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.