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03 Sep 2019
  • Global

ICR holds research training for UPD students (24 June – 19 July 2019)

From 24 June to 19 July, the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR) hosted the 2019 ICR Short-term Research Training Program, with support provided by Kyoto University under the Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Program.

Following the success of the inaugural 2018 training, ICR this year enrolled five master's chemistry students from the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD). The trainees were each assigned to the laboratory of their choice, where they conducted research with support from faculty, students, and other lab members. On Thursdays they attended undergraduate ILAS lectures delivered by ICR Senior Lecturer Amelie Perron, their active participation making the classes even more interactive than usual.

The program also included weekend cultural activities, such as tea ceremony, temple tours, and kyudo (archery).

On their final day, the students delivered research presentations in front of their mentors and fellow lab members. A panel of judges consisting of four ICR researchers selected the winner of the best presentation award, which went to Mr El Czar Galleposo, who trained in Professor Yuichi Shimakawa's laboratory.

Throughout the four-week training, the five UPD students were consistently positive, cheerful, and diligent, which earned them the respect of everyone they worked with, and convinced many of their potential for future success.

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Mr Carino performing an experiment at Professor Motonari Uesugi's laboratory

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Mr Galleposo presenting his research   

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Ms Zabrina at an ILAS lecture

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Enjoying kimono as part of a tea ceremony experience   

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UPD students with Senior Lecturer Perron

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