Associate Professor Naoki Isobe of the Animal Histophysiology laboratory visited Gadjah Mada University in Yogjakarta, Indonesia on September 24 to 30 as an invited lecturer. He delivered a general lecture on “Immune Response in Dairy Animals in the Tropics” for undergraduate and graduate students. He also had a presentation about his research specialty during a panel discussion on mastitis, a widespread disease affecting the productivity of dairy cows and the dairy industry. There were many questions and comments after his lecture and research presentation. He had a fruitful discussion with Indonesian colleagues for collaboration research in the future on the topic of innate immune function in domestic animals.
To recall, Gadjah Mada University is one of the sister universities of the Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University. Several students and staff from Gadjah Mada University had been students in the Graduate School in the fields of animal science and food science. The recent visit of Dr Isobe will hopefully further strengthen the academic linkages between the two institutions.