Ms. Anni Nurliani (Indonesia), a fourth-year OUAVM student at the Doctoral Course of the United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences (UGSVS), Gifu University, was awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 7th Asian Association of Veterinary Anatomists (AAVA) Congress held in South Korea’s Jeju City on September 26 and 27
The AAVA Congress is an international conference where participants give oral and poster presentations. Ms. Nurliani made an oral presentation titled “Placental and fetal features of the Sunda porcupine (Hystrix javanica)” and was selected for the Best Oral Presentation Award.
She studied placental and fetal morphological features of the Sunda porcupine by gross anatomic and histological analyses. She also immunohistochemically analyzed the placenta’s capacity to produce sex steroid hormones. The study revealed the placental features unique to the Sunda porcupine and the capacity and location of estrogen production, which had never been reported.
Ms. Nurliani expressed how happy she was to receive the award, saying, “I am deeply honored to receive this award. I would also like to thank the members of the 7th AAVA Congress organizing committee, who were involved in the selection process, and Professor Motoki Sasaki, who has instructed me. This award has inspired me to keep pursuing my research.”