Global Conference on Engineering and Applied Science
July 25-27Okinawa, Japan
Mr. Carl Bastian
The American Chamber of Commerce Okinawa Governor,
Tourism & Hospitality Committee Chairman,
CEO of The Ryukyu World Office.
“HAISAI” from tropical Okinawa- the jewel of Japan.
I am pleased to extend a warm welcome on behalf of an ancient island & the awesome professionals at Higher Education Forum (HEF). For those of you who will be visiting Okinawa for the first time, please expect fantastic weather & magnificent memories. For everyone else- welcome back! Okinawa has missed you!
The past few years has seen Okinawa grow in leaps and bounds, mainly in terms of popularity, economic strength & also global recognition. Tourism leads the industrial charge with not only a constant and sustained increase in international & domestic visitors, but also for average length of stay, average tourist spending, visitor satisfaction levels & rate of return visits.
And once you get here you will understand why…
The culture & history of the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom is something we treasure dearly.
There are many World Heritage sites to visit within an hour of Naha.
The spellbinding scenery & precious nature is something we don’t take for granted.
You will find views of a majestic azure sea from almost any coastal vantage point.
Our elders are respected & listened to as they speak the old tongue, endured & survived the horrific past, and also carry the secrets to longevity & happiness. I have had the pleasure of working with HEF for 5 years now & am honored to be involved in making this Okinawa Conference a regular & successful event. The diversity of topics, the passion & expertise of speakers, the hunger of delegates, the professionalism of staff, all backdropped in this tropical paradise make it an event not to be missed.
I personally look forward to welcoming you all to this island I call home.
"Microfluidic nanotechnology: what does it do for you?"
Paul C.H. Li Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, CANADA
Dr. Paul Li obtained his Ph.D degree in analytical chemistry at the University of Toronto in 1995. Then, he developed the microfluidic lab-on-a-chip at the University of Alberta during his postdoctoral work. Dr. Li became assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong in 1996. He then joined Simon Fraser University in 1999, and was promoted to full professor in 2010.
Dr. Li is interested in integrating microfluidics for single-cell analysis in order to study the transport kinetics of chemical compounds (from herbs) on individual cancer cells. This study is particularly useful for studying multidrug resistant cancer cells, leading to potential applications in chemotherapy.He is also interested to combine microfluidics with the nucleic acid bioarray for detection of low volume and low concentration of fungal pathogenic DNA, KRAS cancer gene DNA, and influenza viral RNA. To enhance specificity, he uses nanoparticles and nanostructured materials in the microfluidic systems. He has published Fundamentals of Lab on a Chip for Biological Analysis and Discovery in 2010, and Microarray Technology: Methods and Applications in 2016. He is associate editor ofCanadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, and sits on the editorial boards ofJournal of Proteomics and Genomics and Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal. He has been visiting professors at the University of Mainz (Germany), Queenlsand Institute for Medical Research (Australia), National Cancer Institute (USA), Griffith University (Australia), and Australian Prostate Cancer Centre. Dr. Li is the inventor of 4 granted patents and 5 pending patents, and he is the founder and vice president of ZellChip Technologies Inc. specializing in microfluidic-based instruments for life science
Okinawa Convention Center
Address: 4-3-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City Okinawa 901-2224, Japan