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Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Expertise Group : Animal Physiology, Development, and Biomedical Sciences
Email : indra.wibowo@itb.ac.id


Dr. Indra Wibowo is a researcher and lecturer member of the Animal Physiology, Development, and Biomedical Sciences expertise group who focuses primarily on developmental biology. Dr. Indra is currently leading research topics on nutrogenomics and nutrigenetics, fish immune system, selection of natural products and hair cells regeneration in zebra fish (Danio rerio), as well as selection of natural products and degenerative diseases. Over the years, Dr. Indra had been working with fish, carp and zebra fish, as animal models to investigate several biological phenomena, such as the ones related to immune system and sensory/nervous system as well as tissue regeneration. He intended to perform biomedical research using zebra fish, especially on tropical diseases. The current topics that he is developing include small molecules screening from marine algae that have potency in inducing and inhibiting tissue regeneration, as well as natural product discovery for disease treatments associated with nervous, vascular and immune systems. He primarily utilise the model organism zebra fish for in vivo study in combination with animal tissue culture for in vitro study.

Bachelor’s degree

  • Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia (2001). Major: Biology.

Master’s degree

  • Wageningen University, Netherlands (2005). Major: Biotechnology.

Doctoral Degree

  • Pompeu Fabra University, Spain (2011). Major: Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate Courses

  • Biomedical Analysis Methods; Animal Anatomy and Physiology;
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Project

Postgraduate Courses

  • Research Design for Biotechnology, Bioethics, and Patent; Diet and Nutrigenomics; Advanced Neurosciences; Systems Biology
  • Application of Stem Cells and Regenerative Treatments; Molecular-based Gene Therapy; Intestinal Diet and Microbiome


Representative & Recent Publication

Articles in journal/conference proceeding

  • Narko, T., Wibowo, M.S., Damayanti, S., danWibowo, I. Effect of kombucha culture on caffeine and chlorogenic acid content in fermentation of robusta green coffee beans (Coffea canephora l.). Rasayan Journal of Chemistry. Vol.13(2)
  • Situmorang, M,L., Suantika, G., Santoso, M.,  Khakim, A., Wibowo, I., Aditiawati, P., dan Haniswita. 2019.  Poly‐β‐Hydroxybutyrate Improves Nursery Phase Pacific White Shrimp Defense Against Vibriosis. North American Journal of Aquaculture. E-ISSN 0301-4797. Vol.231: 763-769
  • Wibowo, I.,Taufik, I., Mutiyani, M., Utami, N.,  Yulianty, N., Aam, K., Rinaldy, A., Zain, R.S., dan Anggraeni, T. 2019. Alteration of Basal Blood Glucose Level and Microbiota Metabolic Parameters in Rats Fed with Brown Rice and Herbal Extracts. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. Vol.7: 162-170
  • Ikono, R., Vibriani, A., Wibowo,  et al. Nanochitosan antimicrobial activity against Streptococcus mutansand Candida albicans dual-species biofilms. BMC Res Notes 12, 383 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4422-x
  • Vanawati, N., Barlian, A., Tabat, Y., Judawisastra, H., dan Wibowo, I.  Comparison of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Biocompatibility Data Growth on Gelatin and Silk Fibroin Scaffolds. Data in Brief. Vol.27. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352340919310339
  • Yusmalinar, S., Anggraeni, T., Kustiati, K., Wibowo, I., Putra, R.E., and Ahmad, I. 2017. Reproductive ability enhancement of housefly (Musca domestica linn.)(diptera: Muscidae)through hormesis by application of sublethal doses of imidacloprid and permethrin. Journal of Entomology 14(5), pp. 199-207.
  • Ridwan, Awaludin, Wibowo, I., Nurasmi. 2016. Potential Study of Ethanol Extract of Karamunting (Melastoma malabhatricum) as Growth Precursor for Larvae of Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaues monodon) by Dipping Method.Proc. Basic Sci., 6.


  • Seminar Internasional: The Third International Conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology, Bali, September 21-22, 2011. Oral Presentation .
  • Real Time PCR Seminar and Workshop: Improving your understanding and data reproducibility. Bandung, 21-22 December 2011Eya1 is essential for Wnt/beta-catenin homeostasis during tissue remodelling (manuscript in preparation) .
  • Compartmentalized Notch signalling sustains axial references for epithelial planar polarity
    Wibowo I , Pinto-Teixeira F, Satou C, Higashijima S, López-Schier H.
    Development . 2011 Mar;138(6):1143-52.
  • Nitric oxide hinders antibody clearance from the surface of Trypanoplasma borreli and increases susceptibility to complement-mediated lysis.
    Forlenza M, Nakao M, Wibowo I, Joerink M, Arts JA, Savelkoul HF, Wiegertjes GF.
    Mol Immunol . 2009 Oct;46(16):3188-97.(URL)
  • The histone variant macroH2A is an epigenetic regulator of key developmental genes.
    Buschbeck M, Uribesalgo I, Wibowo I, Rué P, Martin D, Gutierrez A, Morey L, Guigó R, López-Schier H, Di Croce L.
    Nat Struct Mol Biol . 2009 Oct;16(10):1074-9. Epub 2009 Sep 6.
  • Regeneration of hair cells in zebrafish neuromast. (Poster presented in 2 nd Annual Swiss Zebrafish Meeting, Swisszebra). March 27 th , 2009, Univeristy of Geneva, Switzerland.
  1. Potential combination of red rice and antidiabetic herbal extracts from Indonesia and the relation to intestinal microbiota profile (2018)
  2. Nutrigenomic study approach to understanding the diet modulation of high beta-carotene of banana of immune and metabolic genes expression (2018)
  3. Anti-inflammatory activity of propolis from Indonesia on zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio) (2018)
  4. Potential combination of brown rice and anti-diabetic herbal extract from Indonesia and the relation to intestinal microbiota profile (2017)
  5. The effect of propolis on gene expression pathways involved in larval cholesterol formation in zebrafish (Danio rerio) (2017)
  6. Study of red rice (Oryza sativa L.) development as “nutrasetika” prevention from obesity and metabolic syndrome (2016)
  7. Development of spatial-time series model with time correlated errors; case study on the effects of pesticides to development of neural zebra fish (2015)
  8. Expression of genes involved in sugar homeostasis (2015)
  9. The expression of the GFP reporter gene in zebrafish (2015)
  10. Efficacy biocoating of propolis Trigona sp. for post-harvest protection of agricultural products (2015)
  11. D evelopmental neurotoxicity of pesticides to aquatic animal . 2013-2014. Funded by Institut Teknologi Bandung.
  12. Zebrafish as a model system to study the expression and physiological function of a novel cannabinoid receptor GPR55 ). 2011-2012. Funded by Indonesia Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Research Grant
  13. Molecular study of a new cannabinoid receptor GPR55 in zebrafish as a model system. 2011-2012. Funded by Institut Teknologi Bandung.
October 2006-July 2011 PhD Thesis at the Centre for Genomic Regulation and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
Title of the thesis: Zebrafish lateral line system: The roles of Eya1 in migrating primordium and Notch signaling in hair cell development and regeneration
June-October 2006 Part-time Job at Biomedical Department, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Project Title: Monoclonal Antibody Production in Humpback Grouper Fish
December 2005-Mei 2006 Post-master projects (research assistant) in Cell Biology and Immunology Department, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Project Title: Refolding and Purification of Recombinant Carp IL-10 from Bacterial System; and Sequencing and Real Time-PCR Analysis of Complement Genes in Carp
January-August 2005 Thesis projects in Cell Biology and Immunology Department, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Project Titles: Characterization of carp immune-related genes during parasite infection; and Expression and purification of recombinant carp IL-10
August-December 2004 Internship projects in Hubrecht Laboratory for Developmental Biology, The Netherlands
Project Titles: Genetic linkage mapping of zebrafish BO11CA mutant; and Wnt signaling in zebrafish brain development