Visiting Professor from University of Hawaii, Manoa to conduct crash course on Marine Toxicology

by Department of Marine Sciences

Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the University of Hawaii, Manoa will be conducting a crash course on Marine Toxicology  starting April 23, 2019 to May 2, 2019. 

The following is the proposed itenerary schedule for Dr. Yanagihara

Schedule of Activities

DateActivityCorresponding Office
22 April 2019MondayPick-up from Airport and billeting to IIT Hostel;Courtesy Call to Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol, Vice Chancellor Teves, Vice Chancellor Bornales, Vice Chancellor Alagao, Research Director Creencia, CSM Dean Confesor;Welcome DinnerOVCPD Vehicle; OVCAA (Welcome Dinner)
23 April 2019TuesdayField Ecology of Cubozoans in the Philippines (1 hour lecture, 3 days field work) (Day 1)A. Mangrove outflow habitats (Chirodropid and                            Tripedalia sampling)8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
24 April 2019WednesdayField Ecology of Cubozoans in the Philippines (Day 2)B. Pelagic sampling (Day and night time net tows                Night time surface light                Day and night (if possible) time dive surveys8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
25 April 2019ThursdayField Ecology of Cubozoans in the Philippines (Day 3)B. Pelagic sampling (continuation)8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
26 April 2019FridayCubozoan Biodiversity (1 hour lecture, 1 day field work, 1 day field lab work) (Day 1)A. Voucher collectionB. Voucher photography8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
27 April 2019SaturdayCubozoan Biodiversity (1 hour lecture, 1 day field work, 1 day field lab work) (Day 2)C. Voucher preservation for anatomical studies, for DNAD. Results of Yanagihara, Saguil LNU Samar Collection with analysis by Smithsonian collaborators8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
28 April 2019SundayEnvenomation Pathophysiology (4 hours lectures, 3 days field lab work): Day 1A. Biochemical composition of cubozoan venomB. Bioassays of isolated venom     Introduction to time course and dilution based assays                Hemolytic assay                MacConkey agar assay8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
29 April 2019MondayEnvenomation Pathophysiology: Day 2C. Bioassays of live cubozoan tentaclesD. Ultrastructure of nematocysts and physical trauma caused upon envenomation Microscopy8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
30 April 2019TuesdaySymposium 8-12 AMCollaborative Meeting 1-5 PM8:00AM to 5:00 PMFarewell Dinner with Faculty and IIT OfficialsDMS/CSM;Meeting (OVCPD);Dinner (OVCRE);
1 May 2019ThursdayEnvenomation Pathophysiology (4 hours lectures, 3 days field lab work): Day 3E. Pathophysiology of acute cardiovascular collapse after cubozoan envenomationF. Pathophysiology of Irukandji Syndrome after cubozoan envenomationG. First Aid and Clinical management considerations8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
2 May 2019FridayPublic Health Impacts (1 hour lecture, 1 day field work)A. Documentation of public health burden     Survey in person interviews     On line surveys FB or other platformB. Public Health out reach     Make a presentation to an identified stakeholder group      Develop signage for potential beaches affected by box jellies      Initiate collaborative networks with Rural Health Units and other            Health Care providers      Develop a mini course coloring book or other format for school age children8:00AM to 5:00 PMDMS/CSM
3 May 2019Friday Departure to AirportOVCPD

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