dr. E. Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati, M.Kes, Ph.D

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dr. E. Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati, M.Kes, Ph.D

Dr. Elsa has a long history with FK-KMK UGM. She earned both her Medical degree and Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine Program at FK-KMK UGM. Later, she continued her doctoral degree in Microbiology at Monash University, Australia, and returned as a lecturer and a researcher in the Department of Parasitology. Now, she is in charge of teaching Parasitology for undergraduate and postgraduate students. She also shares her research experience and knowledge through the TDR Regional Traning Center. She facilitates the Good Clinical Practice and Good Clinical Lab Practice courses for countries under the WHO’s South East region. 

Research interests


Tropical medicine




Biomolecular science


Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gadjah Mada University

Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gadjah Mada University

Current Projects

Initiating a long-term partnership for an improved laboratory diagnosis and clinical management of intestinal parasite infections in Indonesia

Comprehensive training and mentorship program for implementation research capacity strengthening: Joining the dots

Health Information and Technology for Improved Health Education in South-East Asia (HITIHE)

Malaria Rapid Test Performance Try Out on a Laboratory Scale

Endline Survey of Malaria Keerom Prevalence, Papua Province

Bottleneck Analysis and Monitor the Recommendation in 14 Districts with Persistent

Transmission at Kalimantan and Sulawesi Island

Malaria e-diagnostic

Contact Information

Publication Highlight

Analysis of serological data to investigate heterogeneity of malaria transmission: a community-based cross-sectional study in an area conducting elimination in Indonesia (2019)

H Surendra, MA Wijayanti, EH Murhandarwati, et al. Malaria Journal 18(1):227

Sero-diagnostic potential of Plasmodium falciparum recombinant merozoite surface protein (MSP)-3 expressed in silkworm (2019)

VK Deo, Y Inagaki, EH Murhandarwati, W Asmara, T Miyazaki, T Kato, EY Park Parasitology International 72:101938

Spatiotemporal patterns of malaria at cross-boundaries area in Menoreh Hills, Java, Indonesia (2019)

DSS Rejeki, A Fuad, BS Widartono, EH Murhandarwati, H Kusnanto Malaria Journal 18(1):80

Feature analysis for stage identification of Plasmodium vivax (2019)

HA Nugroho, I Md. D Maysanjaya, NA Setiawan, EH Murhandarwati, WKZ Oktoeberza Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 13(2):721-728

Change of strategy is required for malaria elimination: a case study in Purworejo District, Central Java Province, Indonesia (2015)

EH Murhandarwati, A Fuad, Sulistyawati et al. Malaria Journal 14:318

Early malaria resurgence in pre-elimination areas in Kokap Sub District, Kulon Progo, Indonesia (2014)

EH Murhandarwati, A Fuad, MD Nugraheni, et al. Malaria Journal 13:130

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