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CFOS researcher participates in the 2017 Hiroshima University Summer School

Photo 1: Caigoy (seated, extreme right), Photo 2: Caigoy (upper right)

Mr. Jant Cres Caigoy, academic staff of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), participated in the 10th International Summer School on July 26 to August 1, 2017 in Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Japan.

Caigoy attended the Fisheries and Marine Biology program to acquire knowledge and techniques on the latest advances in the field of fisheries and marine biology. He was selected by Hiroshima University among the applicants duly recommended by Dean Crispino A. Saclauso from CFOS to attend the Summer School. Currently, he is a research assistant of the UP Balik Ph.D Program entitled “Detection of Foodborne Pathogens Along the Supply Chain of Fresh Oysters and Mussels and Its Culture Environment.”

The Summer School was aimed to share the current knowledge and techniques on the latest advances in fisheries and marines biology, animal science, food chemistry and nutrition, applied molecular biology, and plant and soil science for undergraduate, graduate students, and young academic staff. It also sought to foster good relationship among the participating universities including UPV - which has an existing partnership with Hiroshima University.

“The 10th International Summer School is very remarkable. I experienced more than what I expected. It was fun and I have learned a lot from our classes, met new people, and developed friendships. Though we came from different countries, we were able to communicate well and understand each other. I believe that the summer school is more than its academic purpose. It is also a venue for us to build connections with different cultures,” Caigoy said about his experience.

Caigoy said that the training introduced him and other participants to the native fishery resources in Japan ranging from freshwater organisms to marine species, identified invasive freshwater shrimps, and learned about the technologies used in fisheries, among others.

Part of the training was a study tour in modern research institutes, private companies and the two World Heritage sites found in Hiroshima, namely Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. (With sources from Jant Cres Caigoy)

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