Symposium on Primate Diversity in East and Southeast Asia
A Joint symposium to The 5th International Symposium on Asian Verteb rate Species Diversity (AVIS2015)

December 15th, 2015
At Room 105, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand hosted by

National Primate Research Center of Thailand
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University

 

In an occasion that Chulalongkorn University has established the National Primate Research Center of Thailand (NPRCT) and the Department of Biology will hold the 5th International Symposium on Asian Vertebrate Species Diversity on December 16th – 18th, 2015, the idea of holding the joint Symposium on “Primate Diversity in East and Southeast Asia” has been ignited. East and Southeast Asia are the hotspot of fauna and flora diversity, especially non-human primates. In Thailand, a high diversity of primate species from prosimians to small apes, at least 16 species at present, has been reported. Since one of the goals of the NPRCT is to be the source of the information and reference on non-human primates in East and Southeast Asia, holding the symposium should be a good occasion to gather the researchers and scientists in this field or related fields in Thailand and in the regions. The speakers and participants from abroad as well as Thai scientists/primatologists can share their experiences, exchange knowledge and have mutual discussion on non-human primates in the regions which can lead to the future collaboration within and across countries,

As part of this event, the signing ceremony of the renewal Memorandum of Understanding between NPRCT and the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (PRI-KU), Japan will be performed. Chulalongkorn University and Kyoto University have a mutual collaboration personally and officially for several decades. This MoU at the Center level will under the umbrella of the university level and wish to strengthen the relationship between the two parties.

Thus, the Symposium on Primate Diversity in East and Southeast Asia will be co-hosted between the three parties; NPRCT, Department of Biology, and PRI-KU.

 

the organizing committee

 

Professor Dr. Suchinda Malaivijitnond
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 10330
tel: +66 2218 5257
e-mail: suchinda.m@chula.ac.th