The 10th annual Summer Research Program in Tsukuba 2019 was held from July 16 to 26 in collaboration between Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences. Forty-two participants, represented from Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Taiwan, the UK, and Vietnam, attended the program. All participants worked in a research laboratory of their choice and learned cutting-edge scientific skills and techniques for their research.
Scientific seminars were given by Prof. Satoru Takahashi (Faculty of Medicine) and Prof. Louis J Irving (Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences). Participants also attended an English lecture given by Prof. Thomas Mayers (Medical English Communications Center; MECC in Faculty of Medicine). Moreover, in collaboration with Tsukuba Summer Institute, organized by Faculty of Sports, students participated in the martial arts activities (Kendo, Judo and Archery). Over the weekend, participants in Tsukuba Science Tour to visit JAXA and Botanical Garden and had social exchange with the University of Tsukuba students.
Each participant completed the program by presenting their research accomplishment on the final day. Awards were honored to the following participants:
Young Scientist Award： Ms. Paulina Lubeigt (Bordeaux University)
Best Presentation Award：Ms. Yen-Hsuan Chang (National Cheng Kung University) and Ms. Do Bao Tam Huynh (Anhalt University of Applied Sciences)
Best Discussion Award： Mr. David Craig (University of Edinburgh)
Good Discussion Award： Mr. Johan Cahyadirga (University of Indonesia) and Ms. Nguyen Duong My Kieu (Da Nang University)
This program contributes to the internationalization of the University of Tsukuba. We wish that many of the students who participated in the program will return to the University of Tsukuba as graduate students in the future.
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