Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments (MRCPP) is a multidisciplinary research center in Indonesia that focus research on the field of pigments as active materials, whether in a form of free pigments as well as a pigment-protein complex. MRCPP conduct basic research in the exploration, discovery and determination of pigments, including metabolomics, structural, photobiology, and photochemistry studies. MRCPP is also interested to do chemical modification of pigments and to couple the pigments with metal nanoparticles, semiconductor nanocrystals, smart nanocomposites, or catalysts in order to have control in tuning the light absorption and to enhance the productive photochemistry. MRCPP uses the knowledge of this basic research to develop the pigments for use as functional food colorants, in health supplements and as light harvesting materials for solar energy. MRCPP also conduct applied research in developing and constructing photometric plant chlorophyll detection devices. Currently, MRCPP also works using multispectral satellite and UAV remote sensing and develops vegetation database for sustainable ecological agriculture and mangrove forestry. We are proud that Ma Chung Research Center for photosynthetic Pigments (MRCPP) was officially registered and acknowledged as a National Center of Excellence (Minister Decree No. 48/M/Kp/XII/2014) by the Minister of Research, Technology,and Higher Education, Prof. Dr H. Muhammad Nasir, M.Si, Akt, Ph.D
My research group is interested in the field of photosynthesis with focus on (1) Structure and function of photosynthetic pigments and apparatus, and (2) Developing spectroscopy and imaging methods for in vivo pigments analysis.
My research group studies determination of photosynthetic pigments in exotic plants and application of pigments for functional foods and health
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Doctorate of Engineering in Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology, The Nagoya University, Japan
MRCPP as one of Center of Excellence in Indonesia focusing on pigments continues to innovate and develop qualified researches which will be useful for the community in Indonesia and worldwide. Thus, it is also important to introduce the laboratory and research activities in MRCPP to others especially students who will enter college world. It is thought to be necessary as they will be new...read more
On September 19th, 2019, MRCPP had an honor to be visited by Prof. Peter Nixon from Imperial College London, a public research university in London, the United Kingdom. On this opportunity, he presented a lecture about "Synthesis of Chlorophyll f by Cyanobacteria".
The presentation was then continued by head of PUI-MRCPP and a lecturer of Chemistry study program,...read more
MRCPP and Shizuoka University have signed MoU since 2 years ago in research field. This year, in 9-11 September 2019, Assoc. Prof. Koichiro Awai, Ph.D. visited MRCPP in order to conduct workshop on RNA isolation from red fruit.
Together with Dr. Heli Siti Halimatul Munawaroh from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia who assisted Assoc. Prof. Koichiro Awai, Ph.D. during the workshop,...read more
On 4-5 September 2019, three students (Edwina Vania Sudarsono, Jovine Marcella Kurniawan, and Michelle Eliona Sena) of Chemistry study program, Universitas Ma Chung, participated in the final stage of SEAFAST-Indofood Food Product Development Competition (FPDC) 2019 at IPB International Convention Centre, Bogor. This event is a food product development competition held by Institut Pertanian...read more
Despite collaborating with academic institution, MRCPP has also signed an MoU with PT. Mitra Ayu Adi Pratama, an industry engaged in the field of aromatic and functional compounds located in Padang, West Sumatera. It is an important collaboration as we need to distribute our research in the form of products that can be useful for society, and one way is by collaborating with an...read more
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