Dr. Anton Apriyantono was former Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia (2004-2009). He began his career as lecturer in Bogor Agricultural University from 1982 to 2011. He obtained Bachelor and Master degree from the same university in 1982 and 1988. In 1992 he was granted PhD degree from Reading University, UK.


Dr Anton is an expert in food chemistry. especially flavor. He owns a patent entitled “Composition and Process Fried Chicken Flavor For Instant Noodles”, registered in Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Republic of Indonesia in 2007. He has published more than a hundred scientific publications (journal, proceedings, etc).  

He has been involved in several professional associations, i.e. Indonesian Society of  Natural Products Chemistry, Indonesian Toxicology Society, International Union of Food Science and Technology, American Chemical Society, Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK) and Indonesian Association of Food Technologists.

Numerous awards he has achieved, such as medal star "Mahaputera Adipradana" from the government of Republic of Indonesia in 2010, World Bank Scholarship holder in 1988-1992.

He made positive contributions for food industries through many consultancy activities. Several positions that he holds are President Commissioner of PT. Pertani and PT. TPS Foods Tbk, Commissioner of PT. Dunia Pangan, Governing Board Member  of TUV Rheinhald International Indonesia, dan Independent Commissioner of Bakrie Sumatera Plantation.

Selected Publications

Dedin, Fardiaz, D., Apriyantono, A., and Andarwulan, N. 2006.  Isolation and Characterization of Soy Sauce Melanoidin and its Role as Antioxidant.         J. Teknol. Ind. Pangan, Vol. XVII No. 3 : 204-213 (Indonesian).

Setyaningsih, D., Tresnawati, K., Soehartono, M.T., and Apriyantono, A.  2006. The Influence of External Beta-glucosidase Activity from Fungi to Vanillin content of Vanilla Bean.   J. Teknol. Industri. Pertanian, Vol. 16 No. 1 : 28-35 (Indonesian).

Setyaningsih, D., Soehartono, M.T., Apriyantono, A., and Mariska, I.  2007.  Characterization of ?-glucosidase Enzyme from Vanilla Bean.  J. Teknol. Ind. Pangan, Vol. XVIII No. 2 : 81-88 (Indonesian).

Suliantari, Jenie, S.S.L., Suhartono, M.T., and Apriyantono, A. 2008.  Antibacterial Activity of Green Sirih (Piper betle L.) Extract towards Food Patoghens. J. Teknol. Ind. Pangan, Vol. XIX  No. 1 : 1-7 (Indonesian).

Muchtaridi, Subarnas, A, Apriyantono, A and Mustarichie, R. 2010. Identification of Compounds in the Essential Oil of Nutmeg Seeds (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) That Inhibit Locomotor Activity in Mice. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 11, 4771-4781.