Monday, March 31, 2014

Rice geneticist Dr. Yusaku Uga is guest in researchers' lunch

The Young Researchers Lunch hosted a lunch discussion with Dr. Yusaku Uga as guest on 25 March 2014. Dr. Uga is a rice geneticist at NIAS, Japan and is known for his recent work on DRO1 (deeper rooting 1). The group discussed different aspects of root growth and the traits that Dr. Uga has explored, including root angle, root elongation, and surface rooting. The group was also interested to hear about Dr. Uga's recent experience publishing his work in the journal Nature.

Participants included Andrea Lazaro, Julius Sagun, Efren Bagunu, Govinda Rizal, Zilhas Jewel, Chenie Zamora, and Fatemeh Farshad. The group was also joined by a Japanese televsion crew that was visiting with Dr. Uga.

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for NRS and AFSTRI scientists who are in the early stage of their careers. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussions with senior scientists on a range of topics including science and career paths.

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