Dina Hermawaty, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D.

Faculty of BioTechnology

Research Interest


Dina Hermawaty, Ph.D. is a plant molecular biologist by training. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology (2009) and master’s degree in biotechnology (2014) from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). She continued her PhD training at The University of Western Australia in 2015 with a full scholarship from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) and earned her PhD in plant science in 2020. Her PhD research sought to elucidate cellular and transcriptomic regulation underpins the developmental transition of mature dormant buds of grapevine cv. Cabernet Sauvignon. She is particularly interested in research on plant responses to environmental cues that bring about changes in gene expression and shape plant phenotypic plasticity.


Year Award Source
2015 - 2019
Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) Graduate Scholarship
Ad Hoc Postgraduate Scholarship and Scholarship for International Research Fee
The University of Western Australia
Overseas Travel Award
The University of Western Australia
Best poster presenter
The 6th Plant Dormancy Symposium, Kyoto

Research Activity and Highlighted Project

Year Title Partners
Transcriptome analysis of Agarwood producing tissue post inoculation with Fusarium solani.
Dr. Ahmad Faizal (SITH-ITB), funded by Kemendikbudristek
Characterization of epigenetic-related genes potentially regulating fruit ripening process.
Dr. Karlia Meitha (SITH-ITB), funded by Indofood Riset Nugraha
Study of epigenetic regulation related to cell cycle arrest for the development of stress-resistant crops.
Dr. Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti (SITH-ITB), funded by Penelitian, Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, dan Inovasi (PPMI)
2021 - 2022
Study of agarwood biosynthesis using a multi-omics approach.
Dr. Ahmad Faizal (SITH-ITB), funded by Kemendikbudristek
The dynamics of cell division and gene expression during bud dormancy in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)
Dr. Michael Considine, partially funded by LPDP

Selected Publication

Hermawaty D, Cahn J, Lister R, and Considine MJ. 2023. Systematic evaluation of chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing to study histone occupancy in dormancy transitions of grapevine buds. Tree Physiology, tpac146. https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpac146
Faizal A, Esyanti RR, Utami NP, Azar AWP, Hermawaty D, Setiyobudi T, Martin AF, Hapsari BW, and Turjaman M. 2023. Elicitation of Secondary Metabolites in Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. Callus Culture by Crude Mycelial Extract of Fusarium solani and Methyl Jasmonate. Forests, 14(1), p.48. http://doi.org/10.3390/f14010048
Faizal A, Hermawaty D, Junita E, Rahmawati A, Azar AWP, Makajanma MM, and Turjaman M. 2022. Evaluation of biotic and abiotic stressors to artificially induce agarwood production in Gyrinops versteegii (Gilg.) Domke seedlings. Symbiosis, 86(2), pp.229-239. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13199-022-00835-2705.
Hermawaty D, Considine JA and Considine MJ, 2022. An evaluation of nuclei preparation of the dormant axillary bud of grapevine for cell cycle analysis by flow cytometry. Frontiers in Plant Science, p.282. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.834977
Signorelli S, Shaw J, Hermawaty D, Wang Z, Verboven P, Considine JA, Considine MJ. 2020. The initiation of bud burst in grapevine features dynamic regulation of the apoplastic pore size. Journal of experimental botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz200
Dwivany FM, Hermawaty D, Esyanti RR. 2014. ‘Raja Bulu’banana MaACS1 and MaACO1 gene expression during postharvest storage. In XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014). http://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1120.16
Dwivany F, Hermawaty D. 2016. Pematangan Buah in Bunga Rampai ForMIND. Penerbit ITB, Bandung (book chapter)

Dwivany et al. 2011. Molecular Genetics Study of Fruit Ripening. Penerbit ITB, Bandung. (Contribute as Co-Author)

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