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NCU Profs of Japan deliver lecture at UST

On December 03, 2014, the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, UST served as host to Prof. Yuji Imaizumi, Ph.D. and Prof. Naohide Hirashima, Ph.D. of Nagoya City University (NCU), Japan. Hirashima presented a talk entitled 'Molecular Mechanism of Exocytosis in Mast Cells" while Imaizumi introduced NCU to the participating students. The visit of professors from Nagoya City University is part of the collaborative researches and faculty exchanges between NCU and UST.

The above activity is one of the lectures sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences to update undergraduate and graduate students of biology and microbiology of the latest development and trends in the field. Other lectures were held September 26, October 28, and November 25.

In the lecture held on September 26, 2014 at TARC Auditorium, Asst. Prof. Marilyn Rimando, a PhD candidate from the National Yang Ming University in Taiwan expounded on the topic, 'Stem Cells to Bone Cells: Glucocortisoids as Mediators'. On October 28, 2014, Dr. Kustiriayah Tarman of Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia shared her researches on marine fungi as sources of novel drugs while Dr. Felipe Lorenzo of University of Utah, USA gave a talk on the genetic mechanisms for high-altitude adaptation by Tibetans. This was held at Blas Hall, Main Building, UST.

Another lecture was given by Dr. Bon-Chu Chung and Dr. Yi-Fang Tsay of Academia Sinica, Taiwan on November 25, 2014 at TARC Auditorium. Dr. Chung talked about the function and regulation of steroid hormone synthesis while Dr. Tsay presented her researches on the nitrate transport and sensing in higher plants. Aside from their lecture, they encouraged students to apply for the Taiwan International Graduate Program, a scholarship program for students who wish to take their doctorate degree in Taiwan. TEDC

NCU-profs with Dr. Ramos and Dr. Dela Cruz Asst. Prof. Rimando with Dr. Dela Cruz and Dr. Ramos

 

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