Genome Diversity and Diseases Laboratory

Genome Diversity and Diseases Laboratory is home to numerous research activities, which revolve around the fundamental and applied studies of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Mitochondrial DNA is maternally-inherited genetic material crucial for phylogeny analysis and species identification, while nuclear DNA holds important individual genetic information from both parents which is passed down over generations. In our lab, we employ both of them for population study and disease association study.

Used to be known as energy transduction and human diversity lab, Genome Diversity and Diseases Laboratory (also known as Lab 1) has evolved over the years to keep up with the techniques, technology advancement, and much broader application of DNA studies available in the field of biology molecular. Currently, there are three research groups in the lab who work on lifestyle-related diseases, molecular anthropology, and wildlife genetics projects. 

We work with wide range of biological samples from blood, serum, placenta tissue, 2000-year old bones, to the unexpected source of DNA, feces.  We also work closely with DNA forensics unit in building database of Indonesian human and wildlife population database.

Laboratory head: Safarina G. Malik, DVM, PhD

Principal Investigators: Safarina G. Malik, DVM, PhD and dr. Herawati Sudoyo, PhD


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