FTA organized the second annual international scientific conference for young scientists and students, which was held on 5 December 2019 at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia.
The topic of the conference covered a wide range of agriculture, food, livestock and veterinary, forestry and fisheries, environment, climate change, innovation and technology and was attended by over 300 students and young researchers from RUA. The conference was opened by the Dean of FTA assoc. prof. Jan Banout, who wished young researchers much success and patience in their research work. The keynote speaker was prof. Lukáš Kalous from the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources with the topic: “Biological Invasions: the phenomenon of the 21st century”.
A total of 23 presentations and 15 posters were presented by Cambodian students during the conference. Dr. Olga Leuner (Vice-Dean for Science, Research and Doctoral studies FTA) acknowledged the best student contributions and also announced the best scientific achievement of 2019 within the RUA. The main price was awarded to the co-authors Samnang Nguon and Chrun Rithy of the article "In vitro growth-inhibitors of the effect of Cambodian essential oils against pneumonia causing bacteria in liquid and vapor phase and their toxicity to lung rob broblasts" (doi: 10.1016 / j.sajb.2018.06.005 ). Dr. Petra Chaloupkova (Vice-Dean for International Relations FTA) at the end of the conference summarized the long-term cooperation between FTA / CZU and RUA and presented the results of joint European projects (ALFABET, ASK Asia, SIMPLE) and projects implemented within the Czech Development Cooperation.