies on adding of prebiotics to infant formulas. Dr. Bindels has published many articles in peer reviewed journals and a number of reviews and book chapters. He is a member of several professional societies like ESPGHAN and the Netherlands Nutritional Sciences Academy. As of 1 July 2006 he was appointed R&D Director Nutrition for Asia of Numico which became Danone-Nutricia Early Life Nutrition. His current title is Scientific Director R&D Asia Pacific. His main role is to initiate and support regional research collaborations and connect with the Research Hubs of Dumex and Danone-Nutricia ELN. In June 2011 he moved to Singapore to be closer to the Region.
Professor Mohammad Juffrie, was born on January 14, 1955. In 1980 until 1986, he was the Head of Health Centre in East Java. From 1986 until present, he has been a Lecturer in Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University. In 1999 until 2014, he was a Chairman of Interests Prodi S2 TROPMED in Medical Faculty, Gadjah Mada University. Prof. Juffrie is currently as the Director of PhD Program in Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University. He received his Medical degree in 1979 from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, completed his Pediatric residency in 1990 from Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, his PhD in Medicine in 2002 at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands and his Professor in 2010 at Gadjah Mada University. His research interest is about Child Health. He has > 40 international and national scientific publications and he is also participating in several professional organizations.
Badriul Hegar, was born on September 21, 1958. From 1995 until present, he has been a Staff Member in the Pediatric Gastrohepatology Division, Department of Child Health University of Indonesia. In 1995, he was a fellow in pediatric gastroenterology at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherland. In 1997, he received a fellowship in Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility at Free University of Brussels, Belgium. In 2002, he was appointed as Consultant in Pediatric Gastroenterology by Indonesia Pediatric Society. In 2011 he got his PhD in Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He was The President of Indonesian Pediatric Society from 2008 2014 and currently he is also participating in several professional societies. He received several awards from Indonesian Pediatric Society, Indonesia Medical Association, and University of Indonesia for research article. He has > 25 international scientific publications and > 40 national scientific publications.
Dr Widjaja Lukito serves as an Advisor to SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition under the auspices of the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization, University of Indonesia. He was the Director of the Center in the years 2004-2008. Since 2009, he has also been acting as the Coordinator (then Deputy of Coordinator into 2015) of the ongoing development of Human Nutrition Research Cluster, Medical Education and Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Lukito was appointed to the Secretary of Member of the Advisory Council of the President in the field of People’s Welfare, Indonesia, from 2010-2014 and is currently Chair of the Indonesian Danone Institute Foundation. Dr Lukito received his medical degree in 1986 from Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia and his PhD in Medicine in 1995 at the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include nutrition, aging and non-communicable diseases, and their linkages with metabolism. He is the Past-President of the Indonesia Clinical Nutrition Society, and the Past President of the Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society.
Safarina Golfiani Malik DVM, MS, PhD was graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, in 1987. She obtained her Master in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1995, and completed her PhD from the Departement of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 2001, on the topic of Human Disorder of Energy Transduction-Molecular Pathology. She worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University, from 1988-1994. She has joined the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in 1994 until now, and is Senior Research Fellow leading the Mitochondrial and life-style related diseases group at the Institute since 2010. Her research interests include mitochondrial genetics and dysfunction associated with non-communicable life-style related diseases, early life nutrition, and mechanism of bilirubin toxicity. She has presented her research in national and international meetings, and together with her collaborators, she has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals.