FPIK Establishes Research Collaboration with Four Universities from Three Countries, Researching Duckweed for Tilapia Fish Feed

The Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya (FPIK UB) welcomed the visit of Prof. Alison Baker from the University of Leeds, England, Tuesday (23/4/2024), Visit of Prof. Baker is part of a research collaboration involving three countries: England, Thailand and Indonesia. This visit was in order to strengthen research on Duckweed (Matalele Plant), which has potential as feed for Tilapia Fish. This research involves collaboration between the University of Leeds, Asian Institute of Technology, Universitas Brawijaya, Bogor Agricultural Institute and State University of Malang.

Prof. Maftuch, Dr. Yunita Maimunah in activities to welcome the visit of Prof. Alison Baker from the University of Leeds

Prof. Baker discussed with Universitas Brawijaya (UB) lecturers and researchers regarding research procedure techniques related to Duckweed. In addition, Prof. Baker also evaluated UB’s facilities that support research activities, especially at FPIK. The Dean of FPIK, Prof. Maftuch, said that this visit opened up opportunities to establish research collaboration between institutions and expand connections between researchers in the field of fish immunology research. Furthermore, dissemination of research results will involve fish farmers in East Java. The benefits for students involved in this collaboration will be learning research experimental models both in the laboratory and in the field.

Prof. Alison Baker visited the Central Laboratory of Life Sciences, Universitas  Brawijaya

During this visit, Prof. Alison Baker accompanied by the Dean of FPIK, Prof. Maftuch, analyst and head of the Central Laboratory for Life Sciences (LSIH) and head of FPIK cultivation laboratory, namely Dr. Aulia Rahmi Pawestri, Ph.D, Midia Lestari Wahyu Handayani, Ph.D and Dr. Yunita Maimunah to conduct a survey of UB laboratory areas involved in research, especially visits to molecular and cellular laboratories related to gut microbiome analysis in fish. [ALF/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir]