Biodiversity Crew at 15th BSGC

A team of 5 graduate students from the biodiversity crew headed to the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 15th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress (BSGC) from 15 – 17 Dec 2010.

The annual BSGC is a collaboration between the National University of Singapore, University of Malaya and Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), which takes turns to host the event. Graduate students of research institutions from from the 3 hosting nations, Philippines, India, Japan and the United States present their research in the field of Biodiversity and Ecology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology and Cell and Molecular Biology.

Oral presentation by Toh Tai Chong

The crew was represented by:

  1. Chong Kwek Yan – Using Herbarium Records to Assess Extinction Likelihood.
  2. Chua Aik Hwee Marcus – Can Medium-sized Mammals Co-exist with Man on Pulau Ubin, Singapore.
  3. Ng Jia Jun Daniel – Conservation Challenges of a Critically Endangered Freshwater Crab (Johor singaporensis) in Singapore.
  4. Toh Tai Chong – Optimisation of Ex situ Scleractinian Coral Larval Rearing Techniques for Coral Reef Rehabilitation.
  5. Ye Guanqiong – Restoration of Yundang Lagoon (Xiamen, China): Progress and Challenges.

Chong Kwek Yan from Plant Systematics Lab did us proud by clinching the 1st runner up prize for oral presentations in the biology and biodiversity category. Well done!

Chong Kwek Yan

The 16th BSGC will be hosted by NUS in 2011.

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