Amadeus Yeremia Pribowo, B.Sc., Ph.D. was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and is an alumnus of Kanisius High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology with a Minor in Commerce at the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2008. While pursuing his Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia he was offered a transfer to the PhD program which he accepted. His doctoral research is focused on the use of cellulase enzymes to convert lignocellulosic biomass to renewable sugars, which can then be further converted into liquid fuels and various other chemicals. These fuels and chemicals are renewable alternatives to the products we currently derive from fossil fuels.
Dr. Pribowo is passionate about waste utilization for the production of renewable energy and value-added products.
I believe that Indonesia has a big potential to develop its renewable resources to achieve a more sustainable and green economy. I3L, with its focus on education and research excellence, provides an ideal platform to educate and train a future generation that is highly capable in life science and biotechnologies to develop a more sustainable and prosperous Indonesia.”