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RISTEK - Kalbe Science Awards 2008

Indonesia is one nation that is abundant in its nature wealth. Many flora and fauna that have been traditionally used for health care to treat various health disorder / disease in the its population. Unfortunately, although there have been already so many research done, there are still lack of effort in coordinating the research activities to make the potential become reality. Meanwhile, research on medicinal plants from Indonesian origin and other advanced & applicable medical research for Indonesian people are mostly done by scientists from outside Indonesia. On the other side, there are so many potential Indonesian scientists having plenty of intelectual resources, including in medical research field. However, many of the Indonesian scientists often carried out the research that was for academic purpose only. Once they have obtained a degree, the research results are stored neatly in a table / cabinet.

To overcome the gap between the scientists and the industries (in this case, the pharmaceutical industry), the State Ministry of Research and Technology Republic of Indonesia (RISTEK) co-operates with the biggest pharmaceutical company in South-East Asian, Kalbe Farma, held the award for the researchers. It's called Ristek-Kalbe Science Awards.

This competition is looking for results of the medical related research int the field of:
  • pharmaceutical raw materials obtained by applying phytochemistry, biotechnology and medicinal chemistry
  • pharmaceutical dosage forms by applying pharmaceutical technology
  • medical diagnostic
  • health food

There are 2 (two) categories for these awards:
  1. Young Scientist Award, seeking for one (1) awardee (winner) with IDR 50.000.000 prize
  2. Best Research Awards, seeking for three (3) awardees with IDR 50.000.000, 30.000.000 and 15.000.000 IDR prizes

The interest of researcher was high, reflected by hundreds of paper that have been submitted.

Below are the finalists from 2 categories (in alphabetical order) :


10 Finalists Best Research
  1. Akhmad Kharis Nugroho, M.Si., Apt - Bagian Farmasetika Fakultas Farmasi UGM
  2. Agus Zainal Arifin, S.Kom., M.Kom - Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November, Surabaya
  3. Arief Budi Witarto - Puslit Bioteknologi LIPI Cibinong
  4. Heni Rachmawati, Apt., M.Si - Sekolah Farmasi ITB
  5. Khie Khiong, S.Si., M.Si., M.Pharm. Sc., Ph.D - Divisi Imunologi Puslit Ilmu Kedokteran (PPIK), FK Maranatha
  6. Maggy Thenawidjaja Suhartono, Prof. - Institut Pertanian Bogor
  7. Maria Immaculata Iwo, M.Si., Apt. - Sekolah Farmasi ITB
  8. Ronny Martien, Dr.rer.nat., M.Si - Fakultas Farmasi, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  9. Sukmadjaja Asyarie, Dr. - Sekolah Farmasi ITB
  10. 10. Sunu Budhi Rahardjo, dr. Ph. D - Divisi Litbang PJN Harapan Kita

5 Finalists Young Scientist
  1. Akhmad Kharis Nugroho Dr., M.Si Apt. - Fakultas Farmasi UGM
  2. Heni Rachmawati, Dr. Apt., M.Si - Sekolah Farmasi ITB
  3. I. Sahidin, Dr. M.Si - Jurusan Kimia, Fakultas MIPA Universitas Haluoleo
  4. Supangat dr. M. Kes Ph.D - Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Jember
  5. Tri Agus Siswoyo, M. Agr., Ph.D - Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Jember

The 7th Asia Pasific Conference on Anti Aging & Regeneratif Medicine, Bali 10 - 12 Oktober 2008

At the Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua Bali Hotel, the Asia Pacific Anti-Aging Medicine Conference opened on Friday, October 10th 2008. Up to 300 participants from various countries in the world took part in the event organized by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) / World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine (WAAAM) supported by the European Society of Preventive Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine / ESAAM, FK Udayana and Indonesia Society of Anti Aging Medicine(ISAAM/PERKAPI) and CDK (media partner).

Prof. Robert Goldman, chairman A4M, stated that the conference in Bali is a form of mini-level world conference in Las Vegas later. All speakers are specialists Anti-Aging Medicine level of a world that comes from Europe, Asia and North America. Bali, according to Goldman, already his second home. Consequently, although need to travel (this time) up to 35 hours, he felt pleased to meet with friends friend practitioners AAM.

The next speaker, Prof. Michael Klentze, Secretary General ESAAM, praised the courage of Indonesia, especially the Udayana Medical Faculty - for the first time in the world of education-Master (S2) in the field of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Udayana Medical Faculty had a big step this course followed by the establishment of similar programs at several universities in Europe.

Indeed, in the words of welcome be earlier by Prof. Wimpie Pangkahila, as host, has stated that with the master's program that is going to the participants in each force, to prove that the Anti-Aging Medicine has been recognized in the world eksistensinya more specific in Indonesia.
This is a cause PERKAPI according to Prof. Kisjanto as chief ISAAM will always encourage the opening of fields AAM study in various universities in Indonesia.

On this first day, after opening the event to appear in succession resource (other than I mentioned above) such as:

1. Dr Vijay Sharma, PhD
2. Dr S. Ali Mohamed, M
3. Prof. Claus Muss, MD, MSc, PhD
4. Dr Michael Elstein, MD, ABAARM, FACNEM, FAAM
5. Dr. James T. Bell
6. Dr. Selvaraj Y. Subramaniam MD, MFSEM, ABAARM
7. Prof. John G. Ionescu, PhD
8. Dr. Xanya Sofra-Weiss, PhD
9. Tina Henrietta E. Czech, B. Health Sc,
10. Dr. Ruban Nathan, MBBCh, FRCP


In the Evening, after the conference, all participants were treated with warmth in the Victus Life. In this warm welcome party, all participants (especially the often follow the activities of anti Aging medicine), reflected a sense of satisfaction, due to the knowledge obtained truly Anti-Aging Medicine, so they can more clearly what the Anti Aging and how to run Anti-Aging Medicine practice in order to provide the best for the community / clients in their respective practices. megikuti Participants of the full event (conference and workshop) will get Indonesian Medical Association (IMA/) IDI credits up to 24 points. Workshop will be held in the next 2 days, divided into 2 tracks that run parallel.

Disney Live! - Three Classic Fairy Tales


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Bagi adik-adik yang berkesempatan. Silakan saksikan Disney Live! di Istora Senayan Jakarta.
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October 3rd - 12nd, 2008.
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