Keynote Speaker


Prof. Yong-Suk Jang
Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea

Prof. Yong-Suk Jang has completed his PhD from Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA at 1993, and postdoctoral study at Cancer Research Institute of Seoul National University Medical School, Seoul Korea. He is a professor and chairman in the Department of Molecular Biology, College of Natural Science, Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea. He has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals including the Journal of Immunology, Biomaterials, European Journal of Immunology, and Scientific Reports. He has been elected as a President of the Korean Association of Immunologists for 2019. His current research is mainly on mucosal immune regulation and mucosal vaccine development.



 Prof. Kokyo Oh
 Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan

Kokyo Oh is a senior researcher in Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan. He graduated with his MSci degree and Ph.D. degree (soil science) in Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was honored as a STA research fellow by Japan government from 1997 to 1999. The research areas include soil science, environmental conservation, environmental chemistry, and atmospheric environment. His current research is mainly on soil remediation, environmental agronomy, atmospheric PM2.5 and water environment conservation. He has published more than 90 publications.


Speech Title "Conservation Soil Resources from Heavy metal Contamination with Economy Generation Phytoremediation Technologies"

Soil contamination with heavy metals has a significant risk to human healthbecause of their toxicity, mobility and long-lasting effects on soil quality and the ecosystems. Currently, physicochemical soil remediation techniques such as soil washing, incineration, solidification, thermal desorption, and disposal as waste are mainly used for contaminated soil treatment. However, these methods are usually need extremely high cost, destroy the properties of soils resulting in loss of soil resources. There is a great need to develop effective technologies for treatment of soil contaminated soils as recoverable soil resources.

In this study, we developed an economy generation green technology with resources plants, which can do phytoremediation of contaminated soils as well as generate economic incomes to the owners of the contamination sites, by growing resources crops for biofuel production or as the market ornamental flowers.

To test the feasibility of the strategy, we conducted field experiments by using biofuel crops such as Sorghum bicolor, Zea mays as well as ornamental flowers such as Chrysanthemum morifolium. The results showed that phytoremediation using biofuel resourceful plants worked effectively for soil remediation, and generated well economic income to the owners of contaminated sites. It also showed that the resources crops were easy for management, produced large biomass and had comparable remediation rates to some special hyperaccumulator plants. This study indicates that the strategy is a reasonable choice for remediation of heavy metal soil contaminated sites. (This study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI No.16H05633).



Submission Method


Electronic Submission System ( .pdf)
Formatting Instructions (DOC)  JOA
Formatting Instructions (DOC)  IJPMBS

Contact us


Ms. Erica Han