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ITB-RIKEN Mini symposium on “Biomolecular Engineering for Functional Materials” was held at Institut Teknologi Bandung , Bandung, Indonesia on November 30 and December 1, 2023.

December 13, 2023

Institut Teknologi Bandung is the first technical university in Indonesia that was established on March 2, 1959 in West Java, with a mission to serve science and technology to develop the nation .

During this mini symposium, RIKEN Singapore Director Dr Kawabe introduced RIKEN’s activity and collaboration in the Southeast Asia as well as RIKEN’s program for junior researchers.  Prof Keiji Numata from Biomacromolecules Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science(CSRS) made a keynote speech on his research projects for new functional biomaterials. This was followed by research introduction presentations by nine researchers from RIKEN and ITB in the two-day symposium.

In the Student Session, ten ITB students gave poster presentations and participated in an active Q&A session.

In total, about 40 people attended the symposium (about 16 people also attended online). Many of them were students (whether PhD, Master, or Bachelor) who were interested in research life and opportunities abroad.

RIKEN Singapore Office, which promotes international cooperation in the Southeast region, will provide support for personnel exchange and research collaboration with ITB.

ITB-RIKEN Mini symposium at Institut Teknologi Bandung(ITB)