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What is SEASHE 2015?

SEASHE is The 1st Symposium on Southeast Asia Herpetology and Envenomation in conjunction with The 4th Congress of Herpetological Society of Indonesia, one of our project on creating an active discussion and exchange ideas, deepening and developing collaboration, and promoting young researcher for herpetofauna diversity and envenomation research in combining researchers, specimens, and relevant information. There were 107 participants from local and some countries, such as Malaysia, USA, Thailand, Japan, and Germany. During 3 days event on August 28-30, 2015, 6 keynote lectures, 20 oral presentations, and 10 poster presentations have been presented as platform for academic exchange and discussion among experienced and young researcher. In addition, field trip have held in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in order to develop peer collaboration among participants from several region. The symposium was collaborating diversity and envenomation (medical management of snake bite) of herpetofauna. It was an interesting symposium which continued by workshop of first aid for snakebite management. Usually, doctors in Indonesia doesn’t have a good understanding about the snake which bites the victims, and so are the researchers which focused on its diversity.

Then, How about AVIS 2015?

AVIS is JSPS Core-to-Core Program: The 5th International Symposium on Asian Vertebrate Species Diversity, Organized by Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with the Japan Society for Promotion (JSPS) and Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University. Our research group were participating both poster and oral presentation. There were Muhamad Fahmi presenting Phylogenetic relationship of the Genus Limnonectes (Amphibia, Anura) in Sundaland and surrounding areas as revealed by 12s rRNA, tRNA val and 16s rRNA sequence analysis on poster presentation and Irvan sidik presenting Biogeography and pattern variation of Linnaeus’s reed snake Calamaria linnaei Boie, 1827 (Collubridae: Calamarinae), in Java on oral presentation.

We believe in the importance of developing link, exchange ideas, and promoting our research and project as successful traits in our research group.