BRIN urges researchers to collaborate on developing bioeconomy


The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is encouraging collaboration among researchers on the exchange of knowledge and solutions for the development of bioeconomy through knowledge sharing and technology mastery.

“Because without cooperation, without knowledge sharing, it is impossible for us to develop bio-economy, answering all the global challenges that await in the present and in the future,” Head of BRIN’s Biotechnology and Environmental Research Organization Iman Hidayat explained.

He delivered the statement at the 9th International Symposium of Innovative Bioproduction Indonesia on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (ISIBio), which was accessed from here on Wednesday.

He said that there are many challenges that the government and the global community are facing currently, such as health security, food security, global warming, and environmental problems.

All these challenges can only be resolved by mastering technology and through collaboration, he added.

“Through this symposium, I would like to compel all of you to actively discuss, share your knowledge and findings with other participants to fill in the gaps between your findings with other findings, so that the findings (research results) are complete,” he said.

He informed that the symposium was held as a collective effort to share competencies and experiences so that participants could collaborate and work together to obtain outputs and outcomes that could address future problems.

“I expect we can all play an active role as part of the world to create a better life,” he said.

According to the chief executive of ISIBio 2022, Nanik Rahmani, the symposium aimed to bring expert scientists, researchers, and students together to share their research experiences on biotechnology, bioengineering, and biodiversity aspects.

The symposium also provided a platform for participants to disseminate and discuss innovations and the latest, interesting developments in the fields of agriculture and forestry, biological resources and biodiversity, biorefinery, circular economy, nutraceuticals and natural products, biotechnology and bioinformatics, environmental resilience, and medical science.

“This year, we have two main speakers, eight speakers invited from Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia,” he said.

The event was joined by 172 participants and featured 103 oral presentations of scientific papers published in AIP Proceedings, and 18 oral presentations


Source: Antara News