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International Virtual Course Biotechnology

Multi-omics is a rapidly evolving field in biotechnology that combines multiple “omics” technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and epigenomics to gain a more comprehensive understanding of biological systems. The integration of multiple omics technologies allows researchers to generate more extensive and detailed data sets that can help uncover complex biological processes and disease mechanisms.

One of the most significant advantages of multi-omics is the ability to capture a broader range of biological information. By analysing several molecular layers simultaneously, researchers can generate a more holistic view of cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression, protein function, and metabolite production. For example, multi-omics can help identify potential biomarkers for disease, reveal molecular pathways that drive cellular behaviour, and pinpoint genetic variants that affect gene expression.

Multi-omics has several applications in biotechnology, including drug discovery, precision medicine, and bioprocessing. In drug discovery, multi-omics can help identify drug targets and develop personalized therapies that target specific molecular pathways. In precision medicine, multi-omics can help diagnose diseases, predict disease progression, and guide treatment decisions based on individual genetic and molecular profiles. In bioprocessing, multi-omics can optimize production processes, improve product quality, and reduce costs by identifying key molecular targets that affect yield and quality.

The International Virtual Course in Biotechnology is held by Biotechnology Master Program of School of Life Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, to address the application of multi-omics technology for the advancement of biotechnology. This course will be focusing on three main aspect, i.e omics in health, agriculture and bioindustry which consists of various topics on omics technology given by 11 lecturers from 8 universities. As multiomics continues to play an increasingly important role in biotechnology, it is essential for students and other participants to learn this field thoroughly to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and development. We expect the participants will gain a deeper understanding of complex biological systems, acquiring valuable technical skills, developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and gaining exposure to interdisciplinary collaborations, students are better prepared for careers in biotechnology and other related fields.

International Virtual Course: Application of Multi-omics for the advancement of Biotechnology
8 June - 3 July 2023
Master in Biotechnology Study Program, School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Date Time Speaker Title
Thu, 8 June 10.00-12.00 (GMT +7) Organizer Opening and Program Introduction
13.00-15.00 (GMT +7) A/Prof. Julian Cox Towards enteropathogen-free poultry in the genomics age
Mon, 12 June 10.00-12.00 (GMT +7) Dr. Azzania Fibriani Genomics application in infectious diseases surveillance
13.00-15.00 (GMT +7) Dr. Mahsa Mousavi-Derazmahalleh Bioinformatics and Environmental DNA for Conservation
Tue, 13 June 14.00-15.00 (GMT+7) Prof. dr. J.B. (Bernd) Helms TBD-Lipidomics
Thu, 15 June 13.00-15.00 (GMT +7) Prof. Keiji Nishida Genome editing and application in the industry
15.00-17.00 (GMT +7) Prof. Roman Zubarev Chemical proteomics in innovative drug development
Mon, 19 June 10.00-12.00 (GMT +7) Organizer Multicultural activity & Facilitated group discussion on omics application for biotech
13.00-15.00 (GMT +7) Prof. Mario Enrico Pe’ Is genetic mapping still relevant in the genomic era?
Thu, 22 June 10.00-12.00 (GMT +7) Prof. Fenny Martha Dwivany Omics application in agriculture : postharvest Technology
13.00-15.00 (GMT +7) Dr. Ma Nyuk Ling’ Application of Multi-omics in Gut Health Assessment
Mon, 26 June 13.00-15.00 (GMT +7) Dr. Magdalena Lenny Situmorang Metabolomics application in shrimp aquaculture production
15.00-17.00 (GMT +7) Dr. Neil Dixon Microbial Engineering for Sustainable Futures
Wed, 28 June 10.00-12.00 (GMT +7) Organizer Final Exam
13.00-15.00 (GMT +7) Organizer Group Presentation
Mon, 3 July 10.00-12.00 (GMT +7) Organizer Fun quiz- Closing
A/ Prof. Julian Cox

School of Chemical Engineering,
UNSW Sydney

Topic : Towards enteropathogen-free poultry in the genomics age

Julian Cox is an Associate Professor, of Food Microbiology, and formerly the Associate Dean (Education) in UNSW Science and Associate Dean (International) in UNSW Engineering. His research activities focus on food microbiology and food safety, including rapid methods for the detection and characterisation of microorganisms associated with foods, the biology, ecology and management of foodborne pathogens and food safety systems and culture.

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Dr. Azzania Fibriani

Genetics and Molecular Biology
School of Life Science and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung

Topic : Genomics application in infectious diseases surveillance

Dr. Azzania is an expertise in RNA Secondary Structure, HIV and RNA HIV research, and also Immunology with various achievements and research publications.

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Dr. Mahsa Mousavi-Derazmahalleh

School of Molecular and Life Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Curtin University

Topic : Bioinformatics and Environmental DNA for Conservation

Dr. Mahsa Mousavi is a bioinformatics enthusiast with experience in both molecular lab and bioinformatics experiments. She analyse next-generation sequencing and genotyping by sequencing data, with strong interest in molecular evolution and biodiversity

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Prof. Roman Zubarev

Departement of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Karolinska Institutet

Topic : Chemical proteomics in innovative drug development

Prof. Roman Zubarev focuses on Molecular Biometry using mass spectrometry for studying various processes of biological and medical importance

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Prof. Keiji Nishida

Kobe University

Topic : Genome editing and application in the industry

Prof. Nishida have been interested in an attempt to integrate synthetic biology approach into evolutionary biology, by demonstrated the emergence of new biological functionality by conferring bio-magnetism to yeast cells. Prof. Nishida current research involves development of new genome editing tools that employs various DNA modification pathways to facilitate semi-rational and evolutionary design of life.

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Prof. Mario Enrico Pe’

Institute of Life Sciences,
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Topic : Is genetic mapping still relevant in the genomic era?

Prof. M. Enrico Pè research activity involves two major areas; Genetic basis of complex traits in and Structural and functional characterization of non-coding RNAs

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Dr. Magdalena Lenny Situmorang

Microbial Biotechnology
School of Life Science and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung

Topic : Metabolomics application in shrimp aquaculture production

Dr. Lenny research interest lies primarily in understanding and optimizing the interaction between aquaculture animals (fish, shrimp) and microbes (i.e. host-microbes interaction) in their environment / production systems.

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Dr. Ma Nyuk Ling

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

Topic : Application of Multi-omics in Gut Health Assessment

Dr Ma Nyuk Ling disciplines is Biotechnology focused in plant tissue culture, proteomics, metabolomics, and Oxidative Stress biomarkers.

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Prof. Fenny Martha Dwivany

Genetics and Molecular Biology
School of Life Science and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung

Topic : Omics application in agriculture : postharvest Technology

Dr. Fenny  focuses in plant molecular biology and deepsea omics. Her recent research interests include fruit ripening process to further improve postharvest biotechnology, plant-disease interactions in developing biological control technology, as well as genomics, transcriptomics, and functional genomics.

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Dr. Neil Dixon

Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry
The University of Manchester

Topic : Omics application in agriculture : postharvest Technology

Dr. Neil Dixon research interests span in synthetic biology, biosensors, cellular transport, and metabolic control. He currently exploring a number of applied research areas including; i) the development and application of genetically encoded biosensors, for sensing, control and communication within and between engineered microbial strains, ii) development of consolidated bioprocesses and use of alternative non-energy crop feedstocks for bioproduction, and the iii) use of mobile genetic elements with catabolic payloads for bioremediation of xenobiotics.

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Prof. dr. J.B. (Bernd) Helms

Department of Biomolecular Health Sciences

Utrecht University

Topic : TBD – lipidomics

Prof. Bernd Helms research focusses on lipid & membrane dynamics and the application of lipidomic techniques to study the function of lipids and lipid droplets in the pathogenesis of veterinary and human diseases

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*To be eligible for credit, you must fulfill the following requirements :

  • Maintain a minimum attendance of 80% (attendance records will include student number, lecturer, topic, and a one-paragraph summary).
  • Successfully complete the exam and final presentation with a minimum score of 75

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