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Report on Short-term Visiting Program in Taiwan

Takuya Kikuchi: M1, Master's Program in Medical Sciences

Major: Control of Metabolism and Endocrine System

Accepting Laboratory:Dr. HY Chou Laboratory

Internship Report -- Stay In Taiwan

   Stay in National Taiwan University gave me a wonderful experience and valuable opportunities to learn the culture and people in Taiwan.
   I went to Taiwan to study in National Taiwan University for two weeks. The first week, I took the lessons to learn the methods of some experiments, including immunofluorescence, real-time PCR, western blotting. I had never conducted some of these experiments, so it was really meaningful time for me. The lectures conducted by teachers and teaching assistants were so clear that it was easy to understand the principles and the meanings of the experiments.
   The second week, I worked in HYCE laboratory and did some experiments, the ELIZA and immunofluorescence with the students in it. They were so kind and proficient in the experiments, and taught me how to use cells and instruments. Additionally, they had much knowledge of the principle of experiments and background of the research. I realized that there were a lot of talented and smart students overseas.
   After school, my Taiwanese friends took me to restaurants and famous places so I had really wonderful time and precious experiences. Every day I was very happy thanks to my friends, and in here I would like to talk about the most impressive experiments in Taiwan. I went to a night market in Taipei, which was a traditional one. There were enormous people there and it looked like a big festival so I asked my friends if it was a special day. However, they told me night markets were held every day and there were as many people as the day. There were many people and it glittered in the neon and we could buy something charm, something cool, something fashionable at a low price. I got really excited that I didn't know how much time I spent to enjoying going around. I was so happy to go shopping in the market and was really astonished at the wonderful culture.
   In the last of the summer school, I had the opportunity to give the presentation in English. It was the first time for me to present my research in English. The students in the HYCE laboratory helped much for me to give presentation so I am grateful to them. It was difficult for me to describe the background of the research in English and answered the question after presentation, but it was really fruitful experiments for me.
   I had great days in Taiwan. I want to keep on doing my research in Japan with making the use of the experiments in Taiwan.

     Title of my research; SIK2 participates in regulation of insulin secretion

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