[HIC in Singapore 2020] Nutraceutical Solution for Healthier Living

For Singapore’s 2nd Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference, we will be discussing 3 exciting themes and today, we will be focusing on the 2nd theme: Nutraceutical Solution for Healthier Living. 

The fundamental reason why humanity consumes food is for nourishment of the body. Eating a variety of vegetables, fruits, meats and grains to aid our body to grow, repair and perform all the different functions in the body. Building upon this fundamental level, the consumption of food has started to evolve alongside society’s needs. Certain dishes are traditionally served to commemorate certain occasions, choice ingredients are chosen to help an athlete to reach his peak performance and many societal interactions take place over a meal. 

Nutraceuticals, another term for functional foods, is the next evolution towards humanity’s usage of food products. As people get more educated about healthy living, the types of ingredients consumed will naturally start to correlate with the desired functions obtained. It could be nutraceuticals that can increase mental agility for students, faster muscle recovery for athletics or multifaceted functions to help the elderly age well. In Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference Singapore 2020, we will be answering 2 essential questions: what will our lives be like in 30 years time and how would nutraceuticals play a part in reaching it?


Nutraceutical Solution for Healthier Living

Date: 23rd May 2019

Time: 14:00 hrs - 15:00 hrs

Venue:Changed, please check the link to HIC SG


We are excited to invite the following speakers and panelists to the session.

Prof. William Chen, Michael Fam Chair Professor and Director of Food Science & Technology (NTU)

Professor Chen received his university education (both B.Sc. and D.Sc.) from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Professor Chen is the Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science & Technology at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU). He is also Director of NTU Food Science & Technology (NTU FST). In addition to talent development in partnership with Wageningen University & Research (WUR) from the Netherlands, NTU FST has developed innovative technologies of relevance to Singapore food industry. These innovations have contributed to Zero Waste Food Processing and Food Circular Economy in Singapore, and have attracted significant interest and investment from government agencies, food industry, and local / international media. Professor Chen is an advisor to government agencies and the food industry on matters related to food security and future food technology.

Dr. Shabbir M Moochhala, Innovation Director, Fifth Sense

Associate Professor Shabbir Moochhala is currently both Innovation Director at Fifth Sense (a pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company) and Director at G.R.A.I.N. International (a plant science solution provider). He is also currently holding two adjunct associate professorship positions, one at National University of Singapore @ Department of Surgery and Pharmacology (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) and the other at Nanyang Technological University (School of Material Science & Engineering). He holds a consultation position at Temasek Polytechnics to bridge R & from Defence SMEs and Multinationals into potential commercializiable products

Last speaker TBC.

Moderator details:

Mr. Shohei Michael Maekawa, Director, Leave a Nest Singapore

Mr. Maekawa is the director of Leave a Nest Singapore. He was born in USA and raised in Europe. He studied Zoology for his undergraduate degree and Evolutionary Anthropology for his postgraduate degree, both at University College London. With experience aboard and passion towards advancement of science and technology, he joined Leave a Nest in 2013.


About Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Singapore

Date: 21st August 2020

Time: 08:30 hrs – 18:30 hrs (registration from 08:30 - 09:30 hrs)

Venue: Changed, please check the link to HIC SG

Highlighted Contents:

09:40 - 10:00 Keynote Presentation

10:00 - 11:00 Corporate Session

11:00 - 12:00 Technology Splash

13:00 - 14:00 Skin Health for Southeast Asians

14:00 - 15:00 Nutraceutical Solution for Healthier Living

16:00 - 17:00 Developing Smarter Cities in Southeast Asia

For enquiries:

Please contact: To Hui Ling (email: [email protected])