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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Following the feathers - counting capercaillie in the Cairngorms
It's possible that there are now less than 1,000 capercaillie left in the UK and almost all of them live in the Cairngorms National Park. Read on to find out more about how Jal and Jean-Marc from the RZSS WildGenes team are using DNA from feathers to help the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project understand more about the population in the wild.
Always smile at a (Siamese) crocodile
For the past three years, the RZSS WildGenes laboratory has been working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to develop the first conservation genetics laboratory in Cambodia. Our very first training visit began back in 2016.