Osaka Prefecture University

Special Guest Professor Program 2014:Dr. Janice Y. Uchida (University of Hawaii)

LastUpDate: July 09, 2014

Osaka Prefecture University invites many leading researchers and educators as Guest Professors throughout the year. Each invited professor spends approximately one month at OPU to conduct special lectures, seminars, and individual discussions with faculty and students. The Guest Professor Program aims to stimulate students’ intellectual growth, to provide firsthand access to the finest world-class research, and to build tighter relations between OPU and leading universities around the world.

Our third guest in 2014 is Dr. Janice Y. Uchida from University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A. Dr. Uchida is one of the most eminent researchers who specialize in diseases of orchids and tropical plants. And she also has many years of teaching experiences in the field of Plant Pathology as well as microbes, insects and seaweed, and her program is focused on spread environmental protection.

During her stay from June 6 to July 3, she gave lectures and seminars, together with many opportunities of discussion with students, at the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences and School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Also she attended Science Café organized by Center for Women in Research of OPU as a guest speaker.


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