The Research Center for Global Agromedicine (GAMRC) held a debriefing on its activities and achievements in AY 2018 on April 2, 2019.
GAMRC aims to solve food- and animal-related problems around the world through strengthened international collaborative research between OUAVM and world-leading universities in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal science, and agricultural science, and has been engaged in collaborative research with groups of researchers invited from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both in the U.S. GAMRC holds a debriefing to share information about its research activities and outcomes every year, and the latest meeting was the fourth such gathering since its establishment.
The session began with presentations on activities in AY 2018 and activity plans for AY 2019 by Professor Yoshiyasu Kobayashi, the Department Chief of Veterinary Medicine, and Professor Akio Miyamoto, the Department Chief of Agriculture and Animal Science. These presentations were then followed by presentations by four Department of Veterinary Medicine faculty members who spoke on their collaborative research with Cornell University, in addition to the dispatch of students to and invitation of researchers from that university.
Five Department of Agriculture and Animal Science faculty members also reported on their collaborative research with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as the dispatch of students to and invitation of researchers from that university. Assistant professor Rintaro Kinoshita then reported on a summer program offered jointly with the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Obihiro in August 2018 and shared feedback from the participants.
GAMRC will continue to step up collaborative research and student and researcher exchanges with both universities.
The speakers who reported on their collaborative research and their speech titles are as follows:
- Department of Veterinary Medicine:
Kenichi Watanabe, assistant professor: Progress and future prospects of research on naturally occurring disease
Keisuke Suganuma, assistant professor: Developments toward collaborative research between researchers at the OUAVM National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases and parasitologists at Cornell University
Yasuo Nambo, professor: Study on collaborative research that led to the successful transplantation of fertilized eggs using Hokkaido native horses
Norio Yamagishi, professor: Research on serum osteoprotegerin levels in newborn calves
- Department of Agriculture and Animal Science:
Daigo Aiuchi, assistant professor: Functions of calcium for crop protection: pest resistance and viral resistance
Jun Kasuga, assistant professor: New collaborative research project on the cultivation of wine grapes in Hokkaido
Kenji Fukuda, associate professor: Efforts to develop healthy, delicious food products
Tatsuhiko Goto, assistant professor: Comprehensive analysis of functional genes for the improvement of livestock productivity: Approach in genetics and reproductive science
Naoki Fukuma, assistant professor: Comprehensive analysis of functional genes for the improvement of livestock productivity: Approach in nutritional science and microbiology