IPB Bogor signed MoU with Beijing Genomics Institute-BGI (5 December 2011)

IPB signed MoU with Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) (Bogor, 5 December 2011)

On December 5, 2011, IPB signed MoU with Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) to establish cooperation within the framework of academic, scientific and development collaboration in the field of molecular sciences. The MoU signing was held in the meeting room of CARDS-IPB: Center for Agricultural and Rural development Studies (PSP3) Buidling at Baranangsiang Campus, Bogor. Before the MoU signing, introductory remarks were delivered by Prof. Anas M Fauzi as Vice Rector for Research and Collaboration IPB and Dr. Ying (Abby) LIU as Regional Director, Asia Pacific Rim of BGI. Potential scientific research areas to be collaborated were presented by Prof. Iskandar Z. Siregar, Director for Research and Strategic Issue Studies IPB and Ms. CHIN Hui Ting, Dept. of Development, Asia Pacific Rim BGI. The event was attended also by core scientists IPB working on molecular sciences and discussed the following subjects: tropical fruits, primates, cassava, sago, dipterocarps, oil palm, coral reef, cows etc. (@izs).

About Iskandar Z Siregar

Dr. Iskandar Z Siregar is a professor at the Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. His research interests are Population Genetics of Forest Trees, Molecular Genetics of Forest Plants, , Conservation and Sustainable Management of Tropical Forest Genetic Resources, Forest Tree Improvement, Forest Adaptation and Genetics in Silviculture. Current research projects are Genetic Variation of Shorea spp, Aquillaria spp., Melia spp. and Toona spp, Genetic Marker based Chain of Custody (CoC) in Timber (teak, agarwood and dipterocarps), Genetic Risks of Species Extincion (Endangered Shorea spp.), Conservation of Tree Genetic Resources outside Forests.
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