FMIPA / Fourth ISS: Science for Eco-Friendly Advancement

Fourth ISS: Science for Eco-Friendly Advancement

BOGOR (20/10) – International Seminar on Sciences (ISS) is an annual meeting organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University (FMIPA IPB). “Sciences for Green Development” was chosen as the theme in the 4th ISS to take into account the importance of science in maintaining the ecosystem and supporting its sustainability.

On Thursday (19/10) and Friday (20/10), at IPB International Convention Center, Baranangsiang, Bogor, IIS 4 began with introduction and speech by Chairman of Committee: Dr. Yessie Widya Sari, M.Si. as well as the presentation of the activity agenda that will be held on the first day. Subsequently representing Rector of IPB, Vice Rector for Facilities and Business: Dr. Ir. Arif Imam Suroso, M.Sc delivered his speech and appreciation to the organizers and supporters who enabled this international event to be held well, as well as officially opened the 4th ISS which was held in momentum of Lustrum VII FMIPA IPB.

ISS this year was also attended by the Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia: H. E. Peter MacArthur. The presence of Ambassador of Canada in this opportunity, is to convey a greatest appreciation of the implementation of this activity and the cooperation that exists between FMIPA IPB and University of Waterloo in developing actuarial science in Indonesia in the form of Actuary Undergraduate Program in FMIPA IPB, through READI program.

Entering the seminar session, ISS this year presents no less than 10 academics / researchers / experts as speakers, both from national and international divided into 2 days seminar:

Seminar Hari 1

  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Kudang Boro Seminar (Institut Pertanian Bogor)
    Transparency & Trace-ability for Agro-based Products is a Must.
  • Prof. Johnny Li (University of Waterloo)
    Hedging Crop Yield with Exchange-traded Weather Derivatives.
  • Prof. Sakakibara Masayuki (Ehime University)
    Environmental Design for Phytotechnology for Sustainable Development in Socialecological Systems.
  • Prof. Santosh Khrisna Haram (University of Mumbai)
    Investigation of Nanomaterial for Energy Harvesting and Storage Systems through Electromechanical Prospective.
  • Dr. Kornsorn Srikunath (Kasetsart University)
    Contribution of Chromosomics Reveals Diversity of Sex-linked Region and Evolutionary History in Reptiles.

Seminar Hari 2

  • Fabio Laurent Lumantau (READI)
  • Dr. Yaya Rukayadi (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
    Functional Food and Medicinal Properties of Piper cubeba L.
  • Gasidit Panomsuwan, PhD (Kasetsart University)
    A Green Route towards Nanomaterials Synthesis.
  • Dr. Agus Salim (La Trobe University)
    Current Challenges and Opportunities in Statistical Bioinformatics: How Statistics Can Contribute to Medical Advance.
  • Prof. Ali Selamat (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
    Big Data Application in Agriculture.
  • Ika Dewi Ana, drg, PhD (Universitas Gajah Mada)
    Studies on Development Calcium Phosphate Ceramics for The Application in Dentistry.

In the presentation sessions divided into parallel classes, about ┬▒ 250 participants presented their research either orally or poster with a selection of research areas as follows:

  • Bio-based Functional Materials
  • Biophysics, Biomaterials, and Biosensors
  • Bioresources, Biosciences, and Biotechnology
  • Data Science and Modelling
  • Environmental and Climate Change
  • Information Technology for Agriculture
  • Internet of Things for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Life Sciences
  • Nanotechnology in Life Sciences
  • Renewable Energy
  • Actuarial Sciences and Risk Management

With an abundance of natural resources, Indonesia and several other countries, especially in Southeast Asia, are expected to pioneer the development of global environmental friendly innovations. In its fourth year of implementation, ISS is expected to accommodate good synergy and communication among academia, business and government in developing a better, greener and more eco-friendly future.