[Coral-List] 2007 Summer Program on Coral Biology in Okinawa, Japan

日高 道雄 hidaka at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
Fri Dec 29 01:13:53 EST 2006

2007 Summer Program on Coral Biology in Okinawa, Japan

The 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) Program, University of  
the Ryukyus, provides an international summer program to  
approximately ten international students for two months every year in  
Okinawa, Japan. The scope of the 2007 summer program (June 23 - Aug  
22, 2007 at Sesoko Station, University of the Ryukyus) is population  
dynamics, reproduction, development and symbiosis of corals. Students  
will learn the above topics through lectures given by internationally  
recognized coral researchers and get hand-on experiences through  
working with them.
Each student will participate in one of the following projects.

1. Population dynamics and reproductive ecology of corals
(1) Population dynamics of Fungiid corals
(2) Reproduction of Fungiid corals
(3) Community structure and species diversity of corals on the Sesoko  
reef moat

2. Reproduction and symbiotic biology of corals
(1) Development and establishment of symbiosis in corals
(2) Cost and benefits of symbiosis for larval dispersal
(3) Establishment of zooxanthellae cultures and their characterization
(4) Related subjects proposed by applicants

For details and application form, please see: http://w3.u- 

A person with academic achievements equivalent to MSc or above  
(preferably Ph.D students)

June 23, 2007 to August 22, 2007

Sesoko Station of Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of  
the Ryukyus
Some participants may visit Main Campus (Nishihara campus) to use  
SEM, TEM and DNA lab.

Fees, accommodation and transportation:
The 21st Century COE program will provide the followings:
-Round trip airfare from your country to Okinawa (up to 100,000 JPY)
-Accommodation in Okinawa (e.g. Dormitory at Sesoko Station)
-Transportation from and to the airport

Application and Deadline
Fill in the application form (http://w3.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/coe/eng/edu/ 
sum_pro2007.html) and e-mail or fax it to Dr. Hidaka before February  
1, 2007.

All inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Michio Hidaka
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science,
University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan
e-mail: hidaka at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
Tel: +81-98-895-8547 Fax: +81-98-895-8576

More information about the Coral-List mailing list