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Indonesian-American Symposium

Indonesian Academy of Sciences – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

July 9-11, 2011
Bogor, Indonesia

Sessions:

Alternative Energy Supply Responding to Global Changes

Organizers: Ismunandar, Richard Loomis, and Abhijit Sevade

Introductory Speaker:
The Importance of Alternative Energy Development for The World Sustainability
Zaki Suud, Nuclear and Biophysical Research Group, InstitutTeknologi Bandung

Speakers:
Ion Transfer Mechanism in Fuel Cell Technology for Eco Electricity
Eniya L. Dewi, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT)

How Photosynthetic Reaction Centers Work, Where They Came From, and How We Might Make Our Own
Kevin Redding, Arizona State University

Biodegradable Plastics, Solution for Future Eco-Materials

Organizers: Richard Loomis, Abhijit Shevade, Ismunandar, and Dwi Susilaningsih

Introductory Speaker:
Current Status of Biodegradable Polymer Development
Agus Haryono, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Speakers:
Synthetic Strategies for Biodegradable Polyesters
Yessi Permana, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Group, InstitutTeknologi Bandung

Next-Generation Commodity Plastics from Plants Instead of Petroleum
Stephen A. Miller, University of Florida

Climate Change: Science, Adaptation and Impact

Organizers: Dwi Susilaningsih, Yanri Wijayanti, and Arjun Heimsath

Introductory Speaker:
Adaptation to Climate Change through the Lens of Ecosystem Impacts
Jessica Hellman, Notre Dame University

Speakers:
Climate Change detection and processes in the maritime continent of Indonesia
Edvin Aldrian, Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Indonesia

Discovering Ways to Help Vulnerable Ecosystems Adapt to Impacts of Climate Change
Patrick Gonzalez, U.S. National Park Service

Infectious Diseases – Biogeography and Genetic Links

Organizers: Vanessa Sperandio and Rintis Noviyanti

Introductory Speaker:
Epitope-based Immunome-derived Vaccines: A Strategy for Improved Design and Safety
Tim Messitt, EpiVax, Inc.

Speakers:
Genetic barriers that prevent animal viruses from infecting humans
Sara Sawyer, University of Texas at Austin

Creating Vaccines Through Genetic Mining
Marsia Gustiananda, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology

Rapid Exploration of Marine Microbial Diversity with Metagenomic Methods

Organizers: Charles Delwiche and Jamaluddin Jompa

Introductory Speaker:
Genomics and Metagenomics of Marine Microbes
Andrew E. Allen, J. Craig Venter Institute

Speakers:
Metagenomics of Photosynthetic Marine Microbes
Sebastian Sudek, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

City of Microbes: Untapped Diversity of Microbial Associants of Marine Invertebrates
Ocky Karna Radjasa, Diponegoro University

Rice Genomics Research for Better Human Life

Organizers: Rika Raffiudin and Beth Shapiro

Introductory Speaker:
Rice Genomics Research for Better Human Life
Utut Widyastuti, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University

Speakers:
The genomics of rice: Evolutionary, ecological and practical implications
Michael D. Purugganan, New York University

Genetic Improvement of Rice Performance Under Abiotic Stresses
Satya Nugroho, Research Center for Biotechnology-Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

The Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation with additional support from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Indonesian Academy of Sciences.

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