The 4th Seoul International Conference on Applied Science and Engineering
July 5-7, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea




The conference's goal will to provide a scientific forum for all international prestige scholars around the world and enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference will focus on evidence-based benefits proven in clinical trials and scientific experiments.

Further to its scientific content, SICASE will be a networking event. A unique opportunity to meet all the related field fellow researchers of Engineering and Applied Sciences, meet those who influenced the past, influence the present and most importantly will enable the future of Sciences field by means of basic research, lab trials, regulatory efforts or development of industrial technology. Initiation of cross-boarder co-operations between scientists and institutions will be also facilitated.

Keynote Speech

Protocol Development and Genetic Consistency of Cryopreservation Derived Materials of Yams (Dioscorea spp.)

Semuel Leunufna, MSc. PhD.
Pattimura University Ambon Indonesia
Center for the Conservation of Maluku Biodiversity

Brief Introduction of the Speaker

Semuel Leunufna MSc., PhD is an Associate Professor at the Pattimura University Ambon Maluku, Indonesia, lecturing on Biodiversity and Conservation, Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding courses.  He is also the director of the “Center for the Conservation of Maluku’s Biodiversity”.  During his early career he was appointed as a research staff member of the project “Crop Potentials of Underexploited Tuberous Yams and Aroids”, a joint project between United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pattimura University Ambon, doing survays and taxonomic studies on Yams (Dioscorea spp.). During 1988-1989 he worked as an adjunct lecturer at the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), Bogor, lecturing on Mendelian Genetics and researching on the Cytogenetics of Chili peppers. Dr. Leunufna received his MSc degree from the Department of Crop Science (Ontario Agriculture College-OAC), University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Canada in Plant Breeding under the scholarship of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Before completing his PhD. degree under the scholarship of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) he attanded an eleven months advanced training program on “The Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources as a Contribution to Food Security” in Germany funded by Deutsche Stifftung fuer Internationale Entwicklung (DSE). His Doctorate research on, in vitro maintenance and cryopreservation of yams (Dioscorea spp.), was completed at the Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben, Germany and was promoted at the Martin Luther Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Halle-Saale, Germany. After completing one year position as a research staff member at the IPK Gatersleben, he returned to the Pattimura University, Indonesia. A great number of publications have been accomplished by Dr. Leunufna either in the journals, proceedings of conferences, magazines and news papers.


Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square

442 Yeongdeungpo-dong 4-ga,Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul, 150-798 South Korea

TEL : +82 2 2638 3000

Login to Member Center

Sign Up as Member