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"Space Seeds for Asian Future" was Awarded

Last Updated: May 15, 2020

On September 22, 2019 the Japanese Society for Biological Sciences in Space (JSBSS) awarded a special prize to the Space Seeds for Asian Future program (SSAF 2010-2011, SSAF 2013) for its contribution toward promotion of understanding of space biology, and for wide-ranging capacity-building to researchers, engineers, teachers and elementary school students in the Asia Pacific region.

The JSBSS held its' 33rd annual meeting on September 22, 2019 in Chiba, Japan, where the SSAF team was honored. The special prize and certification were handed over to the SSAF Japanese team on behalf of SSAF members in the Asia-Pacific region. The certificates were then handed over to the other SSAF members who came to Nagoya, Japan for the APRSAF-26.

SSAF members in the Asia-Pacific region were awarded (Credit: JAXA)

SSAF Japanese team from left to right, Ms. Sayaka Umemura, Dr. Motoshi Kamada, Dr. Takayuki Hoson (the former president of JSBSS), Dr. Sachiko Yano, Dr. Muneo Takaoki, Dr. Koichi Soga (Credit: JAXA)

Certificate (Credit: JAXA)

Special Prize (Credit: JAXA)

The JSBSS was established in 1987 to promote academic research on biological sciences and related areas and to facilitate communication among members and the international community. See JSBSS official web site for details.

 

The award went to the following people (organization at that time);

Australia

  • Naomi Mathers (Australian National University)

Indonesia

  • Thomas Djamaluddin (National Institute of Aeronautics and Space)
  • Clara Yatini (National Institute of Aeronautics and Space)
  • Fenny M. Dwivany (School of Life Science and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology)
  • Riskita Eshanti (School of Life Science and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology)

Japan

  • Muneo Takaoki (JAXA)
  • Sachiko Yano (JAXA)
  • Fumiaki Tanigaki (JAXA)
  • Motoshi Kamada (AES)
  • Tomohiro Ichikawa (JSF)
  • Yoichi Hasegawa (JAMSS)
  • Koichi Soga (Osaka City University)

Malaysia

  • Mhd Fairos Assilam (Malaysia National Space Agency (ANGKASA))
  • Farahana Kamarudin (Malaysia National Space Agency (ANGKASA))
  • Mohd Helmy Hashim (Malaysia National Space Agency (ANGKASA))
  • Mohammed Selamat bin Madom (Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute)

New Zealand

  • Haritina Mogosanu, Mark Mackey (Kiwi Space Foundation)

Thailand

  • Sawat Tantiphanwadi (National Science and Technology Development Agency)
  • Namchai Chewawiwat (National Science and Technology Development Agency)

Vietnam

  • Doan Minh Chung (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology)
  • Nguyen Vu Giang (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology)
  • Duong Tan Nhut (Dalat Institute of Biology)
 
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