The 5th Asian Near-Infrared Symposium (ANS2016)
Asian Near-Infrared Consortium (ANC) and Kagoshima University, JAPAN organized the 5th Asian Near-Infrared Symposium (ANS2016), during November 30 – December 3, 2016, at the Hotel Shiroyama, Kagoshima, JAPAN. On November 30, 2016, Dr. Sumaporn Kasemsumran, a Thailand correspondence of ANC member as well as a researcher of Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Kasetsart University, jointed together with Dr.Natthaporn Suthiwijitpukdee in the ANC committee board meeting as Thai proxy and observer, respectively. 

Fig 1. Dr. Sumaporn Kasemsumran and Dr.Natthaporn Suthiwijitpukdee (no.9 and 10 from the right), are Thai proxy and observer in the ANC committee board meeting, respectively

The second day, Dr. Nattaporn Suttiwijitpukdee, a researcher of Special Research Unit of Nondestructive Quality Evaluation of Commodities (SRU-NQEC), KAPI, K. U., presented her poster in the topic of “Kinetic Analysis of Visible-Near Infrared Spectra in Maillard Reaction”, and Mr. Krairuek Ngowsuwan, a researcher of SRU-NQEC, KAPI, K. U.,   presented his poster on the topic of “Development of a Device for Sweetness Evaluation in Mangoes and Oranges using Near Infrared System”. On December 2, 2016, Dr. Sumaporn Kasemsumran, a researcher of SRU-NQEC, KAPI, K. U.,   gave a talk in the topic of “NIR spectroscopy on Quantitative Analysis of Bioactive Diterpenoids in Andrographis paniculata Nees in Both Plants and Herbal Medicines”.

Dr. Nattaporn Suttiwijitpukdee                        Mr. Krairuek Ngowsuwan

Dr. Sumaporn Kasemsumran

The 5th Asian Near-Infrared Symposium (ANS2016) has successfully drawn the attention from 15 countries more than 250 participants including of the 31-deligate from Kasetsart University, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Silpakorn University, and Betago Company, Thailand.
A group photo of all attendances of ANS2016
A group photo of Thai-attendance of ANS2016