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A study of in vivo rat brain tumour model using a flexible multinuclear MR-PET system DR. CHOI, Chang-hoon Forschungszentrum Juelich Dr. Chang-Hoon Choi obtained his PhD in MRI Physics at the University of Aberdeen, UK in 2010 and worked for MR Solutions, UK until 2014. He is an MRI expert and has been working in Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany as a staff scientist since 2014. His research interests are MRI, MR-PET hardware, and applications using the systems. http://www.fz-juelich.de/inm/inm-4/EN/Forschung/MR-Physik/TeamHardware/_node.html Towards cellulose nanocrystal films with controlled selective reflection PROF. LAGERWALL, Jan University of Luxembourg Jan Lagerwall (M.Sc. Physics 1997; Ph.D. Materials Science, 2002) is professor in physics at University of Luxembourg. His research focuses on soft matter physics, chemistry and materials science, connecting liquid crystals with many other fields, from fiber spinning and microfluidics to art, architecture and security. The motivation ranges from the scientific beauty to the diverse application opportunities arising through cross fertilization with other disciplines. As postdoctoral researcher Jan worked with N. Clark (Boulder), G. Heppke (Berlin) and F. Giesselmann (Stuttgart). He previously held group leader positions at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and Seoul National University (Korea). https://wwwfr.uni.lu/universite/actualites/a_la_une/inaugural_lecture_by_prof_dr_jan_lagerwall Direct contact imaging device for Live cell monitoring & IVD MR. LEE, Jongmuk SOL Inc. Jongmuk Lee is a CEO and founder of company, SOL Inc. The R&D focus of company is on developing direct contact imaging system capable of live cell monitoring, Point-of-Care(POC), and In-vitro Diagnostics(IVDs). He joined KAIST KEPSI, Korea in 1996 as a senior researcher, where he worked until he joined Siliconfiles, Korea in 2006 as a principal researcher. Mr. Lee received the Minister award from Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea in 2015. He received IEC 1906 award from International Electrotechnical Commision(IEC) in 2017 and in same year, He received the Minister award from Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Korea. Sliding Tethered Ligands: lock and key interactions with a topological twist PROF. MARQUES, Carlos Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique http://www.ics-cnrs.unistra.fr/Mcube/spip.php?article217 Microparticles as a new platform of cell based assays PROF. PARK, Wook Kyung Hee University Prof. Park Wook earned a 2011 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (Biophotonics and nanoengineering), Seoul National University and he received Feb, 2012 President’s post-doctoral fellow at Seoul National University for 5 years. He became an Assistant professor at Kyung Hee University in 2012. His recent highlighted research topic is self-organization of maze-like structures via guided wrinkling (in Science advances (2017), where sophisticated three-dimensional (3D) structures found in nature as self-organized by bottom-up processes. He is particularly interested in a localized interface between micro-surfaces and cells using Microstructures. He uses 3D printers to fabricate 3D hydrogel microstructures, as well as hybridizes from the nanostructures to microstructure to mimic cellular environments. http://www.khu.ac.kr/eng/about/news_view.jsp?idx=457&iPage=1 A Study on Early Detection of Diseases Using Machine Learning DR. AHN, Insung Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information Insung Ahn took her first Ph.D. (Biotechnology) from Korea University in 2002, and earned her second Ph.D. (Public Health) from Seoul National University in 2007. Since she joined to the KISTI in 2002, she has been developing various kinds of bioinformatics tools for predicting future outbreak of disease. Dr. Ahn is also a team leader of governmental project named CEVI(Center for Convergent Research of Emerging Virus Infection). Detecting emerging infectious diseases and outbreaks by the application of statistical algorithms to surveillance data DR. CHARLETT, Andre Public Health England Andre Charlett has worked in the Statistics, Modelling, and Economics Department of the National Infection Service for the past 25 years, being the Department Head for the past 17 years. His research interests include the evaluation of interventions to control infectious diseases, development of statistical algorithms to detect the emergence of outbreaks, and the role of the gastric microbiome in neurological diseases.