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Associate Professor
School of  Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Expertise Group : Plant Sciences and Biotechnology
Email : afaizal@itb.ac.id


Dr. Ahmad Faizal, M.Si. is interested in the field of plant secondary metabolite and metabolic engineering. During his Ph.D in Ghent University, Belgium, he developed strategies to modulate the production of triterpene saponins  from medicinal plants. These are including the classic tissue culture techniques, polyploidization, genetic engineering of uncommon plant species using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, flow cytometry, and metabolic engineering.

Doctoral Degree

  • Ghent University, Belgium. Major: Plant Sciences.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Plant Physiology and Development; Plant Sciences Project; Quantitative Physiology of Cells and Tissues; Plant Specialised Metabolism

Postgraduate Course

  • Plant Pathogenesis
  1. Ahmad Faizal, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, Elfa Norisda Aulianisa, Iriawati, Erdy Santoso, and Maman Turjaman. 2017. Formation of agarwood from Aquilaria malaccensis in response to inoculation of local strains of Fusarium solaniTrees, 31: 189-197[ fulltext ]
  2. Hans Indra Pramana, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2016. The efficiency of growth medium bioconversion into banana (Musa acuminata, AA) plantlet biomass in temporary immersion system (TIS) RITA® bioreactor with different immersion periodsIMPACT: International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences, 4: 133-140[ fulltext ]
  3. Kenn Foubert, Taposh Gorella, Ahmad Faizal, Paul Cos, Louis Maes, Sandra Apers, Danny Geelen, and Luc Pieters. 2016. Triterpenoid saponins from Maesa argentea leavesPlanta Medica, 82: 1568-1575 DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-118189[ fulltext ]
  4. Tessa Moses, Jacob Pollier, Ahmad Faizal, Sandra Apers, Luc Pieters, Johan M Thevelein, Danny Geelen, and Alain Goossens. 2015. Unraveling the triterpenoid saponin biosynthesis of the African shrub Maesa lanceolataMolecular plant, 8: 122-135[ fulltext ]
  5. Ahmad Faizal and Danny Geelen. 2015. Studies on saponin production in tropical medicinal plants Maesa argentea and Maesa lanceolataAIP Conference Proceedings, 1677: 090009[ fulltext ]
  6. Feby Mayorazaki, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2015. Enhancement of photosynthetic rate through photoperiod using LED in cucumber (Cucumis sativus)MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology, 2015: 1-12[ fulltext ]
  7. Muhammad Fahri Riadi, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2015. The effect of LED light on production of female flowers in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)MATTER: International Journal ofScience and Technology, 2015: 13-23[ fulltext ]
  8. Muhammad Maulana Malikul Ikram, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2015. The effect of photoperiodism with LED light on productivity of female flower in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology, 2015: 24-34[ fulltext ]
  9. Norhayati Daud, Ahmad Faizal, and Danny Geelen. 2013. Adventitious rooting of Jatropha curcas L. is stimulated by phloroglucinol and by red LED lightIn Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant, 49: 183-190[ fulltext ]
  10. Ahmad Faizal and Danny Geelen. 2013. Saponins and their role in biological processes in plantsPhytochemistry Reviews, 12: 877-893[ fulltext ]
  11. Kenn Foubert, Annelies Breynaert, Mart Theunis, Rita Van Den Bossche, Guido RY De Meyer, André Van Daele, Ahmad Faizal, Alain Goossens, Danny Geelen, Edward M Conway, Arnold Vlietinck, Luc Pieters, and Sandra Apers. 2012. Evaluation of the anti-angiogenic activity of saponins from Maesa lanceolata by different assaysNatural Product Communications, 7: 1149-1154[ fulltext ]
  12. Ahmad Faizal and Danny Geelen. 2012. Agroinfiltration of intact leaves as a method for the transient and stable transformation of saponin producing Maesa lanceolataPlant Cell Reports, 31: 1517-1526[ fulltext ]
  13. Ahmad Faizal, Ellen Lambert, Kenn Foubert, Sandra Apers, and Danny Geelen. 2011. In vitro propagation of four saponin producing Maesa species Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture, 106: 215-223[ fulltext ]
  14. Ellen Lambert, Ahmad Faizal, and Danny Geelen. 2011. Modulation of triterpene saponin production: In vitro cultures, elicitation and metabolic engineeringApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 164: 220-237[ fulltext ]