Great development occurs in Biochemistry department. In research, we develop our laboratory techniques to improve the quality and quantity of researchers. Currently, we apply qPCR, the new molecular technique, for a more effective genetic testing using qPCR. We also attempt to register our MDA diagnostic to ISO certification. In education, this department not only improves the quality of teaching for undergraduate and graduate programs in our institution but also organizes some workshops for academic staff and students from other institutions. The workshops include basic molecular techniques and animal model preparation for nutrigenomic research.
In conducting education, research and community services, the department of Biochemistry actively and continuously collaborates both with institution in Japan (Kobe University) and in Indonesia, such as Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (the Indonesian Institute of Science), and Pusat Studi Pangan dan Gizi (Center for Food and Nutrition) UGM. We encourage our academic staff to participate in scientific and professional organizations such as the Indonesian Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Perhimpunan Biokimia dan Biologi Molekuler Indonesia-PBBMI), The Indonesian Association of Medical Nutrition Physician Association (Perhimpunan Dokter Gizi Medik Indonesia-PDGMI), The Indonesian Association of Food Technologists (Perhimpunan Ahli Teknologi Pangan Indonesia-PATPI), and Indonesian Association of Pharmacist (Ikatan Apoteker Indonesia-IAI).
The Department of Biochemistry also actively takes part in the community service activities by sharing knowledge with others, such as through organizing free medical treatment and biochemistry training for high school teachers in Yogyakarta.
|2014||Being the first in Indonesia to detect Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) gene deletion in molecular diagnose of Spindle Muscular Atrophy|
|2014||Publication award for “The Best Ratio of Staff to Publications” received from Faculty of Medicine UGM|
|2015||A scientific conference of the Indonesian Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology organized as an initial step to activate the association after a long vacuum for seven years|