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Indonesian-American Symposium

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

July 12-15, 2012
Bogor, Indonesia


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Crop Diversification for Food Security

Organizers: Richard Loomis and Dwi Susilaningsih

Introductory Speaker:
Potential of Seaweed as Bioeffector to Support  Plant Growth under Biotic and Abiotic Stress
Aiyen, Tadulako University

Food Diversity For Food Security
Marlina Ardiyani, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
El Niño and Rice Agriculture in Indonesia
Daniel J. Vimont, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Earthquake and Tsunami

Organizers: Ismunandar and Arjun Heimsath

Introductory Speaker:
An Assessment of the Earthquake Sequence and the Resulting Tsunamis in Indonesia
Sri Widiyantoro, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)

Understanding the Earthquake Threat to Bandung from the Lembang Fault
Eko Yulianto, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
How Do Mega-Earthquakes Become So Big?
Miaki Ishii, Harvard University

Epigenetics and Stem Cells: Fate and Plasticity to Assist in Human Biomedicine

Organizers: Rika Raffiudin and Marylyn Ritchie

Introductory Speaker:
Epigenetics and Stem Cells: Fate and Plasticity to Assist in Human Biomedicine
Jenny Hsieh, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation of Neural Stem Cells by a Histone Deacetylases Inhibitor, Valproic Acid
Berry Juliandi, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
Control of L1 retrotransposition in the nervous system
Allyson R. Muotri, University of California, San Diego

Local Selection and Local Adaptation on Humans / Pathogens

Organizers: Marsia Gustiananda and Ed Green

Introductory Speaker:
The Evolutionary Background of Human Genetic Variation
John Hawks, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Local Adaptation of Malaria Parasites
Rintis Noviyanti, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
Population Genetics in the Personal Genome Era
Carlos Bustamante: Stanford University School of Medicine

Marine Ecology: Adaptation of Marine Organisms to Climate Change / Impacts of Climate Change and Pollution on Ecosystems

Organizers: Paul Barber and Rohani Ambo Rappe

Introductory Speaker:
The Impacts of Climate Changes and Pollutions on Marine Ecosystems
Jamaluddin Jompa, Hasanuddin University

Coral Reef Responses to Global Climate Change: A genomic perspective
Monica Medina, University of California, Merced
Sea Level Rise Driven by Climate Change and Their Impact towards Indonesian Coastal Ecology
Muh Aris Marfai, Gadjahmada University

Nanotechnology: The Road towards Applications

Organizers: Libai Huang and Ronny Martien

Introductory Speaker: Nanotechnology: The (Winding) Road Towards Applications
Brian Korgel, University of Texas, Austin


Superiority of Curcumin in the Nanocrystal Form in Suppressing Inflammatory Disorders
Heni Rachmawati, Bandung Institute of Technology

Carbon Nanoelectronics
Nadya Mason, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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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