Prof. Ir. Antonius Suwanto, Ph.D.

2/6/2019 12:00:00 AM


National Lecturer ID



Academic Position


Ph.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Research Interest

  • Genetics and ecology of anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria
  • Plant-bacterial interactions
  • Microbial community analysis of traditional fermented foods
  • Bioprospecting of Extremophiles



  • DNA Technology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Transgenic Food
  • Bioethics
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Special Topics in Gene Expressions




Pramudito TE, Agustina D, Nguyen TKN, Suwanto A. 2018. A Novel variant of narrow-spectrum antifungal bacterial lipopeptides that strongly inhibit Ganoderma boninense. Probiotics and Antimicro. Prot. 10(1): 110-117.


Zhang Y, Bai B, Lee M, Alfiko Y, Suwanto A, Yue GH. 2018. Cloning and characterization of EgGDSL, a gene associated with oil content in oil palm. Scientific Reports 8:11406.


Stephanie, Ratih NK, Soka S, Suwanto A. 2017. Effect of tempeh supplementation on the profils of human intestinal immune system and gut microbiota. Microbiology Indonesia. 11(1): 11-17.


Cesrany M, Yulandi A, Rusmana I, Suwanto A. 2017. Whole genome analysis of Klebsiella: Unique genes associated with isolates from Indonesian tempeh. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. 13(4): 273-279.


Radita R, Suwanto A, Kurosawa N, Wahyudi AT. Rusmana I. 2017. Metagenome analysis of tempeh production: Where did the bacterial community in tempeh come from? Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. 13(4): 280-288.


Yulandi A, Sugiokto FG, Febrilina, Suwanto A. 2016. Genomic sequence of Klebsiella pneumonia IIEMP-3, a vitamin B12-producing strain from Indonesian tempeh. Genome Announcements. 4(1)e01724-15.


Natadiputri GH, Suwanto A, Kim HK. 2015. One-step transesterification reaction using methanol-stable lipase for omega-3 fatty acid ethyl ester production. J. Korean Soc Appl Biol Chem 58(2):195-202.


Nurdini AL, Nuraida L, Suwanto A, Suliantari. 2015. Microbial growth dynamics during tempe fermentation in two different home industries. Int Food Res J. 22(4):1668-1674.


A’yun Q, Suwanto A, Barus T. 2015. Genetic profiles of Escherichia coli isolated from Indonesian tempeh based on Enterobacterial Repetitive Intergenic Consensus – Polymerase Chain Reaction (ERIC-PCR). Microbiol Indones. 9(2):58-64.


Soka S, Suwanto A, Rusmana I, Sajuthi D, Iskandriati I, Jessica K. 2015. Analysis of intestinal mucosal immunoglobulin A in Sprague Dawley rats supplemented with tempeh. Hayati J Biosci. 21:1-5.


Park JT, Suwanto A, Tan I, Nuryanto T, Lukman R, Wang K, Jane J. 2014. Molecular cloning and characterization of a thermostable a-amylase exhibiting an unusually high activity. Food Sci Biotechnol. 23:125-132.


Soka S, Suwanto A, Sajuthi D, Rusmana I. 2014. Impact of tempeh supplementation on gut microbiota composition in Sprague- Dawley rats. Res J Microbiol. 9(4):189-198.


Ayu E, Suwanto A, Barus T. 2014. Klebsiella pneumonia from Indonesian tempeh were genetically different from that of pathogenic isolates. Microbiol Indones. 8(1): 9-15.


Efriwati, Suwanto A, Rahayu G, Nuraida L. 2013. Population dynamics of yeasts and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) during tempeh production. Hayati J Biosci. 20:57-64.


Seumahu CA, Suwanto A, Rusmana I, Solihin DD. 2013. Bacterial and fungal communities in tempeh as revealed by amplified ribosomal intergenic Sequence analysis. Hayati J Biosci. 20:65-71.


Barus T, Hanjaya I, Sadeli J, Lay BW, Suwanto A, Yulandi A. 2013. Genetic diversity of Klebsiella spp. Isolated from tempe based on enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR). Hayati J Biosci. 20:171-176.


Arifin, Ranlym A, Kim S, Yim JH, Suwanto A, Kim HK. 2013. Isolation and biochemical characterization of Bacillus pumilus lipases from the Antarctic. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 23(5):661-667.


Xie W, Kosasih V, Suwanto A, Kim HK. 2012. Characterization of lipases from Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermis isolated from human facial sebaceous skin. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 22(1):84-91.


Pujiyanto S, Lestari Y, Suwanto A, Budiarti S, Darusman LK. 2012. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitor activity and characterization of endophytic actinomycetes isolated from some Indonesian diabetic medicinal plants. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 4(1):327-333.


Seumahu C, Barus T, Suwanto A. 2012. Metagenome Analysis Revealed the Power of Bacterial Community as a Signature of Tempeh Quality. (Presentation).  International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics. 12-14 June 2012. Kosice, Slovakia.


Kim YO, Khosasih V, Nam BH, Lee SJ, Suwanto A, Kim HK. 2012. Gene cloning and catalytic characterization of cold-adapted lipase of Photobacterium sp. MA1-3 isolated from blood clam. J Bioscience Bioengineering 114 (6):589-595.


Hastuti RD, Lestari Y, Saraswati R, Suwanto A, Chaerani. 2012. Capability of Streptomyces spp. in controlling bacterial leaf blight disease in rice plants. Am J Agri & Biol Sci. 7(2):217-233.


Husen E, Wahyudi AT, Suwanto A,Giyanto. 2011. Soybean response to1-aminocyclopropane-1carboxylate deaminase producing Pseudomonas under field soil conditions. Am J Agri & Biol Sci. 6(2): 273-278.


Barus T, Agustina T, Suwanto A. 2010. Bacterial community in tempe as revealed by culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques - a preliminary study. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 110th General Meeting, May 23-27, 2010. San Diego, California, USA.


Barus  T, Griselda, Suwanto A, Agustina TW. 2010. Metagenomic analysis of bacterial diversity in tempe using T-RLFP technique. Biota 15(2): 273-280.


Barus T, Suwanto A , Wahyudi AT, Wijaya H. 2008. Role of bacteria in tempeh bitter taste formation: microbiological and molecular biological analysis based on 16S rRNA gene. Microbiol Indones. 2(1):17-21.


Widanarni, Suwanto A, Lay BW. 2005. Construction of recombinant Vibrio harveyi to study its adherence in shrimp larvae. In. Walker PJ, Lester RG, Bondad-Reantoso MG. Diseases in Asian Aquaculture V.  Asian Fisheries Society, Phillippines.


Waturangi DE, Suwanto A, Schwarz S, ErdelenW. 2003. Identification of class 1 integron-associated gene cassettes in Escherichia coli isolated from Varanus spp. in Indonesia. J Antimicrob Chemother. 51:175-177.


Waturangi DE, Schwarz S, Suwanto A, Kehrenberg C, Erdelen W. 2003. Identification of a truncated Tn1721-like transposon located on a small plasmid of Escherichia coli isolated from Varanus indicus.  J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health.50:86-89.


Malik A, Wenuganen S, Suwanto A, Tjahjono B. 2003. Cloning, DNA sequence, and expression of Aeromonas caviae WS7b chitinase gene. Molecular Biotechnology. 23:1-10.


Kayode K. Ojo, Waturangi DE, Odelola HA, Suwanto A, Schwarz S. 2002. Identification of a cassette-borne dfrA7-like gene that shows a 97 bp extension at the 3’-end of the reading frame. J Antimicrob Chemother 49:573-574.


Wong S, Yeow CC, Suwanto A, Poh CL. 2000. Characterization of endogenous plasmid from Pseudomonas alcaligenes NCIB 9867: DNA sequence and mechanism of transfer. J Bacteriol. 182:81-90.


Teo JWP, Suwanto A, Poh CL. 2000. Novel ?-lactamase genes from two environmental isolates of Vibrio harveyi. Antimicrobial Agents Chemother. 44:1309-1314.


Rukayadi Y, Suwanto A, Tjahjono B, Harling R. 2000.  Survival and epiphytic fitness analysis of non-pathogenic mutant of Xanthomonas campestris pv. glycines YR32. Appl Environ Microbiol. 66:1183-1189.


Suwanto A. 1999. Genetically engineered Rhodobacter sphaeroides for the overproduction of ?-aminolevulinic acid. Appl. Microbiol Biotechnol. 51: 794-799.


Widjaja R, Suwanto A, Tjahjono B. 1999. Genome size and macrorestriction map of Xanthomonas campestris pv. glycines YR32 chromosome. FEMS Microbiol Letters 175: 59-68.


Rosana L, Suhartono MT, Suwanto A. 1999. Characterization of Transposon-Generated Protease Mutant of Xanthomonas campestris pathovar glycine 8ra. Enzyme Activity, Cloning, and Mapping of Flanking DNA. Molecular Biotechnology 11:129-135.


Wahyudi AT, Suwanto A, Imas T, Tjahjoleksono A. 1998. Evaluation of the survival of Bradyrhizobium japonicum in soil using molecular probes. AsPac J Mol Biol Biotechnol. 5:13-20.


Suwanto A, Yuhana M, Herawaty E, Angka SL. 1998. Genetic Diversity of luminous Vibrio isolated from shrimp larvae. In Flegel TW. (ed.) Advances in shrimp biotechnology. National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok.


Suwanto A. 1994. Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis: A revolution in microbial genetics. Aspac J Mol Biol Biotechnol. 2:40-46.


Suhartono MT, Suwanto A, Likumahua MY. 1994. Identification by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis of protease-producing bacteria isolated from tofu-waste. Aspac J Mol Biol Biotechnol. 2:193-199.


Tjahjadi MR, Angka SL, Suwanto A. 1994. Isolation and evaluation of marine bacteria for biocontrol of luminous bacterial disease in Tiger shrimp larvae (Penaeus monodon, Fab.). Aspac J Mol Biol Biotechnol. 2:347-352.


Suwanto A, Kaplan S. 1992. A self-transmissible narrow host-range endogenous plasmid of Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1: Physical structure, incompatibility determinant, origin of replication and transfer functions. J Bacteriol. 174:1135-1145.


Suwanto A, Kaplan S. 1992. Chromosome transfer in Rhodobacter sphaeroides: Hfr formation and genetic evidence for two unique circular chromosomes. J Bacteriol. 174:1146-1157.


Kaplan S, Suwanto A. 1990. Gene control of photosynthetic membrane assembly: The chromosomes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. p.396-407.  In S. Silver, A.M. Chakrabarty, B. Iglewski, and S. Kaplan. Pseudomonas: Biotransformation, pathogenesis, and evolving biotechnology. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.


Suwanto A, Kaplan S. 1989. Physical and genetic mapping of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1 genome: Genome size, fragment identification, and gene localization. J Bacteriol. 171:5840-5849.


Suwanto A, Kaplan S. 1989. Physical and genetic mapping of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1 genome: Presence of two unique circular chromosomes. J Bacteriol. 171:5850-5859.