Kinoshita Sensei was accompany by Mr. Epi Taufik, staff of Technology Laboratory of Livestock, Faculty of Animal Science IPB, which also studying his doctor program at Obihiro University. They were welcomed by head of BRC, Prof. Latifah K Darusman and staffs, Head of Division of Biopharmaca Product Development, drh. Min Rahminiwati, MS, PhD; Head of Division of Natural Resource Development and Cultivation, Drs. Edy Djauhari Purwakusumah, MSi, and others, i.e. Dr. Irmanida Batubara, Waras Nurcholis, MSi., Siti Sa’diah, MSi., Apt., Susi Indariani, SPT., dan Wulan Tri Wahyuni, MSi.

In his presentation. Prof. Kinoshiota discussed his research related to theme of plant lipid, mainly shipolipid, which used as functional food, and also active compound of plants for anti tumor or anti cancer. One of the plants that discussed was konnyaku/konjac/devil`s tongue atau Amorpophallus konjac, look like iles-iles but different species.

Hopefully, the visiting will bring a cooperation between BRC and Obihiro University, mainly for using medical plants as component of functional food.

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