March 22 webinar to focus on bioactive compounds in seaweeds

Jinzeng Yang
Jinzeng Yang

The National Seaweed Hub Webinar Series will host Dr. Jinzeng Yang from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in a March 22 presentation titled, “Bioactive compounds from seaweeds for preventing metabolic diseases and their nutritional benefits.” A Q&A will follow. The webinar will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.

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Dr. Jinzeng Yang is a professor of animal molecular genetics and chairman of the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii). He graduated from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta) with a Ph.D. degree, and had postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Animal Bioscience and Biotechnology of the USDA-ARS in Beltsville, Maryland. His laboratory at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has developed strong research experiences and technical expertise in muscle biology and transgenic animals through many years of bench and animal-based experiments, and established laboratory and animal facilities necessary for conducting biomedical and nutrition studies of locally produced specialty crops and fruits in animal models for human health and metabolic disease prevention.  More recently, Dr. Yang’s lab has been working on providing experimental evidence of bioactive compounds from Hawaii specialty crops, fruits, and seaweeds for preventing metabolic diseases in animal model, and their nutrition benefits to human health.

This webinar is hosted by New Hampshire Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant as part of the National Seaweed Hub initiative. Please contact Gabriela Bradt ( and Barry Udelson ( with any questions. More information about the National Seaweed Hub Webinar Series can be found here. We look forward to your participation.