Dr. Herawati Sudoyo is the Deputy Director of the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta and a teaching staff at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor from Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia and member of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI).
She received a MD from University of Indonesia and obtained her PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Herawati continued her scientific interest on energy transducing membrane and related genetic diseases, as well as complex and life style-related diseases at the Eijkman Institute and extended her research activity on human genome diversity and its association with resistance or susceptibility to disease.
Her work on the human genome diversity and disease and the expertise on the use of DNA markers lead to the establishment of a DNA forensics laboratory to serve the need of scientific evidence in solving criminal cases. The forensic laboratory has become part of the international forensic network on child trafficking and wildlife trafficking.
Her latest professional appointment is the President of Indonesian Biorisk Association whose mission is to raise awareness and build expertise on biosafety and biosecurity in Indonesia. She is involved on the development of the Indonesian Code of Conduct on Biosecurity, and established a strong collaboration with the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences.