Four UGM students received scholarships to join 2018 International Summer Course (ISC) on Advanced Marine Biology at Sugashima Marine Biological Laboratory (Sugashima MBL), Nagoya University, Japan, from July 13th to 17th, 2018. Those selected students are Basith Kuncoro Adji (Biology 2014), Anggun Cinditya Putri (Biology 2015), Putri Eky Pratiwi (Fisheries 2014), and Surono Dwi Saputra (Graduate student, Biotechnology 2017). This ISC program is an ongoing cooperation between the Faculty of Biology UGM and Nagoya University and has been going on for the last 4 years.
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.
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.
He also stated that Faculty of Forestry also has student activity units called Mapala Silvagama. He also invites the students to take part in the conservation of natural resources in Indonesia.