Natural Product Chemistry Expert Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Gunawan Indrayanto. (Photo: Binti Q. Masruroh)
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UNAIR NEWS – Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Gunawan Indrayanto is a pharmacist focuses on natural product chemistry, plants biotechnology, and pharmaceutical/chemical analysis. As a professor of Faculty of Pharmacy (FF) Universitas Airlangga, Gunawan is active to speak in seminars, give trainings for pharmacists and conduct researches.

At the moment, his researches have been used by a lot of scholars in the world. As of this year, 113 publications have been recorded in international journals and chapters of textbooks he has written.

The DAAD scholarship awardee has received various awards. Gunawan is one of the six scientists receiving awards as leading scientist from Committee on Science and Technological (Comstech), Pakistan in 2008. In the same year, he was named as the Outstanding Lecturer with national and international acknowledgement from UNAIR Rector.

He was also a nominee of excellent scientist award by South East Asia European Community Net, Austria, in 2009. He also got Achmad Bakrie Award XII in Health in 2014. In 2015, he was chosen as one of the leading contributing reviewers from Elsevier, Holland.

Gunawan is trusted as a reviewer for scientific works submitted in international journals. There are eight scientific journals he reviews. Those journals are from Hungary, the USA, India, and Holland. He is also included in advisory council of seven journals, either national and international.

His expertise in pharmacy is undoubted. He was recorded as one of the scientists who has the highest index in Wise Index of Leading Scientists and Engineers for member-countries of Islamic Conference Organization (OKI). He was one of the six scientists in Indonesia who got the prestigious acknowledgement.

Asked about his expertise, Gunawan said that he conducts pharmaceutical analysis so the drugs’ quality is guaranteed. “The job of a pharmacist is to create and develop drugs. It should be done as best, cheap and effective as possible. Therefore, pharmaceutical or chemical analysis from every drug produced is needed so it has guaranteed quality. Conducting chemical or pharmaceutical analysis may be easy but to get valid results of analysis is not easy,” said Gunawan.

In Research Gate, a social networking website for scientific collaboration, he actively discusses and supports various research topics with scientists around the world.

“In Research Gate, I can help and learn from other scientist around the world. By answering questions and having discussions, I get a lot of knowledge. By answering questions, I share knowledge and improve the science,” he added.

The professor born in Kediri added that, hundreds of researches he published have been used as textbooks in colleges.

In the future, this field of science has great prospects as Indonesia is a country wealth of plants and natural resources potentials for drugs development. (*)

Author : Binti Q. Masruroh

Editor: Defrina Sukma S

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