Jal is interested in the application of genetic tools in order to understand conservation issues and population management. He is also interested in reproductive biology as shown by his MSc project which was focused on detecting and analysing growing follicles in deer ovaries using immunohistochemistry technique.
Lab Assistant at University of North Sumatra for various practical modules (i.e. Biology, Genetics and Animal Histology & Anatomy).
Herbarium Technician at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, databasing and cataloguing plant specimens including herbarium collection conservation (2010-2013).
- MSc (Edinburgh Napier University, UK), Biotechnology
- BSc (University of North Sumatra, Indonesia), Biology
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RZSS response to the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration
I was surprised and dismayed to read about the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration, which fails to recognise the importance of that vital pillar of biodiversity recovery, as well as flying in the face of recent guidance from the world authority for conservation, the IUCN.
Critically endangered wildcats now call the Cairngorms National Park home
The first round of wildcat releases in Scotland has been completed by Saving Wildcats, led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) in partnership with NatureScot, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Nordens Ark and Consejería de Sostenibilidad, Medio Ambiente y Economía Azul de la Junta de Andalucía.