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04 Nov 2022

The Doherty Institute welcomes Dr Anggia Prasetyoputri

Recipient of the 2022 Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship Dr Anggia Prasetyoputri of Indonesia will join The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity to work on genetic manipulation and construction of staphylococcus aureus mutants.

Working with University of Melbourne’s Dr Ian Monk in the Stinear Lab, Dr Prasetyoputri’s project will study Staphylococcus aureus genetic manipulation and mutant construction, specifically targeting the cell wall synthesis pathway. 

Dr Prasetyoputri said the Fellowship will allow her to further her research and collaborate with international research partners. 

“Being awarded this fellowship grants me access to cutting-edge research, advanced facilities and expand my professional network with experts on molecular microbiology and microbial genomics,” Dr Prasetyoputri said. 

“The skills and knowledge I intend to gain from this fellowship are instrumental in building on my research expertise and core competence in molecular microbiology, ultimately enabling development of future research projects that address the problem of antimicrobial resistance.”  

Dr Ian Monk said Dr Prasetyoputri will be able to develop skills at the Doherty Institute that will be transferable to her own lab in Indonesia.

 “It was great for Anggia to obtain the fellowship, allowing her to join us for three months to gain hands-on experience and skills in the genetic manipulation of Staphylococcus aureus,” Dr Monk said. 

“Due to our shared interest in antibacterial development, we envisage a longer-term collaboration with Dr Prasetyoputri.”

The Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship provides financial support for high achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.