Lecturer at the UGM Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Dr. Antonia Morita Iswari Saktiawati, was elected a member of the Indonesian Academy of Young Scientists (ALMI).
Previously, Morita was selected as one of 30 young scientists in the Science Leadership Collaborative by The Conversation Indonesia. This project aims to enhance the skills of young Indonesian scientists in leadership and innovation production.
“I feel happy because this is a good opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from the same scientific background and others,” said Morita.
Morita was appointed as a member for 2022-2024 on Sunday, 4 December 2022, in Jakarta. The day before, ALMI hosted the Young Indonesian Scientist Congress (KIMI), inviting hundreds of Indonesia’s leading young scientists from various research clusters to discuss the vision of Indonesian science in 2045.
ALMI, established on 20 May 2015, is a platform for young scientists operating under the auspices of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI), founded by BJ Habibie, Samaun Samadikun, and Fuad Hasan in 1991. This year, ALMI selected 20 new members to support the Academy’s mission of encouraging the advancement of science.
Morita is a researcher and lecturer at the Sub-Department of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine. The 1984-born academic received her doctoral degree from the University of Groningen.
Throughout her career as a young lecturer and researcher, Morita has won several national and international awards, such as the Faculty for The Future from the Schlumberger Foundation (2014), the Excellent Academics Awards in Publication from UGM (2019), the Rising Star at the 7th International Workshop on Lung Health in Prague (2020) for her research on the use of electronic nose for tuberculosis diagnosis, and more.