I am Prof. Se-Kwon Kim, Ph.D, is presently working as a Research advisor of Kolmar Korea Company and Distinguished Professor in Korea Maritime and Ocean University. I am trying to explore the utilization of marine based materials for food application from the last four decades.I worked as distinguished Professor at Department of Marine Bio Convergence Science and Technology and Director of Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. I have received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Pukyong National University and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Later, I became a visiting scientist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and University of British Colombia in Canada. I have served as president of the ‘Korean Society of Chitin and Chitosan’ in 1986-1990, and the ‘Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology’ in 2006-2007. To the credit for his research, I won the best paper award from the American Oil Chemists’ Society In 2002. I was also the chairman for ‘7th Asia-pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium’, which was held in South Korea in 2006. I was the chief-editor in the ‘Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science’ during 2008-2009. In addition, I am the board member of International Society of Marine Biotechnology Associations (IMBA) and International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Food (ISNFF). To this date, he has authored around 850 research papers, 70 books, and 120 patents.
Dr. Hackney’s research focus is on endocrine and metabolic responses to physical stress (e.g., exercise). He directed research for the Department of Defense into the human endocrine and metabolic adaptations associated with chronic cold exposure in humans. He conducts research on how reproductive steroid hormones are modulated by the stress of physical exercise. He is the author of more than 100 publications in the exercise physiology and endocrinology area. Dr. Hackney teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in basic human physiology and exercise physiology. He lectures in the medical school on biochemistry and endocrinology. Dr. Hackney is a member of Sigma Xi, American College of Sports Medicine, Southeast American College of Sports Medicine and Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology. Currently, he is an external reviewer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition division, the National Academy of Sciences-Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Army, Department of Defense. Dr. Hackney is a two time recipient of Fulbright Scholar awards, one in Medical Sciences (in Lithuania) and one in Public Health (in Poland). He currently serves as the Assistant Chairman of the Department of Exercise & Sport Science.
Dr. Jasminka Z. Ilich is registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN). She completed her PhD at the Ohio State University and the University of Zagreb, in Medicinal Sciences and her MS at University of Utah in Foods and Nutrition. She has recently identified a new syndrome: a triad of bone loss, muscle loss and adipose tissue expansion in older individuals and termed it “osteosarcopenic obesity syndrome”. This syndrome is now recognized as one of the major impairments of older population. Dr. Ilich has over 300 published papers/book chapters/abstracts and is on editorial board/or reviewer in reputable journals.