Development of harmful algal bloom monitoring methods and forecast system for sustainable aquaculture and coastal fisheries in Chile (Monitoring of algae in Chile)
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2019.04.03
Field work was developed in the IFOP-CREAN facilities by MACH-SATREPS lab assistant Joaquin Rilling

On March 5th (Tuesday) 2019 field work was developed in the IFOP-CREAN facilities by MACH-SATREPS lab assistant Mr. Joaquin Rilling (assigned to assist Dr. So Fujiyoshi in UFRO). The field work developed consisted in the detection of Alexandrium catenella in water DNA samples collected from Los Lagos Region through Loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP). The methodology applied required Mr. Rilling to travel personally to Puerto Montt to bring both the suitcase lab where the equipment (Kaneka LAMP detector) its contained, and to use it due to his expertise. In this opportunity, the DNA samples were provided directly by Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu, who detected the presence of A. catenella microscopically before […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón (INTESAL), which is one of advisory members of MACH project

    On January 22nd, in 2019, Resident Representative of JICA Chile, Mr. Ryozo Hanya, visited Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón (INTESAL; Salmon Technology Institute). INTESAL is one of our collaborating members from private sectors along with Instituto Tecnológico de Mitilicultura (INTEMIT; Technological Institute of Mussel Farming) (Direct Collaborating Entity II (Private Sector); link). Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu (NRIFS, Japan, staying at IFOP), Dr. Mikihiko Kawai (Kyoto Univ., staying at UFRO) and Mr. Yuji Misu (MACH project coordinator) accompanied him.     From INTESAL, Dr. Paulina Artacho (Research and Development Management) and Dr. Daniel Jimenez (Health & Analysis Manager) attended the meeting and explained to us their activities including environmental and HAB […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS)

    On January 23rd, in 2019, Resident Representative of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Chile, Mr. Ryozo Hanya, visited University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS). ULAGOS is one of Core Project Members of SATREPS MACH project (link).     Mr. Hanya talked with Dr. Gonzalo Gajardo, professor of ULAGOS and Research Associate Director of our project, to hear about the progress of the project. Mr. Hanya also visited Bahía Mansa with Dr. Yohei Miyashita, Research Assistant Professor, and Ms. Karen Vergara, Research Assistant of our project. Bahía Mansa is one of our sampling points where we have started the weekly sampling and monitoring (link). We showed him how we are […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited Instituto Fomento Pesquero (IFOP)

    On January 22nd, 2019, Ryozo Hanya, Resident Representative of JICA Chile, visited Instituto Fomento Pesquero (IFOP) which is one of the four core project management institutes in Chile for SATREPS MACH project (link). Mr. Hanya discussed the project overview and its strategies with Dr. Leonardo Guzmán (the Project Manager of MACH project), Dr. Oscar Espinoza (the head of Center for the Study of Harmful Algae (CREAN)), and Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu (a Japanese researcher from National Research Institute of Fisheries Science (NRIFS)). Dr. Guzmán and Dr. Espinoza gave Mr. Hanya a tour of CREAN facility which provided him depth knowledge of our project with respect to monitoring and analyses […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited University of La Frontera (UFRO)

    On January 24th, in 2019, Resident Representative of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Chile, Mr. Ryozo Hanya, visited University of La Frontera (UFRO). UFRO is Project Director of SATREPS MACH project among the four Core Project Members in Chile (link) and has given us much cooperation from the rector down to the administrative offices.     Mr. Hanya talked with Dr. Milko Jorquera (full professor of UFRO and Project Director of MACH project), Dr. Jacquelinne Acuña (associate professor of BIOREN-UFRO and one of the MACH project researchers) and Mr. Ignacio Rilling (the project lab assistant). We explained to Mr. Hanya the commitment of UFRO to this project and […]

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2018.12.31
Exchange opinions with mussel farmers cooperative of Choros Maltones (Chilean large mussel)

    On December 4thTuesday, Distinguished Professor Takashi Gojobori of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Professor Emeritus Ichiro Imai of Hokkaido University and members of our project visited Nehuentue city.  Nehuentue is at the mouth of Imperial river, the lower reach of Temuco, and close to one of our sampling sites (link). We met with members of farmers cooperative of Chilean large mussel, Choros Maltones, and administration office of Carahue city to introduce our project and exchange opinions about sustainable fisheries of that region.    They explained the history of mussel farming of the region, how they farm mussels, and surrounding problems. They also explained Nehuentue cooperative has produced larger […]

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2018.12.28
Seminars of Japanese outstanding professors

    Early this December 2018, we invited Distinguished Professor Takashi Gojobori and Emeritus Professor Ichiro Imai, two outstanding Japanese professors, to Chile. Through their thoughtful presentations, they gave us many insights that push us our project forward.     Professor Gojobori emphasized, through his talks ranging from study of the origin of evolution of eye by means of algal study to integration of automatic sampling and cutting-edge studies of metagenomics and single cell genomics, the importance of basic science and how researches of the top-level science promote surrounding advances of sciences and technologies, and even further stimulate more practical studies to solve problems in relation to our daily lives.     Professor […]

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2018.12.22
Report the progress of the project to SUBEPSCA and SERNAPESCA

 On November 26, 2018, Dr. Fumito Maruyama, Director of MACH Project and Mr. Ryozo Hanya, Chief Representative of JICA Chile, explained a progress of MACH project to Mr. Eduardo Riquelme, undersecretary of SUBPESCA (*) and Ms. Alicia Gallardo, director of SERNAPESCA (*), and have discussed on effective implementation of the project.  During the meeting, Dr. Maruyama gave them various MACH project goods and explained the importance of outreach activities to the public.  In addition, Dr. Maruyama also emphasized the importance of involving local communities and fishermen to the project, as the goal of the project is to develop harmful algae bloom forecast model through platform of collaboration between industry, government […]

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2018.12.03
Dr. So Fujiyoshi talked on “Science Cafe” at UFRO

    On 28thNovember 2018, Dr. So Fujiyoshi spoke on “Science Cafe” held at University of La Frontera (UFRO), entitled with “Bacterias en nuestras duchas: Una experiencia en Japón (Bacteria in our bathroom: An experience in Japan)”.     The talk was chaired by Dr. Jacquelinne Acuña (BIOREN, UFRO) who is also one of the members of our MACH project. Yuji Misu, MACH project coordinator, translated Dr. So’s talk to Spanish along with brief introduction of Japanese cultures.     Dr. So started her talk by introducing that our environments including our body itself are surrounded by full of tiny living organisms, bacteria. She then explained the approach how to […]

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2018.11.30
We Japanese researchers have started working to this project in Chile!

    Four Japanese researchers of MACH project have started working to this project in Chile. Each of us has different research background and expertise. We cooperate through our independent research activities to progress our project.     Since last October, Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu started working at Institute de Fomento Pesquero (IFOP) at Puerto Montt. She is a researcher of Dr. Satoshi Nagai’s lab, National Research Institute of Fishery Science, Yokohama, Japan. She works with Dr. Leonardo Guzman and Dr. Oscar Espinoza at IFOP.     Since last September, Dr. Yohei Miyashita started working at University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS) at Osorno. He is an assistant professor of Dr. Shoko […]

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