Saraswati Soebianto

Molecular Laboratory Diagnostic Scientist

Qualification:

  • BS in Biological Science, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

About: Saraswati earned B.Sc in Biology. Malaria immunology and molecular diagnostics are her research interests. She has worked in malaria research since 1993 when she was a Medical Research Technologist at Department of Immunology at the US-military international biomedical research laboratory in Jakarta. At her early career, she investigated immunological response during antimalarial drugs prophylaxis of falciparum and vivax malaria in Papua. She received trainings on the usage of microsatellite for Plasmodium vivax genotyping from MORU (Thailand), knob-associated histidine-rich protein PCR from A-Star (Singapore), development and optimization Luminex assay in multi-antigens for leptospira, rickettsia and Q-fever. She is responsible for establishing field diagnostics laboratories for clinical trials. She and her colleagues have run hundreds of blood samples gathered from field sites in determining parasite infections and genotyping parasite diversity. US Embassy in Indonesia awarded her in 2005 for her teamwork initiative in establishing an Infectious Disease Laboratory after tsunami earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia. 

Interests:

  • Species identification and genotyping
  • Immunology

Publications

  • The clinical and public health problem of relapse despite primaquine therapy: case review of repeated relapses of Plasmodium vivax acquired in Papua New Guinea. Malar J. 2014 Dec 12;13(1):488. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-488.
  • Age- Dependent Impairment of Ig G Responses to Glycosylphosphatidylinositol with Equal Exposure to Plasmodium Falciparum Among Javanese Migrants to Papua, Indonesia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Jul;69(1):36-41.
  • Plasmodium falciparum. Mechanisms of innate and acquired protection against Plasmodium falciparum in Javanese transmigrant adults and children newly resident in malaria-endemic Northwest Papua. SO - Adv Exp Med Biol. 2003;531:83-102.