ConQ-r Mi! Team which is affiliated with iGEM UGM, succeeded in making achievements at the national level by winning 1st place and receiving the Gold Medal award in the 2022 Bioinformatics and Synthetic Biology Competition (BIOS). This achievement was achieved by Ulfah Nur Azizah and Adhelia Intan Sabhira who are Biology students class of 2020 and I Made Rhamandana Putra (Faculty of Pharmacy, 2019), Nadya Lela Ainika (Faculty of Pharmacy, 2019), and Farrell Alfaza Marsetyo (KKMK Faculty, 2021) under the guidance of Dr.rer.nat. Abdul Rahman Siregar, S.Si., M.Biotech. In addition, the team also received guidance from Dr. med. dr. Indwiani Astuti, Imam Bagus Nugroho, M.Sc., and Pamungkas Bagus Satriyo, Ph.D.
At Saturday, January 7 2023, the Regional Executive Board of the Indonesian Orchid Association (DPD PAI) DIY in collaboration with the Biotechnology Laboratory of the Faculty of Biology UGM has held a DIY PAI Members Meeting in the Auditorium Room of the KPTU Building, Faculty of Biology UGM. This meeting is the first Meeting Agenda since the COVID19 emergency condition was implemented, where for 2 years meetings have been held online. The event for this first meeting was filled with lectures on “Tips for Success in Orchid Business”, inviting a practitioner from the industry, Ir. Joko Asad (Sales & Marketing Manager PT Ekakarya Graha Flora). Besides being attended by members and administrators of PAI DIY, it was also attended by collaborators from tertiary institutions, such as the Dean of the Faculty of Biology UGM, the Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology at Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Janabadra, and the Chairman of KAGAMA ORCHIDS, attended by a total of 115 people.
The Faculty of Biology is participating in the UGM Team for the Development of Cooperation with Partners in Australia which starts on 28 November to 1 December 2022. The UGM team, which was led directly by the Chancellor and consisted of the Secretary to the Chancellor, the Director of KUI along with the Head of the Office of International Cooperation and the Head of the Office of Quality Assurance, also included the Dean of the Faculty of Biology UGM (Prof. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D.) and WD P2MKSA (Dr. Eko Agus Suyono, M.App.Sc.) along with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (Prof. Selo), Dean of FMIPA (Prof. Kuwat Triyana) and WD AKM FMIPA (Prof. Roto) and Dean of the UGM Vocational School ( Dr. Ir. Agus Maryono).
Biology undergraduate students at Gadjah Mada University made another achievement at the national level by winning 3rd place in the National Scientific Writing Competition. This achievement was achieved by students Susy Wijayanti and Umi Salamah from Biology Class of 2018 under the guidance of Dr. Ardaning Nuriliani, S. Si., M. Kes. This competition is a competition held by the University of North Sumatra with the theme “Gen Z Innovation and Strategy in the Environmentally Friendly Living Movement”. This activity aims to be a forum for channeling student creations & innovations for a healthy generation.
The Faculty of Biology is participating in the UGM Team for the Development of Collaboration with Partners in Australia which starts on 28 November to 1 December 2022. The UGM team, which was led directly by the Chancellor and consisted of the Secretary to the Chancellor, the Director of KUI along with the Head of the Office of International Cooperation and the Head of the Office of Quality Assurance, also included the Dean of the Faculty of Biology UGM (Prof. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D.) and WD P2MKSA (Dr. Eko Agus Suyono, M.App.Sc.) along with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (Prof. Selo), Dean of FMIPA (Prof. Kuwat Triyana) and WD AKM FMIPA (Prof. Roto) and Dean of the UGM Vocational School ( Dr. Ir. Agus Maryono).
On Wednesday, 30 November 2022 to 4 December 2022, the 35th National Student Science Week (PIMNAS) was held. The implementation of the 35th year PIMNAS is carried out offline with strict health protocols that take place at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), East Java. PIMNAS is the culmination of a series of Student Creativity Program (PKM) activities that will be held from June to September 2022. Through this program, the PKM Biology Team chaired by Eri Dwi Suyanti (Biology 2020) with members Siti Mudrikah (Biology 2020), Nafatia Zulfa (Pharmacy 2020), Muhammad Fityatul Haq (Biology 2020), and Sabrina Novia Ramadani (Pharmacy 2020) are under assisted by Lisna Hidayati, S.Si. M. Biotech. carried out a research entitled “Induction of Apoptosis of Chitosan Nanoparticles Alkaloid Fraction of Tapak Dara Leaves (Catharanthus roseus L.) against MCF-7 Breast Cancer Linear Cells.”
The Laboratory of Plant Structure and Development of the Faculty of Biology UGM has carried out community service activities in the form of socializing the introduction of microscopes and plant anatomical structures, especially the derivatives of the epidermis of stomata and trichomes at Pusmalang Elementary State School, Wukirsari, Cangkringan, Kab. Sleman, D.I. Yogyakarta. This activity was carried out on October 10, 2022 with 21 grade 5 students. This community service activity from this lab is different from the previous year, when previous schools visited the laboratory but this year the laboratory staff made direct visits to schools.
The community service program in Klayar Hamlet, Kedung Poh Village, Gunung Kidul Regency is one of the Independent Learning Community Service programs for the Faculty of Biology in 2021. This activity is a follow-up program from the first period of service program in 2020, which is the production and application of biofertilizers for cayenne pepper commodities. The second period carries the theme of developing organic chrysanthemum cultivation as a form of enrichment for tourist spots in Klayar Ecotourism and as a basic ingredient for food diversification in the form of chrysanthemum tea and chrysanthemum leaf chips.
The Gadjah Mada University Thalassemia Research Group, which is a collaboration between the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and Nursing, the Faculty of Psychology, and the UGM Integrated Research and Testing Laboratory, is holding blood drives, educational seminars and thalassemia screening, which is a joint activity with PT. Astra Daihatsu through CSR programs. Blood Donation and Thalassemia Education Seminar is the first agenda of a series of activities.This activity was held on Saturday 17 December 2022 at the Tropical Biology Auditorium, Faculty of Biology UGM with resource persons dr. Alexandra W.S Pangarso M.Sc., Sp.A. from the Dept. Pediatric Health Sciences FKKMK UGM/ Dr. Sardjito Hospital and Moderator dr. Nur Imma Fatimah Harahap, Ph.D. from the Dept. Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine FK-KMK UGM. Blood donation was held with the help of facilities from Red Cross Indonesia Sleman Regency. The Coordinator who is also Chair of the UGM Thalassemia Research Group, Dr. Niken Satuti Nur Handayani, M.Sc. stated that UGM students, lecturers and staff, Astra Daihatsu employees and the general public, even students from other universities, such as UNY; UIN Sunan Kalijaga, STPN Yogyakarta participated in the blood donation.
The Faculty of Biology UGM held Research Day 2022. Through this event, the results of collaborative research from lecturers, partners and students in the fields of research and community service are exhibited in the form of posters. A total of 43 research posters and 16 community service posters were exhibited in this activity. The research day lasts for two days, which was on Tuesday until Wednesday (20-21 December 2022). This activity was carried out in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2 Building B, Faculty of Biology UGM.