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Karlia Meitha, Ph.D.

Karlia Meitha, Ph.D.

School of Life Sciences & Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Phone: +62 22 251 1575, 250 0258
Fax: +62 22 253 4107
Email: karliameitha@sith.itb.ac.id

Doctor PhD in Plant Biology – The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia June 2017
Master Master of Science – by research in Biotechnology program, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia Jul 2010
Undergraduate Bachelor of Science – by research in Biology program, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia Jul 2006

Small-RNAs based regulation in plants for green herbicide; molecular and physiological analysis for postharvest management; and high-antioxidant production in plants

Course Code Course Name
BT-5011 Genetika Molekuler Lanjut (Advance Molecular Genetic)
BT-6115 Cekaman Tanaman dan Bioteknologi (Plant Stress and Biotechnology)
BI-2105 Genetika (Genetics)
BI-4106 Biologi Sintetik (Synthetic Biology)
BT-5111 Nanoteknologi untuk Bioteknologi (Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
BI-4213 Dasar Rekayasa Protein (Basic Protein Engineering)
BM-2201 Biologi Sel dan Molekuler (Biology Cell and Molecular)
BM-2204 Genetika dan Rekayasa Genetika Mikroba (Genetic and Microbial Genetic Engineering)
BI-2209 Biologi Sel (Cell Biology)
BT-6216 Bioteknologi Pascapanen (Post-Harvest Biotechnology)
  • Meitha, K., Fatmawati, I., Dwivany, F.M., Sutanto, A., Pratama, S.N., Nugrahapraja, H., and Wikantika, K. (2020) Phylogenetic analysis of 23 accessions of Indonesian banana cultivars based on Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) region. Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology. 25(1). doi: 10.22146/ijbiotech.49506
  • Aziz, M.A., Esyanti, R.R., Meitha, K., Dwivany, F.M., and Chotimah, H.H. (2020) Chitosan suppresses the expression level of WRKY17 on red chili (Capsicum annuum) plant under drought stress. Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology. 25(1). doi: 10.22146/ijbiotech.55016
  • Esyanti, R.E., Dwivany, F. M., Mahani, S., Nugrahapraja, H. & Meitha, K. (2019) Foliar application of chitosan enhances growth and modulates expression of defense genes in chilli pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Australian Journal of Crop Sciences. 13(01). doi: 10.21475/ajcs.19.13.01.p1169
  • Meitha, K., Agudelo-Romero, P., Signorelli, S., Considine, J., Foyer, C. & Considine, M. (2018)
    Developmental Control of Hypoxia During Bud Burst in Grapevine. Plant, Cell, and Environment. doi:10.1111/pce.13141
  • Signorelli, S., Agudelo-Romero, P., Meitha, K., Foyer, C. H., & Considine, M. J. (2018) Roles for Light, Energy, and Oxygen in the Fate of Quiescent Axillary Buds. Plant Physiology. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.01479
  • Rai, I N., Dwivany, F. M., Sutanto, A., Meitha, K., Sukewijaya, I M., and Ustriyana, I N. G. (2018) Biodiversity of Bali Banana (Musaceae) and its Usefulness. Hayati Journal of Biosciences. 25 (2). doi: 10.4308/hjb.25.2.47
  • Hidayat, T., Kelana, H.W., Ismanto, D.I.A., and Meitha, K. (2018) Survey on Ethnobotanic Value of Banana (Musa spp; Musaceae) in Bali Province, Indonesia. Hayati Journal of Biosciences. 25 (1). doi:10.4308/hjb/25.1.31
  • Shaw, D. S., Meitha, K., Considine, M. J., & Foyer, C. H. (2017). Mitochondrial Respiration and Oxygen Tension. In K. Jagadis Gupta (Ed.), Plant Respiration and Internal Oxygen: Methods and Protocols (pp. 97- 113). New York, NY: Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7292-0_11
  • Meitha, K. & Considine, M. (2017) Regulation of Oxygen and Reactive Oxygen Species During Budburst. Wine and Viticulture Journal. 32:4. (pp. 42-45)
  • Meitha, K. (2016). Promotor Gen: Tombol On/Off Ekspresi Gen yang Penting Bagi Kelangsungan Hidup Organisme. In Ketut Wikantika (Ed.), Bunga Rampai Forum Peneliti Muda Indonesia (pp. 9-14). Bandung: Penerbit ITB. ISBN: 978-602-7861-52-7
  • Meitha, K., Konnerup, D., Colmer, T. D., Considine, J. A., Foyer, C. H., & Considine, M. J. (2015). Spatiotemporal relief from hypoxia and production of reactive oxygen species during bud burst in grapevine (Vitis vinifera). Annals of Botany (Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species). doi:10.1093/aob/mcv123
  • Meitha, K., Suhandono, S., Pramesti, Y. (2019) Effect of Chitosan Coating on the Postharvest Quality and Regulation of Gene Expression Related to ROS of Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Presented paper at The 6th Gruber Soedigdo Lecture – ITB, Bandung, 5-7 November 2019
  • Dwivany, F.M., Meitha, K., Kuswati, Esyanti, R.R., and Nugrahapraja, H. (2019) Chitosan improves growth in chili plants (Capsicum annuum L.) and acts through similar genes regulation between cultivars. Presented paper at BioMIC – UGM, Yogyakarta, 12-13 September 2019.
  • Agudelo-Romero, S.P., Meitha, K., Berkowitz, O., Gordon, C.S., Foyer, C.H., Considine, J.A, and Considine, J. (2016) Transcriptional Regulation of Grapevine Bud Burst in Light and Dark Conditions. Presented paper at Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, 9-13 January 2016.
  • Meitha, K., Berkowitz, O., Konnerup, D., Colmer, T. D., Foyer, C. H., Considine, J. A., & Considine, J. A. (2015) Analysis of Hypoxia in Dormant Grapevine Buds and Putative Function of ERF VII Class Transcription Factor in Oxygen Sensing. Presented paper at the Annual Main Meeting, Society of Experimental Biology, Prague, Czech, 1-3 July 2015.
  • Dwivany F., Suhandono S., Musa M., & Meitha K. (2012) The Isolation of MaACS1 Gene Promoter from Banana and Analysis of MaACS1 Gene Function for application in Edible Vaccine Production. Presented paper at the International Conference on Biomedical Sciences, Bandung, 27-28 February 2012.
  • Dwivany, & Meitha, K., and Hermawaty, D. (2010) Isolation, Characterization and Construction of MaACS1 Gene Promoter from Banana (Musa acuminata AAA Group) in Binary Vector pCAMBIA 1304. Presented paper at The Third International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences ITB, Bandung, 23-25 November 2010
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Lecturer and Researcher
Bandung, Indonesia
Jan 2018 – Present
  • Facilitate students to grasp the knowledge in Biology topics and related research skills
  • Conduct research in the field of plant biomolecular and its application
Institut Teknologi Bandung Bandung, Indonesia
Academic Assistant and Postdoctoral Fellow Oct 2016 – Dec 2017
  • Conducted biomolecular research in the topics of banana diversity.
  • Assisted the curriculum evaluation process and preparation of new curriculum documents for Microbiology
    and Biotechnology study programs.
The University of Western Australia
Demonstrator for laboratory practice
Perth, Australia
Aug – Nov 2014
  • Guided undergraduate students to perform essential physiology and molecular experiments.
  • Helped the students to understand crucial concepts underlying the experiments.
Leeds University Leeds, UK
Visiting researcher Jun 2013 – Sep 2013
  • Observed the localization of reactive oxygen species in grape bud tissues by using histological method.
  • Examined techniques for mitochondria extraction and oxygen consumption rate measurements.
The Research Foundation of Indonesia Biogeography and Biodiversity DirectorBandung, Indonesia
Dec 2017 – present
Plan, lead, and review organisational development strategies with the board of directors
Bali International Research Centre for Banana
SecretaryBali, Indonesia
Feb 2017 – Present
Facilitate the communication between two main universities involved in the research, ITB and Udayana University; Managing research activities.
The Association of Indonesian Postgraduate Students and Scholars in Australia Vice President
Perth, Australia
Jan – Dec 2015
Jan – Dec 2014
Collaborated with other community organizations in Perth to create friendship events in sports and
women in leadership.Promoted and managed fund-raising projects.Informed future Indonesian students about education systems and life in Australia.
Travel Grant from Matsumae International Fellowship. Apr – Aug 2021 Research visit to Dr. Keiji Nishida laboratory at Kobe University, Japan.
Research Grant (LPiK – ITB). May – Oct 2020 The preparation of viral transport media for local detetion center in Bandung
Research Grant (Riset peningkatan kapasitas – ITB). Feb – Nov 2020 Improving antioxidant contents in microgreens by combination of red and blue
Travel Grant from Society for Experimental Biology. Jun – Jul 2015 To attend annual main meeting in Prague, Czech.
Travel Grant from Grape and Wine Research Centre Australia Jun – Sep 2013 Research visit to Prof. Christine Foyer laboratory at Leeds University.
PhD Scholarship from Australia Awards. Jun 2012 – Jul 2016 The University of Western Australia.
Best Oral Presenter at International Seminar “Biotechnology for A
Sustainable Future”
Sep 2009
Udayana University, Bali – Indonesia.
Scholarship from Van De Venter – Maas Stichting Foundation. Jul 2009 – Jul 2010 Living cost assistance during master study
Master scholarship from Bandung Institute of Technology. Aug 2008 – Jul 2010 Scholarship to cover tuition fee
Member of
  • Society of Experimental Biology, London, United Kingdom, 2013 – present
  • Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, Adelaide, Australia, 2014 – 2016
  • Society for Free Radical Research – Europe, Valencia, Spain, 2015 – 2016