Wednesday, 22 February 2023 The Faculty of Biology, Gadjah Mada University, held a Graduation Ceremony for the Bachelor Program 2022/2023 period II at the Tropical Biology Auditorium, Faculty of Biology. This ceremony was held at 01.00 p.m. after the graduates carried out their university graduation at Grha Sabha Pramana. Then, the ceremony was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Biology Prof. Dr. Budi Setyadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc. and continued singing Indonesia Raya, Hymne Gadjah Mada, and Mars Faculty of Biology.
Prof. Michael Sauer, BOKU University, Austria, Encourages the need for More Intensive Research on the Abundance of native Indonesian Microorganisms as a Source of Biorefinery-based Bioplastics
Prof. Michael Sauer, Deputy Head of The Institute of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria gave a Guest Lecture to students, lecturers and researchers at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Biology, UGM. Topics presented were about bioprocess and biorefinery. The guest lecture was opened by the Vice Dean for Research and Community Service and Alumni, Dr. Eko Agus Suyono who is also the moderator on the agenda. In the guest lecture, it was conveyed that the world is experiencing a sustainability problem. One of the main causes is environmental pollution, especially from plastic waste.
Tuesday, 7 February 2023, a Coordination Meeting of the UGM Faculty of Biology was held at the Bhumi Ecology Cafe, which is located to the north of the lobby building of the UGM Faculty of Economics and Business at 11.00 a.m.-01.00 p.m. The meeting was attended by the Dean and Vice Deans, Chair and Secretary of the Tropical Biology Department, Head of Study Program S1, S2, S3, Head of Administration Office, Section Head of AKUM, Section Head of AKM, and IUP Biology Coordinator. In this occasion, the Dean was the leader of the meeting, and at the beginning of the opening he conveyed the results of the visit of the Dean and Vice Dean for Research, Community Service, Cooperation and Alumni on Thursday, 2 February 2023 at the UGM Jakarta and Binus University, and future plans for the opportunity to open the Biology Masters Study Program at the UGM Jakarta campus.
MBKM RESEARCH TEAM 2023: Initiation, Coordination of Research Activities “Diversity of Soil Protozoa and Microarthropods as Bioindicators of Success in Composting and Soil Contamination” With PT. Pradipta Paramita Agroutama
On Monday, 20 February 2023 the 2023 Independent Learning Campus (MBKM) Research Team in the Faculty of Biology UGM, with Dr. dra. Rr. Upiek Ngesti Wibawaning Astuti, DAP&E, M.Biomed as the leader, along with 6 students (Qurotul Ainina, Muhammad Makmal Baha, Alifyanita Maulida, Muhammad Rizki, Ratnaduhita, and Deanova) have carried out initiation and coordination with partners, PT Pradipta Paramita Agroutama which is located on Jl. Waru Raya, Waru, Pulosari, Karanganyar. This activity was intended to convey the plan and design of MBKM Research activities entitled: “DIVERSITY OF PROTOZOANS AND SOIL MICROARTHROPODS AS BIOINDICATORS OF SUCCESS OF COMPOSTING AND SOIL CONTAMINATION” as well as an introduction to the formation of the research team.
Biology Lecturers Involved in Webinars, Whole Genome Sequencing Workshops, and Lab Tours with GSI Lab and Indonesia Institute for Life Science (i3L)
In recent years, sequencing technology has become one of the innovative solutions for analyzing genomes. Today, sequencing technology is able to answer various challenges in research related to the biology of humans, plants, animals, pathogens, and the environment. For this reason, in an effort to develop knowledge, innovation and skills in research, on January 28-29 2023 one of the UGM Faculty of Biology lecturers, Dr. dr. Rr. Upiek Ngesti Wibawaning Astuti, DAP&E, M.Biomed attended a seminar which was held in a hybrid manner, followed by a workshop and a Lab Tour organized by PT Genomic Solidaritas Indonesia (GSI Lab) and took place at the Indonesia Institute for Life Science (iL3) in Jakarta.
The UGM Faculty of Biology actively promotes the International Undergraduate Program (IUP) at the Higher Education and Innovation Exhibition in Makassar
In 2023, UGM participated in the 14th Higher Education and Innovation Exhibition or Sulawesi Education and Techno Expo at Sandeq Ballroom Claro Hotel, Makassar City, from Tuesday, 14 February 2023 to Thursday, 16 February 2023. The exhibition was attended by students from all high schools and vocational schools in Makassar City accompanied by teachers, parents and UGM alumni. The enthusiasm of the Makassar city community seems very high to obtain as much information as possible to be able to continue their studies at UGM which includes the admissions pathway for new students, the quota for each study program, and the ratio of the number accepted to the number of applicants for a study program. In addition, some visitors often asked regarding the tuition fees.
On Friday, 17 February 2023, at 03.30-04.30 p.m, the inauguration of the study group and organization coordinator of the Faculty of Biology, Universitas Gadjah Mada. The inauguration was held offline at the Tropical Biology Auditorium Building, Faculty of Biology UGM. The activity was attended by Prof. Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc. as Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Vice Deans, Heads of Study Programs, Heads of Academic and Student Affairs Sections, Student Affairs Coordinators, Lecturers of Study Group and Organization Supervisors, Heads of Study Groups and Organization, as well as several representatives of study groups and organizations coordinator.
Discussion on the Development of the Community Service Program at the Faculty of Biology UGM with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Community Service, and Alumni and the Directorate of Community Service UGM
On Wednesday 8 February 2023, the Faculty of Biology UGM received a visit from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Community Service, and UGM Alumni, Dr. Arie Sujito, S.Sos., M.Sc., UGM Director of Community Service, Dr. dr. Rustamaji, M.Kes., and Director Secretary of Community Service UGM, Dr. Djarot Heru Santosa, M.Hum. The visit began with a discussion on program development in the KPTU Meeting Room of the Faculty of Biology UGM, followed by a tour around the campus of the UGM Faculty of Biology to review the production sites of POC (Liquid Organic Fertilizer) and organic fertilizers produced by the Faculty of Biology.
Lecturer at the Faculty of Biology UGM Becomes a Member of the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s Team on the Study and Prevention of Poisonous Animals and Poisonous Plants
Indonesia, which is a tropical country, has many types of highly venomous snakes. Research on the diversity of types of reptiles and community service regarding the management of reptiles, especially snakes, have been carried out by many teaching staff or lecturers at the Faculty of Biology UGM. One of lecturers that actively carried out this research is Donan Satria Yudha, M.Sc., from the Animal Systematics Laboratory.
Donan has played an active role in the field of snake wildlife study and management since 2011 until now. Some of Donan’s activity in the study and control of snakes are: assisting the Yogyakarta BKSDA in assessing the diversity of reptiles in conservation areas, assisting the Gianyar Regency Government in inventorying wild animals including snakes, assisting reptile-loving communities by becoming their resource persons and coaches, providing snake handling training to Firefighters Sleman and UGM fires, helping Dr. dr. Tri Maharani, Sp.EM, M.Sc., in identifying venomous snakes that bite humans, providing knowledge and handling of snakes in the PLN substation environment, as well as many other community service activities.
Wednesday, 8 February to 9 Thursday 2023 the Faculty of Biology UGM held a Mental Health Literacy Training for students. At 7.45 a.m., the opening of the Mental Health Literacy Training for Students was held in Room 1 & 2 Building B, Faculty of Biology UGM. This training was attended by 35 participants consisting of representatives of Study Groups and Student Organizations, and also representatives of several batches of bachelor, master, and doctoral program students.
On this occasion the Dean of the Faculty of Biology UGM, Prof. Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., was pleased to give a speech and officially open the event. In his remarks Prof. Budi conveyed the importance of holding activities to increase mental health literacy. “Recently at UGM there have been several cases involving student mental health. Let’s make this training an opportunity to improve mental health for ourselves and help those around us.”