Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Green Coalition (Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Instiper Jogja, IKAHIMBI) commemorates it by doing long march. The theme of the Green Coalition for the 2018 Earth Day commemoration is trash, because the problem of waste is still a scourge for the environment even until now. The Student Family of the Faculty of Biology is enthusiastic about the event. During the long march, students of the faculty of biology invite the community to dispose of the garbage in its place and distribute the tote bag to the surrounding community. Arriving at Tugu, the event is a speech from faculty representatives, signing petitions, voicing and inviting people to care about the environment by not littering the place, as well as entertainment from representatives of each faculty joined in the Green Coalition. From the faculty of biology, the speech was represented by the chairman of BEM, Lalu Gunawan Fadliansyah (2015), the entertainment was a reading of a poem by Nafi’atul Ummah (2017). The Earth Day event was closed with mannequin challenges.
On April 24, 2018, the Student Family of the Faculty of Biology commemorated the 13th anniversary of KMFB. The event was held in BAB “(Biology Dasar Atas Barat)” Faculty of Biology. the event started at 16.50-18.30. All the biology students who joined the KMFB follow the anniversary of KMFB with great enthusiasm. In KMFB Anniversary ceremony there was a tumpeng cutting represented by Ibu Rina Sri Kasiamdari and symbolically given to the representatives of Study Groups / Institutions to be more “erat dan solid”. The KMFB Anniversary was “dimeriahkan” by Biology Award 2018 nomination readings counted by voting. In the series of KMFB Anniversary event, Department of Medkominfo BEM Biology presents Bioskop (Biology in Telescope) as a video to commemorate the anniversary of KMFB. The event was then closed with taking photos together.
Faculty of Biology UGM has organized guest lecture with outstanding speaker, Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Immenschuh, from the Institut für Transfusionsmedizin Medizinische Hochschule Hannover Germany. This guest lecture was held on March 6, 2018 with the topic of Stem Cell Role in Research and Clinical Purposes which was attended by students, lecturers, and staffs of Faculty of Biology UGM. This activity has opened by welcoming marks by Dean of Faculty of Biology UGM, Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc.
The stem cell is an undifferentiated cell population that can renew itself and produce a new generation of highly specialized cells. Stem cell technology known as stem cells has been established since 1965 with the success of bone marrow transplantation in two immunodeficiency siblings. In subsequent years, there was an important event that marked the progress of stem cell technology in the field of clinics.
In addition, stem cell technology is evolving as gene therapy that can be used to treat hereditary immune deficiency diseases such as Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome and reprogramming adult cells into pluripotent stem cells involving induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Stem cells have the potential to become a common treatment for severe diseases such as hereditary ones, immune deficiency, heart abnormalities, and so on.
MATALABIOGAMA is one of places to train conservationist and environmental leaders in Indonesia as the Director General of conservation of natural resources and ecosystem of the Ministry of environment and forestry (KSDAE KLHK), Ir. Wiratno, M.Sc., said in a seminar entitled “biology and Conservation-based management of natural resources in Tropical”, in The Auditorium of the Faculty of biology, Monday (9/10).
General Director of KSDAE KLHK, Ir. Wiratno, M.Sc., explained a presentation titled “Smart Investment as strategies of utilization and conservation area Indonesia”, which was delivered by Director General Secretary KSDAE, Ir. Herry Subagiadi, M.Sc.
After achieving a certificate of international accreditation AUN-QA on December 2011 and became the first Biology Department in ASEAN to achieve this Accreditation, Faculty of biology is now proposing the international accreditation (Accreditation Agency for ASIIN Degree Programs in Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics). In 2018, Master program in Biology will also be proposing international accreditation AUN-QA and the program will become the first program in Indonesia to receive the AUN-QA certification, as Biology Faculty Dean Dr. Budi Setyadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc. said in the MATALABIOGAMA anniversary celebration (9/10) at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Biology. He also explained that the vision of the Faculty of Biology is to maintain, utilize, and also preserve the tropical biodiversity in particular.
Around 200 world experts present in The 5th International Conference on Biological Science (ICBS) 2017, a conference held by Biology Faculty, from 15 to 16 of September 2017 at East Parck Hotel Yogyakarta. This biannual event is attended by participants from seven countries in the world such as Japan, Sweden, Germany, Netherland, Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Opening remarks has been delivered directly by Rector Prof. IR. Panut Mulyono, M. Eng., D. Eng.
“Biology has a significant contribution in the economic development. I hope that through this Conference, UGM can eventually expand new biology research and biological technologies that are beneficial to human life, “he said.