Biotechnology as Industrial Base for the Future

Author : Humas | Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:35 WIB

            Biotechnology Development Center of UMM will hold international biotechnology seminar and congress of the 5th Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium which would be held on Tuesday-Friday (7/27-30). The seminar would be held at the Dome Theater. Meanwhile, the congress held at Ahmad Dahlan Hall of UMM Inn which will be used as place to stay for participants.

            Dr. Ir. Aris Winaya, MM., Si, as the coordinator of the event explained that the activities consist of seminars, 5th Congresses of Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium, workshop and poster competition. The event will be opened by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, M. Hatta Rajasa.

            The seminar brings speakers from inside and outside the country. One speaker each comes from United States, Netherland, Australia and Thailand. Two speakers are from Phillipine. Meanwhile, Indonesian speaker comes Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of Sciences), National Bioethics Commission, and Stamcell and Cancer Institute. "We can assure that the minister of Research and Technology will attend the event as a keynote speaker," said Aris added.

           Bringing the theme "Biotechnology: Breakthrough for the future of industrial challenges in developing countries", the seminar will be directed to disseminate research results from both UMM lecturers and non-UMM lecturers. "Besides, it is expected that there will be cooperation among institutions in Indonesia, even to overseas," a man who is also secretary o Biotechnology Development Center of UMM explained.

          Participants who have registered were 170 people. 155 people registered as active participants or as presenters of papers and 15 people registered as passive participants. Meanwhile, the overseas participants come from Korea, Bangladesh, Netherlands and Kenya. In addition, ACICIS students are involved as representatives of Australia.

          Series of activities will be closed with a tour to Bromo, Lapindo mud and Purwodadi botanical gardens. "Those three places are chosen because each of them is representative. Bromo has its beautiful nature and culture, Lapindo mud represents the natural damage and botanical garden has genetic resources of flora and fauna," Aris said. So, with the event, participants are invited to perform the movement of maintaining environmental awareness. rwp/jss/t_alf




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