Our Team

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Andrianus Sembiring


Andre was lead the shark barcoding project and involve in several other project such as Tuna population genetic and environmental DNA (eDNA). Andre joined microsatellite training in Noumea, New Caledonia studied Dascyllus population using microsatellite techniques.

Email: andrianus@bionesia.org


Ni Putu Dian Pertiwi

(Research Coordinator)

Dian graduated from Gadjah Mada University. She continuing her master in Biology major, Universitas Udayana, Biology and graduated in June 2015. She was involved in several research projects, such as bigeye tuna population genetic, shark barcoding and phylogenetic of dotyback. She had been trained in UCLA for 6 months to learn the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) method (2b-RAD) and data analyses. She also active in teaching and mentoring student for molecular and phylogenetic works.

Email: putudianpertiwi@bionesia.org


Ni Luh Astria Yusmalinda

(Financial and Administration)

Astria is a veterinarian who falls in love with marine research. She involved more on basic laboratorium techniques and phylogenetic analyses. She co-authored species description of Paracheilinus rennyae with Mark Erdmann and Gerrald Allen, and works for seagrass population project (Enhallus accoroides) using microsatellite marker. 

Email: astriayusmalinda@yahoo.co.id


M. Danie Al Malik

(Junior Research Staff)

He is a Bachelor of Marine Science (BSc) in the Dept. of Marine Science, Diponegoro University. Danie has several experiences and skills in marine research. He once joined the expedition to assess coral reef conditions in Karimunjawa, West Lombok and Savu Sea. He was also one of the junior researches assistants in Diponegoro Marine Biodiversity Project, who work with decapod biodiversity in dead coral Pocilloporasp. across Indonesia.

Email: daniealmalik2@gmail.com

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Ni Kadek Dita Cahyani

(Research Scientists)

Dita has passion in biodiversity research, including phylogenetic and population genetic, especially marine research. She was involved with sea turtle conservation and worked for 1.5 years in WWF project in Bali. She currently pursues her PhD degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, UCLA, under Fulbright Scholarship. She graduated from Magister of Environmental Science, Universitas Udayana on 2007. Dita co-authored several species description of Indonesian reef fish with Mark V. Erdmann, Gerald Allen and Richard Winterbottom.

Email: don_biu@yahoo.com


Aji Wahyu Anggoro

(Program Development)

Aji completed his master in University of the Ryukyus, Japan and currently enroll as Ph.D student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, UCLA, supported by Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). 

Email: ajiwahyua@gmail.com


Yuliana Fitri Syamsuni

(Research Scientists)

Yuli recently join the center to help manage the seagrass population project. She has interest in marine research including sea turtle ecology and conservation and environmental DNA (eDNA). Currently she worked on seagrass (Enhallus accoroides) population using microsatellite technique. 

Email: yuliana_fs@yahoo.com


Eka Maya Kurniasih


Eka is a master student at Marine Science program, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang. She has interest in marine diversity research had an oportunity to join 3 months course in Smithsonian Institute to learn Metabarcoding technique. She is active in research in Mola-mola and also co-authored species description paper, Chrysiptera caesifrons.

Bachelor: Institut Pertanian Bogor (Marine Science & Technology)

Email: ekamaya.itk46@gmail.com


Davin H. E. Setiamarga.

(Visiting Research Scientists)

Davin is the Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College. He earned his Ph.D in Zoology from the University of Tokyo. Prior to his present position, he did posdocs at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of California, San Diego, at The University of Tokyo as a JSPS researcher, and at The University of Tokyo Museum. He also had a brief stint as a business consultant in Tokyo before taking his present position.

Davin’s research interest is mainly evolutionary biology and environmental biology. His lab focuses on the evolution of the metazoans, using approaches of phylogenetics, genomics, and molecular evolution. For example, his lab is now working on cephalopod phylogenomics, amphibian and teleosts phylogenetics, gastropod phylogenetics and phylogeography, echinoderm molecular taxonomy, molluscan shell matrix protein proteomics, e-DNA, DNA Barcoding, and evo-devo. However, his research interest has also developed to also include the applied side of environmental science, such as the utilization of museum samples and museomics, identification of biomineralizing microbes, development of environmentally friendly building materials, bottom sediment geochemistry, and biodiversity monitoring using non-invasive methods.

Email: davin@wakayama-nct.ac.jp