The Philippine Genome Center will be hosting Prof. Dr. Glenn Satuito on February 23, 2024 (Friday), for a lecture on the following topics as an extension of his World Expert Lecture Series under the WELS Grant Program:

  • Settlement Behavior of Benthic Marine Invertebrates
  • Oyster Aquaculture Industry in Isahaya Bay, Nagasaki, Japan: Status and Challenges

Prof. Satuito is from the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan.

Registration is free and open to the public.

This lecture will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Institute of Biology Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101.

About the speaker:

Dr. Glenn Satuito is a Professor at the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan where he has been working for 23 years. He has obtained his BS, MSc., and PhD in Fisheries Science degrees from Nagasaki University, Japan. He was the Vice Dean (Educational Affairs) of the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences of Nagasaki University from 2017 to 2019 and served as Head of the Department of Environment and Marine Resources from 2019 to 2021 in the same Graduate School. He has been actively involved in various professional organizations such as the Japanese Society of Fisheries Sciences, the Sessile Organisms Society of Japan (where he has been a member of the Editorial Board since 2000 until present), the Japanese Society for Aquaculture Science, and World Oyster Society. He has also been tapped as a JICA expert for Shellfish Aquaculture Development in El Salvador, among many other accomplishments in his field. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and is currently part of the Editorial Board of MDPI Diversity and Frontiers in Marine Science.

Dr. Satuito will deliver 3 lectures focused on the sustainable culture of marine invertebrates with an emphasis on shellfish aquaculture. He will talk about the Settlement Behavior of Benthic Marine Invertebrates, the Oyster Aquaculture Industry in Isahaya Bay, Nagasaki Japan: Status and Challenges, and the isolation and culture techniques of microalgae for shellfish aquaculture.

The development of shellfish aquaculture such as mussel and oysters in the Philippines has been identified by BFAR and DOST as priority fisheries commodities that could help improve the income of marginal fisherfolks and increase the contribution to the country’s food security. This lecture series by Dr. Satuito hopes to deepen our understanding of the biology and ecology of marine invertebrates and in particular, the development of shellfish aquaculture in Japan.