Cibinong – BRIN Public Relations. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) through the Directorate of Talent Management held an online Fellowship Seminar – Series 5, on Thursday (17/3). This event is a series of seminars featuring candidates for the Post-Doctoral Research and Visiting Researchers Research and Innovation Talent Mobility Program from various fields of expertise. In this program, the candidates for Post-Doctoral and Visiting Researchers present their research portfolios and plans for research activities.

The Visiting Researcher Program is a collaborative research, development, studies, and/or application of science and technology program for experts or researchers from universities, research and development agencies, and/or industries both from home and overseas with researchers and practitioners at universities or industries that have experience in their fields of expertise.

The activities in this program include research collaboration, attending scientific activities such as seminars/workshops to present information and knowledge about the latest development in appropriate science and/or prepare joint research proposals.

Dewi Syahidah, one of the candidates for the visiting researcher program from James Cook University with molecular biology expertise at the seminar submitted a research proposal/activity titled “Impact of Marine Aquaculture on Microbiome Associated with Nearby Holobiont”. Dewi explained the impact of aquaculture on microorganisms around the ecosystem. “Information about the impact of aquaculture in Indonesia is still very limited, although it is very important for us to know,” said Dewi.

Meanwhile, the Post-Doctoral Program is a collaborative program for research, development, studies, and/or application of science and technology for Indonesian citizens or foreigners who have just completed their Doctoral education. The output of this program is in the form of producing two scientific publications in highly reputable global indexed journals. This program is aimed at increasing the national research capacity, building national competitiveness and independence, as well as increasing international scientific publications, inventions and innovations, downstreaming of research results, and building research collaboration networks.

Rofiza Yolanda, one of the candidates for the post-doctoral program at Prince of Songkla University with biology expertise at the seminar, also had the opportunity to submit a research proposal/activity titled “Taxonomic study of the mysid (Crustacea: Mysidacea) from Kepulauan Seribu (Jakarta/Tangerang) and Padang City (West Sumatra), Indonesia”. His research concentrates on the discovery of mysid species in Kepulauan Seribu and Padang, Indonesia.

“In Indonesia, only two types of mysid subgenus Javanisomysis have been found in the Anisomysis genus, namely in Bali and Lombok,” he explained. It is hoped that the gathering of post-doctoral candidates and visiting researchers can strengthen research capacity and improve research group outputs. (aa/ed:aps)