Dr. Muhammad Dimyati
(General Director of Research and Development Strengthening, Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia).
His place and date of birth is in Solo on December 17th 1959. His educational background :
- Undergraduate – 1982 Universitas Gadjah Mada
- Master – 1990 Kyoto University, Japan
- Doctoral – 1997 Kyoto University, Japan
Rieza Arief Putrantp, PhD
Research scientist expertising in plant physiology using bioinformatics and molecular biology approaches. Actual research interest aims (1) to understand cellular and molecular mechanism during latex harvesting and in the occurrence of Tapping Panel Dryness in rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), (2) to develop plant herbal products using in silico dan synthetitc biology research and (3) to develop CRISPR-Cas9 technology for oil palm breeding. Acknowledging specific expertises such as genomic and transcriptomic analysis (differential gene expression by Real-Time PCR, sequence polymorphisms by GBS) using bioinformatics tools (Geneious, Galaxy, SnapGene, PyMol, DnaSP6, IGV, MEGA7, BLAST2GO).
Prof. Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman
Nurul Taufiqu Rochman or known as Nurul, was born in Malang on August 5, 1970 from a very simple family. After graduating, SMA Nurul had to move to Bandung because he was accepted into the Department of Industrial Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). At that time, being able to study at ITB was an extraordinary achievement because ITB was one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Thanks to tenacity and dilution of his brain Nurul can easily penetrate it. But he only studied for ITB for three months because Nurul was fortunate to have the opportunity to take part in the BJ Habibie program called STMDP II (Science and Technology Man Power Development Program) for schools in Japan. After studying Japanese for 6 months in Jakarta, in 1990 Nurul left for Sakura. Nurul has published 19 Patents and Copyright (including 1 Japanese Patent that has been granted and applied in the Kyushu Tabuchi Company since 2003) and more than 100 international publications and speakers and 140 national publications and speakers.
Kayode K. Ojo, PhD
Dr. Ojo’s research focuses on studies to better understand the molecular biology of antimicrobial resistance and on the development of novel, robust, safe and affordable antimicrobial agents that can treat debilitating parasitic diseases.
Ongoing studies of calcium-dependent protein kinases of Toxoplasma gondii and Cryptosporidium parvum may facilitate the development of a very safe and effective drug therapy. We have identified a uniquely large pocket in the ATP-binding region of Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Cryptosporidium parvum calcium-dependent protein kinase-1 (CDPK-1) that allows the development of inhibitors that have negligible to no effects on human kinases. Our work demonstrates that inhibition of some members of Phylum Apicomplexa’s CDPKs prevents invasion of host cells and stops parasite replication.
Prof. Dr. Diana E. Waturangi
Research focuses on foodborne pathogenic bacteria related to molecular detection of virulence genes, genes encoding resistance to antibiotics, integrons and analysis of genetic diversity of these bacteria. In addition, it is also research for the exploration of antibiofilm agents, anti-quorum sensing from other microorganisms to overcome various pathogenic bacteria, especially foodborne pathogens.
Assoc. Prof. Davin H. E. Setiamarga, PhD