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2017. 11. 13 Visitor (Student Exchange Support Program)

Nine students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the Student Exchange Support Program (Super Global University Program) supported by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and started their program. They will stay at Omasa Lab., Nihira Lab., Fujiyama Lab., Muranaka Lab., Synthetic Bioengineering Lab., Molecular Genetics Lab.
Visitors; Kasetsart University (4), KMUTT (3), Mahidol University (2)
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2017. 11. 7 Final presentation

Presentations on outcomes of Student Exchange Programs were completed; Ten students of the Student Exchange Suuport Program supported by JASSO and One student supported by Frontier Lab Mini Program
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2017. 11. 5 Visitor

Sakura science program (JST) under the operation by ICBiotech has started.
Participants (10 persons); Brunei (1), Cambodia (2), Laos (2), Mongolia (2) and Taiwan (3)
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2017. 10. 26 Seasonal letter

While the leaves of the vegetation are changing coloring every day, the first floor of the ICBiotech was turned into Halloween.
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2017. 10. 2 Visitor (Student Exchange Support Program)

Ten students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the Student Exchange Support Program (Super Global University Program) supported by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and started their program.They will stay at Fujiyama Lab., Fukusaki Lab., Kino-oka Lab., Synthetic Bioengineering Lab., Molecular Genetics Lab., Dynamic Cell Biology Lab.
Visitors; Mahidol University (3), KMUTT (2), Chulalongkorn University (4), Kasetsart University (1)
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2017. 9. 25 Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony in Biotechnology Course was held on Sep. 23. Three ICBiotech students received their Master’s Degree in Biotechnology Global Human Resource Development Program (English course) from Osaka University.
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2017. 9. 12 ASEAN Center for Academic Initiatives Director NIHIRA Takuya receives honorary doctorate from Mahidol University (Thailand)

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Osaka University ASEAN Center for Academic Initiatives Director NIHIRA Takuya (former Director of the International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka University) received an honorary doctorate in biotechnology from Mahidol University in Thailand. This doctorate was awarded to Professor Nihira for his numerous contributions to the bioengineering field at Mahidol University.
At the award ceremony, which was held at Mahidol University, the honorary doctorate was bestowed on Prof. Nihira directly by Princess Sirindhorn, who was in attendance in place of King Vajiralongkorn.
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2017. 7. 22 Visitor

Dr Elvi Restiawaty from Institut Teknnologi Bandung in Indonesia visited the ICBiotech.
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2017. 7. 18 Seminar

Prof. Hisashi KOIWA (Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A & M University) held a seminar.
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2017. 7. 11 Master Thesis Presentation

Three graduate students in ICBiotech (English course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.
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2017. 7. 7 Seasonal letter

The summer sky has got dazzling. The decoration of the Tanabata festival was colorful.
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2017. 6. 29 Visitor

A delegate from Airlangga University in Indonesia visited ICBiotech, Nihira Lab. and Fujiyama Lab.
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2017. 6. 7 Visitor

A delegate from KMUTT (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi) in Thailand visited ICBiotech to study MONOTSUKURI Spirit of Japanese.
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2017. 5. 17 Visitor

Two members of Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in Thailand visited ICBiotech.
Visitors; Assoc. Prof. Pongrama Ramasoota
Dr. Pannamthip Pitaksajjakul
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2017. 4. 18 Seasonal letter

A delegate from National Taichung Girls' Senior High School in Taiwan visited ICBiotech, Fujiyama Lab.
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2017. 4. 14 Seasonal letter

It is getting warmer and warmer.The cherry trees around the ICBiotech are at their best.
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2017. 3. 23 Visitor

Two members of De La Salle University in Philippines visited ICBiotech.
Visitors; Joaquin Lorenzo V. Moreno, Ph. D.
Dr. Melanie C. David Ph. D.
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2017. 3. 9 Visitor

Three members from VAST (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) visited ICBiotech, Nihira Lab. and Fujiyama Lab.
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2017. 2. 20-21 Master Thesis presentation

Twelve students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully defended their Master's thesis.
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2017. 2. 8 Final presentation of Student Exchange Support Program (4th group)

One student of the Student Exchange Support Program supported by JASSO made his final presentation (4th group).
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2017. 2. 6 Seminar

Dr. Chanita Boonmak (Visiting research scholar, Kasetsart University in Thailand) held a seminar.
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2017. 2. 1 Seminar

Dr. Takeshi HOSAKA (Visiting Associate Professor, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Shinshu University) held a seminar.
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2017. 1. 25 Seminar

Prof. Kaeko KAMEI (Dept of Bio-molecular Engineering, Kyoto Institute of Technology) held a seminar.
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2017. 1. 10 Visitor (Student Exchange Support Program)

Dr. Chanita Boonmak (Kasetsart University in Thailand) visited ICBiotech and make her research at Fujiyama laboratory for two months.
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2017. 1. 6 Visitor (Student Exchange Support Program)

One student from Philippine visited the ICBiotech for the Student Exchange Support Program supported by JASSO and started their program. He will stay at Fujiyama lab.
Visitors: De La Salle University (1)
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2016. 12. 16 Final presentation of Student Exchange Support Program (3rd group)

Ten students of the Student Exchange Support Program supported by JASSO made their final presentations (3rd group).
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2016. 12. 15 Visitor

A delegate from SMA Al Muslim in Indonesia visited ICBiotech.
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2016. 12. 7 Visitor

Prof. Rodriguez (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology University of California, Davis) visited the ICBiotech.
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2016. 12. 5 Visitor

A delegate from University of California Tokyo Study Center visited the ICBiotech.
Visitors; Dr. Fabio Rambelli (Director)
Ms. Kayo Takahashi (Manager)
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2016. 11. 18 seasonal letter

It became much colder, the daytime became sharply shorter. The trees in front of the center are vividly autumn leaves.
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2016. 11. 18 Visitor

A delegate from Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indnesia visited ICBiotech.
Visitors; Prof. Ir. Hermawan Kresno Dipojpno, MSEE., Ph.D
Dr. Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti
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2016. 11. 16 Visitor (Student Exchange Support Program)

Ten students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the Student Exchange Support Program supported by JASSO and started their program. They will stay at nihira Lab., Fujiyama Lab., Fukusaki Lab., Watanabe Lab. and Synthetic Bioengineering Lab.
Visitors; Mahidol University (2), Chulalongkorn University (4), Kasetsart University (2), KMUTT (2)
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2016. 11. 10 Final presentation of Student Exchange Support Program (2nd group)

Six students of the Student Exchange Support Program supported by JASSO made their final presentations (2nd group)
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2016. 11. 01 Exchange meeting

Dr. Konstantin Konstantinov ((PhD, Osaka Univ., 1991), Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Process Sciences at Codiak Biosciences, Inc, USA visited the ICBiotech. We held the exchange meeting with overseas students.
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2016. 10. 24 Visitor (JST Sakura science program)

Ten students from Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Mongolia, Taiwan visited the ICBiotech for the Sakura science program (JST) and received the orientation.
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2016. 10. 11 Visitor (Student Exchange Support Program)

Six students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the Student Exchange Support Program supported by JASSO and started their program. They will stay at Fujiyama Lab., Muranaka Lab., Molecular Genetics Lab., Dynamic Cell Biology Lab., Synthetic Bioengineering Lab.
Visitors; Mahidol University (3), KMUTT (2), Kasetsart University (1) 
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2016. 10. 7 Final presentation of Student Exchange Support Program

Six students of the Student Exchange Support Program supported by JASSO made their final presentations.
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2016. 9. 23 Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony in Biotechnology Course was held on Sep. 23. Three ICBiotech students received their Master’s Degree in International Program of “Frontier Biotechnology” (English course) from Osaka University.
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2016. 9. 23 Visitor

Dr. Marian Pulido-De Leon from Museum of Natural History in University of the Philippines Los Baǹos visited ICBiotech.
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2016. 9. 21 Seminar

Dr. Sriwan Wongwisansri stayed ICBiotech as associate professor. She and other four professors held a seminar.
Date: September 21 (Wed) 14:00-15:50
Place: ICBiotech α401
1.「Generation of protease-deficient strain for improved heterologous protein secretion in Ogataea thermomethanolica BCC16875」
  Dr. Takao OHASHI (ICBiotech)
2.「Transcriptional regulation of methanol-inducible genes in the methylotrophic yeast Candida boidinii」
  Dr. Yu SASANO (Graduate Schools of Engineering Department of Biotechnology, Molecular Genetics Laboratory Molecular Genetics Lab)
3.「Mating-type system and PHO signaling pathway in Ogataea polymorpha」
  Prof. Yoshinobu KANEKO (Graduate Schools of Engineering Endowed Chair, Yeast Genetic Resources Laboratory)
4.「The methylotrophic yeast as a potential host for protein production and value added products: how much we have learned?」
  Dr. Sriwan Wongwisansri / National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand(BIOTEC)
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2016. 9. 7 Visitor(SSSV)

Six students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the Short Visit Program(SV)supported by JASSO and started their program. They will stay at nihira Lab., Fujiyama Lab., Molecular Genetics Lab., Watanabe Lab., Dynamic Cell Biology Lab., Kino-oka Lab. and Omasa Lab.
Visitors; Mahidol University (1), KMUTT(2), Kasetsart University(2) Chulalongkorn University (1)
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2016. 9. 1 Visitor

Dr. Sriwan Wongwisansri from BIOTEC in Thailand visited ICBiotech and make her research at Kaneko laboratory for one month.
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2016. 8. 30 Visitor

A delegate from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia visited the ICBiotech.
Visitors; Prof. Ir. Irfan Dwidya Prijambada (Visiting research scholar)
Dr. agr. Ir. Sri Peni Wastutiningsih (Director)
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2016. 7. 19 Internship program

Ms. Ngan Minh Le and Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc fromVietnam visited ICBiotech for the internship program. They will make them research at Japanese company for one month.

2016. 7. 15 UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia 2014

Students of the UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia (Cohort 2014) were awarded diploma.
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2016. 7. 13 Seminar

Mr. Usami (Sysmex corporation) held a seminar.
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2016. 7. 12 Visitor

Prof. Ir. Irfan Dwidya Prijambada from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia visited the ICBiotech. Prof. Irfan is Collaborative Prof. of ICBiotech.
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2016. 7. 11 UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia 2014

Graduate students of the UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia (Cohort 2014) made their final presentations.
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2016. 7. 11 Master Thesis Presentation

Three students in ICBiotech (English course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.
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2016. 6. 30 Visitor

Asst. Prof. Anak Khantachawana, Assistant to the president for International Affairs, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) visited ICBiotech.
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2016. 6. 21 Visitor

Mr. Dusit Manapan (Consul - General) and Mr. Panuwat Prommanon (Consul) from Royal Thai Consulate - General, Osaka visited the ICBiotech.
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2016. 5. 26 Visitor

A delegate of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) in Thailand visited ICBiotech.
Visitors; Ms. Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon (Director), Ms. Orcha Israpratiprat (Senior manager), Mr. Syogo Kaneda (Project manager)
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2016. 4. 21 Interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia

The interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia was held.
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2016. 3. 31 Visitor

A delegate of University of Indonesia in Indonesia visited ICBiotech.
Visitors; Dr. Bambang Wibawarata (Professor), Dr. Rosari Saleh (Professor), Dr. Heri Hermansyah (Professor),
Dr. Sri Mardiyati
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2016. 3. 25 Visitor

A delegate of De La Salle University in Philippines visited ICBiotech.
Visitors; Dr. Melanie Y. David (Associate Professor), Dr. Nelson B. Arboleda Jr. (Professor),
Dr. Emelina H. Mandia (Associate Professor)
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2016. 3. 3 Visitor

Dr. Nguyen Hoai Chau, Director, Department of International Relations Can Tho University in Vietnam, together with 6 institute members, visited ICBiotech. After Prof. Nihira explained about ICBiotech, they toured around Nihira lab and Fujiyama lab.
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2016. 2. 22-23 Master Thesis presentation

Nine students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully defended their Master's thesis.
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2016. 2. 4 Visitor

Prof. Ir. Liliek Sulistyowati and Dr. Hagus Tarno from University of Brawijaya in Indonesia visited the ICBiotech.
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2016. 1. 21 Interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia

The interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia was held.
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2015. 12. 21 Dr. Thesis Oral Defense

One Ph. D. student in ICBiotech had oral presentation for the defense of her Dr. thesis.
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2015. 12. 10 Seminar

Prof. Raymond Rodriguez (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology University of California, Davis) held a seminar.
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2015. 11. 24 Visit of the researcher

Six students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the ShortVisit Program (SV) supported by JASSO and started their program. They will stay at Fujiyama Lab., Nagai Lab., Nihira Lab.,Biochemical Engineering Lab.
Visitors; Chulalongkorn University (4), Mahidol University (1), KMUTT (1)
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2015. 11. 20 Interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia

The interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia was held.
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2015. 11. 13 Final presentation of SSSV

Students of the Short Visit Program (SV) supported by JASSO made their final presentations
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2015. 10. 14 Visitor (SSSV)

Six students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the Short Visit Program (SV) supported by JASSO and started their program. They will stay at Fujiyama Lab., Kino-oka Lab., Fukui Lab. and Molecular Genetics Lab.
Visitors; Mahidol University (2), KMUTT (4)
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2015. 10. 1 Report meeting of SSSV

Graduate school students, who participated “Short Stay and Short Visit Program 2015”, presented their experiences on i) research at Thai university/institution and ii) life in Thailand.
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2015. 9. 28 Dr. Thesis Oral Defense

Two Ph. D. students in ICBiotech had oral presentation for the defense of their Dr thesis.
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2015. 9. 25 Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony in Biotechnology Course was held on Sep. 25. Two ICBiotech students received their Master's Degree in International Program of “Frontier Biotechnology” (English course) from Osaka University.
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2015. 9. 7 Visitor (JST Sakura science program)

Ten students from Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Mongolia, Vietnam, Taiwan, visited the ICBiotech for the Sakura science program (JST) and received orientation.
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2015. 9. 7 Visitor (SSSV)

Nine students from Thailand visited the ICBiotech for the Short Visit Program (SV) supported by JASSO and started their program. They will stay at Nihira Lab.,Fujiyama Lab.,Muranaka Lab., Fukusaki Lab., and Kaneko Lab. Visitors; Chulalongkorn University (1), Kasetsart University (4), KMUTT (2), Mahidol University (2).
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2015. 8. 6 Visitor

A delegate of International Islamic University Malaysia in Malaysia visited ICBiotech.
Visitors; Dr. Wan Wardatul Amani Binti Wan Salim (Assistant Professor),
Dr. Noorillibt. Mohamad Puad (Assistant Professor), Dr. Hadi Purwanto (Assistant Professor)
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2015. 8. 6 Internship program

Ms. Vo Thi Hong Phuong from Vietnam gave a report presentation of the corporate internship program.
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2015. 7. 27 Master Thesis Presentation

Two students in ICBiotech (English course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.
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2015. 7. 16 Internship program

Ms. Pirapan Polburee from Kasetsart University, Thailand gave a report presentation of the corporate internship program.
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2015. 7. 14

Dr. Shigeru Kitani (Associate professor, ICBiotech, Osaka University) received the Osaka University Presidential Awards for Encouragement.

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2015. 7. 7 Visitor

Ms. Vo Thi Hong Phuong from Vietnam visited ICBiotech. for the internship program.
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2015. 7. 7 Internship program

Ms. Vo Thi Hong Phvong from Vietnam visited ICBiotech for the internship program. She will make her research at Japanese company for one month.
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2015. 6. 29

Ms. Nozomi Yokoi (Administrative Official Staff , ICBiotech) will have an official leave from 1st July. We would like to express to her our deepest gratitude.
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2015. 6. 24 Visitor

Assistant Professor Dr. Somchai Chauvatcharin from Mahidol University Faculty of Science in Thailand visited ICBiotech. Dr. Somchai completed his PhD in 1995 at ICBiotech.
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2015. 6. 16 Internship program

Ms. Jasmine Corbin from University of California, Davis, USA, visited ICBiotech for the JSPS summer program. She will make her research on plant-made pharmaceuticals in the Fujiyama Lab for two months.
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2015. 6. 15 Internship program

Ms. Pirapan Polburee from Kasetsart University, Thailand visited ICBiotech for the internship program. She will make her research at Japanese company for one month.
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2015. 5. 12 Visit of the researcher

Pro. Dr. Haseena Khan (University of Dhaka) and Dr. Mohammad Riazul Islam (Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology) from Bangladesh visited ICBiotech. They are going to stay four days in Nihira laboratory. Dr. Mohammad Riazul Islam is the UNESCO Psstgraduate Inter-University Course in Biotechnology ('04-'05).
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2015. 5. 11 Visitor

High school students from Thailand visited ICBiotech for the Sakura science program (JST) of GLOCOL. They visited Fujiyama laboratory. They will visit the Medical Center for Translational Research of the Osaka University Hospital, Osaka University Shimadzu Analytical Innovation Research Laboratory and Wakayama factory of Kao Corporation.
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2015. 5. 11 Visitor

High school students from India, Thailand and the Philippines visited ICBiotech for the Sakura science program of JST.
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2015. 5. 11 Visitor

Prof. Sung Been Moon (Dean of Yonsei Graduate School) and Prof. Yun Mook Lim (Vice Dean of Graduate Shool), Yonsei University in Korea, together with 6 university members, visited ICBiotech.
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2015. 4. 24 Visitor

The eighty five high school students from Taipei Municipal Jianguo Senior High School, Taiwan visited Fujiyama laboratory.
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2015. 4. 21 Visitor

Signing ceremony for double-degree master programs was held at Osaka Univ. The DD program is between Osaka Univ and KMUTT (Thailand), and Osaka Univ and Mahidol Univ (Thailand). Delegates from two Thai universities visited ICBiotech.
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2015. 4. 8 Interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia

The interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia was held.
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2015. 2. 26-27 Master Thesis presentation

Ten students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully defended their Master's thesis.
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2015. 1. 14 Visitor

The high school students from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam visited the ICBiotech for the Sakura science program (JST) of GLOCOL.
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2014. 12. 19 Seminar

Mr.Floris van Eerden (PhD student, the University of Groningen, Netherlands), who stayed in Nihira Lab from FY2010 to FY2011 for six months as a FrontierLab student held a seminar.
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2014. 12. 12 Seminar

Dr. Jiri Janata (Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech republic) held a seminar.
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2014. 11. 27 Seminar

Dr. Pushpa S Murthy (CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI),India) gave us the seminar.
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2014. 11. 17 Visitor

Dr. Surakit Nathisuwan, Vice-President of Mahidol University in Thailand, toghether with 5 university members, visited ICBiotech.
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2014. 11. 13 Exchange meeting

Dr. Konstantin Konstantinov ((PhD, Osaka Univ./1991), Vice-President, Genzyme, A Sanofi Company, USA) gave us the seminar. Title: Towards Integrated Continuous Bioprocessing for the Production of Therapeutic Proteins After the seminar, an exchange meeting with students was held.
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2014. 11. 13 Seminar

Dr. Konstantin Konstantinov ((PhD, Osaka Univ./1991), Vice-President, Genzyme, A Sanofi Company, USA) gave us the seminar. Title: Towards Integrated Continuous Bioprocessing for the Production of Therapeutic Proteins
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2014. 11. 11 Visitor

Dr. Benesh Joseph Kongattu, UNESCO Postgraduate Inter-University Course in Biotechnology (1st Batch of School) graduate, visited the ICBiotech.
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2014. 11. 5 Interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia

The interim report meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia was held.
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2014. 10. 30 Seminar

Prof. Savitree Limtong from Kasetsart University in Thailand gave a seminar for students of the English course and UNESCO program.
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2014. 9. 30 Visitor

Delegates of the Eastern Black Sea Development Agency,Turkey visited to ICBiotech. Prof. Nihira, Director of ICBiotech and Prof. Fujiyama explained about ICBiotech, English course of Graduate School of Engineering, etc. After questions and answers time, they looked around Nihira lab.
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2014. 9. 29 Dr. Thesis Oral Defense

Two Ph.D. students in ICBiotech had oral presentation for the defence of their Dr thesis.
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2014. 9. 26 Visitors

Dr. Shahbaz Khan (Deputy Director of UNESCO Jakarta) and Mr. Kazuaki Yoshida (Program Specialist of UNESCO Paris) visited us to discuss the UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia.
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Together with two students of UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia
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2014. 9. 25 Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony in Biotechnology Course was held on Sep. 25. In ICBiotech, Four students received their Master's Degree in International Program of “Frontier Biotechnology” (English course) from Osaka University.
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2014. 9. 16-18 International Workshop on PMPs

We hosted an international workshop together with the University of California - Davis and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Tokyo, to discuss the commercial production of Plant-Made- Pharmaceuticals (PMPs) from the perspective of design method/structural systems analysis (DMSSA).

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2014. 9. 4 Short Visit Program (SV)

16 master course students who are staying in Thailand for JASSO Short Visit Program went to JSPS Bangkok Office. They had a talk with Ms. BUABUCHAMANEE RITTHAISONG, the Liaison Officer.
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2014. 9. 3

The Director of ICBiotech hold a recruiting fair of English course of Osaka University at Chulalongkorn University. it attracted many students' attentions.
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2014. 7. 29 Master Thesis Presentation

Four students in ICBiotech (English course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.
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2014. 5. 21 Seminar

Dr. Niran Roongsawang (Microbial Cell Factory Laboratory, Bioresources Technology Unit, BIOTEC, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Pathum Thani, Thailand) held a seminar.
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2014. 4. 28 Visitor

Ms. Ma. Aussielita L. Lit, Laboratory Manager of Analytical Solutions & Technical Sevices in Philippines, visited ICBiotech. Ms. Lit was the 20th batch of the UNESCO International Post-graduate University Course in Microbiology.
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2014. 4. 21 Progress Report Meeting of UNESCO Biotechnology School

The UNESCO Biotechnology School students who are doing research at laboratories in Osaka University, presented their progress in research.
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2014. 4. 10 Visitors

Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Hoai Chau, director of VAST-IET in Vietnam, toghether with 4 institute members, visited ICBiotech.
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2014. 4. 4 Visitosr

Prof. Rajata Rajatanavin, President of Mahidol University in Thailand, toghether with 6 university members, visited ICBiotech.
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2014. 3. 26 Dr. Thesis Oral Defense

One Ph.D. student in ICBiotech had oral presentation for the defence of his Dr thesis on Mar.26.
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2014. 3. 25 Seminar
We had seminars by Dr. NGUYEN KIM NU THAO (from IMBT Vietnam National University,Hanoi) and Prof. Bertrand Aigle (from Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University of Lorraine).
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2014. 3. 13 Visitors

29 visitors from Council of Engineering Deans of Thailand came to ICBiotech. They got explanation on outlines, internationally collaborative activities and researches of ICBiotech from Prof. Nihira, then took a tour of Nihira lab. and Fujiyama lab. At each laboratory, they could see how students from Thailand work for the research at ICBiotech, Osaka Univ.
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Nihira Lab
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Fujiyama Lab
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2014. 2. 27-28 Master Thesis Presentation

Nine students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully defended their Master's thesis.
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2014. 2. 24 Seminar
We had seminars by Dr. Punchapat Sojikul (from Mahidol University, Thailand) and Dr. Rosella Franconi (from ENEA: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy).
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2013. 12. 2 Painting Donationr
A beautiful painting by Ms. Harumi HORIUCHI has been donated to ICBiotech. The masterpiece named "NETTAI UKA" is currently display at the IRCB entrance hall.
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2013. 12. 2 Visitor
Dr. AdemolaAdenle, Research Fellow, United Nations University visited ICBiotech on December 2.
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2013. 10. 10 Visitor
The delegates from National Taiwan University visited Osaka University on 10th October, 2013.
-Prof. Ming-Liang Kuo, Dean, College of Life Science
-Prof. Hsinyu Lee, Director, Center for International Academic Exchanges,College of Life Science
-Prof. Shan-Chwen Chang, Dean, College of Medicine
-Prof. Tsai-Kun Li, Assoc. Dean, Office for International Affairs, College of Medicine/Prof. of Department of Microbiology
After the self-introductions of National Taiwan University and 3 participants of Osaka University (Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Graduate School of Medicine and International Center for Biotechnology), we discussed promotion for academic and research exchange.
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2013. 10. 9 Report meeting of SSSV
Graduate school students, who participated "Short Stay and Short Visit Progtam 2013", presented their experiences on i) research at Thai university/institution and ii) life in Thailand.
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2013. 10. 2 Seminar
Assoc. Prof. Sun-Uk Choi (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyungnam University, Republic of Korea) held a seminar.
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2013. 9. 4 UNESCO One-month lab revisit program
The researchers of UNESCO training project for FY 2013(One-month lab revisit program) came to Japan on 31st of August and have done research at Tohoku U., Kyoto U, Kyushu U. and Osaka U.. The debrief meeting was held on 4th of September at ICBiotech and researchers reported how they accomplished their research in one month. After that, Prof. Fujiyama strongly asked them to spread and share their experience in Japan to students and researchers around them after returning their home country and this year's project finished with a huge success.
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2013. 8. 27 Visitor
Ms. Boonyarat Suwanchinda, Manager, International Relations Division, Office of the President, Mahidol University visited ICBiotech on August 21.
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2013. 8. 22 UNESCO - Training project
14 researchers from China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Mongol arrived at ICBiotech to participate the UNESCO training project for FY 2013 (One-month lab revisit program). Opening ceremony and reception were held on 1 August.They will do research and have discussion at assigned labs at Osaka U, U of Tokyo, Kyoto U and Kyushu U until 6 September.
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2013. 8. 12 JSPS Asian CORE Program
JSPS Asian CORE Program : Joint Symposium 2013 and Young Scientist Seminar 2013 Osaka
August 3(Sat.)
JSPS-NRCT Joint Symposium 2013
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August 4(Sun.) 5(Mon.)
JSPS-NRCT Young Scientist Seminar 2013 Osaka
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Joint Symposium and Seminar were held at Suntory Memorial Hall in Osaka University.It ended with great success of the 270 participants.
2013. 8. 9 Vietnam-Japan Joint Symposium
JSPS Bilateral Joint Research Project between Vietnam and Japan was held at Suntory Memorial Hall in Osaka University on August 5.
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2013. 8. 8 Seminar (UNESCO - Training project)
We had a seminar by Dr. SUMIDA Seizo, Japan Bioindustry Association(JBA), on August 1.
Title: Research Cooperation in Compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity
* Supported by Official Development Assistance Grants for UNESCO Activities, MEXT.
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2013. 8. 8 Seminar (UNESCO - Training project)
We had a seminar by Dr. ITO Michiho, Visiting Assoc. Prof. of ICBiotech, (Assoc. Prof. of Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto Univ.)on July 31.
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2013. 8. 2 Opening Ceremony of the International Research Complex for Biotechnology
Opening Ceremony of the International Research Complex for Biotechnology was held at Icho Kaikan in Osaka University on August 2. Following the renovation of the old building and the construction of the new one, ICB has relocated to its new home last May 20, 2013.ICBiotech has started its activities.
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2013. 7. 30 Master Thesis Presentation
Five students in ICBiotech (English course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.
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2013. 7. 4 Visitor

Asst. Prof. Anak Khantachawana, Assistant to the president for International Affairs, KMUTT visited ICBiotech on July 4.
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2013. 6. 20 Seminar

Dr. Duong Van Hop(Viet Nam National University, Hanoi) held seminar from 16:30 of June 12 in Seminar room of the 5th floor.
Title: Current research activities of microbial diversity and some application research activities at IMBT
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2013. 5. 14 Visitor

Asst. Prof. Tippawan Pinvanichkul, Vice President for Property and Finance, KMUTT, Asst. Prof. Woranuch Kerdsinchai, Head of science, KMUTT, Dr. Wanna Temsiripoj, Office of the President, KMUTT, Asst. Prof. Anak Khantachawana, Assistant to the president for International Affairs, KMUTT visited ICBiotech on May 14.

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2013.2/21 Seminar

Dr. Sutipa Tanapongpipat (BIOTEC, Thailand) held seminar on Feb. 21.
Title: Thermotolerant methylotrophic yeast isolated in Thailand with potential use for heterologous protein expression

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2013.2/19 Master Thesis Presentation

Six students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.

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2013.1/15 Visiting Research Scholar

Dr. Sutipa Tanapongpipat from BIOTEC, Thailand visited the ICBiotech for researches, staying for 1 month and a half.

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2012.11/15 UNESCO Program

Prof. Fujiyama visited the students who have training in UNESCO BIotechnology School in Asia, which our center is working for.

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Kasetsart University-Mr.Troung Ngoc Quang and Dr. Savitree Limtong
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Chulalongkorn-Mr.Phonepaseuth Phongphayboun and Dr. Tanapat Palaga(Department Head)
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Mahidol University-Mr.Ban Mab and Mr. Sieng Darith

2012.10/31 Seminar

Dr. Jarunya Narangajavana(Associate Professor, Center for Cassava Molecular Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand) held seminars on Oct. 29.
Title: Cassava Molecular Breeding and Functional Genomics -A Research Consortium in Thailand-

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2012.10/26 UNESCO Program

We held a meeting at Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Oct. 25 and had discussions about the Unesco Biotechnology school in Asia. It was attended 16 participants from Indonesia, Phillipine, Thailand, Vietnam and UNESCO Jakarta.

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2012.10/15 Visitor

Sakarindr Bhumiratana, President, KMUTT; Morakot Tanticharoen, Advisor to the President, KMUTT; Anak Khantachawana, Assistant to the president for International Affairs, KMUTT; Apiradee Hongsthong, Adjunct Research from BIOTEC, At Pilot Plant, KMUTT visited ICBiotech on Oct. 10.

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2012.9/27 Defence

One Ph.D. student in ICBiotech has successfully defended her doctor thesis on Sep.24.

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2012.9/20 Seminar

Dr. Marcello Donini(Senior Scientist, ENEA Biotechnology Laboratory, Rome, Italy) and Dr. Rakhi Chaturvedi(Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India) held seminars at C3-432 on Sep. 18. 

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2012.9/6 JSPS Asian CORE Program

Dr. Lien Ha Tran(Hanoi University of Science and Technology) visited ICBiotech and had discusson with Prof. Nihira, Prof. Fujiyama, Dr. Sumimura(Osaka university Global Collaboration Center), and Mr. Mukai(International Affairs Division, Osaka University) on 31 August. 

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2012.9/6 UNESCO ODA

9 researchers from China, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam arrived at ICBiotech to participate the UNESCO training project for FY 2012(One-month lab revisit program). Opening ceremony and reception were held on 30 August. Hubert J. GIJZEN, Director of UNESCO Office in Jakarta, and Takashi Asai, MEXT, also attended to make a welcome speech.They will do research and have discussion at assigned labs at Osaka U, U of Tokyo, Kyoto U and Kyushu U until 8 or 27 September.

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2012.7/17 Consortium

Seven sutudents from Kouzu High school visited ICBiotech on July 7. 

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2012.7/17 Consortium

Seven students from Mahidol University, Thailand, KMUTT, Thailand, Kasetsart University, Thailand are participating in the Short Stay and Short Visit Program supported by JASSO. One is staying at Harashima lab, one is staying at Nihira lab and five are staying at Fujiyama lab about three weeks.  

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2012.4/19 Consortium

We held a consortium in Thailand on Apr. 10 and had discussions about the Unesco Biotechnology school in Asia. 

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2012.3/21 Seminar

We had a seminar by Dr. Sakai from medical Mycology Research Center (MMRC), Chiba University on Mar.16.

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2012.2/29

Four students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis on Mon. 20.

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2011.12/27

Takada High School, Mie, visited ICBiotech on Dec.27.

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2011.12/22

Dr.Soo-Hwan YEO(Fermentation & Food Processing Division, Department of Agro-food Resources National Academy of Agricultural Science, Korea) visited ICBiotech on Dec.22.

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2011.12/21

7 Investigators of Vietnum goverment(i.e. Ministry of Education and Training、Ministry of Science and Technology, etc) visited ICBiotech on Dec.21.

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2011.12/20

We had a seminar by Dr. Takao Ohashi, Assistant Professor, Department of ICBiotech, on Dec. 20.

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2011.12/19

Dr. Prijambada, Irfan Dwidya (Professor of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia) visited ICBiotech on Dec.19.

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2011.12/15

Dr. Raymond L. Rodriguez (Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis) visited ICBiotech and held a seminar on Dec.15.Dr.Rodrigues was a Visiting professor of IBC on 1988.

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2011.11/9

We had a seminar by Dr. Dana Ulanova, Research Fellow of ICBiotech, on Oct.17.

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2011.10/17

We had a seminar by Dr. Dana Ulanova, Research Fellow of ICBiotech, on Oct.17.

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2011.10/13

We had a seminar by Dr. ITO, Michiho, Visiting Assoc. Prof. of ICBiotech, (Assoc. Prof. of Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto Univ.)on Oct.12.

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2011.10/6

Prof. Sakarindr Bhumiratana, President of KMUTT (Thailand) visited ICBiotech on Oct.4.

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2011.9/29

Commencement Ceremony in Biotechnology Course was held. In ICBiotech, five persons recieved their Master's Degree in International program of Frontier Biotechnology (English course) from Osaka University.

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2011.9/22

Presentation meeting by participants in the "Short Stay and Short Visit Program" supported by JASSO was held on Sep. 22.

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2011.9/20

One Ph.D. student in ICBiotech has successfully defended her doctor thesis.

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2011.9/1

We had a seminar of Dr. Niran Roongsawang(BIOTEC,Thailand) at International Center for Biotechnology (ICBiotech) on Sep.1.

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2011.8/26

5 researchers from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh arrived at ICBiotech and participated in the orientation.

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2011.8/25

We had a seminar of Dr. Kanokwan Poomputsa (KMUTT,Thailand) at International Center for Biotechnology (ICBiotech) on August 25.

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2011.8/2

10 researchers from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Bangladesh arrived at ICBiotech and participated in the orientation.

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2011.7/28

Five students in ICBiotech (English course) has successfully presented a defense of his doctor thesis.

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2011.7/25

Prof. Dr. Anas M. Fauzi, Vice President and Dr. Rinekso Sukmadi, Head of International Collaboration Office, Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia) visited the ICBiotech.

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2011.6/20

Associate Professor Nguyen Thanh Phuong and their group from Can Tho University, Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, Binh Dien Whole Sale Market Campany, Vietnam visited the ICBiotech.

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2011.6/3

Professor Virendra Swarup Bisaria, from Dept. of Biochemical Eng. & Biotechnology, Ind'l Research and Development (IRD), Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi visited the ICBiotech.

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2011.2/22

-Three students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.

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2011.2/7

- Information from JST/JICA program.
* Dr. Prachasuphap Apichai (Thailand)
Medical Scientist/Medical Biotechnolog Center, Ministry of Public Health
* Dr.Pitaksajjakul Pannamthip (Thailand)F
Lecturer/Department of Social and Environmental Medicine
and Excellence Center for Antibody Research, Mahidol University
* Dr.Dhepakson Panadda (Thailand)F
Medical Technologist/Medical Biotechnology Center, Ministry of Public Health
Three researchers visits Fujiyama lab. in our ICBiotech to make researches, staying for 1 month.

2011.1/17

- Information from JSPS Asian CORE Program in 2010 titled "Next-Generation Bioproduction Platform leveraging subtropical microbial bioresources";
The 2nd domestic conference in ICBiotech. building was held on January 17th.
Details: Refer to this page JSPS Asian CORE Program

2011.1/6

Uploaded Website of Fujiyama laboratory in English.

2010.12/14

- We would like to have a seminar of Prof. UEDA, Mitsuyoshi (Kyoto Univ. in Japan), the Visiting Professor at International Center for Biotechnology (ICBiotech). Hope your participation.
  Date; Dec 14, 2010 (Tue) at 10:00 AM
  Place; Room C3-531, Memorial Hall in Department of Biotechnology
  Language; Japanese
  Title; Tracing the Origin of Evolution at the Molecular Level. (translational)

2010.12/13

- Information from JSPS Asian CORE Program in 2010 titled "Next-Generation Bioproduction Platform leveraging subtropical microbial bioresources";
Uploaded the pictures at Hanoi Seminar
Oct 14th: JSPS Asian CORE "The Young Scientist Seminar2010"
Oct 15th: JSPS Asian CORE "Joint Seminar 2010"
Details: Refer to this page JSPS Asian CORE Program

2010.12/6

- We would like to have a seminar of Assoc.Prof. ARIOKA, Manabu(Univ. of Tokyo, in Japan), the Visiting Assoc. Professor at International Center for Biotechnology (ICBiotech). Hope your participation.
  Date; Dec 6, 2010 (Mon) at 2:00 PM
  Place; Room C3-531, Memorial Hall in Department of Biotechnology
  Language; Japanese
  Title; Basic and applied researchs of Aspergillus oryzae

2010.11/22-12/6

Ms. Mayura Janhom from Mahidol University in Thailand visits ICBiotech to make researches, staying for 2 weeks.

2010.11/18

photoAssoc. Prof. Dr. Quyen Dinh Thi from Vietnum Academy of Science & Technology: VAST, Institute of Biotechnology: IBT, visits to our ICBiotech.

2010.11/12

One student from Netherland in FrontierLab@OsakaU assigned to Nihira Lab. in ICBiotech.

2010.10/27-29
Four students including two in English course in ICBiotech gave their presentation of the results of their studies in 2010 Conference of the Society for Biotechnology Japan.
2010.10/20
Dr. Benvenute and Dr.Donini from Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development(ENEA)visit and give a seminer for Fujiyama lab. in ICBiotech.
2010.10/18
Research by Assistant Prof. Ryo Misaki in Fujiyama Lab. in ICBiotech. titled "Palmitoylated Ras proteins traffic through recycling endosomes to the plasma membrane during exocytosis." appeared in the Japanese newspaper "The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Business & Technology Daily News)" of 2010 Oct. 5th.
-- Japanese Only
日刊工業新聞サイト http://www.nikkan.co.jp/news/nkx0720101005eaai.html
JSTサイト http://www.jst.go.jp/pr/announce/20101004/
2010.10/18

One student in FrontierLab@OsakaU assigned to Nihira Lab. in ICBiotech.

2010.10/14

- Information about a seminar of JSPS Asian CORE Program in 2010 titled "Next-Generation Bioproduction Platform leveraging subtropical microbial bioresources"; Prof. Takuya Nihira acts as a representative and cooperates with Dr. Duong Van Hop (Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology,Viet Nam National University, Hanoi) .
Oct 14th: JSPS Asian CORE "The Young Scientist Seminar2010"
Oct 15th: JSPS Asian CORE "Joint Seminar 2010"
Language: English
Venue: Center for Women & Development in Hanoi, Viet Num
Details: Refer to this page JSPS Asian CORE Program

2010.10/5
Dr. Arinthip Thamchaipenet from Kasetsart University in Thailand visits our ICBiotech to make researches, staying for 3 month.
2010.10/4

Two studesnts in International program of Frontier Biotechnology (English course) were assigned, 1 to Fujiyama lab., 1 to Nihira lab. in ICBiotech.

2010.10/3

photo- Intenational Collaboration Program of Graduate School for Faculty Development;
http://www.icpgsfd-osaka-u.jp/en/index.html
Assistant Prof. Hiroshi Kinoshita in Nihira lab. in ICBiotech. attended to "Overseas FD Program 4th." ;
California State University, Fullerton; 2010 Sep.20-Oct.3

2010.9/29

Commencement Ceremony in Biotechnology Course was held.
Four students including one student in English course in ICBiotech were guraduated from OSAKA University.
Three person received their Ph.D.
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One person in English course recieved his Master's degree.
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2010.9/1

On September 1st, Dr. Takao OHASHI was assigned to Fujiyama laboratory in our International Center for Biotechnology as an assistant professor.
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2010.8/25

As a visiting researcher to Harashima lab. for JSPS Asian CORE Program, Dr. Chuenchit Boonchird from Mahidol University in Thailand visits our ICBiotech. , staying for 5 days.

2010.8/23-25

Related: Entrance Exam. of Graduate School of Engineering in OSAKA univ.

2010.8/10

Related: 2010 Osaka University Explanatory Sessions -- "Open Campus"

2010.8/5

-One student in ICBiotech (English course) has successfully presented a defense of his doctor thesis.
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2010.8/3
Dr. Duenrut Chonudomkul from Kasetsart University in Thailand visits our ICBiotech to make researches, staying for 2 month.
2010.7/22-24

Three Japanese graduate students in ICBiotech gave their presentation of the results of their studies in 2010 KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) - Osaka University Graduate Students Symposium

2010.7/20-21
-The following guests stay at ICBiotech from 20 - 21 July for the discussion on the UNESCO project.
1. Prof. Savitree Limtong (from Kasetsart University, Thailand)
2. Dr. Le Phi Nga (from Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
3. Dr. Francisco B. Elegado
(from University of the Phlippines Los Banos, Philippines)
4. Dr. Irfan D. Prijambada (from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
2010.7/13

- We would like to have a seminar of the Visiting Professors at International Center for Biotechnology (ICBiotech).
Date: JUL 13th 2010 (Tue) at 3:00 PM
Place: Room C3-531, Memorial Hall in Department of Biotechnology
Language: English
Title: Streptomyces antibiotic production: from regulation and metabolomics to synthetic biology
Speakers:
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2. Prof. Dr. Rainer Breitling, SULSA Professor of Systems Biology, University of Glasgow
Honorary Professor of Computational Systems Biology, University of Groningen

2010.7/5

-One student in ICBiotech (English course) have successfully presented a defense of her doctor thesis.
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Reference page: http://www.sipweb.org/Fungi/index.cfm?page=recipient_past

2010.3/24

Sorry for the belated note,
-Three students in ICBiotech (Japanes1e course) have successfully presented a defense of their doctor thesis.
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2010.7/2-6
Dr.Sourioudong SUNDARA from National Authority for Science and Technology, Science and Technology Research Institute in Laos visits our ICBiotech to setting up a meeting for JSPS program, staying for 5 days.
2010.6/5

As part of Sicience Dialogue Program in JSPS, Dr. Ulanova, a post doctral fellow in ICBiotech., and Dr. Kitani, an assistant prof, gave a lecture in Mukogawa womans University Junior and Senior High school.
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Regarding JSPS, Refer to → http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-plaza/e-sdialogue/index.html
(in Japanese only) Refer to → http://www.mukogawa-u.ac.jp/~JHS/ssh

2010.6/1
JSPS Asian CORE Program pages are updated.
2010.5/24
UNESCO Conference on Capacity-Building in Life Science
UNESCO Yogjakarta Conference in Indonesia was a great success.
2010.5/12

Presidnt, Dr. Supachai Samappito and their group from Mahasarakham University in Thailand visits our ICBiotech.
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2010.5/6-8
Dr.Thao Sokunthia from Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia visits our ICBiotech, staying for 2 days.
2010.4/25

"UNESCO Conference on Capacity-Building in Life Science" in Manila appears in Newsletter on the website of PSM (Philippine Society for Microbiology).
See: http://www.philsocmicro.com/node/34

2010.4/12-24

Ms. Pattra Charnchai from Mahidol University in Thailand visits ICBiotech to make researches, staying for 2 weeks.

2010.4/13-6/10

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sukathida Ubol from Mahidol University visits our ICBiotech.

2010.4/14-16

Engr. Ermie M. Bacarra (Chief, Human Resources and Institutional
Development Division,Philippine Council for Advanced Science and
Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST)) visits our ICBiotech.

2010.4/5

B4 Japanese studesnts were assigned, 4 to Fujiyama lab., 5 to Nihira lab. in ICBiotech.

2010.3/27-30

Ten members (3 for Fujiyama lab. and 7 for Nihira lab.) in ICBiotech gave their presentation of the results of their studies in Annual Meeting of JSBBA, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, in University of Tokyo.

2010.3/25-28

Three Japanese graduate students in ICBiotech (2 for Fujiyama lab. and 1 for Nihira lab.) gave their presentation of the results of their studies in King Mongkut's University in Thailand.

2010.3/18

Mr. NGUYEN HUNG LONG, Ministry of health, Vietnam FOOD Administration, visits to our ICBiotech.

2010.3/18

Dr. Nuttanan Sinchaipanid and Prof. Ampol Mitrevej from Mahidol Univ. in Thailand visits our ICBiotech.

2010.3/12-27

Ms. Ousana Boonlucksanawong from Mahidol University in Thailand visits ICBiotech to make researches, staying for 2 weeks.

2010.3/7
- We would like to have a seminar in the Asian CORE program titled "Next-generation bioproduction platform leveraging subtropical microbial bioresources"
Date: Mar. 7th, 2010 (Sun)
Place:Ayutthaya Room I, 2nd Floor Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Asian CORE program:
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-asia/e-acore/acore.html

2010.2/22-23

-Four students in ICBiotech (Japanese course) have successfully presented a defense of their master thesis.
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2010.2/19
-National University of Laos; NUOL, President Assoc. Prof. Soukkongseng SAIGNALEUTH and Deputy Director of Economics Department Dr. Phouphet Kyophilavong visit our ICBiotech.
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2010.2/8
UNESCO Conference on Capacity-Building in Life Science
- We would like to report that UNESCO Manila Conference in Philippines was a great success with as many as 74 attendees. We thank all the attendees for their active participation with productive discussion and inputs. Details will be forthcoming shortly.
2010.1/15
Strategic International Cooperative Program entitled "Japan-Thailand Workshop"
-We would like to inform that
NSTDA-JST Meeting for Collaboration will be held on 21-22 January, 2010.
At NSTDA, Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani.
Prof. Harashima and Prof. Nihira are invited to be a guest speaker.
2009.12/14
In the Asian Core Program (2009-2013) entitled "Next-Generation Bioproduction Platform Leveraging Subtropical Microbial Bioresorces"
- We would like to report that "The Young Scientist Srminar; Bioresorces: Their Potentioals & Applications" flourished and attracted on 14th Dec.
2009.12/4
-Mr. Trinh Hong Son (National institute of nutrition) and Mr. Pham Ngoc Khai (Vise president, Thai Binh Medical College) visit our ICBiotech.
2009.11/27

- We would like to have a seminar of Prof. Hwang Yong-Il (Dept. of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyungnam University in Korea), the Visiting Professor at International Center for Biotechnology (ICBiotech).

Date: Dec 1, 2009 (Wed) at 3:00 PM
Place: Room C3-531, Memorial Hall in Department of Biotechnology
Language: Japanese
Title: Streptomyces natalensis/produce/natamycin/biosynthesis/expression/
2009.11/24
-Prof.Jian-Jiang Zhong, School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, visit our ICBiotech.
2009.11/24
-Dr Irfan D. Prijambada, Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, visit our ICBiotech.
2009.11/18-19

- One student (PhD course) has successfully presented her research results at following conference, and she recieved an award.

Conference Name: The 9th Fungal Molecular Biology Society of Japan (FMBSJ)
Venue: Yayoi Auditorium·Ichijo Hall/Annex, The University of Tokyo
Time: November 18-19, 2009
Website of conference: http://www.biochem.osakafu-u.ac.jp/~fmbsj/english/conference_e.html
Homepage of FMBSJ: http://www.biochem.osakafu-u.ac.jp/~fmbsj/english/toppage_e.html
Presentation title: Functional analysis of MokH, Zn(II)2Cys6 type transcriptional factor, in monacolin K biosynthesis.
Authors: Kanae Sakai, Hiroshi Kinoshita, Takuya Nihira
Awards: The 2nd Poster Prizes for Students
2009.11/6
- We would like to have a seminar of Associate Prof. AOTANI, Masayoshi (Kyoto Univ. in Japan),the Visiting Professor at International Center for Biotechnology (ICBiotech).
Hope your participation.

Date: Nov 9, 2009 (Mon) at 2:00 PM
Place: Room C3-531, Memorial Hall in Department of Biotechnology
Language: English
Title: Production of bio-fuels and chemicals from biomass by consolidated bioprocessing using cell surface engineered microbial cells.

2009.10/30
UNESCO Conference on Capacity-Building in Life Science
- We would like to report that UNESCO Hanoi Conference in Vietnam flourished and attracted as many as 101 participants on 9th OCT. Please refer to UNESCO Conference page.
2009.10/27
-Dr. Tawatchai Sumpradit (from Fac. of Medical Science, Naresuan University, Thailand) visits ICBiotech to make researches, staying for 4 weeks.
2009.10/20
-Prof. Dr. Endang SUKARA, Deputy Chairman for Life Science in Indonesian Institue of Science, visit our ICBiotech as a part of visiting Osaka University.
2009.10/13
- We would like to have a seminar for Asian young researchers in the Asian CORE program titled "Next-generation bioproduction platform leveraging subtropical microbial bioresources"
Hope your participation.
Date: Dec. 14th, 2009 (Mon)
Place: CRS in Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Details will be notified as soon as fixed.

Asian CORE program:
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-asia/e-acore/acore.html

2009.10/9
UNESCO Conference on Capacity-Building in Life Science
- We would like to report that UNESCO Bangkok Conference in Thailand flourished and attracted as many as 101 participants on 9th OCT. Please refer to UNESCO Conference page.
2009.10/5
- From the project titled 'Establishment of bioproduction research center for Southeast Asian bioresources' in 2006-2008, the proposal was published. Refer to Research and Education - Publication page.  
2009.10/1
-New students were assigned to the laboratories in ICBiotech. three international student ( International Program of Frontier Biotechnology 2009 (English course)) are in the Molecular Microbiology Lab., the othesr one international student (International Program of Frontier Biotechnology 2009 (English course)) are in the Applied Microbiology.
2009.9/30
-Dr. Le Tan Duy, Vice president of Da-Nang Univ. in Vietnum, and Dr. Nguyen Hiep, Director, Office for Research, Graduate Education and International Cooperation visit our ICBiotech as a part of visiting Osaka University.
2009.9/29
- One student in ICBiotech (English course, from Korea) has successfully presented a defence of his Doctor thesis.
2009.9/28
- Two students in ICBiotech (English course, from Thailand) were guraduated from OSAKA University.
2009.9/25
- One PhD course student (from the company) in ICBiotech was guraduated from OSAKA University.
2009.8/28
- Two students in ICBiotech (English course, from Thailand) have successfully presented a defence of their master thesis.
2009.8/20-25
- One student in ICBiotech (PhD Japanese course, from Japan) has successfully presented her research results at following international conference, and she recieved an award.

Conference Name: Fifteenth International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes (ISBA)
Venue: Shanghai, China
Time: August 20-25, 2009
Website: http://www.isba15.org/hydd.html
Presentation title: Autoregulator-signalling cascades in Streptomyces avermitilis
Authors: Kiyoko Miyamoto, Kenichiro Haruna, Sigeru Kitani, Haruo Ikeda, Takuya Nihira
Awards: Sueharu Horinouchi Prize

2009.8/16-20
- One student in ICBiotech (PhD English course, from Indonesia) has successfully presented her research results at following international conference, and she recieved two awards.

Conference Name: 42nd annual meeting of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology (SIP)
Venue: Park City, Utah, USA
Time: August 16-20, 2009
Website of Conference: http://utahsip.org/
Homepage of SIP: http://www.sipweb.org/
Presentation title: Utilization of entomopathogenic fungi for the control of plant pathogenic oomycetes
Authors: Sastia Prama Putri, Hiroshi Kinoshita, Fumio Ihara, Yasuhiro Igarashi, Takuya Nihira
Awards: Winner of Student Travel Award (Fungi Division) and 1st winner of Best Oral Presentation Award
Additional information: Elected as student representative for the Fungi Division of SIP for 2009-2011

2009.8/11
Osaka University held explanatory sessions ("Open Campus") for those who wish to enroll in the university. ICBiotech accepted many students.
2009.8/3
- On August 1st, Dr. MISAKI, Ryo was assigned as an assistant professor in Fujiyama lab. of our International Center for Biotechnology.
2009.7/29
-Students and teachers of Ibaraki high school visited Fujiyama Lab.
2009.7/6
-Professor Emeritus Tatsuji Seki, Ph. D., the director of the Osaka University, Bangkok Center for Education and Research, Thailand, has received The Honorary Doctoral Degree in Science (Biotechnology) from Mahidol University. Prof. Seki together with other awardees and University alumni attended the graduation ceremony and received the degree from Her Royal Highness, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Royal Thai Navy Convention Center on July 6, 2009.

Link to Mahidol University

2009.6/22
-Annual Report of ICBiotech Vol.29 2007 has been issued. You can see the contents and activities on this Website.

Contents:Annual Report of ICBiotech Vol.29 2007.PDF

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