Dr. Frankie Chan
Dr. Frankie Chan
Dr. Frankie Chan
Founder, Thai-Korea Natural Phellinus Mushroom Research Centre

Dr. Frankie Chan is the founder of Amazing Grace International and has made it his life’s mission for the past 20 years to understand and harness the amazing Phellinus species for human health

Dr. Frankie Chan (Frank Chanboonyasitt) 

Founder, Thai-Korea Natural Phellinus Mushroom Research Center

Dr. Frankie Chan is the founder of Amazing Grace International and has made it his life’s mission for the past 15 years to understand and harness the incredible Phellinus species for human health. Dr. Chan has extensive experience in the medicinal mushroom field and has forged close working relationships with leading experts in the fields of mycology, microbiology, immunology and veterinary sciences to yield impressive research and development results in these areas.

Dr. Chan received his honorary Ph.D. degree in biology in 2008 from Thailand’s Mahasarakham University’s Faculty of Science for his outstanding research on the uses of Phellinus linteus as a defense against cancer and autoimmune diseases; as well as for his pioneering research on the extraction and cultivation of Phellinus linteus.

In 2000 Dr. Frankie Chan founded Thai-Korea Natural Phellinus Mushroom Research Center with Dr. Jae-Mo Sung of Kangwon University, Korea and served as president until 2010. Since 2010, Dr Frank Chan has led Amazing Grace Biotech International to the continued development of the amazing Phellinus species into applications for human life. He remains an active member and contributor to The Thai-Korea Natural Phellinus Mushroom Research Center as their collective research continues.

Prof. Dr. Hyoung Jin Park
Prof. Dr. Hyoung Jin Park
Prof. Dr. Hyoung Jin Park
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea

Prof. Dr. Hyoung Jin Park is currently a professor at the Dept. of Physiology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea.

Prof. Dr. Hyoung Jin Park

Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea
Member, National Academy of Medicine of Korea
Editorial board member, Pancreas USA

Prof. Dr. Hyoung Jin Park is currently a professor at the Dept. of Physiology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea. He is a member of the Korean Physiological Society, Korean Society of Endocrinology, Korean Academy of Medical Science, American Physiological Association and editorial board member of the American Pancreatic Association. Dr. Park initiated the research on Phellinus mushroom against Alzheimer, stroke and cirrhosis. His findings indicated both positive and encouraging results.

Prof. Dr. Park received his M.D. from the Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine in 1971, his M.Sc. (Physiology) from the Graduate School, Catholic University of Korea in 1973. He earned his Ph.D. (Physiology) from the Graduate School, Catholic University of Korea in 1977. Prof. Dr. Park’s fields of interest included the Physiology of exocrine pancreas; Physiology of autonomic nervous system and neuroendocrine system; and the Application of medicinal mushrooms. He has published over 90 scientific papers in international journals.

EDUCATION

  • M.D. School of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea, 1971
  • M.Sc. Graduate School, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea, 1973
  • Ph.D. Graduate School, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea, 1977
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Man-Fan Wan
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Man-Fan Wan
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Man-Fan Wan
School of Biological Science, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Man-Fan Wan has been a full time Associate Professor at the School of Biological Science, the University of Hong Kong since 1993.

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Man-Fan Wan

School of Biological Science, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Man-Fan Wan has been a full time Associate Professor at the School of Biological Science, the University of Hong Kong since 1993. She is currently the honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Food Science & Technology Association. Dr. Wan leads the research on apoptosis in cancer and liver fibrosis by using Phellinus mushroom.

Dr. Jennifer Wan earned her B.Sc. from the University of London, UK in 1983 and in 1987 received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Southampton, UK. After which, Dr. Wan spent 7 research years at the Dept. of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Her research focuses on the relationship of dietary lipids and cancer, infection, immune function and also clinical nutrition.

In 2002 Dr. Wan obtained a bachelor degree in traditional Chinese Medicine from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China. Dr. Wan has published over 70 peer reviewed articles in the field of proteomics, cancer biology, Chinese medicine, nutrition and immunology, omega-3 fatty acids and cancer, biomarkers identification in kidneys failure disease and necrotizing enter colitis. In addition she upholds full time lecturer duties at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Wan has devoted herself to promote the culture, the knowledge and the science of traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese medicine diet via research and teaching for over 10 years. She discovered the anticancer mechanisms of Yun Zhi (Coriolus Versicolor), a Chinese medicinal mushroom. Her goal is to advance the understanding on the philosophy of food, medicine and health between eastern and western traditions.

Prof. Dr. Katsuya Nagai
Prof. Dr. Katsuya Nagai
Prof. Dr. Katsuya Nagai
Professor Emeritus, Osaka University , Japan

Dr. Katsuya Nagai received his M.D. from the School of Medicine, Osaka University in 1967. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1972.

Prof. Dr. Katsuya Nagai

Professor Emeritus, Osaka University , Japan
President, ANBAS Corporation
Board member, International Society for Chronobiology
Councillor, Japanese Biochemical Society
Councillor, Japan Society for the Study of Obesity (JASSO)

Dr. Katsuya Nagai received his M.D. from the School of Medicine, Osaka University in 1967. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1972. He is currently Professor Emeritus, Osaka University and the President of ANBAS Corporation in Osaka, Japan. He is also the Councilor of the Japanese Biochemical Society, and Board member of the Japan International Society for Chronobiology.

Dr. Nagai’s major fields of research that he was a pioneer in included the Involvement of Autonomic Nerves in Homeostatic Mechanisms; the Molecular Mechanism of Mammalian Circadian Clock; the Central Regulation of Food Intake and Energy Metabolism; and the Molecular Mechanism of Signal Transduction in Brain Functions. He is now conducting research on the role of Phellinus in human biochemistry, specifically the effects of Phellinus mushroom on the body’s metabolism. Dr. Nagai has published over 200 articles in English scientific and medical journals with over 100 published in the past two decades.

EDUCATION

  • 1968-1972 Ph.D., Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University (Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine)
  • 1967-1968 Intern (old system), Osaka University Hospital
  • 1961-1967 M.D., School of Medicine, Osaka University
Dr. Usa Klinhom
Dr. Usa Klinhom
Dr. Usa Klinhom
Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Thailand

Dr. Usa Klinhom received her Ph.D. in biology at Mahidol University, Thailand in 1989. Trained in Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Australia, and New Zealand, Dr. Klinhom’s research interests included ecology, ethnobiology, ethnoecology, wetland ecology and forest ecology.

Dr. Usa Klinhom

Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Member, Sub-committee Traditional Medicine License, Ministry of Public Health
Member, Sub-committee Promotion and Development of Traditional Knowledge Usage and Traditional Medicine, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Dr. Usa Klinhom received her Ph.D. in biology at Mahidol University, Thailand in 1989. Trained in Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Australia, and New Zealand, Dr. Klinhom’s research interests included ecology, ethnobiology, ethnoecology, wetland ecology and forest ecology.

Dr. Klinhom is renowned for her research in the field of traditional medicine. She is currently a sub-committee member on traditional medicine license as well as a sub-committee member on the Promotion and Development of Traditional Knowledge Usage and Traditional Medicine, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. Her research at the Thai-Korea Natural Phellinus Mushroom Research Center focuses on the identification of Phellinus strains as well as the genetics and DNA of Phellinus mushrooms. She currently heads our research team in the Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Thailand.

Dr. Klinhom has published numerous articles and research publications, and has also published two books.

Dr. Jean Paul Ly
Dr. Jean Paul Ly
Dr. Jean Paul Ly

Dr. Jean-Paul Ly received his B.V.Sc and Diploma of Clinical Nutrition from Sydney University, Australia and is the founder and current Director of the Animal Recovery Centre Group in Singapore.

Dr. Jean Paul Ly

Dr. Jean-Paul Ly received his B.V.Sc and Diploma of Clinical Nutrition from Sydney University, Australia and is the founder and current Director of the Animal Recovery Centre Group in Singapore.

Dr. Ly’s special interest included Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, Micro and General Surgery, Dermatology and Ophthalmology. Since 2008 Dr. Ly has been conducting clinical trials on chronic degenerative diseases using immuno-modulators found in Phellinus fruiting body. The results have been extremely encouraging and he has been successful in extending life and improving the quality of life for animals at his Animal Recovery Centre. Dr. Ly has been very successful in other areas such as auto-immune disease in particular, and also non-specific severe illnesses where owners often come to Animal Recovery Veterinary Centre as a last resort.

After obtaining his B.V.Sc and Diploma from Sydney University in 1974, Dr. Ly served as a full time veterinary sciences lecturer in Sydney whilst managing two veterinary hospitals and also pursued an additional diploma in education from Sydney’s Teacher College.

In 1983 Dr. Ly returned to Singapore where over the next decade he started several practices including Singapore’s largest veterinary practice at the time. He also gained extensive experience in the nutraceuticals industry and in 1996 established the Nutraceutical Division at Pacific Nutraceuticals, Singapore, and Age D’or Chemicals Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Between active practice as a veterinary surgeon and pursuing tertiary qualifications, Dr Ly has acted as Consultant for various local organizations, charities, and multi-national companies, such as Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore Crocodile Paradise, Tang Dynasty City, SPCA, Bright Hill Buddhist Temple, Aljeans Seafood, Age D’or Pharmaceuticals and the Iams Company, USA.

His portfolio also includes extensive lecture tours in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Amongst his audience have been veterinarians, medical practitioners, religious and youth groups, students, teachers, senior school administrators and personnel and Rotarians. His seminar topics range from animal husbandry such as the design and fabrication of refrigerated life-support systems for aquatic animals; veterinary surgical technology involving microsurgery techniques; to relationship management including parenting and marriage counseling; human resource training and management skills; motivational talks; communication, work ethics and management efficiencies.
In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr. Ly is also a published author, speaker, and counsellor on topics of family life, counselling and care. He and his wife are co-authors on the manual titled Human Development and Sexuality that is currently used in many Singapore schools. Presently he is developing and compiling a teachers’ manual on topics of family and parenting. The majority of programs on adolescent sexuality has been adopted by the Ministry of Education , Singapore, on their new Sexuality program for schools

In 1999 he began another veterinary practice, Animal Recovery Centre (ARC), in Singapore. In 2005, as part of the ARC group, he opened Animal Recovery Veterinary Centre (ARVC), a referral practice for the local and Asia Pacific region. With a team of 6 vets and two other branch clinics, ARVC is currently the most advanced veterinary practice in Asia using Computer Radiography, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

In the last few years, Dr Ly has been able to add designing the largest indoor boarding kennel in Kuala Lumpur at the Ikea Power centre (1994), a Referral Specialist Hospital in Shanghai (2006), and the most modern Avian Hospital in this part of the world for the Jurong Bird Park (2006) to his accomplishments.

His vision for veterinary practice in Asia is to raise international awareness of Asian veterinarians, elevate Asian industry standards to recognize international standards, and to propel the Asian veterinary industry to the front of global standards.