International Seminar: Molecular Biology in Veterinary Medicine in Tandjung Adiwinata FKH UNAIR. (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)
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UNAIR NEWS – Stem cells have been main feature of medical treatment at this moment. In normal animals or human, stem cells can connect organ or tissues. While in sick animals or human, stem cell can be used to repair damaged tissues.

It was stated by the Professor of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) Universitas Airlangga,  Prof. Dr. Fedik Abdul Rantam, DVM., in “International Seminar: Molecular Biology in Veterinary Medicine”. The international seminar was held in Tandjung Adiwinata, on Wednesday, November 2.

Prof. Fedik explained the role of stem cells in comparative medicine. Comparative medicine itself is a term for medical method application learned for human medicine through animals. According to Prof. Fedik, stem cells’ rol is important to repair damaged human cells or tissues. Before the stem cells applied to human, they are applied previously to animals.

Beside Prof. Fedik, there was also Prof. Fatchiah of FKH Universitas Brawijaya, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nellen from Kassel University, Germany, Prof. Dr. Yung-Chan Lin from Chung Hsin National University, Taiwan, and Prof. Bambang Sektiari from FKH UNAIR as the speakers in discussion session. It was attended by more than a hundred FKH academicians, from students, alumni, lecturers or researchers.

“We are heading towards international level with molecular studies, for making vaccine, diagnostic kit, it is molecularly based. With this seminar, we want to accelerate ideas to make something new,” said Prof. Fedik.

Beside a seminar, there were also 30 scientific posters exhibited. Some of them were  “Bacterial Isolation and Molecular Identification of Avibacterium paragallinarum of Chickens Derived from Kupang Regency” from Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang, NTT,  “Review: Molecular Epidemiology of Newcastle Disease in Wild Waterfowl in North Queensland, Australia” from FKH Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang, NTT, and “The Impact Strength of Post-Fracture Femur in White Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Ovariectomize with Extract Cissus quadrangularis” from FKH UNAIR. (*)

Author: Defrina Sukma S
Editor: Nuri Hermawan

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