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Posted: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:05
One-day Seminar on 2008 DIPA Research Findings Conducted - 355 time(s) visited
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A one-day seminar on 2008 DIPA researches was held at BIOTROP on 17 February 2009.  Twelve research reports were presented and discussed during the gathering .Acting as moderators were Dr. Vincentius Siregar, Dr. Hilman Affandi and Dr. Hartrisari .  The panel of reviewers consisted of Prof, Dr. Jumali, FATETA, IPB, Bogor; Dr. Sony Suharsono, FMIPA, IPB, Bogor and Dr. Irdika Mansur, BIOTROP DDRMC.

The titles of the completed researches with their corresponding researches were as follows:

1. Bio-ethanol production from corncob residue using mixed culture of cellulolytic bacteria and yeast, by Dr. Titi Candra Sunarti.
2. Indonesia algae for biofuels, Dr. Dwi Andreas Santosa
3. Biodiesel from indigenous Indonesian marine microalgae, Nanochloropsis sp., by Dr. Dwi Susilaningsih
4. Discrimination of two species of orangutan (Pongo sp.) : A rapid protocol for rehabilitation centres and zoos, by Dr. Dyah Perwitasari
5. The utilization of netic material of the spotted buffalo, one of the Indonesian biodiversity, by using reproductive biotechnology application, by Dr. Yulnawati
6. Exploration and characterization of methanotrophic bacteria from rice field, by Dr. Iman Rusmana
7. Biodiversity of Malesian Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) based on amplified gragment  length polymorphism (aflp), by Dr. Ahmad Dwi Setyawan
8. Isolation and characterization of sucrose-synthase (Susy) & sucrose-phosphatate-synthase (SPS) – encoding genes in Palmyra (Borassus flabelifer L.), by Dr. Adi Pancoro (presented by phone)
9. Pathogenecity characteristic of avian influenza virus Indonesian isolate in various poultry from 2007 to 2008, by Dr. Michael Haryadi Wibowo (presented by phone)
10. Potential of Brassica species as a source of biodiesel in Indonesia, by Dr. Ida Ayu Astarini (presented during teleconference)
11. Bird and bat community shifts across oil palm plantations and residual forest ecotones in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, by Dr. Hari Prayogo (presented during teleconference)
12. Construction of yeast recombinant (Sacharomyces cerevisiae) having glucoamylase activity for direct alcohol fermentation of starch, by Dr. Purkan (presented by phone)

The seminar, which lasted from 08.30 am to 15.30 pm was concluded with the closing remarks of Dr. Bambang Purwantara, BIOTROP Director.