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Attachment Program in Plant Virology at Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
Date: 26th Oct - 25th Dec 2015
The attachment program was held at the Laboratory of Tropical Plant Protection, Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI), Japan from October 26 – December 25, 2015 with the objective of providing a basic understanding of the concepts of plant viruses and practical measures, a diagnosis of infected plants, and to learn the latest technology and management of diseases involving viral diseases

The attachment were participated by 3 (three) plant health/biosecurity officers, each from Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, i.e.:

  • Ms. Nur Fitriawati, BBUSKP, Plant Quarantine and Biosafety Centre, Indonesian Agriculture Quarantine Agency (IAQA), Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ms. Norhayati binti Madiha Agriculture Officer Plant Biosecurity Division Department of Agriculture Jalan Gallagher, 50632 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • Mr. Tran Van Chien, Post Entry Quarantine Centre I, Plant Protection Department, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Hanoi, Vietnam

During the attachment program they were supervised by Prof. Keiko Natsuaki from Laboratory of Tropical Plant Protection, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan. The selection of participants were based on the individual performance and evaluation results as well as observation and evaluation by all resource persons during the “Training Workshop on the Diagnostic of Plant Viruses” that was organised at UPLB, Philippines from 17-28 August 2015. The program of the 2 months attachment were divided into 4 categories, i.e.:

  • Series of lectures given by resource persons and invited speakers
  • Individual experiments and laboratory works supervised by Prof. Natsuaki and Dr. M. Pinili
  • Participation in the International Congress of International Society for South East Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSAS) organized by Tokyo NODAI from 7-9 November 2015, and
  • Participation in the seminar and defence of PhD students of Tokyo NODAI
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