The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) held the 9th International Basic Science Conference (IBSC) 2019 in Universitas Brawijaya (UB). The conference was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor I for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Aulanni’am, drh. DES in the Widyaloka building hall of Universitas Brawijaya on Wednesday (03/20/2019).
The International Conference that brought together experts in the basic science or basic sciences was attended by 389 researchers consisting of 232 oral presentations and 109 exposure studies in the form of posters. For two days (20-21 / 3), participants from public and private universities in Indonesia, even from abroad, will exchange experiences and discuss the research that has been done. This meeting aims to promote reciprocal exchange between scientists and experts, to discuss innovative ideas in scientific research, and to address contemporary problems through the application of knowledge emerging from science. The scope of this conference is basic and applied research in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics.
In his opening remarks, UB’s Vice Chancellor I welcomed the invitation, the Keynote Speakers, Invited Speakers and participants from 7 countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Japan, Libya and India. He appreciated FMIPA’s initiative to hold a conference that brought together basic science experts from Indonesia and abroad.
“A meeting like this one can be a vehicle for researchers to exchange experiences and are expected to be the beginning to establish broader research collaborations to welcome the Industrial 4.0 era,” she said.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the 2019 9th Basic Science committee, Anna Safitri, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D., explained that this conference brought the theme of Recent Advances in Basic Science toward 4.0 Industrial Revolution. “Enjoy 9th Basic Science and have fun during this conference,” she said. The committee prepared 8 rooms to be used for oral presentations and 1 hall for research exposure posters. Basic Science participants from Indonesia came from UB, ITS, UI, UNS, UNAIR, IPB, UGM, UM, BATAN, UNEJ, ITB, PERTAMINA, UNIB, UNITRI, UNRAM, UNRI, UPR, Dell Institute, IAIN Purwokerto, INS Padang, Lampung Polytechnic, LIPI, Bali PGRI, ST Geophysics, STIS, UIN Maliki, UNHALU, UNHAS, UNJ, UNPAR, UNY, UPN Yogyakarta, UKI, Batanghari University, PAPUA University, UNMUL, UNNES, UNPATES, and UNPATTI.
On the first day of the conference (20/3) the keynote speaker was an expert on Chemical Polymer Synthesis Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prof. Hideki Okamoto, from Okayama University, JAPAN, Prof. Roswanira Abdul Wahab from Malaysia University of Technology, MALAYSIA, Sensor Expert Dr. Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, JAPAN, Biology Expert Dr. Lakha Salaipeth from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, THAILAND, Chemical Expert Dr.rer.nat. Rino M Mukti from Bandung Institute of Technology, INDONESIA, and Mathematics expert Dr. Bagus Sartono from IPB University, INDONESIA.
While on the second day (21/2), the invited speaker was Statistics expert Dr. Ani Budi Astuti from the Statistics Department UB, Mathematics expert Dr. Noor Hidayat from the UB Mathematics Department, Chemistry expert, Dr. Zakiah Mohamed from Mara University of Technology, MALAYSIA, Biology expert Prof. Muh. Sasmito Djati, Chemistry expert Dr. Sal Prima Yudha S from Bengkulu University, INDONESIA, and Dr. Sc. Siti Mariyah Ulfa from the Department of Chemistry UB.
At the end of the event, the Dean of FMIPA expressed his gratitude to God and expressed his gratitude to the organizing committee who had worked hard and enthusiastic in carrying out the 2-day activity, the Keynote Speakers, Invited Speakers and all 9th Basic Science participants in 2019. He hoped that these activities are intended to promote the latest advances in the field of basic science as a transformative trend to overcome the revolutionary industry 4.0.
“The conference was attended by researchers and experts from the University, government research institutions, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Policy makers or decisions in the Science-based sector will also benefit, “he explained.
At the end of the session, the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences also hoped that at the upcoming conference, participants could attend and participate again (yogie).