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Ocky Karna Radjasa
Ocky Karna Radjasa

Ocky Karna Radjasa
Department of Marine Science
Diponegoro University
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Ocky Radjasa is a professor of marine microbiology at Diponegoro University of Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Radjasa obtained his bachelor of science degree in environmental science at Soedirman University of Purwokerto, Indonesia. After graduation, he joined Department of Marine Science, Diponegoro as a junior assistant and went to McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and obtained his M.Sc in biology in 1994. He joined Ocean Research Institute (ORI), the University of Tokyo, and received a PhD in aquatic biosciences in 2001. He then received a DAAD postdoctoral fellowship in Institute of Chemistry and Biology of Marine environment, University of Oldenburg in 2002. In 2004, Radjasa joined IFM-GEOMAR in Kiel as a Humboldt fellow, until he returned to Indonesia in 2005 and took a helm as the Director of Center of Tropical Coastal and Marine Studies, Diponegoro University until 2009. Radjasa was project leader at Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta and established a research group in marine microbiology. In 2011, Radjasa got his full professorship in Department of marine Science, Diponegoro University. Radjasa is editor for several journals and is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Coastal Zone Management which is an official journal of Indonesian Society of Oceanolgist (ISOI). Radjasa received a prestigous Cipta Lestari Award from Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation in 2006 and a Biovision Catalyzer award from Biovision World Life Science Forum in March 2013 in Lyon, France. Currently Radjasa serves as the Director of Central Laboratory of Research and Service-Diponegoro University, an intergrated laboratory housing 20 different laboratories covering medical, biological, chemical and physical field of studies.

Research Interest

His research interest is primarily focused on marine molecular microbial diversity and marine microbial natural products from marine microbial symbionts. He is currently working to screen marine microbial symbionts against Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) pathogens from Indonesian local hospitals supported by USAID and University of California Santa Cruz and fungal symbionts of corals for the treatment of cancer in collaboration with 5 EU-countries. He concerned much about the use of coral reefs in sustainable manner.

1. How many years have you been associated with the current research?

In the last 10 years

2. What is the research topic you are working on currently?

Marine microbial natural products, marine molecular microbial diversity

3. What do you think are the attributes for a quality article?

Good research results, well prepared, novel and state of the art of the field.

4. Do you have any research funding at present for your work (NIH or other national funding)?

Yes, University California-Indonesia partnership in marine biotechnology funded by USAID. I also have research funding from R&D Framework Programme (FP7): Sustainable culture of marine microorganisms, algae and/or invertebrates for high added value products: “Natural products from marine fungi for the treatment of cancer”.

5. When did you become an editor of OMICS Journal?


6. Where can the journal find the maximum scope in terms of niche?

It is dedicated to all aspects of the increasingly important fields of coastal and marine development and serves as multidisciplinary forum.

7. What is your greatest career accomplishment?

I was awarded two awards: 1. Collaborative Development Award (CDA). British Higher Commission Singapore, British Council. 2013. And 2.

Biovision Catalyzer Award on Biodiversity, climate change and agronomy. Biovision the World Life Science Forum. Lyon, France. 2013

8. How does the published scientific content assist the potential researchers?

It is a good way to interact with the peers, it is measured research productivity

9. What is the purpose of serving as an editor?

To give an author about perspectives and to screen only good quality manuscript are published

10. Do you have any patents filed for your research?

Wood preserving composition WO 1997034747 A1 (Paul Harrison, J Cam Lewis, Ocky Karna Radjasa, Michael Risk) 25 September 1997

11. Have you contributed any editorials or papers (any type) to OMICS Journals in the past two years?


12. Do you plan to contribute any editorials or papers to OMICS Journals in the next few years?


13. How would you define your experience with OMICS Group?

Inspiring and encouraging

14. Your opinion on conducting Editorial Board meetings at related Conferences?


15. Would you recommend OMICS to your friends or colleagues?


16. How do you differentiate Journal of Coastal Development with other journals in the field?

Journal of coastal development offers a single forum for researchers, observers, decision maker, manager, conservationist to interact with the related problems in coastal and marine areas. It has also a long history as a journal associated coastal and marine management
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