Experience more on Pusat Penelitian Agri-pangan dan Bioteknologi


Food and drug security are two of the most challenging issues since they are closely related to the primary human need. Since January 2020, the Agrifood and Biotechnology Research Centre (the Agrifotech) has been established under the coordination of the Directorate of Research and Community Service (DRPM) of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya.

The aim is to increase and expand the ITS active role in food and drug security through research and innovative products that adapt to unique agro-ecosystem conditions and land characteristics. The Agrifotech is expected to support and participate in the national aim of minimizing imported food and drug commodities and even improving the quality of national products to meet import standards.

This is in line with the vision of the National Research Master Plan (RIRN) 2017-2045: Indonesia in 2045 has competitive and research-based sovereigns. It is also related to one of the pillars of the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024: strengthening and establishing Indonesia’s welfare through financial security for the best quality growth.

Since the research focusing on food and biotechnology is wide, the Agrifotech is ready to be a forum coordinator for any research collaborations between ITS researchers and regional, national dan international partners to find the best solutions for human prosperity issues related to food and drug security.



Taking an active role in science and technology for food and drug security by doing international recognized researches and publications based on Indonesian natural resources.


  • Conducting food and drug research based on Indonesian natural resourches.
  • Producing national and international standardized food and drug and affordable for the Indonesian people.
  • Publishing national and international indexed papers.
  • Being a reference for research and human resourches.


  • 2020
    In vitro and in vivo Technology for Seeds and Propagation

    • Biotechnology application of Stevia rebaudiana for synthetic seeds and high-yielding seeds as a low-calorie sweetener.
    • Stevia rebaudiana shoot micropopagation technique (in vitro) as an effort of breeding and propagation of superior seeds.
    • Development of Indonesian local commodities that are drought resistant and heavy metal contamination.
    • Bacterial infection of Vibrio alginolyticus on Kappaphycus alvarezii seaweed seedlings in aquaculture.
    • Genetic diversity of commercial red chili varieties using RAPD and ISSR.
    • Engineering treatment of barley vegetative phase to increase drought stress resistance.

    Technology for Cultivation and Sub-optimal Land Use

    • Study of the effectiveness of mycorrhizal propagules encapsulation as a biofertilizer using different coating materials.
    • Biodegradation of DDT pesticide by mixed culture of brown rot fungi and biosurfactant-producing bacteria.
    • Delignification of environmentally friendly white rot fungi as pretreatment of Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) and Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) by sonification and hydrothermal methods.

    Postharvest Technology, Food Processing, and Agricultural Mechanization

    • Microencapsulation of bioactive avocado seeds by spray drying method.
    • Delignification of abaca fiber (Musa textilis) with Kraft Pulping and oxygen delignification as a non-wood alternative for pulp.
    • Development of a carbon-based spiciness sensor.
    • Production of modified flour based on local resources.
    • Development of microwave distillation method from citronella oil.
    • The combination of High Shear Mixer and Ultrasonic (starch degradation pretreatment) using the Hydrothermal method produces reducing sugars.
    • Laccase enzymatic modification, alternative post-harvest technology for Cocoa beans.
    • Development of a pork oil detection system in oil products using a taper optical fiber.

    Technology for Food and Medicine Security

    • Development of a fluorescence signal-based chlorophyll measurement technique.
    • Optimization of Capsicum annum as import substitution material.
    • Synthesis and antimicrobial testing of oxindole compounds for drug resistance and independence.
    • Development of essential oil derivative products (serai ingredients) through the Microwave-Assisted Extraction method.
    • Early warning model dynamic and geospatial systems approach to food security.
    • Development of a Cold Supply Chain Model for Indonesia’s leading commodities.
    • Development of the Spatial Temporal Model for forecasting food needs.
    • Student Work Fair is an effort to implement science and technology and digital marketing in the cultivation of earthworms and coral taruna plants in Turirejo Village.
    • Blockchain Model for Halal Supply Chain Integrity in Indonesia.
    • Food Safety and Halal risk integration model in the food supply chain.
    • Traceability system model for bulk liquid food industry.

  • 2021
    Technology for Plant, Fish, and Animal Breeding

    • Light-Based Technologies for improving the quality of synthetic Stevia rebaudiana seeds.
    • Plant breeding using growth stimulant selection method to obtain superior Indonesian spice seeds.
    • Development of Indonesian local commodities that are drought resistant and heavy metal contamination: nursery engineering and biomarker application.
    • Porang nursery engineering in vivo and in vitro with PGR and modification of growing media for national food security.
    • Virtual screening and in vitro assay of Alpha Amylase, Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors based on Ethnopharmacology.
    • Assembly and Downstreaming of new high yielding varieties of hybrid maize seeds with wide adaptation and high production as functional food.
    • Application of AgriGenomics for the development of the quality of Indonesian Local Bioenergy crops.
    • Application of molecular markers of genes controlling lipid biosynthesis and TAGS Microalgae (S. costatum) on stressed media as biodiesel candidates.

    Technology for Cultivation and Sub-Optimal Land Use

    • Agriculture growth promoting inoculant (Agpi) is a solution to increase sub-marginal land fertility.
    • Environmentally friendly delignification with White Rot Fungi in the manufacture of Microcrystalline Celluse (MCC) and Nanocrystalline Celluse (NCC) by sonication and hydrothermal methods.
    • Effects of exposure to microplastics on the composition of the gut microbiome and digestive health of the coastal population of East Java.
    • Agroclimate studies, land suitability, and application of plant tissue culture technology for pioneering herbal centers in Batu City.

    Postharvest Technology, Food and Herbal Processing

    • The technology of converting baglog waste into environmentally friendly planting material.
    • Encapsulation of mangosteen peel extract using isolated soy protein (SPI) and maltodextrin (MD) as food additives.
    • Identification of pork and rat contamination in processed meat using the FTIR method for halal products.
    • Development of fluorescent based imaging system for identification of cooking oil.
    • Development of a pork oil detection system for oil products with a taper optical fiber.
    • Development of a technique for measuring chlorophyll content based on a fluorescence signal.
    • Development of a reverse electrodialysis method for the manufacture of industrial salt from reverse osmosis brine rejection.
    • Production of resistant starch type 3 (RS-3) with the help of a High Shear Mixer for the production of tapioca flour specifically for diabetics.

    Technology for Food and Medicine Security

    • Blockchain model for halal supply chain integrity in Indonesia.
    • Antimalarial phenolic compounds from Garcinia celebica L. from Papua.
    • Bioprospecting of freshwater sponges (Spongillida, Manconi, & Pronzato, 2002) and their symbiotic microorganisms as a source of antibiotics against Multi Drug Resistant Pathogens).
    • Development of derivative products of essential oil from lemongrass by means of microwave-assisted extraction.
    • Development of Microwave-assisted distillation method from citronella oil.
    • Clove essential oil product processing by microwave extraction (Microwave-Assisted Extraction).
    • Activity of Trisindoline and Alkaloids The marine sponge Cinachyrella anomala through the induction of apoptosis in cancer cells: Sequencing and identification of genes in Hepg2 liver cancer.
    • Development and Saintification of Menitemu, Gunung Kelud Regional herbal medicine for Immunity.








Dr.rer.nat. Maya Shovitri

Microbial Molecular Biology and Biotechnology


Sri Fatmawati, Ph.D

Natural Plant Ingredients

Vice Chief



Prof. Enny Zulaika

Bacteria for Soil and Environment Management (Bioremediation)

Dr.rer.nat. Aulia Muhammad Taufiq Nasution
Biophotonics and Optical Intrumentation

Brian Raafi’u.,S.ST.,M.T.

Instrumentation Control Industry and Renewable Energy

Dr. N.D. Kuswytasari
Fungi for Soil and Environment Management

Prof. Setiyo Gunawan
Food Technology

Nur Hidayatul Alami, MSc
Yeast for Soil and Environment Management

Dr.rer.nat. Arif Lukman
Molecular Genetics and Biology, Biotechnology

Prof. Soeprijanto
Waste Treatment Biotechnology and Bioenergy

Dr. Tutik Nurhidayati
Plant Physiology

Prof. Arief Widjaja
Bioteknology, Enzyme, and Food Technology

Dr. Eng. Ahmad Rusdiansyah

Agro-food Supply Chain, Organic Farming System

Dr. Dewi Hidayati

Fish Biology and Animal Physiology

Prof. Iwan Vanany

Food Operations and Supply Chain

Dr. Awik Pudji Dyah N

Biowaste Processing for Pellet

Herdayanto S. Putro, MSc.

Microbial Metabolites and Food Chemistry

Dr. Nurul Jadid

Biotechnology and Plant Molecular Biology

Agus Muhamad Hatta, PhD

Biophotonics and Optical Instrumentation

Prof. Adi Setyo Purnomo

Bioremediation and Biodegradation


1. Technology for plant and animal breeding

a. In vitro and in vivo technology for seeds and propagations

b. Genetic engineering technology for plant, animal, and herbs

2. Technology for agriculture and sub-marginal land use

a. Biofertilizer, biopesticide and bioremediation

b. Technology for smart farming and precision agriculture

c. Environmental engineering for agriculture

d. Cultivation technology for agriculture

3. Technology for post-harvesting and food/drug processing

a. Technology for processing agricultural-waste biomass

b. Technology for food and herbs packaging and packaging materials

c. Technology for processing and preserving food and herbs

d. Technology for agricultural mechanization

4. Technology for food and medicine security

a. Technology for marketing and distribution of agri-food amd herbs

b. Development of isolation and synthetic method of bioactive compounds, standardized herbal medicines and phytopharmaceuticals

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