Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Primate Research Center at Bogor Agricultural Univ. (PSSP-IBP), INDONESIA
The Primate Research Center (PSSP) at Bogor Agricultural University
(IPB) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia celebrated the 25th anniversary
of its founding with a one-day international seminar (held on 31
August 2015) entitled: “Nonhuman Primates in Biology, Conservation
and Biomedical Research.” More than 150 individuals including
students, scientists and government officials from Indonesia and
several countries attended the event. The program opened with a
welcome address by Dr. Joko Pamungkas, Director of PSSP-IPB, remarks
from the Rector of IPB, and a speech by the Director General of
Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystem, Ministry of
Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia. Plenary talks were
given by Prof. Dondin Sajuthi (founding Director of PSSP-IPB):
“Overview of the Use of Indonesian Nonhuman Primates for Biomedical
Research in Indonesia,” and Prof. Randall Kyes (Research Prof,
Director of Center for Global Field Study, Core Scientist at the
WaNPRC, UW): “Celebrating 25 Years Of Field Training On Tinjil
Island, Indonesia: A Model of International Collaboration.” Dr.
Entang Iskandar, Chair of the international seminar organizing
committee, and the committee members hosted a remarkable event.
The UW and the Washington National Primate Research Center has had a long-standing collaboration with IPB and PSSP going back more than 30 years.