Rizki Maryam Astuti was born in 1985 at Bandung, West Java. She obtained her Bachelor degree (Chemistry) in 2007 from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. She obtained Master degree in 2012 from Bogor Agricultural University. Rizki began her career as lecturer in Universitas Bakrie since September 2012. She was assigned as lecture assistant in the same university, taught in organic chemistry laboratory class, and involved in research on essential oil topic.


Kurnia Ramadhan obtained his first degree (in Food Technology) back in 2009 from the Bogor Agricultural University. He was awarded Masters of Science (in Food Technology) from the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2012. He was formally awarded PhD in Food Science from the University of Nottingham in January 2020. Since March 2020, he is serving as Chair of undergraduate program in food technology.


Dr Ardiansyah obtained his PhD degree in Laboratory of Nutrition, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN in 2007. He obtained his Diploma (Supervisor of Food Quality Assurance) in 1995, Bachelor and Master degree (Food Science and Technology) in 1998 and 2002, respectively. During his Doctoral and Postdoctoral fellow was supported by MEXT (Monbukagakusho) and JSPS (2003-2012), he focused on novel functional ingredients in enzyme treated rice bran for the prevention of life-style related disease.


Laras Cempaka was born in 1988 at Bandung, West Java. She received her Bachelor degree (Microbiology) in 2010 and Master degree (Chemical Engineering) in 2012 from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).


More than 12 years he has been involved in organic research particularly in the processing and sensory evaluation. He serves as associate editor of Journal Organic Agriculture (section food processing) (https://www.springer.com/journal/13165/editors) as well as Managing Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Sustainable Agriculture Food and Energy. In 2013, together with other Universities colleagues in the region Southeast Asia, he initiated Sustainable Agriculture Food and Energy (SAFE) Network that consist of 10 countries and 34 Universities in the Asia Pacific regions.


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.

Nurul Asiah graduated as a Bachelor's degree (Chemical Engineering) in 2012. Then, she got a scholarship from The Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education for a Master's degree program (Chemical Engineering) in 2013-2015 from the same campus, Diponegoro University.