Strengthening a network on encapsulation in food safety and aquaculture at Nha Trang University

The International Workshop “Encapsulation in Food and Aquaculture”, funded by the Agency for French Speaking Universities (AUF) was organized on June 9-10, 2015 by Nha Trang University in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
The aims of this workshop to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in encapsulation techniques and future application in aquaculture sector in South East Asia and to setup linkages and cooperation among scientists and experts in interdisciplinary way
Representatives and experts coming from various institutions from Cambodia, Malaysia, France, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have participated to this workshop including Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Cambodia), AgroSup Dijon (France), Nha Trang University, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Vietnam National University of Agriculture (Vietnam), Monash University (Malaysia), Singapore National University of Singapore (Singapore), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). Nine presentations followed by rich discussions on the encapsulation technology applied in food, nutrition and aquaculture. This workshop was also a very good opportunity for exchange and sharing of up-to-date knowledge and for establishing of future collaboration among participants.
During the network, the Nha Trang University (contact person: Tran Hai Dang), with its tradition of research on encapsulation, has taken an active place. Under the direction of its rector, Trang Si Trung and vice rector Khong Trung Thang, and Ngo Dang Nghia, it organised the present meeting which aimed at presenting research fields of the members of the network, including  participants from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and France. Following the will of the supporting agency (AUF), a goal was also to initiate collaborative projects in the region. Taking into account the acuteness of the food safety problems in the region (food safety is in the strategic axes of development of Asean for its present integration stage) and especially the need for antibiotic substitution together with the huge development of Asian aquaculture, the meeting topic was about the contribution of encapsulation in food safety and particularly in aquaculture.
The first day of the meeting was dedicated to scientific and technology presentations. After a point on research in Nha Trang University by Ta Thi Minh Ngoc,  a presentation of the Tropical Bioresource & Biotechnology projects on biodiversity exploration by Chu-Ky Son from Hanoi University of Science and Technology and a presentation of the Encapsulation network by  Yves Waché from AgroSup Dijon, Chan Eng Seng from Monash University in Malaysia presented an inexpensive way to improve productivity of monodisperse bead production and Paul Heng from the National University of Singapore presented technologies using calcium alginate for coating and encapsulation. Encapsulation of microbial activity was also a centre of attention with the presentation of Anil Kumar Anal from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand which dealt with living cells for health purpose and the one of Phi Quyet Tien from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology about enzyme nano-encapsulation. Eventually, the link with aquaculture was done with Ngo Dang Nghia (Nha Trang University) and with Nguyen Ngoc Tuan from Vietnam National University of Agriculture. The second day focused on the building of collaborative projects and it included presentation on potential funding programmes. All members have agreed to define a specific topic of the network which focuses on Delivery systems for bioactive compounds for aquaculture and animal feed.
The encapsulation workshop was a key element of the Pre-project for Interuniversity Scientific Cooperation (PCSI) “Creation of a network on bioencapsulation in South East Asia” funded by the Agency for French Speaking Universities (AUF) during 2014-2015. This PCSI has been coordinated by Nha Trang University in collaboration with AgroSup Dijon (France), Nha Trang University, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Vietnam National University of Agriculture (Vietnam), Monash University (Malaysia), Singapore National University of Singapore (Singapore), and Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand).
 

The network Encapsulation in South-East Asia.
At the origin of this network is the Tropical Bioresources & Biotechnology Laboratory (www.umr-pam.fr/relation-internationale/tropical-bioresources-biotechnology.html). This lab is an international joint lab between Hanoi University of Science & Technology in Vietnam, the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté and AgroSup Dijon in France. This lab is active in food research with main activities on traditional fermented food (safety, quality, process and as a source of strains and ideas for new fermented food) and on tropical bioactive compounds (Cao-Hoang, Chu-Ky, Ho Phu, Husson, Le Thanh, Le-Thanh, et al., 2013). It is particularly involved in Asian programmes to decrease the use of antibiotics in animal feeding and human food. Initially limited to the joint projects of the three founding universities, this project has moved on to a network of labs involved in food technology and biotechnology in South-East Asia initiating network projects in food safety, quality, microbial process and biotechnological production of actives compounds.  For several activities it develops encapsulation systems that are appropriate for protecting and targeting actives. To stimulate research and application in this field, the network Encapsulation in South-East Asia was created with goals of training, sharing research and technology but also developing collaborative projects between academic labs and with the private sector.

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Picture: Participants at PCSI Bioencapsulation Workshop during June 9-10, 2015 at NTU, Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Colloque «Explorer la biodiversité pour un développement durable»

Une soixantaine de scientifiques d’une vingtaine d’universités et instituts de la France et du Vietnam ont participé, le 1er octobre à l’Institut polytechnique de Hanoi, au 2e atelier international EBSEA 2014.

Intitulé «Exploration de la biodiversité pour un développement durable en Asie du Sud-Est», cet événement était coordonné par l’Institut polytechnique de Hanoi (IPH) et le Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), avec le financement de l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) pour la période de 2013-2014.

 

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Colloque «Explorer la biodiversité pour un développement durable en Asie du Sud-Est»,  le 1er octobre à l’Institut polytechnique de Hanoi.

 Son objectif était de promouvoir le partage de connaissances et d’expériences dans les domaines de la biodiversité végétale et microbienne et des biotechnologies dans la région de l’Asie du Sud-Est, ainsi que d’intégrer relations et coopérations entre scientifiques et experts en ces matières.

Ce sont onze interventions qui ont été présentées, dont deux de scientifiques français, sur, entre autres, la Fermentation traditionnelle de l’alcool, Huiles essentielles de Litsea Cubeba : exploration de l’activité antibactérienne et monde d’action, la phytothérapie pratiquée au Nord du Vietnam et en Indonésie, Construction d’une collection virtuelle de souches d’intérêt industriel en Asie du Sud-Est...

L’EBSEA 2014 est un des événements clés du Pré-projet de coopération scientifique interuniversitaire (PCSI). L’objectif global du PCSI est d’appuyer les échanges entre partenaires afin d’améliorer les activités de recherche dans le domaine de la valorisation de la biodiversité végétale et microbienne pour la qualité et la sûreté des aliments.

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Les activités du PCSI

 * Intégration des experts de nouvelles institutions membres de l’AUF, autres que celles francophones
* Organisation d’un séminaire régional pour présenter et discuter des activités des groupes de travail concernant le thème du projet
Initiation d’un programme de recherche, d’échanges et de mobilité des chercheurs entre partenaires
* Diffusion des résultats de recherche et préparation de propositions de nouveaux projets.

 

INVITATION TO THE EBSEA2014 WORKSHOP ON OCTOBER 1, 2014 AT HANOI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, HANOI, VIETNAM

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 2nd International Workshop “Exploring Biodiversity for Sustainable Development in South East Asia 2014” (EBSEA 2014), co-organized by Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD).

The aims of the EBSEA2014 workshop are:
- to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in vegetal and microbial diversity and biotechnology in Vietnam and South East Asia and
-  to setup linkages and cooperation projects among scientists and experts in interdisciplinary way.

The topics of the workshop are:
- Vegetal and microbial diversity of the region
- Bioactive compounds and their applications in food, aquaculture and pharmaceutical products
- Innovation in food processing and preservation

The EBSEA2014 will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, No 1 Dai Co Viet, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The EBSEA2014 program can be obtained at: http://ebsea.hust.edu.vnhttp://pcsi2013.hust.edu.vn/en/program-ebsea2014

For further information, please contact EBSEA workshop secretariat:  
Phone: +84-4 3868 0119 (Dr Vu Thu Trang)
Fax : +84-4 3868 2470
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Please send your registration by using attached registration form (in English or in French) and send it to the EBSEA2014 secretariat: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. until September 26, 2014.

Thank you and look forward to meeting you at EBSEA2014 workshop

On behalf of the EBSEA2014 organizing committee

Chu Ky Son.

The 3rd Starch World 2014 (17-19 Feb, 2014)

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Mandarin Oriental Jakarta - Imam Bonjol & Thamrin Room, Level 3

We are pleased to announce that Chu-Ky Son will be participating as speaker at CMT’s 3rd Starch World 2014 on 17-19 Feb, 2014 to be held at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

Attend CMT's 3rd Starch World conference which gathers over 200 delegates from all over the world every year to discuss about issues surrounding the starch industry and the role it plays in an increasing bioeconomy. This year's topics will be based on conference themes:

  • Innovations in Starch & derivatives, side stream products and emerging non-food applications
  • Can cassava fill the global carbohydrate gap and will Indonesia rise to become a big major producer ?
  • Opportunities for Pea starch and derivatives

At this upcoming event, Ky` Son Chu will be sharing his expertise by contributing a paper on : Innovative approaches for high value added products from starch Day 1 [17-02-2014] at 11:20

For more information about the event please visit the official website 3rd Starch World 2014 (http://www.cmtevents.com/main.aspx?ev=140206&pg=ev&spk=253402&) website or email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.