Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati

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Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati

Head of The Malaria Research Group

Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati has worked as a Parasitology lecturer at the UGM Faculty of Medicine since 1998. She finished her medical (1993) and master’s study (1998-2000) in Tropical Medicine Program at FK-KMK UGM. Later in 2011, she pursued her doctoral degree in Microbiology at Monash University, Australia. She is working as the lecturer and researcher of the Department of Parasitology, FK-KMK UGM. Her responsibilities include teaching parasitology for undergraduate and postgraduate students and coordinating the Epidemiology, Control and Management of Tropical Diseases in Special Programme in Implementation Research, FK-KMK UGM. After years of research experience, she shares her expertise through TDR Regional Training Center by facilitating the Good Clinical Practice and the Good Clinical Lab Practice courses of WHO’s Southeast region’s countries. Apart from teaching, she is actively conducting research at the Center for Tropical Medicine, in the malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) divisions and has published her works related to malaria and NTD in national and international journals. Her research interests are malaria, tropical medicine, microbiology, protozoology, parasitology, and also biomolecular science.

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Research interests


Tropical Medicine




Biomolecular Science


Center for Tropical Medicine

Special Programme in Implementation Research, Universitas Gadjah Mada Department of Parasitology, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Current Projects

e-Diagnostic Malaria

Malaria Crossborder

Bottleneck Malaria

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