Welcome remark from The Organizing Committee

Thank you for visiting the website of the 3rd Natural Pigments Conference for South-East Asia (NP-SEA) 2016. We will organize the 3rd NP-SEA Meeting on Monday 22 August 2016 at Universitas Ma Chung, Malang and we are excited to meeting you there.

Natural pigments are the most obvious and eye-catching substances that can be found in flowers, leaves, bird feather, algae, photosynthetic bacteria, and many more. These pigments have been used as bountiful colorants for food, cosmetics, and textiles and very close connected to the culture of South-East Asia. If we look closely, pigments such as chlorophylls and carotenoids play importance role as key pigments, which capture radiant of energy from the Sun in the process called photosynthesis – a process that convert solar energy into fuels. In agriculture, the natural pigments are important photosensors and indicators for health status. There are many applications that have been revealed through the study of structure and function of natural pigments.

We are looking forward of your participation in the Natural Pigment Conference for South-East Asia to present your works on the recent research and development of pigment-based innovation and technology. We are inviting high profile scientists and practitioners in the industry as invited speakers. We wish that their presence would be a great encouragement and motivation for students and young researchers in the South-East Asia to take part in the research and development of natural pigments.

We hope that we will see you in person at the Meeting. We hope that you will find your time here enjoyable and a source of many insights that will help to advance the understanding of natural pigments and to encourage the collaborations and friendship, scientific exchange, the development of joint interests and project that are of scientific and economic importance in order to exploit the natural pigments and their importance in the most aspect of living, e.g. food and health, fashion, agriculture and advanced technologies.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Tatas H.P. Brotosudarmo, Dipl.Chem., Ph.D (Head of MRCPP)