Genetics symposium in Bangkok

AQD's Dr. Maria Rowena Eguia (2nd from left) during the genetics symposium AQD's Dr. Ma. Rowena and Mr. Ruel Eguia participated as poster presentors in the 10th International symposium on genetics in aquaculture (ISGA X) which was held at the Sofitel Centara Grand and the Bangkok Convention Center in Bangkok last June 22 to 26.

The poster of Dr. MRR Eguia was titled “A comparative assessment of genetic and biological characteristics in two giant freshwater prawn species (Macrobrachium rosenbergii and Macrobrachium wallacei) in the Philippines” while Mr. RV Eguia’s poster was on the “Effect of reduced larval rearing salinity on subsequent growth and survival in two
generations of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii.”

According to Dr. Eguia, the symposium allowed them to catch up “with news on the research involvements of
some highly respected senior and several contemporary geneticist-friends” and learn “new developments/trends in
genetics research as applied in aquaculture and biodiversity conservation.”

Dr. MRR Eguia’s travel was fully sponsored by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) while AQD’s staff development program covered 50% of Mr. RV Eguia’s registration fee.

ISGA, which is held every three years, provides a venue where the latest in population genetics, genetic improvement
of aquacultured animals, and other related issues may be presented. It is organized by the International Association
for Genetics in Aquaculture.

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