Day 5: Tour of Aberdeen and Maritime Museum

Day 4: University of Aberdeen
September 28, 2016
Day 6: Workshops at Robert Gordon University
September 30, 2016

Day 5: Tour of Aberdeen and Maritime Museum

Training news – Brainstorming Session

The morning of the 5th day was dedicated to brainstorm ideas surrounding individual research interests and expertise, research motivations, how research can benefit Indonesia, and the means of obtaining research funding; including how they see they can contribute to LIPI’s research road map.

Participants were asked to break into 5 groups of 4 with each group consisting of a senior researcher and 3 early to mid-career researchers. Each group were required to present their findings and summarise their proposed action surrounding their contribution to LIPI’s road map and Indonesia’s research needs.

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Field work and site observation

The afternoon session was dedicated to observe the Maritime Museum curatorial management and collection display best practices. The field work were facilitated by the Maritime Museum’s curator who explained in depth his experience.

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Working Group Results

Group 1


  •  Dwi Susilaningsih (Microalgae)
  • Hidayat Ashari (Zoology)
  • Ruby Setiawan (Microbiology)
  • Prima Wahyu Hutabarat (Botany)

Protein sources from selected indiginous animals


Zoology: Mapping local/indiginous animals (livestocks) -> morphology and genetic, characteristic and environmental factors à barcoding à list of selected candidates

Botany: Mapping natural feeds à bring the natural feed (plants) into cultivation

Microbiology: Probiotic and enhancing feed nutritions

Micoalgae: Natural food additives

Motivation: passion on each expertiseBenefit: Solving food security problem

If the funding is stopped, we will do an engagement with local university, local business, local community, local goverment


Group 2


  • Siti Roosita Ariati
  • Delicia Yunita Rahman
  • Yuli F
  • Bima Atmaja

What is your field of research?

  • taxonomy and biosystematics in microbes, orchids, Legumes and Mammals
  • forensic science
  • bioprosses

What will you be doing in 5 years time?

  • complete collections and well identified of microalgae and orchids
  • commercialisation of microalgae to be used in industry
  • complete higher academic degree
  • conservation action for threatened orchids species
  • dissemination and community engangement (Orchid society, nursery, and academic) ABCG
  • Establishing center for national wildlife forensic by collaboration with Academic, Government (law enforcement institutions), and its integrated systems

How does your research benefit Indonesia?

  • to support national policy recommendation
  • provide well identified culture collections to be use for industry
  • improving the quality of economic value

What motivates you to go to work everyday?

  • enjoyable, satisfactory
  • responsibility
  • Finding new experience, knowledge, network
  • contribution to institution’s vision and mission

What would you do if the funding for your work stopped? Csr stakeholder,

  • sustainable collaboration with other institution, private sectors, international organisations or funding institution
  • commercialisation of research product


Group 3


  • Lisman Suryanegara (RC for Biomaterials)
  • I Putu Gede Parlida Damayanto (RC for Biologi)
  • Dewi Citra Murniati (RC for Biologi)
  • Ina Erlinawati (RC for Biologi)

Question and Answer:

  1. What is your field reseaerch?
  2. Bionanocomposites
  3. Plant systematics
  4. Biosytematics of crustacea
  5. Plant systematics
  6. What will you be doing in 5 years time?
  7. Doing research biocomposite based on polymer and cellulose fibers. Scalling up production the biocomposite.
  8. Having data record about bamboos species for water conservation.
  9. Find out the alternative food to solve the food crisis
  10. Published book of potencial species in Indonesia
  11. How does your research benefit Indonesia?
  12. Open job, increase economic, reserve environment
  13. Give some recommendations for goverment and NGOs who concern in conservation of water
  14. Give new recommendation for alternative food, especially in small island in Indonesia
  15. What motivates you to go to work everyday?
  16. Getting patent and research publication
  17. Finding and publish new species, new record and potencial food resources from Indonesia.
  18. Produce green Product
  19. What would you do if the funding for your work stopped.
  20. Finding other sponsor and doing collaborative research with other institute.
  21. Collaborate with other institutions
  22. Making partnership with private sector, NGO, community, other government Institutions


Group 4


  • Euis Hermiati
  • Debora Christin Purbani
  • Septiani Dian Arimukti
  • Muhamad Muhaimin

Things to discuss:

  1. What is your field of research?
  2. What will you be doing in five years time?
  3. How does your research benefit Indonesia?
  4. What motivates you to go to work everyday?
  5. What would you do if the funding for your work stopped?

Discussion result:

  1. Field Research: Plant Taxonomy, Microbial Taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Technology of Biomass conversion
  2. Will be doing in 5 years:
  • capacity building: completing master degree
  • Collection: completing some collection of bioresources Indonesia, especially microbial collection in InaCC, artefacts in Museum Nasional Sejarah Alam Indonesia (Indonesian National Museum of Natural History), and living plants of western part – of Indonesia in Cibodas Botanic Gardens.
  • Research: creating collaboration research about exploration and screening microbe (especially in microalgae), conservation and utilisationof Indonesian tree ferns (Cyathea), and scaling up of production of natural rubber based adhesive.
  1. Benefit for Indonesia:
  • In microbial field: build ex-situ conservation of Indonesian microbe & production of biofuel from microalgae
  • In plant field: complete documentation of status condition and conservation Indonesian Cyathea
  • In ethnobotany field: complete documentation of plant utilization and indigenous knowledge in Indonesia and increase public awareness about Indonesian biodiversity with exhibition in museum
  • In technology of biomass field: subtituted imported material with the local ones
  1. Motivation:
  • Passion and self satisfaction
  • Finding something new that might be implemented in industry
  • Meeting people with different field of research
  • Research has direct and indirect benefit for society
  1. If funding research stopped, we would build research sponsorship, partnership, and or collaborations with other institution, such as: university, private sector, local government, etc.



Group 5


  1. Wahyu Dwianto
  2. Yasper Michael Mambrasar
  3. Tri Haryoko
  4. Lia Hapsari


  1. Field research of the group member: Pak Wahyu (Biomaterial), Michael (Botany/taxonomy), Lia (Plant conservation), Tri (Ornithology)

Based on our backgrounds, we agreed to develop the group project entitled: Bio-village for green economic development.

  1. We have already the pilot project of bio-village concept at Cibinong Science Center. In 5 years-time, we want to implement the bio-village concept to local governments (Province) in Indonesia.
  2. This research benefit is to meet balance of the economic and environmental values (sustainable city and communities)
  3. Motivation: for a better future of Indonesia
  4. Funding: Try to find overseas funding, also networking and partnership.