Research topics in MRCPP are including:

  1. Pigments identification and metabolomics studies in Indonesia local plant species, marine algae and bacteria
  2. Modification and stabilization of pigments and pigment-protein complex
  3. Hybrid nanostructure composed of pigments and organic/inorganic nanostructure (metal nanoparticle, nanocomposite, semiconductor nanocrystal, catalysts)
  4. Innovation of pigments based functional food and health products

The following selected research titles have received grants:

  1. Monitoring of biodiversity and nature health with remote sensing technologies to improve sustainable management of farming within natural resources (greenView), Funded by navama GmbH, 2016
  2. Produksi dan aplikasi vitamin A alami (Production and application of natural vitamin A), Penelitian Unggulan Strategis Nasional, funded by Kemenristekdikti, 2016 – 2018
  3. Determinasi pigmen dan kompleks protein-pigmen berbagai organisme fotosintesis dengan multispektra dan lcms (Determination of pigments and pigment-protein complexes in different photosynthetic organisms with multispectral detection and LCMS), Hibah Kompetensi, funded by Kemenristekdikti, 2016 – 2018
  4. Multispectral image detection with Raspberry Pi for assessment of plant health status, funded by DAAD RISE Weltweit program through Forshungspraktika fuer deutsche Bachelor-Studierende der Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften, 2016
  5. Fucoxanthin dari rumput laut coklat (Fucoxanthin from brown seaweeds), funded by PT. Indesso Aroma, 2017 – 2018
  6. Construction of a homebuilt confocal fluorescence microscope, funded by DAAD through Material Resources Programme for Institutions of Higher Education in Developing Countries, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 2016
  7. Pengembangan prototype sistem sensor multispektral tanaman pangan untuk karakterissi cepat fenotipik tanaman pangan toleran kekeringan (Development of a prototype for plant detection multispectral sensor system for rapid phenotypic characterization of drought tolerant species), Insentif Riset SINAS, funded byKemenristek, 2015
  8. Desain prototype produk jamu berbasis biopigment alga sebagai anti hiperkolesterol (Prototype design of biopigment based herbal medicines from algae for anti-hypercholesterol), Insentif Riset SINAS, funded by Kemenristek, 2013 – 2015
  9. Reconstitution of light-harvesting complexes with different absorption spectra for use in bio-hybrid solar cells, funded by TWAS, 2012 – 2013
  10. Understanding the quaternary structure of unusual light harvesting complexes from photosynthetic purple bacteria and reconstitution of artificial light harvesting complexes for use in biohybrid solar cell, funded by Kemenristek, 2011 – 2013