INDOBIOSYS will develop and provide core components for a knowledge-based functional screening approach employed to the discovery of new anti-infective compounds from Indonesian organisms. In INDOBIOSYS, this comprises 1) a novel integrated high-throughput biodiversity discovery pipeline for the sampling, identification and provision of promising target groups from areas with a high level of biodiversity and 2) setting up a digital Indonesian Biodiversity Information System (IBIS). IBIS will combine new data and results from the project with existing information in real time and make this knowledge available for both research and the wider public via an online portal. The unprecedented combination of primary biodiversity data and relevant metadata supporting an innovative approach towards the discovery of active compounds will create a novel platform that will allow a targeted, efficient, and sustainable exploitation of biological resources in Indonesia.

German partners

Dr. Thomas von Rintelen, Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Mollusc Collection, Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin

Dr. Michael Balke, Curator for Coleoptera (Beetles), The Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Munich

Indonesian partners

Prof. Dr. Rosichon Ubaidillah, Animal Taxonomy and Entomology, Museum Zoologicum, Research Center of Biology, Indonesia Institute of Sciences, Cibinong (RCB-LIPI)

Prof. Dr. Amin Soebandrio, Microbiology, Director of Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta

Dr. Safrina G. Malik, Molecular Biology, Senior Research Fellow, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta