Friday, March 19, 2010

Info Update : Conference of Industrial Enzyme and Biotechnology 2010 (CIEB 2010), di Serpong, 3 Agustus 2010


Seminar and Workshops Enzyme Technology for Eco-Friendly Industry

Enzim memainkan peran penting dalam kehidupan kita, bukan saja dalam proses metabolisme tubuh, tapi juga dalam proses-proses lainnya dalam kehidupan kita. Enzim digunakan dalam produksi makanan yang kita perlukan, dimanfaatkan dalam bidang kesehatan, serta berperan dalam industri ramah lingkungan (green industry). Menyadari semakin meluasnya kerusakan lingkungan hidup akibat pengembangan industri yang tidak berwawasan lingkungan, sudah saatnya para peneliti bidang biokatalis serta pembuat keputusan untuk mulai melihat pemanfaatan enzim-enzim industri secara serius sebagai salah satu cara menanggulangi kerusakan lingkungan. Oleh karena itu, kami bermaksud menyelenggarakan Conference of Industrial Enzyme and Biotechnology 2010 (CIEB 2010), di Serpong, 3 Agustus 2010, dengan tema : Enzyme Technology for Eco-Friendly Industry


TEMPAT

Seminar (3 Agustus 2010) : Gedung Graha Widia Bhakti Puspiptek (DRN), Kawasan Puspiptek, Serpong, Tangerang – Banten

Workshop (4 – 6 Agustus 2010) : Laboratorium Pengembangan Teknologi

Industri Agro dan Biomedika (LAPTIAB)

PEMBICARA UNDANGAN INTERNASIONAL

1. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Garabed Antranikian

Institut der Technischen Mikrobiologie, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg

Tema: Extremophiles; from Origin of Life to Industrial Biotechnology

2. Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Meinhardt

Institut für Molekulare Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie, University of Münster

Tema: Industrial Enzyme Production in Bacteria: Genetics and Strain Improvement

3. Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Vorlop

Institut für Technologie und Biosystemtechnik, Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft

Tema: Conversion of Biodiesel Waste/by-Product for Material Coating

NASIONAL

1. Prof. Dr. Maggy T. Suhartono

Pusat Riset Bioteknologi,Institut Pertanian Bogor

2. Dr. Siswa Setyahadi

Pusat Teknologi Bioindustri (PTB), BPPT

WORKSHOP

1. Molecular Biology Workshop: Cloning and Transformation in Bacillus

Dalam workshop ini akan diajarkan mengenai penggunaan sistem ekspresi Bacillus dalam rekayasa genetika.

2. Separation and Purification Strategies of Biotechnological Products

Dalam workshop ini akan diajarkan mengenai teknik purifikasi protein.

BIAYA PENDAFTARAN

Sebelum 30 Juni 2010

Seminar: Umum (Rp.400.000), Mahasiswa (Rp.200.000)

Workshop:

Molecular Biology (Cloning and Transformation in Bacillus) Rp. 2.000.000

Protein Purification (Separation and Purification Strategies of Biotechnological Product)

Rp. 1.000.000

Setelah 30 Juni 2010

Seminar: Umum (Rp. 600.000), Mahasiswa (Rp.300.000)

Workshop:

Molecular Biology (Cloning and Transformation in Bacillus) Rp. 2.200.000

Protein Purification (Separation and Purification Strategies of Biotechnological Product) Rp. 1.500.000

Call for POSTERS

CIEB 2010 akan berisi presentasi oral/kuliah dari pembicara undangan dan presentasi poster dari peserta. Peserta yang ingin mempresentasikan posternya, harus mengirimkan abstrak kepada panitia melalui email paling lambat 15 Juni 2010. Abstrak sepanjang 200-250 kata harus dalam bahasa Inggris dan diketik dengan MS Word atau OpenOffice Writer. Dalam abstrak, peserta harus menuliskan nama dan institusi penulis, alamat email dan keywords. Penulis yang abstrak-nya diterima akan diberitahu melalui email paling lambat 1 Juli 2010. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut silakan mengunjungi situs web kami atau menghubungi panitia penyelenggara.

Panitia Penyelenggara

1. BPPT, Lt 15 Gedung II

Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 8, Jakarta 10340 Indonesia

Telepon: +62-21-316 9513

Fax : +62-21-316 9510

2. LAPTIAB I Gedung 610, Puspiptek Serpong

Jl. Raya Serpong — Tangerang

Tel/Fax: 021 021 3374 6290
Mobile: 081283113440

Contact person:

Maria Ulfah, S.Si (021 7560536 ext.123)

Erma Widyasti, S.Si (081283113440)

Email: cieb2010@yahoo.co.id

Situs: http://cieb2010.biokatalis.net

No.Rek.: 103-00-0537226-9

a.n. Astutiati Nurhasanah

Bank Mandiri KCP Jakarta, Cabang Menara Thamrin

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

International Biotechnology Seminar & 5th KBI Congress 2010, Malang 27-30 July 2010

Invitation and Message from Chairman of Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium (KBI) we wish to extend our invitations to all KBI Members and other colleagues to participate in the International Biotechnology Seminar & 5th KBI Congress, to be held at University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia, during July 27-30, 2010.

The success of our Seminar & 5th KBI Congress depends upon your participation. We hope you will make a special effort to attend.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Seminar & 5th KBI Congress.


Malang, December 2009

Bambang Prasetya
Chairman of Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium

General Information


The International Biotechnology Seminar & 5th KBI Congress, to be held at University of Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java, Indonesia, during July 27-30, 2010.

Malang at Glance
Malang is the second largest city in East Java province, Indonesia. The average climate of Malang is around 22-25 0C in dry season and rainy season. Malang is located on the hilly land at the height of 450 - 467 meters above the sea level, in the position of 7 59” tp 112 18 “. It is surrounded by five mountains Arjuno, Panderman, Banyak, Bromo, Semeru, Anjasmoro, Welirang, Kawi and Kelud.

Malang has a reputation as being a nostalgic city of Holland, a city of People Party Festival which is held every year, as well as an annual and three or four monthly schedule of cultural, music, Food Festival, handicraft festival, book fair, and national and international seminars.

The city is famous for its cool air and people in East Java sometimes call it "Paris van East Java." The poor have a culture of words that is different from others that the current language has evolved from community-owned jargon known Malang Walikan language (reversed).

You will also have the chance to enjoy the atmosphere of Malang as an old city with the Holland’s architectural building, a city with national events of sport and music, and a traditional East Java city which has the dynamic and energetic culture.

The city’s layout regarded as being among the best in Indonesia makes it easy to to get around by foot, bicycle, motor cycle, or public transportation. It is also easy to get directly by plane or train from Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia and also from other cities in Indonesia. Malang has many kinds of trees and flowers which function to decrease pollution.

Malang is known with its beautiful beaches. The beaches are Ngliyep, Balekambang, and Sendang Biru beach. Then the foreign tourists are commonly interesting to Malang's temples that save the historical value of the past Kingdom, they are; Singosari temple, Jago temple, Kidal temple, etc. Beside that, Malang still has a lot of tourism objects that will attract you to visit it. Coban Rondo waterfall, Wonosari tea plantation, Wendit pool, mount Kawi, mount Bromo panorama, Coban Pelangi waterfall, Karangkates recreation park, and the others, are Malang's interesting places that presents their nature scenery.

Other nice places are Tugu monument, City square,and Jalan Ijen. Tugu Monument was built in ex JP Coen’s Park which is circled by a pond with being grown by water Lily and Big-old Trembesi Trees around it. There is an old building from the colonial era at Jalan Tugu. The building name is Tugu. This
The City square is a beautiful park circled by old buildings like Masjid Jami, Chatolic Churh and few shopping centers.

Jalan ijen is greenbelt area beautified by Bougainville flowers and Palm Trees. The background is housing with Holland-Colonial Architecture. Brawijaya Museum is military museum which keeps the traditional and modern guns ever been used in the independence fighting era.

Ceramic is a special souvenir from Malang, the Ceramic Industry Centers is located at Jl. MT. Haryono, and Mayjend Panjaitan. This is a special place with special product of ceramics from Malang. The visitors can show the process of the ceramics creating on the factory.

In arjosari, there is a place for making and selling rattan handicraft of Malang City. This place is 5 km from the city square.

Malang is the center of food of East Java and is the destination of domestic tourists and international tourists who want to enjoy special food of Malang and Indonesia like Bakso Malang, tempe chips and variety of fruit chips. There are many traditional and modern restaurants, and also food centers. Shopping is easy with many traditional markets, vegetable and daily needs vendors and supermarkets.

Official Language
English will be the official language of the seminar.

Visa
Indonesian Visa is not required for several countries. For citizens of countries without diplomatic relations with Indonesia, we strongly suggest that you contact the travel company making your travel arrangement or your nearest Indonesian Embassy.

Letter of Invitation
Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal Invitation to participate in the seminar. It should be understood that this invitation is only to help participants to raise travel funds or to obtain Visa. IT DOES NOT IMPLY A COMMITMENT on the part of the Organizing Committee to provide financial support.

Climate and Dress for the Symposium
The climate in Malang is tropical. The recommended dress for the seminar session and social functions is casual to smart casual.

Credit Card
Major International credit cards (Visa and Master card) are widely accepted in the major hotels, restaurants, and shops in the major cities in Indonesia.

ATM Machine
ATM Machine are available in major cities of Indonesia, but they are not widely spread in all cities. So, it is recommended to bring some cash (US Dollar) with you.

Accomodation
The Organizer has made arrangement on hotel accommodation for seminar Participants ranging from a 3 to 5 star and budget hotels. Special hotel rates have been negotiated with Official Hotel for participants. All hotels are located within city of Malang.

Furthermore Information see http://biotech_sem.umm.ac.id/

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Call for Papers International Seminar on Horticulture to Support Food Security 2010

INTRODUCTION
The 2010 International Seminar on Horticulture to Support Food Security (ISHSFS 2010) will be held in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia during June 22-23, 2010. The seminar is an international forum for the presentation of research results and technological development in the fields of horticulture. The seminar will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists, producers, consumers and other professionals in the domain of interest from various places.


OBJECTIVES

1. To share and exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face among delegate.
2. To establish future collaboration in business as well as research relations in the area of horticulture

THEME
"Horticultural Postharvest Handling, Processing and Marketing to Support Food Security"

PARALLEL SESSIONS

* Horticultural Biology and Physiology
* Horticultural Pests and Diseases
* Horticultural Postharvest Handling and Processing Technology
* Horticulture for Food Security
* Economy of Horticulture

DATE
22-23 June 2010

BUSINESS GATHERING
22 June 2010

PRESENTATION FORMAT
Plenary, Oral and Poster Sessions

PUBLICATION
Proceeding

LANGUAGE
English/Bahasa Indonesia/Bahasa Melayu

STEERING COMMITTEE
* Rector of University of Lampung, Indonesia
* Director of International Programs for Agriculture University of Kentucky (Prof. Dr. M. Reed)
* Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Lampung, Indonesia
* Governor of Province of Lampung, Indonesia
* Head of Official Crops and Horticulture of Province of Lampung, Indonesia

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
1. Dr. Ir. Ahmad Dimyati
(Directorate General of Horticulture, Department of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia)
2. Prof. Dr. Douglas Archbold
(Horticulture Department, College of Agriculture University of Kentucky, USA)

PLENARY SPEAKERS
1. Dr. Ir. Bihikmi Soefian (Head Office of Official Crops and Horticulture of Province of Lampung)
2. Prof. Dr. Ir. Soesiladi Esti Widodo (University of Lampung)

Website : ishsfs2010.wordpress.com

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Call for Paper: Seminar Nasional Rekayasa Kimia dan Proses 2010, 4-5 Agustus 2010

Latar Belakang
Perancangan dan intensifikasi proses sangat diperlukan untuk mengurangi biaya dan untuk memperoleh sumber energi yang berkelanjutan. Hal ini didorong oleh plant processing yang efisien dalam bentuk strategi perancangan dan mencari konfigurasi proses yang optimal. Seminar Nasional Rekayasa Kimia dan Proses merupakan seminar tahunan yang diselenggarakan oleh Jurusan Teknik Kimia Universitas Diponegoro. Seminar ini bertujuan sebagai wahana bagi para peneliti dan praktisi untuk saling tukar informasi dan diskusi serta diseminasi hasil-hasil penelitian dalam lingkup teknik kimia dan proses untuk menghasilkan suatu inovasi proses dan teknologi yang dapat diaplikasikan pada industri kimia.

Topik
Topik-topik spesifik yang dapat disajikan meliputi :perpindahan massa dan panas, thermodinamika, reaksi kimia dan katalis, bioteknologi and bioproses, teknik serparasi and purifikasi, konversi energi, desain proses, pengolahan limbah, pemodelan signal –system dan pengendalian proses.

Abstrak
Abstrak dapat ditulis baik dalam Bahasa Indonesia atau Bahasa Inggris pada kertas A4 dengan huruf Times New Roman ukuran 12, spasi satu dengan maksimum 250 kata. Abstrak berisi Judul Makalah, Penulis, Instansi, Alamat korespondensi (telepon/fax/email). Abstrak dikirimkan melalui alamat email: srkp2010undip@gmail.com.


Tanggal-tanggal penting
Batas penerimaan abstrak : 30 Mei 2010
Pemberitahuan abstrak yang diterima : 15 Juni 2010
Batas penerimaan makalah lengkap : 10 Juli 2010


Keynote Speakers
1.Prof. dr.H.J.Heeres-Groningen University-Netherlands
2.Prof. Dr. Gade Pandu Rangaiah (National University of Singapore)
3. Dewan Energi Nasional
4. Ir.Suhardi Rachman (Direktur Produksi PT Pupuk Kaltim)


Tempat
Seminar akan dilaksanakan di Jurusan Teknik Kimia, Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Diponegoro, Jl. Prof. Sudharto,SH-Tembalang, Semarang, Indonesia


Biaya Seminar
Baya seminar termasuk prosiding, seminar kit, coffee-breaks dan makan siang.
Industri/ Swasta/ Universitas/Pemerintah Lembaga Penelitian Rp. 500.000,00
Mahasiswa S2/S3 Rp. 300.000,00
Mahasiwa S1 Rp. 200.000,00(Untuk Mahasiswa S1 Biaya seminar tidak termasuk prosiding dan seminar kit)
Peserta yang mempresentasikan lebih dari satu makalah dengan nama yang sama akan dikenakan biaya tambahan sebesar Rp. 100.000,-/makalah).


Ketua Panitia
Dr.Hadiyanto,MSc
email:hady.hadiyanto@gmail.com
Mobile: 081326477628

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PELATIHAN TEKNOLOGI BUDIDAYA DAN PASCA PANEN RUMPUT LAUT

Salah satu kegiatan ekonomi wilayah pesisir yang sedang digalakkan pemerintah adalah pengembangan di sektor budidaya, diantaranya adalah budidaya rumput laut.
Pengembangan budidaya rumput laut merupakan salah satu alternatif pemberdayaan masyarakat pesisir untuk dapat meningkatkan pendapatan nelayan maaupun daerah serta merangsang pertumbuhan ekonomi, mengingat prospek pasar rumput laut masih terbuka lebar.
Untuk mendukung hal tersebut maka diperlukan sumberdaya manusia yang memiliki keterampilan dan keahlian dalam proses budidaya rumput laut.


Dengan pengalaman telah menyelenggarakan pelatihan dan tersedianya sumberdaya manusia (peneliti/pakar) yang berkompeten dalam budidaya rumput laut, maka UPT Loka Pengembangan Kompetensi Sumberdaya Manusia Oseanografi Pusat Penelitian Oseanografi LIPI akan mengadakan "PELATIHAN TEKNOLOGI BUDIDAYA DAN PASCA PANEN RUMPUT LAUT" yang akan diselenggarakan pada :
Hari/Tanggal : Senin-Kamis, 24-27 Mei 2010
Tempat : Pulau Pari, Kepulauan Seribu DKI Jakarta

Pelatihan ini terbuka untuk umum dan sangat disarankan untuk diikuti oleh :
-Balai Besar Budidaya
-Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan Prop/Kab/Kota
-Kelompok Petani/Nelayan
-Peneliti/Praktisi
-LSM yang bergerak di bidang kelautan

Mengingat terbatasnya jumlah peserta, pendaftaran akan ditutup pada tanggal 30 April 2010.
Untuk informasi dan keterangan lebih lanjut, silahkan menghubungi :
UPT LPKSDMO P2O LIPI
Jalan Raden Saleh No. 43 Cikini Jakpus 10330
Telp. 021-7707252 atau 021-3912497 Fax. 021-3912497
Rae Sita Pratiwi HP. 081310368971 Email : raesitapratiwi@yahoo.co.uk
Arvita Rosmawati HP. 08111103025 Email : arvita_rosmawati@yahoo.co.id

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SEMINAR NASIONAL RUMPUT LAUT DAN MINISIMPOSIUM MIKROALGAE II

Tema :
Peranan algae sebagai sumber pangan dan energi alternatif

Penyelenggara :
Ikatan Fikologi Indonesia (IFI)

Tempat dan Waktu Pelaksanaan :
Jakarta, 18 - 19 Mei 2010

Pendahuluan
Makroalgae atau lebih dikenal dengan rumput laut, serta mikroalgae merupakan sumberdaya alam yang potensial. Indonesia memiliki berbagai makro dan mikroalgae. Kalau pada awalnya rumput laut Indonesia yang dikenal terbatas pada jenis-jenis penghasil fikokoloid, maka dengan berkembangnya informasi, ilmu pengetahuan dan teknologi penelitian pemanfaatan pun semakin luas. Sebagai contoh untuk makanan, kosmetik, makanan kesehatan, agrochemicals/pupuk, dan juga makanan ternak; bahkan belakangan ini mengarah pada energi alternatif.

Tujuan
Untuk mengetahui sejauh mana perkembangan penelitian, penerapan hasil penelitian, pengembangan industri budidaya, industri pengolahan, serta aspek sosial ekonomi makro dam mikroalgae.

Waktu dan tempat
Seminar Nasioanl Rumput Laut dan Minisimposium Mikroalgae II akan diselenggarakan di Jakarta tanggal 18 - 19 Mei 2010.

Penyelenggara
Ikatan Fikologi Indonesia (IFI)

Ruang Lingkup Seminar dan Minisimposium
1. Budidaya
2. Pengolahan
3. Pemanfaatan produk alami (antara lain : fikokoloid, substansi bioaktif, dll.)
4. Aspek sosial ekonomi

Acara
1. Sidang pleno
2. Presentasi makalah
3. Poster
4. Pameran produk

Peserta
1. Peneliti
2. Akademisi
3. Mahasiswa
4. Pelaku bisnis rumput laut dan mikroalgae
5. Masyarakat umum

Pendaftaran Peserta
Peminat agar mendaftarkan diri dengan mengisi formulir terlampir dan mengirimkan kepada Panitia dengan alamat :

Panitia Semnas Rumput Laut II
Pusat Penelitian Oseanografi LIPI
Jl. Pasir Putih 1 Ancol Timur, Jakarta 14430
Tel : 021-64713850 ext 123 Fax : 021-64711948
Email : semnasrumputlaut02@yahoo.co.id

paling lambat tanggal 15 Maret 2010 untuk memperoleh Edaran II.

Biaya
Biaya keikutsertaan seminar :
Umum : Rp. 250.000,-
Mahasiswa : Rp. 150.000,-
(Biaya tersebut termasuk makalah, seminar kit, makan siang dan snack selama seminar).

Biaya pameran : Rp. 2.000.000,-/stan

Biaya keikutsertaan dapat dikirim ke Panitia melalui Bank Mandiri Cabang Pasar Seni Ancol a.n. Abdullah Rasyid
dengan No. Rekening : 119-0099065565.

Abstrak dan Makalah
Peserta yang berminat menyajikan makalah harus menyerahkan judul makalah dan abstrak. Abstrak tidak lebih dari 250 kata dan dikirim ke Sekretariat Panitia melalui pos atau fax atau email seperti di atas selambat-lambatnya tanggal 31 Maret.2010. Makalah lengkap yang akan disajikan dalam seminar harus sudah diterima Sekretariat Panitia dalam bentuk Softcopy sebelum tanggal 30 April 2010.

Petunjuk Penulisan :
1. Abstrak
a. Judul, Nama Pemakalah, dan Alamat Instansi
b. Diketik dalam bahasa Indonesia dan Inggris di atas format A4
c. Abstrak tidak lebih dari 250 kata dan mencantumkan kata kunci
d. Gunakan spasi 1 dengan batas 3 cm tepi atas, bawah dan kiri, serta 2,5 cm tepi kanan
e. Naskah dalam bentuk MS Word Office XP (Profesional)

2. Makalah
a. Judul, Nama Pemakalah, dan Alamat Instansi
b. Diketik dalam bahasa Indonesia di atas format A4
c. Gunakan spasi 1 dengan batas 3 cm tepi atas, bawah dan kiri, serta 2,5 cm tepi kanan
d. Naskah dalam bentuk MS Word Office XP (Profesional)
e. Maksimum 15 halaman termasuk gambar, grafik, dan tabel serta tidak ada lampiran-lampiran
f. Makalah hendaknya disusun dengan urutan sebagai berikut : JUDUL, NAMA PEMAKALAH, INSTANSI, ABSTRAK, PENDAHULUAN, BAHAN DAN METODE, HASIL DAN PEMBAHASAN, KESIMPULAN DAN DAFTAR PUSTAKA
g. Contoh sitasi dan penulisan pustaka :
Chapman, V.J. & D.J. Chapman. 1980. Seaweed and their uses. Third edition, Chapman and Hall, London : 334 pp

3. Poster
a. Poster berukuran 90 x 65 cm disusun dengan urutan sebagai berikut : Judul, Nama Pemakalah, Instansi, Pendahuluan, Bahan dan Metode, Hasil, Kesimpulan, Daftar Pustaka .
b. Bagi penyaji poster disediakan panel.

Pameran Produk
Pameran produk akan menampilkan produk-produk dari hasil olahan rumput laut dan mikroalgae

Prosiding
Makalah yang telah disajikan dalam bentuk oral dan poster setelah disunting akan diterbitkan dalam bentuk prosiding.


SEMINAR NASIONAL RUMPUT LAUT
DAN
MINISIMPOSIUM MIKROALGAE II


Formulir Pendaftaran

Nama Lengkap : ..........................................
Organisasi/Instansi :.............................................

Alamat surat : ...........................................
.........................................................................................
.........................................................................................
........................................................................................

Telp./Fax : .........................................

E-mail : .........................................

Dengan ini saya ingin mendaftarkan diri sebagai :
□ Peserta biasa
□ Penyaji makalah dengan judul : ...............................................................................
.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
□ Penyaji poster
□ Peserta pameran

Mohon dikembalikan sebelum tanggal 15 Maret 2010

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Friday, March 05, 2010

"Amorphogenesis": A Key to Improving Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass

Enzymatic hydrolysis (sometimes called "enzymatic saccharification) is a pretreatment method for breaking-down (i.e., "hydrolyzing") the cellulose molecules in cellulosic-biomass feedstocks, into their component simple sugars (glucose). The glucose is subsequently fermented to biofuel-grade "cellulose-ethanol". A class of enzymes, called "cellulases", is applied to achieve enzymatic hydrolysis. The effectiveness of cellulases is usually limited by the inaccessibility of a large portion of cellulose molecules that lie "buried within the highly ordered and tightly packed fibrillar architecture of the cellulose microfibrils". The enzymes cannot attack these inaccessible portions.


The initial stage in the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose is called "amorphogenesis", and it is usually characterized by "fiber swelling and fragmentation of cellulose aggregations into short fibers". Amorphogenesis is desirable for increasing the accessibility of cellulose to enzymatic attack. Certain types of proteins have been found to be good "amorphogenesis-inducing agents"; they disrupt the tight cellulose packing in a non-hydrolytic manner and enhance cellulose accessibility. Scientists from the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (Canada), recently published a review paper on amorphogenesis. They briefly outlined the the structural arrangement of cellulose in the fibrillar architecture, and an overview of "amorphogenesis-inducing agents and their interactions with cellulose". The paper appears in the open access journal, Biotechnology for Biofuels (
http://www.biotechnologyforbiofuels.com/content/pdf/1754-6834-3-4.pdf
(provisional pdf during time of access).

Source : CropsUpdate

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Mengapa Kubis Dapat Mencegah Kanker?

Di Amerika, 1 dari 5 kematian disebabkan oleh kanker. Berdasarkan data dari American Cancer Society, kematian akibat kanker pada wanita didominasi oleh kanker payudara sebanyak 19 persen, kanker paru 16 persen, serta kanker kolon dan rektum 15 persen. Ali Khomsan



Sementara itu, pada pria kanker yang dominan sebagai penyebab kematian adalah kanker paru (34 persen), kanker kolon dan rektum (12 persen), dan prostat (10 persen).

Diet kaya lemak pada studi epidemiologis menunjukkan adanya kaitan erat dengan munculnya kanker usus ataupun kanker payudara. Kandungan lemak yang rendah dan konsumsi serat yang tinggi seperti pada pola makan vegetarian diketahui menyebabkan rendahnya insiden kanker.

Hormon tertentu mungkin ikut bertanggung jawab pada munculnya tumor. Hormon ini pengeluarannya dipicu oleh konsumsi lemak yang tinggi. Sebagai contoh hormon prolactin (serum) yang merangsang pertumbuhan tumor ternyata semakin meningkat apabila diet kita kaya akan lemak.

Makanan mengandung zat zat penyebab (promoters) dan pencegah (inhibitors) kanker sekaligus. Sejauh mana tercapai keseimbangan antara dua komponen tersebut akan sangat menentukan apakah kita akan berisiko terkena kanker atau tidak.

Alkohol mungkin berperan sebagai penyebab kanker melalui berbagai jalur. Pertama, alkohol secara langsung dapat merupakan racun bagi sel tubuh. Kedua, alkohol dapat menjadi wahana untuk ditumpangi kokarsinogen. Ketiga, alkohol menyebabkan gangguan sistem kekebalan tubuh. Alkohol sebagai penyebab langsung munculnya kanker masih diragukan bukti ilmiahnya. Namun, tampaknya tak diragukan lagi bahwa alkohol dapat menjadi promoter terjadinya tumorigenesis.

Penyebab langsung kanker tampaknya tetap sulit untuk dideteksi. Hal ini mengingat kemunculan kanker yang memerlukan waktu relatif lama setelah pola makan tertentu diterapkan. Namun, dengan adanya bukti-bukti epidemiologis yang mengaitkan kebiasaan makan (food habits) suatu kelompok masyarakat dengan insiden kanker, dapat ditarik pelajaran tentang perlunya memerhatikan asupan gizi yang berasal dari pangan alami, dan dikonsumsi secukupnya sesuai kebutuhan tubuh.

Semua kubis-kubisan tergolong dalam kelompok crucifera, kelompok ini dikenal karena kandungan sulforaphane dan indoles-nya yang berkhasiat sebagai antikanker. Riset tentang indoles membuktikan kemampuannya mendeaktivasi metabolit estrogen yang menyebabkan tumor, terutama pada sel-sel payudara. Pada saat yang sama indoles meningkatkan senyawa tertentu yang bersifat protektif terhadap kanker.

Selain menekan pertumbuhan sel tumor, indoles juga dapat mengurangi proses metastasis sel kanker. Metastasis adalah pergerakan sel-sel kanker ke bagian tubuh yang lain sehingga terjadi penyebaran sel tumor.

Sementara itu, sulforaphane berperan meningkatkan peran enzim yang bertanggung jawab dalam detoksifikasi. Dengan semakin optimalnya detoksifikasi, substansi karsinogenik penyebab kanker bisa lebih cepat disingkirkan. Selain itu, studi tentang sulforaphane dan efeknya terhadap tumor pada tikus menunjukkan bahwa sulforaphane menyebabkan tumor berkembang lebih lambat dan beratnya lebih kecil. Sulforaphane dapat menyebabkan apoptosis (bunuh diri sel kanker) pada sel-sel leukemia dan melanoma.

Banyak orang telah tahu manfaat mengonsumsi pangan nabati, seperti sayuran dan buah yang kaya phytonutrients (gizi nabati). Phytonutrients mampu mencegah kanker karena berfungsi sebagai antioksidan—sehingga dapat mencegah berbagai kerusakan sel tubuh akibat serangan radikal bebas.

Suatu studi di Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center di Seattle, AS, yang melibatkan sampel manusia lebih dari 1.000 orang mengungkapkan, mereka yang rajin makan sayuran dapat mengurangi risiko kanker kolon sebesar 35 persen, sedangkan yang mengonsumsi kubis-kubisan dapat menekan risiko kanker 44 persen. Sementara studi di Belanda dengan sampel lebih dari 100.000 orang hasilnya relatif sama, yaitu konsumsi sayuran bisa mengurangi risiko kanker kolon 25 persen, kubis-kubisan bisa mengurangi risiko sampai 49 persen. Hal ini menegaskan bahwa peran kubis-kubisan sebagai sayuran antikanker dapat diandalkan.

Kubis-kubisan dapat mengurangi risiko kanker paru sampai 30 persen pada kelompok bukan perokok. Pada kelompok perokok, lebih baik lagi, yaitu menekan risiko kanker paru sampai 69 persen. Jadi, ini dapat menjadi kabar baik bagi perokok, kalau memang tidak bisa berhenti merokok jangan lupa selalu mengonsumsi kubis-kubisan sebagai sayur teman nasi.

Sampai saat ini belum diketahui obat kanker dan penyebabnya pun cukup beragam. Sering kali deteksi kanker amat terlambat sehingga pertolongan menjadi semakin sulit. Oleh karena itu, upaya preventif harus lebih diutamakan untuk mengatasi kanker. Di sinilah gizi memainkan peranan penting untuk menawarkan proses pencegahan sehingga penyakit yang mematikan itu dapat dihindari.

Mengonsumsi kubis-kubisan mungkin tidak menjadi garansi bahwa Anda akan terbebas dari penyakit kanker. Namun, paling tidak risiko untuk terserang penyakit tersebut menjadi lebih kecil karena unsur nutrisi dan substansi lainnya di dalam kubis-kubisan telah terbukti berkhasiat bagi kesehatan.

Membiasakan diri mengonsumsi kubis-kubisan 3-5 serving seminggu adalah sangat dianjurkan. Satu serving setara dengan 1 cup. Memilih kubis-kubisan yang ditanam secara organik jelas akan membawa manfaat lebih besar karena sayuran organik mengandung phytonutrients lebih tinggi. Di Indonesia, sayuran organik kini dapat dijumpai di swalayan-swalayan tertentu. Hanya saja harganya masih relatif lebih mahal dan ketersediaannya belum begitu luas.

ALI KHOMSAN Dosen Departemen Gizi Masyarakat FEMA IPB

Sumber : http://cetak. kompas.com/

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INRIA Campaign 2010 -50 thesis offers in 2010-

Do you want to prepare a doctoral thesis and carry out valuable research in the field of information and communication science and technology or in a related field? In 2010, INRIA is offering young scientists the chance to join one of its research teams. Priority will be given to candidates with experience of mobility and in subjects within the scope of the institute`s priority subject areas.


INRIA`S MAIN RESEARCH FIELDS
- Applied mathematics, computation and simulation
- Algorithmics, programming, software and architecture
- Networks, systems and services, distributed computing
- Perception, cognition, interaction
- Computational Sciences for Biology, Medicine and the Environment

Application conditions
1. You must have a Master`s in computer science, control or scientific calculation, or an equivalent diploma;
2. All nationalities may apply;
3. You must submit an application for each subject proposed by the host research centre.

HOW TO APPLY ?
Consult the thesis offers and apply online

Calendar
From 15 February to 4 May 2010

Compensation
- First and second year doctoral students: 1947,80 gross/month
- Third year doctoral students: 2048,60 gross/month
(calculated without teaching duties or specific activities)

Campaign: http://www.inria. fr/travailler/ opportunites/ doc.en.html
Topics: http://www.inria. fr/travailler/ mrted/en/ doc/list. html?LOV2= All&LOV6=All&ContractType= All&ID=PNGFK026203F3VBQ B6G68LOE1&LG=EN&statlog=1

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Gloria Barron Scholarship

The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship is available to qualified graduate students. It is created in honor of Gloria Barron, dedicated educator and tireless advocate for wilderness protection, and administered by The Wilderness Society, a leading conservation organization based in Washington, D.C. We award a $10,000 scholarship to a graduate student for the coming academic year to support research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. We strongly encourage proposals relating to climate change, as well as other topics regarding wilderness conservation.


Additional funding will be provided to pay travel expenses for the recipient to work with staff members of The Wilderness Society on this project. The Wilderness Society wishes to encourage the publication of this work in an academic journal or other appropriate medium and has additional funds to help cover expenses of publishing and publicizing the final paper.

The scholarship seeks to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in the long term protection of wilderness in North America. In the past, individuals like Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson have made that kind of lasting difference. They possessed all the skills needed to excel in their respective professions, but they also possessed something more: the courage and the vision to think afresh about how and why to protect our wild lands and the ability to communicate those ideas effectively to others.

Application Procedures and Guidelines
1. Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship Applications
Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. If you are an applicant, please make sure you meet all of the scholarship eligibility requirements and follow the application procedures below.

Applicants for the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship must:

be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America;
have strong academic qualifications;
have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in North America. Graduate students in natural resources management, law or policy programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

2. Application Procedure
All students applying for the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship must submit the following materials for an application to be considered complete:

a. A two-page double-spaced cover letter. The letter must offer insights into the personal motivations of the applicant as well as how wilderness has influenced your life. If, in the course of this essay, you could give us some understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, this would also be helpful.
b. A 3-5 page double-spaced proposal. The proposal must include a description of the proposed work and a timeline for completion of a paper within 24 months. The 5-page proposal limit does not include your list of references/citation s. See Research Topics for guidelines.
c. A current résumé or curriculum vitae.
d. Two letters of recommendation describing the applicant`s ability to meet the objectives of the scholarship and proposed work.
e. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official or unofficial).

All application materials must be submitted to Barron_scholarship@ tws.org no later than 5:00 pm Eastern, March 31. Faxes or mail applications are not acceptable.

3. Research Topics
The research paper should address an aspect of the establishment, protection, or management of wilderness. The applicant may choose to discuss a subject relevant to current programs of The Wilderness Society. It may apply to a particular landscape or it may address issues broadly. The following themes are suggested research topics:

Restoration of the health and function of wilderness. For example: what is `good` ecological restoration? ; what is the proper scale and at what point can a system be considered restored?
Reserve design in the context of ecosystem management. Research into the role of reserves in the conservation of ecosystem integrity and/or the effect of climate change scenarios on reserve design would fall under this heading.
Management impacts on wildland ecosystems. Question like how do roads affect ecosystem function and what roles should roadless areas play in protecting ecosystem integrity, what are the ecological and social impacts of grazing in wildland ecosystems, and what can be done to protect wildland ecosystems from biological invasion are examples.
Valuing wildlands. Topics include how wildland protection contributes to rural economic health and the design of policies and programs to help rural communities leverage the economic value of protecting wildland ecosystems.
Connecting people to wildlands. The contributions of wilderness to public health and well-being, particularly for residents of metropolitan areas, are possible topics under this heading.

Impacts of climate change. Potential research questions include: what are the terrestrial and aquatic impacts of climate change on wilderness areas and wilderness resources; what is the relationship between wildland fire, carbon emissions/sequestra tion, and climate change; what are the economic effects of climate change on wildland ecosystem services such as water quality and quantity; and what are the implications of climate change for wilderness management? Important: Research proposals related to climate change are strongly encouraged.

4. Scholarship Requirements
Scholarship Payments: The scholarship is paid in two installments, the first in August for $7,000 and the second in February for the remaining $3,000. The recipient may be liable for income tax on the scholarship. Please consult with your tax advisor on the proper treatment of the award.

Additional funding will be provided to pay travel expenses for the recipient to work with staff members of The Wilderness Society on this project. The Society wishes to encourage the publication of this work in an academic journal or other appropriate medium and has additional funds to help cover expenses of publishing and publicizing the final paper.

Progress and Final Reports
The recipients are required to submit a paper describing the findings of their research project within 24 months of receiving the award. In order to receive the second payment, the recipient must send a letter summarizing the status of his/her project and the expected completion date in January or February.

5. Other information
For more information, please contact Christine Soliva.

When and Where to Apply
Application Deadline:
March 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm Eastern

Fellowship Payment Dates:
August
February

Contact for further information:
Christine Soliva, Research Project Coordinator
No phone calls please.

Applications must be emailed to:
Christine Soliva
Research Project Coordinator
Ecology and Economics Research Department
The Wilderness Society
Barron_scholarship@ tws.org

Fax or mail applications are not accepted.

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Masdar Institute (UAE) and MIT (USA) PhD Scholarships in Advances Energy and Sustainable Technologies

MASDAR Institute in Abu Dhabi Announces Full Scholarships for Graduate Study
The Masdar Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Institute offers Masters and PhD programs in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. Its faculty is of the highest quality and the intent is to have the structure of its top administration similar to MIT`s.

The Institute is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ph.D. students will have the chance to spend up to 1 year at MIT in Cambridge, MA, and will have a joint thesis committee consisting of Masdar Institute and MIT professors.

The Masdar Institute is in the process of establishing a substantial research activity in AI, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Cognitive Science, and their applications to energy systems (e.g. smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, human behavior modeling).

For more details consult:
http://www.mit. edu/~jcrandal/
http://homepages. inf.ed.ac. uk/irahwan/

Details about the application procedure can be found here (deadline 30 April 2010):
http://www.masdar. ac.ae/Menu/ Index.aspx? MenuID=7& CatID=150&mnu=Cat

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Monday, March 01, 2010

Scholarships for PhD students to participate in the PhD Program “Global Food Security“ at the University of Hohenheim, Germany

The Food Security Center (FSC) is a newly established university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program “exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation”, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ).

The Center’s mission is to create and support effective and innovative scientific contributions in research and teaching, as well as to give policy advice to eradicate hunger and achieve food security in collaboration with partner Higher Education Institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and national and international development and research organizations. Thematically, FSC’s activities deal with issues of sustainable food availability, food access, food use and food utilization.

More information is available at: www.foodsecurity.de .Scholarship description
FSC awards up to 12 scholarships for PhD students from developing countries (see DAC list) for a period of 36 months, beginning August 01, 2010.. There will be up to 2 scholarships offered to PhD students from developed countries. The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will receive scholarships for participating in FSC’s Young Excellence School to conduct their doctorates. The scholarship is given for a stay at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The monthly grant is 1,000 Euros in 2010. In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from Hohenheim. Health insurance and other potential costs must be paid for privately..

Selection criteria
Besides the general selection criteria for YES’ PhD program (see YES announcement), the following criteria have to be met additionally, if applying for an “Excellence scholarship”:
- Last academic degree has to be less than 6 years ago;
- Indication for return to his/her home country and institution.

Application
The applicant has to submit the application documents for YES’ PhD program and indicate in the cover letter, whether s/he applies for an “Excellence scholarship”. In addition to the general application, the applicant has to provide proof regarding the two additional selection criteria mentioned above.

The deadline for the application for an “Excellence scholarship” is April 5, 2010.
There is one joint application and selection process. Only those applications are accepted, which follow the application instruction (see FSC’s webpage). FSC will confirm the receipt of all (complete) applications (i.e., if an application is not complete, FSC will not consider it and will not confirm receipt of the application).

The selection of the candidates will be in middle of May 2010, the program will start on August 1, 2010.

All accepted applications will be selected according to the following criteria:
1. Fulfillment of announcement criteria of YES’ PhD program (cf. “Admission” and “Application”);
2.. Quality of proposal and project feasibility.

For all pre-selected candidates, FSC will look for a supervisor at the University of Hohenheim. Only after a professor of the University of Hohenheim has accepted the candidate, s/he will be ultimately selected and invited to join YES’ PhD program and – if applied for a scholarship – awarded an “Excellence scholarship”.

The selected applicants will be contacted no later than May 17, 2010. Please be aware that FSC will contact only successful candidates.

Web Link : https://fsc.uni-hohenheim.de/79512.html

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Seminar bioteknologi dengan tema “Global Overview of Biotech/GM Crops 2009”.

Undangan dari milis tamanbiotek@yahoogroups.com

Berikut kami kirimkan undangan seminar bioteknologi dengan tema “Global Overview of Biotech/GM Crops 2009”.
Kami sangat senang apabila Bapak/Ibu anggota milis berkenan hadir dalam acara tersebut.

Salam
BP


Perihal : Undangan Seminar Bioteknologi Pertanian “Global Overview of Biotech/GM Crops 2009”


Dengan hormat,

Indonesian Biotechnology Information Centre (IndoBIC) dan Badan Litbang Pertanian, didukung oleh International Services for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Application (ISAAA), Perhimpunan Bioteknologi Pertanian Indonesia (PBPI) dan SEAMEO BIOTROP kembali menyelenggarakan sebuah Seminar dengan tema “Global Overview of Biotech/GM Crops 2009: Current Status, Impact and Future Prospect” sekaligus “A Tribute to Norman Borlaug” sebuah penghargaan kepada almarhum atas jasa-jasanya sebagai pelopor Bioteknologi Pertanian. Seminar tersebut Insya Allah akan dilaksanakan pada:



Hari/Tanggal : Selasa, 2 Maret 2010

Waktu : Pukul 12.00-16.30 WIB

Tempat : Auditorium Departemen Pertanian Gd. F Kanpus Deptan

Jl. Harsono RM No. 3, Ragunan, Jakarta



Dr. Clive James, Direktur ISAAA akan menyampaikan status pemanfaatan tanaman bioteknologi di seluruh dunia pada tahun 2009. Pada kesempatan tersebut, kami mengundang para pengurus organisasi petani, peneliti, pemulia, para pejabat terkait, industri bibit dan mahasiswa. Oleh karena itu perkenankan kami memohon kesediaan Bapak/Ibu untuk dapat hadir dalam acara tersebut.

Terlampir kami sertakan agenda acara seminar sebagai bahan pertimbangan.

Atas perhatian, dukungan dan bantuan Bapak/Ibu, kami sampaikan terima kasih.




Bogor, 22 Februari 2010


Dr Bambang Purwantara
Direktur

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