Jeju Island, South Korea. Several members of the Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (LIMB) headed by their Professor, Dr. Dae-Kyung Kang flew to Jeju Island, South Korea to attend and participate in the 19th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production (AAAP), Animal Science Congress 2022 held at the ICC JEJU on August 23-26. With this year’s theme: Animal Production for Human & Nature, Professor Kang was invited as one of the plenary speakers, while Mr. Robie Vasquez (combined MS/Ph.D. student) and Mr. Jeong Min Yoo (MS student) participated in the Young Scientist Competition and Poster Presentation, respectively.

LIMB members with their head Professor, Dr. Dae-Kyung Kang, snapped a photo outside ICC JEJU where the 19th AAAP Animal Science Congress was held. In the photo from left to right are: Remilyn Mendoza (Ph.D. student), Jeong Min Yoo (MS student), Dr. Kang Dae-Kyung (Head Professor of LIMB), Ji Hoon Song (combined MS/Ph.D. student), In-Chan Hwang (Ph.D. student), and Robie Vasquez (combined MS/Ph.D. student)

Dr. Dae-Kyung Kang opening his plenary speech with his presentation entitled “Multi-omics approach to characterize animal probiotics: Limosilactobaciilus mucosae LM1 as a model”

Mr.  Jeong Min Yoo beside his poster presenting a portion of his MS study about the characterization of bacteriocin-like substance from Ligilactobacillus agilis C7 with anti-listerial activity

Mr. Robie Vasquez presenting a subset of his MS/Ph.D. study entitled: Limosilactobacillus mucosae LM1 altered gut microbiome structure and increased SCFA in growing pigs, for the Young Scientist Competition

The LIMB is proud to share that Mr. Robie Vasquez was awarded as one of the Outstanding Young Scientists under the Animal Biotechnology Division. Congratulations, Robie!  Your LIMB family is very proud of you. Keep it up!

Mr. Robie Vasquez along with the other recipients of the Outstanding Young Scientist award

A proud mentor-mentee moment after the awarding ceremony. Robie Vasquez (left) and Professor Dae-Kyung Kang (right) snapped a photo showing off the Outstanding Young Scientist Award certificate 



Prof. D-K Kang and members of the Quadram Institute during a workshop.

Prof. Dae-Kyung Kang attended the workshop for a BBSRC-funded international partnership on fermented foods and lactic acid bacteria, hosted by Prof. Arjan Narbad at Quadram Institute, Norwith, UK, during Aug 10-15, 2022. This BBSRC-funded grant, from 2022 to 2026, includes holding workshops, reciprocal exchange visits, sharing knowledge, skills training of early stage researchers, development of collaborative research projects, etc.

A great start for future collaborations !


LIMB members, Mr. Vasquez and Mr. Yoo at the IPC 2022 conference. 

Bratislava, Slovakia
. LIMB members, Robie Vasquez and Jeong Min Yoo attended the 15th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS, GUT MICROBIOTA AND HEALTH (IPC) last June 27-30, 2022 at the Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, Slovakia. IPC is the premier conference for probiotics and prebiotics attended by scientists, young researchers, and businesses all around the world. It is held yearly, but due to the pandemic, this is the first time face-to-face conference has been held since 2019. Top scientists from different institutions attended the conference to share knowledge and connect with other scientists in the field. 

Mr. Vasquez during his oral presentation at the IPC 2022 conference. 

In addition to attending, LIMB member, Robie Vasquez, presented an oral presentation entitled "Supplementation of Novel Probiotics, Limosilactobacillus mucosae LM1, Increased Fecal SCFA in Growing Pigs Through Gut Microbiome Modulation". The presentation was under the Young Scientist Oral Presentation. 



Professor DK Kang (right) accepting his award at the KSDSB Symposium.

Yeosu, South Korea. Professor Dae-Kyung Kang received the Excellence in Research  Award During the Korean Society of Dairy Science and Biotechnology Symposium last June 23, 2022. The award was given to Prof. Kang to celebrate his contributions and achievements in the field of probiotics.  Prof. Kang has been a long standing member of the society. 



Gyeongju, South Korea. Prof Dae-Kyung Kang and several LIMB members attended the 49th KMB Annual Meeting & International Symposium, held at HICO, Gyeongju, South Korea last June 22-24, 2021. The symposium was organized under the auspice of The Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (KMB). KMB 2022 is one of the largest symposium in South Korea for microbiology and biotechnology. LIMB members present at the symposium were Jae Seung Lee, Jeong Min Yoo, In-Chan Hwang, and Remilyn Mendoza. 

Prof. Dae-Kyung Kang (center) and LIMB members.

Aside from attending plenary lectures, LIMB member, Mr. In-Chan Hwang (PhD candidate) also joined the poster presentation. His poster entitled "Expression of SARS-CoV-2 Antigens on the Surface of Lactic Acid Bacteria for the Development of Oral Vaccine" is part of his PhD thesis dissertation. 

LIMB PhD candidate I-C Hwang beside his poster presentation. 


LIMB welcomes its newest member, Ms. Remilyn M. Mendoza. Remilyn obtained both her BS degree in Biology and MS degree in Microbiology from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She worked for three years as a Senior Science Research Specialist under the Career Incentive Program of the Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology. She was deployed at the University of the Philippines’ Philippine Genome Center where she worked with genome sequence analysis of shrimp pathogens. Remilyn started her Ph.D. studies this spring semester, 2022. 



LIMB PhD graduate, Sang Hoon Kim (center), with Professor Dae-Kyung Kang (front left) and the rest of the LIMB members.

Cheonan, South Korea. The Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (LIMB) congratulates Sang Hoon Kim for successfully defending his thesis and attaining his Doctor of Science degree. During his time with LIMB, Dr. Kim did several multi-omics studies, both in vitro and in vivo. For his PhD thesis, Dr. Kim studied the hydrogen sulfide-reducing ability of a newly characterized Bacillus megaterium S188 using multi-omics approach.

In addition to being an exemplary graduate student, Dr. Kim also acted as the LIMB laboratory leader. As a leader, he handled administrative duties while also guiding fellow laboratory members in their academic tasks. 

Professor Dae-Kyung Kang (right) and Sang Hoon Kim (left).

With his vast experience and knowledge he gained as an LIMB student, Dr. Kim will further his academic career as a Post-doctoral associate at the Florida A&M University, USA, focusing on neurobiology. He will join Dr. Edward Pajarillo, another LIMB alumnus.

Professor Kang, together with the rest of the LIMB members, congratulates Dr. Kim on his graduation and on his acceptance in Florida A&M University. Prof. Kang wishes Dr. Kim success on his future endeavors. LIMB is proud of you!


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