Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University

Japanese

Suankularb Wittayalai School students from Thailand visited FBS.

The students from Suankularb Wittayalai School, Thailand visited FBS on Oct. 18th 2018. They were invited to the training 1-week program prepared by RIMD.
http://www.biken.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/news_topics/detail/836

We introduced our graduate school program and the steps being taken for foreign graduate students. After general introduction, they visited Kai's lab (Germline Biology Group) and Ueda's Lab (Laboratory for Cell Signaling Dynamics).

At Ueda's Lab, visitors got a mini lecture about "Focusing on the movement of a single protein in a living cell" by Dr. Miyanaga. In this talk, he explained the principle and techniques to visualize the tiny molecules. The size of each protein is in nano-scale: 1nm equals 0.000001 mm. It is very hard to see such a tiny object using a conventional optical microscope. However, their technological breakthrough makes it possible to observe a single protein. After the lecture, they got a chance to take a look the field of microscope to see how proteins individually behave in a living cell!

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At Kai's Lab, after the talk about their research introduction by Prof. Kai, the participants worked on the assortments of drosophila and observation of genetic markers by stereomicroscope. Secondly the dissection of ovaries of drosophila was demonstrated and the participants observed them by fluorescence microscope.

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A variety of scientific experience in Osaka U tour would stimulate the curiosity of the young high school students from Thailand.

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After the tour, one student said that he wants to be a scientist. Good luck for successful future for them.