On November 12 and 13, 2022, at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Education, Dalat University held the 1st Scientific Conference on Indigenous Camellia Resources in Vietnam with the participation of many scientists, researchers, lecturers, and students from Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, Centre for Science and Technology Application under Lam Dong Department of Science and Technology, Institute of Application Development of Thu Dau Mot University and Dalat University.
Speaking at the seminar, the representative of Dalat University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tat Thang, Vice President of Dalat University was pleased to welcome scientists, researchers, lecturers, and students from many places who came to Dalat University to attend the conference. At the same time, the Vice President affirmed the importance and significance of the conference, which is a forum for lecturers and scientists to meet, present, discuss, and contribute new information, insights, and perspectives on Vietnam’s indigenous Camellia resources, contributing to affirming the values that Vietnamese Camellia trees bring to life.
At the conference on the afternoon of November 12, 6 reports on the following topics were presented: (1) Indigenous Camellia Resources in Vietnam (Dr. Luong Van Dung – Dalat University); (2) Diversity of Camellia species in Langbiang World Biosphere Reserve and conservation work in Bidoup Nui Ba National Park (Mr. Truong Quang Cuong – Management Board of Bidoup Nui Ba National Park); (3) Research results on chemical composition of some indigenous Camellia species in Lam Dong (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trinh Thi Diep – Dalat University); (4) Application of scientific and technological advances in growing some species of Camellia spp. for tea bag production in Lam Dong (Mr. Nguyen Van Quang – Center for Science and Technology Application, Department of Science and Technology Lam Dong); (5) Neuroprotective active substances from Camellia tree and potential research on fermented products from Camellias (Mr. Nguyen Dang Khoa – Thu Dau Mot University); and (6) Distribution areas, biological characteristics, and potential applications of Camellia yokdonensis Dung & Hakoda in Vietnam (Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Dat – Thu Dau Mot University).
Within the framework of the program, on November 13, the participants of the conference went to visit Camellia tree samples at Bidoup Nui Ba National Park. This is an interesting experience that helps scientists, researchers, lecturers, and students observe and learn about the indigenous Camellia varieties of Vietnam.
Department of Journalism and Communication
Translator: Nguyễn Hoàng Nam Phương