Biology Pharmacy Research Group

General Information

Biology Pharmacy Research Group takes part in the development of Indonesian Natural Medicine, including in the area of education, research, and community service. In the field of education, Biology Pharmacy Research Group provides courses for two undergraduate programs: Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, and Clinical and Community Pharmacy. Moreover, it also provides Master’s and Doctoral programs in the field of natural medicine.

Biology Pharmacy Research Group performs excellence studies, especially in the following areas: Standardization of natural medicine; Isolation and activity test of natural medicine; Activity test of extract, fraction, and isolation from herbal medicine; Plant Biotechnology: plant tissue culture, biotransformation, plant cell elicitation, and combinatorial biosynthesis; Comprehensive research about various plants family that being used as herbal medicine; Technology of natural drug preparation.

Research topics related to the studies are:

  1. Based on activity: Antidegenerative (antidiabetic, antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic, antihyperuricemics, and antiaging), antioxidant, antimicrobial, antimalarial, cosmetics, and pesticide.
  2. Based on chemotaxonomy: Rutaceae, Liliaceae, Myrtaceae, Piperaceae, Zingiberaceae,  Combretaceae.
  3. Isolation of active compound and marker compound from natural source.
  4. Production of drug excipient from natural source (amylum, cellulose, agar, alginate, carrageenan, and colorants.
  5. Isolation of essential oils.
  6. Production of plant secondary metabolites using biotechnology method.
  7. Standardization of plant crude drug and extract.
  8. Ethnopharmacognosy.

As a research organization, Biology Pharmacy Research Group participates in developing Indonesia Natural medicine, together with other research institution in ITB and Indonesia. Members of the research group participate in several funded research programs and actively publish the articles in international scientific journals. With its all potential and knowledge Biology Pharmacy Research Group delivers innovative study in the development of Indonesian natural medicine.

Top Research:

  1. Indonesia Herbal Pharmacopoiea (conducted by Ministry of Health, in collaboration with other researcher from UGM, UI, UNPAD, UNAND, and UNHAS to standardize herbal drug of Indonesia)
  2. Isolation of marker compound and active compound from herbal drugs (funded by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education and Ministry of Health)
  3. Combinatorial biosynthesis of artemisinin as antimalarial agent (funded by Ministry of Health)
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