Assalamualaikum wrwb, selamat pagi, good morning,
Distinguish Bapak Prof Dr Djoko Santosa, Director General of Higher Education, Department of National Education
Prof.Dr. Fusao Tomita, IUMS -Ambasador to Asia
Prof. Dr. Herry, Rector Bogor Agricultural University.
Distinguish All participants,
The Indonesian Society for Microbiology (ISM) is proud to present the International Seminar of Indonesian Society for Microbiology, with the theme “Harnessing the power of microbes for better food, agro-industry, health and environment’’. On behalf of the society I have the great pleasure in welcoming all of you to the seminar.
Over the past decades, there has been impressive progress in the area of microbiology.Microbiology and biotechnology have been playing an important role in the area medical and veterinary, food and industry, agriculture and environment. The seminar will be the best event for exchange and sharing information, progress and experiences among the participants and more important for the encouragement of collaboration and business intereaction among participants.
The Indonesian Society for Microbiology still have to intensify and extend on the networking with international communities. Having diversity in microbes, we invite our colleague from abroad to explore of the Indonesian microbes based on benefit sharing. On this occasion, I would like to introduce the activity of our society. The Indonesian Society for Microbiology (IMS), a member of International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), is a scientific organization in microbiology, with 1015 members spreads at 20 region in Indonesia.
The society also publish an english peer-reviewed journal that is Microbiology Indonesia since 1990, and has been accredited at level “A” by Department of National Education, since 2001. We expect that through such publication, our society will be noticed by international community in microbiology. The society are also conducts Annual Meeting which comprise of scientific meeting both national and international, and take place in the society branch all over Indonesia. Papers presented in the annual meeting are normally then selected and publish for jurnal Microbiology Indonesia. In this regards, the the society would like to thank to Department of Higher Education for granting a financial support in collecting appropriate and acceptable papers to be publish in the journal.
On behalf of the Indonesian Society for Microbiology, I would like to express its sincere appreciation and gratitude to all supporting parties for the success of the seminar. I would like to extend our appreciation to invited speaker and guest from other country. I believed your contribution will be very fruitfull in and give significant role in developing microbiology and biotechnology in our country.
Special thanks are address to organizing committee who chaired by Prof Antonius Suwanto for his excellent effort to make the seminar success.
I do hope that this international seminar will strengthen our collaboration in exploring the role and apllication of microbiology.
Thank you... and Wass wr wb
Dr. Koesnandar, M.Eng
President Indonesian Society for Microbiology