Dr. Susanti

Dr. Susanti

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Santi is a trained pharmacist who graduated from Universitas Gadjah Mada, an entrepreneur in community pharmacy, a lecturer, and a researcher in the field of pharmacology, cancer biology, genetics, and molecular pathology. She combined her scientific expertise with her personal experience as a cancer survivor to found PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi, a start-up that focuses on utilizing low-cost technology for molecular genotyping to guide the care of cancer (and other diseases) in resource-limited countries like Indonesia.

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She obtained an M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) from The John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. She finished her PhD in Medical Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham UK, and is now a researcher at Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and also a lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto.

She received several awards such as the Early-career Entrepreneur 2022 by Cancer Research Horizons, Innovator Award for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device 2021 by the Indonesia Ministry of Health, Vice Chancellor Award 2021 by the University of Nottingham, Muhammadiyah Award 2021 for Science and Technology (Indonesia), University of Nottingham Tri-Campus Award Winner 2021 for Postdoctoral Researcher for Outstanding Contribution to the Research Community, Indonesia Winner and Global Winner of the People’s Choice Award of Extreme Tech Challenge 2021 as CEO/ Founder of PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi and still many more.

Prof. Mohammad Ilyas, FRCPath

Prof. Mohammad Ilyas, FRCPath

Principal, Scientific Advisor

Professor Ilyas is Professor of Pathology at the University of Nottingham. His research encompasses both basic science and translational research. His areas of interest include the molecular pathology of cancer (especially the roles of Wnt signalling, CD24 and TNS4 in tumourigenesis), liquid biopsy testing for cancer surveillance and digital pathology. Together with his former PhD student, Ms. Susanti, he initiated the NICCRAT (Nottingham-Indonesia collaboration for Clinical Research and Training) initiative to promote the partnership between researchers in the UK and Indonesia

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He obtained his medical degree from Bristol University. He subsequently trained as a histopathologist with a specialist interest in gastrointestinal pathology. He undertook a PhD investigating the genetic basis of colorectal cancer at Oxford University in Sir Walter Bodmers lab. He continued this work as an MRC (Medical Research Council) Clinician Scientist prior to his appointment as professor at University of Nottingham in 2005.

Prof. DR. Dr. Aru W. Sudoyo, Sp.PD, KHOM, FINASIM, FACP

Prof. DR. Dr. Aru W. Sudoyo, Sp.PD, KHOM, FINASIM, FACP

Scientific Advisor

Professor Aru is a leading oncologist in Indonesia and senior staff at Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universitas Indonesia. He also currently is the chair of Indonesia Cancer Foundation (Yayasan Kanker Indonesia/YKI) and The Indonesian Society for Oncology. He was among the first to publish the work about the higher frequency of young colorectal cancer (CRC) patients in Indonesia. His recent research involves the study of molecular marker of CRC.

Dr. Wien Kusharyoto

Dr. Wien Kusharyoto

Scientific Advisor

Dr Wien is a Head of Laboratory of Applied Genetic Engineering and Protein Design, Research Center for Biotechnology – Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). His expertise includes structural bioinformatics (protein modelling, docking and molecular dynamics simulation), protein engineering (molecular cloning and protein expression in E. coli and P. pastoris protein modification, protein chromatography), and molecular diagnostics (multiplex PCR, nucleic acid lateral flow assay).

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He did his graduate and postgraduate study in Germany where He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Dipl.-Chem. Certificate) from Technical University Braunschweig and his PhD (Dr. rer. nat. Certificate) from University Stuttgart.

Prof. Ian Tomlinson

Prof. Ian Tomlinson

Scientific Advisor

Professor Tomlinson is a professor of molecular and population genetics at the University of Edinburgh and currently the Director of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (including Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre). He was previously Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham, having worked before that at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, University of Oxford and the Institute of Cancer Research.

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His research interests lie in discovering and functionally characterising cancer driver genes, especially germline variants that predispose to cancer. He also has a longstanding interest in cancer evolution, derived from his PhD project in population genetics, with a specific interest in the relative contributions of selection and mutation to cancer growth.

Dewa Datara Nyoman Murti Adyaksa, M.D, Pathologist

Dewa Datara Nyoman Murti Adyaksa, M.D, Pathologist

Scientific Consultant (Digital Pathology)

Dewa was born in Denpasar, Indonesia, in 1989. He received his medical degree from University of Indonesia in 2012. After working in several of Indonesia’s most remote area in the field of medical service and education, he continued his studies at Anatomical Pathology Department Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta – Indonesia. There, he pursuing specialist degree in anatomical pathology and currently working on his thesis in which he applied convolutional neural network on pathology images. His interest is focused on developing practical approach to accelerate digital pathology adaptation. “Alea iacta est”: We are at a point of no return, and we just need to be part of it (digital approach to the disease).

Didik Setyo Heriyanto, MD, PH.D

Didik Setyo Heriyanto, MD, PH.D

Pathologist Consultant

Didik is a highly accomplished academic and medical professional with a background in the field of pathology. Currently serving as a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Universitas Gadjah Mada, he has made significant contributions to the medical community through his extensive education and expertise.

Didik embarked on his academic journey by earning his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine from the University of Gadjah Mada in 2005. His thirst for knowledge and dedication to his field led him to pursue a PhD at Kobe University in Japan, which he successfully completed in 2012. In 2013, Dr. Didik took a significant step in his career by specializing in Anatomic Pathology at Universitas Gadjah Mada. This specialization honed his skills and knowledge in the field, preparing him for a distinguished career as a pathologist.

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Didik’s areas of expertise encompass a wide range of pathology, with a primary focus on Gastrointestinal, Liver, Respiratory, and Mediastinal Pathology. His depth of knowledge in these areas has made him a sought-after expert in diagnosing and understanding diseases affecting these vital organ systems.

Dr. Ines I Atmosukarto

Dr. Ines I Atmosukarto

Business and Development Advisor

Dr. Ines is a scientist, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer for Lipotek—a niche start-up company based in Canberra, Australia. Lipotek is a privately held Australian company (ABN 51 098 824 509) with laboratories and offices on the campus of the Australian National University. The company operates primarily as a research and development entity seeking to identify, protect, and commercialize proprietary liposome-based technologies. In addition, Ines also spends part of her time with the Irradiation Immunity Interaction lab at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. Ines was previously a Research Scientist and Project Leader at the Research Center for Biotechnology of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) since 2001-2006.

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Ines holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Adelaide. She is an internationally recognized research scientist with numerous awards to her name, including a 2009 Australian Alumni Award for Research and Innovation, presented by the Australian Embassy in Jakarta for her dedication to finding new treatments for cancer and infectious diseases to save the lives of others. Dr. Ines also became the first Indonesian woman to win a fellowship from UNESCO-L’Oreal For Women In Science in 2004. As a recipient of a UNESCO-L’OREAL Fellowship for young women in science she had the opportunity to conduct research on endophytic microbes at the laboratories of Professor Gary Strobel at MSU, USA. In 2012 Ines was also awarded the Anugerah Iptek Nasional by Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudoyono.

Romulus Sutanto

Romulus Sutanto

Business Advisor

Romulus Sutanto is a skilled professional known for his role as the Head
of Direct Retail, B2B & Coaches at PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. in Indonesia
He completed his high school education at Taruna Nusantara Senior
High School from 1996 to 1999. He then pursued a Bachelor’s degree in
Chemical Engineering from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan. Romulus
Sutanto excels in Trade Marketing, Marketing Management, and Market
Planning. These skills have contributed to his success in driving
business growth and innovation

Hendry Lie

Hendry Lie

Business Advisor

Hendry Lie is an accomplished entrepreneur best known for his role as
the CEO and Founder of Larisin. Prior to this, he gained valuable
experience as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He
earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Institut
Teknologi Bandung, showcasing his strong educational foundation.
Hendry Lie’s expertise shines in areas of Strategic Planning, Sales
Process, and Distribution Strategies. He has demonstrated exceptional
leadership and a keen business acumen. His educational background
and skill set underline his ability to create and_ execute successfu
business strategies

Asep M. Ridwanuloh

Asep M. Ridwanuloh

Scientific Consultant

Asep is a reseacher at Research Center for Genetic Engineering BRIN. He is a member of the International Association for Study of Lung Cancer. He graduated for Universitas Jenderal Soedirman in Purwokerto majoring chemistry and obtained his masters degree in biotechnology in Institute Pertanian Bogor. He has gained experience in how to synthesize some compounds as a drug candidate to inhibit tumour cells, and in the last seven years he has developed some nucleotide-based methods for cancer detection.

Gilang Akbariani

Gilang Akbariani

Manager of Research and Development

Gilang is young scientist with degree in Pharmacy from Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto. Gilang is one of the researchers who is working primarily in PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi doing the day to day research and development for the company. She obtained her masters degree from Institute of Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering, Taipei Medical University. She has vast experience in nanoparticle formulation of medicinal plant active compounds for cancer and anti-inflammatory agents.

Muhammad Zulfikar Arief

Muhammad Zulfikar Arief

Research and Development

Zulfikar is a young scientist who obtained a bachelor’s degree from Universitas Indonesia majoring in Biology. He is interested in Molecular Biology, Biosafety, and Bioinformatics. He has experience extracting RNA from Virus Transfer Media and RT-PCR for SARS-COV-2 diagnosis and involvement in lung cancer projects like extracting DNA from FFPE samples, primer designing for PCR, gel electrophoresis, and sequencing analysis. He is currently working as a researcher in PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi to develop a molecular method for cancer mutation detection.

Zulfa Hidayati

Zulfa Hidayati

Research and Development

Zulfa is one of the scientists at PathGen. She pursued her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Padjadjaran University and a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Gadjah Mada University. Her primary area of focus and expertise lies in Molecular Biology, a field that has been at the core of her academic and professional journey. During her master’s program, she conducted a thesis project that involved Cancer genetic engineering using CRISPR/Cas9. The project provided her with valuable hands-on experience in molecular techniques such as primer design, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR/q-RT PCR, and Gel electrophoresis.

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She obtained a master’s degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada majoring in Biomedical Sciences with the title of Best Graduate of the Master’s Degree Program. She has experience in molecular biology projects, especially in laboratory experiments.

She was twice awarded research grants from DAMAS Research Funding, Collaboration of Lecture and Student Scheme about the Exploration of cellular-molecular effects of Chlorogenic Acid (CGA) on Rat’s Heart Diabetes Mellitus Model and The Development of Nanoparticles Chitosan let-7a-5p and Chlorogenic Acid and Its Effect to Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Line.

Zakiyatul Khoiriyah

Zakiyatul Khoiriyah

Research and Development

Zakiya holds a Master’s in Biology from Wageningen University and Research, specializing in Health and Disease, currently serves as a Molecular Scientist at PT. PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi. In this role, she establishes and maintains crucial relationships with clinicians to facilitate clinical trials, ensuring the efficacy and reliability of molecular assays and diagnostic tools developed by PathGen. Her adept networking skills ensure effective communication and secure procurement of biological specimens for validation studies. Additionally, Zakiya actively contributes to the grant-seeking process, preparing compelling proposals to advance PathGen’s research objectives. Her proactive approach significantly enhances the success of PathGen’s research initiatives. 

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Prior to her current role, Zakiya honed her skills through academic internships and research assistant positions. Notably, her contributions to exploring Atovaquone’s efficacy as an anti-ZIKV agent significantly impacted top-tier publications and therapies for ZIKV patients. Additionally, her roles as a Research Assistant showcased her prowess in experimental design and mentoring. Zakiya has also demonstrated leadership in community service and academic initiatives, such as coordinating emergency response efforts and organizing educational workshops. Her diverse skills span molecular biology, virology, and protein work, complemented by proficiency in software tools like SnapGene, BioEdit, and GraphPad Prism. Moreover, Zakiya’s diverse research interests, from viral strategies to cellular therapies, highlight her versatility and dedication to scientific inquiry. Her achievements, including prestigious scholarships and academic recognitions, underscore her commitment to excellence in academia and beyond.

Alim El Hakim

Alim El Hakim

Bioinformatician

Alim is interested in bioinformatics, particularly in genomics, methylomics, and transcriptomics data. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Biology, Universitas Gadjah Mada. He is involved in projects that utilize high-performance computers (HPC) and cloud computing to analyze biological data. His current focus is on applying next-generation sequencing for health purposes.

Aulia Ali

Aulia Ali

Head of Project Management Office

A Project management professional who focuses on port industry. Experienced in developing robust planning and strong project delivery with wide range of projects from operation transformation to building port-related innovation management. He holds bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Indonesia and a master degree from Maritime Economics and Logistics at Erasmus University.

Nindya Indah Damayanti

Nindya Indah Damayanti

Project Manager

Nindya Indah is a pharmacist who works as a project manager at PathGen. She pursued her master’s study in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology Programs at Chulalongkorn University and was a recipient of the ASEAN and Non-ASEAN Scholarship. She graduated as a pharmacist from Universitas Muhammdiyah Purwokerto (UMP) – Indonesia. Her interest in the study included the development of nanoparticles for cosmetics/skin delivery systems. Previously, she worked as R &D project officer at a traditional medicine company. 

Andi Nurul Annisa

Andi Nurul Annisa

Project Associate

Andi Nurul is a pharmacist who works as a project manager at PathGen. Andi graduated from Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP). She is now studying for MSc in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Department at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She has joined as The Indonesian Health Technology Assessment Agencies in 2019 to analyse cost-utilisation of fibrinolytic therapy in Myocardium Infarct with ST Segmen Evaluation along with programs Health Financing and Security, the Indonesian Ministry of Health.

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Her previous research in UMP includes health economics and outcomes study of HPV Vaccine and Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) programmes. She is keen to expand her expertise in providing recommendations for policy-decision making in novel drugs, medical devices, and health-related procedures and supporting value-based care research.

Astrid Unggul Pawestri

Astrid Unggul Pawestri

Legal Consultant

Astrid is a law graduate from Universitas Gadjah Mada. She pursued a master degree in supply chain management at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She is certified legal auditor by ASAHI (Asosiasi Auditor Hukum Indonesia/ Indonesia Association for Legal Auditors) and member of PERADI (Perhimpuan Advokat Indonesia/ Indonesia Advocates Association). She is now working as senior counsel of legal and regulatory compliance at a state owned company which engages in port related business.

Fajar Fatmawati

Fajar Fatmawati

Executive Assistant

Fajar graduated from Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) majoring in Public Health. She works as an executive assistant at PathGen. She is an epidemiologist who focuses on collecting data, analyzing data, finding conclusions, and creating a plan of action for potential health crises in Dinas Kesehatan Kota Yogyakarta. She has experience working as Research Assistant in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit at Universitas Gadjah Mada doing some research about public health.