Wednesday, 04 April 2012 on 6:46am

BIOTROP approves 2nd Batch of PhD Thesis Support Grantees

Eleven Indonesian PhD students constitute the second batch of BIOTROP's PhD Thesis Support grantees for 2012. The grantees were chosen from 19 applicants whose research proposals were reviewed by BIOTROP Board of Directors and external experts.

In general, BIOTROP's PhD Thesis Support Program aims to increase the number of qualified human resources in higher learning institutions and government agencies where the grantees are affiliated with the expectation that they would contribute to the development of Indonesia in the area of tropical biology and natural resources management. This program is made possible through the DIPA fund from the Government of Indonesia.

The grantees and their respective home institutions and research topics are as follows:

1. Name : Ms. Nur Rochman Kumalasari
  Home Institution : Institut Pertanian Bogor
  Topic : Diversity of Rice Weed Communities in Irrigated Fields of Lowland Java, Indonesia
2. Name : Mr. Dede Jajat Sudrajat
  Home Institution : Balai Teknology Perbenihan Tanaman, Bogor
  Topic : Population Genetics and Provenance Trial of Jabon (Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser)
3. Name : Ms. Hanna Artuti Ekamawanti
  Home Institution : Tanjungpura University, Pontianak
  Topic : Mercury-Induced Phytotoxicity in Seedlings of Fast Growing Tree Species Inoculated with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
4. Name : Ms. Etti Sartina Siregar
  Home Institution : North Sumatra University
  Topic : Liverworts and Hornworts in Mount Sibayak, North Sumatra
5. Name : Ms. Meike Meilan Lisangan
  Home Institution : University of Papua
  Topic : The Effect of Kebar Grass [Rumput Kebar (Biophytum petersianum Klotzsch)] Extract on Aspergillus flavus Growth and Aflatoxin B1 Production in System Food Model
6. Name : Mr. Uus Saepuloh
  Home Institution : Institut Pertanian Bogor
  Topic : Development of Reverse Transcriptase Recombinant Enzyme Isolated from Indonesian Type-D Serotype-2 Simian Retrovirus (SRV-2) for Supporting Biotechnology in Indonesia
7. Name : Ms. Alina Akhdiya
  Home Institution : Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Research and Development (ICBIOGRRD), Bogor
  Topic : Exploration and Characterization of Endophytic Bacteria from Solanum tuberosum Linn. which Enhance Potato Seedling Resistance Against Ralstonia solanacearum and Phytophtora infestans
8. Name : Ms. Nurcholidah Solihati
  Home Institution : Padjadjaran University, Bandung
  Topic : Study on Pegagan (Centella asiatica) as a Cntraceptive Agent and Purwoceng (Pimpinella alpine, Molk) as Fertility Recovery Enhancer
9. Name : Ms. Emi Roslinda
  Home Institution : Tanjung Pura University, Pontianak
  Topic : Policy Options Management on Danau Sentarum National Park in West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia
10. Name : Mr. Budi Susetyo Soewignyo
  Home Institution : Bogor Planning Division
  Topic : Sustainable Land Utilization Model of Bogor Ring Road Area based on Landscape Ecology
11. Name : Mr. Harold . J.D.Waas
  Home Institution : University of Pattimura, Ambon
  Topic : Study of Coastal Upwelling in Northern Papua Waters during El Nino Events Using Multi Sensors Satellite

All grantees are pursuing their PhD degrees at the Institut Pertanian Bogor. They are expected to finish their respective thesis research projects by mid- November 2012.

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