Dr. rer. nat. Kartika Senjarini

Principal Investigator, Senior Lecturer at the University of Jember (UNEJ), Indonesia

Research interests: Molecular Biology, Molecular Epidemiology, Vector Biology (Malaria and Dengue)

Dr. rer. nat. Kartika Senjarini is a lecturer in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember, Indonesia. She com-pleted her PhD (Dr. rer. nat) at the University of Rostock, with a DAAD scholarship in 2007. She was a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kassel in 2010 and at the Interna-tional Vaccine Institute in South Korea in 2011 under the Ministry of Higher Education program.

Dr Kartika Senjarini is a senior scientist in the Vector Biology research group within her department. The research focus is on the molecular study of the interaction between mosquito vectors and their human host with the main objective of molecular surveillance and development of vector-based vaccines against malaria and dengue.

Dr Kartika Senjarini was one of the initiators of the Indonesian-German Network for Teaching, Training and Research (IGN-TTRC). She is also responsible for the ongoing DAAD project, i.e. the subject-based partnership between the University of Jember and the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg, Germany, since 2015. In 2009, Kartika Senjarini was awarded the “L’oreal – UNESCO, For Women in Science Program” in the field of life sciences.

In PACE-UP, Dr Kartika Senjarini will be involved as the focal coordintor for all activities within Indonesia.