Laboratories

1. Computer Studio and 24 Hours Online Hotspot

The computer studio is provided with server facilities and has 20 sets of computers that are connected to LAN-internet and and also to online hotspots on every floor.   This facility is very essential for supporting the learning process and research, such as doing literature search through various national and international sites, attending online courses, compiling and analyzing research data, as well as report and thesis writing.

2. Identification and Determination Laboratory

This laboratory provides the facilities for taking samples from the field, both from terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and for identification and determination of plants and animals.  Besides being an identification and determination facility for educational purposes, this laboratory also provides service to the public for the identification and determination of plants and animals.   For further information, click on the following link:  http://www.sith.itb.ac.id/herbarium/

3. Library

The Department of Biology Library has around 6000 titles in the form of text books, journals, magazines, bachelor’s theses, bachelor’s job practice report, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, transparencies and CD-ROM.   Besides being equiped with a reading room and catalogue cupboards, the library is also equiped with computers that are connected to LAN-internet as well as audio devices to learn English.  You could open the  situs Digital Library  site at http://digilib.sith.itb.ac.id and order book online at http://library.sith.itb.ac.id.

4. Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities for research in aquatic ecosystem.  The devices included instruments to measure the physical and chemical environmental factors of aquatic ecosystem, instruments to take biota samples from the water and work facilities related to the analysis of aquatic ecosystem.

5. Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities for research in terrestrial ecosystem.  The devices included instruments to measure physical and chemical environmental factors of terrestrial ecosystem, equipment to take plant and animal samples, other supporting tools such as maps, GPS, computers and  work facilities related to the analysis of terrestrial ecosystem.

6. Toxicity Testing Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities for toxicity testing, such as thin layer chromatography, water bath, biotron, environmental chamber, microscopes.  Besides for academic activities, this laboratory also provides toxicity testing service to the public.

7. Cytogenetic Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory is equipped with facilities related with cytogenetic analysis activity.

8. Molecular Genetics Analysis Laboratory

In accordance with its name, this laboratory is equipped with molecular genetics analysis instruments.  In this laboratory, research and educational activities in genetic engineering, genetic markers, phylogenetic analysis of microorganisms, plants and animals are performed.  In this laboratory there is also a collection of fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) strains that could be used for various educational and research activities at the university level, as well as other educational institutions that need to use them.

9. Insect Biological Test Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities needed to perform biological tests on insects, such as  condition chamber, microtome, stereo microscope, optical fiber, incubator, monocular microscope, gas chromatography, sieve shaker.  The biological tests are performed on beneficial as well as harmful insects.

10. Biomedical Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities needed to perform biomedical analysis such as centrifuge , vacuum pump, hot plate, spectrophotometer, water bath, ultrasonicator, microtome, electrophoresis unit,westren blotting equipment, CO2 incubator, freezer -80 C, pH meter, UV illuminator, inverted microscope, laminar air flow, nitrogen Locator, thermocycler for PCR, epifluorescence microscope.

 

11. Behavior Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities needed to study animal behavior of vertebrates as well as invertebrates.  This laboratory is equipped with various instruments such as  kymograph, student stimulator, chart recorder.

12. Structure and Developmental Biology Analysis Laboratory (1 & 2)

This laboratory is equipped with instruments that support research in developmental biology of plants and animals, at the level of organs, tissues, cells and molecules.  This laboratory can also provide service to make preserved preparations of  plants and animals, do 1D and 2D electrophoresis and toxicity testing.

13. Phytochemical Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities needed to do phytochemical analysis such as sterile instruments, antifog refrigerator , autoclave, centrifuge, computers and tables, filling cabinet, freeze dryer, incubator, electric stove, crutches, rotating chairs, laminar air flow, cupboard for equipments, iron cupboard, refrigerator , glass cupboard, low incubator, equipment table, working table, desk, oven, spectrophotometer, sterile earth, telephone, vacuum pump.

 

14. Micropropagation and Transformation Laboratory

This laboratory provides instruments and facilities needed to do transformations and micropropagation such as air conditioner, analytical balance, centrifuge, cold incubator, heating plate, illuminated incubator, incubator, inverted Microscope, computer (monitor), crutches, book cupboard, work table, wooden rack table, desk, oven, telephone, shaker bath, spectrophotometer, stereo Microscope.

15. Bioprocess Laboratory

This laboratory  is equipped with instruments used for the isolation of microorganisms, cell proliferation, optimization and increasing the production scale for cell and metabolite production.  There are equipment for the culture of microorganisms,  fermentor for microbial cell proliferation and other equipment related with bioprocess activity.  Besides teaching and research activities, this laboratory also provides service for microorganism isolation, identification and for the screening of new microbial metabolites for the public as needed.

16. Bioremediation Laboratory

This laboratory  is equipped with facilities for the isolation and screening of microorganisms for bioremediation.

17.  Instrumentation Laboratory

This laboratory provides general facilities and devices that are used for the practical labs and final year research projects.  Equipment available are laminar air flow, analytical balance, pH meter etc.

18. Herbarium

The Departement of  Biology ITB Herbarium  stores about 15 thousand samples of plants, the majority of which are plants from all over Indonesia.  For more information, click on the following link:  http://www.sith.itb.ac.id/herbarium/

19. Museum of Zoology

About the Museum of Zoology

The Museum of Zoologi SITH ITB was estsblished in the 1950s. Several researchers from Europe and the United States like Prof. Poul Heegaard and Prof. Walter Roepke held several expeditions to various regions of Indonesia during the 1940s-1950s.  Some of the collection obtained from these expeditions were then kept in the Department of Biology ITB (now SITH ITB) as a way to support research and education in biology, specifically zoology.  Later since the 1960s to the 2000s, the collection and management of the museum were carried on by students and academic staff who had an interrest in the field of zoology and taxonomy, such as M. van Balgooy, Dr. H.S. Hardjasasmita, Prof. Soelaksono, and Prof. Djoko T. Iskandar et al.  The Museum of Zoology SITH ITB had been relocated a few times before being placed in its current location at the Jatinangor ITB Campus.  This museum has a collection of more than 2200 specimens of animals from 1027 species, starting from marine invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds to large mammals.  Most of the collection come from regions of Indonesia and a few of its collection were contributions from United States and European researchers as well as from collaborations with hospitals and zoos.  The number of specimens are constantly increasing in line with the number of research on biodiversity.  Beside collection of animals, the Museum of Zoology SITH ITB also has a collection of literature and old books about zoology and animal taxonomy.  The Museum of Zoology SITH ITB is now focusing on the management of its collection and the development of its scientific collection.  We also have a public service for identification and determintion of animals.

Working Hours and Address

Monday-Friday 08.00-16.00 (08.00-14.30 during the month of Ramadhan)

Address:  Jl. Let. Jen. Purn. Dr. (HC) Mashudi No. 1/Jl. Raya Jatinangor KM 20.75 Sumedang 45363, West Java, Indonesia

We suggest that you communicate with us first before coming. Please contact  Ganjar Cahyadi (WA: 085720339120, e-mail: ganjar@sith.itb.ac.id).

SOP for Animal Determination

  1. Make a request letter to the Vice Dean of Resources SITH ITB at Labtek XI Building, 1st floor, Jalan Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132 from the institution of the applicant, signed by the appropriate officer.
  2. If the specimen fulfills the requirement for determination by the curator, the applicant should pay the Identification/Determination Fee to the following account at Bank BNI: Penampungan SITH ITB through the teller and include the name of the applicant, personal identification number (NPWP/ KTP/ NIK), and the animal to be determined in the message collumn.
  3. The Museum will notify you when the determination proces is already completed.  The applicant could obtain the letter with the result of the determination at:
  1. Administration Office SITH ITB, Labtek XI Building, 1st floor, Jalan Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132
  2. Museum of Zoology SITH ITB, Labtek VC Building, Jatinangor ITB Campus, Jl. Raya Jatinangor KM 20.75 Sumedang 45363

About the Collection

The Museum of Zoology SITH ITB have collections of dried preserved specimens in the form of offset, balgh (sheets of skin) and articulated bones of animals, as well as wet preserved specimens that were collected between 1909-2018.  The collection came from various regions of Indonesia such as Sumatera, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, and Papua.  Most of the collections were personal collections, zoo collection, specimens from the maternity hospital and contributions from American and European researchers.

  • The oldest specimen is the woodpecker Micropternus brachyurus brachyurus (Vieillot, 1818), collected in 1909
  • Total number of specimens: 2251 specimens
  • Total number species: 1027 species

Amphibians: 92 species / 836 specimens

Fishes: 307 species / 437 specimens

Reptiles: 175 species / 319 specimens

Birds: 141 species / 157 specimens

Mammalians: 54 species / 130 specimens

Invertebrates: 258 species / 372 specimens

  • A few protected animals are also present:  bird of paradise (Family Paradisaeidae), sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), pangolin (Manis javanica), honey bear (Helarctos malayanus), orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), cassowary bird (Casuarius unappendiculatus)

 

 

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