A Collaborative research created by Dr. dr. Anna Rozaliyani, M.Biomed, SpP, a lecturer and researcher of FMUI, was chosen as one of the six best researches that successfully received a research funding from the Newton Fund research program between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia.
The news was informed directly by Ministry of Researech, Technnology and Higher Education RI, Prof. H. Mohamad Nasir, PhD, Ak, and the British Ambassador for Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor leste, Moazzam Malik, during press conference last Monday (13/05/2019) in Building DM Kemenristekdikti, Jakarta
Quoted from the press release of Kemenristekdikti, Menristekdikti revealed that the performance of research, publications and patents of Indonesia showed a very fascinating trend. However, the results of research should be implemented in order to be able to have an impact on the economy of the community and the country.
“These days, there are about 2842 research patent from Indonesia. However, this is not enough. The results should be come into realization and implemented to create an economic impact. For The Ambassadors, I hope that this research collaboration could be implemented in the industry for having a great economic impact.” He mentioned.
Furthermore, he explained about the aims to create infectious diseases breakthroughs related to Indonesian and The UK collaboration in medical research. The results of this collaboration will increase the resilience and awareness Indonesia in dealing with deadly infectious diseases, through interventions and pharmaceutical technology as well as medical device innovation development. Indonesia has a high level of vulnerability to common infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria and dengue fever. The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) recorded that until 3 February 2019, there are about 16,692 dengue cases in Indonesia.
“With this result, I hope that it will become an innovation in medical field. I thank the British government to contribute in development of research in Indonesia. I hope that after this, there will be a utilization of the results in the industry and can be used by the society. I also hope that this collaboration can still be maintained in the future.” Said Mr. Nasir
The research grant scheme is the result of collaboration between the Indonesian government, through the Ministry of Research and Technology, and the United Kingdom in order to develop research in infectious diseases. In this research collaboration, Dr. Anna, as the lead researcher, will conduct collaborative research with researchers from the University of Manchester, England, Dr. Chris Kosmidis with a research proposal entitled “Point of Care Tests in the Diagnosis of Chronic and Allergic Aspergillosis”.
Aspergillosis is a fungal infection disease. The diagnosis of aspergillosis is currently quite expensive and requires special equipments. This research collaboration aims to develop diagnostic tests which are easier and more affordable to be used.
Kemristekdikti, together with the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through the Newton Fund, prepared Rp 37 billion to fund six best researches in infectious diseases fied in 3 years period.
(Public Relations FMUI)