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Asian Science Seminar

List of implemented seminars

Report for JSPS Asian Science Seminar 2004


Date: November 4th, 2004




1. Title of Seminar

Biological Control of Agricultural Pests in Asia・Theory and Practice
 

2. Purpose of Seminar

1) To foster Asian young entomologists in the field of biological control
2) To further our global knowledge of biological control and natural enemies in Asia
3) To construct a research network among young scientists from Asian countries
 

3. Period

From October 12th, 2004    through October 22th, 2004    (11 days)
 

4. Program: Agenda, topics, related activities (e.g., reception, excursion)

  See appendix.
 

5. Venue

6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka , Faculty of Agriculture ,Kyushu University
(Faculty of Agriculture,International Hall,Memorial Auditorium)
 

6. Organizer

Name in full
Masami Takagi
Affiliation and position
Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University


7. Lecturers and Participants

1) Number of Persons

  Lecturers Participants Total
Japan side 19 12 31
Other persons 5 20 25
Total 24 32 56


2) Lecturers

A.Please describe rationale for selecting lecturers, and the need for and role of their lectures in the seminar.
Lecturers were selected on the basis of their research activities and contribution to the field of biological control in Asia. Also, those who had educational experience in international organizations or programs were considered as lecturers.



B.List

Name in full Institution/Affiliation/Position Nationality
- Japan side    
Junji Takabayashi Professor, Center of Ecological Research, Kyushu University Japanese
Eizi Yano Director, National Agricultural Research Center Japanese
Yoshito Szuki Director, National Agricultural Research Center Japanese
Kazuhiko Konisi Director, National Agricultural Research Center Japanese
Kaoru Maeto Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University Japanese
Kazuro Ohno Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Miyazaki University Japanese
     
Masami Takagi Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Michio Ohba Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Susumu Simizu Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Eiichi Kuwano Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Osamu Tadauchi Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Takatashi Ueno Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Keiji Takasu Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Chisa Aoki Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Kazuhiro Iiyama Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Midori Tuda Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Satoshi Kamitani Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Kazuo Ogata Professor, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University Japanese
Yoshimi Hirose Emeritus Professor, Kyushu University Japanese
     
- Other persons    
Lester E.Ehler Professor, University of California, Davis American
Ooi Peter Aun-Chuan Chief Technical Adviser, FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific Thailander
Wiwat Suasa-ard Associate Professor, Kasetsart University Thailander
Joon-Ho Lee Professor, Seoul National University Korean
Fang-Hao Wan Director, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science Chinese

3) Participants

Please describe how you recruited participants and why they were selected.
Basically, young entomologists who will play an important role in the field of biological control and pest management in Asian countries were selected. Those who belong to universities or national institutes were given the highest priority upon selection. Candidates of the seminar were recruited through recommendation by lecturers. Applicants via announcement on the homepage were also accepted.



B.List

Name in full Institution/Affiliation/Position Nationality
- Japan side    
Ah Nge Htwe Foreign student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Myanmar
Le Khac Hoang Foreign student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Vietnamese
Tran Dang Hoa Foreign student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Vietnamese
Khiev Bunnarith Foreign student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Cambodian
Kanako Ueno Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
Fumiki Fukuhara Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
Ryouhie Inoue Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
Takafumi Kashuu Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
Humi Sasaki Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
Shinobu Namikawa Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
Shigeki Morita Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
Kouhei Matsusita Graduate student, Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Japanese
     
- Other persons    
Jae-Seong Im Graduate student, Seoul National University Korean
Hyoungho Mo Graduate student, Korea University Korean
Young Woong Byeon Researcher, National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology Korean
Jain-Ying Guo Graduate student, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Korean
Zongqi Chen Researcher, Yunna Academy of Agricultural Science Chinese
Dang Thi Dung Lecturer, Hanoi Agriculture University Chinese
Ho Thi Thu Giang Lecturer, Hanoi Agriculture University Vietnamese
Le Van Hai Lecturer, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry Vietnamese
Tran Thi Thien An Lecturer, Nong Lam University Vietnamese
Tran Tan Viet Lecturer, Nong Lam University Vietnamese
Chanthy Pol Researcher, Cambodian Agricultural Research Institute Vietnamese
Vuthy Ny Researcher, Cambodian Agricultural Research Institute Cambodian
Oraphan Kern-asa Researcher, NBCRC Central Regional Center Cambodian
Phattaraporn Panukhroh Researcher, NBCRC Upper Northern Regional Center Thailander
Piyawan Phaophan Researcher, Prince of Songkla University Thailander
Sudarat Chouwalit Researcher, Khon Kaen University Thailander
Sineenat Rattanaka Researcher, NBCRC Bangkok Thailander
Htar Htar Naing Lecturer, Yezin Agriculture University Myanmar
Mi Khin Mi Lecturer, Yezin Agriculture University Myanmar
Azidah Binti Abdul Aziz Lecturer, University of Malaya Malaysian

8. Achievements

1) Upon what concept was the seminar planned and organized? (As reference, attach lecture summaries and other related documents.)
The seminar was planned to promote a greater interest and understanding of the principles and practices concerning biological control. Thus, the seminar was organized with 1) keynote lectures, 2) basic lectures, and 3) laboratory practices. Presentation and discussion by young participants were also included to the seminar program for that purpose.
2) What results were achieved from an academic viewpoint? Please list them concretely.
The participants learned:
- Quantitative techniques used in the study of natural enemies; and
- The principles and practices of biological control.
3) What results were achieved in terms of international exchange and young researcher development?
The participants had an opportunity to learn the importance of discussing with researchers from the other countries. They also leaned the importance of having the communication skill in English.

9. What sort of specific activities may be expected of the seminar participants in the future?

At least some of the participants would play a key role in the field of biological control and pest management.
We also expect they would be international scientists.


10. Were the system and method of operating the seminar effective? Please note any specific suggestions your have for improving them?

We felt the duration of the seminar (11 days) was too short. However, some of the participants appeared to be exhausted during the seminar; eleven days could be too long for the participants who might have never been abroad. Therefore, it may be desirable to separate the seminar twice or three times, holding it for two or three consecutive years.


11. Please describe any other effects of the seminar that deserve special mention.

This sort of seminar would strategically be important to make it be recognized that Japan is desiring to strengthen its friendly relations with Asian countries.


<Impressions of Participants>

12. What sort of impressions or opinions were expressed by the lecturers?

All of our lecturers agreed that the seminar was successful and excellent; the seminar meets the current demand in Asia for developing environmentally friendly pest management.


13. Did you have the participants carry out a questionnaire or assessment? If so, what results did you obtain?

We carried out a questionnaire only to the participants from the foreign countries to get the proper evaluation of the seminar. We didn't have Japanese participants carry out a questionnaire. Because all of them were the students of Kyushu University and they managed the seminar actively.
As a whole, they agreed the importance and success of the seminar.


<Views and Comments on Program>

14. Please give us your comments and opinions on the seminar program itself. What did you think of JSPS's application recruitment period, timing of the selection notice, seminar funding by JSPS, method of seminar operation, or other elements of the program? Do you have any specific suggestions as to how any of these components can be improved?

Although we share much with Asian countries in the way of culture and values, Asia is so diverse in culture and values. We felt some of the regulations were a little bit fixed or stiff, which may cause some troubles with Asian people or which may bother greatly participants from Asian countries. Flexible management and practice may be required in many ways.

Schedule of Asian Scientific Seminar (12th to 22nd October 2004)
  Morning I
9:00-10:30
Morning II
10:40-12:10
Afternoon I
13:40-15:10
Afternoon II
15:20-16:50
Evening
12th Tuesday     Opening ceremony, Guidance Keynote lectures
by L Ehler & Y Hirose
Welcome party
13th Wednesday Overview
(L) by M Takagi
Ecology of natural enemies
(L) by T Ueno
Ecology of natural enemies
(P) by M Tuda, T Ueno & M Takagi
 
14th Thursday Taxonomy I
(L) by O Tadauchi
Taxonomy II
(L) by K Maeto
Taxonomy
(P) by K Konishi, K Maeto & O Tadauchi
 
15th Friday Special topic
(L) by J-H Lee
Special topic
(L) by P Ooi
Special topic
(L) by W Suas-ard
Special topic
(L) by F-H Wan
 
16th Saturday Off day
17th Sunday IOBC Symposium IOBC Mixer
18th Monday IPM of vegetables
(L) by E Yano
Greenhouse IPM
(L) by K Ohno
IPM of Rice
(L) by Y Suzuki
Chemical Ecology
(L) by J Takabayashi
 
19th Tuesday Excursion
Visit Fukuoka Pref. Agriculture Experimental Station, vegetable growing areas and fruit orchards in Fukuoka 
 
20th Wednesday Microbial control I
(L) by S Shimizu
Microbial control II
(L) by M Ooba
Insect pathology
(P) by C Aoki, K Iiyama & S Shimizu
 
21st Thursday Chemical insecticide for IPM
(L) by E Kuwano
Statistics
(L) K Takasu
Sampling methods & statistics
(P) by K Takasu & K Ogata
 
22nd Friday Presentation time Presentation time Closing ceremony Farewell party  
(L)=Lecture
(P)=Practice