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Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:57
BIOTROPs PDSD Manager Receives SEAMEO Service Award 2019 - 275 time(s) visited
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Samsul Ahmad Yani, S.Si, the Manager of Product Development and Services Department (PDSD) of SEAMEO BIOTROP had been awarded the SEAMEO Service Award 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (23/7) during the 50th SEAMEO Council Conference 2019. This award is a form of recognition and appreciation to outstanding officers from the SEAMEO Regional Centres/Network and the Secretariat for their dedication to the organization.

Mr. Samsul obtained his bachelor certificate from the Biology Department of Pakuan University in 1986. To date, he has been working at BIOTROP for 34 years, starting in 1985 as a Technician in the Tropical Forest Biology program for eight years. He then became a Technician for the Biotechnology and Tree Breeding Laboratory for the next five years and as a Research Assistant for the Molecular Biology Laboratory for four years, respectively. He also became an Expert Staff / Marketing and Manager Assistant in the Tissue Culture Laboratory from 1999 to 2013. In 2014, he was appointed as PDSD Manager to date.

During his working time at the Centre, Mr. Samsul has successfully contributed to the development of edible mushroom (oyster mushroom and ear mushroom) cultivation and provision of superior plant seedlings such as Biotrop teak, Barangan banana, and Cavendish banana with tissue culture technique. The products developed have been spread to various regions in Indonesia.

“I am grateful that I received this award. It encourages me to do more for the Centre. I will be more active and innovative in developing what BIOTROP has for the sake of the community’s welfare,” said Mr. Samsul.