Bandung, (12/04/15) Growth in consumption of chicken meat in Indonesia makes the demand for chicken feed soar. It is important to develop methods in determining the quality of meat and feed using biological approaches. GAMA Chicken Research Team Faculty of Biology do innovation by using chicken pectoral muscle as a model for measuring the quality of meat on some feed treatment. Observed Pectoral muscle performance parameters are muscle weight, muscle area, and miofiber diameter on experimental chicken the age of 7 days.
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YOGYAKARTA – About 250 thousand to 30 thousand species of plants have the potential as a source of food and feed, while more than 20 thousand of biological resources have the potential as ingredients in traditional and modern medicines. However, only 12 percent of plants and 5 animal species are developed as food sources. No wonder Indonesia becomes the object of study of foreign scientists. Biology researchers from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Rosichon Ubaidillah, until 2013, the trend of foreign study in Indonesia showed that biology research is the field that mostly performed by foreign researchers in Indonesia. “I think it is because of the abundant of biological resources,” said Ubaidillah in a workshop of Biology curriculum development in the Faculty of Biology UGM, Monday (23/11).
Yogyakarta – Faculty of Biology UGM introduced Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to its students through the “IPR Seminar” organized by the Graduate Student Family (KMP) in the Lower Meeting Room Faculty of Biology (11.20.15). IPR seminar was attended by undergraduate and post-graduate students from Faculty of Biology.
The seminar titled “IPR as Fabiogama non-physical assets” presented Dra. Sri Sulistyani, M.Sc. (Patent examiner from Directorate General of Intellectual Property), Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., (Bio-Catharantus patent owner) and Dr. Endang Semiarti, M.S., M.Sc. (the patent owner of orchid plant genetic transformation method) as keynote speakers.
Publication is very important for a researcher. Similarly, lecturers and students are required to publish their research that has been done. With the increasing number of publications, the usefulness of these studies can be more knowledgeable. Nevertheless, there are many errors in writing journals and other scientific papers caused by the lack of Academic Writing dissemination.
In response, Academic Writing workshop by Faculty of Biology by presenting Mr. Daniel Opacki, M.A., an academic professional specialist from USAID University Partnership Program and Georgetown University, USA. Workshop with a topic “Proofreading and Self-Editing for Common Errors in Academic Writing” was held on Friday, 6 November 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Biology and was attended by many participants from S1 to S3 students, lecturers, as well as alumni of the Faculty of Biology. The enthusiasm of the participants looked good with a variety of questions to the speakers and participants were actively participating in solving the problems given.