Satoru Ohtake, Gender Summit 6 Asis-Pacific speaker

Senior Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan.

Satoru Ohtake joined the science and technology administration in the Government of Japan in 1984, just after graduating the Graduate School of University of Tokyo where he was conferred Master Degree of Science in high energy physics. In his public service career in science administrations, he engaged in policy planning and R&D management; establishment of Government’s Science and Technology Basic Plans (in 1996, 2001 and 2011), establishing and running research programs and projects in photonics and mathematical science; as well as engaging in the International Human Frontier Science Program in the HFSP Organization in Strasbourg in France between 1990 and 1992. 

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Prof Sungsine Pak, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific speakers

Professor, School of Architecture, Interior Design and Coastal Engineering, Kunsan National University, Korea.

The Effect of W-Programs on Women Engineers’ Employment and Duration of their Career (download presentation here pdf icon)
Conference: Introducing the Gender Dimension to STEMM Higher Education

Sungsine Pak is a professor of the School of Architecture, Interior Design and Coastal Engineering at Kunsan National University, Korea. She took up her current post in March 2010, after working for architectural design firms. From 1993 to 1997, she studied urban and architectural design at Ecole d’Architecture Paris - la Villette in France under academic adviser, Professor Jean-Pierre Le Dantec. The academic approach and practice in Paris enlarged her interest in the relations between urban context and space design. She received her PhD from Yonsei University, Korea, in 2008 on completing her doctoral thesis on ‘Space Design Marketing’ based on architectural design and design management. Over 20 years of experience in planning and management of the built environment, she has been the responsible designer and manager of 70 projects.

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Dr Siyoung Cho, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Paciic speaker

Chief scientist, AMOREPACIFIC Corporation R&D unit, Korea.

Effect of Sex and Age on Hippocampal Gene Expression under Stress Conditions (download presentation here pdf icon)
Parallel Session 2: Workshop on Gendered Innovations in Research

Dr Siyoung Cho is chief scientist in the Beauty Food Research Division at AMOREPACIFIC Corporation R&D unit. She obtained a BS degree in genetic engineering from Korea University and a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from the School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology at Korea University in 2000. Her research goal is to develop biologically active ingredients for functional food and cosmetics. She focuses on identifying active small compounds and their molecular mechanisms responsible for the anti-aging activities of ginseng, green tea and soybeans.

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Prof Hyun-Min Park, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific speaker

Vice President, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Korea.

Gender related toxic response to chemicals and nanomaterials (download presentation here pdf icon)
Parallel Session 3: Advancing Gender Sensitive Innovation Ecosystems

Dr Hyun-Min Park has served as Vice President of the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)
since 2014, following his work as Principal Researcher of the Center for Nano-characterization in the same institute. He received his Ph.D from the Department of Inorganic Materials Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU) in 1994. After that he carried out post-doctorate research at the Institut fuer Kristallographie in RWTH University, Aachen, Germany.

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Dr Yaohui Zhao, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific Speaker

Yangtze River Scholar Professor of Economics, Peking University, China.

Gender Difference in Pension Income in China (download presentation here pdf icon)
Parallel Session 2: Workshop on Gendered Innovations in Research

Yaohui Zhao is the Yangtze River Scholar Professor of economics at Peking University, China. She is Principal Investigator of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHALRS), a nationally representative sample of Chinese residents 45 and older. Her research interests include labor and demographic economics, social security system pertaining to the elderly, and health economics. She received both her BA and MA in economics from Peking University and her Ph.D in economics from the University of Chicago.

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