NAIST Indonesia Office Director delivered online lecture for biotechnology students of Universitas Gadjah Mada(2020/10/24-linked to DGE activities of NAIST)

November 3, 2020 0 comments admin

On October 24, 2020, Professor Masashi Kawaichi, the Director of the NAIST Indonesia Office, delivered an online lecture titled “My career as a scientist” for biotechnology students of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), one of the NAIST’s Indonesian partner institutions. This event was organized by the UGM Center for Biotechnology Research.

Please visited this link to access more detailed information

https://www.naist.jp/dge/en/news/2020/11/naist-indonesia-office-director-delivered-online-lecture-for-biotechnology-students-of-universitas-g.html

 

(Coming soon) Online Indonesian NAIST Alumni Association (INAA) Reunion

August 15, 2020 0 comments admin

Indonesian NAIST Alumni Association (INAA) will be held Online Reunion in September 2020. This event will be sponsored by INAA and NAIST and attended by several invited speakers such as President of NAIST, Director of NAIST Indonesia Office (Prof. Masashi Kawaichi, MD, PhD), President of INAA (Dr. Berry Juliandi, SSi, MSi), Vice President of INAA (Dr Zainal Arief, ST, MT), INAA members, NAIST Members, and NAIST students from the Division of information science (IS), biological science (BS), and material science (MS).

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NAIST Professor was invited to Indonesia for conference and collaboration work

October 8, 2019 0 comments admin

JAKARTA-Prof. Masashi Kawaichi, a head of NAIST Division of Educational Development, fulfilled the invitation from UI to participate in the 4th International Conference on Global Health (ICGH 2019) as a plenary speaker. The conference was held in Borobudur Hotel in September 26-28, Jakarta. He delivered his speech in the second day of the conference before leaving for UPN Veteran Jakarta for other agenda.

In UPN Veteran Jakarta, Prof. Kawaichi is welcomed by our alumni and the president of the university. In his first visit to this institution, Prof. Kawaichi was requested to talk about his research as well as introducing NAIST programs. The seminar was attended by hundreds of participants including university staffs and students. The general goal for this visit is to seek collaborative work that can be made by both institutions in the future.

NAIST staffs visited IPB and UI to enhance collaboration works

September 20, 2019 0 comments admin

Prof. Shun Hirota from Material Science and Asoc. Prof. Takayuki Tohge from Biological Science arrived at Soekarno-Hatta international airport in early morning, September 10, 2019. They went directly to Bogor accompanied by NAIST Indonesia staff. Upon arrival to Bogor, they went to visit NAIST Indonesia office before delivering presentation in the Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Science (FMIPA) IPB. Prof. Shun was invited to the FMIPA meeting room as a guest lecturer presenting “Protein assembly and supra-molecules generation” topic. He welcomed by the dean, vice dean, faculty members, and our alumni. The event is attended by many students mostly came from biology and biochemistry department. The presentation was interactive and closed with introduction of NAIST programs and scholarship information. Asoc. Prof. Tohge came with different agenda, he scheduled to have personal meeting with Dr. Irmanida from department of chemistry IPB to starting collaboration work in coffee research.

In the next day, Prof. Shun left Bogor and heading to Jakarta to give presentation in Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute (IMERI) UI. He welcomed by our alumni worked for faculty of medicine UI. Prof. Shun delivered his presentation to attendees which mostly researchers, students, and medical doctors working in the IMERI vicinity. The UI visit was closed with laboratory tour in the several sections of IMERI.

Meanwhile in the same day, Asoc. Prof. Tohge stayed in Bogor and invited to department of biology IPB as a guest lecturer. He had a fruitful discussion during lecture session. He then visited research facility in FMIPA to gain idea about his future collaboration work.

 

 

NAIST Professors visited Yogyakarta for BioMIC 2019

September 20, 2019 0 comments admin

The second International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Engineering (BioMIC) 2019 was successfully held by UGM on September 12-13, 2019 in Eastparc Hotel, Yogyakarta. The event is a part of the university annual scientific conferences series (UASC 2019) and designed as a platform for global researchers to discuss their latest finding of research and technological development in the fields of bioinformatics, biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Hundreds of participants joined the conferences this year including our professors from Material Science and Biological Science Division.

Prof. Shun Hirota from NAIST Material Sciences came to the conference as an invited speaker and delivered interesting research topic “Constructing Heme Protein Supramolecules by 3D Domain Swapping” in the second plenary session. A day before, he also invited as a guest lecturer in the Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy UGM. During the lecture he introduced NAIST programs and admission processes to all participants, especially those who interested to study in Material Science.

Another NAIST staff, Asoc. Prof. Takayuki Tohge from Biological Science also participated in BioMIC 2019. He delivered his presentation of “Metabolomics-assisted Functional Genomics of Plant Phenolic Secondary Metabolism” in the first day of the conference. He also invited as a guest lecturer in Faculty of Biology UGM and had a chance to introduce NAIST to all interested participants. He has a good impression during his first-time visiting Yogyakarta. Both Prof. Shun and Asoc. Prof. Tohge are warm-welcomed and well-treated by our alumni during their visit in Yogyakarta.

NAIST appeared in the first SEAPPRO 2019

August 23, 2019 0 comments admin

BOGOR- In August 14, 2019, NAIST attended Southeast Asian Plant Protection Conference (SEAPPRO) 2019. This event was firstly held this year initiated by department of Plant Protection, IPB, partnering with UPM and ISAAS. Our alumni, Dr. Giyanto was appointed as a chairperson of this big conference.

NAIST opened a booth in this event together with several education institution and profit companies. We welcomed participants who want to know more about NAIST. Our staff circulated NAIST guide books while explaining NAIST study programs to interested attendees. This effort is dedicated to introduce and spread essential information about NAIST to a global academia, especially Indonesian.

NAIST Participated in The 3rd International Conference on Biosciences (The 3rd ICoBio) 2019

August 21, 2019 0 comments admin

BOGOR-The 3rd International Conference on Bioscience was held in August 8, 2019 at IPB International Convention Centre (IPBICC), Bogor, Indonesia. The ICoBio is biennial conference event organized by Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, IPB University. The ICoBio was successfully held for the first time, back in August 2015. Participants from all over Indonesia and other countries were gathered in this event to communicate their research finding in biological science in a very fruitful scientific meeting atmosphere.

In this opportunity, NAIST Indonesia office opened a promotion booth offering information about NAIST study programs. Many students, researchers, and lectures visited our booth to know more about NAIST. Staff of NAIST Indonesia office distributed booklets and laboratory guides for interested visitors. This is first time for NAIST Indonesia office to participate in such event, thank to our alumni from Department of Biology of IPB University, for supporting us in joining the 3rd ICoBio event.

NAIST Professor invited to ICICS 2019

August 13, 2019 0 comments admin

BOGOR- International Conferences of the Indonesian Chemical Society (ICICS) was successfully held in IPB International Convention Centre during August 6-7, 2019. This conference is yearly organized by Himpunan Kimia Indonesia (Indonesian Chemical Society) and this year is the eighth since started in 2012. The event is built as a platform to present progress of all field of chemistry in Indonesia, accommodate annual meeting and congress of the society, and confer awards for Indonesian chemist. This year, chemists from all over Indonesia and other countries gathered in this conference which themed “Chemistry for human welfare”.

Prof. Tsuyoshi Kawai, a NAIST Professor from Material Science was attended the event and invited as a keynote speaker. He presented his project “Photon-quantitative reaction of Photochromic Terarylenes and Their Higher Functionalization” in front of hundreds of participants. After the conference, Prof. Kawai visited NAIST Indonesia office and made discussion with IPB staffs, Dr. Noviyan and Dr. Berry Juliandi to seek collaboration opportunity between NAIST Material Science and IPB, particularly with department of chemistry. Prof. Kawai and IPB staffs enjoyed a local Indonesian coffee while having serious conversation. We wait a collaborative work to be initiated soon in the future.

NAIST Alumni and staffs gathered in Iida san birthday event

August 6, 2019 0 comments admin

KYOTO-In April 13, 2019, couple of NAIST alumni travelled from Indonesia to Japan to join the 80th Iida san birthday celebration. The event was held in the Four Seasons Hotel, Kyoto. In this venue, more than ten alumni gathered with their NAIST professors, NAIST current and former presidents, and of course Mrs. Sachiko Iida (Iida san), founder of Iida foundation.

Historically, Iida foundation has been supporting Indonesian students to pursue their study in NAIST since 1995. In total, the organisation has sponsored ten Indonesian students with full scholarship from 1995 to 2012. Prof. Maksum Radji from UI was the first awardee of this Iida scholarship whereas Dr. Ika Mayasari from IPB, who graduated in 2012, was the last receiver. Despite the termination of full scholarship program, Iida foundation still continually show their support to Indonesian students by sponsoring many INAA events and short-term research program.

These stories above reflect the importance of Iida foundation both for Indonesian students and NAIST. The gathering and birthday celebration of Iida san is held to maintain and increase the bonding among all the people related to this foundation. At the end, we are all wishes a happiest birthday for Iida san and gratitude for her support given to NAIST Indonesian students.

 

NAIST alumni won award from World Federation of Science Journalists

July 25, 2019 0 comments admin

Dr. Berry Juliandi, alumni of NAIST Biological Science received award from World Federation of Science Journalist in Switzerland earlier this month. This award is part of recognition on his collaborative work with Ms. Dyna Rochmyaningsih on advocating research regulation in Indonesia. Their work is initially published in two leading science publishers, Nature and Science. Afterward, his leading advocacy on opposing new strict rules for foreign researcher gained more attention from mass media both national and international in 2018-2019. This result many articles published by domestic and foreign publisher amplifying his taught.

Dr. Berry Juliandi was studied in NAIST for doctoral program from 2008 to 2011. He used to work in a global leading stem cell laboratory in NAIST and produced many high-quality articles during his study. After returning to Indonesia, he initiated the establishment of NAIST Indonesia office in 2016 to wider collaboration opportunity between NAIST and many Indonesia universities.