Welcome JIDC Brazil Regional Office!

JIDC opens Brazil Regional Office!

It is with great joy that we announce the opening of the JIDC Regional Office in Brazil!

When I was in Sardinia doing a part of my PhD project (My JIDC Post), I had the opportunity to participate in a JIDC meeting that took place in Stintino. It was fascinating, because I could see firsthand how a scientific journal operates and also how much work is behind these publications.
When I returned to Brazil, I thought several times about proposing to Professor Salvatore Rubino the establishment of a JIDC regional office in Porto Alegre. Publishing is very important for our country as well as other countries that are aiming to establish themselves. Also, when I looked through the JIDC archives, I noticed that there were few publications focusing on research conducted in Latin America by Latin American scientists.

In July 2011, I had the opportunity to return to Sardinia (this time for a wonderful vacation) and reconnected with old friends Marco Scano and Giustina Casu as well as meet new friends in Sassari. When I learned that they were going to Argentina for a holiday, I suggested they to come visit me in Porto Alegre to take advantage of a conference at the University where I am taking PhD (UFRGS) to speak a little of JIDC. We spent five wonderful days during which Marco talked to the students and teachers in my graduate program about the submission of papers and also the published JIDC items online. On this visit, we started talking a little more seriously about the creation of a JIDC regional office in Porto Alegre.

And here we are! Announcing the arrival of the Regional Office! Wonderful, is not it? The JIDC Brazil Regional office is strategically settled in the Food Microbiology and Food Control Laboratory, located in the Food Science and Technology Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (ICTA/UFRGS). This Institute was the first specialized food institute of Brazil, founded in 1958.

ICTA/UFRGS offers diverse undergraduate courses in areas such as food engineering, nutrition, pharmacy, chemical engineering, chemistry, and biomedicine in addition to several graduate courses related to food science and food technology working toward Masters and PhD degrees s in Food Science and Technology. The faculty has strongly collaborated with the post-graduation programme in agricultural and environmental microbiology.
The Food Microbiology and Food Control Laboratory of ICTA/UFRGS has several research projects, mostly linked to the investigation of food pathogens and food safety. The projects focus on solving food industry, food services and governmental problems related to food production. The head of this Laboratory is Professor Dr. Eduardo Cesar Tondo, who has been working with Food Microbiology and Food Quality for almost two decades, and is a research collaborator of Prof. Dr. Salvatore Rubino of Università Degli Studi di Sassari.
The main objective of the Brazil Regional office is to promote JIDC awarenessamong scientists, medical doctors, students and the general community of Brazil and neighboring countries, as well as to help all the colleagues of JIDC in scientific activities related to Brazil and Latin America.
We happily acknowledge the visit by Marco and Giustina, cultured and wonderful people, who showed great curiosity to know our country and customs. We are grateful to Marco Scano for his informative seminars which solidified the decision to implement the regional office in Porto Alegre. We especially thank Dr. Salvatore Rubino and the rest of the JIDC team for their confidence in our ability to join them in their endeavours.

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4 responses to “Welcome JIDC Brazil Regional Office!

  1. Salvatore Rubino

    This is a great event for JIDC

    • Dear Professor Rubino,
      I am very much pleased to hear the JIDC branch has established in Brazil. JIDC will really serve to communicate the scientific research of Brazil and Latin American nations. I hope that JIDC will also extend its branch in Nepal too. So, most of the researches which are in bulk and are in store houses with termites here , will disseminate among the scientific communities via JIDC. I am really impressed to hear this news and wishing all the best of global success of JIDC
      Yadav Prasad Joshi: Editorial Board Member, JIDC

  2. I am very much pleased to go through the statement “So much science and so little time” . It is true to say there is no limitation in scientific discovery but we do not have time to engage completely on scientific discoveries only. Many factors are withdrawing us and making away from scientific knowledge as economic condition, country effort on science and technology, social and community environment, family condition etc. I believe that most of the persons can do their best if they get proper environment only for scientific discoveries because all they are scientifically Homo sapiens sapiens either they are from poor African and Asian nations or from rich and developed countries. The cranial capacity of a Scientist of NASA….. or a person from very under developed nation or family is same i.e. in average 1425 cc. It means, all we have same volume of brain but all we do not have same because of country condition and family and social parameters. Some are suffering from over nutrition and others from under nutrition. Really, some scientists might be hidden in poor and marginalized societies and they can do significant invention in science and technology. Let’s start to search. At last but not the least, I would like to congratulate JIDC team for adding this section in blog and wishing all the best for future success.
    Yadav Prasad Joshi: Editorial Board Member, JIDC

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