Faculty of Biology UGM along with Department of Life Science National Central University (NCU) Taiwan have won a joint research grant from Taiwanese government.
Dean of Faculty of Biology UGM, Dr. Budi S. Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., said the grant from Taiwanese Education Ministry was given for their research titled Genetic and Functional Characterization of Two Divergent Prolyl-tRNA Synthetase Genes in Bacillus thuringiensis.
Research proposal was submitted by Prof Chien Chia Wang, Head of Department of Life Science National Central University, and two UGM lecturers, Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., and Arief Muammar, S.Si., M.Sc., as collaborators.
Budi said the research would focus in Wang’s Lab, NCU, Taiwan. In the middle of the year, the UGM researchers would be invited to NCU for a follow-up and dissemination of research outcomes to NCU academics.
“This collaboration is a follow-up to the visit made by Prof. Wang to Faculty of Biology Universitas Gadjah Mada in January,” he said on Tuesday (13/3) at Faculty of Biology UGM.
The visit was made to assess opportunities for collaborations in academics and research that would include student and staff exchange and sharing courses, joint proposal, research collaboration and joint publication.