• The 9th Summer Research Program in Tsukuba 2018

    08 03, 2018

    Our annual summer event, The Summer Research Program in Tsukuba 2018 was held from July 23 to August 3 in

    collaboration between the Life and Environmental Sciences and Medical Sciences Departments. It was the 9th annual

    meeting. Fourth-two participants came from 10 different countries, including Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany,

    Indonesia, Mexico, Russia Taiwan, UK, and Vietnam. Five high school students also joined the program from Japan.

    All participants worked in a research laboratory of their choice and learned cutting-edge scientific skills and

    techniques for their research

    There were science seminars conducted by Professor Akira Shibuya (Faculty of Medicine), Assoc. Professor Andrew S.

    Utada (Faculty of Environmental Sciences), and Professor Chau-Ti Ting (National Taiwan University) in addition to

    Japanese cultural and language introduction done by Professor Masaki Ono (Faculty of Humanities and Social

    Sciences). These provided opportunities to get to know the forefront of science, technology and Japanese culture.

    Students also have experiences of Tsukuba science tour (JAXA, AIST), and exchange with Tsukuba University students

    on the weekend. Foreign students enjoy cooking Japanese food and wearing yukata. Each participant successfully

    completed the program by presenting their research accomplishment on the final day. Mr. Ching-Wei Liao from

    National Cheng Kung University received a most prestigious Young Scientist Award for his presentation. Best

    presentation awards were given to Assyifa Gita Firdaus from University of Indonesia, Dang Hoang Trang from Vietnam

    National University of Agriculture, Tzu-Yu Lin from National Cheng Kung University, respectively. Mario Armando

    Gomez Slazar from The University of Edinburgh and Latifatul Azizah from Bandung Institute of Technology received

    the Good Discussion Award.

    Young Scientist Award

    Ching-Wei Liao (National Cheng Kung University)

    Best Presentation Awards

    Assyifa Gita Firdaus (University of Indonesia)

    Dang Hoang Trang (Vietnam National University of Agriculture)

    Tzu-Yu Lin (National Cheng Kung University)

    Good Discussion Award

    Mario Armando Gomez Slazar (The University of Edinburgh)

    Latifatul Azizah (Bandung Institute of Technology)

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