Tuesday, May 30, 2017

30/05/2017: WAS-APC- 'Student and Women' award winners APA17

Tin Han Chien / Pre - Conference Student Travel Award
Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017 (APA17) is an aquaculture platform for the industry to meet potential business partners and acquire new markets while taking pleasure in a comforting and memorable time in Malaysia. APA17 is organised by the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS-APC) and the Malaysian Fisheries Society and hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture &Agro-Based Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 Travel Award for Women and Students
 WAS-APC is pleased to announce the results for the Travel Award for Women and Students to participate in the World Aquaculture Society Conference in Asia Pacific Region. The award committee of the World Aquaculture Society, Asian Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC) together with external reviewers (12 scientists in total) have evaluated the abstracts submitted by students for the APA17 conference taking place this summer in Kuala Lumpur. All in all, 58 abstracts were ranked and the awardees for the Pre-Conference Student Travel Awards for 400 USD each are:

• Rui A. Goncalves (Austria, University of Stirling) “Micotoxins in SE Asia aquaculture plant-based meals”
• Tin Han Chien (Taiwan, National Cheng Kung University) “Characterization of gonad development in grouper with gonad specific markers – PIWIL2 and VASA”

• Steven Gamble (Australia, James Cook University Townsville) “THE COMPARATIVE AEROBIC ETABOLISM OF BARRAMUNDI Lates calcarifer AND BROWN-MARBLED GROUPER Epinephelus fuscoguttatus”

The award committee also announced that with the support of Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) and three external jury members selected by WAS-APC, it has evaluated submissions for the Women award of 600 USD each. The successful candidates for this year are as follows:

• Christaline George, Nanyang Technical University (Singapore)

• Indah Susilowati, Diponegoro University (Indonesia)

• Juli-anne Royes Russo, Juli-Anne Royes LLC (USA)

 “We would like to congratulate the awardees in both categories for their outstanding submissions. We also wish them the best in their future endeavors. WAS-APC will carry on supporting excellent young and promising scientists as its conferences. We look forward to see you all this summer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.” said Dr Guillaume Drillet, President- Elect of the World Aquaculture Society, Asian Pacific Chapter, on Behalf of the Award Committee of the WAS-APC.

 Post conference farm tour
 On 28th July, there will be a farm tour organised by the Malaysian Fisheries Society. The full day farm tour will include visits to marine fish cage farming activities, an indoor marine fish farm, nursery and hatchery and a shrimp farm in Selangor.

 More information and registration for conference and farm tours at www.was.org / www.was-apc.org The early bird rate for the conference will end on June 20, 2017. Please email to worldaqua@was.com for conference, and mario@marevent.com for the tradeshow and sponsorships details.

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