Dr. Astri Kusumawardhani
Université de Lausanne (UNIL)

Life science (biotechnology, microbiology, pharmacy, synthetic biology)

Characterization of gene regulatory network in Escherichia coli

Leiden University, 2021


Hadiastri Kusumawardhani (Astri) was born on September 6, 1991 in Bandung, Indonesia. She graduated from SMA Negeri 3 Bandung in 2009 and continued her study in pharmaceutical science and technology at the School of Pharmacy, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia (2009-2013, cum laude). During her internship and final project, she became interested in the field of biotechnology. This interest motivated her to continue her Master degree (2012-2014, cum laude) in pharmaceutical biotechnology field at the School of Pharmacy, ITB, supported by a scholarship grant for fast-track program from the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (DIKTI), Indonesia. After completing her pharmacist professional degree (2014-2015), she started her PhD with Prof. J.H. de Winde, at the Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands, to study solvent tolerance mechanisms in industrial strains of Pseudomonas. This was supported by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) as scholarship provider from the Ministry of Finance, Indonesia. Currently, Astri is a post-doctoral fellow at Prof. Yolanda Schaerli’s lab, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; working on a phage-based multicellular biocomputing in Escherichia coli.