Dini Dinarti of Dept. of Agronomy, Fac. of Agriculture, IPB, Bogor – who worked for her MSc degree under Prof. Sudarsono has informed PMB Lab that she has gone to USDA – ARS Sustainable and Perrenial Crops Laboratory (USDA-ASPCL), Belstville, USA. While in that laboratory, Dini Dinarti will conduct an intensive – three months research activity under the supervision of Dr. Dapeng Zhang.
The objectives of Dini Dinarty activity are: (1) DNA fingerprinting and genetic relationships assesment among ca. 150 cacao samples from South Sulawesi, Indonesia, (2) sub-set of the genotypes selection representing the cacao samples, and determine the identity of representative cacao genotypes using molecular marker (SSR and SNP markers). She may have to collaborate with a Molecular Marker lab at the University of Washington for SNP analysis of cacao.
“If everything go as plan, I may have to participate and make poster presentation of my research results in the Molecular Biology Meeting at Washington DC,” Dini said. The meeting will be conducted sometime in July 2011. “In addition, Dr. Amaro of USDA-ASPCL and I may have to go to Cacao Scientific Meeting and Rountable Discussion in San Francisco in May 18-19, 2011. A number of cacao scientists from around the world will attend the meeting,” she continued her remark. Dini also informs PMB Lab that the research focus of USDA-ASPCL in cacao is about cacao pathogens and cacao germplasm characterization.
PMB Lab staffs and associated students congratulate Dini Dinarti her success in getting the opportunity to go to such an outstanding laboratory. We also hope her success in her research activities.
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