Benediktus Yohan

Senior Research Assistant


  • M.Biomed (Universitas Indonesia)
  • B.Pharm (Universitas Indonesia)

Scientific Profile


  • Genetic, Biology, and Immunology studies of Arboviruses: Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika


  • Travel Bursary Award, Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Course: Viral Bioinformatics and Genomics (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam); Genome Research Limited (GRL), The Wellcome Trust.
  • 24th Indonesia Toray Scientific Research Grants: Indonesia Toray Scientific Foundation, 2018
  • Australia Awards Fellowship 2016: Queensland University of Technology
  • Penghargaan Publikasi Ilmiah Internasional 2016, LPDP, Kementerian Keuangan Republik Indonesia
  • Best Free Paper (Oral) Presentation. The 5th International Eijkman Conference. Jakarta, 8 – 10 November 2011: Yohan B, Harahap AR, Sasmono RT. Cytokines and chemokines expression of A549 human cell line in response to infection of various serotypes/genotypes of dengue viruses.
  • Best Poster Presentation. The 5th International Eijkman Conference. Jakarta, 8 – 10 November 2011: Kendarsari RI, Yohan B, Mutia K, Bowolaksono A, Sasmono RT. Growth characteristic and non-structural protein 1 (NS1) expression of four dengue virus serotypes in various cell lines.
  • Cum laude Award (M.Biomed.Sci). Faculty of Medicine. University of Indonesia. 2011.
  • Cum laude Award (B.Pharm). Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. University of Indonesia. 2005


  1. Assessment of a multiplex PCR and Nanopore-based method for dengue virus sequencing in Indonesia.
    Virol J. 2020 Feb 13;17(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s12985-020-1294-6.
  2. Antiviral Action of Curcumin Encapsulated in Nanoemulsion Against Four Serotypes of Dengue Virus.
    Pharm Nanotechnol. 2019 Dec 10. pii: PNT-EPUB-102904. doi: 10.2174/2211738507666191210163408.
  3. Inhibitory Effect of Alpha-Mangostin to Dengue Virus Replication and Cytokines Expression in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells.
    Nat Prod Bioprospect. 2019 Sep 19. pii: 10.1007/s13659-019-00218-z. doi: 10.1007/s13659-019-00218-z.
  4. Clinical features and virological confirmation of perinatal dengue infection in Jambi, Indonesia: a case report.
    Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 26. pii: S1201-9712(19)30304-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.07.019.
  5. Multiple introductions of dengue virus strains contribute to dengue outbreaks in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in 2015-2016.
    Virol J. 2019 Jul 25;16(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12985-019-1202-0.
  6. Dengue viruses circulating in Indonesia: A systematic review and phylogenetic analysis of data from five decades.
    Rev Med Virol. 2019 May 16:e2037. doi: 10.1002/rmv.2037.
  7. Chikungunya virus infection in Indonesia: a systematic review and evolutionary analysis.
    BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 12;19(1):243. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3857-y.
  8. Concurrent infections of dengue virus serotypes in Bali, Indonesia.
    BMC Res Notes. 2019 Mar 12;12(1):129. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4164-9.
  9. Zika Virus Seropositivity in 1-4-Year-Old Children, Indonesia, 2014.
    Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Sep;24(9). doi: 10.3201/eid2409.180582.
  10. Dengue infection in international travellers visiting Bali, Indonesia.
    J Travel Med. 2018 Aug 1;25(1). pii: 5065180. doi: 10.1093/jtm/tay061.
  11. Dengue virus serotype distribution based on serological evidence in pediatric urban population in Indonesia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jun 28;12(6):e0006616. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006616.
  12. Genomic analysis of dengue virus serotype 1 (DENV-1) genotypes from Surabaya, Indonesia.
    Virus Genes. 2018 Apr 3. pii: 10.1007/s11262-018-1558-z. doi: 10.1007/s11262-018-1558-z.
  13. Isolation and complete genome analysis of neurotropic dengue virus serotype 3 from the cerebrospinal fluid of an encephalitis patient.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jan 12;12(1):e0006198. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006198.
  14. Molecular characterization of dengue viruses isolated from patients in Central Java, Indonesia.
    J Infect Public Health. 2017 Oct 19. pii: S1876-0341(17)30253-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2017.09.019.
  15. Chikungunya Detection during Dengue Outbreak in Sumatra, Indonesia: Clinical Manifestations and Virological Profile.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep 25. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0935.
  16. Genomic characterization of Zika virus isolated from Indonesia.
    Virology. 2017 Jul 26;510:248-251. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2017.07.026.
  17. Phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses of dengue viruses isolated in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Virus Genes. 2017 Jun 9. doi: 10.1007/s11262-017-1474-7.
  18. Clinical and virological characteristics of dengue in Surabaya, Indonesia.
    PLoS One. 2017 Jun 2;12(6):e0178443. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178443. eCollection 2017.
  19. Dengue in Bali: Clinical characteristics and genetic diversity of circulating dengue viruses.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May 22;11(5):e0005483. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005483.
  20. Production of recombinant dengue non-structural 1 (NS1) proteins from clinical virus isolates.
    Protein Expr Purif. 2016 Sep 17. pii: S1046-5928(16)30239-X. doi: 10.1016/j.pep.2016.09.007.
  21. The molecular and clinical features of dengue during outbreak in Jambi, Indonesia in 2015.
    Pathog Glob Health. 2016 May 23:1-11.
  22. Isolation of Zika Virus from Febrile Patient, Indonesia.
    Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 May;22(5):924-925. doi: 10.3201/eid2205.151915.
  23. Concurrent infections of dengue viruses serotype 2 and 3 in patient with severe dengue from Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2016 Feb;9(2):134-40. doi: 10.1016/j.apjtm.2016.01.013. Epub 2016 Jan 13.
  24. Genomic analysis and growth characteristic of dengue viruses from Makassar, Indonesia.
    Infect Genet Evol. 2015 Mar 14. pii: S1567-1348(15)00090-8. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2015.03.006.
  25. Performance of Simplexa dengue molecular assay compared to conventional and SYBR green RT-PCR for detection of dengue infection in Indonesia.
    PLoS One. 2014 Aug 7;9(8):e103815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103815. eCollection 2014.
  26. Molecular surveillance of Dengue in Sukabumi, West Java province, Indonesia.
    J Infect Dev Ctries. 2014 Jun 11;8(6):733-41. doi: 10.3855/jidc.3959.
  27. Growth characteristics and cytokine/chemokine induction profiles of dengue viruses in various cell lines.
    Acta Virol. 2014;58(1):20-7.
  28. Performance of commercial dengue NS1 ELISA and molecular analysis of NS1 gene of dengue viruses obtained during surveillance in Indonesia.
    BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Dec 29;13:611. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-611.
  29. Molecular surveillance of dengue in Semarang, Indonesia revealed the circulation of an old genotype of dengue virus serotype-1.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Aug 8;7(8):e2354. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002354. eCollection 2013.